Sunday, June 2, 2013

Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley ~ Review


Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos-the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than friendship . . .

Tabby is everything Shy's ever wanted, but everything he thinks he can't have. She's beautiful, smart, and as his friend's daughter, untouchable. Shy never expected more than friendship, so when Tabby indicates she wants more-much more-he feels like the luckiest man alive. But even lucky men can crash and burn . . .

105,000 words


Own the Wind is the first book in the Chaos Novels, it is a spin off from the Dream Man series with the main characters being Parker "Shy" Cage and Tabitha "Tabby" Allen. I did not know that this was a spin off so therefore it can definitely be read as a standalone, although I would like to go back and read the series to get the background. 4 stars

This is the story of Tabby Allen who is the Tack's daughter. Tack is the head of the Chaos Motorcycle Club. So this makes Tabby the "princess" of the club. She has been secretly in love with Shy Cage for years. Shy is a trusted member of Chaos. He is sexy, hot and gets his name "Shy" because he is anything but Shy....he's a player, enjoying as many woman in his bed as possible. When Tabby gets a little wild and Shy gets the call to pull her out of the situation, Shy decides to teach her a hard lesson. All Shy ends up doing is crushing Tabby's heart and she moves on from her crush with Shy and basically ignores him for years to come. So when Tabby moves she meets Jason....he's safe, comfortable and not a part of the MC world and they decide to get married. When he unexpectedly dies in a car wreck 3 weeks prior to them getting married, Tabby is gutted, left absolutely heart broken and devastated. This leaves Tabby newly single but Tabby is lost. She's not the same Tabby she used to be and this is where we get to see Shy bring Tabby out of her grief. What starts out as a friendship, develops into more! Tabby starts to feel things for Shy that she didn't feel for Jason and she is confused.....her dream is finally coming true but will she open up and let Shy in? And what will happen when the Club learns of their relationship? Shy was so freaking sexy and hot and Tabby was funny and stubborn so when these two bumped heads it set up for some steamy scenes whenever they got together!

This was a great start to the series, I love me some bad ass biker stories that include hot men, drama, and an intense love story and KA didn't disappoint. My only complaint was the ending felt a little rushed and I felt like we where still missing alot of Shy and Tabby's story. Hopefully, as this series comes along we will get a glimpse of this couple and what the future holds for them in other books.

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About the Author

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 accessorise 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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