Summary: Being kidnapped by bikers is a harrowing experience, but for some reason, Laurie doesn’t feel as terrified as she should. The leader’s steely eyes soften when he looks at her, and the others in his gang clearly know she’s hands off. But does that include Steele's hands? Her brain resists him, but her body insists she wants those big hands all over her.
Steele doesn’t know how he wound up in this mess–with a kidnapped woman on his hands and the police hot on their trail. Now he and Laurie are in hiding at an isolated cabin, and Steele has to figure out how to extricate himself...and steer clear of his accidental captive whose tight, slinky clubbing attire is making him think all kinds of dangerous thoughts…
Series: Riding Steele #5; Ready to Ride #3
Author: Opal Carew
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Released: 25th November 2014
Genre: Erotic Romance
Source: via Publisher on NetGalley - thank you!
**Please note this review will have spoilers for Riding Steele #1-4 (Kidnapped, Untamed, Collide and Wanted) **
Crossroads is the fifth novella in the Riding Steele serial. In this one we follow Laurie on an adventure to clear her name and see what Donovan is really capable of.
Now they have a plan locked in to get Laurie free of the theft charges, but will they get there in time before the deadline ends? Donovan isn’t making it very easy for Laurie to hand over the necklace, but then again I’m sure he still wants revenge for being humiliated by her and Wild Card.
With Steele still off in a huff, the crew moved on without him. When Steele gets to the new rendezvous point and time goes by without the others showing up, Steele starts to worries. Panicking now about Laurie’s safety, Steele breaks the speed limits to reach her, but will he be too late?
Is the necklace handover a trap for revenge? Will she survive? Can Steele get to Laurie in time?
Crossroads is certainly that for Laurie and Steele. Laurie is still undecided on what her future will hold and Steele only wants to keep Laurie for himself. Realising that she wants stability and security in life, Steele doesn’t know if Laurie will choose him.
Certainly another intense, dramatic instalment in the Riding Steele serial. Also fantastically written by Opal Carew and the next episode is the final one, Riding Steele #6: Aftershock.
About the Author
Hi. I’m Opal Carew and I write erotic romance for St. Martin’s Press. I’ve been writing since 1993, though originally I wrote futuristic, urban fantasy, science fiction, paranormal and contemporary romance. These stories are set in the present, future, or alternate realities and most of my stories are steamy. I am now republishing these under the name Amber Carew.
As Opal Carew, I write erotic romances which always have a romance and a happy ending.
So why do I like writing erotic romance? I like being able to push beyond traditional boundaries. I like dealing with a woman who is growing and evolving – questioning her sexual boundaries and pushing past them. I have been writing stories that involve multiple characters and it’s fascinating to work with the interactions between them. What fun to write a heroine choosing between two equally appealing heroes? My current project involves a group of several people who interact sexually and I find the scenario an enjoyable challenge.
I try to keep my characters real. I like to have a heroine with whom the reader can empathize. These aren’t women who just jump into bed with anyone. They find themselves in an unusual situation – something exciting and erotic – but a situation where they have to push themselves beyond their comfort level. As a result, they grow as a person. So often fear holds us back – of what others will think of us, of what we will think about ourselves – and we don’t follow our hearts. These women push past that fear.
~ courtesy of Opal's website