Author: Laura Kaye

Audio: Ride Rough by Laura Kaye

Posted September 4, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | , | 2 Comments

Audio: Ride Rough by Laura KayeRide Rough by Laura Kaye
Series: Rough Riders #2
Narrator: Abby Craden
Published by HarperAudio on April 25, 2017
Genres: Motorcycle Club Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 11 hours, 19 minutes
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads

The second sexy and suspenseful book in New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye's Raven Riders motorcycle club series. Brotherhood. Club. Family.They live and ride by their own rules.These are the Raven Riders... Maverick Rylan won't apologize for who he is--the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he'll move heaven and earth to save her.Alexa Harmon thought she had it all--the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiance who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she's fallen for a facade she can't escape-until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance--one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiance isn't going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.



I love this Rough Riders series where the club is a family who protects their own and others in trouble.  Each book features a different couple. Sexy times are hot! Because they are protecting others, abuse and other illegal acts often happen within the stories. Laura Kaye has a way of making the sexual tension build as well as the action / suspense. Generally while the characters have had tough times or made mistakes, they are strong and smart, both the males and females. I appreciate not having whiny or entitled main characters.

Ride Rough is a second chance romance. This couple, Maverick and Alexa were together when they were young.  Now Alexa is in trouble and Maverick and his club are all about protection. Maverick never gave up on her and now he has another chance. I was worried about Alexa and how she let herself fall into a routine that made me shudder. With anything, it is easy to fall off track when the change is gradual. She has family issues which take lots of time and energy, too.

Abby Craden IS the voice of these Laura Kaye series. Her sultry tone fits the sexy style of the strong alpha guys in the motorcycle club and special ops stories. I love the way she voices the characters. Each one is distinct.

It was great to see all the other club members as well as the couple from the first book, Ride Hard, Dare and Haven,There was also some interaction with the special ops team. It just adds to my comfort of being in this familiar, loved world.  I’m really looking forward to Cora’s story next in Ride Wild, available October 31, 2017.



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About Laura Kaye

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. 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.

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Overall: four-stars

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