“I’m just happy, Cora. For the first time in years, I’m truly happy. And I owe it all to you.”
When Slider’s wife died, his world changed and he withdrew from everyone and everything that gave him happiness. His sons are all Slider has to live for now but while his grief was hard, it’s the secrets of his marriage that have isolated him from his brothers in the Raven Riders. Slider’s anger and shame over Kim’s lies has made him a shadow of the man he used to be. But having Cora around, watching his boys, is finally bringing Slider back. Cora’s compassion and light show Slider that he can trust and depend on someone other than himself. But Cora has her own demons and secrets that she’s never told anyone about — secrets that are behind why she ran from her home in the first place.
I had a great time reading this book and Slider and Cora put my emotions through the wringer. Laura Kaye is a phenomenal writer and her stories are always filled with wonderful characters, deep emotions, and beautiful moments between characters. Watching Slider find himself again and learn to embrace life was great to read and probably my favorite part of the story. He’s been so burdened with his secrets and his grief that he’s given up everything. But the Raven Riders haven’t given up on him and that’s helped anchor Slider even when he didn’t know it was. But even through all of that, his love for his sons shines clearly. I’m a sucker for a hero who’s good with kids and the little moments between Slider, Sam, and Ben were adorable! These were probably some of the best written kids in a romance that I’ve read; they are so unbelievable cute.
Cora is also there to help Slider, not just by taking care of his kids but also bringing much needed happiness and fun to his home. I loved Cora and her compassion for others and her selfless giving to everyone around her. Cora and Haven’s friendship has been a highlight since the first book and this was no exception. Cora would do anything for Haven and her support just demonstrates how important female friendships in romances are. As Cora finds a place with Slider she begins to see a future that she never imagined. A hard upbringing left Cora feeling alone and when her father does the unthinkable, Cora’s confidence is shattered. Cora helps to save Slider but in may ways, Slider saves Cora as well. These two were amazing together and the chemistry jumps off the page whenever they’re together. Slider and Cora are hot, hot, hot!! But underneath all the sparks and fire is a deep well of caring and love. The reader can see from the beginning of their relationship that what these two have is real and powerful.
Content Note: references and flashbacks to past rape, cancer and death of secondary character, references and scenes of dog-fighting and animal abuse
••• Book Details •••
Raven Riders #3 • Romance, Contemporary • Avon • October 31, 2017
Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.
Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her…
Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel too much, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late.
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