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Running Wild

(Havoc #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,628 ratings  ·  268 reviews
Embrace the danger.

Sean Rush is an adrenaline junkie. That’s why he was in the Army, why he steals and races classic muscle cars . . . and why he can’t stay away from bad boy Ryker, a Havoc Motorcycle Club lieutenant. Fortunately, Ryker can’t seem to stay away from Sean—he’s spent the last eight months breaking into Sean’s apartment and stealing into his bed, leaving Sean
ebook, 280 pages
Published June 28th 2014 by Riptide Publishing
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
2.5 stars (because: tats and bikes)
They are tame. Oh so tame!
They have come here to play.
They will give you some fun
On this wet, wet, wet day.

fast boys
fast cars
fast bikes

Also James Dean.

Or not.

Does it matter?

Nothing really made sense in this book. Two chicks with dicks tough-as-shit dudes, Ryker, member of a motorcycle gang club, and Sean Rush, car thief fresh out of the Army, meet in a bar. Ryker starts stalking Sean breaking into Sean's house, fucking him, and leaving (super c
May 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, rolls-eyes, dnf
DNF @71 %. 2 weak stars. Review posted July 3, 2014

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I never read her previous work because I’m not into PNR. Then when I saw she had a contemp biker romance coming out, I was like “Heck, count me in!” I love a good story that features a badass biker boy…or two for that matter. Right now, however, I feel like a deflated balloon. My excitement to give this author a try lessened fast. I have a feeling that Running Wild was my first and last read by S.E. Jakes.

During the first 20 % of the story I ha
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it
This book just didn't do it for me. I felt like I was being pulled in too many directions and it was long and took awhile to get where it needed. ...more
Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: SE Jakes fans, M/M MC fans, Bad boy fans
-5 Stars-


If you’re already a Jakes fan then you’re going to love this one. It’s just more of everything that Jakes delivers.

If you’re new to S.E. Jakes, climb on the bitch seat ‘cus this one’s gonna own you.

I didn’t know. I mean I just expected a straightforward MC story. I should’ve known it’d be so much more. SE Jakes has been taking her writing to the next level for a while now and her latest work is involved, complex and thrilling. Add in the broken, bent, hurting and sexy-as-all-hell
Written July 2, 2014

3.7 Stars - cozy hot alpha romantic, but much back and forth - addictive first part

Wow, woot!! My feelings was all over. A new series by one of my favorite authors S.E. Jakes and it's about MC (biker) guys. ~ I pre-ordered and started as soon as I got it. ~ It can't but be good, right?

It was good, it maybe wasn't amazing great, but it was a solid very good Ms Jakes read for me. I like the main characters, the plot, the love-stuff, the tough style, these ma
May 08, 2014 rated it liked it

Take the plot from Gone in 60 Seconds,

add a little Fast and Furious,

lots of luxury and muscle cars,

some of this,

and lots of this,
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and you get this Running Wild (Havoc, #1) by S.E. Jakes .

This was a really fun read. I love stories like these. It had action, stealing cars, racing cars, gun fights, and hot bikers. And Ryker was seriously all kinds of hot. But I sometimes felt like I was reading M/F and that bugged me. Still there was sex on a bike and sex on the hood of a car, so I’m good (and apparently easy).
Rosa, really

Ryker = Hot, naturally. I believe it goes without saying that he may break into my abode and hold me against whatever wall whenever he likes.

Sean Rush = Dude, get your head out of your ass. I have nothing else to say. Well, except one little....WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU ARGUING?

Plot + Cars/motorcycles =


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Jul 01, 2014 rated it liked it

I stopped reading m/f biker stories because apart from the over the top soap opera type drama I also go a lot of this:


and this


Hair and heels everywhere you look, nah could not take it any longer.

So when I encountered this, my first Jakes, I was curious, how was Ms Jakes, going to be able to write a decent biker story without hair and heels, this being an m/m. Was it even possible?

Happy to report that, yes Ms Jakes was able to write a story without H & H. The over the top drama,
Oh, I do love love love SE Jakes' military boys! Her boys are all alpha and sexy and bold and wonderful, and always one of the Good Guys. In Running Wild she switches things up and gives us two Bad Boys on the wrong side of the law. Their hearts might be in the right place, but they steal, cheat and lie to get what they want and need. I hope I don't come off all goodie-two-shoes, but one of the pulls of a first class M/M romance MC hero for me is an all around GOOD guy. Our MCs here, Ryker and R ...more
Marte - Thunderella
**** 4 please-ride-me stars ****

July 4, 2014.
*** 3 please-ride-me stars-but-what-a-mess stars ***
(I've downrated to three stars instead of four. Why? Because I slept on it and feel it's more right with tree..)

I liked it. I mean, hot biker man on man action? Come on! Although it was more biker man on car man action. It sure got my motor running. ;) But, I think it could have been more fucking than driving IMO. There, I said it out loud.

It was a bit back and forth, though. Sean sure did have a lot
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*It wasn't all that bad*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

The book centers around adrenaline junkie Sean Rush (24) and lieutenant for the Havoc Motorcycle Club and bad boy Ryker (35?). Ryker has been breaking in to Rush's apartment for over 8 months now, and Rush's addicted. He can't get enough. Unfortunately, he only sees Ryker at night and he comes randomly. Now though, Rush wants more but he's still refuses to be tied down, even if he craves Ryker with everything he's got. There's also the part that Ryker ref
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt

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Sons of Anarchy meets Fast and Furious… SE Jakes style, meaning you get the full alpha male testosterone infused ride of your life! A high octane, adrenaline rush, emotionally and sexually charged, with strong characters, pulling on your heart strings and getting your blood racing. It’s engaging, captivating and steeped in emotion, not the kissy face kind, it’s subtle, yet raw and the sex! Oh. My. God… it’s just downright dirty, kinky and hot! Tummy tingling perfection that left me weak at t
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
So I pretty much stayed up half of the night to finish this because I just couldn't put it down. I seriously need a Ryker of my own so I can get mouthy with him and he can pin me to a wall and get all growly and stuff. As my dear friend Mishyjo indicated, I will leave my doors and windows unlocked to make it easier for him to get in. Who knows, maybe my own Ryker is watching me right now and just thinks I'm not ready for him yet ;) Plus, I don't know jack about stealing cars.

That being said, I t
♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣

This is an interesting read. To me, it feels like Ms. Jakes trying something different. A different tone, a slower, more focused pace. Focused in that Sean and Ryker are the main players, sharing limited time with supporting characters. There are many but they themselves are focused, all inhabiting important roles. Additionally, the story is told from Sean Rush’s point of view and it aided in my understanding of him, which is necessary because he’s a rather complicated guy. I think Jakes underst
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is my first read by S.E. Jakes and I freakin’ loved it! Granted, MC/biker books are my favorite and the M/M genre seems to be lacking in them, but I seriously fell hard for Ryker. Totally alpha male. Tall and muscled, heavily tatted, nipples pierced bad boy. Possessive, growly, bossy, always in control. With eyes that softened when they looked at Sean. Sean was a bit of a hot mess. A former soldier with some PTSD issues and an affinity for stealing cars, he had some moments where I wanted t ...more
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars.
The problem I had with this book? It was not what it made me think I was about to read!
I am not at all against, or put off by, a fluffy story and sweet characters, but this book made you think you are going to read a story about two badasses, tough, criminal bikers, and because they are SO not, it made me roll my eyes a lot and feel embarrassed at how ridicules some scenes were.

Sean is a 24 years old, ex military, ex convict, from a bad family and a rough childhood. Well, the author tr
* A Reader Obsessed *
I can't quite put my finger on what didn't work for me. At times, I personally have a bit of difficulty reading SE Jakes' books because of the rapidly changing POV in her narratives throws me off a bit - however this one was all first person. The concept and background world building were intriguing enough and I'm sure I'll read the rest of the series but I felt the MC's thoughts/voice just didn't quite match that of a masculine, badass, bisexual, ex-army car thief. ...more
Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews
Thank you Riptide Publishing and SE Jakes for a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review.

It is no secret, well if it is, it should be well known that I (Mare) love me some SE Jakes. Personally I think she is one hell of an author and also an amazing person to get to know. So when SE let out the bomb that she was writing a M/M biker book I for one couldn't wait. And I blabbed and blabbed about it to my co-bloggers.

When it was time, when we had the books in our hand, my co-blogger Silv
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Bitchie by: La*La
I'm waffling between 3 and 4 stars for this one. I really enjoyed it, but I also had several issues with it.

The first chapter (and thus, the relationship between Sean and Ryker) starts out just like a certain Kristen Ashley book- guy breaks into other guy's house and fucks him, continues to do this for months, but they don't see each other at any other time. Throw in some Gone in 60 Seconds boosting and some Fast and Furious street racing with some PTSD and childhood angst, and we've got one hec
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm so glad I took the time to listen to it again, there were actually a bunch of little things I missed the first time through and Dorian Bane's narration was out of this world, one of his best. Good prep for Running Blind which is promised to be out shortly, according to the author (fingers crossed). ...more
Am I seeing this right? MM biker romance??? Oh my God, yes!!!!

***After reading...

That last 25% ruined it for me. :/
Aug 25, 2014 rated it liked it

There was no way I was not going to read this book—HELLO! Hot, bad-boy bikers. Leather. Power. Action. And sex! I may have drooled all over it actually. Haha…Running Wild was a fun, but bumpy ride though. There was just too much running and drama for me.

Infamous car thief, Sean Rush, has been in a sort-of relationship with bad-boy Havoc biker, Ryker, for months. Ryker sneaks into Sean’s bed at night to have his ooolala way with him. But is it more than hot sex? Sean is not sure. So we are alread
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-as-hell, lgbtq-mm

Ryker, oh Ryker. How do I love thee, let me count the ways....5 stars for this hot, sexy...well duh!! start to a new series from SE.

Sean...well, it took a while for him to grow on me and for him to get his head out of his arse, but eventually he got with the programme and roses, oh my God, roses!! A tattooed biker who left roses...will wonders never cease!!
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Ryker, oh my giddy aunt!! I was hooked right from the get go, sighs.....sooo romantic!!
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
DNF @ 64%

Boring, skimming, boring, skimming.

No bueno. Not worth the $5.99 paid for it.
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book reminds me of a movie and another book, but I enjoyed it anyway!

It's not easy to find a good bikers book, but this story is credible, exciting and I am very happy to have read it.

I hope for more soon!

May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Bikers. How can you not love them? The gruff ways, their inability to communicate clearly, the hard lives they lead, the leather, the vibrations of their bikes... You get the picture. Ryker is all of these things, and I'd let him have his way, no questions asked. Why? Because when he does tell you what he's feeling, he mostly just shows you... Or, shows Sean, in this case. And boy-o-boy, does he show Sean. While the smexy times are not graphic, Sean's narration of their story provides you, the r ...more
Ula'ndi Hart
Overall book rating: 2.5
Audio Book: N/A
Book Cover: 4

Let me start by saying, I AM a big fan of SE Jakes.

And then let me say this... I’m confused about this one.

I felt like I was all over the place with this book.

So I’m not entirely sure what I should or want to say in this review for that matter.

Ryker is hot. He’s a badass, self assured biker who’s been keeping an eye out for Sean and learning to read him while at it.

Sean. He had so much potential! But to me he didn’t reach it.

There were things
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
Military + Bikers= MM book written by S.E. Jakes *Q*!!!



This story was an addictive and thrilling combination of Fast & Furious + Never Back Down movies.

I swore I won't read anything else for the next few days except the never ending pile of Arcs, but damn, the temptation was just too high and I'm not even sorry. I liked the story very much. It would have been 4 stars if Sean a.k.a Rush wasn't such a drama queen from time to time, BUT I'm so looking forward to the next bo

All of this.

And now I have it...

Oh man!
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it

3.5 stars

I am late to the party. I understand this.

I've only read 1 other SE Jakes book, "Free Falling", and it was...ok...I liked it....nothing entirely mind-blowing. And I know there are tons of books and many many alphas I've been missing out on when it comes to her backlist. I just...haven't gotten there yet.

But, I HAVE ARRIVED!!!!!!  BRING ON THE SEXY, GRUNTING, GOOD-LOVIN' of a BIG BAD ALPHA MALE!  (<-thank god I don't have children because I'm sure I would have embarrassed them to death b
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