Rake's Redemption

Rake's Redemption

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by Chantal Fernando
     
 

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In New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando’s latest novel in the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series, Rake—baddest of the bad boys—gets his own romance at last!

Rake is known for being up for anything, in and out of the bedroom. He’s wild, he’s deadly, yet quick with a joke or a stolen kiss. Known as the player of

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In New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando’s latest novel in the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series, Rake—baddest of the bad boys—gets his own romance at last!

Rake is known for being up for anything, in and out of the bedroom. He’s wild, he’s deadly, yet quick with a joke or a stolen kiss. Known as the player of the WDMC, he loves women, the more the merrier. However, behind his womanizing façade, Rake hides the pain of losing his first love, Bailey. He hasn’t loved anyone since, and doesn’t think he ever will.

Seven years after their split, Rake and Bailey run into each other at the MC’s favorite club. Old wounds resurface, secrets are spilled...and passionate feelings are awakened. But they’ve each done things to hurt the other, hurt them too badly to get over it—haven’t they? Only when Bailey’s connection to Rake puts her in danger from another Club member does he realize that there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her—and claim her as his once again.

Editorial Reviews

NYT bestselling author Kim Karr on TRACKER'S END
"Swoonworthy and addicting, I couldn't put this book down until the very end."
-Lili St. Germain
“Trackers End simmers with sexual tension and badass, sexy bikers. I went in not knowing what to expect, and was taken on an adventure that managed to perfectly encapsulate romance, desire and action in one delicious package.”
RT Book Reviews
"From the first encounter between Rake and Bailey, your soul can't help but ache with longing ...You'll find yourself sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation of how their love story will unfold. What makes Rake's Redemption even more of a hoot are the side characters who support the couple, while also providing comic relief when the tension becomes so thick you need a chainsaw..."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781501139550
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
06/28/2016
Series:
Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
95,396
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Chantal Fernando is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series and the Maybe series, along with several other novels. She lives in Western Australia, where she is working on her next book. Find her online at AuthorChantalFernando.com, and on Twitter and Facebook.

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Rake's Redemption 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Love this series.
Majorly_Delicious 5 months ago
I was so freaking excited to finally get Rake’s story. I have been in love with this series since the very first book and when we got our first peek at Rake I knew he story would be emotional. There had to be some kind of past that would turn this man into such a, well, Rake. For those of you following the story you will remember we got a glimpse of how this book would start out at the end of Tracker’s and Lana’s story. While partying it up at their local club, the girls run into an old friend and former girlfriend to Rake, Bailey. Everything is going great until Rake comes down from the VIP section with one of his latest conquest and spots Bailey. You can just feel the tension radiating off these two and it’s not long before the verbal sparring starts. Rake is known around the clubhouse and by his MC brother’s as a manwhore. He constantly has a different woman on his arm and in his bed, sometimes even more than one. He is wild, wickedly handsome and pretty much sex on a stick. What most don’t see is that underneath all the wild sex is a broken man who is guarding his heart from ever breaking again. When Bailey, his high school sweetheart and his first love, cheated on him it just about tore him into. He started using sex with multiple women as his coping device, a way to forget the pain he was feeling. Rake will never be able to forgive Bailey for hurting him but he also knows deep down that he will never stop loving her either. Bailey is a single mother and teacher who spends her free time hanging out at home with her daughter Cara. After losing Rake over a horrible misunderstanding Bailey moved away to try and get on with her life only to find herself making a life changing mistake that resulted in her daughter. Now back in her hometown she is floored to run into the man that ripped her heart out. Doing her best to avoid him is also proving to be quite the challenge. You can see underneath all the hurtful and angry words that there is still a lot of sparks flying between these two. When a crisis arises that leave Bailey and Cara in potential trouble, Rake moves in with them and old wounds are opened. This book was so emotional. Both of these characters went through so much pain but have come through stronger than they ever were. I love how Rake instantly fell in love with Cara and you could see him immediately considering her as his own. I highly recommend this book. If you have read the other books in the story then you must read this one! I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Love this whole series -it just keeps getting better !!!
Karenls1956 7 months ago
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book was amazing. I have a girl crush on author. I'm addicted to her stories
Anonymous 7 months ago
It was a wondrrful read...love this series...great characters and wonderful story lines...can't wait for the next one
Anonymous 7 months ago
Rakes Redemption did not disappoint! The story ripped out my heart and then mended it. I honestly loved Bailey's character. I appreciated the fact that she was honest about her feelings of jealousy and hurt, but recognized that she would need to deal with them. I would like to mention a few things: 1. The amount of pages listed on Goodreads and Amazon (336) is not what my electronic copy has (232). That's disappointing. 2. I think the girl that drugged Bailey, should've been confronted. 3. Faye was slightly annoying in this book. I've liked her in all of the other books, but felt she wasn't empathic with Bailey. 3. I honestly thought there would be a little more bdsm activity. It was mentioned in other books that Rake had paddles, etc.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Parts of this book were good, but over all not of the same quality as the earlier ones. Too much nonsensical dialogue among the women. I had to skip whole sections, just to get back to the actual story about Bailey and Rafe. Those parts were good, but could do without the filler.
AZVicky 7 months ago
Quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. Love this addition to the MC. I need more.
TammyS32 7 months ago
Rake is a sexy, charming biker who loves being with women but never gets to close. He was hurt by his first love, Bailey and has never gotten over the pain. When they meet each other again the chemistry still is there and when secrets are revealed what they learn is shocking. Rake doesn’t plan on losing Bailey again can he take down the person who wants to hurt him? This was a good read with lots of drama and emotion. I was a bit surprised on occasion how Rake and Bailey reacted at times. The story was good and I enjoyed it.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 7 months ago
.25 stars---RAKE’S REDEMPTION is the fourth full-length installment in Chantal Fernando’s contemporary, adult WIND DRAGONS MC romance series focusing on the men and women of the Wind Dragons motorcycle club. This is bad boy/manwhore Rake (aka Adam), and elementary school teacher/single parent Bailey’s story line. RAKE’S REDEMPTION can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Told from dual first person points of view (Rake and Bailey) RAKE’S REDEMPTION is a second chance story line between two people whose lives fell apart years before. Seven years earlier high school sweethearts Adam and Bailey were destroyed by betrayal and misunderstanding leaving broken hearts and thoughts of deception in its wake. Fast forward to present day wherein Adam, now known as Rake, will come face to face with the woman he has always loved –the woman who shattered his heart. What ensues is a rekindling romance tempered by thoughts of hatred and despair. When the truth is revealed, and Bailey’s past resurfaces Rake takes matter into his own hands and seeks out those who shattered their lives. RAKE’S REDEMPTION has a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including all of the previous storyline couples, and members of the Wind Dragons MC. We are introduced to Bailey’s best friend Tia, Tia’s son Rhett, and Bailey’s six year old daughter Cara. Members of the Wild Men MC play a small role including the club president Talon whose relationship to Rake and his sister Anna is an interesting story line. Tia has eyes for the Wild Men’s president. I am hoping Chantel Fernando writes a spin off series focusing on the Wild Men MC. The world building continues to focus on the world of the motorcycle club: the men, the women, the rivals and the $ex-lots and lots of $ex. Like most MC story lines, the text and language is sometimes graphic but the violence remains behind the scenes-mostly implied or glossed over. RAKE’S REDEMPTION is a story about betrayal and loss; revenge and retribution; second chances and falling in love. The premise is emotional and entertaining; the characters are passionate and energetic; the romance is fated and hot. The epilogue fast forwards ten years into Rake and Bailey’s story-I am hoping it is a glimpse into the future and the author hasn’t skipped over the other members of the club.
Bette313 7 months ago
Loved this book! Why the heck haven't I been reading this series all along?? Great characters, nice easy flow to the story, and excellent writing make this a book you don't want to miss. Not a hard core MC book but a nice mix of sexy, rough, and sweet. An excellent second chance story as Rake/Adam and his teenage love Bailey are reunited and finally take the time to talk about that night long ago that ripped them apart. Definitely a book I recommend to everyone!
mamalovestoread22 7 months ago
After losing the love of his life Rake became a hardened man, one who doesn't do feelings, relationships, or anything remotely close to the sort. His entanglements with women are kept strictly on a fun, no strings attached basis, and he's not opposed to stringing more than one along at a time. He has gotten quite good at masking the hurt his ex left behind by putting on a sarcastic, carefree front, and fully embracing the wild and dangerous lifestyle of his motorcycle club. But no matter how strong his front maybe nothing could prepare him for the love of his life wandering back into his life, and into the careful world he has built without her... After a heartbreaking night everything in Bailey's world came to a screeching halt, in one night not only was her innocence stolen but she also lost the love of her life... and she suddenly found herself completely alone to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She has since found a way to move on, but the pain from that night still lingers with her everyday, in the back of her mind. She has tried to move on from what she had with Rake, but she has never found a relationship that has even came close to measuring up to the deep connection they shared. She has always tried to avoid having any contact with him to save herself from the pain of reopening old wounds, but when she unknowingly walks into his club, she finds far more than she ever bargained for... and those feelings she has managed to keep buried for the last seven hit her like a ton of bricks... In recent months I have really taken a liking to stories that involve leather clad men and motorcycles, and I have to say the fine men from Ms. Fernando's Wind Dragon's series have been some of my favorite's to discover. The minute Rake walked onto the page I knew I was in trouble, the man exudes sex appeal, dominating power, and a confident swagger that just could not be ignored!! His sexy one liners, protective nature and unwavering dedication to provide complete satisfaction had me swooning from the get go and also left me completely envious Bailey... dare I say he was the perfect alpha!! I thoroughly enjoyed this read, and can't wait to get back to the series and meet more of Ms. Fernando's sexy bikers!! I highly recommend you make a point to pick this book up, the minute Rake walks into your world he'll have you at his mercy, and keep you completely entranced long after the last page is turned... yes ladies he's that good!!! ARC given by the publisher, Simon and Schuster, in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
AmyBosica 7 months ago
4.5 Stars As you know, I’m always on the look out for the next hot MC Romance and The Wind Dragons MC Series is quickly becoming one of my favorites. So, when I saw Rake’s Redemption was available, I didn’t even hesitate. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Rake’s story and boy did it deliver. Rake’s Redemption is just what I was looking for in a biker romance. It was hot. It was sexy. It was full of angst and drama. It had romance and just any old romance, it was a second chance romance. And if you know me, then you know that I am a sucker for a good second chance romance. So, if you combine the two, you’ve got the perfect recipe for an amazing read. When we first meet up with Rake and Bailey, you can tell instantly that this story is going to consume you and boy does it ever. From the very first page, you are sucked into their story. The chemistry between Rake and Bailey is so intense that it will have you wondering what happened to these two and how can they get it all back. Rake was not at all thrilled to have Bailey back in his life. Things ended badly between the two of them and he was never able to move past them. Only thing is, their history isn’t quite what it seems. Soon enough Rake will learn that reality. He will learn that things aren’t always as they seem and that will leave him fighting like hell to win back the only woman that he ever loved. I gotta say, I really loved Rake and Bailey. Their story was not an easy one. They had a painful history and a lot of heartache to move past. But, the feelings that they had were the real deal and nothing, not even time or distance could keep these two apart. They were meant to be….That is, if they could get move past their issues. Bailey was a great match for Rake. She was tough and wasn’t afraid to fight with Rake or tell him like it was. Despite all the changes and growing up she had to do, Bailey’s feelings for Rake never changed. And Rake….What to say about him? Well, he’s cocky. He’s a jerk. He’s passionate. He likes to be in control. He doesn’t forgive easily and is fiercely protective of those he loves. He is a 100% biker, alpha male. He can hold a grudge like no other, but when he’s wrong, he will do anything to make it right. The two of these together are as explosive as a stick of dynamite. No matter how much they want to deny it, they can’t stay away from one another. Their connection just oozes off the pages. And all you can do, is just sit back, watch how it all unfolds and just enjoy the ride. Rake’s Redemption is a fantastic addition to the Wind Dragon’s MC series. The story is well written and will keep you captivated the entire time. The characters are real, easy to connect with and a whole lot of fun. The story-line is entertaining and will make you want to devour this book in just one sitting. I loved everything about this book; from the drama to the frustrating moments, to the angst and the will they/won’t they, to the romance and steamy moments. I just couldn’t get enough of this story. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good MC Second Chance Romance!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Good read. I would not have forgiven so quickly. I did enjoy this book and I can't wait to read about Vinnie and Talon.