Saturday, January 18, 2014

Review of Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley - 5 stars!

Happy Saturday!

I have been magnetized by Kristen Ashley work lately. Here is the review of Own the Wind from Chaos Series.


Title: Own the Wind
Series: Chaos, book #1
Author: Kristen Ashley
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publishing date: 2nd of April 2013
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Literary Fiction
Pages: 448 pages
Source: Purchased from amazon.com
Summary:



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...






My review:


Own the Wind is the first book in Chaos Series. It is a standalone, but features characters you have briefly met in The Dream Man Series.

Own the Wind was a page turner and even though it's 448 pages long, it was easy to read and it was so grabbing so the length of the book did not bother me at all. I read it during a day, because I couldn't and didn't want to put it down. It was well-written and again, as it seems to be a tradition for Kristen Ashley's books, emotional and captivating and the subplots were awesome! I like how the author combined different genres together.

Plot:

Own the Wind tells the story of Tabbitha (Tabby) Allen and Parker "Shy" Cage. I met both of them in Motorcycle Man and was looking very much forward to Tabby's story. Tabby is Kane "Tack" Allen's daughter, which makes her an absolute no-no for Shy who is the member of the motorcycle club Chaos whose president Tack is. Tabby is protected by all brothers and that of course includes Shy. Shy is a hot gorgeous bad ass biker guy who can get any woman; who can do whatever he wants and this is exactly what he does - he sleeps with them. A lot.

The book starts with Tabby getting into trouble and Shy decides to teach her a lesson which hurts Tabby more than he knows. Unfortunately Shy realizes it too late and Tabby disappears from his life for a while. Until very sad circumstances bring them together again. Step by step they build a strong friendship where they can rely on each other and where Shy is always there for her. They grow tight, they spend time with each other.

The day Tabby realizes that Shy has got a girlfriend, everything changes. Tabby decides to pack her things and move, because seeing Shy with another woman is too painful for her. She has been in love with Shy for a while.

When Tack and the rest of the biker club realizes what is going on between Tabby and Shy, hell breaks lose.

What I liked:

I liked, that the story was told over a longer period of time. I enjoyed that it was not rushed and that the author took time to build the relationship between Tabby and Shy.

I loved the writing style and the dialogue was fabulous!

I loved that the author split them apart, Tabby having another boyfriend and Sky having a girlfriend. It made the story deeper and more meaningful.

I loved Shy's background story; it was interesting and heartbreaking to know about his family.

I jumped with joy when Shy got his mothers earrings back and gave them to Tabby. It was one of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching scenes for me in the book.

I adored Shy's brother and was happy that Landon was brought into the story. I was also excited to meet many other characters from the Motorcycle Man.


Characters:

Tabby was a heroine who was easy to love. Experiencing a lot of hard stuff through her younger years and losing a person who loved her, all that shaped her. She grew and developed a lot as a person and as a character. She stood up for what she believed and fought for Shy when everybody else didn't. I loved her for that. Strong outside and vulnerable inside and Shy was perfect for her, to protect her and to make her feel alive again.

I don't know how Kristen Ashley does it, but her male leads are great characters! You can easily get addicted to them. I loved every aspect of Shy: as a man, as a friend, as a brother, as a lover. Masculine, good looking, but what matter much more - a safe heaven for Tabby, a shoulder to lean on, a man to trust. I ached for him when I read about his family and I cheered for him when things started to look good for him and Tabby. I felt being proud of him when he stood up for his relationship in front of Chaos brothers.

Quotes:

“You need a safe place to just forget shit and escape, I’ll give it to you. Tonight. Tomorrow. Next week. Next month. That safe place is me, Tabby.” 

“May feel like you’re fallin’, Tabby, but remember, I’m at the bottom ready to catch you.” 

"She's not your little girl anymore, not like that. She may always be your , little girl in some ways, brother, but not like that. You gave me the chance, I would have told you, this is solid. We started out and it was friends. That wasn't what I wanted, it was what she needed, so I gave it to her. We built on that. The foundation is laid and it's the kind that holds fast. This is it, brother. We're livin' together. Soon's we can do it, we're movin' to a better fuckin' place so I can provide her a decent home. I'm puttin' my ring on her finger, I'm givin' her babies, and when she's laid to rest, that ring I give her will still be on her finger. I see you're accepting this now, so you need it all and there it is. I was a part of an us and I was happy. Some motherfucker killed my parents and took that from me, so life forced me to become nothin' but me. Now I'm an us again, and that's what I'll be with my woman and the family we make until the fucking day I die."
"Christ, Shy," Tack whispered.
"I think now you totally fuckin' feel me."


Generally:

The more I read Kristen Ashley's book, the more I get attached to her books. Own the Wind is a must read! Can't wait to read more of Chaos series! Buy it!


5 Flowers!
5 stars.

 Happy reading!

 

1 comment:

  1. I bought this book myself and so glad I did. I totally enjoyed it. Because you will see the wild and bumpy ride that Tabby and Shy take in order to make their relationship into one and then into how to keep it one when the club and family find out. You are looking at two very strong personalities and they are colorful that is for sure. I like how Kristen allows her characters to have flaws yet be strong and endure whatever life throws at them with family and friends by their sides. Loved this book.
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