The Harder They Ride | Review

Title: The Harder They Ride
Author: Coralee June
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 10 July 2023
Rating: ★★★★


He turned me into a woman of extremes, living a life of intense passion and fierce emotions in the rugged landscape of West Texas.

When I cried, I drowned.

When I loved, I burned.

Declan Wilder, a man with a deadly past and a killer smile, made me feel alive like never before. Little did I know that he was a key player in the criminal underground rodeo circuit, where danger and desire went hand in hand. Little did I know, he had been hired to kill me.

When he aimed, he destroyed.

When he obsessed, he consumed.

Our love burned hot, an insatiable fire that threatened to ruin us both in a world of reckless outlaws and high-stakes games. Declan was my forbidden flame, a man with a dark past and a possessive streak that threatened to devour me whole. Still, I ached for him, even if it meant facing the deadly consequences of his criminal ties in the gritty and unpredictable wild of the West.

When we fell, we crashed.

When he claimed, he ruined.

I knew that I was destined to ride the thrilling waves of passion and adventure, even if it meant risking it all on a journey where love, danger, and villains collided.

The Harder They Ride is a standalone novel with a HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhangers. If you love dark romance, get ready for the twisted tales of small-town romance that no one dares to tell.

This book contains very dark themes that might be triggering for some readers. Please proceed with caution.

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This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Coralee June!

The Harder They Ride is a standalone Dark Romance and tells the story of Clover and Declan.

I’m a big fan of Coralee June’s Dark Romance books because she can write twisted stories that make you fall in love with the villain. The Harder They Ride was another amazing Dark Romance by Coralee June. I really liked that this book was something different from other Dark Romance books I’ve read before. The Harder They Ride is a Western/Cowboy Romance, while most Dark Romance books are about Mafia men or other kind of dark/twisted men. I really liked the change, it gave something different and extra to the story.

The Harder They Ride is about Clover and Declan. Clover is a survivor, she’s a strong female character, and I really liked her. Her life isn’t easy but she always takes care of her loved ones and her horses. Declan is totally different, he’s a killer for hire, possessive and a stalker. I immediately liked him, I’m a sucker for a good stalker… I really liked Clover and Declan’s happy ending, although I wished I could read some more happy bits about them.

The Harder They Ride was a crazy read filled with spice, violence, and some more twisted things. I recommend checking out the trigger warnings before reading this book, because it deals with some hard stuff. But if you’re into Dark Romance books and a possessive cowboy is your thing, then I highly suggest picking up The Harder They Ride!