From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes RIDE DIRTY, a new novella in her Raven Riders Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!
About RIDE DIRTY:
Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one closeâbecause distance is the only way to ensure people canât hurt you. And heâs had enough pain for a lifetime.
But then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack.
Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerryâs whole life, so sheâs stunned to realize she has an enemyâand even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emmaâs ever known, and sheâs as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more â until one night of passion lands him in her bed.
But breaking the rules comes at a price, forcing Caine to fight dirty to earn a chance at love.
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âWhat do I do?â Emma asked.
âWe,â Caine said as an urgent, demanding possessiveness dug its claws into his soul. Dug them in, deep.
And it was, without question, something heâd never felt before in his whole life. When you felt as unworthy as he did, you rarely believed that you deserved to possess anything at all. But now, in the face of her vulnerability, Caine dared to hope that he might deserve…what? Not her, exactly, because after being viewed as no more than a possession by the couple that ran his group home, the idea of possessing another person made his stomach roll. But maybe the chance to get to know her, at the very least. And maybe even the chance to give her the things heâd always wanted but never been able to have.
Jesus, even daring to hope for such things made him feel like the bottom might fall right out from underneath of him. And when that happened, heâd just fall and fall and fallâ¦
But if she was going to be brave, he sure the fuck would, too. âWeâll figure this out, Emma. Do you hear me? Youâre not in this alone.â His voice sounded like itâd been scoured with sandpaper.
She peered up at him, and her bottom lip trembled a little more. âPromise?â
âJesus, come here,â he rasped, hauling her in against his chest. He held her tight with one arm and stroked her hair back with the other. And Christ, she felt so good there. So warm and soft against all his cold hardness. So right. These thoughts were so foreign to him he hardly knew what to do with them, but that didnât make them any less true. He had to swallow around a knot of emotion before he could go on, but when he finally did, his voice was rock solid again. âI give you my word, Emma.â
He made one more promise, too, but this one he kept to himself. Once, heâd failed to protect someone he shouldâve. Worse than that, her death had been his fault.
Caine vowed to himselfâhe wouldnât make the same mistake twice.
This time, heâd rather die first.
About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Raven Riders, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Lauraâs 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. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.