Friday, October 16, 2015

Review: Chaos MC Series Books 1-3 by Kristen Ashley

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 morehe feels like the luckiest man alive. But even lucky men can crash and burn...

Review:  3.75 of 5 stars

I have a confession, this is my first MC series.  I was pretty excited to start it because I have heard so many good things about them.  I really was not sure what to expect, but it was nothing like I thought it was going to be.  

Tabby is the daughter of the Chaos MC leader, Tack Allen.  At the beginning of the book she is a rebellious teenager and when Shy gets a call to get her out of a bad situation for the millionth time, he goes ballistic on her.  After the horrible interaction, their nonexistent relationship goes from bad to worse.  

Parker "Shy" Cage has his own heartbreaking story and I loved the parts of the book that focused on his past and his growth from it.  I think he is a great strong character and I love his passion.  He tends to fly off the handle easily, but I guess that is to be expected from a badass biker.  

My biggest "issue" with this book is that I had a hard time reading the slang.  I totally understand writing a character's language.  I am sure that a lot of people hate reading a southern boy dialogue because the grammar might be incorrect, however, that doesn't usually bother me.  I just can't stand the fact that the men in the book called their girlfriends/significant other/wife old lady or bitch.  I got news for you, my husband calls me that, and he is getting a black eye!  LOL!  

Regardless, the story was fun but had plenty of drama.  If you like a detailed story with lots of angst, give this one a shot.

Lanie Heron isn't looking for love-no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club . . .

For Hop, Lanie has always been untouchable. She's too polished and too classy for his taste. But when she gives Hop the once-over with her bedroom eyes and offers him a night in paradise, he can't say no. And he doesn't regret it when he finds that Lanie is the best thing that's ever happened to him-in or out of bed. Now the trick will be to convince her of that.

Review:  3.75 of 5 stars

Fire Inside is the second book in the Chaos series by Kristen Ashley.  This story focuses on Lanie, Cherry's best friend.  She is classy and the polar opposite of what you picture when you hear the word biker babe.  She has had a rough past, but I am happy that she found comfort in the arms of Hop.  

Hop Kincaid is your typical biker.  Bossy, bad ass, and as alpha as they come.  Now, I haven't read the other books that have these characters in them, so it was confusing at times for me.  Apparently, Hop did some things in other books that pissed people off.  But I couldn't quite follow what the hell he did that was so horrible.

This story runs parallel to Tabby and Shy and I just thought it was a little long and drawn out.  I wish it would have been a novella and I think I would have enjoyed it more.  That being said, if you are a Kristen Ashley fan, you will probably love this book. Especially if you have read the other books that Hop is in.  

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 . . .

Review:  4 of 5 stars

We all have heard the expression "Opposites Attract".  This book is that in a nutshell.  

Joker is one the Chaos MC members and has had quite a rough life.  He escaped an abusive situation and joined the club and chose his family with them.  He has a huge heart though and is the ultimate alpha male.  There are several places in the book that he literally makes your heart melt, but there are equal parts that make you pissed off at him.  Hehe!

Carissa Teodoro was the most popular girl in high school.  The head cheerleader, homecoming queen, all american girl that has it all.  But when her jack ass ex-husband leaves her alone and pregnant, she finds herself making the best of a bad situation that is really a blessing.  The ex is a total jackass. 

Joker and Carissa went to high school together but did not hang in the same circles.  A chance meeting when Carissa has a flat tire sets a path in motion.  And I love the fact that she pursues him at the start.  This is my favorite Chaos book so far.  If you love KA as a author and MC books in general, give this one a one click.

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