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Posted June 17, 2014
4 stars = I REALLY liked this book
I am so glad I got the opportunity to read this book sooner rather than later. Shortly after its release, I snagged a copy of Ravage Me and read it; while I enjoyed it, parts of it fell short for me which rendered it a good read, but not a great read. When Seduce Me came up for review, I snagged it because I wanted to see if Ms. Michele’s writing has continued to evolve. She did not disappoint. Seduce Me is just as action-packed as book one was, but it provided more character development and angst this time around.
Casey and G.T. were both raised in the MC lifestyle, but because of their genders they had different experiences once they hit their teens. Once he hit 13, the elders began grooming G.T. to take a leadership role. Bam, Casey’s father, was determined to insure that she had a choice and options to live a life outside of the club once she hit 18. Unfortunately she did not know this and we learn that it is the little things his decision causes that make her feel like an outsider, which causes her to leave the club for college – well, that and G.T. Ms. Michele does an excellent job in Casey’s character development and the way in which she does and does not express herself. The trauma that Casey undergoes and her reactions to it are so realistic, I felt like I was reading about an actual person and not the author’s creation … which is the way it should be. And while I don’t personally know any bikers, G.T.’s reactions felt similarly realistic and I couldn’t help but feel badly for him as he dealt with devastating blow after devastating blow. The chemistry between Casey and G.T. is explosive and makes for some very steamy sex scenes.
Whereas Ravage Me was a good read, Seduce Me is a great read … at least for me. I was able to immerse myself in Casey and G.T.’s story, while catching up with characters from the previous book. I enjoy seeing an author’s writing style improve from one book to the next and Ms. Michele’s Ravage MC series has definitely improved. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Posted June 18, 2014
I loved this series both books were great. I loved that Harlow was such a bad ass and didn't take any crap. I loved that Casey had real issues to deal with and fought hard to get out of her depression. Great reads both of them. I really hope there is more to this seriesWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 16, 2014
I might have been on the fence about Ravage Me (book #1) because of Harlow but I absolutely LOVED Seduce Me. I actually liked Harlow a lot better in this book. I adored Casey and although I thought for the most part G.T. acted like an ass hat, he redeemed himself and won me over big time. I have to admit that I cried more than a few times throughout this story. My heart ached for Casey. I loved G.T. and Casey as a couple. Once G.T. got over being an ass hat, he was so great with Casey. I also loved the addition of Bella and am interested to see if she will get a story with Buzz. Also interested to see if Tug will get his own book. *crossesfingers*
So...I'm hooked and cannot wait for more. This is definitely my favorite of the series and I cannot wait to see what happens next. Mariannn at Belle's Book Bag
Posted June 15, 2014
Another great book in this series. Love this series and can't wait for the next one. Loved Bella hope she gets a book. Please write faster.......really hate waiting on books. This is a full book 214 pagesWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 14, 2014
Posted June 13, 2014
“Seduce Me (Ravage MC #2)” by Ryan Michele
5 out of 5 stars
Ryan Michele has done it again! This one is another fabulous entry in her Ravage MC series and you don't want to miss it! “Seduce Me” will leave you all hot and bothered and desperate for the next book! I’m screaming “Hurry up Michele and get the next book out so I can see what happens next”!!!!!
The Ravage MC just can’t seem to catch a break. Having taken care of one enemy another rears its head ready to take their place. G.T. and Casey are caught in the crossfire in this installment and the action doesn’t let up. Will they be able to take down the enemy and find their way back to one another or will fate take them in different directions?
Casey is a nice juxtaposition from Princess. Where Princess is mostly hard edges and in your face toughness, Casey is soft and more subtle. They balance each other quite nicely and it’s easy to see why they are best friends. I love Casey’s rawness and her quiet strength. She’s a refreshing presence in a world dominated by aggressiveness and hardness. When G.T. refers to her as Angel it couldn’t be a more fitting name. She has an ethereal quality that comes through every page she’s on. I loved watching her journey and her struggle and seeing her become the master of her own destiny.
G.T. has a commanding presence that jumps off the page. From the moment he enters a scene it’s hard to keep your focus off him. He’s every bit the alpha male you want with hidden wells of sensitivity. His longing for Casey is a tangible thing and you can feel the way his heart aches when she is gone. I liked that he wasn’t a super loud character but rather exerted his dominance in a quiet and subtle way that was a great match for Casey.
I really liked these two in the first book and the chemistry between them has only grown from there to book two. They couldn’t be a more perfect match both in and out of the bedroom. Their fire ignites on the page and you will definitely be left a little bit burned. Make sure you keep a cold glass of water on hand to cool yourself off after you read their sex scenes because they are seriously hot!
Michele continues to bring me deeper into her world. I love getting to see more and more glimpses of the motorcycle club life and learning more about each of the members. Her writing style flows right off the page and keeps you very invested in the story. Her characters are well written and possess just the right amount of depth. They are all balanced well and each one has something unique to offer. I’m all in with this MC and ready for more. I’m already speculating on who the next book is about and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! This series is a must read for everyone!!!
*I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
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Posted June 12, 2014
I have been waiting what seems like fo-eva but I am glad to have finally been able to read this book...I fell head over heals with Harlow aka Princess that I knew Caseys' story was going to be AWESOME...could not put this book down at all...love love love Casey and GT...this book filled in some of the gaps from the first book...I also got to meet Bella this awesome chick that Casey befriends when she moves away...I do not want to say any spoilers but I fell really bad for Casey when she told everyone without choice that she truly did not feel that she belonged with the MC that is was not her family but of her dads...I could not believe that is how she felt...gut wrenching when she was arguing with GT infront of the whole club...ouch...but it had to happen...like I said could not and did not want to put it down...cant wait for the next...YAY :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 12, 2014
I really enjoyed this book. It is the second book in this series and it is G.T.'s and Casey's story. I really like the plot line and their love story was wrapped in with suspense and action. I can't wait for the next book.in the series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 11, 2014
Posted June 11, 2014
This review was left by Michelle a Book Worms Reviewer.
We gave this book 5 Stars.
This is book 2 in the Ravage MC Series.
Growing up in a motorcycle club can be tough on some people. For Casey, biker's, clubhouses, parties, and scantily clad women were the normal in her world. Her dad having to raise her all on her own showed her how to be a girly girl but go toe-to-toe with the best of the men. Leaving said home because she needed to find her own way after her father died and the love of her life broke her heart. She long to tell her best friend the secret she's harboring but she knows it would get back to the brothers and she couldn't have that. A new town, school, and some new friends are just what the doctor ordered. How can she leave the only life she's ever known? Because the MC only took care of her because of her dad, but now that's he's gone, they only do it out of obligation. Right? When her secret has devastating results, her world is shattered and she's not sure the love of her life can even put her back together.
For G.T., life has become complicated. With the loss of their president, things for the Ravage MC have turned deadly and he's not sure how to fix things. The help of his brothers goes a long way but what he really wants is the one woman that he shouldn't have. Casey for him is like water to a thirsty man. He wants her, he craves her, but he shouldn't have her. She deserves better, her daddy told him so. So why is it that he can't stop thinking about her? They have known each all their lives but something about her keeps drawing him back to her.
With the MC's future being tested, brother's being shot, Casey's secret, will these do be able to overcome everything for the one thing that makes sense? Them together.
From me....Holy sh*t, I loved this book and I love me some bikers. You have to read Ravage Me first to get the characters in this book. That's where we met Casey and G.T.. While we knew something had gone on in the last book we didn't know the story. Casey is the ever loving best friend but she was harboring something huge. Nuh uh, you have to read this to know what it is. I loved that Casey was strong and independent and wasn't relying on a man to make her do what needed to be done. G.T., well he's just all kinds of male badass hotness that make you want to lick the pages with the description of him. The way Casey was feeling about the entire MC was understandable but it broke my heart that someone felt like the way she did.
The writing was flawless, the story flowed and the characters kicked ass (and I don't mean just literally). There was not just the normal amount of drama in this one. The drama was devastating, emotional, and heartbreaking but the way that family pulls together in times of a crisis and even when not in one, the book did it.
Read it, read it, read it. I can't wait for the my next shot of the boys from Ravage. 5 STARS all around.
Posted June 11, 2014
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ Stars
"I don't deserve her, but I need her. I need her like air."
Holy Cow! Brilliantly written story. Seduce Me by Ryan Michele caught me from the first page and I couldn't put it down until I was on the last one. Expect the unexpected. Jump on the roller coaster ride of intense emotions; twists, turns, ups & downs that leave you gasping for air and demanding more. My emotions were all over the place while I read this book. There was an array of heart wrenching moments that had me feeling pain, loss, and suffering.
Casey Alexander and Gage Thomas (G.T.) grew up in the MC world. Both of their fathers were patched members. They were part of the family. Casey harbors deep feelings for G.T. She has secretly always loved him. There is a strong connection between them and when G.T. finally allows himself to explore their attraction. When feelings are voiced, G.T. insecurities rise and he believes he is not good enough for her. Rejected and hurt Casey decides to begin fresh and moves away to start college and make a new life for herself. When tragedy strikes the MC leaving them bereft and empty, Casey is summoned to return home for her safety. She must face G.T. once again.
Throughout the book, the couple struggles to define their uncontrollable feelings for each other. Ryan Michele delivers a story that leaves the reader emotionally drained floating in a euphoric state of mind. Not your typical MC book, but so worth reading! ~flo
Hero: 4.5 stars
Heroine: 4.5 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Steam level: 4 stars
Would I recommend this book: Yes. If you are looking for a mind numbing adventure, look no further. This book is for you.
Would I recommend this author: Yes. The author is an amazing storyteller. The book comes to life through her imagination and skills.
***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***
Posted June 10, 2014
My rating: 4.5 of 5 ¿¿
Oh my!!! What a difference!!! This book has everything I was looking for in the first one! A build up, a little bit of context, some history and character development!!! Much, much better!!
And still the fabulous backdrop of a great MC close knit family who literally go through thick and thin for each other.
Part of this story has played in the background of the first book Ravage Me, and I was anticipating a follow through on the relationship between Casey and G.T., so I was not disappointed. The trope here is more a 'friends become lovers' one, although the 'friends' part is questionable, since both turn out to have seen the other as more than that for quite a long time even if they took forever to act on it.
G.T. is overwhelmed with feelings of responsibility within the MC and with circumstances heating up, he has serious doubts about potentially involving himself with Casey, who is relatively innocent and naive, even for one having grown up within the MC family. He feels she might be destined for bigger and better things than he can offer her, but just like 'man', never bothers to check in how SHE might feel about that. Typical.
Casey has always waited around for G.T. to notice her for anything more than simply his sister's best friend. When he finally does, but then quite unceremoniously dumps her, she decides she has had enough of waiting and moves away to forge her own independent path in life. Something that doesn't even have a chance of getting off the ground before a tragedy pulls her right back in the family fold and under G.T.'s nose.
Not many get a second chance to do something right they screwed up the first time around, but G.T. and Casey surely will try, even as the circumstances only become more and more complicated and even dangerous.
This novel showed emotional depth and character growth that I am always hoping for in a sexy and/or action packed story. This book actually has it all, blistering hot scenes, thrill packed action and enough emotional pull and drama to make it an all around excellent read.
A full-bodied novel by Ryan Michele and I am so happy I stuck by Ravage MC!
¿A fabulous, thrilling, insightful and steamy action-packed second in the series!!¿
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Posted June 9, 2014
Casey and gt book was good it had its moments but I just couldn't get into it like harlows and cruz. I was hoping casey was more like harlow but she just fell short. Hoping the next book the chick is as tough and out spoken as harlow.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 9, 2014
After reading Ravage Me I had mixed feelings about starting Casey's story. Thankfully, Ryan Michelle went out of her way to bring G.T and Casey's story to the page.
i loved that this time around the story was packed full of emotions that jumped off the page. From yearning to frustration all the way to loss and finding hope, every emotion the author brought to the page further the story and made it easier for me to connect with the characters which ultimately lead me to cheer them on.
I liked that Casey was strong-minded and independent but with a vulnerable side that brought her struggle with her situation to the page in a way that immediately made me feel for Casey and all she has been through.
I enjoyed the way the author went about bringing the conflict to the surface. The story was well paced so that when it did all came to light it worked with the events that had taken place in the previous book and the ones presently taking place. This time around there were not as many loose ends and its resolution didn't leave me needing more facts.
As for the romance, I do have to say that I wished I could have gotten a bit more of interaction between G.T and Casey so that I could experience their connection fully. However, I think the way the author went about it worked well with the situation G.T and Casey were facing.
I still had my moments when Casey's inner ramblings got too be too much, but thankfully there was enough of a mix of mystery and angst to keep me interested.
All in all, an emotional story about second chances between two complex characters with an intriguing conflict to round it all up nicely.
*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.