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Taming Ryder (Souls of the Knight #2)

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You met Ryder Richardson in Being Sawyer Knight. Now, this is his story.

I’ve done it. I’ve stuck a whopping two fingers up at my parents, I’ve made a name for myself as one of the world’s biggest porn stars and I’ve finally found a family I belong in.

Life is amazing. I get paid to do all my favourite things. Fuck. Party. Travel the world. What’s not to love?

And then he
Published September 29th 2014 (first published August 2014)
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3.5 Stars

My adoration for this story sort of snuck up on me, surprisingly, because I am not (and doubt I will ever be) a fan of the “porn star” trope in my romance books. I often can’t wrap my head around the mind-frame of many characters in these stories; the view here, that sex and love can easily be disassociated from one another, was well discussed and ultimately acceptable for me as an idealistic reader.

Everybody’s mind works differently. Some people need their partners to commit to them
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
Aug 13, 2014 Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion marked it as menz-tbr
Recommends it for: JB fanatics
Uh, Calling all unicorns! (And a certain JenM)

I'd like to draw your attention to the cover.


That is all.

Cupcake out.
Lisa Miller
Aug 22, 2014 Lisa Miller rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a beta read in return for my honest opinion.

Ryder Richardson is a porn star!! He likes to fuck, drink, party and have fun with the best of them. So when Mason George shows up for an interview with the porn company Ryder works for, he didn't think anything about it. Once Ryder found out Mason has to money or a place to live, he immediately tells him he has a spare room in his apartment that Mason can use until he gets back on his feet. So when Ryder helps Mason by showing
Lustful Literature
Oct 15, 2014 Lustful Literature rated it really liked it

This book is certainly not what I was expecting when I first read the synopsis. We met Ryder in the first book and I knew that he had a past that wasn’t greatest but to actually hear his story through his eyes was really emotional on many levels.

This story is about two men that come from two very different walks of life that get into the porn industry for different reasons. Life hasn’t been easy for either one of them. They both live with the pain and loneliness fr
Lisa Cullinan
Sep 29, 2015 Lisa Cullinan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-read
Another Fabulous Story!

Taming Ryder really had it all. I loved Ryder from Being Sawyer Knight, the first book in this amazing series and I was so happy he was getting his own story. Ryder lived his life in the fast lane ~ maybe too fast. Partying it up every single night can only numb Ryder from the pain of his past for so long. And make no mistake, it was pretty bad. He's such a great guy with so much to offer ~ well sought out in the porn vid business, talented hair stylist full of confidence,
Jan 13, 2015 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: angsty, m-m
It's official! I'm a Nicola Haken SLUT!!
She has made a true fan out of me.
I'll admit, the beginning of the first book was a little "rough" for me, but about maybe 25-30% in, I finally got the feel for her and it was smooth sailing from then on. I had NO problems with this

Ryder, the beautiful porn star, has many internal demons and doesn't ever plan to get close to anyone...until Mason George.
They have a rough go for the first few months, and I can't blame Ryder, given his past.
Holly - Holly's Hot Reads
Sep 13, 2014 Holly - Holly's Hot Reads rated it it was amazing
Wow, Nicola completely got me with this one. I was not at all expecting it to go how it did, and I was literally on the edge of my seat, my heart going crazy, my stomach in knots, just waiting to see what would happen. I'm usually pretty great at working out early on how books will turn out - I think I annoy Nicola at times with my notes when I click on - but Taming Ryder actually had me gasping in surprise. Gasping!!!

Such a great story, and my heart ached for poor Ryder, and everything he had
Aug 18, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
I did receive this book from the author as a beta read. Nicola did not disappoint. This book was so great. Ryder's story is an emotional one. Mason has his own emotional issues. Together can they figure out how to trust, how to open up and how to love and let another in? The story is one you will fall in love with both of them. Of course those awesome guys from Being Sawyer Knight are all there too showing support and how a family should be. Ryder has to face bis past to move forward and Mason w ...more
Momof3-in an Ash and Cael sandwich
I really liked Ryder in the first one, ot was at least intrigued. I loved Mason.
There were some moments where the dialogue seemed a little off for me. Matt was less obnoxious and I am gonna read his story.
My biggest problem with this was (view spoiler)
No words dude, none but it made the story plummet for me. So yeah some things didn't work for me, I felt there were some missed op
Amanda  Barnes
Oct 28, 2014 Amanda Barnes rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
Ooh my gosh!! How did I not know this book was out!!?!

This book was not what I expected it to be .. But I loved it all the same! Mason and Ryder made me cry like a baby but also thoroughly warmed my heart! I can't wait for this series to continue .. I love how silly Matt is so I will try to wait patiently! No promises though (-;
DNF @ 61%.

Stick a fork in me, I'm done. Another ridiculously preachy hurt/comfort story. It's just not my bag. Blech.
With "Being Sawyer Knight" Nicola Haken popped my m/m romance cherry. I loved it, but wasn't sure if it was a one-time deal.
After reading "Taming Ryder" I know it wasn't. Another m/m romance that I absolutely loved, "Taming Ryder" is even better than its predecessor in my humble opinion.
And that says quite a lot.

Although it has the steaminess of the first book, for me it was more emotional and intense, less focused on the erotic side and more on the heart. But don't worry, the sex scenes aren't
Oct 15, 2014 Christina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2014
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Rachel and Christina’s Tag Team Review, reviewing for Love Between the Sheets

Rachel: 4 stars

Christina: 4 stars

Taming Ryder is the second book in the Souls of the Knight series by Nicola Haken. We met Ryder in the first book, Being Sawyer Knight, and for both of us, he really stole the show, so I was really looking forward to learning more about Ryder’s story.

CM: We both know of Nicola’s obsession with Jake Bass, the gay
4.75 out of 5 stars

Description ~

You met Ryder Richardson in Being Sawyer Knight. Now, this is his story.

I’ve done it. I’ve stuck a whopping two fingers up at my parents, I’ve made a name for myself as one of the world’s biggest porn stars and I’ve finally found a family I belong in.

Life is amazing. I get paid to do all my favourite things. Fuck. Party. Travel the world. What’s not to love?

And then he comes along. Mason George – Back Door Studio’s newest exclusive model and the guy who has the
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading ™
Taming Ryder by Nicola Haken

Readers meet Ryder Richardson in book 1, Being Sawyer Knight, a book I thoroughly enjoyed.

I was anxious to get to know the mystery that was Ryder and Ms. Haken did not disappoint. Ryder’s journey is a powerful one, one that may break your heart, and hurt your soul for the pain this man experienced as a child (nope not telling the book)

Readers quickly meet Mason George, the newest exclusive model at Back Door Studios because yes readers
Lisa Atherton
Oct 10, 2014 Lisa Atherton rated it it was amazing
Sometimes books just stun you into a loss of words because of their awesomeness. This was that book for me. The vulnerability and fragility of Ryder and Mason is in contrast with the confidence they exude in public. It was this that drew me into their story and the emotional journey they go on together as they find their way through the fog of their pasts to their futures together. The grittiness of the story shown through the harsh realities of their lives and the fears that they both have abou ...more
Jackie's Book Review
Oct 15, 2014 Jackie's Book Review rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

First I have to say that I am totally a Nicola Haken junkie...Yes I am! Second I am going to say that I recommend that you read Being Sawyer Knight prior to this book.

Why?....Because. No really that's not just it but this is where you will first get your feel of Ryder and his character. It is important to also understand where Ryder's falls into his own story from Being Sawyer Knight.

Now the review. Yes I loved Ryder in the first book, love him even more in this book because he just gr
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Title: Taming Ryder (Souls of the Knight #2)
Author: Nicola Haken
Series: Yes
Release Date: September 29th, 2014
Rating: 4.50 - 5.00 stars
Cliffhanger: No
Spoiler-free review

It's official I am a Nicola Haken fan. I really liked Being Sawyer Knight (Souls of the Knight #1) and Taming Ryder (Souls of the Knight #2) blew me away.

Ryder Richardson is effed up. He is drinks way to much, abuses his mind and body with drugs and cutting. Ryder is a porn star, model and hair stylist with a hard-partying past.
Niccisbookblog higginson
Jun 18, 2016 Niccisbookblog higginson rated it it was amazing
So good i had to re read it!
I dont want to give too much of the story away in my review, but let me just give you some of
Nicola Haken's awesomeness, she does not disappoint in any of her books, and this one is exceptional. I fell for Nicola's characters in Sawyer and Jake's story, the first in the Soul Knight's series, Being Sawyer Knight.

Taming Ryder was so great and Ryder's story is an emotional one, your heart strings will be well and truly tugged. Ryder's tormented by demons from
Book Nook  Nuts
Sep 22, 2014 Book Nook Nuts rated it it was amazing
Book: Taming Ryder (Souls of the Knight #2)
Author: Nicola Haken
Publication Date: 9/29/2014
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars

I was totally captivated by this story. Ryder we met in book 1 and you could tell he had a horrible past he was keeping to himself.

In this book we learn everything about Ryder and why he hides in the spotlight. He meets Mason who is now working with Back Door Productions and lets him move in with him. They quickly become good friends but s
Sep 18, 2014 SiKReviews rated it it was amazing
This book is so touching. I found myself tearing up often. We met Ryder in Sawyers book. I could tell then there was more to Ryder than we thought. Mason.....what can I say about him. He took care of his mom when she needed him most. When he had to survive, he did what he needed to do. I respect that.

When Ry and Mas first see each other, although they didn't know what it was, they fell in love at first sight. Just being around Mason forces Ryder to confront his past. Once he let Mason in, he co
Danni Oxtoby
Sep 29, 2014 Danni Oxtoby rated it it was amazing
I was a lucky girl and recieved an arc copy of Taming Ryder from the lovely Nicola Haken which both excited and worried me because I always have to be 100% honest in my reviews and noone wants to give a bad review but I didn't need to be because I adored this book Ryder and Mason were perfect and I wouldnt have changed a thing!!!!!
Oct 02, 2014 booklover rated it it was amazing
If i was male and gay i would have to make Ryder mine..........This book was amazing a total rollercoaster absolutely loved it !!!!!!!!! I wanted to literally get in the book to hug and smother Ryder so many times xxxxx
Lindsey  {Lindsey's Bookshelf}
Oct 03, 2014 Lindsey {Lindsey's Bookshelf} rated it really liked it
great continuation of the series, great book about Ryder who we met in bk1, this defiantly has the shock factor, bought tears to my eays a whole lot.
Oct 03, 2014 Lelyana rated it really liked it

review to come
Give Me Books
Oct 11, 2014 Give Me Books rated it really liked it
I was so very excited to read Taming Ryder after reading, and loving, Being Sawyer Knight. I truly enjoyed the spark Ryder added to the first book, and hoped it would carry over to his own story. And it did – mostly.

For years, Ryder Richardson sought the family that he so desperately needed when his parents turned their back on him. And as a porn star for Back Door Studios, he has finally found it. Life is good for Ryder – he gets paid to do something he loves, and he does it while living the l
books are love
Oct 14, 2014 books are love rated it it was amazing
This book is beautifully written, incredibly heart wrenching and emotionally wringing it will have you smile, cry, laugh, cry, feel like you need to just hug Ryder and be all he needs and show him love and understanding and everything in between. I loved Ryder in Being Sawyer Knight but this book was so much more. The depth in which we see into Ryder and his wounded heart and soul into what has made him emotionally off limits and brought him into the world of gay porn is reeling and so incredibl ...more
Denise Shirley carter
Oct 06, 2014 Denise Shirley carter rated it it was amazing

When I read Taming Ryder the first time (and yes, I have read it twice), I immediately messaged Nicola and said "I didn't think it was possible, but I love Taming Ryder even more. It is written even better than Being Sawyer Knight." And it truly is, I wasn't blowing smoke up anyone's arse (he he, always wanted to use that word in a review). You can see how much research went into this book.

The book flips between points of view between Ryder and Mason, and that really helps with understanding wh
Melissa Mendoza
Sep 30, 2015 Melissa Mendoza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

“Rolling onto my back I held my arm out for Ryder to snuggle into. Draping his arm across my chest, his touch lying right over my pounding heart, he cuddled up close. I rested my cheek on his messy hair, inhaling the scent that was uniquely him, and closed my eyes.”

4 intense stars!! Wow, this book was so much better than I ever expected!!! It was dark and emotional but so sweet as well!

You met Ryder Richardson in Being Sawyer Knight. Now, this is
Oct 15, 2014 Jo rated it really liked it
Reading erotic or new adult books these days is not all about the sex scenes. The dominant, alpha male and almost submissive woman.

These books contain real life issues and circumstances and aren't always about men and women in a "relationship".

I have thoroughly enjoyed having my eyes opened to a new genre of book. To call them 'gay romance' novels, to me, feels too harsh a title. They are just a new branch of NA or Adult erotica. And, man are they hot!!

I completely understand that M/M books ar
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Souls of the Knight (3 books)
  • Being Sawyer Knight (Souls of the Knight, #1)
  • The Making of Matt (Souls of the Knight, #3)

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