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(The Black Stallion #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  144 ratings  ·  47 reviews
USA Today Bestselling Authors Maggie Ryan and Alta Hensley join forces again to bring you the second novel in this action-packed, romantic suspense trilogy full of bad boys and the women who love them.

Dark… seductive… promise

Stryder Steele, along with his two brothers and father, lives by one code: Help all in need. Even if it means saving those who walk among the most

Kindle Edition, 449 pages
Published February 17th 2017 by Blushing Books Publications
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Natalie The Biblioholic
It's LIVE!!

STRYDER picks up right where Maddox left off with Stryder and Anson off to a slave auction to purchase Zoya. With her help, they hope to not only identify the other girls and their buyers, but to ultimately take down the man responsible for the annihilation of Adira's family... Vasily Poplov. With the help of Adira's grandfather, the Steele's were able to rescue many women and find them some justice. In the midst of it all, Stryder and Zoya fall in love and plan
Kate's Corner
3.5 Stars

If you haven’t read the first book then don’t read the review there are some references to it.
Stryder picks off exactly where Maddox stopped. This is a great addition and continuation in the Black Stallion Trilogy. There is suspense in the book with complex and flawed characters. Dark and seductive.

Stryder has picked his save in the hope to fight against Poplov who killed nearly all of Adira’s family. Anson and Stryder go off to Russia to find out more about the sex slave ring infiltr
Feb 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: alpha-male
3.5 Stars

Men on a mission

Rescuing women who are sold to be slaves to evil powerful and disgusting men.

Stryder his brothers and father along with others make it their mission to rescue women and get the heads of the sex slave operations and auctions and do what they can to bring the organisations down.

About the plot:
Zoya was rescued in Russia she was purchased by Stryder who posed alongside his brother as interested parties in the women slave trade, Zoya was purchased and once Zoya was safe in
Laura Lee
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
The brother's are back!!

Help all in need...

This book takes us to Moscow to an underground auction... Stryder knows which one will become the next 'save'. He has seen those eyes before in his life. Eye's that tell a story he is unable to forget. Stryder has been through a lot in his life and his story is one that you wouldn't wish on anyone.

Zoya Morozova has moved to start her life. Arriving in town with nothing, she meets and friends a super nice lady who takes Zoya under her wings. But her wi
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Looking for a suspenseful book that is full of swoon worthy men? Well look no further!!! Alta and Maggie have once again delivered in with Stryder, the second book in "The Black Stallion" Series. This duo does great work and will have you on the edge of your seat.

This book picks up right where the last one ended. They are on a mission to get the bad guy in Moscow and this is where Stryder comes across Zoya. He buys here from the sex slave auction, but what she doesn't know is that he isn't the
Marieke ~ Marieke's Books
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, arc, double-pov, bdsm
Stryder is the second book in ‘the Black Stallion Trilogy’ by author duo Maggie Ryan and Alta Hensley and picks up where the previous book – Maddox – left off. Maddox and his Adira are happily in love, but the villain from their book is still a free man. The Steele family is after him, and this places Zoya on their radar. This book tells the story of Zoya and Stryder.
“Zoya remembered Natalia’s question. Scared? No, she was beyond scared… beyond terrified, even. Zoya didn’t believe there was a w
Hope W
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stryder is the second book in the Black Stallion Trilogy but can be read as a standalone book as well. While the Steele's are on the same mission this story takes us to Russia. Stryder and his brother, Anson, find themselves trying to save women from sex trafficking. Stryder is a man haunted by his past. He is a strong alpha male who practices BDSM and believes in domestic discipline. He works with his father and brothers, Maddox and Anson. Zoya is a young and naïve Russian woman. While kidnapp ...more
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Stryder,youngest of the Steele Brothers, is all business and all male. Anson and Stryder are undercover in Russia trying to get information on Poplov and his sex trafficking ring. They obtain invites to the auction and are determined to save at least one girl who will be able to give them inside information on the operation. The Steele family is determined to take Poplov out after all the devastation he has caused their family and many others. Stryder knew before they ever arrived in Russia whic
Steph's Romance Book Talk
Such a good second book to this family saga!! 4.5 Stars!! This book picks up where Maddox left off and the hinted next mission would be. Stryder and Zoya are a new fun couple full of sass, humor, love, and BDSM antics. Stryder is an alpha-male with a tragic backstory and loads of heart. Zoya is the naive girl that gets caught up in a sex slave ring becoming Styder's mission and possibly more. I enjoyed watching their story unfold and look forward to the conculsion of this family saga with Anson' ...more
Sarah Dale
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series and you really should read the first one first. There is a background story that runs through the two books that keeps you completely hooked and wondering which way the story will go.

Stryder picks up where Maddox finished and follows Stryder's mission to save the girl he saw on film and fight Poplov the man that killed Adira's family. Along with Anson they infiltrate a sex slave ring, they buy Zoya and hope that she can help them with information on the sex
Rebecca Austin
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: trsor
Stryder Steele and his brother Anson have gone to Russia to investigate Vasily Poplov and the Russian Sex Slave Trade. He and Anson are able to get an invite secretly and hope they can save as many of the women as they can.

Zoya Morozova moved to Moscow to try and make something of herself while her family remained back home. Upon arriving she meets Katrina Petrova who befriends her and promises to show her around but soon she finds herself up for auction.

When Stryder wins Zoya, will he be able
Brandy Roberts
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a interesting story I haven't read the the first book I was a little lost but I was hooked wanted to see what was going to happen to the characters and how it would end I can't wait for the next one I'll be reading the 1st book . Both characters were really likable they deserve their happy ever after . This is a very well written book that deals with issues such as human trafficking and aftermath of it . I can't wait to read more by this author
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Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stryder by Alta Hensley and Maggie Ryan is the second book in " The Black Stallion " series.

Stryder Steele and his brother are in Moskov to infiltrate a sex slave ring and eliminate the threat of Vasily Popov.
The Steele men vowed to rescue and safekeeping victims of the dark side.

Zoya is a naive russian girl who gets abducted and is to sold into slavery at a auction.
The Steele brothers buy her and bring her to their family ranch, theyre good people.

But what about the looming threat and their ene
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first Steele brothers book I have read. I could tell some things had occurred with Stryder's brother Maddox, prior to this book, but I felt like there was enough explanation that it wasn't necessary to read Book 1 first.

I was pleasantly surprised to find so much action and suspense in this romance book. This book was so well written, that I found the sex trafficking scenes made me cringe.

After that, I had a hard time putting this book down. I liked all of the characters. Keep in min
Misty Warner
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. This is book two in the series and picks up right where the first left off. It could be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading in order.
Zoya has just moved to Moscow on her own. Soon after arriving she meets Katarina. She makes Zoya feel welcome and quickly become her friend and takes time to show her around. Only Zoya quickly learns she doesn't end up being a friend at all.
The Steeler's learn of a sex slave auction going on and m
Toni L
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in the series & it's definitely built on the good start from Maddox (book 1). It's a well written, well paced & thought out story with great characters. There are also enough light moments through the read that makes it easy to keep reading without a break. Don't worry if you haven't read the first book, as this is completely standalone. My only complaint is that for a non-American, Zoya had absolutely no problem with any of the language even though it's unlikely she ...more
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stryder and Zoya from the time they met have a unique relationship. Stryder rescued Zoya from others that wanted her to be
their personal sex slave. She goes to Texas to stay with Stryder ,and his family. The family does this a lot and takes in any
that they are able to rescue from harm. Zoya slowly learns to trust others and her life is changed immeasurably. This is an
excellent book.
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Black Stallion series and I think this ine is actually better then the first time. I loved Stryder and Zoya together. She is was the right amount of feisty. The story has a good pace. My favorite charcter is still Jennie.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love amidst chaos...

Stryder is the second instalment in this bdsm-laced romantic suspense series and delves into the disturbing and troubling territory of human trafficking. The Steele family continues to fight for those in need and Stryder is determined to see Zoya Morozova safe. There is action and tears, and as I’ve come to expect, some curveballs along the way as this unexpected couple find their way…

This story, like Maddox and Adira’s before it, is chock-full of drama whether at home or on
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Read!

I love these Steele brothers! They have heart, understanding, & courage! STRYDER was almost better than MADDOX! This is definitely a series to be read!
Feb 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Stryder takes off almost right where Maddox leaves off. If you haven’t read Maddox, I would make sure you do that beforehand. While it’s not strictly necessary per say, you may find yourself feeling a tad bit lost about situations if you don’t. This book is well-written and covers an extremely difficult topic in human trafficking. It’s certainly not for the faint of heart. And like book one, there were definitely some things I struggled with. But overall, I did enjoy the book.

Zoya is a sweet, na
Kathy Heare Watts

A great addition to The Black Stallion Trilogy, and with book two, we pick up with Stryder and Anson going to Russia to a privately held sex slave auction conducted by Vasily Poplov, the man who was responsible for the annihilation of Adira’s family on their yacht. As with the first story, it revolves around mystery, suspense, corruption, greed, power, and this time, young women kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery. The Steele family k
Samantha Ortegon
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I look forward to these Steele brothers from The Black Stallion Trilogy series. Stryder does not disappoint and is every bit as sexy as his brother Maddox. In Stryder book 2 the Steele brothers are on a mission to rescue a woman who is being sold to the highest bidder in a underground human auction. This is a story of three brothers and a father who rescue and provide safety to those that are in danger, taking down the criminals and at times getting revenge.

Stryder Steele finds himself lost in
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This wonderful tale picks up where Maddox left off. It is well written and your attention never waivers, staying with it till the end. I can’t wait for the third! In this one, Stryder and Anson go to a sex slave auction and focus on saving the one girl that garnered Stryder’s attention in a photo. Zoya is a beautiful Russian girl that was lured by an unexpected friendship in a strange city. But on a night out, that ‘friend’ proved otherwise, setting her up for two men to take her into sex traffi ...more
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
I knew reading Maddox (book 1) that I was going to fall hard for Stryder and I didn't disappoint myself.

Doesn't every girl wish with just one look of your picture would put in motion one man's mission to save you? I am as independent as they come but would love a man to swoop in to save me sometimes.

Stryder Steele finds himself freezing his balls off in Moscow, to hopefully get invitations to an elite club This club only services the extremely rich. You can't invite just anyone to a sex slave
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in The Black Stallion series. This one finds younger brothers Stryder and Anson undercover in Russia for a high end slave auction, run by the Steele's nemesis Vasily Popolov. Unable to rescue all the girls, Stryder insists on rescuing Zoya, a girl that first caught his attention in Book 1.

Just like the first book this book offers a nice blend of action adventure and romance. The alpha males are hot and the submissives are submissive, but still very independent. The settin
Eva Wade
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Loved how they came together and even though they had an agreement you knew it was going to develope in to more.i gotta say i didn't see who the killer was coming. we had a general idea but still. Just wish it would have told a bit more about the engagement and her finding out about the pregnancy but its still a great read. its a stand alone with a HEA
Susan Landowski
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This can definitely be read as a standalone but I recommend read in order. I just started book one , Maddox , now and out of order and wish read in order. If you enjoy in depth characters with lots of angst and emotional turmoil, adventure, intrigue, bad guys verses better highly Alpha guys then this series and book is for you. Contains a lot of erotic heat and an unconventional love story. Read this book.
KnottyGirl Reviews
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Stryder is the much-anticipated second book in The Black Stallion Trilogy. This time, baby brother Stryder and middle brother Anson head to Russia where it’s off to buy a sex slave. The evil Vasily Poplov is selling women to perfectly horrible rich people, and the Steele brothers have wrangled themselves invites. Anson wants to save one in particular, but Stryder already had his sights set on Zoya Morozova.

Zoya had come to Russia from her village and been grabbed up. Now she was being taken back
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who enjoy a mystery story with BDSM
Recommended to Pico1 by: Blushing Books

Stryder is the second story in the Black Stallion Ranch series. Stryder is one of the three sons of Drake, and brother to Maddox, the lead character in the first story in the series – Maddox. As in the first story, there is a mysterious Russian criminal behind a slave trade in young women – and Stryder is going to solve it along with his brothers and father. Zoya is one of those women, and the story of how she is saved and becomes an accomplice in helping to bring down the criminal is a good one
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I have been writing stories as long as I can remember. I am an author with Blushing Books. I enjoy writing both contemporary erotica as well as historical books set in ages past. I love developing characters that are able to tell their own stories. My heroines are multi-faceted women who are strong, intelligent and capable in their own right but find a deep need to share their lives with those str ...more

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The Black Stallion (3 books)
  • Maddox (The Black Stallion Trilogy, #1)
  • Anson (The Black Stallion Trilogy Book 3)