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!Author: Laura Kaye
Series: Raven Riders #3.5, 1001 Dark Nights #78
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Release Date: March 13th 2018
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: InkSlinger PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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 close—because distance is the only way to ensure people can’t hurt you. And he’s had enough pain for a lifetime.
But then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack.
Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more – 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.
*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.
**Disclaimer: This book contains mature adult. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.
It's been a while since I last read a motorcycle club book and I am so happy I got back into this fascinating world with Ride Dirty.
This novella is the story of Caine, sergeant-at-arms in the Raven Riders MC, as he helps Emma discover who her stalker is, while also coming to terms with his very sad, heartbreaking past. Caine is a strong man, but a lonely one. He's loyal to his brothers, but he keeps himself apart from everyone, for fear of being rejected and of losing someone else he cares about. His childhood was truly horrific, and I will be honest, I shed a few tears once we learn more about what he went through.
Emma is such a fun heroine. She's a lovely young woman, and she brings this sort of optimism to the story, that I can't help but feel a little happier whenever I think about her. She's like a ray of sunshine, and it's very refreshing. I also love how she talks about the differences between her and her job as a kindergarten teacher, and, as someone who has worked with young children, I was super happy to see someone saying just what she said. She helps Caine realize he is worthy of having friends and of love, while he helps her pursue what she wants, which in this case is Caine himself.
For the first time in a long time, a novella made me cry. It's hard for a story this short to make me cry, so when it does happen, it means there's something special about that story. I truly loved how powerful and complex this story was. I haven't yet read any of the other books in the series, but after reading this novella, I know I'll add the rest of the series to my TBR.
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“Trying to let you know I care,” Emma said. Like it was obvious. Like it was normal. Like it wasn’t blowing his goddamn mind. And then she just kept right on doing it. “For almost three weeks now, you’ve inhabited my dreams and dominated my thoughts and…” She ducked her gaze.
“What?” he rasped, dying for her to continue. He rolled them, pinning her under him. And, damn if that wasn’t a heady thing, especially as she went soft and pliant, her cheeks filling with a pink heat he tasted with his tongue. “And what?”
“And made me so horny so often that I feel like I’m going a little crazy.”
Trapped in between them, his cock was so demandingly hard that his hips surged against hers. “Christ,” he bit out, half wondering if he was asleep in his trailer having a dream from which he never wanted to wake. Because stuff like this didn’t happen to him. “I’ll get you off again. Gladly. Did you like my mouth?”
Her eyes went wide. “I freaking loved your mouth. Did you really need to ask?”
“I just want to be good for you.”
“Then just be you. I’m crazy about that mouth, but I’m also crazy about the rest of you, too.” Her arms looped around his neck and her fingers played in the back of his hair. It was only a matter of time… Her fingers moved over the ruined skin above his hairline where the hair didn’t grow right anymore. She didn’t say anything about it, but he didn’t miss the questions that passed over her expression. “Kiss me?”
On a groan, he did. His mouth found hers already open, her tongue meeting his lick for lick and stroke for stroke. She moaned and shifted beneath him, her knees pulling up and opening so that his hardness lined up with her sweet heat. They kissed until he couldn’t breathe and didn’t want to, not if it meant parting from her, and then she rolled her hips and ground her core against him. Once, twice, three times. God, she could use him like this forfuckingever and he’d die a happy man. Or as close to happy as he was capable of. “Yeah, Emma. You want to get off on my cock?”
Her eyes were soft and hooded and so full of desire that he thrust himself and met her hips as they rolled again. “Yes,” she whispered, panting against his lips. “I want you. All of you.”
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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 Raven Riders, 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.