Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
Date Read: July 2015
Genre: Romance, Suspense
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 . . .
Series: Chaos #3
Also by this author: Fire Inside, Mystery Man, Wild Man, Law Man, Motorcycle Man, Own the Wind, Rock Chick, Rock Chick Rescue, Rock Chick Redemption, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Reckoning, Knight, The Gamble br> br>
Also in this series: Fire Inside, Own the Wind, Walk Through Fire, Rough Ride
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Read for Review (Grand Central Publishing)
Overall Rating: 4.75
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 5.00
First Thought when Finished: After my crack reading (all in 2 months) of Rock Chicks, Mystery Men, and Chaos –I can hands down say Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley was the most emotionally gut wrenching, heart swelling, couple enduring book of the bunch!
I am hiding the rest of the review because to explain what I LOVED about this book some of the things MAY be considered SPOILERY
View Spoiler »Just my thoughts: Hands down the thing I loved about Ride Steady over all the rest of the books by Kristen Ashley was the fact that the couple was solid. There wasn’t that 10 pages before the end breakup. There was communication (yes it was rough and sometimes crude). There was growth together. There was a misunderstanding but oddly enough resolved with conversation. They were sexy. They were real. They were freaking worth rooting for! I even liked the end resolve with the ex. The only reason this wasn’t a 5.00 was that a)I didn’t like how long Joker held on to his identity and b)the overall storyline could have used a little more time. I mean come on—Kristen doesn’t write short books so what would have been a few more pages. « Hide Spoiler
Where I stand with her series that I have read (favorite to least)
1: Chaos is at the top (2 of the 3 have been outstanding)–also really count Motorcycle Man as more of this series (it was the best Dream Man read)
2: Rock Chicks (those were fun)
3: Dream Man (those drove me bonkers)
Crack y’all Crack! These just have to be streamlined but now I wait *sigh*!
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