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REVIEW: Ryder’s Guardian by TL Travis and Ann Lister

 

Maiden Voyage, Book 1

For Maiden Voyage guitarist, Ryder Hampton, life is great. He and his bandmates are embarking upon an epic European double headlining tour with their friends from Social Sinners with the band Embrace the Fear opening for them.
Since joining Maiden Voyage in his twenties, Ryder’s life has been a whirlwind of the cliched, “Sex, drugs and monumental doses of Rock ‘n Roll. And he’s loved every minute of it from the sold out shows to the revolving door of bed partners.
Max Hightower has always been a team player. Whether it was working with his team in the Marines or now with the private security company, Ventura Security. These days, his job was to have the backs of a band of musicians. One band member in particular he’d allowed to get too close and now emotions were involved.
Ryder Hampton had left his mark on Max’s closed-off heart and now Max’s job was in jeopardy. Falling for your principal wasn’t safe – nor smart. Neither was missing the mark on protecting him and now Max was guilty of both. The security detail he’d begged his boss for had turned out to be the one that could ruin him and shatter his heart too. Max couldn’t allow either option to happen.
Maiden Voyage series must be read in order as each book starts where the last one ended but is from another band members point of view:
1 – Ryder’s Guardian
2 – Derek’s Destiny
3 – Jaxson’s Nemesis
4 – Shadow’s Light

 

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My Thoughts: Ryder is the lead guitarist in the band Maiden Voyage. The band is on a worldwide tour… and they are taking a security team with them. Max Hightower is excellent at his security job and now he has Ryder as his principal on the tour.
One night, after a show… Ryder stops just offstage and kisses Max. The kiss just about causes Max to spontaneously combust and then Ryder is gone. Thus begins the conflict for these to men.
Max is very serious about his job and realizes that he needs to stop obsessing over Ryder. Not only is a relationship with someone he’s protecting a bad idea, but it’s also against the rules and could result in him losing his job. And even though Ryder doesn’t seem all that interested… he continues to flirt with Max to the point at which he’s about ready to lose his mind.
What Max doesn’t know is that events in Ryder’s past have left him feeling as though no one would want to be in a relationship with him. He also thinks that Max is in a relationship. To entertain himself, Ryder continues to flirt with Max!
There’s intense chemistry in this book. Max and Ryder are definitely sparking with one another the moment they meet. They’re not on the same page immediately because of varying circumstances. There is a lot of sex in this book in spite of the fact that Ryder and Max are sneaking around for a majority of it!
The great part about this novel is that when the two main characters get together, the action certainly continues. there’s a valid reason for the security team to be there concerned. There’s action and an accident… and you certainly won’t be wanting for hooks to keep you reading!
I really loved the supporting characters that were introduced as well which makes me really happy that this series is continuing. I already had a peek at the upcoming titles and I’m delighted to see that some of my favorite characters are coming in their own stories.
 

About the Authors:

TL Travis & Ann Lister enjoy weaving erotic webs that transport their readers into the stories they tell.  They love to hear how they get swept away and are held captive with each turn of the page.
To learn more about their literary works, please visit their websites.

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About Ann:
Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living in Florida with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.
After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her ‘behind-the-scenes’ exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.
Her rock star romance, “Fall For Me”, Book One in The Rock Gods series, was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award and Book Three, Make You Mine, established her as an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. Her stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.

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About TL:
TL Travis is the published author of a plethora of LGBTQ+ Erotica and Erotic Romance musings that have earned her a “Best Selling Author” status in the US as well as Internationally. In her spare time, when she’s not weaving erotic webs, she enjoys fishing, wine tasting and people watching. Everyone has a story to tell, what would yours be? She’s rescued 4-legged souls in need for as long as she can remember, and would like to remind you to “Adopt, not shop.” Saving that lost soul may very well save yours too.
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