Friday, July 10, 2015
ARC Book review: Ride Steady (Chaos #3) by Kristen Ashley
Available June 30th 2015
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
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.
Let me start out by saying i have only read one Kristen Ashley book but i have listened in audio to about 10 of them. I'm used to audio but since those tend to go about 12 hours run time i should've realized then that this is a whopper sized book. Over 600 pages makes for a lot of reading. That being said reading a Kristen Ashley book is a book reading marathon unless you have a huge block of time on your hands with nothing to do but read. If you do I'm jealous right now. Her characters are always fleshed out in great detail along with many of the secondary characters. There are often characters from other series included as well. There is absolutely no way to tell which direction the story is going to go which makes it exciting to discover things as they happen. Carson or "Joker" as he is known was a great kid with a crappy parent. He has a couple of neighbors and a teacher who try to look out for him but was mostly on his own. When he's an adult and doing well with the Chaos motorcycle club he goes back and looks them up. Part of this is because of Carissa and what she gives him. In actuality they give each other the things they were lacking in their lives. Carissa should've had a carefree childhood. She was always trying to be postitive but she lost her sister and mother growing up and then the man she married turned out to be a cheater and a dillhole. Then she ran into Joker on the side of the road when she got a flat tire and that was the beginning of good things for them both. If you have not not listen to any of her books in audio you should consider it. For me it brings the characters to life. The narration of everything i have listened to so far is excellent and i will more than likely get this book in audio as well.
Find out more about this series here www.kristenashley.net