28 May 2014

Ryder's Redemption by Rose Dewallvin

Ryder's Cover
Ryder thought this last run was going to be simple, but little did he know that what was about to happen would not only test him but test the whole Dueling Dragons MC.
Follow along with the MC and Ryder as they are pinned brother against brother, leader against leader and lastly lover against lover. Will Ryder find his way out of this to get back to Faith? Or will he be left to ride alone again...

Ryder’s Redemption is a definite improvement over Faith’s Temptation. While still not as gritty as I like my MC books, Ms. Dewallvin does bring some grit to this installment of the Dueling Dragons MC series. As I had hoped, Ryder’s Redemption picks up the storyline promised in Faith’s cliffhanger and does a good job in crafting in interesting read with more action and involvement in the MC lifestyle.

This book begins up with Ryder being held by the Russians after they bailed him out of jail. They feel that Ryder owes them money as their product was seized when he was arrested, and they expect him to pay off this debt by competing in underground fights. It is while he is in their custody, that he gets cold and angry and this is where the grit comes in. Ryder’s character becomes edgier, more aggressive and possessive, far more alpha male than he was in the first book, and a much better read character wise.

On the other hand, I found Faith to be far more off-putting this time around. I was floored when she accepted Peggy Sue’s apology and they re-start their friendship from scratch, completely ignoring the fact that Peggy Sue slept with Faith’s boyfriend. The conversations between Faith and Ryder still seem a bit stiff to me, but there is improvement from the book 1 and the sex scenes were more enjoyable this time.

Ms. Dewallvin demonstrates an improvement in her writing from Faith’s Temptation to Ryder’s Redemption. I enjoyed that parts of the story were told from Ziggy’s point of view, not just from Faith and Ryder’s POV. As I am hopeful that Ziggy will play a big part in the new book in the series, I look forward to reading it so that I can find out what happens to the characters and find out if the author’s writing style continues to improve.

Growing up in a small town close to Seattle, Rose saw many different walks of life. But growing up around bikers and rockers, she experienced most things people only dream of.
Now a thirty’s something wife, mother, sister, aunt and best friend –she is devoting her time and energy to bringing these experiences and many more to you in her books. Contact via Email


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