Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review & Excerpt Tour: Ride Rough by Laura Kaye (Raven Riders, #2)




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the second title in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE ROUGH. A sexy romantic suspense, you might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series about a different kind of a motorcycle club with a protective mission stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! The Raven Riders Series takes you on a new adventure and kicks it into overdrive! Order your copy of RIDE ROUGH today!





Here is a little bit about Ride Rough (#2)
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Release date: April 25, 2017

Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders...

Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.


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Read from: April 16 to April 18, 2017

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Review:



The second book in the Raven Riders series is about Maverick and Alexa. They used to date until she left him hoping for a better and more stable life for her and her mother after the death of her brother. We get our first glimpse of Alexa in the first book when five years later, she’s knocking back on the Raven’s door with bruises. Maverick only wants to help her, but she refuses to admit she needs help and apologize for coming.

The second book continues to where things were left off between them; Maverick watching over her discreetly and her being in denial of what her life has become. He can’t seem to put her in the past though he knows he ought to do it knowing something is not right.

Maverick is dedicated to the people he cared about. From the first book of the series, you can see that. He’s loyal and he would do anything to protect the ones he loves. He feels a lot of guilt over what happened between his mom and father and that reflects a lot into the person he has become.

Alexa's character was frustrating at time, but at the same time, you understand where her thoughts are coming from. Unlike us the readers, Alexa isn't aware of the bad relationship she is in; she always finds excuses to explain why Slater did one thing and why he didn't do the other. But Alexa is a lot like Maverick; she takes care of her loved ones. She is dedicated to her mother and even if it’s hard sometimes, she doesn’t let that stop her.

Alexa and Maverick together were like two pieces of puzzle put back together; they just fit. I liked how he helped her realize little by little that the relationship she thought she needs/wanted was far from perfect without pushing too far. He was there when she needed him and that’s it. It was slow building because Alexa had to work a lot on herself to understand who she was and who she has become and realize who she really was.

Though the main story is about them, there’s also a lot of going on in the background with the Ravens as they try to save the image of the club after the events of the previous books and so many obstacles are put on their path too.

I will admit that I got frustrated with the book from time to time because a lot of injustices happened in it and I wanted to punch someone and since I can’t punch my phone, I decided to just turn it off and wait to cool off.

Overall, it was a quick read that will probably make you want to hit something from time to time, but I think you’ll fall in love with Alexa and Maverick’s story.

I'm really looking forward to the next books of the series and see where Laura will take us next.

I was giving an advanced copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.





“Ride with me.” The words flew out of Maverick’s mouth, and he didn’t want to take them back even though, fuck, it put him out there to be smacked down again. But damn if it wouldn’t be worth it to feel her holding him, pressed up tight against him, laughing in his ear.

Alexa hesitated and maybe even looked a little nervous, but Maverick could see the interest in the liveliness of her eyes.

“Don’t think. Just say yes,” he said.

Alexa tilted her head and narrowed her gaze at him, and then she smiled. “Okay. Yes.”

That’s my girl. He kept the sentiment to himself, but he felt it down deep. His Alexa was in there. The one who could throw caution to the wind and have fun doing absolutely nothing. The one who laughed freely and bantered relentlessly. Maverick gave a single nod.

“Let me tell Mom. Be right back,” she said.

“I’ll bring the bike around.” Maverick took a step backward, but then paused when Alexa turned and hurried toward the house. His gaze traced her curves and lingered on the bare skin of her thighs. Thighs that were going to be wrapped around him in just a few short minutes. Thighs that had been wrapped around him in all kinds of ways many times. Many times. Fuck.

A few houses down, Maverick straddled his Harley Night Rod Special and brought the engine to life on a low rumble. He pulled the bike to the curb in front of the Harmon house and waited. He didn’t have to wait long.

Alexa came flying out through the garage. She made eye contact with him and it fucking seared his blood. For some reason this ride felt weighted with a significance he couldn’t put into words. And he wasn’t trying. He was just going to enjoy the hell out of it. Because Maverick knew her agreeing this one time didn’t change anything. Not anything important.

By the time she reached him, Alexa was smiling even though he could tell she was trying to hold that shit back. But she couldn’t, and that got to him, too. For a moment, she hesitated, like she wasn’t sure what to do. No way that was it, though, because even though it had been years, she’d been in his saddle as many times as his bed. He suspected the real issue was giving herself permission to do what she was gonna have to do—get close and hold tight. To him.

Something she hadn’t done in years.

But then she did it.










Here is a little bit about Hard as Steel (#0.5)
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After identifying her employer's dangerous enemies, Jessica Jakes takes refuge at the compound of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. Fellow Hard Ink tattooist and Raven leader Ike Young promises to keep Jess safe for as long as it takes, which would be perfect if his close, personal, round-the-clock protection didn't make it so hard to hide just how much she wants him—and always has.

Ike Young loved and lost a woman in trouble once before. The last thing he needs is alone time with the sexiest and feistiest woman he's ever known, one he's purposely kept at a distance for years. Now, Ike's not sure he can keep his hands or his heart to himself—or that he even wants to anymore. And that means he has to do whatever it takes to hold on to Jess forever.





Here is a little bit about Ride Hard (#1)
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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 . . . 



Here is a little bit about Ride Wild (#3)
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Release date: October 31, 2017

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.


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Laura Kaye’s RIDE ROUGH – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule

April 17th
Book Lovin' Mamas – Review
Ebook Indulgence – Review & Excerpt
GraveTells – Review & Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt
The Ordinary Housewife Book Blog – Excerpt

April 18th

a geordielass honest blog on reviews – Review
Bridget's Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt
Cara's Book Boudoir – Review & Excerpt
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Knotty Girl Reviews – Review & Excerpt
NallaReads – Review & Excerpt
Shahla's bookcorner – Review

April 19th

Disheveled Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
From the TBR Pile – Review & Excerpt
It's All About the Romance – Excerpt
Julalicious Book Paradise – Review & ExcerptLit. 4 Ladies – Review & Excerpt
Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt
Thoughts of a Blonde – Review

April 20th

Angel's Guilty Pleasures – Excerpt
Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt
Books According to Abby – Review & Excerpt
Kdrbck – Review & Excerpt
Liezel's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
My Book Snack – Excerpt
The Book Disciple – Review & Excerpt

April 21st

Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt
East Coast Book Chicks – Review
My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt
Naughty Moms' Story Time – Review
Sip Read Love – Review
Two Girls with Books – Review

April 22nd

Another Book Hangover – Excerpt
Dawn's Reading Nook – Excerpt
Literary misfit – Excerpt
The Book Boyfriend Addict – Review & Excerpt
What I'm Reading – Review & Excerpt

April 23rd

Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Excerpt
Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt
Love Notes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

April 24th

Book Sniffers Anonymous – Review
Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt
For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt
JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt
Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review
Pretty Sassy Cool – Review & Excerpt

April 25th

BooksandMe – Excerpt
FMR BookGrind – Review & Excerpt
Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review
Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt
The Book Reading Gals – Review & Excerpt
With Love for Books – Review

April 26th

A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia – Review & Excerpt
Bookaliciousbabes Blog – Review & Excerpt
Queenzany – Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Review
Reviews by Tammy and Kim – Review & Excerpt
Spoons, Hooks, and Books – Review & Excerpt

April 27th

A small girl, her man and her books – Review & Excerpt
Bobo's Book Bank – Review & Excerpt
Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm – Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
Sofia Loves Books – Review & Excerpt
The Book Junkie – Review & Excerpt

April 28th

Book Angel Booktopia – Review
G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt
Love Drug Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
Pardon My Blurb – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Sassy Moms Say Read Romance – Review & Excerpt




About Laura Kaye

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and 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 monster puppy, Schuyler, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.




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