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Ride

(The Wild Sequence #1)

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No one rides like Chase Austin.

Bad boy. Player. Adrenaline junkie. Snowboarder Chase Austin has a reputation—and not just for being the world’s best extreme athlete. He’s as cold as the mountains he rides, loyal only to his crew . . . and panties drop wherever he goes.

Photographer Brooke Larson knows better than to let him get through her emotional Kevlar. So what if she u
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Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published May 10th 2018 (first published March 16th 2017)
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Bibi
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Well, hello there sexy new cover...meow...

Remarkable that a debut author could capture the reader's attention from the very first page. If you're looking for a thrilling, emotional book, this is it. It's so good that once I returned it to Kindle U, I promptly bought a copy.
Corina
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

So, last week I had this post on IG, talking about my most favorite sports romances and asking at the same time for recommendations. At least two people recommended RIDE to me, and since it was on KU I downloaded it right away.

And boy was I glad I did.

RIDE is the first book by Harper Dallas. It doesn't feel like a debut novel at all. It's amazing. Has all the FEELS, and was addicting from beginning to end. I honestly didn't want to put it down.

For me a great sports romance focuses on th
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Dilek VT
Another book that made me feel bored out of my mind.

The MCs are two dysfunctional individuals that fail to communicate most of the time. I disliked both of them.

It is told by the heroine's point of view. The dialogues are so very scarce. 80% of the book is inner monologues of her. And pages and pages of them riding the snow or watching the snow, the scenery etc.

It was too slow and so very uninteresting for me, lacking emotions, passion and communication. I didn't feel any chemistry between the c
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Jessica Gadziala
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Okay. What can I say about this book? First, I can’t believe this is a debut. The writing here is that of a seasoned author, not a new blood. The style, the pacing, the character-building. It is all on-point.

I have to admit, I have been in a romance slump lately. I was starting to worry that after writing so many of them myself, it had made it impossible to read the genre. I was in the middle of a historical fiction when I decided to pick this one up (as a rec from my PA).

I’m SO glad I did. Ha
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Bookphenomena (Micky)
Woah! Is there anything better than a debut author rocking your world with a breathtaking read? Not in my world. I have devoured this book in 24 hours, resenting every minute I wasn’t reading. I couldn’t put the book down and yet I wanted to sprint to the culmination, consumed by every chapter.

I am a serious sucker for sports romance but I’ve only read the odd book set in the snowboarding world. Chase is a pro-snowboarder, a cocky jerk but with all the talent in the world. Brooke is a extreme sp
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Michelle
5 Stars!
Started this one last night and was up all night because I couldn't put it down. Straight to my favorites shelf! Loved these two!!
Malene
Ride doesn’t read or feel like a debut. It feels like an experienced writer who knows what she’s doing. Harper Dallas has created a fabulous snowboarding universe with Ride and the The False Kings riders. I was completely immersed in these characters and their passion for what they love. They face their fears every time they step onto a mountain and ride on the snow.

Brooke loves boarding too but her job is as a photographer. When she gets the opportunity to work with the False Kings her dreams
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Melanie A.
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-favorites, ku
4.5 STARS!!
"Taking risks is what your heart is for."
In all its New Adult angsty glory, I LOVED this one!

Brooke is an extreme sports photographer who has a chance encounter at an airport with world-famous snowboarder Chase Austin, a man whose poster was on her wall while she was growing up. He's still beautiful, but he turns out to be a bit of an ass in real life.

But the meeting leads to professional opportunities that Brooke can't pass up.

So begins Brooke and Chase's epic battle of
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Tpagirl Loves Romance
Ride was Harper Dallas’ debut novel. It was written as a standalone but will be the first in the Wild series featuring each member of the False Kings Crew.

Chase Austin was a gorgeous, world famous, professional snowboarder. He was intense, hard working, rich and brooding as well as a playboy through and through. He had a single minded focus on his career. He wore an emotional mask so it was obvious there were hurts, scars and numerous layers of protection surrounding his very public being.

Brooke
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Damjana
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I loved it soooo much. I love Brooke and Chase's relationship which goes from hate to love.
I can't belive this is author's debut work, it's very well written with smooth storyline. This is standalone and it will be part of Wild series. I can't wait for next book 😊; Harper Dallas please write it soon!!!
Robyn
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 My Kind Of Crazy Stars

Where to start? First off, I’m very impressed with the character development in this debut novel. I’d call this a slow burn, especially on the emotional front. My favorite types of reads consist of an alternating POV. This one was the h’s POV, until the epilogue; which ended up being just about perfect, aside from me wanting more of it.

Chase, had the dark, broody, tortured, and mysteries thing on lock down! I felt the tension coming off of him in ripples! Him being a p
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Jen
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW!!! Thanks to Roxie, my bestie at Schmexy Girl Book Blog, I am thrilled to say this book was AMAZEBALLS. The writing, the angst, the characters, ALL OF IT. She insisted I drop everything and read Ride by Harper Dallas and OHMYGOD, it's everything I look for in a book. Wrecked and not able to read anything for days after I finished, I FLOVED it. God, this is the kinda book I spend hours searching for, so I'm so grateful for the recommendation. I need more of these characters and I can't wait f ...more
Robin Hill
This is a well thought out debut that kept me on the edge of my seat. Broken hero trope (my fave) with a strong heroine, it's both swoony and angsty and not overly emotional. I'm not usually one for a sports romance, but turns out I can read about snowboarders all day long (and all night, apparently). And the new cover is gorgeous!
• Lisa •
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book: Ride

Author: Harper Dallas

Chatty romance book thoughts:
This book was my ultimate kryptonite - delicious slow burn, perfectly placed steamy teasing, a moody broody hero with a heart of gold and a heroine who knows her own mind all wrapped up in a fantastically plotted, sports themed romance - winning. Thankfully, I recently stumbled across this book on my Instagram feed and after seeing a trusted fellow reviewer had fallen in love with this story I was more than a little curious. And boy did
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Lu Bielefeld
Eu não conhecia o trabalho desta autora e eu fiquei impressionada positivamente.
A história flui bem e os personagens são todos muito interessantes e que prendem a atenção do leitor.
Gostei muito e recomendo. Eu vou ficar de olho no trabalho da autora.
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I didn't know the work of this author, and I was impressed positively.
The story flows well and the characters are all very interesting and holding the reader's attention.
I enjoyed and recommend. I'll keep an eye on the work of the author.
Jacqueline
I borrowed this on ku ages ago after my friend recommended it and it's been sitting on my kindle unread ever since. I hate to think of all of the pants reads I've suffered through when this little piece of utter brilliance was just a click away.

It had a plot, feels (oh, so many feels), hot smut, dirty talk, a swoony hero, a feisty female and even proper character development.

I thought this was an outstanding read. Complete story and available on ku. Highly recommended.
Jennifer
Jul 27, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful book. Eyeroll inducing. Spineless heroine and a jackass hero. No characterization whatsoever. There was no chemistry between the heroine and hero (can't remember their names, that's how forgettable them and this book was). Their relationship was strictly sexual and there wasn't even anything there with that. Plus, nothing happens between them until almost halfway through the book. I hate books that are slow developing their characters' relationships like that unless it's done in a way that ...more
mich
Wasn't impressed with the beginning, then I started liking it, then I started really liking it, then I was LOVING IT, then I got confused and annoyed, then I was like, oh.

The writing had some really awkward parts (typos, weird grammar, etc.), but overall it wasn't too bad. And it also had some really amazing moments -- there were some fantastic, dramatic angsty and emotional scenes and I loooooved them.

And I LOVED reading about all the snowboarding stuff. I want to learn to do the snowboards!

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P. Dangelico
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5. Loved it. This author clearly has a profound love of extreme snowboarding and conveyed her knowledge brilliantly without bogging the story down with a lot of clumsy info dumping. This is how sports romance should be written. If you like a grumpy, tarnished hero give this book a shot. I can't wait for the next one!
lucie
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-english, 2020
What a surprise this book was! I randomly picked it as my next read this morning and couldn't stop reading since then (good thing I have a very little to do now with the quarantene, haha).
It is a pretty standard romance and you know from the very beginning how the story ends and what happens. But I am sucker for books about adrenaline sports, especially snowboarders. I enjoyed it a lot, it was easy to visualize the story setting which is great in this case but the book was unnecessarily long (f
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Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
I’m struggling to believe that this was a debut novel and that this book and this author haven’t received the praise and attention it truly deserves. This is a MUST READ!!

This book was everything! Fantastic character development, plotting and pacing. I couldn’t put this book down once I started!!

Chase is the perfect broken hero. He’s angry, sad and keeps to himself but beneath all of the gruffness is a heart of gold. I loved him.

Brooke is brave, smart and almost as guarded as Chase . Their ch
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Nikki
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow, this book was really great. I was in a book funk having not finished many books lately, this I could read straight through!
Will be looking for more releases by this author.
4.5*
Meggie
4.5 stars!

I really, really enjoyed this one. Most of the reason for this is because I knew next to nothing about the snowboarding world, so it was super interesting outside of the love story. The romance genre as a whole has become a little formulaic and redundant to me lately, so the fact this was in a “new” setting really made a huge difference. Was it perfect? Of course not. But I rate by enjoyment only, and I gobbled this one up 🦃

Brooke Larson is a 24-year-old photographer for extreme sports
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HMS
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First I'd like to thank my GR friends, Bibi, P. Angelico and Jennifer T. for putting this on my GR feed. I absolutely loved this story and can't wait to read more by this author. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!!!!! 😘

Chase was the ultimate broody, asshole hero and I loved him. Once the reasons for his actions and attitude came to light, I fell for the big jerk and hard. Were his actions and behavior justified, no, but understandable. My favorite characters are ones with the most flaw
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Beatrix
But I guess words always get you, in the end.


Boring cover and an unoriginal title hide a real gem! This was really emotional, angsty and just so...real. At first glance, this book really seems so ordinary, there are thousands of them out there, but if you enjoy reading romance, please don't let this one pass you by.
For me it was special because of the way it was written, all the emotions author managed to convey.

And I really think the cover should've been some winter landscape (Bella Coola
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Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4.5 - 5 STARS!!

I love the feeling of picking up a book and feeling heart-pounding excitement from the very first page. That's how I felt while reading 'Ride'. I had heard great things about this book from word-of-mouth and I'm so glad I found it!! A story of passion, fame and love, this book was so well-written that I can't believe it is the author's debut novel!

Chase Austin is a world-famous snowboarder. He is one of the elite and he is at the top of his game. Brooke Larson is a struggling
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Teresa
Nov 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2018
Almost half way through, and I’m out. It was just too many cliches, nothing unique or interesting, and my head hurts from all the eye rolling. I gave it way longer than I probably should have, but I knew people who loved it so I kept pushing. But I got to the point of no return with one of my least favorite cliched lines, which I reacted poorly to after already feeling so annoyed.

I came this far and put in enough effort to rate and review. And I sincerely cannot imagine a scenario where anything
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Esra
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 hottttt stars

It's currently really cold in Australia and reading a book set in the snowy mountains really gives you the chill on the inside. This was such an enjoyable book to read, the romance and book was slow-building; which is what I live for in romance novels now, and like every slow-build, the satisfaction is worth it in the end.

This book reminds me of the books I read by Mariana Zapata, I just love a book that lengthens the romance and angst within a short amount of pages.

Loved Brooke
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TSN ☮
2.5 stars

Well, I liked it, and it was ok... 'ish. I certainly didn't loved it, adored it, or anything like that, but... like I said; I liked it.
It was just too long and with too little content for me to really "engage". To be completely honest, I struggled to complete it and was a bit bored through most of it.

I understand why so many love it... Those broken and tortured souls; some people just love them. While I mostly find them really, really stupid and annoying.

Guess this is yet another review
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Harper Dallas writes romantic fiction. Her favorite stories are about true love, strong women, and the men who can handle them.

After exploring the world, Harper met her own tall, blond, and handsome stranger right back at home. She is now living her happy ever after in the wilderness of British Columbia.

When she's not writing love stories, you can probably find her in the mountains.

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“It’s a privilege to watch them, and it takes my breath away—but none of them ride like Chase. It’s all I can do not to keep the footage tight on him. They’re all gifted boarders, but Chase is something else. His body moves graceful as water from grinds to jumps, fluid force in each expert twist. He gets air with more force than the rest of them put together, launching like a bullet, all that destructive potential becoming like music in the air. Weightless.” 1 likes
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