Title: Ride Rough
Author: Laura Kaye
Series: Raven Riders #2
Genre: Contemporary MC
Maverick Rylan has spent the past five years missing Alexa Harmon. When he finds that she may be in an abusive relationship, he does everything he can to help her. As they spend more time together, they both realize that they never stopped loving each other.
“I. Fucking. Want. You. Us. A future. Our history, even the fucked-up parts. All of it.”
As someone who was in an abusive relationship for a while, I really connected with Alexa and her experiences. It’s so easy to ignore your instincts and make excuses, until it’s too late. Alexa was just a wonderful and caring heroine. Maverick was a surprisingly caring man. He was so supportive of Alexa and gave her plenty of space to work through her traumas. Yes, they do get together while she is still working through the issues with her ex, which I know for some people will be too soon, but I actually understood this perfectly. If you find the right person, they can really help you get through bad relationships.
“You’re my silver lining in the mess that is my life right now.”
The Raven’s are still dealing with the fallout from the shootout with Haven’s father in this book. More things happen that impacts their club but you can see how it just pushes these men to work together to fix the problem. The Ravens are a wonderful example of a found family and they are a true brotherhood. I adore them all and can’t get enough of this series.
Overall, this was a wonderful and emotional book. I adored these two and can’t wait to see what is going to happen in the next book with Cora and Slider.
- Alexa is engaged to an abusive and controlling man throughout most of this book and is trying to get away from him. She is also raped by him at one point, but she doesn’t acknowledge it as rape until later.
- References to her brother’s death in a motorcycle accident.
- Her mother is a hoarder.
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