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Ride Wild by Laura Wild
Publish date: October 31st 2017
Purchase: Book Depository – Amazon UK – Amazon US – Amazon AU – QBD
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.
I received an e-arc of Ride Wild by Laura Wild from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way influenced my thoughts and feelings about the book.
Last week I shared my thoughts on Ride Hard and Ride Rough, the first two books in the Raven Riders series. Overall I really enjoyed both books, and I was so excited to pick up Ride Wild for many reasons. I’ve wanted to hear Cora’s story since we meet her in Ride Hard, then I wanted to hear Sliders story whom we really didn’t know much about. And finally – Slider has two young boys and that always warms my heart.
Ride Wild follows Cora as begins to bury her past and find a new life with the Raven Riders. She has a job looking after Slider’s boys and she wants to find a volunteer position at the local pet rescue. And when she has the opportunity to become a nanny full-time, she wants to take it.
Slider grief over the death of his wife has taken over his life. He wants to do nothing but look after his boys. He is trapped in this cycle, but when Cora comes to stay, his walls start to break. Not only is she changing his boys, but also himself. And then Cora gets into trouble, and Slider will stop at nothing to protect her and his boys.
I loved this story so much that I was able to read it in a couple of hours. The storyline was intriguing and the romance was adorable and steamy at the same time. And let’s not forget how much I love Slider and his boys; Sam and Bean…I mean Ben.
Cora was such an interesting protagonist. The reader has known her for a couple of books now – but we only know her as others see her. So it was really nice to see her in a different light. As a protagonist of Ride Wild – she is very closed off. She keeps a lot to herself and the past that she lived is very hidden. But as the novel goes on and Slider and boys break down her walls – we see a different side of her. One of my favourite things about Cora was how good she was with Sam and Ben. They adore her and I think that she adores them as well.
Slider was a hard shell to uncover, even for Cora. It was really hard being in his head at times because of all the grief, guilt and anger that he holds. But like Cora, as the novel goes on, his walls are broken. And the reader is able to see a side of Slider that only his brothers; the Raven Riders know. My heart was filled was so much happiness when Slider interacted with Sam and Bean – like oh gosh, so damn cute.
Slider and Cora together are just a match made for me. They are both dealing with personal things and keep it to themselves. But, as they come together and get to know each other, they both start to break down. They both share secrets with one another and the reader is able to see them bond. Plus they do have one more thing in common – they both care deeply for Sam and Ben. It was really nice seeing the different perspectives of each other when they were looking after the little ones.
There were so many adorable moments throughout the whole book that I was unable to keep the smile off my face. The way that Sam and Ben adored Cora and their father just hit me in the right spots. But, also the moments between Cora and Haven, as well as Slider and the Raven Riders. They were just one big happy family.
And continuing with that, they will do anything for each other. So when Cora falls into trouble, they are all there. Ride Wild was probably one of the most intense books out of the series, but it worked so well. And man that ending!
Overall, Ride Wild was such a good read. It may not be the best book out there, but over the last couple of months, I have been reading more romance. And I loved it. I adored the relationship between Slider and Cora. And I couldn’t forget about the boys. It’s an intense, sexy and adorable read that you can sit down and enjoy. There are times you might cry and want to hug everyone. But, Ride Wild also puts a smile on your face.
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming 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. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.