The prequel to the Scorpion MC series, RYDER by Jani Kay is now LIVE! Check out my review, giveaway and the hot new cover!
All Jade ever wants is an intelligent, well-mannered, and highly educated man like her daddy. One who has stellar career prospects as he climbs the corporate ladder to success. A good provider who will give her a stable life and a gorgeous house in the right neighborhood. A charmed life. Everything orderly and well balanced. Her perfect match. Isn’t that what every woman wants? What she doesn’t want is a smartass, cocky, rough-around-the-edges biker. One who has tattoos and piercings, and looks like a sex god. One who is demanding and controlling. The ultimate alpha male who storms into her life and shakes her to the core. Jade never saw it coming. Ryder is the one man she can’t resist. He shows her what she really needs. Him.
All Ryder wants is inner peace. Freedom from the hatred churning in his gut. Since his mother deserted him, his life has turned to sh*t. He’s killed a man, lost his brother and fought for his survival. All before turning twelve. Saved by Razor and Cobra, sons of the Scorpions, he owes his life and allegiance to them. The Scorpion MC is his only family. One he will serve and protect till his dying breath. What he doesn’t need in his life is a smart mouthed woman who thinks she’s better than him. One who pushes every one of his buttons. One who challenges him to want to be more than a drifter. One who makes him question everything he’s ever known. Ryder never saw it coming. He can’t get Jade out of his head. She shows him what he really wants. Her.
Come on, it’s a biker book, of course I snatched it up. Did I love it? No. Will I read the full length novel that follows? Probably. Ryder was pretty damn fine and HOLY HOTNESS does this author know how to bring the sexy!
RYDER is a prequel novella that lets us get to know Ryder – member of the Scorpion MC – and Jade. I actually really liked both these characters. Jade reminded me quite a lot of myself and we often shared the same thoughts on various things, and all in all she was pretty kick ass. And Ryder was your typical biker. Nothing really stood out for me with him compared with other bikers I’ve read about but there wasn’t anything exactly wrong with him either. He did have a very dirty mind and mouth that worked in his favor though 😉
We get to learn about the characters pasts. Jade’s only brief snippets which I’m hoping will be shown in more detail in the next book because there’s hints at a pretty big story there. But the focus is mainly on Ryder’s past. Learning how he came to be a member of the Scorpion MC was sad but what happened to him should have left me heartbroken for him, but my feelings weren’t really in it.
I like the relationship so far between Jade and Ryder. They bounced off each other well and when it came to the sexy scenes, Jani did a really good job. Every single bit of dirty talk and action left me a hot mess. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more of that in the next book.
Other than a few inconsistencies (which I’m hoping were picked up by the editor after they were missed by betas) I generally liked this little novella though there are a lot of things that I hope will be cleared up in the next book because for me, too much of the story was left unanswered to really feel invested in it.
Jade and Ryder’s story will continue in Two Worlds Colliding which will be Book #1 in the Scorpions MC series out in March 18th, 2014, so I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.
★★★☆☆ 3.5 Stars
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
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Jani has been married for a long time to a special man, and her two children and their partners are the sunshine in her life. She is a voracious reader and would spend her last dollar on a book – always fascinated that for the mere price of a book, she can escape her world for a while and see through someone else’s eyes.
Besides reading, her favorite ‘thing’ is traveling – she has traveled the world, learning about the ways people live and has come to the realization that no matter where we live, we all ultimately want the same things. Her hobby – Scrapbooking – keeps her up till way after midnight and her usual subjects are her family and her travels.
Ever since she can remember, Jani wanted to write stories about people, about their lives and loves. Relationships and Happiness – arguably the most difficult things to master in life and yet exactly what everyone ultimately desires (in her humble opinion).
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