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ARC Review: Hard Ride by Opel Carew

Hard RideHard Ride

Opal Carew

Ready to Ride series, Book 4

Paperback, 256 pages
Expected publication: June 30th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin



In his arms, she’s about to take the ride of her life…

Liv never expected to find herself trapped in a dark alley facing a band of rough bikers. And she certainly never expected to see him again. Back in college when they dated, he was heir to his family’s business empire–and their fortune. She expected him to become a billionaire. Instead, he’s a heavily muscled, tattooed member of a rough biker gang…and just as sinfully sexy as ever.

When Shock sees Liv again, he’s ready to pay any price to have her in his bed and on his bike. Shock has his own scars to deal with, but he soon learns that Liv is in desperate need of financial help… though she won’t tell him why. So he offers her a sensual deal: his help for her complete submission. Can Liv entrust Shock with her secret? And how can she stop herself from falling for the hard rider?



review4 Stars

Hard Ride scorches the readers of the Ready to Ride series.

Hard Ride is not your typical bad ass Biker story. The Ready to Ride series follow a small group of Bikers as they travel, living their free lives and finding their old ladies.

Being in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong time, depending on who’s side you’re looking from, reunited two old friends.  All people change, Liv realized as she is whisked away to a world where living free is the only rule.  Chemistry and sexual tension set in fast. Making your pulse rate faster just by turning pages.  Raw, edgy and sexy beyond belief, Shock and Liv’s story will make you sweat!

A copy of this title was provided by netgalley for an honest review.


Callum The Cursed Clan #1 by Melissa Schroeder

calumHis duty was all that mattered.

Callum Lennon has one goal in life: protect his cousins. His failure in the past to do just that is what drives every action. When they discover a chance for redemption, Callum is willing to try. But trusting an outsider isn’t acceptable.

A woman in need of a new beginning.

An expert in archeology, Phoebe has always felt dwarfed by her parents’ shadow. In college by thirteen, she’s never measured up to her parents’ high standards. When the Lennons contact her, she decides to take a chance…and finds herself intrigued by the most insufferable man.

A passion impossible to ignore.

One argument leads to a kiss and to an unbearable desire they cannot seem to fight. When an old enemy threatens their fragile new love, Callum will have to choose between believing his mind or trusting his heart.

Forces outside the family are determined to ensure that they fail. When an old enemy threatens both the well being of the clan and the fragile new love, Callum will have to choose between believing his mind or his heart.

review5 STARS


Magic, myth and mystery with sexy Scots to suck you in.

If you are are looking to read a book that you will not be able to put down, well look no further.  Ms. Schroeder delivers a story that will have you fully immersed from page one.  Legends, myths and gorgeous distant lands are just the beginning.  I got so drawn into the story, it was like I was standing along beside Callum and Phoebe.  I could clearly hear the accents of the cousins in my head.

There was nothing about this story that I did not like.  Callum and Phoebe are both wonderful characters.  Callum, so strong willed and loyal to his clan.  Everything he does is for the good of his clan.  So strong willed in fact that he almost let his pride get in the way of taking the steps of freeing the clan from the curse.  Phoebe, smart and beautiful( although she hides her beauty under ugly suits) agrees to help the Lennons.  There is something about Phoebe that I really liked.  I loved that she stood up to this big, sexy Scot.  She was good at what she did, but in ways timid and shy.  Ms. Schroeder has this great talent of knowing her characters really well before she ever puts them to the pages of a book.  They way Callum and Phoebe are together just heighten the story.

This book was good in so many ways.  Most people know Melissa Schroeder as an erotic author.  Well she did one hell of a job with paranormal.  I can’t even imagine the amount of research that went into the writing of this book.   The story has a great plot and flows amazingly.  As I said it will suck you in.  The heat level may not be as high as some of Melissa other books, but there is rich culture and deep heated passion that will not leave you lacking.

I have a funny feeling, knowing Mel, this is only a prelude of what to come in this series!

I was given a ecopy of this book for an honest review.