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Brotherhood. Club. Family.

They live and ride by their own rules.

These are the Raven Riders . . .

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s do
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Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Avon
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Visionary Yes, this book is a spin off from her Hard Ink Series. Some of the Raven Riders make appearances in that series. Also, there is a novella before this.

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Deborah
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it

Enjoyable read but lighter than I expected.

This was a very different MC read, the Raven Riders protect the weak and vulnerable and as such it's a much softer read than I was expecting.
Haven has lived an isolated life, her father Randall, head of a criminal organisation and a truly evil man withdrew her from school and started homeschooling in the tenth grade so he could control her every move. She served as a cook and maid and at times was treated no better than a dog, the final straw came when
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Sabrina
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yummy-bikers
Haven and her best friend ran from her criminal of a father, determined to be finally free and able to live a good life. But that didn't happen when on their journey they were kidnapped by a Baltimore gang. Lucky for them the Raven Riders were there to rescue them and now they are safe in their compound.

It's hard for Haven to trust though so she's still weary and shy around everyone, choosing to stay in her room most of the time. When her friend convinces her to get out and meet some of the men
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
DNF at 45%

Sometimes a book just isn't for you. This was one of those times. Oh well. Moving on.

ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest review

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WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
1.5 stars

I read romance because, typically, it's written by women for women. For every time I throw my fist in the air and yell "Preach!" while reading a Dahl heroine and for every time I become a sobbing mess feeling the pain of a Milan heroine, I'll keep coming back because in some way my issues and emotions are laid bare, acknowledged, and discussed.

I want to call this a New Adult but with a hero who is 37yrs old, can I? The heroine is 22yrs old and she was definitely not written for me. The
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Lover of Romance
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review Updated
Summary
President of the Raven Riders Motorcyle Club, Dare Kenyon, loves to ride and showing his loyalty and care to his club he has devoted most of his life to changing for the better. They ride, fight and they protect and aid those in need. Dare will do anything to protect his brothers. But then he and his club, come across two women that were going to be sold and rescued them and offered them shelter. One of them, Haven Randall calls
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XxTainaxX
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I have to be honest and say that I was close to DNFing this at the first 20-30%. However as the plot and pace picked up, I found myself more interested in what was going on. Haven meets Dare after friends of his rescue her from a bad situation and place her and her bestie with his club for their protection. Haven is hiding her identity because her dad is not a good man. Although Haven eventually comes into her own personality, the beginning left me very frustrated with at times over the top "inn ...more
Natalie The Biblioholic
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, dual-pov, mc-club
I love getting the chance to read authors who are new-to-me and LOVING the heck out of the first story I read from them. Ride Hard was so freaking good! I can’t wait to continue this series and discover all of the nuances and stories of its characters.

It was very easy to fall in love with Dare and Haven’s story. Dare was the President of the Raven Riders MC and their mission included helping the less fortunate. They provided safety and security to victims of domestic abuse and aided in develo
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Shawna
1 star – MC Romance/Romantic Suspense

I really struggled with this one. To be fair, I didn't realize it was a spin-off of (and strongly related to) her Hard Ink series, which I didn't finish. So I felt a bit lost and like I was missing something.

I didn't like how it started with the hero nearly (view spoiler). I just didn't care at all for the characters, and it really dragged
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♥ℳelody
I...I actually liked this. 😳 I didn't think I would. Motorcycle Clubs aren't my thing. And this started out using some extremely cheesy cliched tropes. But the couple and their chemistry swayed me. I think what saved this besides the connection was the heroine coming out of her "lost broken girl" shell and willing to try new things and learning to be vocal about what she wants. I was very nervous there at the beginning. This still had it's cheesy moments but overall, not bad.
The kiss went on
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Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.25/5

Review to come!
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe

Rating: 4-4.5★

“Just try to remember that those who’ve seen the most ugliness are also most able to recognize beauty. It comes down to trusting yourself as much as other people.”



This book, and the series, is another Laura Kaye masterpiece. Hands down and no doubt about that.

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club is not your typical MC. They are a brotherhood, a family, with a mission to be something more. And they are something more. We’ve met them (if you haven’t, you should) in the Hard Ink series
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Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
4.5 stars

This was not a typical biker read for me and I have to be honest, once I started reading this I could not put it down!

The Raven Riders are not like a stereotypical motorcycle club. They raise their hands but not to hurt people, to extend it for support. They like to help people who can't do it themselves. They offer safety and protection to vulnerable people that they cross paths with. Especially those who find themselves in situations of domestic violence. Don't let me confuse you tho
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Ally
Some great books are in the eye of the beholder

description

Series: Yea. I'll read more if they are free or library.

Sexy times: Yea. But nothing I remember. Terrible of me, right?

Plan on reading more by the author: Oh sure. I've got some in my backlog right now.

Synopsis: Basically the heroine, Haven, is on the run from a terrible dad. This woman likes to bake and be helpful which are both redeeming qualities, but that's about it for her. Dare, the dude, is your very typical biker dude. Like nothing really s
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Stacie
Nov 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid 4 "Living Free" Stars!!

I've been waiting for this story for a while and Laura Kaye never disappoints me. I do have to admit it started off kind of slow. I didn't really start to get vested in the story until about the 30% mark. At that point the story started to take off for me and it was fast paste from there. This book is very low on the Motorcycle Club wtfery scale. In fact The Raven Riders are a band of brothers dedicated to helping those that can't help themselves. They try very hard
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Michelle
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 photo 733fbba89357bc1e5e13ebd4f976ed_zpsaupub1if.gif

 photo 9558eae29d24f12123fc023a35f176_zpsidswr4xi.gif“I need you to try to judge me on my actions and my words, not on the actions and words of people who came before me in your life.”

Obsessed! Laura Kaye has me loving Ride Hard, the first installment in her new series The Raven Riders. I practically devoured this book in one sitting. It was gritty, beautiful, sexy, raw and emotional. This book hits you hard as readers are submersed with layers of romance, suspense, and second chances.

R
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Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

3.5 STARS

I don’t read MC romances that often, which is a shame because I enjoy them so much! There’s always something so gritty and addicting about MC reads, and that description can definitely apply to Laura Kaye’s Hard Ride. It’s the first book in a brand new series, featuring the Raven Riders MC, a club dedicated to helping those who can’t protect themselves. It’s a suspenseful, sexy read that gripped me – it’s a little slow at times, but otherwise, thi
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1-Click Addict Support Group
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ride Hard is anything but your stereotypical MC novel! It’s perfect and filled with hope and love. I doubt I’ll forget the feels this book gave me for a long time.

Ride Hard is the story of Haven Randall, a woman who escaped a life of captivity. She had no idea what was on the other side, but it had to be better than where she was.

On the outside, Dare Kenyon is the classic bad boy. A brooding, tattooed, biker. Inside he has a heart of gold. He’s the president of Raven Riders and their mission i
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*TANYA*
May 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Super predictable, nothing new and of course add in the usual "insta-love!" Meh!!!
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Sarah
The Raven Riders aren't quite your average Motorcycle Club, yes they're prepared to cross lines when they need to but they definitely have boundaries and they use most of their money they earn to help protect people. Dare, like most of the MC members, has seen first hand the effect abuse can have on a family and he will do anything to protect the people who turn to him for assistance. The Ravens often rescue women and children from bad situations and get them the new identities and money they ne ...more
RCK
Jan 08, 2016 rated it liked it
SPOILERS.

This was an okay read, both H and h are likeable.

I do prefer that the H be a bit more protective and possessive, and although you could definitely tell H loved h he was willing to send her away because her father was looking for her. She only stayed at the end because she shot her father after he shot the H. I would have liked to see him fight for her to stay but sadly didn't see that.

Also, this book is pricey, maybe I was on high because it was pay day LOL but I wouldn't pay $9.99 for
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Maria Itliong
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A new series from Laura Kaye, I can't wait for this book to come out. I love her Hard Ink novels.
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
Ride Hard (Raven Riders # 1) by Laura Kay ~ 4.5 Stars

“A shy and distrustful woman running from a controlling ex-fiancé seeks shelter with an outlaw motorcycle club with a tradition of protecting those who can't defend themselves, and falls under the watchful eye of the club's mysterious and intense leader who's intent on discovering all her secrets
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders . . .
Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty
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Ivy Deluca
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: _arc-reads, bikers
description
In this offshoot from the Hard Ink series, The Raven Riders are an MC whose motto is Ride, Fight, Defend. That’s pretty much all you need to know - they aren’t your one percenters and in fact actively try to be anything but. While biker books are usually on the grittier side of romances, the Raven Riders are kinder, gentler folk. They definitely fall in the 1-2 (for some violence) on the WTFery scale, so it’s completely safe for my fluffy bunny friends.

Dare, the Club President, grew up in that o
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Shari Kay
So this was okay.

Dare is the president of the Raven's motorcycle club. He's 37. He has a sad past and the club, started by his grandfather, pretty much saves his life. They are not 1%'ers though they do blur the lines of the law when they need to. They are also protectors of abused women and children. They help them get away from their abusers by taking them in and finding them new homes/identities or helping them get justice through the law and back on their feet. Whatever that entails. Though
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Heroesinbooks
5 Dare and Haven Stars
This is an MC read that will grab your heart. Dare is the epitome of the dark, brooding, quiet MC President. He protects his men, family and his heart. Having previously lost his Mother and brother he never wants to go through that again so he keeps his heart out of any liaisons. And although there have been a number of liaisons, he is 37 after all, he never comes across as a player. The MC help victims of abuse and occasionally relocate people. Haven and Cora are two girl
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Debbie I Heart YA Books
I fell in love with the hot Ride Hard cover and knew I had to read this book. Ride Hard reminds me so much of Katie McGarry's Thunder Road series, except Laura Kaye's Raven Riders is the steamy, adult romance version of the motorcycle club. I love that the Raven Riders MC were more law-abiding than outlaw, but even these good guys had their outlaw moments for breaking the law.

Haven and Dare are amazing together. They both have tragic pasts, and still carry scars from it. Haven's father definit
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Debbie I Heart YA Books
I fell in love with the hot Ride Hard cover and knew I had to read this book. Ride Hard reminds me so much of Katie McGarry's Thunder Road series, except Laura Kaye's Raven Riders is the steamy, adult romance version of the motorcycle club. I love that the Raven Riders MC were more law-abiding than outlaw, but even these good guys had their outlaw moments for breaking the law.

Haven and Dare are amazing together. They both have tragic pasts, and still carry scars from it. Haven's father definit
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Jo
Jan 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: gr2016, 3-5-stars
“I’m fucking starving for you. All the time. You think you’re not wanted? I want you. I want you so much I don’t know what I’m doing half the time. Every minute of every day, all I can think about is you.”

I loved this author’s Hard Ink series, and was very excited to see that there was going to be a spin-off MC series.

Laura Kaye is famous for her action-packed and very sexy RS romances, and this book was no exception. I enjoyed the romance between Dare and Haven. I liked the instant attrac

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“Put a tray of cookies out and the Ravens were like a bunch of eight-year-olds, not a clubhouse full of hard-ass bikers.” 1 likes
“So ride on, my brothers, and rest in peace. Wherever you are, may you always have the sun on your back, your fists in the wind, and the road stretching out before you” 1 likes
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