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.
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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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The Raven Riders Motorcycle Club gave Cora Campbell and her best friend, Haven, a safe-harbor away from the corrupt and sadistic men who they called their fathers, and while their mental wounds have not completely healed, they’re moving on with their lives with the Ravens at their back. But as Haven finds solace in the arms of her man, Cora is still struggling to deal with her untold past and forget how worthless and unloved her father made her feel with every callus word and reprehensible act.
Cora is a beautiful soul whose life before connecting with the Raven Riders was a lonely existence because despite her bond with Haven, there hasn’t been anyone else she can count on or be loved by and that has left her feeling inadequate and broken. Even though Cora is no longer in danger when it comes to her father, she still can’t seem to find her footing because she hasn’t dealt with the aftermath of her ordeal. So, while she’s found a new family in the Ravens and loves taking care of Slider’s boys, Sam and Ben, she still doesn’t feel like she truly belongs with them, which messes with her head and makes her conceal her pain instead of finding a way to let go of it and live freely.
Slider’s back story with his deceased wife is not common knowledge, so, like Cora, Slider struggles to move forward when the truth of his situation hasn’t been revealed, and while his brothers and his kids see the lost and unhappy man he’s become, the secrets he’s keeping truly illustrate the kind of man he is and the torment he endured by not just watching his wife die of cancer, but also dealing with her betrayal while do so.
Cora and Slider’s relationship is supposed to be nothing more than employer and employee, but as Cora makes his boys feel loved and cared for in a way only she can do, Slider begins to see Cora as someone more than just his boys’ babysitter, and as Slider begins to truly live again, his connection with Cora grows stronger, and as he witnesses his boys fall in love with the woman Cora is and the way she protects and treats them, Slider can’t help but want a piece of that happiness as well, so when he has a chance to claim her for himself and for his boys, there’s no doubt he’ll do whatever it takes, even if it means facing both of their demons at one time.
Slider and Cora’s story is an amazing journey of friendship, family, and faith. Both of them have been knocked down in life and while they have handled those circumstances differently, now that they are a part of each other’s lives, they can help the other one to let go of the past and move forward with the knowledge that the past doesn’t have to hold them back as long as they have someone who makes them happy in the present and focuses on giving them nothing but love and protection.
Ride Wild, the newest release in Laura Kaye’s Raven Riders series, checked so many of my ‘what I love to read in a romance novel’ boxes that it just might be my favorite of the series! The hero and heroine as well as the supporting characters were well-developed and the story line progressed at a pace that fit what Slider and Cora had to deal with both in the past and currently. I’m such a sucker for a single dad story, and while Slider may feel he’s let his boys down, he loves them with everything that he is and that’s all anyone can ask. Sam and Ben are incredible boys and Cora makes that known with how she treats and cares for them. A family doesn’t have to be made up of only individuals who share the same blood…a family can be built from a band of brothers who have each other’s back and from the joining of a man and his boys with the one woman who will always be there for them no matter the cost. Those are the bonds that are illustrated in Wild Ride, and they’re the ones that everyone would be lucky to have in both the fictional and real world.
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“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.
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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 Blasphemy, 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. 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.