New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the third novel in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE WILD. A sexy contemporary romance series, and a spin-off from Laura’s Hard Ink world, about a different kind of motorcycle club with a protective mission. The Raven Riders Series takes you on an adventure and kicks it into overdrive! RIDE WILD is the hot and emotional story of a sexy single father wild with grief over the death of his wife several years before and the strong survivor he hires to be his nanny. Order your copy of RIDE WILD today!
About Ride Wild (Raven Riders #3)
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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Our favorite MC is back and this time we get to fall in love with Slider and Cora. While Laura did put some hot scenes in Ride Wild and they we’re HOT, this is more of a sweet romance for the Raven Riders. I say that because both Cora and Slider are gun shy when it comes to relationships with good reason.
In Ride Hard I got the feeling that Cora was more of a wild child but within the pages of Ride Wild we get a very different view and a completely new look at Cora. We’ve also seen within Ride Hard and Ride Rough that Slider’s in morning or at least that’s what he’s brothers from his MC assume. Once again Laura shows us a completely different view and a better understanding of Slider.
Then we have Sam and Ben, Slider’s boys and they are the cutest kids and sneaky little devils. Slider’s whole world for the last two years have been his boys and since Cora came to live at the clubhouse she’s been helping Slider with the boys, by babysitting them while he’s working. He works second and late shifts so he needs her to watch them after school and weekends. The boys love Cora yet Slider wants to keep his distance. Since his wife’s death Slider really has let himself go, not weight wise, but as the boys say “you look like one of the guys from Duck Dynasty”. He’s also a bit gruff even to his boys.
Cora, however, looks pass that to the love he gives his sons. Understanding the pain of his lose she tries not to push Slider or create issues. That said she does have her own wants and desires that she finds difficult to want to pursue. Mainly because she’s not sure of herself, or what she wants to do with her life.
As Cora and Slider spend time together their walls start to drop but they’re still hesitant about relationships. They both have to work through their demons, and their demons are big ones.
With Cora around however Slider is able to come out of the shell he’d been living in. He’s able to reconnect with his brothers. As for those sneaky little devils, they do/say some things to push their dad into situations with Cora and you just know they have ideas about Cora and Slider that they are going to work on. If I didn’t know better at the beginning I’d say they plan to hook Cora and Slider up. Yes, their smart, cute, little buggers that know would to work to get what they want.
Issues that Cora and Slider face can be hard to swallow. They suck but I don’t think these two would be as compelling if they hadn’t gone through them. Because of those issues, there were times I wanted to cry mainly because I’d been there. Not in their exact situations but related ones. So these two really did pull at my heart strings, and I bet they’ll pull at yours.
If you’re ready for one wild ride, join Laura and the Raven Riders for the next installment Ride Wild and fall in love with Cora and Slider.
Cora had such an easy way with Ben. With both of his kids, really. God, Slider admired that about her. Especially when nothing about him was easy, and hadn’t been in years.
Ben yawned and peered up at Slider. “You’re gonna stay with me, aren’t you? “
“You better believe it, Benji. And remember what we talked about. Nurses are going to come in a couple of times throughout the night. Just to check on you. I’ll be here the whole time,” Slider said, leaning over the boy so he could look him in the eyes. There was nothing like the unconditional love and admiration of a kid. But that didn’t mean Slider shouldn’t have to earn it. And he hadn’t done nearly enough these past few years, had he? He pressed a kiss to his son’s cheek. “Now shut those peepers.”
Ben giggled. “Your whiskers tickle Dad.” Slider ran his hand over the facial hair on his jaw. One more piece of evidence of the mess he’d become. But at least it made Ben laugh. The boy looked up at Cora next, his hand snaking into hers and tugging her closer. “You’re staying too, right?”
“Wild horses couldn’t tear me away,” she said, squeezing his hand.
Ben made a face. “There are wild horses here?”
Cora chuckled and Slider shook his head. “Peepers. Closed. Now,” he said.
The boy was asleep in an instant.
After not sleeping much today himself, Slider probably wasn’t far behind him. Still, he nodded at the small sleeper sofa and quietly said to Cora, “You can take that. Nurse said there are pillows and blankets in the closet.”
She shook her head. “No way. You haven’t slept. And I’m kinda attached here,” she said, glancing at where Ben still clutched her hand. “Seriously, Slider. Get some sleep while you can.”
Frowning, he pulled out the sleeper, which was only a little wider than a twin-sided bed, found the bedding, and lowered the lights. “How ‘bout this. We’ll take shifts.”
She smiled. “Sure.”
On a bone-deep sigh, Slider sat on the bed’s edge and kicked off his boots, and then he went horizontal still wearing his jeans and T-shirt. Cora laid her cheek against her arm, her face turned away from Slider toward Ben, her blond waves a soft cascade against the white hospital blankets.
And damnit all to hell, but it played with uncomfortable things inside his chest to see her like that. Things he didn’t want played with. Not ever again.
So he closed his eyes. And woke up two and a half hours later when the nurse came into the room to check Ben’s vitals. The kid hardly stirred, but Cora was still awake and making small talk with the woman about how her night was going.
“Your turn to get some sleep,” Slider said when they were alone again.
“Don’t worry about it. Go back to sleep.”
“We had a deal,” he said, his voice like gravel. Years of exhaustion did that to a man.
“Later,” she said, her expression soft with sleepiness. He forced himself into a sitting position, his stiff movements making him feel ancient. “You need it more than I do.”
He shook his head and pushed to his feet. “I’m not hogging the bed all night while you sit up in that hard chair.”
“Don’t be stubborn,” she said. “Sleep.”
He arched a brow. As much as he wanted to lie back down, he wasn’t doing it at her expense. “It’s your turn.”
She sighed. “I’m trying to take care of you, too.”
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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.