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Stryder (The Black Stallion Trilogy Book 2)

4.45  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  40 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, 296 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 Phoenix
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 20, 2017 Marieke rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, arc, bdsm, double-pov
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
Feb 16, 2017 Jan 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
Feb 22, 2017 Chasidy 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
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
Laura- BookBistroBlog
Feb 13, 2017 Laura- BookBistroBlog 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
Stephanie Uncensored
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
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
Feb 21, 2017 Jen 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
Kimberly Anne ~ Reviews From The Heart
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
Samantha Ortegon (Books, Wine and Lots of Time)
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
Hope W
Feb 22, 2017 Hope W 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 04, 2017 Susan rated it it was amazing
Susan reviewed on behalf of Mytimeoutbookblog

I give Stryder: The Black Stallion Trilogy (Book 2) 5 stars for picking up where Maddox left off and getting me right back into their world. It intrigued me and kept me curious throughout, and I definitely loved the romance and steaminess it provided.

Alta Hensley and Maggie Ryan have delivered, once again, an intense and suspenseful novel that included alpha males, BDSM scenes, romance, and a good deal of mystery.

Stryder brings Zoya to the Black Stal
Sarah Dale
Feb 19, 2017 Sarah Dale 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
KnottyGirl Reviews
Feb 17, 2017 KnottyGirl Reviews 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
Cheryl Whitty
We meet the brothers in Russia at slave auction, being undercover so that they bring down the baddy Poplov’s the Russia mobster who has had women kidnapped from all over the place and arranges the sale various men personally invited to the evening.
One of the woman they intend to buy, rescue and gather Intel. Zoya arrives in Moscow to work, but her when in a bar her drink is spiked and then she sold on the block.
Stryder had decided he needed to buy her from the moment he saw her on the black web.
Feb 18, 2017 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Well to start out this book was throughly, throughly enjoyable! The story starts out with the Steele brothers, Stryder and Anson, are sent to Russia on a mission to buy a slave girl that is being autioned off by a man that was involved with annihilating Maddox's, one of the other brothers, wife's family, which was what happens in the first book in this series. Zoya Morozova is caught and put up for auction and is luckly to be the one that the Steele brothers buy. I think that the main characters ...more
Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse
Feb 13, 2017 Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dark Romance Lovers

OMG I was so excited to read this one. I loved the first one in this series and this one is no exception.

The brothers are back and damn Stryder is just so damn swoon worthy I can't stand it. This second book takes us to Moscow while once again the Steele family need to save the ones in need!!!

The save this time is Zoya and she is young naive and scared to death from her ordeal but the Steele family all of them are there to help her while she helps them take the bad guys down.
Feb 19, 2017 ajjmb rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book. This book is full of intrigue, action and rescue. The men of the Black Stallion Ranch are willing to do what is takes to take down the bad guys, even if it sometimes means getting into the thick of things. It could mean buying a slave off the black market and having to leave other girls behind to be abused, just to catch this piece of scum and put him away. Zoya was a naive girl that soon found herself in a human trafficking ring and being bought ...more
Feb 19, 2017 Pico1 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
Brandy Roberts
Feb 17, 2017 Brandy Roberts 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
copy provided for honest review
Feb 04, 2017 Konny 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 19, 2017 Greyling54 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
In this second book about the Steele family and their mission to rescue the "innocents" who may be hurt by the various "businesses" their families are in, the focus is on Stryder. I liked this better than Maddox, the first book in the series. It works fine as a stand-alone, but you get backstory on several of the characters if you've read the first book. The summary, of course, is above. The characters are likeable and the sex and BDSM is well done. The improvement here, in my opinion, is that i ...more
Feb 17, 2017 Jacky 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
Feb 25, 2017 Heart5 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
Feb 16, 2017 Sara rated it really liked it
4 Stars!
The next of the Steele brother, Stryder, is up in this second book in the Black Stallion Trilogy, and he is dark and mysterious and he doesn’t stand for violence against women.
The book picks up where Maddox (book one) leaves off. Stryder and Anson are in Russia to find Poplov, who is responsible for the deaths of Adira’s family members. There he meets Zoya, who has left her family to find a job in Moscow.
This book touches on some dark topics. Stryder is pretty dark himself. He and Zoya
Feb 17, 2017 Anna rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent second book in the Black Stallion Trilogy. There was a little follow up to the great characters we met in the first book, but mainly the book focused on Zoya, a young Russian woman kidnapped to be sold as a slave, and Stryder, the youngest Steele brother. Just as in the first book, I loved the interactions and developing relationship between Zoya and Stryder. They both had vulnerabilities and strengths. I also loved to see the interactions and relationships among all the br ...more
Lisa Roberts
Feb 12, 2017 Lisa Roberts rated it it was amazing
Styrder Steele and his family in Texas travel where ever they need to go to save a woman that has been sold into slavery and bring down the powerful culprits at no cost to see them pay.Zoya is Stryders save and he is responsible for her wellbeing and survival and will do anything to make that happen,with the Alpha he is he works very hard to bring Zoya peace and back to a normal life.
With BDSM scenes and a whole lot of bad boy they are off the charts hot and are unstoppable.This book is filled w
2OCC Reviews
Feb 21, 2017 2OCC Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: amber
This is the second story in The Black Stallion series, and it's sure to keep you entertained. Zoya was a naive Russian girl who finds herself in a world of trouble after leaving home for the first time. Stryder and his family are on a mission to rescue women and bring down Popovs twisted empire. Stryder and Zoya meet when he rescues her, by buying her from a sex slave ring, but it's far from a happily ever after.
This is a good story but I had a hard time staying invested in the characters in ce
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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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