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Summary

They call me the wild one. The Ryker brother who'd rather have more notches on his bedpost than rodeo championships.

I'm good with horses, even better with women. I've been warned that sowing my oats might have consequences, but I'm always careful. And there's nothing wrong with having a little fun.

But the truth is I want more than fun. I want it all. With the right girl.

So when the most beautiful woman I've ever seen shows up at my ranch, it should all fall into place. Except she's got a big surprise for me. She's pregnant, and the kid is mine, but she wants nothing to do with me.

©2020 Kim Loraine (P)2020 Kim Loraine

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Gotta love these Ryker brothers...

This is where my Ryker brothers journey started so I so need to go back to fully enjoy this series, but I can already tell this is a family of loveable ranchers!
I really like the heroine, Hazel. She is a super strong, easy to connect with character, which really works well to tame Tristan in his almost reformed playboy ways. This is an exciting partnership to watch battle and connect.
There are a few twists and turns that show how tough and resilient the family ties are!
Stella Hunter and Aaron Shedlock perform this book beautifully.
I can't wait to listen to the previous books and also... After THAT sneak peek at Sam's story, I can't wait for the next!!

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A 5 STAR WINNER FROM THE OFF!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

RIDDEN WAS AN AMAZING BOOK RIGHT FROM THE OFF!!
I received an advanced listening copy to review this audio book which was narrated by Stella Hunter and Aaron Shedlock. I hadn't listened to Aaron before but he made the best cowboy super sexy yet super sweet and I absolutely loved every minute!
From just this book it had me desperate to have the rest of the series immediately.
So it's no surprise that I LOVED IT!! Hazel and Tristan had a super sexy hot one night stand together resulting in pregnancy.
Turning up at Ryker Ranch Hazel simply wants to do the right thing and let Tristan know, she isn't looking for his support or permission to have this child she just feels he has the right to know...
However Tristan has other ideas with regards to this and if you haven't already fallen in love with him...!!
I always love a story that is believable and that it could actually happen... and with the mix of sexy and angst it had me hooked from the moment they met.

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Ryker Ranch is the place to be!

These Ryker men are so easy to fall in love with. Each time I meet a new one, I think they are my favorite, but there is really something about Tristan that is special. Yes he has quite the reputation and when he first meets Hazel, there is no intention for a relationship. But when he is told about his baby, and he sees Hazel, you know it is the Ryker brother falling hard syndrome. He loves with his whole heart. But there is the problem of whether Hazel will stay. After her divorce, she has no intention of marrying again. Will he win her heart over? Kim Loraine is one of my favorite authors. She knows how to have her characters worm their way into my heart. The Ryker family is truly something special and is one of my favorite series of hers. Each book includes Mom and the siblings and it's like we are brought right in their kitchen to enjoy dinner with them. We are at home at Ryker Ranch and this surprise baby romance is absolutely wonderful.

Duet narration by Aaron Shedlock and Stella Hunter is fantastic. Aaron brings every brother to life and every time he says "darlin'" I melt a little more. Tristan is sweet but stubborn, and Shedlock brings it all out. Hunter is Hazel and gives her that strong yet wounded sound. I love it! This is an incredible team of story tellers and I loved it!

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  • 03-12-20

Ideal surprise baby storytelling

Those Ryker boys play hard and love hard and Tristan fits the bill.

The Ryker Ranch series has been a joy during quarantine because it is light, sexy, and hilarious. Each brother has their own lovable quality that pulls you in. Tristan is the reformed playboy, which makes him the perfect hero for a surprise baby story arc. Over the course of the book, you watch him completely shift into the man readers (and Mama Ryker) always knew he would be. As for Hazel, she is now my favorite heroine of the Ryker series. Her fearlessness flies off the page that it becomes effortless for a reader to connect with her.

For audiobook fans, you know what to expect from Aaron Shedlock. All of the dreamboat-level darlings’ for you to enjoy. I will say that Stella Hunter shines in this one. Audiobook fans of this series will see a growth in her talent and performance over the three books, with this one being peak level greatness.

This series always ends with a sneak peek of what’s to come and the next book will feature the mysterious Ryker brother Sam. Be prepared for a jaw-drop moment involving him in this book that sets the stage for the next chapter of the Ryker series.

Side note: It goes without saying that Mama Ryker is once again a book highlight. Without going into spoilers, you will realize your love for her in this book when something unexpected happens. Now if we can only get that Ryker prequel…

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  • Paul F.
  • 28-04-21

Story of Trust

The series is very good and the narration is excellent. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Diane's Kindle
  • 22-09-22

A fun surprise

So I think I love surprise babies real man so I don't know why, It's certainly not something a subject that is Easy but the stories are usually fusually fun the shock of them finding out both of them the story itself. But of course the fact that hes a cowboy well that makes it even better. Stella and Aaron did an excellent job. I've bringing these 2 to life. This was an easy and great listen.

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  • Jadian Ellis
  • 10-01-22

Storyline was bland but narration was great

The storyline and was plot was bland and uneventful. However the narrators were great.

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  • Karen Thomas
  • 05-12-21

Sweet an Spicy

Spoiler alerts - girl gets divorced, girl's twin sister convinces her to get over it with a cowboy aka one night stand, cowboy likes the idea. A couple months later she shows up pregnant at said cowboy's family ranch. This was a short read/listen, still the characters were well developed. Great read.

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  • Kristina Elizabeth
  • 25-10-21

Great performance!

Can one wild night change the course of your life? It certainly did for Hazel and Tristan, their night of passion where they didn’t think they would ever see each other again, brought them even closer together. When Hazel shows up at Tristan’s door, he is surprised to see her, but even more surprised when she announces she is pregnant. Together they have to navigate this new journey and make decisions on their future. Will Hazel move to the ranch permanently? Does Tristan and Hazel have what it takes to stay together for their family? Hazel has been broken by her ex husband but Tristan is determined to show her how she should be treated.

I was really interested in this duet narration on Audible. I thought I would have liked it more than I did but it was still enjoyable. It was just a little shocking to hear the other voice cut in. But the narrators did a good job conveying the story.

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  • Chris Cox
  • 19-09-21

5 stars!

I could not get enough of Tristan and Hazel. The moment she called him a Dreamboat, I was hooked and I could not put this one down!
Stella and Aaron killed it again in this fabulous book!

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  • CynthiaL cdlam7
  • 12-08-21

Simply the best!

Ridden Hard continues the Ryker Ranch series by amazing Kim Lorraine. Once you’ve read one you will want them all! Narrated in Duet makes it even more fantastic. Stella Hunter’s sultry voice melded with the sexy growls of Aaron Shedlock are perfection and will leave you breathless!

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  • reetzy.the.book.nerd
  • 20-05-21

Sweetness with a Dash of Hotness

One night of passion and lots of alcohol, no strings, no rules, no plans, and absolutely no expectations lead to everything changing.

Having quite a reputation as a ladies’ man and playboy, Tristan Ryker’s world changes when Hazel comes into his life. After having lost everything, Hazel gave up and said hell to love, marriage, and a happily ever after, that all changes when fate steps in. Life has a big surprise in store for this cowboy and his nurse practitioner.

This is a very satisfying surprise baby trope. It will give you all the feels as you watch Tristan fall in love with his baby mama and baby. As well as see Hazel realize that she can have a second chance at her forever.

As always Aaron Shedlock and Stella Hunter are a dream team on this cowboy romance. They both fantastically show the vulnerability that these two characters have. Another amazing performance from both.

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  • JamieKoep
  • 22-04-21

Ok

This is a quick and easy read.
There just wasn’t enough meat to the story for me to really care about any of the characters. Could just be my current mood. But this one was just ok for me.