Saturday, January 23, 2016

Book Review: Ride Steady by Kristen Ashely

Ride Steady (Chaos #3) by  

5 Stars 

Nursing school was going full force and this book still had me glued to the pages. Don’t worry I still passed the semester, but sad to say I am just now getting to this review months later. To keep it short and sweet, let me say that  Ride Steady was one of my favorite books that I read in 2015.   

Two of my favorite things: KA and Motorcycle clubs. You cannot go wrong with that. Ride Steady shows Queen Kristen Ashely doing what she does best writing great likeable heroines and sexy alpha males.   And really do I need to say more than that? If you like either or both of those above mentioned, then you’ll love Ride Steady.

Carson and Carissa attend the same high school. They both seem interested in each other, but never get past social statues, other relationships and peers, and home life in order to date.  Yet this lays a great foundation for the couple down the road.  I love these kind of relationships.

The book takes place years later and both characters have changed. Carissa is a strong as ever and a single mother. When she gets stranded on the side of a busy road, Carson pulls up to save her. Carson recognizes her instantly.  Carissa does not recognize the rough, tatted man on a motorcycle called Joker. To show her appreciation for helping, Carissa brings baked goods to the MC clubhouse.  And from there the two are again drawn to each other, even though they both are apprehensive about the relationship.

Another favorite topic of mine is single moms as I grew up in a single parent household, and KA does it justice in this book.  Carissa is strong, smart, and would do anything for the child she adores. And I melt almost every time that Joker goes into baby mode.

Along with the attraction and budding romance, this book brings some action with it too. MC Chaos are in rough times, and we even get to see some of our favorites from the Dream Man and (eeeep!) Lee Nightingale. 

I enjoyed every stolen minute with this book. KA does not disappoint from the action to the romance to friendships to the very sweet family moments. Loved watching Carissa and Joker work through their past and fight the future. 

*Thanks to NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review.