Review: Stryder by Maggie Ryan & Alta Hensley

February 16, 2017

Stryder by Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Black Stallion Trilogy #2
Release - February 17, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance with D/s & suspense elements
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 289 pages
Review of book 1, Maddox

Dark… seductive… promise

Stryder Steele, along with his two brothers and father, lives by one code: Help all in need. Even if it means saving those who walk among the most sinister criminals in the world. Known as The Black Stallions, their mission is simple – provide rescue and safety to the innocents drawn into the evil depths of the underground.

Zoya Morozova has been kidnapped and ready to be sold at an underground human auction in Moscow. Being sold to the highest bidder, she has no idea her life is about to change when her new Master is the dark and mysterious… Stryder Steele.

Bad boy Stryder remembers the pain of being unable to save another but he’ll put his life on the line to save this beautiful Russian farm girl. When he buys Zoya with the purpose of rescuing her, he has no idea that she may have the power to rescue him as well.

Flown to The Black Stallion Ranch, and with the help of Zoya and the knowledge of the human sex trade she has, can the Steeles put together the pieces in time to save all the innocent women who had been sold to the monsters of the underground, or will they lose to the mastermind of it all?

Publisher's Note: This book contains graphic sex and BDSM elements.

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STRYDER picks up right where Maddox left off with Stryder and Anson off to a slave auction to purchase Zoya. With her help, they hope to not only identify the other girls and their buyers, but to ultimately take down the man responsible for the annihilation of Adira's family... Vasily Poplov. With the help of Adira's grandfather, the Steele's were able to rescue many women and find them some justice. In the midst of it all, Stryder and Zoya fall in love and plan for a future together.

Once again, the characters and the plot were well-developed and intriguing. Although there was an underlying theme of D/s, it was subtly worked in and didn't take my focus away from the plot. It simply added texture to the relationship between Stryder and Zoya. I especially liked the way the authors created a lead-in for Anson's book and his quest to rescue Natalia.

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