Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Blog Tour: Challenged by Ryan Michele


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Lust, love, and second chances.

Growing up in the fast-paced and rough life of a motorcycle club wasn’t easy. Cleaning up the mess his father had made of Vipers Creed meant sacrifice. Cade ‘Spook’ Baker had given up everything to bring the club life back to what it was supposed to be: a family.

The choices he made were not what he wanted, but they were necessary for the club as a whole.
Second chances rarely came to Spook, so when his Trixie walked boldly into his clubhouse, the decision was made. Trixie would once again be his, this time for good.

Trix Lamasters was raised by a master—a master con. All grown up, she made her life solid by making it about her club, Sirens. But one bad business decision brought her to her knees, forcing her to call on the one person she had sworn she would never trust again.

Pasts have a way of not staying there. Things that were buried deep have a way of finding themselves in the light of a new day. Could something that had once crashed and burned for Spook and Trixie find a way out of the wreckage? With the odds against them, can they find a way to overcome the challenges, or will it all blow up in their faces?

**Due to content, mature audiences only.**

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Challenged marks a new era in Ryan Michele MC romance novels.  It speeds into the dark and twisted world of the Vipers Creed MC and doesn’t let off the throttle once.  Michele has created a gritty and suspenseful world filled with sexy bikers and tough as nails chicks.  I’ll admit as much as I love Michele’s Ravage MC series, I was worried going in because I wasn’t sure what I would expect.  It’s a different world with completely unfamiliar characters, but as I turned the pages I feel just as much as in love with the VC men as the Ravage men.  

Spook is a bit of enigma at first because I honestly had trouble getting a good read on him.  He was cold, hot, and then back to cold again when it came to Trix. She came from the past and new him as boy, but what’s only left is the man named Spook. He’s seen and done things that Cade could never do, and he’s hardened because of it.  Yet, as the years have gone by, the only person who remained a constant in his mind after countless nights of girls, drinks, and club business is Trix.  His resolve softens around her stubbornness and spirit.  She’s always been the one that he wanted, but even now, she’s the one she shouldn’t want to have.

Trix is by a lack of better terms pretty badass.  She’s had to fight and scrap to make her life after being raised by her con artist father.  After graduating from college, she takes over a strip club and makes it her own.  Business is business until one of her own double crosses her.  While she would normally let it go, she can’t set that kind of example for the women working for her and that sole decision lands her back into the crosshairs of a man from her past she never wanted to lay eyes on again.  Her heart has never recovered from his disappearance and seeing again only brings up the promises of a first love heartbreak.  Trix’s resolve is tested when Spook shows her just how much of a man he is now and that she isn’t about to return the favor of walking away without so much as a goodbye.


Together, these two volatile forces collide and as the smoke and ashes melt away, forms something beautiful and worth fighting for, a second chance at love that should have never ended the first time.  Challenged will challenge you as a reader and make your emotions wildly oscillate from love to hate with Spooks character.  As soon as you turn the last page, your heart will be pounding your chest as you fight to wipe away the tears.  Any MC romance or Ryan Michele fan would be making a huge mistake by not trying out this new series because sometimes it’s good to make new friends. 

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Spook
I woke to a very cold bed. My hand reached out, touching nothing. I listened, but I didn’t hear a sound. It surprised me. I usually slept lightly, never knowing when I needed to be on guard. Something about being in bed with her, having her cuddled up to me, had me sleeping like a fucking log.
Rolling out of bed, I grabbed my pants and shirt, throwing them on along with my cut, socks, and boots. I walked down the hall of the little ranch house.
“Trixie?” I called into the nothingness.
I looked through the house, but she was nowhere. The little minx jumped out on me.
A piece of paper on the table had a large scrawl on it.
Spook,
I had shit to do. Lock the bottom lock when you leave. Please don’t come back.
I chuckled. Woman had no fucking clue who she was dealing with. Oh, I’d be back … tonight or this afternoon. I hadn’t decided yet.
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Trix
“You get anywhere with Cade?” Jett, my assistant asked as she plopped down in the chair in front of my desk.  She had a beauty that pulled everyone in and curves that made me insanely jealous. Her long, dark hair laid pencil straight, and her eyes were a blue that looked almost gray in different lights.
My stomach fell at her question, reminding me of last night. I couldn’t believe I fucking slept with him. Not just fucked him, but showered with him, fell asleep with him … woke up in his damn arms. Sneaky bastard.
I could still feel him between my legs. Hell, I even had phantom feelings of him inside of me. He’d had a lot of practice. I knew he had because I had heard all about it. And I wasn’t any better than one of those paid hookers.
Fucking moron. My reasons had sucked before. They meant shit now.
I wanted to pass off the night as being just another booty call, a way to fuck each other out of our systems, but both were a flat out lie. Last night was so much more than anything Taylor, or any of my other weak-ass booty calls, and I had ever been.
The rawness in his eyes captivated me. God, his eyes … I could see so much more in them last night. More than I’d ever thought I would see. But I was just fooling myself. I wouldn’t go back fifteen years to fall for the bad boy again, just to get my heart smashed all over again.
Mortification didn’t even cut it when it came to describing how I felt. Weak. Pathetic. I gave in, letting him have that power over me with his smooth talking and fantastic bed skills.  Plus, he had looked sexy as hell in his leather and jeans. To see him on a motorcycle, too, was just a recipe for disaster. And I had just spread my legs, begging for him to give it to me. Dammit.
Although I was dead serious in the note I left him this morning, it felt really odd to leave it for him in my own house. Nevertheless, I couldn’t stay and deal with the morning after shit. One look and I would have let him inside my body again. I would have let him take me over and over until I really couldn’t walk. Now that I knew how much he had grown, let alone changed in the bedroom, it would be more difficult than ever to say no to him.
I had to remember Cade crushed me. My first love left me to pick up the pieces of my torn heart. I couldn’t go back to the me from that time.
“He doesn’t know if Nanette is there.” I decided to leave out the whole him fucking my brains out bit. I wouldn’t open up that can of worms. I told Jett all about Cade one night after way too many shots of tequila. Regardless, the less people who knew about the now, the better.


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Ryan Michele has a huge obsession with reading, which only came to life after her best friend said she had to read Twilight. After reading that series, her entire world changed in the blink of an eye. Not only was she sucked into new worlds and all of the wonderful words authors put down on paper, she felt the urge to begin to write down the characters that played inside of her head. In doing so, Safe was born. Then Wanting You and the Ravage MC series.

When she's not reading or writing, she spends time taking care of her two children and her husband, enjoying the outdoors and laying in the sun.


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