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Taming Ryder

(Souls of the Knight #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,339 ratings  ·  194 reviews
You met Ryder Richardson in Being Sawyer Knight. Now, this is his story.

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

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

And then he comes
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published September 29th 2014 (first published August 2014)
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After meeting Ryder in first book 3 (yeah I know, don't judge) and then book 1, I was very curious about his story. He seemed like a really "put together" and happy guy in the other books.....but boy was I wrong ....

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Book 1 was all about hiding who you really are and coming out and standing up for yourself and I thought this book would be the same kind of story, but it really wasn't. Ryder's story is a much more emotional one. For those who have triggers, there is self- harm, rape, substance
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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 cant 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.

Everybodys mind works differently. Some people need their partners to commit to them
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Aug 13, 2014 marked it as lgbtq-to-read  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
Major price drop at right now:
Lisa Miller
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
DNF @ 61%.

Stick a fork in me, I'm done. Another ridiculously preachy hurt/comfort story. It's just not my bag. Blech.
Lustful Literature

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 wasnt 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 hasnt been easy for either one of them. They both live with the pain and loneliness
Lisa Cullinan
Sep 29, 2015 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,
Stephanie   GooglyEyes
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 Baker
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 22, 2016 rated it liked it
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
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Amanda Jones
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 (-;
Monica Vidal
I finished book 1 yesterday and tho I didnt think much of it I decided to insist and read the other two books in the series. This one is a little better than the 1st one.

I found Ryder and Mason more relatable because they are both gay porn stars and gay porn stars is one of my things, since I spend a lot of time watching them. Who doesnt? 🤷♀

Ryder is super problematic, actually I think there should have been some TW, theres rape, theres suicidal thoughts, theres self harming...its not pretty.
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2014
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Rachel and Christinas Tag Team Review, reviewing for Love Between the Sheets

Rachel: 4 stars

Christina: 4 ½ 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 Ryders story.

CM: We both know of Nicolas 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.

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

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

And then he comes along. Mason George Back Door Studios 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. Ryders 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,
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Once again, it's difficult for me to decide, what's the fair rating for this book.

Actually, I liked a large part of this book.
First of all, I already loved Ryder in Being Sawyer Knight, the first book of this series, and was curious about his story. And then of course, I was happy to meet all the other lovely characters from BSK again. It was great to see Sawyer and Jack having some sweet moments. Elle was again an important and supportive friend. Oh, and Matt, he was as always good for some
Jackie's Book Review
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
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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
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
T.M. Payne
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Danni Oxtoby
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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

... this is a cockyboys came to life

with some story and 'real life' of a porn stars included...

it's good to know that they're somehow, humans, instead of only fantasy...
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 0-lgbtq-read
I am going to be upfront and say that this author's storytelling isn't what I am looking for in a read, but I will finish this series and probably never look back or plan to read another of her books in the future, but that isn't to say that I won't... just that I don't plan to! But, please... if she is a new author to you, give her a try! We can't all always like the same things! Variety is, after all, the spice of life! *grin*

As for this story...
There were many things I loved about it... the
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love it.
I love the story, the realism of it, love both guys. It's sweet, heartbreaking, sad, beautiful.
It takes times to meet someone, to understand and accept love.
Beautiful story.
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