Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Book Review: Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

Before I was introduced to the Chaos series by Kristen Ashley, to be honest I was not a huge fan. I had tried reading one of her other books and just could not get into it.

Well, after Ride Steady I would definitely call myself a KA fan. With over 480 reviews and a 4.5+ average on Goodreads you know that there must be something right with this third book in the Chaos Motorcycle Club series. I always wonder if an author's next book in a series will be as good as the previous, or the first one and it thrills me when it's even better!

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 . . .


OMG I think this is my favorite Chaos book and I absolutely loved the other two so that's saying something about how this series keeps getting better and better.

Carissa has some fire in her, especially once she ends up with people in her corner and accepts help there's so much she's able to do.

Joker was also perfect with Carrie's son, Travis. I am a sucker for a good dilf and even though he's not his real dad, the kid just adores his Jo-Joe-Kah!

Joker had a hard life, but he survived and thrived in the life he chose and who he chose to be. If he could come out of the life he was born into, and become a great man he is most certainly more than deserving of having a love like he finds with Carissa. I love that they had a history, I love that he takes care of her even when he thinks she's better off without him and I love that this series is not even close to being over!

If I had to find one thing wrong, I disliked how it took forever for Carissa to recognize who Joker was to her. I think it's because she didn't want to see it, because I didn't feel like the author was doing it to draw it out; it legitimately felt like I was waiting for my friend Carissa to open her eyes! I can't imagine how Joker felt, BUT Kristen does a really good of giving us a good idea. (I'm on my second read through, because it was just that good, and I didn't feel quite the same. I mean, I knew it would eventually come and he was okay with it so it took nothing away from the story.)

There's a fourth book in the series that comes out in October, which is far too long from now BUT there are many characters in this series that crossover from previous series so I'm checking those out in between. Get the series reading order from Goodreads here.

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I was provided with a copy of Ride Steady in exchange for my honest review.


  1. hard bodied biker - yes please lol! Sounds like a really good read! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Ohh this one sounds a little firey and hot! Haha :)

  3. Sounds like a good way to get my Sons of Anarchy fix now that its over!


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