Riding Steele: Collide And Wanted by Opal Carew


Being kidnapped by bikers is a harrowing experience, but for some reason, Laurie doesn’t feel as terrified as she should.  The leader’s steely eyes soften when he looks at her, and the others in his gang clearly know she’s hands off.  But does that include Steele’s hands?  Her brain resists him, but her body insists she wants those big hands all over her.Steele doesn’t know how he wound up in this mess–with a kidnapped woman on his hands and the police hot on their trail.  Now he and Laurie are in hiding at an isolated cabin, and Steele has to figure out how to extricate himself…and steer clear of his accidental captive whose tight, slinky clubbing attire is making him think all kinds of dangerous thoughts…

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The end of Untamed left us wondering whether or not Laurie found safety when she happened upon a police officer during her bid to escape Steele and the other bikers. As luck would have it, the officer she is rescued by is her brother’s friend Killer, but she doesn’t learn that until he returns her to Steele. Understandably Laurie is both relieved and distraught because as much as she doesn’t want to admit it to herself, Steele makes her feel safe … among other things.
Collide proves to be one doozy of a rollercoaster ride of emotions for Laurie as she deals with her failed escape attempt, her brother’s concerns and half-hatched kidnapping plan, an increased fear of Dominic once she hears what Officer Grainger (aka Killer) dug up on him, and her unresolved feelings for Steele – she wants him and she trusts him, but she’s not sure she can trust her own instincts anymore. Although Laurie and Steele still have yet to consummate their lust, Ms. Carew does treat us to a mouthwateringly erotic foreplay scene that also helps Laurie replace some of the bad memories she has regarding Dominic’s treatment of her. I really liked how Laurie was able to recognize her knee-jerk reactions were to the scene and not Steele and that she took steps to apologize to him for her reaction and to prove that she did indeed trust him. And with the way Collide ended, I am so freaking glad I have Wanted all queued up on my Kindle to read next.
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Being kidnapped by bikers is a harrowing experience, but for some reason, Laurie doesn’t feel as terrified as she should.  The leader’s steely eyes soften when he looks at her, and the others in his gang clearly know she’s hands off.  But does that include Steele’s hands?  Her brain resists him, but her body insists she wants those big hands all over her.Steele doesn’t know how he wound up in this mess–with a kidnapped woman on his hands and the police hot on their trail.  Now he and Laurie are in hiding at an isolated cabin, and Steele has to figure out how to extricate himself…and steer clear of his accidental captive whose tight, slinky clubbing attire is making him think all kinds of dangerous
thoughts…

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22718585-riding-steele
In Wanted we find Steele and the boys have whisked Laurie away to avoid her being arrested on trumped up theft charges brought by Donovan. This gives Laurie a look into what life on the open road could be like if she chooses to be Steele’s woman. As someone who moved a lot as a child, Laurie’s not sure if she can deal with the nomadic lifestyle. She needs roots and stability that life on the back of a bike doesn’t provide.
While Laurie struggles with the decision, her relationship with Steele continues to grow and she learns just what is expected of her should she remain with them. Steele likes to watch and gets off in sharing his joy with his men – his joy being Laurie. While the scene was effing hot, I was surprised when Laurie allowed herself to be shared by the other men. I love a good DP scene and Ms. Carew definitely delivered on it, but it still seemed out of character for Laurie. Yes, she has progressed quite a bit since her “kidnapping,” but it felt like it been timed a bit too soon especially when she’s not sure if she wants to remain with Steele. But that was not the only surprise in this installment in the Riding Steele series
and I’m looking forward to Crossroads to find out what happens next.