Published by Evil Eye Concepts (1001 Dark Nights) Genres: Contemporary, MC, Romance
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!
About RIDE DIRTY:
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.
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*Coming to other retailers June 2018
Stephanie’s 3 Star Review:
I received a copy of this book from the author.
If you’ve not read the Raven’s Riders series you can still read this book. The focus of Ride Dirty is on the Sgt. at Arms, Cain and a Kindergarten teacher, Emma.
They meet under not so pleasant circumstances when Cain comes to Emma’s rescue. This starts a spiral of events tha will bring these two together quite often. It seems as though Emma is a sweet and innocent while Cain is very rough around the edges. Opposites attract for sure.
I enjoyed reading this story. It was quick to read. I did say you can read this w/o reading any of the others in this series, which I haven’t. I think, though, that I would like to see Cain in his element with the MC as this particular book doesn’t go into detail on how he is for club business.
Renee’ Five Star Review
Cain McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to this brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure whenever he can get it but allows no one close–because distance is the only way to ensure people can not hurt you. And he has had enough pain for a lifetime. And then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack. Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole lie, so she is 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 has ever known and she is uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Cane 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, causing Caine to fight dirty to earn a chance at love.
This is book 3.5 in the Raven Riders Series from Laura Kaye. I have loved this series so much that I would recommend you read the other tree books. You can probably read Ride Dirty as a stanalone but I felt like i just knew people better from the previous books that are mentioned in this one. I was so excited to find out there was one more book in the Raven Riders world as I thought the third book was the final one. I could not wait to get Caine’s story and it does not disappoint. I loved him and Emma together They are as polar opposite as you can get. Once Caine breaks out of the shell he is in and lets someone to get to actually he is an amazing person all the way around. Caine though has his reasons for not letting anyone near but when he saves Emma I think they he knew that she was going ot own pieces of him that no one else ever had. I loved to that this book takes place away from the club. I felt like we got to know them and their story on a whole different level than we would have had they been at the club all the time.
I loved this story and it is a great final book for the Raven Riders Series. You do not want to miss it. If you haven’t started this series yet you need to. It’s a great MC Series.
“What do I do?” Emma asked.
“We,” Caine said as an urgent, demanding possessiveness dug its claws into his soul. Dug them in, deep.
And it was, without question, something he’d never felt before in his whole life. When you felt as unworthy as he did, you rarely believed that you deserved to possess anything at all. But now, in the face of her vulnerability, Caine dared to hope that he might deserve…what? Not her, exactly, because after being viewed as no more than a possession by the couple that ran his group home, the idea of possessing another person made his stomach roll. But maybe the chance to get to know her, at the very least. And maybe even the chance to give her the things he’d always wanted but never been able to have.
Jesus, even daring to hope for such things made him feel like the bottom might fall right out from underneath of him. And when that happened, he’d just fall and fall and fall…
But if she was going to be brave, he sure the fuck would, too. “We’ll figure this out, Emma. Do you hear me? You’re not in this alone.” His voice sounded like it’d been scoured with sandpaper.
She peered up at him, and her bottom lip trembled a little more. “Promise?”
“Jesus, come here,” he rasped, hauling her in against his chest. He held her tight with one arm and stroked her hair back with the other. And Christ, she felt so good there. So warm and soft against all his cold hardness. So right. These thoughts were so foreign to him he hardly knew what to do with them, but that didn’t make them any less true. He had to swallow around a knot of emotion before he could go on, but when he finally did, his voice was rock solid again. “I give you my word, Emma.”
He made one more promise, too, but this one he kept to himself. Once, he’d failed to protect someone he should’ve. Worse than that, her death had been his fault.
Caine vowed to himself—he wouldn’t make the same mistake twice.
This time, he’d rather die first.
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.