Cora Campbell who, along with her friend Haven, was rescued
several months before from a terrible ordeal, has found a
home with the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. To earn her
keep, while she ponders on her uncertain future, she starts
babysitting widower Slider Evans' two sons: Ben, six and
Sam ten. Cora is twenty-four, young, vibrant, and a sunny
presence in the Evans household in spite of the horrors she
has experienced. Since the death of his wife two years ago,
Slider has been a shadow of his former self, he has not
coped well, he fears his sons suffer from his attitude, and
he appreciates more than he can say Cora's influence on his
boys. When Slider asks Cora to become a full-time nanny, he
realizes that having her so close all the time has
reawakened feelings he had thought buried forever.
I had loved Cora from the moment she was introduced in the
Riders, and RIDE WILD has exceeded my expectations
beyond my wildest dreams! Laura Kaye's subtle hand in her
depictions of Slider and Cora is remarkable, especially
taking into account that this all happens within an MC
context. Ms. Kaye really shows us that those two unfortunate
souls are broken; we feel their pain and commiserate with
them, and appreciate, as much as they do, the second chance
they are given. Cora is supremely resilient, and it's
exactly what Slider needs; she is a lovely, adorable, gentle
creature and she thrives on the love the boys give her.
Slider cannot escape Cora's light either, and I marvelled
at how Laura Kaye delicately wove those little moments
together, slowly and surely, into a romance that is moving
and entirely believable.
Slider is a gruff, physical man; Cora is more of a chipped
diamond, and they are so right for each other, it hurts.
Every character is superbly drawn, and Sam and Ben are
irresistible, this from someone who often has doubts as to
the necessity of children in romances, and they are as
essential as Slider and Cora in the big picture. RIDE WILD
is exceptionally well written, and I think the most nuanced
characters Laura Kaye has ever penned. RIDE WILD is
heartbreaking and genuinely heart-warming; funny and deep;
gritty, and tender; wild and passionate, with a nail-biter
of an ending. RIDE WILD is the book I really wished for and
Laura Kaye delivered!
Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders...
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.