Drive It Deep
Jeremiah Church and Raina Harper have been close since they were kids, back when life was all about hot Nevada summers spent running wild on the backs of their motorcycles with their friends. Now in their thirties, their lives are chang ...more
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"I'm not choosy who handles me tonight," Vince said, and downed his shot. "Most any willing party will do."
Miah shook his head. "Know what's sexier than consent, Vince? Enthusiasm."
Miah 4.5 stars
Raina 2 stars
Writing 4 stars
Overall rating 3.5 stars
"It's amazing, the red flags people manage to ignore in the name of getting laid. And Miah's worse than most; he's a romantic. Just make damn sure he knows where ...more
Okay, so this gives us their back-story but I just couldn’t get into their relationship here…I already knew that these two were not going to have a HEA…because Raina gets hers with some else in book #2, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... - that made it difficult for me to bec ...more
This is one of the times I really curse myself for being a non-blurb reader. A lot of times that leads to fun surprises. But, unfortunately, with Drive It Deep that wasn't the case and it's definitely one I would have avoided. I freaking love Cara McKenna's books. I rave about them often and they consistently get 4.5-5 stars from me but for the first time I'm not recommending one of her books. Which just guts me.
Drive It Deep takes place two years prior to the other books in the series ...more
Cara McKenna is one of my autobuy authors so when this book came out, I got it without reading the blurb or even caring about who the book was about because I genuinely adore all the characters in the series. BUT what you should know about this story is that it’s actually a prequel even though it’s listed as book 2.5 in the series. It occurs a couple of years before the first book and actually features Raina, a heroine who already has her HEA in the previous book. So you’re probably thinking, ...more
Drive it Deep from Cara McKenna takes a heroine from a previous book in this series, Give It All, and delves into one of her past relationships. While tagged as book 2.5 in the series, it’s a prequel according to the blurb and several Goodreads reviewers. This was my first read of the series, and I didn’t feel like I was missing anything.
I thought Miah was a wonderful character. He was a nice man with ...more
It was a unique experience for me reading this novella and knowing that it won't end on a happy note. I absolutely loved Miah and Raina was just herself, totally different, out of the box!
This full review is also posted on my book blog - Ellie Reads Fiction
It's a novella telling Miah and Raina's story set two years before the events in the book 1 and 2. It was slightly weird reading it, because I knew there won't be any HEA for the characters, yet I was curious about them and their rel ...more
It’s a prequel novella to the Desert Dogs series ( though books 1 and 2 have already been released) and takes place two years before book 1. It’s the story of two friends, Jeremiah (known to his friends as Miah) and Raina, who become lovers for a summer. Each of them will get their own HEA in the series but not with each other- in fact, Raina’s story has already been told in book 2, Give It ...more
3 Hopefully Miah gets his HEA soon stars!!
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Intermix | Penguin Group
Ugh! Up to this point I have loved this series and all things Cara McKenna but I have to admit that I didn't love this book. I liked the idea of it and of course I loved getting to know Miah more but there was just something about it that didn't completely grab me.
For starters it took me quite awhile to get into this book compared to the others. As well as it was hard to fully get into i ...more
This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool.
I have recently become slightly obsessed with Motorcycle Club stories, and I already love Cara McKenna. So when I saw her Desert Dogs series, I knew I had to read them.
This story confused me at first since it's numbered 2.5 in the series. I think it actually should be .5 as it occurs a few years before Lay It Down, the first book in the series. (ETA: This has now been changed) I read Give It All, the second book in the series, and I know ...more
When you know how things already end up, it's about the journey and not the destination. In this case, the relationship between Raina and Jeremiah. It's an ok read with some good hot stuff, but not an essential to the great series of Desert Dogs.
Bring on book 3!
This is the story of Miah and Raina. Miah and Raina have been friends for years and years without any outbreaks of lust and/or freakyness. However, when Raina's father passes away, Miah starts to see her in a different light which quickly leads to seeing her butt naked.
Drive it Deep is all about reconciling who you presently are with what you could b ...more
I found this Desert Dogs prequel to be a bit of a disappointment. I’m not sure what I expected, maybe to get to know Alex--whose death the mystery/suspense element of this entire series revolves around—a little better. It felt strange to read about a brief sexual relationship between Jeremiah (Miah) and Raina, especially after reading Raina and Duncan’s story. I didn’t feel that I learned anything new about Raina; her unresolved issues wit ...more
I am not sure if there is or will be a motorcycle club or what the Desert Dogs ar ...more
Cara McKenna is one of my autobuy authors so when this book came out, I got it without reading the blurb or even caring about who the book was about because I genuinely adore all the characters in the series. BUT what you should know about this story is that it’s actually a prequel even though it’s listed as book 2.5 in the series. It occurs a couple of years before the first book and actually features Raina, a heroine who already has her HEA in the previous book. So you’re probably thinking, w...more
Rating: 4 stars
Jeremiah Church, rancher of Three C's in Fortuity, Nevada knows what he wants his future to hold. I loved meeting Miah on a deeper level, prior to the pain you could feel coming from him in previous installments. We find out early that Miah loves, he loves hard, with all of himself. Raina and Miah have been friends since they were young. This proof of their history, friendship and trust built on a steady foundation. We run ...more
"When people show you who they are believe them"-Maya Angelo
When we fail to believe what we see, we become vulnerable. Like our fingerprints, people are different and do not always respond to life's events in the same manner; therefore, the idea of love may not bring about the change we desire for others. This is Miah's and Raina's predicament.
With this novella, we know the end from the beginning, yet hope springs eternal that Miah will receive the desires of his heart.
This is a "g ...more
Here's my review over on Romance@Random
Honestly, Raina has to be the luckiest person in Fortuity- she banged two hottest guys there.
So, if you heard anything about this novella, than you know what's the deal, but if you didn't - it's not traditional romance because it ends up with a heartbreak.
I, personally enjoyed it in context of whole series because 1)it confirmed that Duncan is the right guy for Raina and 2)because I love Miah even more now and want to see him happy.
This is not a standard romance with a HEA. It's a great story, and I love the setting and characters and writing, but it's definitely a prequel rather than a stand-alone novella. I do not recommend it as a late-night mood-lifting read.