Review: Ravage Me by Ryan Michele
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Series and Book: Ravage MC #1
Rating: 5 Stars
After spending the last two years stuck behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit, Harlow ‘Princess’ Gavelson’s time inside has finally come to an end, and she’s ready for revenge. Unfortunately, being the daughter to the Vice President of the Ravage Motorcycle Club cuts into her plans, as orders must be followed. Trying to settle back into this life is proving difficult when the tables are turned and the woman who framed her is out for blood. Lucky for Princess, growing up in a MC has taught her how to hold her own.
After spending years in hell overseas, Donavon ‘Cruz’ came home to lose the very thing he went into hell for, sending him to the darkest moments of his life. Joining Ravage two years ago was his safe haven, and he protects his family at all costs.
When a dark-haired bombshell struts into the club’s shop, he’s caught off guard but immediately knows she’s the one he’d do anything for. Tough as nails, and taking no crap from anyone, he’s captivated by a woman who could handle this life. Trying to meet the needs of the MC business and follow his heart proves to be difficult when the two collide, and lives are at stake.
Can these two find a way to be together, or will the needs of Ravage cost them everything, including their lives?
I normally don’t read too many MC books but I was talked into trying this series out. I was very shocked at how much I loved this book. Normally MC books mostly focus around the guys in the club and the lifestyle they live. Yes this book does focus on those things but we also get way more than I thought possible.
First off I love how this book was told from both Harlow and Cruz’s POV. Not only do we get a female version of the clue life but also an actual member of the club. Harlow aka Princess is by far one of my all-time favorite female characters. Yes she is girly in ways and respects the guys of the club but Princess is tough and doesn’t back down to anyone. Her first encounter back at the club after she was released from jail was pretty epic. Cruz had no idea what hit him. I knew right from that moment that not only was Cruz hooked on Harlow but she was also hooked on him. I love how she made a pack with Casey at a young age not to mess with club members but instantly could not stay away from Cruz.
There were times in this book I was sitting on the edge of my seat because of so many twists and turns. I loved Cruz too. He was always there for Harlow no matter what. Even though a lot of things were club business they both respected each other’s loyalty. One of my favorite characters in this book was Cruz’s son Cooper. Harlow never thought she would have a relationship with a brother much less take on the role as a mother all at the same time. I can’t wait to read the book and I already one clicked because I just can’t get enough.