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Ryker

Bad Boys for Hire Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Chris Abell
Series: Bad Boys for Hire, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Romance, Suspense
4.5 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)
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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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I asked for more and I got it!

I asked for more and I got it!

This is the 1st in the Bad Boys for Hire Series. I previously listened/reviewed book #2 Ken.

♥ Story ♥
Terri “Terr” Martin is turning 30 and needs a date! She calls the Bad Boys for Hire agency to hire a biker to accompany her to the party her mother is throwing for her. She wants to make a ripple in the pond, not show up with a respectable date. Terry runs her own florist shop to her mother’s dismay who is always trying to set her up with someone that will raise the social status of the family.

Ryker is a marine, who just so happens to be a biker, sidelined by a war injury trying to find a job, and it’s not going well. After an awkward if not embarrassing standoff, Ryker ends up working for Terri. Their chemistry is on fire, but when the meddling mother comes to visit/coerce her into a date, Ryker recognizes a woman from his past and all the pieces fall into place.

Secrets start pouring out, and they are juicy! Seems they have a lot more in common than once thought, and their pasts coming roaring back with a vengeance. The story ends so far from where you think when you first start, but trust me, It’s so worth it!

♥ Author ♥
This is my second read by Rachelle Ayala and I am so not disappointed! I can’t wait for the 3rd book to make it to audio!

♥ Narrator(s) ♥
Chris Abell also narrates this title. My opinion of who his voice reminds me of still stands, but I was so enthralled with the story and what was going to happen that I cannot say much more about his performance which should say everything about the job he did!

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Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review
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Ryker

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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.

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Bad guy biker & good girl biker?

Ryker is ex-military, born & raised by a 1% MC...but he isn’t comfortable with that life and has been homeless and panhandling since his return home. Terri feels something for to panhandler, gives him $20 and offers him a temp job at her flower shop. She sort of expects him to take her $$ and run and is surprised when he shows up for the job. The pair start a fling...then later on realize that their families are in rival MC. Think Westside Story but with bikes. Great story! Moving on to the next book in the series.

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So many twists!

I felt like my head was constantly spinning. As soon as I thought I figured out what was happening, something else happened and I couldn't wrap my head around it. I spent a good 20 minutes after finishing still trying to piece everything together. Here is a little sample of what is currently going on: "That was him?" "They don't know who she is?" "Her dad dad what?" "How did her mom do that?" "What is his mom doing?" "What the hell just happened?" "They all knew?" "What?" "Why?" "How?"

The narrator, Chris Abell, did a fantastic job with the characters. His gravely voice fit this book perfectly!

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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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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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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.

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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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A complex and engaging story

This audio was a bit different from my usual reading/listening. I don’t like MC stories and this one is definitely that genre.
That said, I have to confess it was engaging.
When Ryder, an unemployed Marine, and Terri, a flower shop owner, meet by chance, they don’t realize that they in fact met when they were children. A meeting that affected not only them, but also both their families. Families that were very much part of the motorcycle clubs and at times dangerously so.
Their story was at times farfetched, with a modern twist to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet story, but that didn’t stop me from listening to it , specially when the story took so many detours.
At times funny, at others touching , it also brought up a very real social issue. When the brave men and women who serve our country come back home, we, as a society are not doing enough to help them integrate back to civil life. Unemployment and sadly, suicide is high for this group. The least we can do as individuals and as a country, is give them a hand . Kudos to the author for that reminder.
For that, the story gets a 4 star rating.

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  • 08-27-19

Very entertaining romance!

I thought this was a good, fast-paced romance novel. Lots of twists kept the reader engaged. The narrator did a great job as well. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 09-08-17

Great story

All poor Terri wants is a date for her birthday.by chance she meets up with Ryker. It made me grin from the start. I can always tell when a book will grab me within the first few pages. Boy this did, I sat listening this book for whole story in one sitting. Utterly enjoyable. Great story great characters. Utterly fantastic. Highly recommended. You won't forget this modern Romeo and Juliet. But with a different take. Superbly written.

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  • A D.
  • 07-20-17

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.

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  • Amy
  • 07-14-17

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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  • PATRICIA
  • 09-15-19

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.