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Ryker Audiobook

Ryker: Bad Boys for Hire Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Florist Terri Martin lives a calm and peaceful life. Maybe too calm and too peaceful because she can't remember the last time she was in a relationship.

Terri calls Bad Boys for Hire to book herself a date for her thirtieth birthday party, but before she can hire one, she meets Ryker Slade, a biker hiding from his motorcycle club.

Old vendettas resurface and soon, Terri has more than she can handle when she learns that her and Ryker's love is as doomed as Romeo and Juliet's.

Ryker thinks he has a way out, but can Terri escape her fate, or will she find her lover dead before she wakes?

Bad Boys for Hire are fun and exciting stories where love is unexpected, but always delicious. They can be listened to standalone, but for greater enjoyment, please be sure to check out the other books in the series.

Bad Boys for Hire Series was awarded the 2016 Beck Valley Books Reviewers Choice Award.

©2015 Rachelle Ayala (P)2017 Rachelle Ayala Publishing, LLC

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    A D. 20/07/2017
    A D. 20/07/2017
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    "Biker Club Romeo and Juliet version with a twist"

    Take an ex-biker turned marine turned medically discharged homeless and jobless civilian. Add one ex-biker princess turned self-employed florist. Include a seriously large helping of chemistry and sizzling action in bed. Then add a biker club versus biker club feud. And an unusual hire a bad boy service to thrown the reader for a loop. Oh! And don't forget the random twists in the plot that include surprising reveals. This book may be a modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet but don't be fooled. There is so much more going on than what meets the eye!! It is definitely an entertaining, and hot, read!!

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 14/07/2017
    Amy 14/07/2017 Member Since 2017

    I am an Urban Fantasy addict !I love the supernatural especially set in a modern world.Ilona Andrews, Kim Harrison and Patricia Brigs <3

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    "I'm a sucker to the lure of the bad boys ;)"

    Exciting ,funny,sexy .yes please bring on book 2!The title suggests there are more books to come in this series, and while there are lots of hooks /additional characters who could go on to lead their own stories, this particular story is nicely wrapped up with no gaping loose ends.
    A great listen, and I will look out for future books by R.Ayala.C.Abells' performance is excellent. Characters have distinctive voices (i.e differentiable), the pacing and speed of the story was well done. Production was excellent .this book was a great find :)I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.As always this is my honest opinion .


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  • mani
    29/05/17
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    "Ryker"
    What did you like best about this story?

    <br/>This iaudiobook is fun and sexy read that will have you laughing with them, and hoping that Ryker can be a hero. Very entertaining to listen to.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Erika
    16/06/17
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    "Laughed myself silly!"

    Injured, Ryker is out of the Marines and home again. He meets Terri while Panhandling. She offers him a job at her Flower shop and desperate he accepts. Instant flames ignite between them but Terri is a tad insecure. She feels there's too much meat on her bones for a man to take her seriously. The story progresses and they discover their own families who have the death vendetta against each other. Ryker joined the Marines to escape the vendetta his family (biker gang) has for the other gang who changed their names for protection.

    The story flows quickly without stalling anywhere. The writing is solid and had me rolling in laughter. The banter between Terri and her friends was absolutely hilarious to me. The author really tagged what could be true conversations between women. Terri's private thoughts are just as ridiculous and true. And there are a few other parts that are just silly and light-hearted even through the drama. I enjoyed that.

    I've lived in a military city for two decades, my friends are military or were military and a medical discharge isn't quite what's explained in the book. It depends on the severity of the injury. I can understand the author simplifying it for sake of the story but Ryker panhandling and penniless was too much. He wouldn't be rich by any means with an injury to the thigh but should have some type of monthly compensation. I also wondered about his medical care and therapy. I overthought this part of the story but do think the author could have made this part more realistic.

    Chris Abell was fantastic. He really nailed it. I'm not always fond a male narrators, depends on the story. I cringe when they attempt to do female voices but a few men can pull off female voices and he did.

    Overall, it's a cute story and had me laughing from one scene to the next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Isha Coleman
    MI
    30/04/17
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    "Let's fall in love ...."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ryker to be better than the print version?

    The audio version has an abundance of personality. Mr. Abell revs up the excitement factor with his delivery of the dialogue, but I do wish he had slowed down and allowed listeners to take in the moment a bit more. That is the draw of the print version, reading at a more balanced speed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ryker - There is something so sexy about a man that is not afraid to take control, but has a sensitive side when it counts most.


    What does Chris Abell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. Abell gives personality of course, but his delivery paints an image of the man. You hear the voice and imagine the scenarios, the interactions as if you were in the middle of a movie.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    What I love most about Ms. Ayala as a writer is her ability to make me laugh at moments when it would be so easy to burst into tears. She balances great fun storytelling with easy to identify with characters, even in the most heartbreaking of moments her optimistic humor shines through.


    Any additional comments?

    Whether reading or listening to Bad Boys for Hire: Ryker, a reader runs the risk of losing their heart.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • NancyB
    Minnesota
    28/04/17
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    "Awesome book!"

    I loved this book! It is amazingly well written. The characters and the storyline were well developed and complex! There are so many twists the story keeps you engaged from the first page to the last! This is my first book by this author and it will not be my last!
    Narration is very much personal preference but I think this was very well done, very professional, I enjoyed every minute!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nessa
    27/04/17
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    "I Want A Bad Boy For Hire!!!"

    This Bad Boy For Hire audiobook was a pleasure to listen to with an awesome narrator. I didn't read the story prior to listening, but I think if I had, it would have added to the story. I never realized listening to someone tell me a story could be so exciting, especially one like this. it's incredibly hour and I recommend having a listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Keli M.
    26/04/17
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    "AMAZING!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ryker to be better than the print version?

    I absolutely love reading books, but having it read to me by a nice male voice, is wonderful...and I can still get things done around my house and with my kids and not have to stop reading.


    What other book might you compare Ryker to and why?

    I don't think there is a comparison to this book. It's an incredible romance that captured you and keeps you to the laSt word.


    What about Chris Abell’s performance did you like?

    Chris Abell did an amazing job. He has a voice that is very easy to listen to.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Bikers in a past life find love with each other


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend anything written by Rachel Ayala. I have read many of her books, and they never disappoint.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • erobbins33
    25/04/17
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    "Loved it!"

    This was a sexy and fun modern day Romeo and Juliet with bikers! The narrator did an amazing job with acting out the individual voices, and the plot kept me hanging all the way to the end! Looking forward to more of this series coming to audio. It will be an auto-buy for me!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • PATRICIA
    Pittstown, NJ, United States
    11/08/17
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    "A New Romeo and Juliet Twist"

    A modern day Romeo and Juliet, this book is fast paced and fun. Terri, a florist hooks up with Ryker, a man she hires to help for a day in her store. He seems familiar, but little does she know, her past will come back full force! This dynamic duo has chemistry from the minute they meet. The rivalry of their families with the backing of their respective motorcycle clubs is very intimidating through the story, but Rachelle Ayala gives this old Shakespearean classic a new twist, so you are kept guessing throughout the story. I loved the performance of Ken, from Bad Boys for Hire and his quick but oh so important role. He gave me a chuckle with his act and was impressed that he put himself in harm's way for the job. There is a glimpse of Terri's friends who are also in book 2, giving a little background on the upcoming events, but it is this series can definitely be read as a standalone for each book.

    Chris Abell is amazing with his narration. He is able to capture the heat and passion in one scene and turn to the next and make you feel the fear of what is coming up! He does an incredible performance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cheyenne
    02/08/17
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    "Great story!!"

    This was very well written. There's a lot of steamy love scenes, which I enjoyed. I felt the story was good, all though at times seemed a little whining but soon made sense as the story went on. I really enjoyed the twist with her friends; I definitely found it hard to put down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • HD
    Crestview, FL
    25/07/17
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    "Loved it!"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved Ryker. He would be a great book boyfriend.(or audiobook boyfriend). Terrific sweet romance with some bad bikers thrown into the mix. Terri was pretty funny with her girlfriends and all the drama. I recommend to 18+. I voluntarily reviewed this audiobook after receiving an advanced copy I requested.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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