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(The Ride #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  3,368 ratings  ·  152 reviews
More than a year ago, Sophie disappeared without a trace. When she turns up again, she's a different woman with one big secret and Axel will stop at nothing to make her his.

Sophie was once afraid of the world. In her time away she's learned a hell of a lot except to rely on anyone other than herself.

When Axel comes careening back into her life he de
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Published March 2nd 2015 (first published January 1st 2015)
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Nov 23, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars! I did love this book and Axel was very much alpha over Sophie. It was hot and safe the only problem I had with this book is the fact that Axel was not celibate the 13 months the h was gone! Now before everyone freaks out, they weren't together only had a ONS and she was the one that left but still after I found out it's all I though about! This was still an enjoyable read though. Also I don't think he was a manwhore while she was gone but there was at least one clubwhore he slept with ...more
Sophie (Sal from book 3's sister)fell for Axel when he was shadowing her brother while he was in New York for a funeral. They had an awkward one night stand that left them both confused. Sophie follows her brother back to his home in Nevada when things get tense for her with her parents. Before she and Axel are able to figure out what they are doing in terms of their relationship, she begins to get threats against the people she cares about. She feels the only way to keep them safe is to leave t ...more
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 RATING- Better than the last one! This series doesn't have as much depth as a Sheehan or Fanetti story but from the biker series out there, I really like this one! Not everything totally added up with the story but overall it was a guilty pleasure read I enjoyed. Really looking forward to the next book!

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Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars, I liked this one it is a very sweet read. I wished there had been a little more angst or grit or something, and I'm not sure what exactly. I love this series and I think this rating might just be me right now, I find books I like and a few I really like but through it I still feel like I'm in a funk. I especially think that because I love this author and her first two books blew me away. This isn't the only time, I just feel blah in general (not having anything to do with the books) ...more
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Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bikers
This series just gets better and better with every book

Can't wait to read Ryker's story!!!
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it

This is the third book in Megan O'Brien's The Ride series. I'm an unabashed MC romance fan. I like them dark and gritty, and I like them light and easy. This series falls more in mild category, but that is in no way a drawback.

Megan O'Brien has penned a great MC series in The Ride. While it is not wildly dark and violent, it's still everything you'd expect in a good MC romance. Over the top alpha male bikers? Check. Action packed drama drawing out sa
Sophie had been spending time with her brother when she abruptly left town and no one had a clue where she ran off to. Axel discovers where Sophie is and he wants answers. They had spent one night together but when Sophie arrived in town, Axel had sent mixed messages of what he wanted from her. He had friend zoned her but there was no question he still wanted her.

Finding out Sophie has been hiding a secret, Axel steps in. He will do everything in his power to protect her, but is he a man who ca
Ivy Deluca
Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: bikers
[2.5 -3 stars]
Axel and Sophie - to be fair, this covers a trope that’s not my favorite, the secret/hidden pregnancy. Add to that a lack of spark between them, and I was more bored than excited about their romance.

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I was cleaning out my kindle (dealing with my TBR list, or as I like to call it, The Mountain) reinforces that I may be a bookhoarder, but on occasion I find some hidden gems on there. I’d gotten the first three books of this series just sitting there, an/>General
Liked this one, but it was pretty mild for an MC book. The hero and heroine were great, but I just missed something. Not a lot about the club was more about their relationship and the relationship with the heroines fucked up parents.

3 stars from me
Lynsey A
While I didn't dislike this book, I found I didn't love it. I liked the first book in the series, although, I don't recall much about it. Maybe that is why I am finding these additional sequels just not to my taste. Very simplistic writing and a fast moving story. Not a great deal of depth to the story. Decent story, but just not the pace I am looking for in a book.
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Took a while to finish this due to lots of reasons not pertaining to the story. I loved a lot of it. But I also had issues with some. The time apart.. I blame the heroine for her part in her deception.. Although at the same time I understand. It doesn't negate the fact it wasn't fair to Axel. Then I don't like the double standard of Axel having sexually moved on.. And her not have. That's just so over done. I don't really rate safety the same on second chance stories but in this one I already kn ...more
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Rating 3.5 stars (rounded up to 4)

I didn't dislike this at all, but it just wasn't that memorable to me. In looking back, I rated the first two of this series similarly. When I went back to read the third, I looked back to refresh my memory on the first two and had no recollection of them at all, unusual for me. So, I'm guessing my opinion was they were a bit bland too.

Axel is the enforcer of the club. Sophie is the younger sister of Sal, the hero of book 2. Book 3 picks
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a great story, kind of a second-chance romance, of a sort. Sophie & Axel met in the previous book, and we know there's something going on, but we don't really know what. While this can be read as a stand alone, I love this series lots & would recommend reading the first two.

So, the story starts out with Sophie needing to tell Axel something, but before she can, she's forced to leave. We're not sure what sent her running, but we're not in the dark very long. The pacing is very st
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it

My favourite so far.

This is the third book in this series and for me it was the best so far, thirteen months ago Sophie left Hawthorne without a word to anyone, she left behind her brother Sal and Axel the man she can't forget.
The thirteen months have been hard on Sophie and while she's struggled she's come out the other side a stronger woman.
Axel may have been battling with himself over wanting Sophie but when she disappears he realises what he's lost.
I enjoyed thi
Nice sweet romance. No grit, suspense, cheating, etc. I loved book 1 but by book 3 I felt like I had read book 1 and book 2 again with a few events and character names changed. Very similar plot and events in each book. The writing style is very reminiscent of Kristin Ashley and several events in the book seemed to be pulled directly from a couple of KA books to include phrases spoken by the H. If you like a sweet romance with a devoted, possessive H, then you will like the book. I would like to ...more
Just me?

So many 5 star reviews I was excited to read this.

Maybe it was just me but I had a hard time staying interested in the book. It felt repetitive, like I kept reading the same "thoughts" and conversations over and over again... just worded differently. The main character Soph' I couldn't make up my mind on if I liked her or if she was annoying.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I don’t like second chances and I don’t like it when the heroine does not tell the Hero that she’s pregnant. This book was both! There’s kinda no excuse for not telling a guy you’re pregnant unless he’s a psycho abusive man.
Michelle Porter
a good read, but

HonestlyThe Ride series would be so much better without all the constant pregnancies. Leave it at sexy bikers. Love how none of the women work just "stay under the roof" of their obviously well off bad ass biker babe. Gag
3.5/4 stars
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
I feel like am just repeating myself with this series (indeed, please refer to review for book 1 and 2)

But I really liked this one. When Axel finds out what Sophie has been hiding from him. Well, that is it as far as he is concerned.

But again, an MC light, low angst enjoyable read.
a solid 3.85 hot biker stars!

I'm really liking this formula and these bikers who go all out to protect, love, care for their women. Call me old fashioned as fuck but I love me some caring heroes who aren't full of dark moopy angst and do chivalry like a boss.
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biker-mc, kindle, paid
Update: Definitely liking this better with this reread. For some reason this has become a great comfort read series when I'm laid up and Sophie is now one of my favorite heroines.

The Ride Series is one I’ve enjoyed. The first book, Cole, was a 4 star read that I really liked. Sal’s book wasn’t quite as good but I still thought it was a great way to spend a quiet day reading. I was excited about Sophie and Axel’s book since Axel has intrigued me since he was introduced in the first tw
Jul 02, 2016 rated it liked it
It's a good book! I liked the characters but I didn't love them, I couldn't really connect with them because the author kind of began the book in the middle?! They already knew each other, and she didn't show us how they met, or anything about the night they hooked up, oh and we have absolutely no clue (view spoiler) ...more
5 Awesome Axel Stars

I am so enjoying this series. Each book has been about a different couple ~ this one focussing on Axel and Sophie. I liked this one the best, partly because I feel like I have really got to know the other characters. Ryker and Piper are next but I'm really desperate for Cal and Jill to get a story. Great novel with a fab ending but the promise of more to come. Bit milder than some MC genre books but lots of heat, swearing and some violence so recommend over 18's o
Aug 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Of the three I've read so far, Axel has to be my least favourite. Though the same style of writing prevailed throughout this book as well, the character depth wasn't as on point as I would have hoped.
Still entertaining, just not as much as I'd wished for. Looking forward to Ryker-the friends to lovers story always gets me.
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-2017, romance-mc
Another great instalment in this series. It was a very enjoyable read.
Megan Fall
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bikers-mc
Great series! Loved to see all the characters from the other books as well.
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Megan O'Brien is the best selling author of The Ride Series and the Talon Security Series. She has a passion for a good love story and most enjoys writing stories with an alpha male and strong female characters.
Megan was born and raised in Marin County, California where she still resides with her amazing husband and two lovely sons.

When she's not enjoying family time or burying h

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“I smiled at him, the first true smile I’d had in as long as I could remember. The kind that started from the inside and shone outward like a beacon. “There it is,” he rasped, his eyes shining with joy. “What?” I asked quietly. “My light,” he replied simply.” 3 likes
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