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They call me the wild one. The Ryker brother who'd rather have more notches on his bedpost than rodeo championships.

I'm good with horses, even better with women. I've been warned that sowing my oats might have consequences, but I'm always careful. And there's nothing wrong with having a little fun.

But the truth is I want more than fun. I want it all. With the right girl.

So when the most beautiful woman I've ever seen shows up at my ranch, it should all fall into place. Except she's got a big surprise for me. She's pregnant, and the kid is mine, but she wants nothing to do with me.

©2020 Kim Loraine (P)2020 Kim Loraine

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Gotta love these Ryker brothers...

This is where my Ryker brothers journey started so I so need to go back to fully enjoy this series, but I can already tell this is a family of loveable ranchers!
I really like the heroine, Hazel. She is a super strong, easy to connect with character, which really works well to tame Tristan in his almost reformed playboy ways. This is an exciting partnership to watch battle and connect.
There are a few twists and turns that show how tough and resilient the family ties are!
Stella Hunter and Aaron Shedlock perform this book beautifully.
I can't wait to listen to the previous books and also... After THAT sneak peek at Sam's story, I can't wait for the next!!

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A 5 STAR WINNER FROM THE OFF!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

RIDDEN WAS AN AMAZING BOOK RIGHT FROM THE OFF!!
I received an advanced listening copy to review this audio book which was narrated by Stella Hunter and Aaron Shedlock. I hadn't listened to Aaron before but he made the best cowboy super sexy yet super sweet and I absolutely loved every minute!
From just this book it had me desperate to have the rest of the series immediately.
So it's no surprise that I LOVED IT!! Hazel and Tristan had a super sexy hot one night stand together resulting in pregnancy.
Turning up at Ryker Ranch Hazel simply wants to do the right thing and let Tristan know, she isn't looking for his support or permission to have this child she just feels he has the right to know...
However Tristan has other ideas with regards to this and if you haven't already fallen in love with him...!!
I always love a story that is believable and that it could actually happen... and with the mix of sexy and angst it had me hooked from the moment they met.

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Ryker Ranch is the place to be!

These Ryker men are so easy to fall in love with. Each time I meet a new one, I think they are my favorite, but there is really something about Tristan that is special. Yes he has quite the reputation and when he first meets Hazel, there is no intention for a relationship. But when he is told about his baby, and he sees Hazel, you know it is the Ryker brother falling hard syndrome. He loves with his whole heart. But there is the problem of whether Hazel will stay. After her divorce, she has no intention of marrying again. Will he win her heart over? Kim Loraine is one of my favorite authors. She knows how to have her characters worm their way into my heart. The Ryker family is truly something special and is one of my favorite series of hers. Each book includes Mom and the siblings and it's like we are brought right in their kitchen to enjoy dinner with them. We are at home at Ryker Ranch and this surprise baby romance is absolutely wonderful.

Duet narration by Aaron Shedlock and Stella Hunter is fantastic. Aaron brings every brother to life and every time he says "darlin'" I melt a little more. Tristan is sweet but stubborn, and Shedlock brings it all out. Hunter is Hazel and gives her that strong yet wounded sound. I love it! This is an incredible team of story tellers and I loved it!

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  • Brittney Cottingham
  • 03-12-20

Ideal surprise baby storytelling

Those Ryker boys play hard and love hard and Tristan fits the bill.

The Ryker Ranch series has been a joy during quarantine because it is light, sexy, and hilarious. Each brother has their own lovable quality that pulls you in. Tristan is the reformed playboy, which makes him the perfect hero for a surprise baby story arc. Over the course of the book, you watch him completely shift into the man readers (and Mama Ryker) always knew he would be. As for Hazel, she is now my favorite heroine of the Ryker series. Her fearlessness flies off the page that it becomes effortless for a reader to connect with her.

For audiobook fans, you know what to expect from Aaron Shedlock. All of the dreamboat-level darlings’ for you to enjoy. I will say that Stella Hunter shines in this one. Audiobook fans of this series will see a growth in her talent and performance over the three books, with this one being peak level greatness.

This series always ends with a sneak peek of what’s to come and the next book will feature the mysterious Ryker brother Sam. Be prepared for a jaw-drop moment involving him in this book that sets the stage for the next chapter of the Ryker series.

Side note: It goes without saying that Mama Ryker is once again a book highlight. Without going into spoilers, you will realize your love for her in this book when something unexpected happens. Now if we can only get that Ryker prequel…

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  • Phara Blair
  • 02-02-21

My favorite Ryker

I loved this surprise baby story with Tristan and Hazel. Nothing can change the life of a playboy quicker than impending fatherhood and Tristan proved that he was up to the task. I love revisiting the whole Ryker family and seeing the family grow. Once again I adored the duet format with Aaron Shedlock and Stella Hunter. They were brilliant. Looking forward to Sam’s story.

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  • Daisy
  • 07-01-21

Great Book

Loved the story. Tristan is amazing character. Love Aaron and Stella as the narration they really bring the book to life. Aaron has a very sexy voice.

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  • LAS
  • 03-01-21

Hot, fun, emotional and makes me want a cowboy!

Oh, Kim Loraine, you can write just about anything, and I'll enjoy it. Your Ryker Ranch cowboys are so damn swoony and so much fun, it makes this city girl want to sign up for Saddle Up, but I'd definitely make a fool of myself on a ranch, so I'll just read and listen to your cowboys a few times.

The Ryker family is definitely something special. Each member of the family is unique, and they have such strong bonds. Tristan is the youngest and randiest man of the family, and apparently the one voted most likely to have a string of little cowboys that he doesn't know about, so no one is surprised when a one-night stand shows up pregnant.

Hazel just wanted a night of no-strings fun after her life imploded, and she snuck out before Tristan could ask her for more. They both spent months dreaming about each other after their one night, and they had a much stronger connection than anyone expected. When she shows up at Ryker Ranch, Tristan feels like fate is giving him a second chance, even though Hazel is reluctant.

Their chemistry is off the charts. And Hazel is a woman that Tristan wants and needs, but he needs to learn to treat her right and appreciate her, and give her the space she needs to feel confident in their relationship.

The audio of this book is amazing. Stella Hunter really embodies Hazel's emotions, her uncertainty, her shaken confidence, and her realization that she's stronger than she thinks and Tristan is more than just a young cowboy. Aaron Shedlock a perfect Tristan. I swear, he almost made me pregnant during their first hookup! But beyond all the whispery, growly hotness is also such an earnestness and vulnerability in Tristan's character that Aaron captured so well. I'll definitely listen to this one again because it was so enjoyable.

I'm looking forward to many more Rykers in the future! This series is simply top-notch.

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  • Jennifer Marie
  • 02-01-21

Swoony cowboy romance

I loved Tristan and Hazel’s story. It was swoony and sweet. Tristan is my new favorite Ryker I’ve fallen hard for him. Stella Hunter and Aaron Shedlock were excellent in this duet narration and it’s impossible not to swoon every time Aaron says darlin’! Can’t wait for the next trip to Ryker Ranch with Sam’s story!

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  • ccc3s
  • 19-12-20

Enjoyed

I enjoyed this story. Especially with Aaron Shedlock and Stella Hunter narrating. You can see that Kim enjoys writing about cowboys. There is a nice comfortable flow to the story. I like how the story comes alive from the first page until the end. Always fun to learn more about each of the brothers.

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  • MelB
  • 19-12-20

Sexy and sweet

This is my first audio (I know I'm late to the party, but I'm now working my way through the back catalog!) from this author. This story had me smiling, swooning and definitely had some moments that took my breath away. Add in fabulous narrators and I was sucked in from the start.

As I mentioned, this is my first audio in this series. I was SO not prepared to hear all the swoon worthy, "darlins" but man were they great. Aaron Shedlock definitely moved up on my narrator list after listening to this!! Stella Hunter was PERFECTION as Hazel. She nailed her personality perfectly.

This story had a couple unexpected twists that caught me right in the feels. But I loved every moment of the journey. I felt like I was part of the family and I can't wait for the next Ryker family story. This book is definitely one I will come back and relisten to again and again. I highly recommend it!

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  • Nikki Swope, nixreadsromance
  • 09-12-20

Love this duet style audio book

Aaron Shedlock and Stella Hunter are fantastic in this audio book! Narrated duet style this one night stand, surprise baby, romance is a great listen.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 09-12-20

I love this Cowboy Surprise Baby Romance!

This is the third book in the Ryker Ranch Series, a surprise baby romance. You can listen to this story as a standalone, but I recommend you to listen to the Series in order. Tristan and Hazel's story is sexy, sweet and romantic. Tristan's mother is such a beautiful character, and I love the Ryker men. The family bond in this Series is amazing. Aaron Shedlock and Stella Hunter are perfect as Tristan and Hazel. They did a great job with the narration. If you like Cowboy Romance, this one is definitely for you! I highly recommend you this Series. Now, I need more!

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  • Rachel
  • 09-12-20

Swoon-Worthy!

Ridden Hard the third book in Kim Loraine's Ryker Ranch Series is a super sweet cowboy romance.

Hazel is a great character, very relatable and Tristan the young playboy is absolutely swoon-worthy, trying his hardest to win Hazel's heart.

This book is a low angst and a lot of fun, I listened to the audiobook of Ridden Hard, Stella Hunter's voice is super easy to listen to and Aaron Shedlock is the perfect Smokin' Hot Cowboy