Monday, February 19, 2018

Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley Blog Tour

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Chaos series...

Rosalie Holloway put it all on the line for the Chaos Motorcycle Club.

Informing to Chaos on their rival club—her man’s club, Bounty—Rosalie knows the stakes. And she pays them when her man, who she was hoping to scare straight, finds out she’s betrayed him and he delivers her to his brothers to mete out their form of justice.

But really, Rosie has long been denying that, as she drifted away from her Bounty, she’s been falling in love with Everett “Snapper” Kavanagh, a Chaos brother. Snap is the biker-boy-next door with the snowy blue eyes, quiet confidence and sweet disposition who was supposed to keep her safe... and fell down on that job.

For Snapper, it’s always been Rosalie, from the first time he saw her at the Chaos Compound. He’s just been waiting for a clear shot. But he didn’t want to get it after his Rosie was left bleeding, beat down and broken by Bounty on a cement warehouse floor.

With Rosalie a casualty of an ongoing war, Snapper has to guide her to trust him, take a shot with him, build a them...

And fold his woman firmly in the family that is Chaos.

Note: Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.

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Book 4.5
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“We got it now. You’re good. Gonna take care of you.”

No they weren’t.

He wasn’t.

No one was going to take care of me.

But me.

Not anymore.

They were supposed to do that before.

And now I was on a cement floor, beat to hell.

But I was going to be.

Good that was.

Yes, I was going to be.


And it was going to be me that made me that too.

I turned my face into Snap’s cut as an indication he shouldn’t stroke my hair anymore, as a way to tell him to get the heck away from me, to leave me to the ambulance, to leave me alone, to get out of my hair, out of there, out of my life.

But the fabric snagged my swollen nose and a whimper slid from me.

“Baby,” he whispered, feeling close, seemingly all around me, “just hang tight. Don’t move. Help will be here soon.”

Help would be there soon.

I’d be in an ambulance.

Then I’d be in a hospital.

While there, I’d talk to the police.

Eventually, I’d go home and live in fear of what my boyfriend’s motorcycle club would do to me after I pressed charges against them for beating the crap out of me.

What could be worse than this?

I didn’t know.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I am a big fan of Ms. Ashley, so no surprise that I found this to be a great addition to the series – and, as is the intention of the 1001 Dark Knights books, a perfect starter for a new reader. I love that there are always little nods to other series – here we get a taste of Tex, and acknowledgement from another woman that Nightingale is truly the most handsome man!

To a fan of the series, Rosalie was most definitely not a favoured character in Chaos, but we are soon brought up to speed with her true value, her issues, and her pain. She may have been given a rough ride, but Snap is definitely a silver lining to the cloud.

Tying in all the strands from earlier books and giving us a move forward in the background plot, as well as giving us a new romance is very clever... but really? That ending? I do hope that the new book is all but ready to be released!!!!!

Rough Ride was the perfect, snack-sized tease in the world of Chaos Motorcycle Club. If you haven't read the Chaos series, I highly recommend it!

If you have read the series then you should be able to recall Rosalie. Rosalie has had a rough go at life: she lost her father, was dumped for another woman, and then THIS!

Snapper has been patiently waiting for his opportunity...

This was a quick, complete read. I loved the mention of other Kristen Ashley characters. I loved the women of Chaos coming out in full force. I wanted more to advance the Chaos storyline, and in that I was a bit disappointed. Overall this was a great introduction to the world and men of Chaos!

Rosalie has a history with Chaos M.C., having previously dated Shy and I love that we get to see her get her own romance. There is a little controversy to this story because Rosalie and Snapper form their friendship and start falling for each other while Rosalie is still involved with her man Throttle, from a rival bikie gang. I didn’t mind this at all because I loved Snapper. He is a solid, dependable, down to earth guy.

I’ve found with most of the Chaos books something happens to really make me mad or gets under my skin. In this case there were two things. One was Chaos insisting on riding in to help, the other was people trying to set Rosalie straight. Both peeved me, as the woman had been through hell – give her a damn break to get her head together! I really wanted to protect her. Ultimately, Chaos riding in to save the day is what they do, and in Rough Ride we get to see how the members of the club and their families look after each other and it is pretty amazing.

Snapper and Rosalie are another wonderful couple to add to the Chaos family but after reading the epilogue I’m concerned about what happens next. I am equal parts excited and worried about what is to come in Wild Like the Wind, the next book in the Chaos series, which is due out on 31 July 2018.

Also Available in the Chaos Series

Book 1
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Book 2
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Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our Ride Steady post.

Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our Walk Through Fire post.

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing's changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She 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 she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Rough Ride (Chaos #4.5) by Kristen Ashley to read and review for this tour.

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