Ride It Out

Ride It Out

by Cara McKenna

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399585487
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Series: Desert Dogs Series , #4
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 335
Sales rank: 123,296
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Since she began writing in 2008, Cara McKenna has published nearly forty romances and erotic novels with a variety of publishers (sometimes under the pen name Meg Maguire) including the Sins in the City novels and the Desert Dogs novels. Her stories have been acclaimed for their smart, modern voice and defiance of convention. She is a 2015 RITA Award finalist, a 2014 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award winner, and a 2010 Golden Heart finalist. Cara loves hearing from readers!

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Ride It Out 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Miah and learning what makes him tick. But he and Nicki are awkwsrd together. They talk too kuch. It's as if they are self conscious about their relationship. This is a great series..and is NOT about motorcycles. The covers and motorcycle titles kept me away for a long time. But Cara McKennas After Hours is so good, I couldnt skip her other books.
EverAfterBookReviews More than 1 year ago
RIDE IT OUT is a solid read with a slow-burning romance that balanced well with the mystery and suspense of the storyline. Nicki is a tough single mom, takes pride in her job and cusses like a sailor. I adored her. Jeremiah, or Miah as he’s often referred to, is a steady hero, hard-working, prideful and equally strong. He pairs beautifully with Nicki. I really enjoyed the story. ***I voluntarily read a copy of the book gifted through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review***
rlane More than 1 year ago
We finally get Miah’s story in Ride It Out and I couldn’t be more pleased. I felt bad for him when Raina didn’t return his feelings, and moved on with Duncan. I’m happy that they’re a couple, but I wasn’t thrilled that Raina would pass up Miah, because I thought he was such a catch! Well, her loss, and I can’t help but think Miah is better off without her. Miah’s always been a favorite of mine because he’s been the one of the Desert Dogs that wanted to settle down with a wife and family, and I do love a guy that craves a traditional future instead of the usual player/no commitments kind of guy that’s more common in romance novels. Miah’s all out of sorts since his father’s murder, and who can blame him? He’s had to take over the business end of things instead of tending to the ranch, and he hates paperwork. More than that, Miah hates the fact that the police have no new leads, no clue who murdered his father and it’s been six long months. The only silver lining in this dark cloud is Nicki, the new Fortuity Deputy. She gets his despair, and anger over his father’s death like no other since her father was murdered as well. Nicki checks in regularly and so they’ve formed a friendship and a simmering attraction that just grows stronger the more time they spend more time together. I loved that they had a solid foundation of friendship before they ever took things to the next level. Made it so much hotter when they finally came together. Miah and Nicky are tentative and not without the usual new relationship insecurities, but they fall hard, irrevocably before they’ve even noticed. There are obstacles, mostly on Nicky’s side as she has a son, Matty, who’s not settling in Fortuity all that well, at first. Miah takes the boy under his wing, assigning him duties on the ranch inspiring a love of the land, animals, and the cowboy life that makes such a positive impact on Matty. Love seeing Miah in that fatherly role, because he was such a natural at it. There is some drama with the murder investigation of Miah’s father, which ties into the ongoing mystery in the series. Miah and his father were targets, but why? Miah sidesteps the law to get answers because there’s been no advances in the investigation, and Nicky reluctantly helps because she knows exactly how Miah feels. Ride It Out was a solid and satisfying end to the Desert Dogs series. Cara McKenna writes beautifully sensual, and compelling stories, and Ride It Out was no exception!
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
The Desert Dogs series by Cara McKenna comes to its dramatic and sexy conclusion with Ride It Out. While each story in the series (with the exception of a mid-series prequel novella) has had a complete couple romance, the mystery that started with a dead cop in book one has expanded and involved more than one member of the close-knit group of friends who make up the main characters in the series. Accordingly, this review may contain spoilers for previous books in the series and they are best read in order to fully appreciate how satisfying it is for Jeremiah Church to get some answers and his own happy ending. The death of Miah’s father in a barn fire that was meant for him has yielded a suspect but no answers to why they were targeted, a fact that increasingly weighs on Miah as he takes over his father’s duties on their family ranch. His grief has been tempered by the friendly and understanding new deputy in town, Nicki Ritchey, who has become his sounding board. Not only that, but the attraction between them is becoming harder and harder to miss. With the help of his friends, Miah has started seeking his own answers, frustrated with the slow pace of the police investigation. But will his actions put his newfound happiness with Nicki at risk? I’ve been a fan of this series from the start, and though I found this one to be a bit slow paced at the beginning I was well and truly satisfied with the answers to the mystery behind the deaths in Fortuity and the lovely, heartfelt romance between Miah and Nicki. Nicki, her pre-teen son, and her mother came from Chicago to start a new life after her father, also a police officer was killed in the line of duty. As a new family to Fortuity, and a black family at that, they must deal with more than their share of small-town closed-mindedness. Nicki’s son Matty experiences some bullying at the school, something Miah can relate to with his native heritage. Nicki isn’t sure how long they will stay in this small town, and her friendship turned affair with Miah is one that they both agree is meant to be a friends with benefits arrangement for as long as she’s there. Miah is a generous and giving lover, and the love scenes between him and Nicki are very steamy and emotional. The intensity picks up in the second half of the story as Miah and his friends finally make some progress in unraveling the mysteries of what’s been happening since the casino first showed up with plans to build in the town. It’s more dramatic than action packed but no less riveting. I enjoyed seeing all the other series characters, and the story takes some interesting twists and turns. There’s a lovely epilogue that wraps everything up nicely. For fans of the series who’ve been waiting for the gentle, hardworking Miah to find a worthy partner, there’s no doubt that he succeeds with Nicki. Ride It Out is a sexy, dramatic conclusion to a unique contemporary romance series.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
RIDE IT OUT is the fourth and final installment in Cara McKenna’s contemporary, adult DESERT DOGS erotic, romantic suspense series focusing on the town of Fortuity, Nevada, and a group of motorcycle riding friends who call themselves the Desert Dogs. This is ranch foreman Jeremiah ‘Miah’ Church, and single mother/ deputy Nicki Ritchey’s story line. The Desert Dogs series is NOT a series about a motorcycle club, but a series about a family of brothers and their friends who like to ride. RIDE IT OUT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty; any important information from previous story line is revealed where necessary but saying that there is an ongoing premise throughout the series as the main characters struggle with the loss of their friend police officer Alex Dunn and the murder of Jeremiah’s father. SOME BACKGROUND: Eclipse Resorts and Casinos have made many enemies in the sleepy, small town of Fortuity, Nevada as they forge ahead with plans to build and open a new casino. Most of the townsfolk have some issues with the company, and with it will comes threats of a personal nature. NOTE: There is a prequel novella available –DRIVE IT DEEP-that looks at the prior relationship and life long friendship between Jeremiah and Raina. Told from several third person perspectives including Jeremiah and Nicki RIDE IT OUT is the culmination of four story lines that focuses on the hunt for the truth. Months earlier Eclipse Resorts and Casinos made enemies of the town of Fortuity, Nevada, and in the ensuing time lives have been threatened and lost. With the arrival of former Chicago PD police officer Nicki Ritchey, Miah Church is hoping for more than the solving of his father’s murder but for a relationship with the woman that calls to his heart. What ensues is the search for a killer, and the building romance between Miah and Nicki. Miah and Nicki are kindred spirits both having lost their fathers to a killer; two unsolved crimes that have left our leading couple in a world of hurt and heartbreak. Miah has resumed responsibility for the family ranch but with his father’s murderer still on the loose Miah is desperate to take action on his own. With his friend’s as backup, Miah begins an investigation that will lead directly to everyone involved. The relationship between Miah and Nicki is one of immediate attraction that began months earlier as our heroine as called into the investigation on the death of patriarch Don Church. Nicki is a divorced mother of a twelve year old boy, and is reluctant to settle in a town whose conservative and racist attitudes are a slap in our heroine’s face. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. All of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting roles including Vince and Kim (Lay It Down), Raina and Duncan (Give It All), Casey and Abilene (Burn it Up), as well as Jeremiah’s mother Christine, and Nicki’s son Mathias, and her mom. RIDE IT OUT is a story of love and loss; desperation and greed; family and friendship; second chances and moving forward. The premise is intriguing and energetic; the characters are colorful and dynamic; the romance is passionate and uplifting. The epilogue fast forwards the series approximately two years where we get a glimpse into the future.