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Riding Wild (Wild Riders #1)

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,712 Ratings  ·  215 Reviews
He's a Harley-riding ex-thief...she's a gun-toting ex-socialite. Together they'll take the ride of a lifetime in this erotic romance from "an undoubted master."*

Mac Canfield was the last man Lily West expected to see again, never mind aim her gun at. But there he was, the bad boy who'd broken her heart years ago - still a thief, hijacking a priceless artifact - and it was
Paperback, 278 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by Berkley HEAT (first published February 1st 2008)
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Opening Line: "As assignments went, this one was odd."


RIDING WILD is the perfect fantasy escapism read. A bit like candy because you know it's bad for you yet it's oh so good. So strap on your leathers, hop on the back of Mac's Harley and hit the open road. It's sure to be quite the adventure as you dodge bullets and try to stay one step ahead of both your sexy kidnapper and the bad guys who aren't far behind. You'll be staying in tents, cheap motels and attending bike r
Apr 01, 2008 Auntee rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romantic suspense
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4 stars – Romantic Suspense/Erotica

Jaci Burton's Wild Riders is a fun and sexy erotica series with a great mix of action, humor, suspense, and scorching hot romance. The Wild Riders are a super secret undercover government agency made up of ex-thieves turned good guys/gals, who ride bikes and drive muscle cars. Riding Wild is the first book in the series and features sexy Wild Rider Mac and feisty PI Lily. Riding Wild is a fun and sexy read. 4 ...almost 5 stars!
Miss Kim
Mar 07, 2009 Miss Kim rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the bad boy alpha
Wow! This is a fast and extremely sexy read! The chemistry between these two had the pages smoking as I was reading. In Dallas, as a teen Lily was a wealthy girl who fell for the town bad boy. He rode a motorcycle, ditched school, gets into trouble with the cops, etc. They fell in love, but neither acknowledged it at the time. Lily's father is of course extremely against their relationship. After all, Mac is just trash. At Lilly's urging, Mac (don't you just love that name)takes her virginity. I ...more
Dec 09, 2015 Rhapsody rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
You've got a heroine who's an ex-cop and a PI. While staking out a museum, checking out the museum's night security on a job, she fantasizes about Mac, a guy she had a fling with as a teen ten years before, and never got over. Interrupting her fantasy is a man who looks a lot like Mac riding in and perpetrating a theft. She has her hand on her cell phone, but because he reminds of her Mac, she fails to call the police. When he emerges with the stolen goods, she points her gun at him, demanding t ...more
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Je suis de plus en plus attirée par les romans mettant en scène des Bikers. Même si je n’en ai lu qu’un seul pour le moment, j’étais curieuse d’en découvrir un peu plus. Jaci Burton semblait alors être une bonne idée. En effet, j’ai eu l’occasion de lire certaines de ses autres romances et après avoir passé un bon moment, j’avais bien envie de tenter une autre de ses séries.

Mac et Lily ont une histoire passée tous les deux, mais cette relation ne s’est pas t
Apr 16, 2013 Jewel rated it it was ok
That was ridiculous. The premise here is that Lily is an ex-cop/private eye who is checking out security on a museum. Then a guy she went to high school with in a different state (and lost her virginity to) rolls up on a motorcycle and runs in and steals an "artifact." This is all the item is ever referred to as. Inside the "artifact" is a vial of a virus. They proceed to race all over the country having sex constantly while she pretends she's just working the case. We learn that he's in a super ...more
3.5 stars

Riding Wild was not at all what I expected, as I found out about 30-something pages in. I was expecting a romantic suspense novel, probably fun, possibly hot, featuring a bad-boy biker. Well, I did get that - absolutely without question - but I also got a lot more than I bargained for. This was not just a hot mainstream novel, but definitely crosses the line into romantica/erotica.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. It just caught me completely by surprise. I guess I should have
Oct 24, 2008 Christa rated it really liked it
Shelves: booksfree-com
Riding Wild was a good erotic romance that included suspense and action. The book was fast paced and quick to read. The hero and heroine were both likeable characters, and the government group that the hero was affiliated with had several other appealing male members whose stories are sure to be interesting.

When private investigator Lily West is hired to test the security of a museum, she is stunned to see her former high school boyfriend ride up on a motorcycle, break in to the museum, and ste
Lady Heather
Sep 07, 2010 Lady Heather rated it liked it
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Jun 14, 2015 Kathrynn rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Auntee
Enjoyed this erotic, romantic suspense with a Harley Davidson theme. Toss in rekindled love gone wrong, two young lovers, Lily West and Mac Canfield, running into each other 10 years later, a thief, virus and save the world theme and I've summed up this story. The setting begins in Chicago, but quickly became very mobile--on a Harley.

Mac was the town bad boy and Lily's dad had plans for her to attend Harvard Law School. But the sparks drew them together and Lily's potential future drew them apa
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness

Lily West is a former cop from Dallas now living in Chicago working as a P.I. She’s been hired by the local Museum Director to test their night security by breaking in. Just as she is about to do that and prove to her client how bad their security really is, the love of her life rides up on his Harley, breaks in, steals a priceless Egyptian artifact, and is about to ride off into the sunset when Lily pulls her gun on him.

And so the story goes.

This was the first Wild Riders in the ser
Jul 09, 2009 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica-romance
I would love to start the next book RIGHT NOW. Burton can sure as hell write a hot love scene. Holy cow. And there's lots of them - perfect for me! (I hate the books that build up to one scene and that's it.) The man is quite the man's man...great hero. Heroine? Spunky and feisty and loving sex - excellent! There isn't much bad I can say about this extremely fun read. I love that they are all sort of connected by the Wild Riders group because you get to see glimpses of the characters already. Ex ...more
Feb 10, 2013 ~IreneOust~ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sexy-biker
Typical Jaci Burton book -- lots of erotica with a bit of a storyline thrown in. She does write nice male characters and this one rides a Harley so one can't complain :) If you are fan of Jaci's work, you'll enjoy this. FYI: this is NOT a book about a Motorcycle Club. If you are looking for something along the lines of Motorcycle Man, Undeniable, Reaper's Property, etc. look elsewhere.
This book was more like 3.5 stars but I rounded up to 4.

The sex and dirty talk was awesome and you could really feel the heat...hoooweee.

But the whole secret agent, stolen virus plot was a little weak. I did however like the intro to the Wild Riders group. It was a good setup for the uber sexy guys who will probably be in the next books.
Alex is The Romance Fox
There are loads of detailed reviews of this book, so I am just going to give my thoughts after reading Riding Wild, which is the 1st book in Jack Burton’s Wild Riders Series.

I struggled a bit to finish this book the first time I started reading it and after a few months decided to continue on to Chapter 2….I did read chapter 1 before…..and determined to read it to the end this time…which I did.
It’s definitely action packed, fast paced and with a lot and I mean a lot of sex and more sex between t
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Riding Wild
Mac Canfield and Lily West
3/5 Stars

Riding Wild is the first book of Wild Riders series by Jaci Burton. While the series and book alone is action packed with hot bikers and hot scenes, it has way too much sex, that I was unable to deeply be involved in the story and the main characters. I wish the sex scenes and storytelling was even out. Nevertheless, it has a good storyline with a whole new Wild Riders world and happy ending. I am really glad that after so many years Mac and Lily f
Mar 06, 2011 Trish rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: contemporary, cops, lost love fans
Wooowee this one started out fast, hot, spicy and just keep getter more intense and fabulous with each page. This is a story of lost love found again and the journey they take as they find each other again.
Lily and Mac meet up while he was hijacking a priceless piece of art and Lily was investigating the security system of the museum. The problem is he is not the only one who wants the "art" and Mac and Lily are on the run to keep the "art" safe. He is on the run and he kidnaps her. I really ge
Le résumé était sympa mais en lisant le roman : où est le suspense ? Noyé dans la multitude d'orgasme de l'héroïne certainement. Une histoire très hot ou le suspense ne sert que de très fine couverture mais comme les héros sont chauds comme la braise, ils adorent l'enlever ne laissant qu'une traînée très humide... oui bon plutôt une marre, que dis-je une mer, non ! Un océan de scènes plus équivoques les unes que les autres qui frôlent la SF tellement c’est parfois un peu trop peu crédible... Bre ...more
I always enjoy books about second chance love. This along with sexy bikers was great combo. Mac the thief was not what I expected at all. I was thinking he was have a chip on his shoulder or something, but he didn't. Mac was so sweet and sexy as hell. Even kidnapping Lilly he was all smooth and calm and caring.It did take forever to figure out who had shot at Mac and Lilly and I was kinda disappointed because there wasn't a whole lot a action other than the sexin kind going on. Overall this was ...more
Aug 21, 2015 Francesca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
Ouh c'était bien mauvais! Pourtant, l'intrigue pouvait être intéressante mais comme elle est aussi fine qu'un papier calque, c'est tout de suite moins sympa. En fait, l'histoire est un prétexte à des scènes hot à n'en plus finir et le développement des sentiments est expédié.
Jaci Burton n'est définitivement pas un auteur pour moi en fin de compte.
Ria Lize
Jun 28, 2014 Ria Lize rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun

Riding Wild was a fun ride. I expected to get a sexy read, but it turned out to be coupled with a nice and light suspense plot. It was also a second chance story, which I'm not a huge fan of. Separations in a romance make me feel sad about all the wasted time, and a second chance story is more often than not caused by some form of miscommunication between the H/h. It didn't bother me so much in this story, maybe because they didn't dwell too much on it; when they looked back at the past, it
Sep 28, 2012 Jenn rated it liked it

Riding Wild is the first book in a series. It was a good read but that's it. No suspense or big mystery of who was the bad guys or who you could trust. So I was a little disappointed but I will give the 2nd book in the series a try to see if it gets better.
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Mar 25, 2011 Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-amazon
Good book, but the publisher is charging way too much for an ebook.
Sep 17, 2010 Danielle rated it really liked it
I normally can't stand reading a series out-of-order because some plots are hard to follow ,but with Jaci Burton it was so easy to keep up with the sexy men of the Wild Riders. Riding Wild was a good romance that included suspense and action. The book was fast paced and quick to read.

When private investigator Lily West is hired to test the security of a museum, she is stunned to see her former high school boyfriend, Mac Canfield ride up on a motorcycle, break in to the museum, and steal an artif
Jan 15, 2015 Sonia rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandonado
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Jan 11, 2010 Susi rated it liked it
his book has all a girl can dream of: Really hot alpha males on Harleys with a bad boy image to suit this ride.

This book is a good hot contemporary romance with a fast paced plot and a really long Harley ride. The characters are likable but a bit chlichee from time to time. You have the rich girl who wants to escape from Daddies plans and falls in the arms of the local bad boy. Than you have these two yeras or so later. She goit her heart broken in the past and now she eye-witnesses him steeling
A good first book in a great series about an undercover government agency that took reckless trouble-making, motorcycle-riding men and turned them into agents, this book features Lily and Mac. After falling in love and giving her virginity to Mac, Lily is shocked when Mac abruptly ends it and leaves without a word. Ten years later, they are thrown back into each other's lives during a museum robbery gone wrong. P.I. Lily can't decide if she trusts that Mac isn't a criminal when they're forced to ...more
This was a fast reading, hot erotic secret agent on the Harley type of story, first of a series.

I was on the waiting list for over 5 months with my local library, and FINALLY this book came available for my Kindle.

I can see why there was a wait list. It was a total fantasy escape, with a sexy hero- Mac and likeable heroine - Lily, meeting up after 10 years, when as teens he did a "love 'em and leave 'em".

Lily doesn't know which side of the law Mac is on when he seemingly kidnaps her when she i
Dec 31, 2008 Ladiibbug rated it liked it
#1 Wild Riders romantic suspense

Eek! LOL, this book description makes the book sound much better than it actually is.

It's great for "Calgon, Take Me Away" reading. The depth of the book is similar to the depth of a piece of paper. Lots of action, tho!

Lots of things just don't make sense -- Lily spends ONE night with Mac ten years ago, and hasn't seen him since. When she meets up with him again -- actually, he kidnaps her and rides off with her on his Harley -- after a day or two, Lily is trying
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Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 70 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the hap ...more
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