Ride Hard: A Raven Riders Novel
“I need you to try to judge me on my actions and my words, not on the actions and words of people who came before me in your life.”
Obsessed! Laura Kaye has me loving Ride Hard, the first installment in her new series The Raven Riders. I practically devoured this book in one sitting. It was gritty, beautiful, sexy, raw and emotional. This book hits you hard as readers are submersed with layers of romance, suspense, and second chances.
Right off the opening pages, I was lost in the world of bikers and a young heroine discovering and finding her second chance at life. Haven Randall and her best friend, Cora ran away to escape from Haven’s monster of a father and found temporary shelter with the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club.
Haven has lived a very sheltered life never experiencing anything in her 23 years. Her father has kept her prisoner and has plans for her to be in arranged marriage to further his crime dealings. Haven has been nothing but just a pawn until she finally decided to run away. But her freedom comes at a cost since there is a big reward for her return and so every gang is in hot pursuits in finding Haven and Cora.
Dare Kenyon has three things he loves and cherish. His club. His brothers. His family. As president of the Raven Riders MC, Dare makes its his mission to make his club different from other MCs. His club protects people who are in need of help. And so when his club takes in Haven and Cora, Dare never expected to fall for Haven. And soon, he is seeking safety, comfort and love with Haven.
“Haven Randall was maddening. Sweet yet sexy. Innocent yet provocative. Beautiful yet seemingly unaware of what she was doing to him.”
When Haven makes a list of things that she wishes to experiences, she never expected Dare to help her. As Dare and Haven begin to spend more time together, Dare finds it hard to resist Haven. Her beauty, innocence, and caring nature attracts Dare in more ways that he could imagine. And when they finally began to embark on a deep and meaningful relationship, how far will Dare go to protect Haven? Is he willing to kill for her? Can Haven finally live the life that she wants with Dare by her side or will her father destroy that dream?
This book had it all to keep any MC romance fans entertained. It had grit, steam, suspense, raw characters and one beautiful love story that unfolded. Dare and Haven were written in such a raw manner that Ms. Kaye allowed readers to feel the hurt, the loss, the love, the hope and the strong gravitational pull they have for one another. So if you are looking for a book that was layered with everything you could want in an MC book, then this book is for you. I seriously can’t wait for the next book and future books of this series as we were introduced to one exceptional cast of characters.