Review: Ride Wild by Laura Kaye (Raven Riders #3)


Note: This ARC was provided by HarperCollins via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.

Leaning down, Slider kissed her, a soft tug of lips on lips, his hand gentle in her hair. “I see you,” he said. “Always.”
Four words. And her heart felt too big for her chest.

I've missed the men of the Raven Riders motorcycle club, even though it's only been a little over six months since I read the second book in the Raven Riders series, Ride Rough. With this third full-length novel--fourth release overall--we get the story that I've been itching to read ever since I noticed the very understated chemistry between twenty-three-year-old Cora Campbell and thirty-five-year-old Sam "Slider" Evans. The single father to two sons--ten-year-old Sam and six-year-old Ben--has hired Cora to be his children's babysitter, but she certainly does more than just keep an eye on them while he's at work. She's become a strong and positive presence in their lives, and if Slider were honest with himself, in his own life as well. When the family decides to ask her to become their live-in nanny, Cora easily accepts, considering it a privilege to have a place to call home, temporary as it may be. The Evans men have become a great source of happiness for her as well, and the more she gets to know Slider, the deeper she falls for the man who's wallowed in darkness for two years. Could Slider want the girl no one's ever wanted before? They both have their secrets, but maybe they can inspire each other to truly live free and ride wild.

Ride Wild was a wild ride, but when I call it that, don't think that this was nothing more than some raunchy read with the life within a motorcycle club as the backdrop. As a matter of fact, Slider hasn't been actively participating in the MC ever since his wife died. Here, he finds his footing once more, not just as a brother in the club that he considers family but as the father his sons deserve and as a man who deserves to have true love and happiness. Slider seriously gave Dare Kenyon a run for his money as my favorite Raven Rider. I loved how he evolved from the silent and sullen widower and single father to a man who refused to be shackled by secrets he's kept, whether his own or his late wife's. His relationship with his kids won him a lot of his points, but so did the natural progression of his relationship with Cora. Speaking of Cora, can I just say how much of a revelation she was? Her back story was heartbreaking, but her desire to create a better life for herself made her such a wonderful heroine to get to know. Of course, we've also got the usual action and suspense this series is known for, and the whole angle regarding dog rescue is a cause close to my heart so definite bonus points for that. I'm also curious as to who's story could be up next. I'm good with Jagger's, Phoenix's, or Caine's...in any order. Ride Wild was a fabulously wild five-plus-star read. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Raven Riders series:


Hard as Steel (crossover prequel) - five stars - My Review

Ride Hard (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review

Ride Rough (book two) - five stars - My Review

Ride Wild (book three) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 31 October 2017

Date Read: 28 October 2017

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