{Review} Hard Ride #3 by Opal Carew

{Review} Hard Ride #3 by Opal CarewHard Ride #3 by Opal Carew
Also by this author: His to Possess, No Strings, Savage Kiss, Rock Hard, Wild Ones, Breaking Storm, Perfect Rhythm, Hard Ride #1, Hard Ride #2, Meat, A Fare to Remember
Series: Ready to Ride #3
Also in this series: Hard Ride #1, Hard Ride #2
Published by St. Martin's Press on April 28, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Ménage
Pages: 64
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Liv never expected to rekindle her romance with her college boyfriend, who's now a hard-bodied, tattooed biker. And she never imagined sharing herself with his entire gang.

Shock can feel Liv pulling away from him, just like she did all those years ago. Her lies are a painful reminder that she's not ready for anything more than a good time in bed, but he's not willing to let her go. He lost her once, and it's never happening again. Faced with losing the one thing he's always wanted, he must prove to Liv that what they have is more than physical and that his heart is in her hands. But is she ready to give him hers?

Kassiah: If you didn’t read Hard Ride #1 and Hard Ride #2, this is going to be spoilery. So proceed with caution. Or actually, go ahead and skip this whole series.

What’s the best way to get over being raped and then forced into signing a contract to be a sex slave in order to get the money to save your dying sister? Oh right, fuck four men at once.

That’s pretty much all you need to know about this book, because if you were holding out for this–you got it. And it’s not even hot.

Hard Ride #3 picks up right after the end of Hard Ride #2, with Liv and Shock still dealing with their feelings for each other, and their inability to express them. There are some moments when each of them thinks the other could have real feelings, but of course, they quickly admonish them.

“Don’t worry”–she pulled on her T-shirt and jeans–“it was just an act.”

I don’t even know what to say about this book, other than it’s just…not good. It’s not believable and I feel like Carew did these characters an injustice. The details aren’t well thought out–it’s almost as if she thought I want to write a foursome (or was it a fivesome, I can’t remember), so how do I get there? The characters’ actions are not authentic to what we’ve been told about their pasts. Then again, Liv’s never have been. I still liked Shock, I guess. He steps up and helps out and seems to be a genuinely good guy. And I do love the covers.

Remember how I complained about the old “running into an ex” thing from Hard Ride #2? It happens here. Again.

No, I’m not kidding.

I’ll give Carew this–the ending completely shocked me. After looking at some of the other reviews for her previous works, I shouldn’t be. But honestly, I don’t know why anyone would think this ending was appropriate in any way.

If you’re looking for a hot motorcycle gang erotic romance with group sex, this might be your cup of tea. I doubt it, though. #fail

Kassiah

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