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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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    Isha Coleman MI 04-30-17
    Isha Coleman MI 04-30-17

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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
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    NancyB 04-28-17
    NancyB 04-28-17 Member Since 2015
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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!

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    Nessa 04-27-17
    Nessa 04-27-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

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    Keli M. 04-26-17
    Keli M. 04-26-17
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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
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    erobbins33 04-25-17
    erobbins33 04-25-17 Member Since 2017

    I love audiobooks!!!

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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!

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    Michelle Titherington VanDaley 05-04-17
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    "Good Story"

    The overall story was good with a few twists that were interesting. The narrators voice sounded like Casey Kasem to me which was a tad annoying - I was able to listen to the whole story so it wasn't too bad. I am pretty picky when it comes to audio. Overall I think its a great start to the Bad Boys For Hire Series

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    Vera C. 04-25-17
    Vera C. 04-25-17 Listener Since 2006
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    "The narrator really brings Ryker to life."
    What did you love best about Ryker?

    He's honest and has a code of honor. Even though Terri at first comes off judgmental, he's able to look behind her bluff and find the vulnerable woman underneath. He's also brave and uses his wits to outsmart his enemies, and of course, he's protective and a hero you can count on. I sure do love Ryker. He's the best.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ryker, hands down. He's so swoony, but also rough and true to life. He's not some pretty boy who goes to the gym to lift weights and preen in front of the mirror. Instead, he's an ex-Marine, someone who put himself in danger to protect. He's also honorable and has principles. He won't hurt the innocent and he's honest.


    Which character – as performed by Chris Abell – was your favorite?

    Ryker! Are you seeing a pattern? I have such a crush on him. :)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Ryker offers himself up as the sacrificial victim to protect Terri. That is true love, to give his own life to keep her safe. Of course, the moments with Terri are swoony and hot. He's so good for her. Another touching moment was when he told her to stop selling herself short. He sees the value in her that her own mother doesn't recognize.


    Any additional comments?

    I love hearing the narrator's voice. He really does bring Ryker to life. I also love the banter between Terri and her friends. They are a fun group of Bumblebees. Can't wait to hear the rest of the books in the series.

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    Kindle Customer 04-23-17
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    "I was highly amused hearing a man actually say those things"

    I love this book! It's grit and sex rolled into one which is almost combustible.
    I can feel the sizzle, though I do wonder if the narrator felt comfortable reading some of it. Because it's a dual POV book, I guess I just took it for granted when I thought of it narrated by a woman. I got a giggle out of hearing a man say some of those things.
    Only correction C-A-N-E ( when speaking of the dog) is pronounced kah-nay.

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    CristiAk Juneau, Alaska, USA 04-22-17
    CristiAk Juneau, Alaska, USA 04-22-17

    Reading is powerful

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    "Awesome"



    Wowza! I woke up way early and couldn't get back to sleep so I decided to give this a listen. Almost four hours passed by without me noticing. I listened, enthralled. The ups and downs, twists and turns had me feeling like I was on a roller coaster. The spicy parts kept me warm on this chilly Alaska morning. This was the first audio book of Rachelle Ayala's that I have listened to. At the end of it I laid there thinking about it versus a print, (or kindle), version. I came to the conclusion that I really enjoyed listening to this one. Normally I pick print. The narrator did a good job. He didn't put me to sleep even though I was laying in my bed. I would definitely listen to him again.

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    catwoman1a 04-21-17
    catwoman1a 04-21-17
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    "Totally Enjoyable"

    All Terri wants is a date for her 30th birthday party, but before she can hire someone, she meets Ryker. I could not put this story away. So much action and romance it's like a buffet and you can't wait for the dessert! There are enough twists to keep you wondering and on the edge of your seat. Rachelle Ayala does not disappoint. I love her writing and her characters are strong whether they are men or women. The narrator, Chris Abell, does a fine job of narrating. I enjoyed listening to him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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