Review: Hard Ride: A Novel in Three Parts by Opal Carew

Title: Hard Ride Series: Part 1 of 3 Author: Opal Carew Published: April 7, 2015 by St Martin's Press  ISBN13: 9781466878655

Title: Hard Ride
Series: Part 1 of 3
Author: Opal Carew
Published: April 7, 2015 by St Martin’s Press
ISBN13: 9781466878655

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Synopsis:

Liv never expected to find herself trapped in an alley facing a band of rough bikers. And she certainly never expected to see him again…

When Shock encounters an old flame in a dark alley, it sends him spiraling. She’s still as beautiful as ever, but she seems to have fallen on hard times since college, and he’s concerned about the risks she seems to take. In order to keep her safe and finally have her for himself, he makes a sensual deal: his help for her complete submission. But will Liv be able to let go of the past and fall for the hard rider?

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My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

My Review:

Liv needs money and a lot of it and she can’t tell anyone why. Her reasons aren’t dark or illegal but good and decent, her sister is dying and with little to no money and tapped out insurance, Liv has become desperate. In an effort to get even a small measure of the financial help she needs, Liv finds herself in a dive bar waiting for her ex who never shows. To make matters worse, when Liv tries to leave, she is accosted by a group of bikers looking for a little easy action.

Before Devin became Shock, the hot, hard, tatted up biker he was your average college kid from an extremely wealthy family who was totally in like with a girl named Liv. Shock however is a different sort of beast; oh, he is still extremely wealthy but he has left his blue blood family behind and spends his days riding with his crew and overseeing an empire he built for himself. Shock is beyond wealthy and when he sees Liv not once but twice in dive bars and has to rescue her both times, he decides it is time to become involved.

Shock never understood why Liv pulled away from their budding relationship in college but now she is back in his life and needs his help. The businessman in him sees lending Liv $50,000 as a bad deal but the purely sexual side of him sees her request as an opportunity to reconnect and finally get her into his bed. Shock agrees to lend Liv the money but only on the condition she sign a contract binding her to him for the next thirty days. Liv is to ride with Shock and his crew and be willing and ready to serve Shock (and the crew!) in the most intimate of ways. All of the details are outlined in the contract and though Liv is very nervous she is also desperate to save her sister and so, she signs the contract.

Liv is both ridiculously nervous and excited about her contract with Shock. She feels slightly like a whore but Shock is a man she knows she can trust and with that in mind, she divulges to him exactly why she pulled away from him in college. The reason is reprehensible and the decent guy in Shock overrides nearly every other impulse he has regarding Liv and he decides to take her home and terminate the contract . . . . . .

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