Blog Review: Taming Ryder by Nicola Haken

Monday, October 13, 2014

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You met Ryder Richardson in Being Sawyer Knight. Now, this is his story.

I’ve done it. I’ve stuck a whopping two fingers up at my parents, I’ve made a name for myself as one of the world’s biggest porn stars and I’ve finally found a family I belong in. Life is amazing. I get paid to do all my favourite things. Fuck. Party. Travel the world. What’s not to love? And then he comes along. Mason George – Back Door Studio’s newest exclusive model and the guy who has the potential to either fuck it all up, or take me on the best ride of my life. ~ Ryder

I’m desperate. I’ve got nothing and nobody left. Entering the daunting world of adult entertainment is less of a dream and more of a necessity. Signing as Back Door Studio’s latest model has the ability to either ruin or make me, but I made a vow at my first audition never to let myself regret it. I continue to question myself each day, but no amount of what’s, why’s or what ifs will change where I am or where I’m heading. Am I strong enough to do this? To embrace it? To enjoy it? I have no idea. The only thing I’m certain of, is that if anyone can teach me who I’m supposed to be, it’s Ryder Richardson.
~ Mason

“Because the most exciting things in life always happen via the back door”

Ash's Review:
This is the second book in the Souls of the Knight series by Nicola Haken.  I did not read the first book, Being Sawyer Knight, but since each book are about different members of the band, I did not feel lost or confused while reading this one.
I was very excited to read this book because it sounded so different from other books that I have read in this genre.  I LOVED the fact that Ryder was an unapologetic porn star.  He loved what he did and didn't have any shame. I also loved the fact that he was "out and proud".
Taming Ryder is about the romance between Ryder and "newbie" Mason.  Mason is new to the porn industry and while he is working in the industry out of necessity, he does not ever seem ashamed of what he is doing.  From the beginning Ryder can tell there is something different about Mason.  He begins thinking and feeling things for him that he never thought he would experience.
Ryder's childhood was very different from Mason's.  Mason grew up in a home that was full of love, even after he came out as gay.  Ryder's family was prominent in politics in England and they shunned him.  Ryder also experienced something very traumatic, and it is because of this that he was determined to never fall in love.  But Mason changed that.  Taming Ryder is a story about friendship, family and love and shows us that you don't have to be blood to be a family.
I really enjoyed this book.  There were a few scenes that seemed a bit far fetched and sometimes it could be a little cheesy, but overall it was a great story.  The novel was also very well written.
I am giving Taming Ryder by Nicola Haken four glasses of Pinot Grigio, which is my new fav!  Cheers!

Meet the Author

Nicola Haken
Author of the New Adult/Contemporary novels Missing Pieces, Saving Amy and the Take My Hand series, and m/m erotic romance Souls of the Knight series.
I live in Rochdale, England with my wonderful family and when I'm not playing with my imaginary friends I can usually be found looking after my four adorable (sometimes!) children (six if you include the dogs, seven if you include the hubby!) or stalking gay porn stars! All in all I'm just an ordinary mum with an addiction to reading about hot book guys, writing about hot book guys, tattoos and Pepsi Max! Oh, and if my kids ever ask... I moonlight as the Pink Power Ranger ;-)

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for joining in with my tour! And for a great review :-) *raises glass* cheers!