~Loved this amazing heart wrenching emotional beautiful story of forbidden love. –Teresa
~The suspense and twists are thrilling and give a sense of foreboding that is gripping. -Dyoz
Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author Ryan Michele brings a whole new meaning to the word rebellion in this exciting new chapter to the Ravage MC! Welcome to forbidden love in Rebellion, Alabama.
One night to drown all the pain is all it’s supposed to be … or so we thought. We were wrong.
Secrets, lies and betrayal changes both of our lives forever.
Cocky. Self-assured. Confident. Skilled.
Crow is the President of the Ravage Motorcycle Club Rebellion Chapter—my father Rhys’ MC.
The way Crow commands the space is all alpha bad boy biker. He’s enthralling. But it’s more than that. Somehow he grips that broken part of me that weeps for the loss of my grandfather. He is my solace when all is lost, the only person who can calm my soul.
This second chance encounter ignites an already growing desire. It explodes into passion neither of us anticipated. The connection is too strong to ignore. I wasn’t the only one in agony. Our lives intertwined in a way neither of us expected. We’re connected in pain, bound by family loyalty, and consumed with lust. But he’s, forbidden, because he’s much older—which makes him even hotter.
If I choose wrong, I’ll lose the one thing I’ve always had—respect within the Sumner Ravage MC. I’ll lose my family.
** Connected in Pain (Rebellion #1) (Ravage MC #12) is a full-length first installment of a trilogy: Connected in Pain, Fueled in Fire & Sealed in Strength. **
~This book and their journey were everything... sexy, intense, suspenseful, dangerous, twisted, gritty, raw, passionate, undeniable, and completely unforgettable in every single way there was. –Brianna
~Connected in Pain has angst, heartache, secrets, action, some really hot scenes, and enough suspense to keep you right on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. –Janna
~Ravage Rebellion had a real Kristen Ashley feel to me. –PGsky
Ravage Motorcycle Club Official Reading Order:
1. Ravage Me (Cruz & Princess)
2. Seduce Me (GT & Casey)
3. Consume Me (Tug & Blaze)
4. Inflame Me (Rhys & Tanner) (Dagger & Mearna)
5. Captivate Me (Buzz & Bella) (Breaker & Shaina)
6. Bound by Family (Cooper & Bristyl) (Bound #1)
7. Bound by Desire (Deke & Rylie) (Bound #2)
8. Bound by Vengeance (Ryker & Austyn) (Bound #3)
9. Bound by Affliction (Green & Leah) (Bound #4)
10. Bound by Destiny (Jacks & Emery & Micah) (Bound #5)
11. Bound by Wreckage (Nox & Carsyn) (Bound #6)
12. Connected in Pain (Crow & Rylynn #1) (Rebellion #1)
13. Fueled in Fire (Crow & Rylynn #2) (Rebellion #2)
14. Sealed in Strength (Crow & Rylynn #3) (Rebellion #3)
15. Connected in Code (Wrong Way & Hayden) (Rebellion #4)
16. Bound by Consequences (Micah & Ensley #1) (Bound #7)
17. Bound by Redemption (Micah & Ensley #2) (Bound #8)
18. Bound by Fate (Dryerson & Katie) (Bound #9) (Coming Soon)
Companion Reads in the Ravage MC Family:
Ride with Me
Ravage MC Final Epilogue (Located at the end of Captivate Me)
Connected In Pain
This is book one in the Ravage MC Rebellion series it’s a spin off series of Ravage MC Bound. You should read Bound series first to fully enjoy this series. This book is about getting to know who Crow and Rylynn are as individuals. The story will pull you in for a ride and show you even in pain you can connect with someone. It’s a good start to a new series can’t wait to see what happens next.
Love the series from the very first book. This book did have some grammatical errors but overall love it. But way a cliffhanger
Awesome new chapter
This is Ryan Michele's newest release and HOLY GUACAMOLE!!! The second generation of Ravage blew me away and I thought it couldn't get any better, well Connected in Pain just continues on. This story picks up where Bound by Wreckage left off. However, this story introduces a whole mess of new characters as we meet the Ravage MC: Rebellion Chapter.
Rylynn is Ravage through and through. The woman is tough as nails and the female version of her father Rhys. She is scary and not afraid to lay it all out there. I think she could give Princess a run for her money. I loved learning more about her. Ryan kind of kept her in the other stories, but not fully disclosing all that is Rylynn. She is fierce, loyal, strong, and powerful. There were moments that broke up the heaviness of conversations and interactions that had me chuckling. Rylynn had a sense of humor that was all her own and it suits her to a T. I don't know that she could have been written any other way because the Rylynn we get to see in this story just blossoms from all the appearances she's had in the last ones. She has a lot that she is dealing with and I thought Ryan did a phenomenal job giving each layer of Rylynn justice. She didn't shortchange any resolutions at all and you could tell really wanted to write Rylynn in a way that gave justice to her. (Probably so Rhys wouldn't torment her in her sleep LOL.)
Crow is Ravage MC: Rebellion Chapter. It's what he lives and breathes and all he's known in his life. Much like Rylynn, he is proud of his club and where he comes from. When Rylynn crashes in his life, she becomes this balm to his every swirling storm. Ryan introduces us to Crow and you will hit the ground running hard and fast. She takes you on a powerful ride that will have you feeling everything! I really liked how he was written and all we got to learn about him. He is a great character that has moments with Rylynn causing me to laugh but also see how grounded he can be with her. That diner scene had me chuckling and I couldn't wait to see if they were going to kill each other or... do something else.
We meet the rest of the Rebellion MC in this story and I can see that I am going to enjoy this new chapter just as much as the old. It doesn't matter which chapter of Ravage it is, Ryan delivers on everything showing that the Ravage bond is present in every club with their name. Some of the key characters we get to meet only add to the awesomeness of this story. Brewer, Wrong Way and Phoenix are just some that you meet. They all help Crow and show that Ravage MC: Rebellion is family. We get to see some of the original chapter of Ravage and they fit perfectly into the story of Rylynn and Crow. It's always great when you can return to what you know but I'm excited to see where this new series will go.
Overall the story was written well and flowed. There wasn't any downtime that made the book feel like it was dragging. The plot and arc of the story were planned and thought out in a way that didn't leave you confused. It built on an amazing ending in the Bound series and I feel it will only continue to grow from there. I'm giving it 5 pointe shoes as it had everything I wanted in a story and then some.