Saturday, February 22, 2014

Blog Tour - Ravage Me by Ryan Michele - Review & Giveaway

RavageMe_TourBanner Synopsis
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?
*Contains mature content including, sex and violence. Mature audiences only.*

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“Sugar, you just stirred up a shit storm.” The southern drawl to his voice mixed with the smell of leather, cigarettes, and radiating testosterone would have made my pussy clench, but he ruined that by pressing a damn gun to my head.
“Low, don’t.” I ignored Casey just as I always did. Quickly, I turned my body. As my arm reached back to knock the gun out of his hand, I instantly froze. The three patch rag falling on his chest was a red light flashing in my eyes. Immediately, I stopped, putting my hands in front of me. I would never touch a brother, outside of the ring that is.
The man standing in front of me caught my breath and short-circuited my senses. His broad shoulders were covered with a skin-tight, black t-shirt and leather rag adorned with several patches that fit him like a glove. His bulging arms were covered in tattoos from the wrist up. They were flexed, one pointed the gun with precision, and the other was fisted at his side. His light caramel hair was cut short on the sides, but longer on the top, begging for a woman’s fingers to run through it. His beard was cut very short to his skin making my mouth water, wondering what it would feel like between my thighs. His sapphire eyes narrowed at me as I stared effortlessly in them, becoming entranced unable to speak.
“What the fuck is going on here?” Breaking from this man’s stare, I focused on the familiar voice I’ve missed for too long. Pops eyes swept the room quickly, and when his eyes landed on mine, the anger in them instantly faded. “What the hell’s going on?” He eyed the man with the gun pointed directly at my head and he clenched his hands into fists.
“Hey, Pops,” I said, turning my eyes back to the beautiful specimen in front of me, wanting him to know that I wasn’t afraid. If I needed a bullet in my head, so be it. I wouldn’t shy away.
“You know this bitch?” the hot asshole in front of me clipped, and my lip curled slowly. If he wasn’t wearing that rag, I’d show him how much of a bitch I could be.
“Put the damn gun down, Cruz,” Pops said jokingly. The anger dripping off this man’s face in front of me told me he didn’t see anything funny about this. He began to take a step closer. “Cruz. Stop!” Pops barked loudly as the other guys started walking up behind him. Cruz instantly stopped, but kept the gun on me. “Cruz, this is my daughter, Princess.”
“Shit. Are you fucking kidding me?” Cruz’s anger was actually pretty funny, and I had to stifle the small laugh that wanted to escape. I had too much respect to let it fly. But the shocked look on his face was pretty priceless coming from a tattooed hot-ass. I probably should have told him that sooner, but what can I say … I was born a bitch.
“No, I’m not fucking kidding you. Get the fuck away from her, and put the goddamn gun down.” Moving my head to Pops, I could see he was fuming. Whenever Pops was mad, his forehead turned bright red, and the lines throughout it became more prominent along with the vein that ticked with this heartbeat. It’s a look I always hated growing up, and it used to scare the ever-loving shit out of me.
My eyes flicked back while Cruz took one more look at me. “If you’re still pissed later, we can meet in the ring.” I smiled my damnedest. I could see the smoke threatening to come out of his ears. Confusion laced his eyes, but I wasn’t about to explain right now. I held out my hand to Cruz, “Nice to meet ya. I’m Harlow.” He stared me down as if he was hoping he could make me combust into a million pieces. Sorry Buddy, your super powers won’t work. I’ve been here too long to let that get me.
He tentatively lowered the gun, putting it behind his back, bringing his hand to mine. My hand slipped into his warm, rough, strong grip, a shock raced through my body, beginning at my connected hand and racing all the way through to my feet setting my body on fire. “Cruz.”


Harlow "Princess" is finally going home after spending two years behind bars for a crime she didn't commit. She returns home to the only family she's ever known as daughter of the VP of the Ravage MC. Not much has changed, but there are new faces she's never seen before, one of which is Cruz. Being the daughter of the VP does have it's advantages, she's quick witted, self sufficient, and can protect herself with the best of them. One of the disadvantages is being dubbed princess. Harlow and her best friend, Casey, have made a pact never to sleep with any of the brothers. Casey is the daughter of one of the other members that was killed, but as his daughter she'll always be a part of the MC family.

Their pact is quickly put to the test when Harlow meets Cruz. Cruz is unlike the other brothers of the MC, he's spent a few years overseas and they have left him worn down but he was gladly accepted into the MC where he felt he belonged. Right away, Cruz stakes his claim on Harlow, even though Harlow doesn't want or need to be claimed. She breaks her golden rule, spending a night in Cruz's bed. But Babs is out for blood and she wants Harlow's head. She's convinced that Harlow is out to get her as revenge for having her put behind bars. With everything that's going on and the MC on lock down, Harlow will learn a secret about Cruz, his son. Cruz doesn't want anything to do with his ex, Mel and for good reason, she's beating on his son.

As much as Harlow wants to resist Cruz, it's only a matter of time before she'll give in and fall in love with his son as well. But things aren't going so well with so many other things. There's problems at her strip club and of course there's issues with Babs who now happens to be the old lady of Rabbit, the president of another MC. Problems are brewing, will Harlow be able to prevent another setup to put her back behind bars? Will Cruz be able to prove to Harlow that she's safest in his arms?

I loved this novel, LOVED LOVED LOVED IT. It was so original, and so different from some of the more "traditional" MC novels that have come out as of late. There are so many of them that sometimes the stories all start to come out sounding the same. (Not all of them, but a lot.) Princess was such a strong female character and this was different was she's grown up with the club her entire life and didn't come to the club later on. The other characters were strong as well, which is going to make for such a strong series later on in the rest of the series. I am really looking forward to what happens next because the ending really left me wanting more. I give is 5 amazing stars!

***ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review***


Ryan Michele’s a mom and wife who works full time. She lives in the Midwest and enjoys being outside when the weather’s nice. She even helps out in the corn field when it’s necessary.
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 currently Ravage Me.

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