ARC Review: Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley

Posted February 13, 2018 by Pilar in Reviews / 12 Comments

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ARC Review: Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley
Rough Ride
by Kristen Ashley

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 13th 2018
Series: Chaos #4.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts
Pages: 273
Format: eARC
 

“Ms. Ashley writes wonderful MC romance stories that captivate.”
~ Under the Covers

It is always a pleasure to write a review when being given the opportunity to read an arc of a release for Kristen Ashley. As one of the top three favorite authors she never disappoints.

Rough Ride is a novella in the Chaos series. Ms. Ashley writes wonderful MC romance stories that captivate. Snapper the hero in this story has been in love with the heroine Rosalie for quite some time and has had to bide his time for the perfect opportunity. Rosalie has suffered much in her life and the time has finally come where someone will keep her safe and treasure her heart. As usual I could have taken a lot more of Miss Ashley’s storytelling as I love it and enjoy it so much. It’s a quick read there is very little I can say as I want this to be spoiler free. The ending without being a true cliffhanger, does leave several questions and offers openings for other characters to have their own story, yippee more of Chaos is yet to come and i can never get enough lol. Gimme gimme.

Rough Ride can be read as a standalone but for more enjoyment I do recommend you commence with the first release in the chaos series. For the best experience visit her Author site recommended reading order list, and start there you will not be sorry you did.

 

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EXCERPT

My dad had been a biker. He was a nomad when it came to that kind of thing (or, really, any kind of thing). He accepted being tied down by his woman and his daughter only, not anything else. Not a job. Not a mortgage. Not a membership to a club. He hung with a lot of them, including Chaos (in fact, Hammer, sadly now deceased, but one of the founding members of Chaos, had been my father’s best friend).

But he’d never hung with Bounty.

“Don’t like the feel of them,” I’d heard him mutter years ago. “If you’re an outlaw, own the outlaw. If you’re not, own that. You can’t wanna be a Gypsy Joker. You either are or you aren’t. They wanna be. But they aren’t. That shit just ain’t right and it could get dangerous.”

He’d been right.

It got dangerous.

I should have known.

I should have followed my dad.

Mom and me had done it all our lives, job to job, house to house, city to city.

Why I stopped…

Damn.

I knew why I’d stopped.

I’d wanted Shy; Shy, who reminded me of Dad.

And when I couldn’t have him, I’d gone looking.

I’d wanted what my mom had.

I’d wanted that sweetness. That love.

That devotion.

I’d wanted the stability that just seeped down deep into your bones from all that no matter the job changing, the scenery changing, the amount of times you boxed up a house.

Stability had nothing to do with income and locale.

Stability was all in the heart.

 

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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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I am an “X” year old hotel executive lover of all things romance (It was instilled in me that after age 20 a lady should never reveal her age, lol). My love of romance began with Spanish telenovelas at a young age. I spent great spans of time with my grandparents who did not speak English and became engrossed in the world of telenovelas as they were always playing on the TV in their home. In my teens some of my first ventures into romance were Forever by Judy Blume, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. With the passage of time when I went to college I read anything that was available in the limited market, and romance section at the local B&N. My first favorites were by Jude Deveraux, Judith McNaught, Johanna Lindsey, Linda Lael Miller, Amanda Quick aka Jayne Ann Krentz, and Sandra Brown.

I go through genre phases at times but will read just about anything romance with the exception of NA/YA which I tend to stay away from. I have read some romances with MM roles however it is not what I prefer unless there is a Menage MMF relationship. The vast availability of talented work by so many authors and all at the click of a button make it feel like it’s Christmas every day and my wallet feels it as well, though sometimes some books I buy feel like lumps of coal in my stocking. I am trying to get on track with using Goodreads so I can keep it all straight. I live for the moments when I can lay in the sun on a beautiful island destination with my family, a tropical drink nearby, and my trusty paperwhite in hand, or just spending quality time with great friends, family or a book on my nook or kindle!
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Thanks Pilar for the review

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Definitely reading this one. I’m a fan of the series and love each new Chaos biker’s story.

Thanks, Pilar!

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I have this on my kindle waiting for me.

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I think I’m the only reader on Earth who has not read Kristen yet. Ugh. I hear only wonderful things. Will rectify asap. Thanks for the review!

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Great review pilar!!! Loved the excerpt too!!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Thanks Pilar for the review

Elizabeth
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Thanks for the excerpt.

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

Definitely reading this one. I’m a fan of the series and love each new Chaos biker’s story.

Thanks, Pilar!

Amy R
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Amy R

I have this on my kindle waiting for me.

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I think I’m the only reader on Earth who has not read Kristen yet. Ugh. I hear only wonderful things. Will rectify asap. Thanks for the review!

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Great review pilar!!! Loved the excerpt too!!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Thanks for the excerpt.