#2, Ready To Ride
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Her friend told her dreams come true at Eden, but this is more like a nightmare.
Marissa is shaken when her bad-assed biker ex-boyfriend begins to stalk her. After receiving an invitation to an exclusive resort called Eden, she jumps at the chance to get away.
But even in paradise, she can't escape the man from her past. As he's closing in on her, a passing stranger on a motorcycle pulls up and orders her onto his bike. Frightened and willing to take any chance to flee her dangerous ex, she does as he says.
Her knight in supple leather manages to lose her ex and take her to a secret hideaway, but now she finds herself overwhelmed by his potent masculinity and submitting completely to his authoritative commands.
Killer didn't want to be her saviour. He had problems of his own. But once Marissa's under his protection, he will do whatever he can to keep her safe. Even force her to face her deepest fears.
Carly Phillips says about this series:
"Smoking hot sex and intense MC alpha heroes. Get Ready to Ride!"
3.5 Stars - Not a fan of MCs, but I enjoyed the writing and the eroticism of the story.
*Purchased and read as part of THE BAD BOYS OF EDEN: Billionaires, Alphas, Bikers, and Doms Boxed Set.
Wild Ride by Opal Carew
Invitation to Eden #17
Part of a Series: Ready to Ride #2
Tags: Contemporary, Erotica, Kinky, MC, M/F, M/F/M, F/F
Length: 14 Chapters
A misunderstanding led Marissa to believe the biker she'd been dating had been involved with a murder. That scared her silly, so she ran. A chance encounter between Rip and Marissa's brother gave him a head's up that he'd caused her grief. Determined to fix his mistake, he, his girlfriend and biker friends go on the hunt for Marissa to set the record straight. The chase leads them to Eden. When Marissa runs into Rip on Eden, she fears for her life and runs again, straight into the arms of another biker with his own issues.
While the story was very erotic and had an undercurrent of romance, I did feel a twinge when Killer boned Raven right in front of Marissa. I don't usually mind the sharing thing as long as everyone involved is okay with that. But it felt like neither Rip nor Killer bothered to check with Marissa first how she'd feel about it, was it a fantasy of hers? Would it upset her? I felt like the decision was made for her and she just went along with it so she wouldn't lose Killer or to show that she could be just as bad as the rest of them. I don't know, I just felt eh. Also, if you're a stickler for realism especially where safe sex is concerned in fiction, then you may not like the fact that no condoms were used between all of these people (all six).
Even though she didn't seem like the type of woman to have sex with a stranger a few minutes after meeting him, the island probably had a lot to do with the loss of inhibitions. I'll say that Eden made her give in to her deepest desires, but it also cancelled out some common sense. The ending was a surprise with the proposal since there were no ILYs, just the usual alpha male declaration of "mine".
I enjoyed her writing and the eroticism of the story. I would read more by this author, just not the Ready to Ride series.