Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley
Series: Chaos #4.5
Also in this series: Ride Steady, , Wild Like The Wind
on February 13, 2018
Genres: Biker / MC
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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.
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Chaos series…
Rough Ride lived up to its name and then some, and I loved every minute of it.
I told my girls that next time I get the bright idea to request a Kristen Ashley ARC they need to kick me. Why? Because I’ve read this and now I have to wait two weeks before I can discuss it with them and with that ending this is akin to torture.
I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about Rosalie as a heroine. There is no doubt Shy did her wrong, but I wondered if she could get over it enough to be with another Chaos brother and it not cause issues. KA as usual worked that in such a way that I was okay with it.
I thought I had problems but I had a feeling I’d been tossed out of the frying pan only to land in the fire.
In the past, Rosalie lost something that tore a huge hole in her heart she’d been trying to fill for a long time. Doing this, she went from Shy straight to Throttle. An effort to save Throttle and his club from themselves ended in her broken, bleeding and betrayed by someone she thought loved her. Down but not out, she showed she was made of steel by doing the right thing even if it put a bigger target on her back. Recuperating, she realized she has a pattern and a type and the last thing she wanted was to jump back in with any man much less another biker.
“Get used to that,” he ordered. “What?” I asked, still laughing. “A time in your life where you’ll spend a lot of it laughing.”
I didn’t think anyone could even get close to my favorite hero of the Chaos series, Joker, but Snapper almost toppled Joker right off that throne (Conveniently for me, I consider Tack a Dream Man Hero or all bets would be off). Patient, calm, cool and collect, he’s waited for his Rosie and he’s not taking no for an answer. Whether she admits it or not, she’s his and has been for a long time and come hell or high water, he’ll make her see it.
The fiercest, truest loyalty I’d seen in my life had always been demonstrated by bikers.
The goodness with Rough Ride kept on coming with the quality time we got with Joker, Carissa and the rest of the club, and the addition of Rosie’s Mom, Renee. She, as KA would say, is the shit! I highlighted almost everything she said. I also had a big wish after meeting her, and it came true!!!! And no I’m not telling you what it was. You can thank me later.
I had a lot of things I wanted from Rough Ride, and I got almost every one of them. I do wish that when Chaos rode out to take care of business, I’d had a front row seat, but at least they rode out. There was a bit of the repetitiveness that can sometimes drive me crazy, but the story was so good, it barely blipped on my radar. I wondered at Chaos’ willingness to accept her after her actions towards Throttle and his club but they were into some seriously shady stuff and her heart was in the right place so I let it go.
This was action-packed, emotional, hot and sexy and I was in a hugely good place as I came to the end. There I was, smiling, happy, and thrilled for Snapper and Rosie, and then that last bit happened. I was gobsmacked. I’m not calling it a cliffhanger since Rosie and Snapper were in a good place relationship wise, but holy shit, KA left me hanging. I cannot freaking wait for Hound and Keeley’s story so I can find out what happens with Chaos. It’s written already, but I may refer to it as “My Precioussssss” from now on until I get it because…I needs it…I needs it now!
Rating: 5 Hangin’ For More Stars
About Kristen Ashley:
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 accessorize 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.
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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