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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I didn’t need to read the synopsis for Ride Wild to decide if I wanted to read it or not - I already knew that I wanted to. I’ve loved the first two books in the Raven Riders series and I figured the same would be true for the third book as well. And when I found out that the book was Cora and Slider’s, I was beyond excited to start Ride Wild because I couldn’t wait to learn more about Cora and Slider, especially Slider. I had high expectations for this story and Ms. Kaye completely surpassed them all. Ride Wild was absolutely amazing and I loved every minute of reading it!
I liked Cora before, but now that I’ve been in her head, I love her! Cora is a strong, brave, giving woman, she’s an excellent friend, and she would do anything for someone she loves. She’s funny and light and sweet even with all her dark parts. Cora is generous and has a heart of gold and I know that you’ll love her just as much as I and the Evans men do.
I have wanted to read Slider’s story ever since we met him and there was definitely a little screaming when I realized that Ride Wild was his book. I like the whole quiet, seemingly emotionless guy and I was so eager to dive in and discover all about Slider. And Slider was every bit as wonderful as I was hoping for! He’s unbelievably sweet and so good to his boys and Cora. He’s had to deal with a lot and he’s been going through the motions for awhile, but I loved watching him find happiness again. Slider and Cora are gems and they might just be my favorite Raven couple!
It took me longer than I anticipated to read Ride Wild, but if the choice had been mine, I wouldn’t have stopped reading until I finished. Ride Wild was exciting, entertaining, and exhilarating. It was full of heartache, passion, and depth. It made me laugh and want to cry at times, it made me smile and warmed my heart, and allowed me to get lost and fall in love just like Slider and Cora. It was a beautiful, superb read and it’s the best and my favorite in the Raven Riders series so far!
Ride Wild can be read as a standalone, it’s told from Slider and Cora’s POV, and they do get their happily-ever-after.
~ 5 Stars
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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