Friday, March 31, 2017

Blog Tour ~ Bound by Family by Rylan Michelle ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Bound by Family by Rylan Michele ~ (Review + Giveaway)


Bound by Family (Ravage MC Bound) is a NEW Standalone by Ryan Michele!
**Special Release Price of $2.99**

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Cooper Cruz knows what it means to be surrounded and bound by family. Loyalty, brotherhood, and protection are all learned, earned, and respected by him and the Ravage Motorcycle Club family he grew up in. At the same, he’s a man, having fun and living the life he has always envisioned, until a trip to Florida changes everything.
Bristyl Daniels knows what it means to be smothered and bound by family. Bonds run deep with her father and all the members of the Sinister Sons Motorcycle Club she has grown up in. But now she’s all woman and wishes they would see she isn’t a little girl anymore. Then one phone call gives her a chance meeting with a hunk of a man she can’t get off her mind.
When her favorite band comes to play at a motorcycle rally in her hometown, Bristyl decides it’s worth the risk to sneak off for a little fun. When a situation gets heated, though, Cooper and the Ravage MC step in, setting off a chain of events, both good and bad in both their lives.
As the dust settles, Bristyl will have to come to some very hard decisions. Meanwhile, Cooper knows exactly what he wants. To hell with the consequences.

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Holy hells bells.
I’m not sure if I should be pissed that my brothers and father left me to deal with this mess or thank them for the gorgeous eye candy. Not that I would, because they’d have a fit either way, but damn. Maybe it’s my mom smiling down on me, giving me a ray of sunshine through this mess.
All three of the guys are hot in their own way. By the cuts on their backs, they belong to the Ravage Motorcycle Club. Here for the rally, of course, and will be gone in a flash. That’s how it is. What the hell, I’ll enjoy the view while I can.
I sop up the water and wring out the mop head, then repeat … again and again.
Ryker, who boldly introduced himself, is a player. Yep, seen hundreds of them in my day growing up in the club. Tattoos, sexy vibe … I bet he doesn’t even have to ask women, just crooks his finger.
The other man, who I’m not sure his name, looks a little lighter in a way, but I’m not sure how to describe it.
Cooper, though. My heavens. Talk about charismatic, and I got that just from the few words he spoke to me. Hell, I get it just from being in the same room with him. It’s like he oozes it out of his pores, releasing it out in the world for women to fall at his feet and beg. Then there’s the hair. I can’t call it light, and it’s definitely not dark. It’s a unique combination of the two; light browns intertwined with a few darker browns, giving his hair a shade I haven’t seen before. Like a caramel color with an edge, and long. So much so that he has a hair tie wrapped around his wrist. No doubt he puts it up regularly. I’d put money on it only amping up his sexiness.
When our eyes connected for that brief moment, the blue popped out in his. I also noticed some navy around the edges. That combination of hair and eyes … Be still my deprived heart.
The way his pants ride low on his hips makes me want to give up all kinds of things to get him to raise his arms above his head so his black T-shirt rises up and I can see what’s underneath.
He has tattoos running all up his left arm, disappearing under his shirt. I can see some black poking through the top at his neck, too. It piques my curiosity, wanting to find out what he’s hiding.
I shake my head and squeeze out the mop. It’s been way too long since … Never mind.
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** Bound by Family (Ravage MC Bound Series #1) is a standalone full-length novel. You do not have to read the Ravage MC series to follow this book, but if you’d like to see where it all started, you really should. **

4.5 Stars 

While you don't need to read the Ravage MC books prior to Bound by Family, it's nice to have the background on some of the characters. Cooper had only been a child in the Ravage series but the events from the first book and his childhood directly impact than man we meet in this book. It's also nice to know the dynamics involved in the club but as this new series begins a new generation of the club, it's not necessary.

Cooper Cruz has spent his whole life surrounded by family. Family isn't necessarily about blood, it's also about loyalty and the bonds of the brotherhood. Ravage is in his DNA, it's all he knows and he'd do anything for this family. With his Grandfather at the head of the table and both his father and uncle well respected members, Cooper knows he's expected to show the brothers he's vital to the club. Cooper wants to make things better and smoother now that the money is flowing in faster than they can get it cleaned. He just needs to come up with a plan and bring it to the table.

Bristyl Daniels lives for the club she grew up in. Her father being the VP and her 3 brothers entrenched deeply within the brotherhood, means she is surrounded by the Sinister Sons. Unfortunately, she hates to admit that she really has no place within the very club she longed to be part of as a child. She's not a member and she's not an Ol' Lady and when she realizes this leaves her on the outside, she decides it's time for her to live her own life. Meeting Cooper gives her that opportunity and there is no way she can pass it up.

There is a great connection between Cooper and Bristyl that becomes apparent immediately when Cooper steps in to help her and her friend Leah. The two are pretty much made for one another as they both grew up in the life and love what it means.

Bristyl, unfortunately, doesn't know how clubs other than her own work as far as the roles women, most especially daughters, play in the life. While her club pretty much has two roles: Old Lady or Whore, Ravage respects their women family members too much to classify them as anything less than family. It takes a combination of Cooper, the club and his mother to give Bristyl a different way of looking at club life.

I really enjoyed this glimpse at the new Ravage generation and I am very excited to see where it goes. The next book can't come soon enough and hopefully we'll get to see all of Cooper's friends get their HEA. There are definitely quite a few guys we've met that are going to have some fun stories.

Highly Recommendable!

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***

Haven’t read the Ravage MC Series yet?  
Now is your chance start with Book One!

Ravage Me (Ravage MC #1)

About the Author:
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Ryan Michele found her passion in bringing fictional characters to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible, and she has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.

She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and other romance-based genres. Whether it’s bikers, wolf-shifters, mafia, etc., Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.

When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.


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