Friday, November 3, 2017

Book Tour for Ride Wild by Laura Kaye (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Readers will find themselves quickly captivated by this romance of second chances between a man betrayed by love and a woman betrayed by her father.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of the intensely emotional Ride Wild by Laura Kaye, along with my impressions of it, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this next installment in the MC-fueled Raven Riders series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win signed copies of the books in this series too!

Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders...
Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.
Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her...
Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel too much, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late.


“Hey, Cora,” he said, his gravelly morning voice so damn sexy.
“Hey,” she said, tilting her head back to look him in the eye. She wondered if she should get off him, but didn’t really want to.
Not making any move to get up, Slider just looked down at her. “How you feeling?”
“A lot better,” she said, hyperaware that her hand was lying on his chest. His heartbeat faintly registered against her palm. “Still achy and a little off, but better.”
“Good. You should probably take it easy today, though. Whatever that was isn’t likely out of your system yet.”
She nodded. “I will.”
Talking like this, their faces so close, felt so damn intimate that Cora could almost imagine that nothing existed outside of Slider’s bed. She almost didn’t want it to. Especially when his arm squeezed a little tighter around her shoulders and brought them just a little closer. Cora shifted into his embrace, pressing her chest totally flush against his die, and sliding her thigh up until—
Oh, hell. Until she felt the part of him she’d accidentally seen. And it was hard.
He sucked in a breath, and his hand clamped around his thigh. “Shit, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean—“
She placed her fingers loosely over his mouth. She didn’t want him to apologize. Or explain it away. Or push her away.
Cora knew she shouldn’t wan the things she did, but that didn’t make her desires go away. It felt good to want Slider, it made her feel normal, even if she was a little nervous. After what her father had done, that seemed like a victory she didn’t want to relinquish.
And, oh, now that she was touching his face, she really didn’t want to stop. His lips were full and soft under her fingers, his stubble was more ticklish than prickly, and his cheekbone was prominent under his skin.
He licked his lips, and her gaze latched on to the movement.
“Cora,” he rasped, his cock getting even harder against her thigh.
His arousal fueled her own, her hips tilting with the need for friction. The movement had her grinding herself against the firm muscle of his thigh and made both of them suck in a breath. His grip tightened on her everywhere. His arm holding her tighter yet to him, his hand pulling her thigh wider across him.
Her fingers returned to his mouth again, and traced across his lower lip. His tongue flicked out and swiped at her pointer finger, and Cora was instantly wet. Trembling with need and adrenaline and the fear that at any second, he would cut this off, Cora shifted ever so slowly, ever so slightly, bringing her face closer to his. He watched her like she was a tigress about to strike, but just as her mouth almost reached his, he flipped them and pinned her to the bed.
And Cora realized she had it all wrong. He’d been the feral animal about to attack all along.




The men of the Raven Riders aren’t your typical MC.  They’re the good guys willing to do what’s needed to help those in need.  They’re a tight-knit group, a brotherhood who stand by each other through thick and thin.  They’re an unforgettable group too who appear rough but who have hidden hearts of gold that make this series a real winner!

Cora Campbell has been a part of this series from the very start.  She’s someone who catches your attention as she’s full of sweetness and light.  She brings people together, binds them together as a family, and it had me longing to learn more about her.  In this story we get to see the darkness she hides behind that lightness of spirit and it’s a darkness that’s heartbreaking.  Running from a painful past of parents who made her feel worthless while subjecting her to sexual and emotional abuse, Cora is finally starting to make a life for herself. Throughout this book she takes one step after another towards empowerment and it had me cheering her on every step of the way.  Part of that empowerment comes from her relationship with single dad Slider.  She’s been babysitting his boys for months but the moment she becomes his live-in nanny her life changes irrevocably.  She’s always cared for Slider’s boys, Ben and Sam, but living in their house makes them feel more like the family she always dreamed of.  She brings joy to their lives while they make her feel like the most important person in the world.  Though she wants more with Slider his past holds him back, but the more entwined she becomes in his life the more obvious their commitment to each other becomes.  When she sees something she shouldn’t though, her life is put in jeopardy and her chance at HEA might be lost before it’s barely begun.

When readers first see Sam ”Slider” Evans they see a man broken down by his painful past and barely holding his life together.  Desperate to do right by his sons means working long hours and keeping a painful secret from coming to light.  The only joy he feels is when he’s with his sons or seeing Cora.  He sees her as a temptation, someone he doesn’t want to taint with his darkness, and though he tries to keep her at arm’s length it’s not long before he finds himself claiming her.  The more time he spends with her the more he comes to life. There’s unrelenting sadness about him at the start, but with each turn of the page and each small smile, we see a man in the bloom of love.  He’s no longer haggard and bitter, but full of hope and happiness and it’s a look I liked seeing on him.  Slider may look rough around the edges but deep down he’s sweet and supportive.  Gentle with his sons and not shy to say to Cora everything readers of romance want to hear had me falling for him completely.  With Cora’s life in jeopardy though he’s quick to become that badass once again in an exhilarating conclusion to this charming and suspenseful romance.

This is an immensely satisfying addition to the Raven Riders series that beautifully blends a sweet and sexy romance with suspenseful twists and turns. Cora and Slider are an unforgettable couple whose connection made both of them stronger and it had me rooting for them every step of the way.  I’m not normally a fan of kids in romances, but Sam and Ben are endearing.  Wise beyond their years and talented at being Cupid’s helpers they brought extra joy and sealed that sense of family Cora longed for.  Surrounding this engaging main couple were interactions with past couples and other Raven Riders that reminded readers of the strong brotherhood between the men of this MC and their ability to unite when heading into danger.  That danger involves a dog fighting ring and had me on the edge of my seat while pulling at my heartstrings over the heinousness done to defenseless creatures.  On a whole this was an emotionally intense romance about starting over, a chance to begin anew for Cora, Slider, and even an old scarred dog.  It’s full of heart and soul and had me cheering by the turn of the final page!

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from Edelweiss for review in exchange for my honest opinion.



Animal rescue is a big part of the storyline of RIDE WILD, and that’s something that's close to Laura’s heart, so Laura’s giving to the cause by donating a portion of all preorders and sales through 11/5 to Noah's Arks Rescue, a fantastic organization that serves as a source of inspiration for the book. When you grab your copy of RIDE WILD, you're helping a great cause AND you'll get a bonus story when you submit your order info, too!


Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.



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