Own the Wind (Chaos Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Own the Wind (Chaos Series #1)

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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

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 (after Own the Wind)... 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

"[Kristen] Ashley captivates."—Publisher's Weekly

"With Brock's raw side contrasted with Tess's innocence, Wild Man delivers a passionate, opposites-attract romance."—Patricia Smith, Booklist

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

"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's Book Blog, Maryse.net

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455599264
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Series: Chaos Series, #1
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 7,066
  • File size: 920 KB

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:
KristenAshley.net
Twitter @KristenAshley68
Facebook.com/kristenashleybooks
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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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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

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    Good

    Like the series alot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Awesome

    Sexy. Biker badass HOT!
    Gotta read Motorcycle Man first though, that will help better understand the charachters of this book. KA is an amazing story teller and I love getting lost in her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Hot and Steamy!

    A hot biker and sweet MC daughter...a perfect match. Life brings them ups and downs but in the end love conquers all.

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  • Posted November 7, 2014

    Tabitha "Tabby" Allen grew up surrounded by Chaos Moto

    Tabitha "Tabby" Allen grew up surrounded by Chaos Motorcycle Club. She's club president's daughter definitely knew what it meant to be Chaos. Tabby always wanted Parker "Shy" Cage to be hers but thought living wild was the  way to attract his attention. Shy Cage Chaos means family even if that family had to deal with Tabby being wild. Shy set Tabby straight about living wild and ended up with a taste of her he never forgot. Four years later when Tabby loses her fiance Shy steps in to help her out. Shy never thought he'd get the chance to be around Tabby again. Shy is no stranger with a wandering eye but getting a shot at Tabby means no more empty screws. Will Tabby admit that she wants Shy? What will their being together mean for Chaos? Your answers await you in Own the Wind.




    Kristen Ashley books never fail to give me a sense of balance and peace in my own life when dealing with harsh realities. Tabby Allen is a woman that learns her lessons and understands certain realities about being apart of Chaos. Shy Cage is alpha male and definitely a younger version of Kane "Tack" Allen. I loved the story and characters. Definitely looking forward to next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2014

    Loved it!

    Must read for KA fans!

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  • Posted October 7, 2014

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    This was a new type of book for me. I had not read a romance cen

    This was a new type of book for me. I had not read a romance centered around a motorcycle club before. I happy to see that this particular club wasn't into drugs and weapons - but they were still willing to take care of business in their own way. I also know very little about this culture outside of the 4 episodes of Sons of Anarchy I watched one week. 




    Tabitha is the daughter of the leader of Chaos, which means she's off limits as a girlfriend (or old lady I guess they're called). She wanted to live her own life and maker her own decisions, and she wasn't afraid to step up and just do it. Shy was a very good bad boy. He was tough, took care of business no matter what, and would do anything to protect his own. I really loved both of these characters. While both grew up in the tough life style, they each had a softer side that made them so loveable. 




    There were two things that made this difficult to read until I was used to it. The first, was the time jumps. The beginning of the story introduces the character's history as a series of short stories almost. Each one divided by a time frame that had passed. Some of these were very very short and the jumping was not something I overly enjoyed. It made me think of watching the beginning of a movie on fast forward to catch up on the highlights. Once I got through that section and realized how much history there was to tell, I also realized that was probably the best way to share their history without a lot of flashbacks or remembering scenes. It just wasn't my favorite part of the book. 




    The second thing that was hard for me at first was the dialect and lingo the characters used. It seemed to be spot on (using my limited experience), it just took awhile to get used to. 




    This was a great introduction to the series and the club. I was able to get to know several of the other members through this story and I look forward to getting to know them better in future books. 




    *This book was received in exchange for an honest review* 

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  • Posted October 4, 2014

    not my cup of tea

    book was written well,but I didn't realize it was a biker club book. Good read, but I won't re-read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Mable

    "Dipper?" She said and looked around

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