Liv never expected to find herself trapped in a dark alley facing a band of rough bikers. And she certainly never expected to see him again. Back in college when they dated, he was heir to his family's business empire--and their fortune. She expected him to become a billionaire. Instead, he's the heavily muscled, tattooed member of a rough biker gang...and just as sinfully sexy as ever.
When Shock sees Liv again, he's ready to pay any price to have her in his bed and on his bike. Shock has his own scars to deal with, but he soon learns that Liv is in desperate need of financial help, though she won't tell him why. So he offers her a sensual deal: his help for her complete submission. Can Liv entrust Shock with her secret...and how can she stop herself from falling for the hard rider?
This is part one of HARD RIDE, a three part novel.
Shock and Liv heat up this book
When Liv was in college all she cared about was school and her best friend Devin. They were inseparable if they weren’t studying together they were hanging out. She longed for their relationship to be more than friendship. When Devin finally decides to ask her out on a real date his timing couldn’t be worse. Something terrible happened to Liv that changed her forever and damaged her beyond repair. She knows her rejection hurt him so she walked away never thinking she would see him again. She couldn’t have imagined that she would become face to face with the one person she ever cared for in a dark alley surrounded by a band of rough looking bikers. But there he is coming to her rescue once again and hotter than she remembered.
Shock remembers how Liv broke his heart when he finally got up the nerve to ask her out on a real date. They had been best friends for a long time but he always wanted more just never had the nerve to ask. When she rejected him, it hurt more than he cared to admit. Now years later he has the opportunity to get her out of his system. To get her into his bed and scratch the itch he has been feeling since the day she walked out of his life. Can he leave his heart out of it and have a fling with the only girl who ever actually held his heart. The only girl who ever could truly break him? Will a month of her complete submission be enough to quench his need for her?
This is the story of Liv and Shock an MC romance. I liked the backstory of how Liv and Shock knew each other in college as best friends. They both had feelings for each other then but for an unknown reason Liv pushes him away and then their connection breaks for years. When they meet up unexpectedly, again, Devin is now Shock and he is in a motorcycle gang who like to share their woman.
Liv is broke her life has not turned out as she would have expected at all. She has spent most of her time recently trying to work to help pay for her sisters medical bills. When Shock has the chance to help her and himself to her body he takes it. Liv needs money Shock has it so it’s a win / win situation he thinks. But she refuses to tell him why she needs it he assumes it’s to pay a debt or maybe for a deadbeat boyfriend. He decides he doesn’t care and strikes a deal with Liv to be his sex slave for a month in exchange for the money. Liv accepts begrudgingly since her experience with sex is very limited and her first time not of her own choice.
I don’t want to give away too much plot from the whole story so I will say this about part one it was a decent start to the series. I liked Shock even though sometimes he was jerk you can tell it was because Liv really broke his heart though we have no idea why until book two.
Liv is a very naïve girl who cared for Shock back in college but her bad traumatic experience made her back away and changes her life. Making her feel undeserving of love and acceptance or friendship which stops her from being able to commit or have any sort of social relationships besides her sick sister.
The secondary characters are interesting I know they are from the previous Riding Steele series, which I actually did not get to read yet. I am curious about it now though. You do not have to read that series to understand this one.
I am an Opal Carew fan and have read many of her books this series has the same elements as her others lots of hot sex, alpha males and the woman who tame them.
RECEIVED AN ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. SEE MY REVIEW FOR BOOK TWO AND BOOK THREE.
Love is hard to hold onto...
Olivia and Devin have hard a hard road. They met first in college, where they became friends who wanted more. He asked her to go out with him and she turned him down, not wanting to go further.
Olivia (known as Liv) runs into him about ten years later at a seedy bar in a bad side of town. He is surprised to see her there when he realizes he knows her. Devin now goes by Shock, a member of a biker gang with tattoos and about 5 or 6 more inches than when she saw him last. It is a surprise for both of them to say the least.
Last Live heard, Devin was from a wealthy family who owned their own business. She was under the impression he would one day take over and thus quite thrown by the sight of him in biker leather. He still makes her hot but in a new way.
Shock (aka Devin) has had a hard road to get to where he is now. The person she knew in college is not who he is anymore, not really. He has changed and found a place where he feels more comfortable and accepted. Can Liv understand and want him anyway? Can he finally tell her how he feels about her?
This book is broken into a 3 part novel, where this is just the first part. Each piece is being released a week apart so we can enjoy the anticipation. Their story is a sweet one where he wants to protect her and love her. I give this book a hard 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP! This story comes with a warning - the love scenes are scorching!
***This ARC copy is given FREE for review purposes from Netgalley.com and the publisher. My honest opinion does not reflect Netgalley, nor its affiliates.