Review: Wild Ride by Laura Kaye
Elizabeth's 10 Slow Burning Stars Review
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Ride Wild is combustible love on a slow burner... Cora & Slider have a profound connection and the story flows naturally. Definitely my favorite in the Raven Riders Series! Elizabeth @ White Hot Reads
Sam "Slider" Evans is a badass biker who has been a shell of a man since before the loss of his wife. When it comes to his kids he makes sure that he gives them whatever they need. Including a pretty little babysitter turned live in nanny, and Cora Campbell only wants a life of happiness for everyone she loves. Given her past and the ghosts that she escaped... she needs this. The Evans men give Cora all the love and life that she needs.
As Cora's friendship with Slider turns romantic these two have a slow burn love that ignites the fire within the wild biker for the ride of their life!
Slider wrapped himself around her, his forehead against hers, his arm around her shoulder. She pulled him closer, needing his touch, needing his comfort, needing him.
Eyes still flooding, Cora heaved a deep breath, then another, until her breaths were shuddering but becoming more even. But her eyes wouldn’t stop leaking. Damnit.
“Come here,” Slider said, his voice full of grit. He pulled her off the bed and into his lap there on the floor of her bedroom.
Cora wrapped her arms around his neck. “Just being stupid,” she said.
“No way,” he said. “Big hearts are bound to get bruised, Cora, and yours is the biggest I’ve ever seen.”
And now she was crying again. She laid her head on his shoulder, her face pressed to his neck, and cried herself out until she was limp and exhausted. He rubbed her back and stroked her hair the whole time, just holding her and being there for her. And, man, that would’ve been enough. But it was the little kiss against her hair that had her too-big heart feeling entirely too full for her chest.
For being wrecked, broken, and more than a little lost, Slider Evans had a well of sweetness so deep that Cora wasn’t sure how she’d ever find her way out. Or if she even wanted to.
On another deep breath, Cora finally lifted her face and met Slider’s blazing light green eyes. He cupped her face in one big hand and swiped at her tears with his thumb, but it wasn’t enough, so he lifted the edge of his shirt and used that instead.
Cora managed a chuckle, even as she messed him up to put herself back together. “Sorry.”
“Don’t be,” he said, his voice full of gravel. “Aren’t we a pair?” He swallowed hard. “You feel so much, and I can’t feel enough.”
The words were so revealing that they nearly made her gasp. “Oh, Slider,” she said. “I think you feel more than you let on.” She hadn’t meant her, but the flare of those strange eyes told her he took it that way. And it made her want to backpedal. Fast. “I mean—”
He kissed her. Hand in her hair, his lips came down on hers in a soft press of skin on skin. It wasn’t the frenzy of their first kisses in his bed, but there was an intimacy in the softness, in the sweetness that hit her just as hard.
When he pulled away, his expression was intense and thoughtful, like he wanted to say something and needed to figure out exactly what it was. And then he nailed her with a stare and said, “Cora, you—”
Knock, knock. “Dad?” Sam called from outside Cora’s door.
Meet Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.