Ryde the Lightening by Sandrine Gasq-Dion ~ Book Review by Caroline

25391685Title: Ryde the Lightening

Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist:

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Genre: M/M Romance, Non-Fiction, Other Holiday, Paranormal

Blurb:

Siberian pack alpha Dane Durov endured a lot in his young life and managed to survive, so he always assumed that he had a special purpose in life. If he’d had to guess, though, ‘bodyguard to the child of an Olympian god’ wouldn’t have been his first guess. Frankly, he still thought it sounded like something out of a romance writer’s imagination. Romance. The mere word reminds Dane that love brings nothing but exploding pain. A man had ripped his heart out and left him hollow, but spending time with Ryder Winters is weakening Dane’s defenses. The young demigod is sweet, caring, beautiful — and dangerous. Dane finds himself daring to laugh again — but love?

Ryder Winters is shocked — no, stunned beyond reason — when he finds out that Zeus is his biological father. Zeus. The god of the sky and ruler of all Olympian gods. As a demigod under constant threat, Ryder needs around-the-clock protection. He struggles to deal with his newfound superpowers, but he also battles his growing feelings for his guardian, Dane Durov. A trip to Siberia with Dane intensifies the confusion and adds lust and love to the mix for Ryder as he comes face to face with the past Dane has been trying to forget.

Things spiral out of control as Ryder’s powers are unleashed and Dane struggles to come to terms with his growing love for the man he’s willing to protect at any cost.

WARNING: This book contains homosexual relations, crude language and violence. It is part of a series and not meant to be read as a standalone.

My View:

First off the cover – holy hell what a cover it is!

Ryder and Dane’s story had a bit of different feel to it than a lot of the previous books in this series. There we no threats, no one was kidnapped and there were no rogues lurking in the shadows. Instead we got to see into the past lives of Ryder and Dane and the events that defined who they are today. By doing this we could see why Dane was so terrified of any sort of commitment and why he thought he could never again fall in love. We also came to realise just how big of nightmare had built up in Ryder’s mind.

As with all the demi-gods, Ryder the son of Zeus, needs a bodyguard and he comes in the form of an Alpha Werewolf. Dane Durov lost everything he thought that mattered to him at a young age when deceit within his pack left his father dead. The man he thought he was in love with, who he thought was his mate, turned his back on him and left him looking forward to spending his life alone.

When he meets young Ryder all sorts of thoughts and feelings are awakened but Dane fights hard and tries to remain unaffected. It seems fate has brought these two together and as we know fate can be fickle and usually gets what it wants.

Just as Dane decides to hand over his heart to the young god his past comes back to haunt him, but with Ryder by his side he finally begins to see things more clearly.

Sandrine has handed over two more of her boys and made sure they got their HEA. Great addition to the series and we have so much more to look forward to! Personally I cannot wait for Cezar!

Links

Ryde the Lightening on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Barnes & Noble

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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