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Ride: The Bet

(Puca Mates #2)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  114 reviews

He gave her one helluva ride…

Felicity Forrest’s investigation to find the púca shapeshifter responsible for strange accidents haunting a construction site takes an unexpected turn.

Niall O’Leary is tall, dark, and totally alpha. He’s also the Chieftan’s son. His mission collides with Felicity’s investigation and sparks fly. Will they pick up where they left off at the end
Kindle Edition, 154 pages
Published January 31st 2018 by Swoon Worthy (first published May 20th 2015)
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May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Felicity Forrest is a very confident plus size woman. She has true beauty that she does not even realize that she has. After dating a jerk of a guy who tried to tear her self-esteem down and stomped on her heart, it is no wonder she does not know she is beautiful. But Naill O’Leary and the stallion within sees this beauty. They know one thing. They need to make her their mate.

Naill O’Leary is a handsome alpha Puca. He is also the some of the Cheiftan’s son. It is his duty to find a mate so that
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd episode in this very exciting and intriguing series.

Felicity decides to take the plunge into a one night stand with the very handsome and sexy Niall, but will one night be enough for Felicity. She has never felt so beautiful and sexy before, he makes her feel things she never has before.

Niall is at a loss, this BBW really sets his stallion to prancing, but is he ready to sacrifice her for the survival of his people?

Who is frightening the town folk, accusing the Puca of nightly at
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ride is a BBW Paranormal series by A.C. James. This author does the series a little different than what I am used to. There are 12 of what they call episodes (novellas) and each set of 4 episodes is a season (separate story) that combines into the 1 series. I would suggest getting them in either one large bundle of 12 or by seasons because each episode ends in a cliffhanger. Now, with that info.out of the way here are my thoughts on the first season. The series is about Puca (horse) shapeshifter ...more
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Ride series between Niall and Felicity. It picks up where book one ended. They start spending more time together and Niall realizes Felicity is his mate. Now he just needs to convince her and find a way to still keep the Pucas secret. This novella ends in another cliffhanger.
James Mooney
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading The Ride

Thus far, The writing hand been superb. The candid imagination has found a very unique story. The character's real life persona flow's smoothly and keeps the fantasy in the realm of believable. I'm really looking forward to the next book. Thank you A.C.
mrs lynne gouaalla
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This series is awesome
I was glued to it from the beginning
So much action
These stallions story are so much different than what i usually read
But just as good
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg need to read the next one too
Diane Werning
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Wow what a story of should I say part of one.Once you start reading this you have to keep getting another episode.Very addictive.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's basically the next part of a single book. Still a good read.
Janet Rodman
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Felicity wakes up thinking about Niall. She believes that she dreamed about him changing into a stallion. Niall sits in the pub remembering how Felicity rode on his back while he was in his stallion form. He comes up with a plan to seduce Felicity. In episode one, Felicity has broken up with her boyfriend William who constantly put her down. She is still trying to get over him. Felicity makes a bet with Cyn that she will have a one night stand with Niall before Cyn can have a one night stand wit ...more
I received a free audible copy of books 1-4 of this romance serial in exchange for my honest review.

This is my first A.C. James book and I very much enjoyed it. It was also the first book I've ever read that involved pucas (or a horse shifter of any sort). I really enjoyed all of the particularities surrounding pucas and puca mating. I particularly enjoyed that the mate must be able to ride the stallion to be eligible as a mate (a.k.a. able to bear puca offspring). That added caveat of determini
Yvonne Daniels
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of the unusual Shifters

**I received this book to read and review**

The story starts where book one stop. Felicity and her bestie Cynthia are still on a work celebrate birthday week. Felicity hasn't really let go of her last relationship but she has no intention of going back. Now Felicity is determined to have a fling and Niall fits the bill while Cynthia is more than determined to get Tomas in bed not knowing that he is happily mated. So Felicity and Cynthia decide to make a bet betw
Michelle Carter
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Felicity Forrest is a sexy, curvy, funny, and smart reporter who is a little insecure due to past hurts and betrayal sent to investigate the pucca sightings with her best friend Cyn, when she meets Niall O'Leary, the pucca chief's son who was sent to investigate why the veil is thinning and lifting early, and to find a mate, which he is not happy about at all. When Niall sees Felicity, him and his stallion both are inexplicably drawn to her. Now they just have to convince Felicity that she shoul ...more
Cheryl Drake johnson
We pickup where we left off only Felicity believes that she was only dreaming because she had to much to drink even though she knows that she only had one beer while at the Diner her mind just didn't want to except that the man who walked her back to the place she was staying had turned into a horse and road her across town to the park and turned back into a man again butt naked in front of her kissing and wanting to have her and she refused leaving him to walk back by herself but she does remem ...more
Emily Pennington
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed

Felicity Forrest, paranormal investigator and blogger, had just gotten over a breakup. Her best friend Cyn asked her to celebrate her 25th birthday with her to get her mind off things. Instead, Felicity’s boss called her with a new reporting assignment to investigate a Puca (horse shapeshifter) haunting incident in Ireland so the two of them made it into a holiday.

By the end of Book 1, Felicity knows Niall O’Leary is a Puca. Affected by her own insecurities, instead of believi
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bloody hell, was he a double-dose of hotness!

She is part of our past, our present, and our future. Make her our mate forever. HOOOOWEEE! HOT DAMN this is great story!! I am loving this completely and I cannot wait to read the rest! Then I am going to go and read them again with no waiting in between! This is such an amazingly unique story! I love the way it is playing out, the way AC has things flowing is a huge part of the pull & charm of the story. Who knew that horses could be so damn at
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Umm, ya,! This just gets better and better. In this second installment Niall is dead set on wooing Felicity, and Felicity has convinced herself that she needs to let go and get over her ex. One guess as to how she plans on doing that...yup, hence "the bet". During this time, the couple gets to know each other and starts to give in to their insta-attraction, both in body and mind. It gets steamy, very, very steamy. Boy does the author know how to write a sex scene. Congratulations!...ok, ...more
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I was given this book by the author for an honest review*
Episode 2 picks up where 1 left off, Felicity thinks she got drunk and dreamed all the things that happened between her and Niall after they left the pub. Now her BFF Cyn bts her she can shag Tomas before Felicity can shag Niall. Felicity takes her up on the bet because she's tired of living in her past relationship. She decides on a one night stand but is one night enough with Niall? Will Niall finally accept Felicity is his mate ? If h
Diana Page
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is part 2 of the serial series Ride, about Puca shifters by A.C.James. It takes up where part one ended, but Felicity thinks it's all a dream brought on by too many pints of beer. In reality Niall has messed with her memory, until he is able to make her understand how detrimental her outing the Pucas could be , if she writes that they are truly across the "veil" that has opened. Thinking it's all a dream has Felicity and her friend Cyn making a bet as to who will shaggy their chosen guy fir ...more
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
This book is the 2nd novella, or episode, in the series (and they definitely need to be read in order b/c each book builds on the other). It starts out with Felicity thinking she got drunk at the local pub with her BFF Cyn, but she feels like she had a pretty wild dream starring Niall & herself. Cyn makes Felicity a bet that she can shag Niall's friend before Felicity can shag Niall. Felicity takes her up on that bet b/c she is tired of reliving her past with her ex and she wants at least on ...more
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book two and I'm still hooked. After Felicity's "ride" and rejecting Naill, she wakes with no memory of the previous night but one heck of a dream memory--at least that's what she thinks it is. While her BFF is still trying the nail (pun intended) Thomas, Naill is using his friend to keep her busy while he works on Felicity.

The more time them they spend together the more time they want to spend. Felicity continues her investigation of the PUCAs. BFF challenges her to a bet. The first to seduce o
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Felicity wakens from a dream, not knowing that it actually happened, but Niall made her forget. Felicity and Cyn make a bet about who will get into bed first with a man: Felicity with Niall or Cyn with Thomas. Felicity and Cyn do not know that Thomas is also a Puca and has a mate and will not be untrue to her. Niall comes back and Felicity falls into bed and into love with him. They go on a date and a construction worker from the resort that is being targeted rushes into the pub claiming he was ...more
Lynn Smith
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as an independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock.

Book two in the Puca Mates series. Felicity is starting to investigate the claims of Puca on the island. Her attraction to Niall is at the fore front of her mind. Cyn is still trying to get Tomas in bed. But a little bit of karma is going on there, along with a few other things. Niall is still trying to convince himself what he feels for Felicity is just him try
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a cleverly written collection of paranormal stories, volumes 1 thru 4 of the Ride Series. These stories are about the life and love of the of the Puca Mates (shape shifters). Felicity Forrest and Niall O'Leary are the main characters in these stories and while neither one of them is looking for love, they end up finding it. These four stories introduce us to the characters, tell us how they met and why. Then we learn more about them. There is even a very suspenseful part (I won't say wha ...more
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Please note that each of the episodes are short quick reads. Definitely for 18+ due to sexual situations. Very hot and steamy. Not be read as a standalone as it ends in a cliffhanger. Read each individual episode in order.

The characters and setting are well described in the blurb for the episode and I'm not going to recap that in my review. Please read the blurb for more info on Niall and Felicity and the Isle of Inis Mor. 

Even though Felicity broke up with her last boyfriend 6 months ago, she
Roxie's Reviews
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Red Hot Stallion"
This story is amazing!The characters are Awesome. In book one we met Felicity she is a supernatural investigator. She was sent to Ireland to look into a story about a supernatural creature called a puca. A puca is a shape shifting Stallion. There she met Niall O'Leary he is tall sexy total Alpha he is also a puca lol and the puca Chieftan's son. In this book Felicity wakes up with a raging headache, and not much memory of the night before. She thinks what happened with Niall wa
Terri Oconnell
This is the 2nd episode in a very intriguing series. I have listed it under fantasy-paranormal but there is some above average sex. This shape shifting stallion can come see me anytime! In this book Felicity decides to make good on a bet with her friend to have sex with Niall. Both are unsure what the next step is to be. Will Niall stay true to the course of protecting his family and doing what is best for them or follow his heart to Felicity? Will Felicity be able to over come her heart break a ...more
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a way to win a bet!

Niall and Felicity are both on the island with specific but different goals. Niall and Tomas are trying to discover why the Veil is thinning, and Felicity and Cynthia are looking for evidence that proves the local legend about the existence of púcas are true.

Niall is being forced to find a mate, and he’s not very happy about it. Something powerful draws him to Felicity, but they’re both confused and conflicted about their feelings for each other.

About the bet--Felicity be
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Felicity places The Bet with Cyn about loving Niall. It was not a hardship for these fated mates to move in that direction! In the first book, Felicity had an Awakening to Pucas. In this episode, Felicity and her best friend Cyn have a bet on who will get laid first. Cyn is a shoe in because that is her thing but even though Felicity was verbally abused by her last boyfriend; do not count her out! The pull between fated mates, even if she does not know it yet, is strong! So who wins the bet? Unl ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author A.C. James writes paranormal romance and erotica, including Eternal Ever After which was featured in the bestselling Spice Box anthology. Her Ever After Series, which begins with Eternal Ever After, has been described as "brimming with sensuality" and "romantic and sizzling hot."

Other books in the series

Puca Mates (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Ride: Awakening (Puca Mates #1)
  • Ride: Out Cold (Puca Mates #3)
  • Ride: The Veil (Puca Mates #4)
  • Ride: Bad Hangover (Puca Mates #5)
  • Ride: Choices (Puca Mates #6)
  • Ride: Mistake (Puca Mates #7)
  • Ride: Wild Ride (Puca Mates #8)
  • Ride: The Stables (Puca Mates #9)
  • Ride: Only Human (Puca Mates Book 10)
  • Ride: Taken (Puca Mates Book 11)