- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (June 30 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250052831
- ISBN-13: 978-1250052834
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.8 x 20.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 299 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,087,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hard Ride: A Ready to Ride Novel Paperback – Jun 30 2015
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“Hard Ride is Opal Carew's hottest book to date! The physical and emotional toll catches up with Liva and she can't shield her heart anymore. But will a shocking secret from her new lover's past end their happily ever after? I can't wait to read the entire series! No doubt if it has Opal Carew on the cover, it will be absolutely unforgettable.” ―Reader to Reader
About the Author
OPAL CAREW is the author of fourteen erotic romances for St. Martin's including His to Command and Blush. She lives in Canada and makes regular trips to the U.S. to speak at conferences and industry events.
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Unforgettable characters with explosive chemistry. That’s the best way to describe the cast of this novel. We’ve come to know most of them in previous instalments of the series, but the characters really come into their own here. Carew’s character development left me feeling as if I truly knew these individuals personally. This group is the type of individuals you instinctively want to know better, while at the same time giving off the full alpha biker aura. The chemistry among the group as a whole, and especially between the two main characters of this novel, is palpable. I loved the real caring and emotion that underlies it is well.
Carew combines emotional turmoil with hotter than Hades sex in this one of a kind erotic romance. It was an unforgettable novel in and of itself, while also taking this series from great to fantastic with one fell swoop.
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
NOTE: HARD RIDE contains graphic sexual imagery with multiple partners and variations there of. Opal Carew’s crew of bikers shares everything including the woman that they love.
Told from dual third person perspectives HARD RIDE focuses on the rebuilding of a friendship and relationship between Shock and Liv, and the lengths Shock would go to keep Olivia in his life. Liv is in desperate need of money but all of her avenues have dried up or closed. Enter Shock Ancaster-Liv’s college friend and the man from whom she walked away so many years before. Shock’s offer of money comes with stipulations and a contract that Olivia isn’t sure she is capable of completing.
The relationship between Shock and Liv is a second chance storyline but Liv’s past places Shock in a precarious position when he learns the truth about the reasons Liv walked away during their college years together. Shock’s demands of Olivia finds our heroine stepping out of her comfort zone into a sexual area she knows nothing about. Shock and his fellow bikers share their women and their pleasure, and Olivia is about to learn –first hand- about the sexual lifestyle of this particular biker crew. But Shock has a hidden past, one that affects his present, and Olivia finds herself loving a man she knows nothing about.
But there is also a softer side to Shock-he is a man willing to woo and seduce Olivia-allowing our heroine to take comfort in the arms of the man with whom she is falling in love.
The secondary and supporting characters include Shock’s fellow bikers –Steele, Dom, Rip, Wild Card and Magic, as well as two biker chicks Raven and Tempest. The world building focuses on the sex contract between Olivia and Shock, and to what extent Olivia is willing to go to pay back the debt to the man she loves.
I had some issues with the storyline content as it pertained to the Olivia’s willingness to accept Shock’s contract conditions. The entire scenario felt like Olivia prostituted herself for the money. Shock’s demands placed an inexperienced, insecure and broken woman into vulnerable sexual situations ….but….I will add that our heroine willingly accepted the terms of the contract including all of the potential sexual scenarios and the possibility of multiple partners and role play. Did Olivia feel forced or obligated? Perhaps. Olivia was desperate for the money and was willing to do anything as a means to pay back the debt. It was an all or nothing proposition. At times, our hero found it difficult to understand how Olivia acquiesced to his demands under the circumstances and her personal history. Shock will begin to reassess his list of demands but Olivia is unwilling to go back on the terms of the contract.
HARD RIDE is an erotic storyline with multiple sexual situations where nothing is off limits between consenting adults. Ready to Ride is NOT an MC (Motorcycle Club) story but a story about alpha males who like to ride; have lots of $ex; and are willing to share the women that they love.
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