Bound by Family (Ravage MC Bound Series #1)

· Ravage MC Bound Series Book 1 · Ryan Michele
79 reviews

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Cooper Cruz knows what it means to be surrounded and bound by family. Loyalty, brotherhood, and protection are all learned, earned, and respected by him and the Ravage Motorcycle Clubfamily he grew up in. He's a man, having fun and living the life he has always envisioned, until a trip to Florida changes everything.

Bristyl Daniel
s knows what it means to be smothered and bound by family. Bonds run deep with her father and all the members of the Sinister Sons Motorcycle Club she has grown up in. But now she's all woman and wishes they would see she isn't a little girl anymore. Then one phone call gives her a chance meeting with a hunk of a man she can't get off her mind.

When her favorite band comes to play at a motorcycle rally in her hometown, Bristyl decides it's worth the risk to sneak off for a little fun. When a situation gets heated, though, Cooper and the Ravage MC step in, setting off a chain of events, both good and bad in both their lives.

As the dust settles, Bristyl will have to come to some very hard decisions. Meanwhile, Cooper knows exactly what he wants. To hell with the consequences.
The Ravage MC series is an action packed, suspenseful motorcycle club romance that will have you on the edge of your seat. If you like alpha, bad boy bikers and strong heroines, you found the perfect MC series. Ryan is known for her twists and turns and the unexpected, so beware!Come join the Ravage MC family!  ** Bound by Family (Ravage MC Bound Series #1) is a standalone full-length novel. You do not have to read the Ravage MC series to follow this book, but if you'd like to see where it all started, you really should. ** 
*This book contains adult content and is only suitable for mature audiences.*

This is the first book in the Ravage MC series. The order of the series is:
Ravage Me
Seduce Me
Consume Me
Inflame Me
Captivate Me
Ride with Me (co-written with Chelsea Camaron)
Satisfy Me (Found in The Ravage MC Novella Collection)
Rattle Me (Found in The Ravage MC Novella Collection)
Final Ravage MC Epilogue (Found in The Ravage MC Novella Collection)

Next Generation of the Ravage MC:
Bound by Family
Bound by Desire
Bound by VengeanceBound by Affliction
79 reviews
Angela Gibbs
March 31, 2017
Cooper is all grown up and damn does he make sexy look good!! This book has been long awaited by any lover of Ryan Michele’s Ravage series. And if you are new to her books, get ready for a wild ride of sexiness and alphaness that will make you want your own biker. I have to admit that there were times that I felt very naughty reading this story because I remember reading about Cooper as a kid and then as a teenager. But Ryan Michele has created a character that has broken out of the mold that we last saw him in and forged his own path. And his intended mate is not afraid to stand up for herself and has no problem with the alpha male that claims her as his lady. Cooper Cruz has grown up and joined him father and mother and the club of badassery! His club is his life and he bleeds Ravage. They have always been there for him and they will always have his respect and loyalty because they earned it. His brothers and the club are his life and he is enjoying all the perks and benefits that being a member entails. Yet on a rally down in Florida, Cooper comes to the rescue of a woman that makes him think that having a woman of his own won’t be such a bad thing. Being the daughter of the VP of the Sinister Sons MC is not all it is cracked up to be. Bristyl Daniels has to deal with the smothering protectiveness of her father and brothers and the irritation of having to deal with the stupidity and irritation, commonly referred to as her brothers, of keeping the books for her families businesses. However, when her father and brothers take a run Bristyl knows that it is time to hang out with her bestie and watch her favorite band. What she didn’t expect was to have a run in with the lusciously sinful Cooper or the feelings that he would bring out of her as they spend more time together. I LOVED THIS STORY!! Again, Ryan has proven what a great writer she is by incorporating an alpha male with a soft side into a story that has romance, pain, betrayal, and family loyalty. All of Ryan Michele’s males are sexiness personified and the length’s that they will go too for their women is swoon worthy. Her writing style and storylines pull readers in, and that is exactly what BOUND BY FAMILY did with me. This is a two thumbs up and I can wait for her next installment to this series!
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Jenn K
March 28, 2017
Bound by Family is the first book in the second generation Ravage MC series. This is Cooper and Bristyl's book. Coop was raised Ravage MC, it's in his blood, family and they are his family. Bristyl was raised in the Sinister Sons MC, her father and all three of her brothers are all a part of the club. While out on a run Cooper meets Bristyl through chance, and then it again... is it really still by chance? Minor spoiler in this and the next paragraph, stop reading if you don't want any spoilers!!!!! I really enjoyed this book, breezed through it in no time flat. Was very easy to read and flowed well. Towards the end of the book, I was thinking things are just too easy flowing, very anti-climatic but being close to the end of the book I was like no, this can't be that smooth... then the shoe drops.... which I was like phew! I was afraid it was going to be a super sappy romance novel not a MC novel.... I enjoyed the characters, and there was a good amount of steamy scenes in the book and it reads fast and easy. I really like seeing old characters, seeing how they are doing/what they are doing so for those that aren't new to the Ravage MC you will get to catch up with some of your favorites. For those new to the Ravage MC, it's ok if you haven't read them the author does a great job explaining who each of the people are, and you get a reminder of each of their unique personalities. One thing that shocked me at the end was the teaser for the second book in the series. I was expecting a complete different couple than is being done next. Hopefully the H in the next book will redeem himself, wasn't really thrilled with him in this book. However, the other couple I suspected will be next I really can't wait for their story!! Happy Reading!!
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Gaele Hi
November 20, 2017
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 3 Narration: 3 Story: 3 It’s been a while since I’ve indulged in a MC Romance, and the prospect of one with two ‘born to the club’ characters who come from different clubs finding their way together, despite the many issues inherent in their choices was too much to pass up. Per the synopsis, Ryan Michele clearly states this title works without having experienced the earlier series, and that promise held true: I wasn’t missing large pieces of information, and while I’m curious about the start of the Ravage MC story, my unfamiliarity with it didn’t impact this listen in any way. There is a significant (and I felt over-played) series of descriptions that ‘reinforce’ the MC club’s creeds and ‘badassness’, but for a newbie to the genre, or someone unfamiliar with the workings of a club, the background does set a tone for the story: darker, not always legal dealings, foul mouths, and some ruthless decisions. Cooper Cruz was born into the Ravage MC, he’s enjoying the brotherhood and feeling of belonging, even as he is always thinking of ways to launder money and improve the club’s future. He’s one who understands the creed and expectations of members, and appreciates the brotherhood and relative freedom that he has to pursue his own life and interests, knowing there is a safety net and acceptance back at home. Bristyl Daniels has a different experience as the daughter of the VP of the Sinister Sons MC: as a girl – while the acceptance and protections are afforded her, she’s always feeling controlled and guided: not allowed to make her own choices because of the ‘eyes’ always on her from the club members. Not always carefully controlled, however, she sneaks off to see her favorite band at a rally in her town, and the story starts to pick up steam. Cooper and Bristyl meet and are instantly attracted. She finds him hard to resist – and then things get ugly. Trouble with a capital T puts Bristyl at risk, and Cooper, being more than a bit alpha, badass and intrigued by this girl, steps in with others from the club – bringing all sorts of attention from the wrong people, including the Sinister Sons. Two people, bred to different rival clubs with their own rules, guidelines and alliances is nothing to mess with – but Cooper doesn’t care. He wants Bristyl and from her reaction, that feeling is mutual – and he’ll suffer the consequences to get to know her better and see if there is more than an electric attraction between them. Unlike many other MC romances, the club and the often arcane and misogynistic attitudes don’t play a huge part: this is two people wanting to explore an attraction to see if there is something real beneath the hormones. Slowly they build a relationship and learn to trust in one another, despite the real dangers offered by their connection. The more they get to know one another, the stronger their bond: choices must be made, but can they survive those choices to live a life together – especially since they have built something solid and lasting, even with the ‘melt the pages’ chemistry? A wonderful introduction to the series with both Cooper and Bristyl coming alive on the pages, bonding and encouraging readers to cheer them on despite the difficulty. Narration for this story is provided by Joe Arden and Lucy Rivers – and together as Cooper and Bristyl their voices feel age-appropriate and work well together. Both are able to add a touch of emotional nuance that enhances their moments of angst or passion, and conversations and interior monologues from each character feel natural. The few secondary characters that enter the story feel more like a retelling of the moment from either Cooper or Bristyl, none are distinctly different in tone or delivery that would have indicated to the listener a new character has arrived. A workmanlike performance from both here, presenting the words on the page and adding appropriate emotional impact, adding to the interest and keeping me engaged.
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About the author

 Ryan Michele found her passion in bringing fictional characters to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible, and she has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming. 

She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and other romance-based genres. Whether it’s bikers, wolf-shifters, mafia, etc., Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn. 

When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.

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