Friday, 26 September 2014

REVIEW & BLOG TOUR Strike by Jennifer Ryder

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Title: Strike (Spark, #3)
Author: Jennifer Ryder
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2014


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Fast. That’s how I like life, especially my two great joys: bikes and women. I’m committed to exclusively riding one, but not the other. Until April. A sexy-arse freelance photographer who’s travelled the world, and doesn’t do long walks on the beach or romantic candlelit dinners. She enjoys running with the bulls and food spicy enough to make your hair fall out. If that weren’t enough to get me hard, she rides a mean mother of a motorcycle. I’ve gotta have a taste of this wildcat.
~Spencer (Jones)
I don’t do fast. Not anymore. I’ve got my career, my independence, and since I fled Spain to come back home I promised myself that I wouldn’t be put second—or third, for that matter—again. Then I meet pretty boy Spencer. He’s smooth, oozing the most potent pheromones probably known to modern science, and he’s making a move on me. One kiss was almost enough for my promise to dissolve. My head says no—my treacherous body screams yes. I’m gonna make Spencer work for it. Make him fight for the chance to have me, because I know that deep down I’m worth it.
~April MacIntyre

Spark (Spark #1)
Spike (Spark #2)
Strike (Spark, #3)

Jennifer Ryder does it again with the third book in her Spark series. 
After thoroughly enjoying both Spark and Spike telling Eevie and Aidan's story, we get to hear from someone else from the MX world, Aidan's teammate, Jones. 

They say a leopard can't change its spots. Well duh, it's genetic! But relating to people? Jennifer has taken that leopard and changed those spots in the form of a player and made him fall in love. 
We know from Spark and Spike that Jones is a manwhoring douche but his true personality is given a chance to shine in Strike. 
April has been hurt, partly because she doesn't want to be like her mother, or taken for a ride again, so she makes Spencer (Jones) work hard for her affections. He does and it just makes the connection between them that much stronger. 

As Jennifer says in her acknowledgements section at the end of the book, the surface of someone isn't always what's going on. You just don't know the whole of someone on their surface personality alone unless you give them a chance. I think this is very true and really liked seeing the better side of Spencer come out in this book. He has to work hard to convince others of the real him too, given they've only ever seen the manwhore side of him.

April helps Spencer shine as he gains more confidence, to not be pigeon-holed and allowed to just be himself. 
Of course there are hurdles, (what good book doesn't have them?) and they're mainly in the form of miscommunication and conclusion jumping (certainly not as much fun as base jumping...)

Jennifer hasa great talent of sucking you into the world she creates and as such, I really can't wait until Sting comes around either to find out what she has in store for Detective 'Hottie' Ryan.

Great work, Jennifer!! Wonderful story with great characters well told.

About the Author
7511241New Adult and erotic romance writer, and author of the Spark series.

A sexy imagination, a life-long love of books and a sucker for romance, Jennifer Ryder couldn't stifle her creativity any longer.

Writing steamy adult romance has become her new focus. Living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best of city and country.

Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration, and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don't see fences as barriers, keep life more than interesting.

Jennifer placed third in the International Stringybark Erotic Short Fiction Award 2013.


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