Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley - Review


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


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Author: Kristen Ashley
Publication Date:  13 February 2019
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts
Series:  Chaos, book 5 (novella)
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, MC based
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

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.

**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.**


My Review:

What does one say about this book?  The only word I can come up with is GAH!  It is wonderful being back in the Chaos world but even better that we go back there with a woman I think most everyone, who has previously read the series, has had mixed feelings on.  Rosalie has caused a bit of strife but she's also put herself on the line to save someone else so who will she become in the end, is she redeemable or does she even need redemption?

There is no doubt that what she really deserves is love and I am so happy that it is our good guy bad boy biker, Snapper, that is the one to finally, truly love her.  Snapper is just plain and simple an amazing character.  I adored his heart, the way that he cares for his brothers, their families, and for Rosalie.  Don't think that takes away from the alpha hero that we have come to expect from a Kristen Ashley book though.  That biker alpha attitude is all there and I think we'll be seeing a lot more of it coming in the future.  

These two are so great together.  There is a whole world of baggage between these two but it is beautiful to watch them overcome it and to see them fall in love and into happiness.

Honestly I can't tell you much about this book because I don't want to give anything away and readers let me tell you...THAT END!  Kristen Ashley is a cruel but so amazing.  I don't even know what to think.  I honestly shut this book and thought to myself "OMG, that was amazing but WHAT THE HECK (modified for Amazon) JUST HAPPENED!"  This is one of those cliffhangers but not a cliffhanger kind of endings and all I can say is I want, no, I NEED more and I need it now.  I will say that this is the only thing that made it a four star read, the end is basically a cliff hanger and I totally wasn't expecting it.

If you are a fan of Kristen Ashley and her Chaos series get this book asap, if you are new to this world you don't want to miss this.  While this can be read as a standalone you will definitely end up wanting to go back and start from the beginning.  I can promise you that you would want to do that anyway, Kristen Ashley books just have a way of getting under a readers skin until you're basically a junkie on the constant look out for your next KA fix.  




He spit on me.

I felt it land on the side of my chin and slide down.

I didn’t move to wipe it away.

I couldn’t.

Lying on my side, curled into a ball, the pain screamed through me. All of it—and there was a lot of it—demanding attention, I couldn’t concentrate, couldn’t think, couldn’t move in case it got worse. I couldn’t do anything but lie there and pray that it was over.

It wasn’t.

He bent over me, grabbed my hair, yanked it back, and I felt his hot breath hit my face. 

“See if he wants you now, you stupid bitch,” he hissed.

He let my hair go and I felt him retreat, but he still wasn’t done.

He kicked me so hard with his foot in its heavy motorcycle boot, my body slid across the cement.

I was too far gone even to grunt.

I felt something bounce off my hip, clatter to the floor, and then his voice came back, this time from further away.

“There you go, baby,” he drawled. “Your line to Chaos. We’re done with you. I’m done with you. Now they can have you.”

I heard boots on cement, more than just his, his Bounty brothers in the club. I sustained a couple more kicks as they passed. One of them grabbed the underside of my jaw and shoved my head back into the cement, also spitting, his hitting my neck.

And then they were gone.

I lay there, my focus on breathing and continuing to do it even though each breath was not only an effort but an agony. The fear I’d felt early when he took me, how he’d taken me, the way he’d handled me and I knew he’d figured it out, had dissipated as pain took its place. Now, the fear was returning that they’d come back and dish out more.

He’d come back.




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. 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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