Own the Wind: A Chaos Novel

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Too hot to handle . . .

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 ...

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Overview

Too hot to handle . . .

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 . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Self-published contemporary romance author Ashley (The Gamble) captivates in her first outing for Forever with this gritty novel about a band of bikers in Denver and the women who love them. Tabitha “Tabby” Allen is the daughter of the Chaos Motorcycle Club’s president, and she’s therefore off limits to its members. That doesn’t stop rough-and-tumble Parker “Shy” Cage from putting her on a pedestal. After Shy clumsily tries to tame Tabby’s teenage wildness, the two part company for years—until Tabby’s fiancé is killed in a car accident and Shy helps her rebuild her life. Sparks fly, and the two quickly fall in love. But there are plenty of social obstacles to the romance on both sides. While the book’s frequent jumps forward in time are irritating, Ashley more than makes up for it with a cast of characters who grab the heartstrings and never let go. This no-holds-barred, sensuous page-turner neatly sets the stage for a sequel. (July)
<b>Patricia Smith</b> - Booklist
"With Brock's raw side contrasted with Tess's innocence, Wild Man delivers a passionate, opposites-attract romance."
Maryse's Book Blog
I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes... my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when my heart (I mean... her heart) would break. (On Motorcycle Man)

Maryse.net

Kati Brown - DearAuthor.com
"There is something about them [Ashley's books] that I find crackalicious."
Maryse's Book Blog - Maryse.net
"I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes... my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when my heart (I mean... her heart) would break." (On Motorcycle Man)
From the Publisher
"Ashley delivers a deeply emotional second installment of the Chaos contemporary romance series... Punctuated by blistering-hot sex scenes and fascinating glimpses into the tough world of motorcycle clubs, this romance also delivers true heart and emotion, and a story that will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Fire Inside

"Top Pick! This is a phenomenal read that I just couldn't put down. Kristen Ashley is the tops, bar none, and Breathe gets 5 stars from this grateful reader!"—Night Owl Reviews on Breathe

"Sizzling sex and a healthy dose of mystery will keep readers enthralled."—Publishers Weekly on Lady Luck

"4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! Another Ashley winner!"—RT Book Reviews on Sweet Dreams

"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!"—Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author

"Kristen Ashley's books are addicting!"—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

"[Kristen] Ashley captivates."—Publishers Weekly

"There is something about them [Ashley's books] that I find crackalicious."—Kati Brown, Dear Author

"I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes... my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when her my heart (I mean... her heart) would break." (On Motorcycle Man)—Maryse's Book blog on Motorcycle Man

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455599257
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Series: Chaos Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 52,306
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake.

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

You can learn more at:
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Own the Wind

A Chaos Novel


By Kristen Ashley

Grand Central Publishing

Copyright © 2013 Kristen Ashley
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4555-9925-7



CHAPTER 1

"I Dreamed a Dream"


Three and a half months later ...

His cell rang and Parker "Shy" Cage opened his eyes.

He was on his back in his bed in his room at the Chaos Motorcycle Club's Compound. The lights were still on and he was buried under a small pile of women. One was tucked up against his side, her leg thrown over his thighs, her arm over his middle. The other was upside down, tucked to his other side, her knee in his stomach, her arm over his calves.

Both were naked.

"Shit," he muttered, twisting with difficulty under his fence of limbs. He reached out to his phone.

He checked the display, his brows drew together at the "unknown caller" he saw on the screen as he touched his thumb to it to take the call.

"Yo," he said into the phone.

"Shy?" a woman asked, she sounded weird, far away, quiet.

"You got me," he answered.

"It's Tabby."

He shot to sitting in bed, limbs flying and they weren't his.

"Listen, I'm sorry," her voice caught like she was trying to stop crying or, maybe, hyperventilating, then she whispered, "So, so sorry but I'm in a jam. I think I might even be kinda ... um, in trouble."

"Where are you?" he barked into the phone, rolling over the woman at his side and finding his feet.

"I ... I ... well, I was with this old friend and we were. Damn, um ..." she stammered as Shy balanced the phone between ear and shoulder and tugged on his jeans.

"Babe, where are you?" he repeated.

"In a bathroom," she told him, as he tagged a tee off the floor and straightened, waiting for her to say more.

When she didn't, gently, he prompted, "I kinda need to know where that bathroom is, sugar."

"I, uh ... this guy is ... um, I didn't know it, obviously, but I think he's—" another hitch in her breath before she whispered so low he barely heard "—a bad dude."

Fuck.

Shit.

Fuck.

He nabbed his boots off the floor and sat on the bed to yank them on with his socks, asking, "Do I need backup?"

"I don't want anyone ..." she paused. "Please, don't tell anyone. Just ... can you please just text me when you're here? I'll stay in the bathroom, put my phone on vibrate so no one will hear, and I'll crawl out the window when you get here."

"Tab, no one is gonna think shit. Just give me the lay of the land. Are you in danger?"

"I'll crawl out the window."

He gentled his voice further and stopped putting on his boots to give her his full attention.

"Tabby, baby, are you in danger?"

"I ... well, I don't know really. There's a lot of drugs and I saw some, well, a lot of guns."

Shit.

"Address, honey," he urged, and she gave it to him.

Then she said, "Don't tell anyone, please. Just text."

"I'll give you that if you keep me notified and often. Text me. Just an 'I'm okay' every minute or so. I don't get one, I'll know you're not and I'm bringin' in the boys."

"I can do that," she agreed.

"Right, hang tight, I'll be there."

"Uh ... thanks, Shy."

"Anytime, Tab. Yeah?"

He waited, and it felt like years before she whispered, "Yeah."

He disconnected, pulled on his last boot, and stood, tugging on his tee as he turned to his bed. One of the women was up on an elbow and blinking at him. The other was still out.

As he found his knife in the nightstand and shoved the sheath into his belt, he ordered, "Get her ass up. Both of you need to get dressed and get gone." He reached into the nightstand and grabbed his gun, shoving it into the back waistband of his jeans and pulling his tee over it. "You got fifteen minutes to get out. You're not gone by the time I get back, I will not be happy."

"Sure thing, babe," the awake one muttered. She lifted a hand to shove at the hip of her friend.

Jesus.

Slicing a glance through them he knew he was done. Some of the brothers, a lot older than him, enjoyed as much as they could get, however that came, and they didn't limit it to two pieces of ass.

He'd had that ride and often.

It hit him right then it went nowhere.

He'd never, not once, walked up to a woman who looked lost without him and became found the second she saw him. Who leaned into him the minute he touched her. Who made him laugh so hard, his head jerked back with it. Whose mouth he could take and the world melted away for him just as he made that same shit happen for her.

And he would not get that if he kept this shit up.

He jogged through the Compound to his bike and rode with his cell in his hand.

She texted, I'm okay, and Shy took in a calming breath and turned his eyes back to the road.

She texted again. This time, I'm still okay, and, getting closer to her, Shy felt his jaw begin to relax.

A few minutes later she texted again. This time it was I'm still okay but this bathroom is seriously gross.

When Shy got that, after his eyes went back to the road, he was flat-out smiling.

She kept texting her ongoing condition of okay, with a running commentary of how much she disliked her current location, until he was outside the house. He turned off his bike and scanned. Lights on in a front room, another one beaming from a small window at the opposite side at the back. The bathroom.

He bent his head to the phone and texted, Outside, baby.

Seconds later he saw a bare foot coming out the small window and another one, then legs. He kicked down the stand, swung off his bike, and jogged through the dark up the side of the house.

He caught her legs and tugged her out the rest of the way, putting her on her feet.

She tipped her head back to him, her face pale in the dark.

"Thanks," she said softly.

He, unfortunately, did not have all night to look in her shadowed but beautiful face. He had no idea what he was dealing with. He had to get them out of there.

He took her hand and muttered, "Let's go."

She nodded and jogged beside him, her hand in his, her shoes dangling from her other hand. He swung on his bike, she swung on behind him. A child born to the life, she wrapped her arms around him without hesitation.

He felt her tits pressed to his back and closed his eyes.

Then he opened them and asked, "Where you wanna go?"

"I need a drink," she replied.

"Bar or Compound?" he offered, knowing what she'd pick. She never came to the Compound anymore.

"Compound," she surprised him by answering.

Thank Christ he kicked those bitches out. He just hoped they followed orders.

He rode to the Compound, parked outside, and felt the loss when she pulled away and swung off. He lifted a hand to hold her steady as she bent to slide on her heels, then he took her hand and walked her into the Compound.

Luckily, it was deserted. Hopefully, his room was too. He didn't need one of those bitches wandering out and fucking Tab's night even worse.

"Grab a stool, babe. I'll get you a drink," he muttered, shifting her hand and arm out to lead her to the outside of the bar while he moved inside.

Tabby, he noted, took direction. She rounded the curve of the bar and took a stool.

Shy moved around the back of it and asked, "What're you drinking?"

"What gets you drunk the fastest?" she asked back, and he stopped, turned, put his hands on the bar and locked eyes on her.

"What kind of trouble did I pull you out of?" he asked quietly.

"None, now that I'm out that window," she answered quietly.

"You know those people?" he asked.

She shrugged and looked down at her hands on the bar. "An old friend. High school. Just her. The others ..." She trailed off on another shrug.

Shy looked at her hands.

They were visibly shaking.

"Tequila," he stated, and her eyes came to his.

"What?"

"Gets you drunk fast."

She pressed her lips together and nodded.

He grabbed the bottle and put it in front of her.

She looked down at it then up at him, and her head tipped to the side when he didn't move.

"Glasses?" she prompted.

He tagged the bottle, unscrewed the top, lifted it to his lips and took a pull. When he was done, he dropped his arm and extended it to her.

"You can't get drunk fast, you're fuckin' with glasses," he informed her.

The tip of her tongue came out to wet her upper lip and Jesus, he forgot how cute that was.

Luckily, she took his mind off her tongue when she took the bottle, stared at it a beat then put it to her lips and threw back a slug.

The bottle came down with Tabby spluttering and Shy reached for it.

Through a grin, he advised, "You may be drinking direct, sugar, but you still gotta drink smart."

"Right," she breathed out like her throat was on fire.

He put the bottle to his lips and took another drag before he put it to the bar.

Tabby wrapped her hand around it, lifted it, and sucked some back, but this time she did it smart and her hand with the bottle came down slowly, although she was still breathing kind of heavy.

When she recovered, he leaned into his forearms on the bar and asked softly, "You wanna talk?"

"No," she answered sharply, her eyes narrowing, the sorrow shifting through them slicing through his gut. She lifted the bottle, took another drink before locking her gaze with his. "I don't wanna talk. I don't wanna share my feelings. I don't wanna get it out. I wanna get drunk."

She didn't leave any lines to read through, she said it plain, so he gave her that out.

"Right, so we gonna do that, you sittin' there sluggin' it back and me standin' here watchin' you, or are we gonna do something? Like play pool."

"I rock at pool," she informed him.

"Babe, I'll wipe the floor with you."

"No way," she scoffed.

"Totally," he said through a grin.

"You're so sure, darlin', we'll make it interesting," she offered.

"I'm up for that," he agreed. "I win, you make me cookies. You win, you pick."

He barely finished speaking before she gave him a gift the likes he'd never had in his entire fucking life.

The pale moved out of her features as pink hit her cheeks, life shot into her eyes, making them vibrant, their startling color rocking him to his fucking core before she bested all that shit and burst out laughing.

He had no idea what he did, what he said, but whatever it was, he'd do it and say it over and over until he took his last breath just so he could watch her laugh.

He didn't say a word when her laughter turned to chuckles and continued his silence, his eyes on her.

When she caught him looking at her, she explained, "My cooking, hit and miss. Sometimes, it's brilliant. Sometimes, it's ..." she grinned "... not. Baking is the same. I just can't seem to get the hang of it. I don't even have that"—she lifted up her fingers to do air quotation marks—"signature dish that comes out great every time. I don't know what it is about me. Dad and Rush, even Tyra, they rock in the kitchen. Me, no." She leaned in. "Totally no. So I was laughing because anyone who knows me would not think cookies from me would be a good deal for a bet. Truth is, they could be awesome but they could also seriously suck."

"How 'bout I take my chances?" he suggested.

She shrugged, still grinning. "Your funeral."

Her words made Shy tense, and the pink slid out of her cheeks, the life started seeping out of her eyes.

"Drink," he ordered quickly.

"What?" she whispered, and he reached out and slid the tequila to her.

"Drink. Now. Suck it back, babe. Do it thinkin' what you get if you win."

She nodded, grabbed the bottle, took a slug, and dropped it to the bar with a crash, letting out a totally fucking cute "Ah" before she declared, "You change my oil."

His brows shot up. "That's it?"

"I need my oil changed and it costs, like, thirty dollars. I can buy a lot of stuff with thirty dollars. A lot of stuff I want. I don't want oil. My car does but I don't."

"Tabby, sugar, your dad part-owns the most kick-ass garage this side of the Mississippi and most of the other side, and you're paying for oil changes?"

Her eyes slid away and he knew why.

Fuck.

She was doing it to avoid him. Still.

Serious as shit, this had to stop.

So he was going to stop it.

"We play pool and we get drunk and we enjoy it, that's our plan, so let's get this shit out of the way," he stated. Her eyes slid back to him and he said flat out, "I fucked up. It was huge. It was a long time ago but it marked you. You were right. I was a dick. I made assumptions, they were wrong and I acted on 'em and I shouldn't have and that was more wrong. I wish you would have found the time to get in my face about it years ago so we could have had it out, but that's done. When you did get in my face about it, I should have sorted my shit, found you, and apologized. I didn't do that either. I'd like to know why you dialed my number tonight, but if you don't wanna share that shit, that's cool too. I'll just say, babe, I'm glad you did. You need a safe place just to forget shit and escape, I'll give it to you. Tonight. Tomorrow. Next week. Next month. That safe place is me, Tabby. But I don't want that old shit haunting this. Ghosts haunt until you get rid of them. Let's get rid of that fuckin' ghost and move on so I can beat your ass at pool."

As he spoke, he saw the tears pool in her eyes but he kept going, and when he stopped he didn't move even though it nearly killed him. Not to touch her, even her hand. Not to give her something.

It killed.

Before he lost the fight to hold back, she whispered, "You are never gonna beat my ass at pool."

That was when he grinned, leaned forward, and wrapped his hand around hers sitting on the bar.

"Get ready to have your ass kicked," he said softly.

"Oil changes for a year," she returned softly.

"You got it but cookies for a year," he shot back.

"Okay, but don't say I didn't warn you," she replied.

He'd eat her cookies, they were brilliant or they sucked. If Tabitha Allen made it, he'd eat anything.

Shy didn't share that.

He gave her hand a squeeze, nabbed the bottle, and took off down the bar toward the cues on the wall.

Tabby followed.

They were in the dark, in his bed, in his room in the Compound.

Shy was on his back, eyes to the ceiling.

Tabby was three feet away, on her side, her chin was tipped down.

She was obliterated.

Shy wasn't even slightly drunk.

She'd won four games, he'd won five.

Cookies for a year.

Now, he was winning something else, because tequila didn't make Tabitha Allen a happy drunk.

It made her a talkative one.

It also made her get past ugly history and trust him with absolutely everything that mattered right now in her world.

"DOA," she whispered to the bed.

"I know, sugar," he whispered to the ceiling.

"Where did you hear?" she asked.

"Walkin' into the Compound, boys just heard and they were taking off."

"You didn't come to the hospital."

He was surprised she'd noticed.

"No. I wasn't your favorite person. Didn't think I could help. Went up to Tack and Cherry's, helped Sheila with the boys," he told her.

"I know. Ty-Ty told me," she surprised him again by saying. "That was cool of you to do. They're a handful. Sheila tries but the only ones who can really handle them are Dad, Tyra, Rush, Big Petey, and me."

Shy didn't respond.

"So, uh ... thanks," she finished.

"No problem, honey."

She fell silent and Shy gave her that.

She broke it.

"Tyra had to cancel all the wedding plans."

"Yeah?" he asked quietly.

"Yeah," she answered. "Second time she had to do that. That Elliott guy wasn't dead when she had to do it for Lanie, but still. Two times. Two weddings. It isn't worth it. All that planning. All that money ..." she pulled in a shaky breath " ... not worth it. I'm not doing it again. I'm never getting married."

At that, Shy rolled to his side, reached out and found her hand lying on the bed.

He curled his hand around hers, held tight and advised, "Don't say that, baby. You're twenty-two years old. You got your whole life ahead of you."

"So did he."

Fuck, he couldn't argue that.

He pulled their hands up the bed and shifted slightly closer before he said gently, "If he was in this room right now, sugar, right now, he wouldn't want this. He wouldn't want to hear you say that shit. Dig deep, Tabby. What would he want to hear you say?"


(Continues...)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    It's good, but miss the long story.

    I'm glad that KA tendency to describe rooms, kitchen and clothes in detail were severly edited in this book. But i miss the relationship details that so deepen the emotional level like her previous self published ones. I think that what makes her uniquely KA. Pub company better be careful of editing too much of het story. As her reader i really want those details.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Love KA ALWAYS!!

    Her heroines might drive me nuts sometimes, but her alpha males NEVER let me down! Can't wait for the rest of this series! And when do we get Elviras story!?!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Great new spinoff series,

    Hot, badass, alpha biker with troubled past changes his manwhore ways for the love of a woman with her own past heartache and who also happens to be the boss' daughter.

    Wish it was a little longer and less editted like KA's prior self published work, but this book is still far better than most other stuff out there by authors charging twice as much.

    You can read this as a standalone, but you're likely to get hooked and there are cameo appearances by favs from other series. I'm going to have to re-read the Rock Chick series after revisiting Fortnum's in this book :)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    4

    Loved Shy and Tabby, as I knew I would. This book wasn't as exciting as Motorcycle Man, but it was still a great love story. In fact, this was probably one of the most tame books, romantically and adventure-wise for Ashley. I love that we continue to hear about all our favorite characters in each new book, though. And I love each and every bad ass and rock chick and biker babe from all of Ashley's books.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    KA favorite

    I loved this story. BUT, lets be real! Any book that brings me back to the Chaos Compound and Tack Allen is going to be a favorite for me. A few more scenes with Tack and Red would have been awesome. I thought that Shy was the perfect biker bad ass for Tabitha. Can't wait for more in this series as well as the finale for the Rock Chicks :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Another success for KA

    Not my favorite KA book (like I could pick a fav) but TONS of fun! Missed Cherry n Kane. Great to get deeper in Chaos. Love the way KA writes, and her men make me feel. Watching Tabby grow up, I wished so much for her... dreamed a dream. Great book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    What happened?

    What happened to the KA I loved? He last two books have been a third in length and plot development. I hope this isn't going to become the norm!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Loved It

    I have been excitedly waiting for this book to release. I love KA's writing style. She keeps the words and emotions real. I never get bored with her characters and stories. Yeah, some reviewers have shared that this book was perhaps not as exciting as her others, but for me having read all of her previous books based on the characters in Denver it was great having them appear in this story (Elvira, Hawk, Lee, Mitch, Brock, Indy & Tex) even if it was just for a brief scene. I LOVED Shy and found it to be totally realistic & believable that after he witnessed the genuine love between Tabby & Jason where Shy spied Tabby looking beautiful standing on the sidewalk and as her boyfriend, Jason approached her, her facial epression filled with love and belonging floored Shy to his core so much so that he knew he would never find that deep connection and love for himself if he continued his manwhoring ways. It rocked him enough to see Tabby feeling that for another man that he knew he had to get his crap together. In short, this was a wonderful love story centered around a terrific cast of characters. Now I can't wait until Hop and Lanie's story comes out. And, I hope to god KA is planning on writing Rush's story too!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

    First time I have read this author but it won't be the last.  I

    First time I have read this author but it won't be the last.  I really loved the book - can't wait for the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Short but sweet.

    Loved the way KA brought Tab and Shy together. Different but short and really loved the cameos especially Elvira.

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  • Posted April 3, 2013

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    A lot of KA fans were worried about how this book would differ f

    A lot of KA fans were worried about how this book would differ from her self published books. Own the Wind is her first non-self published book. KA's writing style is magic and her books are addictive. She sucks me into each world she writes about every time with her special magic writing powers. In my humble opinion I think KA's writing style, still rock balls and kick ninja butts. Was it perfect? No! But it was near darn perfect for me. Yea, I miss the epically long books and I miss some of the girlfriend chatting moments but none of these for me, took away from how awesome this book still was. She still delivered on all the things that I needed to love her books.

    She gave me the alpha hero, Shy. Shy, oh shy...how I love thee! You are so a mini Tack. We didn't know much about his character going into this book, except that he was a major man-whore to the 10th power. I wasn't sure how KA was going to make me believe that Shy would drop his man whore ways, to just give his magic stick loving to just one special gal. I had nothing to worry about because again, KA made a believer out of me. I love the way Shy loved Tabby. The things that came out of that boys mouth had me in a puddle. His bossy alpha side had me wanting to drop down and give it to him! And Tabby..yea love that girl. She so sweet but at the same time holds her own and will go toe to toe with Shy when it's needed. I loved watching her come into her own. Favorite scene in the book was her going toe to toe with her step-mom, Tyra and the Chaos boys. Made me tear up for Tabby and Shy, during that scene.

    One of the things that I love about KA's writing is I feel like she allows us to watch the couple grow together. You are on that journey with them. She delivers this in Own the Wind again. I adored watching the two, fall in love. KA still manages to throw in the little things that make you swoon over the story of the couple. The foil wrapper ball...so love that. I really enjoyed the fact that these two were friends and each others support system before they became lovers. It was the foundation and what made me believe that Shy in all is whore ways could give it all up for that one girl. And once these two love...there is no holding back for either. They are the rock for each other. They have each others back and it was a beautiful. And the sexing was yummy. It was filled with hot smoking and sweet poignant moments that makes a girl sigh.

    Fans will be happy to hear that we get, lots of yummy Tack in this book. Tack and Shy's come to Jesus moment was great. Love how Shy gave it to Tack on how it is with his and Tabby's relationship. I was in Chaos heaven when we got glimpses of one new recruit (Joker) and getting page time with some of the other Chaos members. One new character also stole the show for me. Can we say Landon? I hope KA finds a way to somehow fit this boy somewhere in her world and give us his story.

    To wrap this up...I freaking loved this book. I cannot wait for the next book in the series. If you haven't discovered this author yet...now you've been ed-u-macated. This book stands alone very well without reading Motorcycle Man, but I would still recommend you read that book first. I say this only because I think you'll get more enjoyment. You'll get the full affect of the motorcycle club.

    Note: Own the Wind picks up about three years later from Motorcycle Man. Tabby is nineteen and Shy is twenty-four at the start of Own the Wind. Also on a side note..seriously this title cracks me the fudge up. Makes me think of breaking wind...anywhoo...anyone else think that?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Adorable

    Kristen Ashley's other books are way better. It kinda reminded me of a YA book. It was okay but nothing spectacular. Hop and Lanie sounds so mych better and interedting. Shes still a favorite of mines

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  • Posted July 16, 2014

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    I thought this was an extremely well written story and I really

    I thought this was an extremely well written story and I really liked the fact that it spanned out over time so you got the full impact of their relationship. I enjoyed the journey from beginning to end. There is such a build between Shy and Tabby that just deepens as the years go by. It made them so in tune to one other another and I love them together.

    The majority of this book had my emotions in a heightened state. Sadness, anxiety, frustration and intensity. The first half had a sad vibe with Shy and Tabby’s back and forth and not being on the same page, then there was situation that Tabby had to deal with and it was heartbreaking.

    I loved Shy in this. He had that controlling and demanding element to him but it was subtle and not over the top. How he was with Tabby as things progressed, he was just so sweet and there for her. It was interesting to really see Tabby grow up and figure her stuff out, she really grew on me. I really liked when Shy opened up. Him coping with things about his past had me choking up. They both had some serious monologuing and declarations to one another that really got to me and made my heart melt.

    I like that we get to see more of the MC brothers as well as Tack and Tyra. There was a steady amount of conflict throughout that kept things moving forward. There was a nice amount of hotness but it wasn't over the top. I thought there was a section in the middle where Shy and Tabby’s back and forth started to get a bit warring but they're such an engaging couple I kept right on reading. 

    I enjoyed it all! Heck of a prologue and the epilogue was really sweet too. All their years of longing for one another really built into something amazing. Since this spans over time and so much went on its hard to cover everything but bottom line, this is an awesome biker book where I got lost in their world and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Julia

    "Hey." She purrs.
    <p>
    [ Be quicker or I will go off with someone else. ]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    |Warriors Den|

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    I liked this story about Parker (Shy) Cage and Tabitha (Tabby) A

    I liked this story about Parker (Shy) Cage and Tabitha (Tabby) Allen. Tabby's father is president of the Chaos Motorcycle Club and Shy is a brother at the club so Shy has watched Tabby grow up. Actually, they have had a crush on each other since Tabby was 16 but other than Tabby trying to hook up with Shy then and he didn't bite, they have kept their distance. As Tabby gets a few years older, she takes a wrong path and gets into bad situations so the Chaos brothers have what they call a 'Tabby callout' where they pick her up at take her to safety. Shy thinks Tabby's behavior has gotten out of hand and she needs a wake-up call. Tabby doesn't take it well when Shy tells her to straighten up before it's too late. This talk hurts Tabby so she stays away from the Chaos compound for about a year. After a terrible tragedy, Tabby turns to Shy for consolation. Shy lets her pour her heart out, even though it is killing him and Tabby feels like herself for the first time in years. They finally get together but not without problems. At first they try to keep their relationship hidden because they know it won't be well received by Tabby's family or the club but finally decide to tell everyone.

    Shy is a badass biker that has one or two different women in his bed whenever he wants (most nights) so the brothers of the club are not good with him hooking up with the daughter of one of their brothers. Tabby's father, president of the club, is really unhappy about this. When Tabby was in her late teens, she was a pretty typical teenager who was wild and partied a lot but now in her early 20s she is more mature and responsible. She knows what she wants and goes after it, like a relationship with Shy. She knows the club members will be against it but doesn't let that stop her.

    The drama in Own The Wind kept me hooked but the romance also kept me reading. I liked the storyline and the HEA. I would recommend this book, especially if you like contemporary romance. 

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  • Posted June 14, 2014

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    A wild ride from start to finish, Own the Wind, the 1st book in

    A wild ride from start to finish, Own the Wind, the 1st book in the Chaos series, can be read as a standalone, but if you haven’t read the Dream Man series you might want to start there—especially Motorcycle Man, in which you’ll learn a great deal of heroine’s backstory. Plus, many of the characters in this story make appearances throughout the Dream Man series and visa-versa. The story takes place over a five year period focusing on the relationship between Tabitha Allen and Parker “Shy” Cage.

    Parker “Shy” Cage thinks he knows the path Tabitha Allen is on, and he doesn’t think it’s a good one. Unless she gets a serious wake-up call, she’ll never learn. Assuming he knows exactly the kind of girl she is—without knowing a single thing about her—he decides that he is going to be the one to give it to her. But, he's wrong. She isn’t what he thought. And his actions deeply wound her.

    Having had a not-so-secret crush on Shy since she was sixteen years old—a young, faraway but intense love, and he’d crushed her—Tabby avoids Ride and the Compound for nearly a year. But when tragedy strikes, breaking her heart once again, Shy does what he can to help. Over time, she finds she’s free to be herself with Shy. He lets her blather and rant when she has a bad day. He makes her feel better and he does it effortlessly. And for the first time in a long, long time, Tabby’s happy.

    That is until her father, Kane “Tack” Allen, president of the Chaos Motorcycle Club, discovers their relationship. And he is not happy. Her family is not happy. The Chaos brothers are not happy. And to make matters worse,—as if—Tabby discovers that her best friend has a serious drug problem and owes thirteen thousand dollars, plus interest, to a drug-dealing porn producer.

    Much like Kristen Ashley’s Dream Man series, Own the Wind is filled with entertaining secondary characters—Elvira, without a doubt my favorite reoccurring character, always brings such wonderful humor to each story. And because of the bond they share, Hawk Delgado (Mystery Man), Brock Lucas (Wild Man), and Mitch Lawson (Law Man), join forces with Tack Allen (Motorcycle Man), and the rest of the Chaos brothers, vowing to take down the drug-dealing porn producer.

    Tabby Allen, reigning Chaos princess, is smart, sweet, sassy, and has had a rough road to travel. She’s animated, expressive, quick to smile and laugh, can get pissed off and feisty, but most of the time is in a good mood—the kind of good mood that fill a room. But it’s her strength, growth, maturity, and determination that make her such a wonderful heroine.

    Shy Cage is every bit the scary badass biker dude. He’s arrogant, outspoken, hot-headed, and, well, a manwhore … though I have to give him kudos for being honest, upfront and candid about his lifestyle. He works hard and he’s loyal to the Club—his brothers, his family. He has a good heart beneath that tough exterior and can be unbelievably tender, sweet, loving, possessive and protective.

    One of the great things about their relationship is that once they find each other they don’t let go, fighting hard for their HEA. I loved the drama, the action, the suspense, and yes, the romance. A gritty, engaging, and emotional read, Own the Wind is a sexy contemporary romance with a well-paced storyline and satisfying HEA, including an incredibly sweet, heart-warming epilogue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    The real mac to ben

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Mac

    Hey Ben.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Ben

    Hey he says smirking as he looks her up amd down

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