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Monday, June 29, 2015

A Book Review by Mauve Fairy: RIDE STEADY by Kristen Ashley

Release Date: June 30th

Other Books in the Series:

#1 OWN THE WIND - http://amzn.to/1FWVVkV
#2 FIRE INSIDE - http://amzn.to/1Gn8Q2G
#3 RIDE STEADY (#Preorder 6/30) - http://amzn.to/1yZ4ULM

#4 WALK THROUGH FIRE (#Preorder 10/27) - http://amzn.to/1KP5u9T

RIDE STEADY (Chaos #3) by Kristen Ashley

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 . . .

Mauve Fairy's Review

An ARC was generously provided by the author/publisher through Netgalley

Wow! I must say this novel packs a punch! Sooooooo many feels!! The emotions are intense, the lines are golden, the love is overflowing, and the sense of belonging is awesome! The camaraderie between the brothers and the old ladies warms my heart. It's like drinking a hot chocolate full of marshmallows in front of a fire. What's more, we're given glimpses of the other characters from the series. I just can't get enough of them!! Truly this book is full of all the goodness you expect from KRISTEN ASHLEY!

I was first introduced to KA's books through the Unfinished Hero series. I fell in love with KA when I finished reading CREED. Own the Wind is my first biker book. From then on I'm hooked. And when an opportunity arose to review RIDE STEADY through Netgalley, I can't help but jump at the chance. 

What I love so much about this book is the abundance of love. My heart still swells with so much warm fuzzies when the club took Carson in. When they extended a helpful and giving hand to Carissa and her son Travis without question. The way they are there for each other, with just a look and not so many gestures they know they can rely on one another. 

I wish they are real!! I will give anything to go to Colorado, look for them, beg Tack to give me a job! I'll take anything! I just want to be with them because I know I'll be safe and will be loved like a real family!

The out-pouring of love is not contained with the club. I so love that Carson has Linus and Mr. Robinson and Mrs. Heely. He had a difficult childhood, but somehow those tough times were alleviated by these people who gave him a peek of light through the dark tunnel he's is in. God, those scenes with them made me so teary eyed, I just can't!! My heart is bursting with so much happiness whenever they are in a scene!

I am a sucker for second-time romance. Though Carson and Carissa were not together when they were young, I still classify this as such since they're given a second chance to be together. Carson "Joker" Steele is the ultimate book boyfriend! He's not only hot and lovable. When he decided to pursue Carissa, he's all in! And he loves Travis so much, I die every time they are together! 

Carissa did not have it easy too. She's divorced and her ex-husband is a total dick! What I love about her is her independence, she's sassy, knows when to fight and when to yield. 

All in all, this novel is an absolute must-read!!! If you're still not a fan of KA, this is a great way to start reading something from her. I am positive you will fall in love KA's writing and you'll start to read more from her!

Mauve Fairy's Rating

4 Fairy Wings

About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She 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!). 

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of 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 up, it keeps getting better.


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