I've been wanting to read the interconnecting series for awhile now and have several in my personal library. However, I knew I needed to read Ride Hard before I read Hard As Steel, if just for my own personal reasons. I was not disappointed.
The first of any series, to me, is like an awakening. It's fresh, alive, vibrant. The coming of age from idea to reality. In this case, Haven. From girl to woman. Dare. From President to President and man. Any adult knows having what you want in life isn't always easy. Loving, respecting one another is fundamental to sharing this world with those who live in it no matter their back grounds, history or the way or circumstances they were raised in.
Kaye does a wonderful job of showing us this. Taking what is perceived as the rough and unforgiving world of MC and illustrating to us in every world there is the good, bad and horrible. The outward appearance matters little. Yes, this is a love story. Yes the sex is hot, fantastic and the story predictable in certain areas. What is also true, is the depth of each character is displayed in such a way you would believe Dare is the guy you may avoid every summer when pays for gas before hopping on his hog and riding away. It also means the lady waiting patiently for him beside the bike could be Haven as she wraps her legs tight to his thighs. This is a story more about what family should be, than what it legally is. Touching on the prettier face of abuse, skimming just the top of why women do not leave abusive relationships and why some men do whatever it takes to protect those who cannot help themselves. It's a winner in my book.
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…
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