Friday, February 5, 2016

Riding Steele, by Opal Carew

Riding Steele 


22456991Being kidnapped by bikers is a harrowing experience, but for some reason, Laurie doesn’t feel as terrified as she should.  The leader’s steely eyes soften when he looks at her, and the others in his gang clearly know she’s hands off.  But does that include Steele's hands?  Her brain resists him, but her body insists she wants those big hands all over her.

Steele doesn’t know how he wound up in this mess—with a kidnapped woman on his hands and the police hot on their trail.  Now he and Laurie are in hiding at an isolated cabin, and Steele has to figure out how to extricate himself...and steer clear of his accidental captive whose tight, slinky clubbing attire is making him think all kinds of dangerous thoughts…

Hoo boy, do I have Problems with this book. 

Laurie is just getting out of a bad relationship with a controlling, abusive man.  She is kidnapped by a motorcycle gang, tied up, and spends the next few days with Steele chasing after her and trying to get into her pants.  Not to mention getting his buddies in her pants, too.  That would all be fine, if she were a woman who knew what she wanted and stood firm about things she doesn't want.  She spends the entire book being unsure of herself and what she wants and just giving in to Steele.  No, she doesn't really want to let his buddies have their way with her, but oh if that's what you want Steele. 

And what about birth control and STDs?  Has no one ever heard of those things?

I don't mind reading books with sharing-is-caring characters, but I do mind when the character being shared is unsure about it.  And I absolutely mind when the asshole jerk knows it but goes ahead anyway because she hasn't actually said no.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the free review copy.

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