Liv never expected to find herself trapped in an alley facing a band of rough bikers. And she certainly never expected to see him again…
When Shock encounters an old flame in a dark alley, it sends him spiraling. She’s still as beautiful as ever, but she seems to have fallen on hard times since college, and he’s concerned about the risks she seems to take. In order to keep her safe and finally have her for himself, he makes a sensual deal: his help for her complete submission. But will Liv be able to let go of the past and fall for the hard rider?
Worldbuilding: The bikers in Hard Ride are, of course, fascinating. Bikers tend to be 😀 Worlds that include them tend to be as well. I can’t say I felt we were immersed in that world, but the hints that are present are interesting.
Characters: Liv was fun, easy to like though tougher to empathize with. There’s some stuff in her past, some stuff in her present… she’s got a plateful. The fact is not overly played on, which I appreciate it, and I hope things will be the same in the next 2 parts of the novel as well.
Shock was yummy, of course. Alpha male, biker, tattoos, leather… are you kidding me? :)) So much hot.
I liked their chemistry, and the feels that are involved.
Plot: This a rekindled romance kind of trope, though they’ve know each other for a while but haven’t been an actual couple. The feels were there though. The story so far is fun, the contract-based kind of affair.
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, his and her POV.
Curb Appeal: Hot cover, interesting blurb – and I wanted to try a bikers read 😀 So it spoke to my need, lol.
All in all, this was an interesting beginning and I’m reading #2 right now. Yes, I am a total tease like that *mwahahaha* Don’t worry though, I’m sharing my thoughts on it next week! So far, so good!