Laura Kaye has something hot and fun and new to share with you today – a scene from her upcoming book, Ride Hard, the first in her Raven Riders Motorcycle Club series about a new kind of MC with a protective mission. You might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! So read on for a taste and grab your copy of the first book in this sexy new series!
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Dare Kenyon is the President of the Raven Riders MC. He takes pride in his role and maintaining the club. He's gone through life the best way he could and with a heavy heart. Speaking of heart, Dare has a heart of gold. He helps abused women and children get away from their abusers and get their lives back, among other things. It was a no brainer that the Raven Riders helped Haven and Cora after the Hard Ink guys found them captured by the Churchmen.
I was completely captivated by this story. I was sucked in immediately and I didn't want to let go. Dare has a hard exterior but Haven helps bring out his sweeter side. They have an easiness about them but the chemistry? SMOKING HOT! Holy cow. My kindle was on fiyah! Laura Kaye certainly knows how to write sweet and amazingly hot scenes! And she knows how to make a reader, I mean character, fall for her men!
I loved the sense of family among the Raven Riders. They have each others' backs and those within their circle, too. Haven and Cora fit in among the men, even if it took a little coaxing to get Haven comfortable. She had a very hard life, but yet she was there for others when she was needed.
Dare fights his attraction to Haven and doesn't want to bring her into his world. She's a client, someone to help but he can't stop thinking about her. She gets under his skin. Watching them fall was fun, sweet, endearing and hot! But there's continuous drama in their lives and for various reasons, they can't just let go and enjoy each other's company.
The time with the Ravens opens Havens eyes to those around her and allows her to figure out what it is Haven wants for herself. She's need seriously suppressed for the last few years and she's like a butterfly coming out of her cocoon. It was awesome to watch her blossom from a shy, meek girl to a strong woman. She's learning to trust those around her and figure out what it is she wants. And luckily for Dare, one of those things is him.
I don't want to give anything away but if you like romance, action scenes, friendships and family, then Laura Kaye is the author for you!! I can't wait for more from the Raven Riders! This book was a great start to the new series!
Get a FREE bonus story from Laura’s Hearts in Darkness world for buying RIDE HARD before April 30!
Excerpt from Ride Hard:
One minute Dare was standing on the beach, trying to keep himself from giving in to Haven’s innocent playfulness. The next he was wet from forehead to knees from Haven splashing him.
She actually splashed him.
His reaction was pure instinct. He took off like a shot, bolting toward her like a wild animal after its prey. Haven’s beautiful face went from uncertain to startled to amused, and on a scream and a laugh she turned and ran, her feet kicking up water as she cut through the shallows at the secluded lake’s edge.
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” she yelled between laughs.
Dare just ran faster, not even caring as his boots hit the water. She didn’t have a chance in hell of outrunning him, and he wasn’t giving up the chase until he had her in his arms—and made her pay.
A burst of laughter exploded out of her as she veered back and forth, pleading words spilling haltingly from her lips. And then Dare clasped his arms around her upper body, hauled her in against him, and took them both down to the sand right at the water’s edge. He turned his body so that he took the brunt of the fall, bringing Haven down on top of him. The chase and the challenge and the closeness had him rock hard in an instant. Not surprising, since he’d been sporting a semi since she’d straddled his bike, spread her legs around him, and taken him into her arms.
“You splashed me,” he said, eyebrow arched, hand fisted around the long braid in her hair.
Wearing a grin so open and carefree that it made his chest feel suddenly too small for his heart, Haven nodded. “Oops.”
“You think that’s funny?” he asking, growing harder as she shifted her weight, making her belly grind against his hard-on.
A small gasp of recognition, and she bit down on her lip as the cast of her eyes went from playful to aroused. “A little,” she said in a breathy voice. She licked her lips. Dare couldn’t help but track the movement, and want to suck the trail of moisture she left there off the plump, pink skin.
What the fuck was he doing?
Haven’s hands gripped his shoulders, and she subtly shifted her weight again, pulling herself up his body—just a little, but enough that her lower belly now pressed and thrust against his cock. And Jesus if the need blazing out of those bright blue eyes wasn’t crystal clear.
For a split second, Dare thought of Haven’s list of things she’d never experienced, her lie of omission, the expression she’d worn on her face when he’d made her come before. And what he wanted to do ran roughshod over what he should do.
Startling a high-pitched gasp from her, Dare flipped their positions so that she lay in the soft sand and his body lay partially over hers. With his forehead against hers, he nailed her with a stare. “You sure you want to provoke me?”
About Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1):
Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…
Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.
Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.
The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before…
Don't forget you can grab HARD AS STEEL, a Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover Novella out now and pre-order RIDE ROUGH, book 2 in the Raven Riders Series (out April 25, 2017)!About Laura Kaye: 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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