Riding the Night
by Jaci Burton
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Available: September 7, 2010
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
AJ and Pax work together as undercover operatives for a government agency of bad-boy bikers known as the Wild Riders. And though they play as hard as they work, both men are looking for the one woman who can tame them…
On vacation, AJ and Pax run into AJ’s high school sweetheart, Teresa. While they’re catching up at Teresa’s bar, a fight erupts between two biker gangs, leaving one man dead and Teresa’s brother wrongly accused of murder. With no proof and Teresa as the only eye witness, the trio points their Harleys toward the annual bike rally in South Dakota in hot pursuit of the real killer…
Her life in jeopardy, AJ and Pax become Teresa’s fierce protectors. But a past trauma keeps Teresa guarded, unable to trust them–until AJ and Pax uncover her secret and vow to do anything to help her heal. And in their arms she discovers a sensual desire that knows no boundaries, a passion strong enough to overcome her tragic past and awaken a force that brings both men to their knees.
Danger may temporarily bind the three together, but it’s their shared passion that will lead them to the ride of their lives: love.
Reviewed by: Samantha
Riding the Night is Jaci Burton’s 5th entry in her Wild Riders series. I have only read one previous book in the series and had found myself instantly hooked on Jaci Burton’s writing. Riding the Night did not disappoint me either.
The Wild Riders are a group of undercover men and women who work for a government agency in special ops and ride motorcycles. In Riding the Night, AJ and Pax are two Wild Riders on vacation and heading to AJ’s hometown. AJ left town and his high school girlfriend behind 10 years ago and this is his first time back. Theresa is now running a local biker bar and struggling to overcome her past. When AJ and Pax stop into the bar, they not only find Theresa but also some trouble. But they are good men, and they are not going to let Theresa handle the trouble on her own.
I keep trying to think of clever and witty things to write to describe how I liked this book, but all I can come up with is that AJ and Pax are just HOT. Plain and simple – HOT. I really enjoyed the plot of this book and how the mystery unfolded. Nothing was overly complex but nothing was overly simple either. I enjoyed the character of Theresa as well. She wasn’t going to fall back on what happened in her past and allow AJ and Pax to take over and solve all her problems. She still stood up for herself and was assertive and I appreciated that considering the genre of this book.
Then there is the whole AJ/Theresa/Pax sex/love triangle. My oh my! This was a well crafted M/F/M ménage story in my opinion. Both men were different types of lovers and seeing Theresa’s cautionary but curious attitude towards the relationship between the three of them made the whole situation more believable.
The best way I can describe Riding the Night is that it was the perfect way for me to recover from a long and exhausting weekend; and next time I have a really long day, I may pick up the book again to soothe my nerves and let AJ and Pax snuggle me like a warm blanket. I should also note you do not have to read any of the previous Wild Rider books to enjoy this book or understand the plot.
He tilted his head to the side, examining her with his intense gaze, then stood, came closer. He reached out and grasped a strand of her hair in his hand. He held it lightly, not demanding, just let it sift through his fingers, his gaze focused on her face. “You look tired.”
Other books in the series:
- Riding Wild
- Riding Temptation
- Riding on Instinct
- Riding the Edge
- Riding the Night
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