Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley is Now Available & Reviewed

The ride of her life . . .

Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy---until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa's pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.

Climb on and hold tight . . .

In high school, Carson Steele was a bad boy loner who put Carissa on a pedestal where she stayed far beyond his reach. Today, he's the hard-bodied biker known only as Joker, and from the way Carissa's acting, it's clear she's falling fast. While catching her is irresistible, knowing what to do with her is a different story. A good girl like Carissa is the least likely fit with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Too bad holding back is so damned hard. Now, as Joker's secrets are revealed and an outside threat endangers the club, Joker must decide whether to ride steady with Carissa---or ride away forever . . .

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

The prologue begins Joker and Carissa's story with them in high school. The prologue sets the background for their lives and hurt my heart. I cried sad tears.

Nearly 10 years later when we catch up with Joker and Carissa their lives are dramatically different. So different she doesn't even recognise him. The relationship and romance that follows was wonderful. They have their ups and downs and the ride is fantastic.

Chaos rescue both Joker and Carissa in different ways and it was great to spend time with Tack and the other members of the club again. I also loved that we got to see Lee and Indy from the Rock Chicks but also other characters from her Dream Man series. This book is heaven for KA fans.

If you, like me, enjoyed the first two Chaos books but felt something was missing, be assured Ride Steady is Kristen Ashley back to her best. It was brilliant.

There is really only one thing wrong with Ms. Ashley's books – they come to an end. Even with 640 pages – which is generous to a fault – I could have just kept reading – even mundane stuff... That feeling that develops that makes the reader believe that they are pretty much there, living the life is not often achieved. And yet Ms. Ashley slips us into the life of a biker, a single Mum and almost any other character she chooses. Very clever; hugely enjoyable – thank you!

As to the story, well I would say that this is inspired – the haves and the have nots, and how chance of birth can affect everything, but in the end human spirit has the choice. And here the choice is hot, sweet, intense and in the end ... steady. Loved it all, hope you do too!

Also Available in the Chaos Series

Book 1
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Book 2
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I was born a middle class white child in Gary, Indiana, USA. One of the last of a dying breed. I nearly killed my mother and myself making it into the world, seeing as I had the umbilical cord wrapped around my neck (already attempting to accessorize and I hadn’t taken my first breath!). Mom says they took me away, put her back in her room, she looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). She remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

All I’ve ever wanted to do was write (well, and be the Queen of the World, but you gotta start small) and I’ve published a gazillion books and counting (and a gazillion is a lot! shoo!).You can learn about my titles that have been released or that are soon to be released in the Titles section of the website.

Even though I jump genres, there is always a theme to my books…humor (hopefully), engaging characters (again, hopefully) and romance (definitely).

My loves are movies, music, food and fashion and I partake of all of them as often as I can (the middle two more than the others, the former, which takes time I don’t often have and the latter, which takes money I rarely have). In fact, I love food so much, I like to share my good fortune so I put my recipes on offer for you on this page (see top menu and don’t miss them, they’re awesome!).

I grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and have lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus I’m blessed to have friends and family around the globe. My family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write and growing up it was large and multi-generational. We all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. I grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as I keep growing up, it keeps getting better.

So here I am, thank goodness.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Ride Steady (Chaos #3) by Kristen Ashley to read and review.

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