Ride Steady (Chaos Series #3)

Ride Steady (Chaos Series #3)

by Kristen Ashley

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Ride Steady (Chaos Series #3) by Kristen Ashley


Meet the intense and sexy bad boy bikers of the Chaos Motorcycle Club in Carissa and Joker's story from Kristen Ashley's New York Times bestselling series.

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 . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455533220
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Series: Kristen Ashley's Chaos Series , #3
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 60,659
Product dimensions: 3.90(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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 More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Anything by her is an instant buy for me. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner from kristen ashley... I loved joker and carrissa's story... Getting to see the dream men,knight, Rock chick's and their guys was icing on the cake... can't wait for high and his millie...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Chaos series but this was the best. Sweet and badass. Love Joker! A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story will grab a hold of you and then won't let you go. Take your time and enjoy the ride as the story unwinds. Just make sure you dont have anything else planned for a while. Thank you for good read Kristen Ashley! Looking forward to the next one. In the meantime, I am going to reread a few parts.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably one of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this and Loved the appearance of so many favorite characters from Dream Man, Unfinished Heroes and Rock Chick series! KA is the queen of alpha - want more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing as always!!!!! No one has better story lines, character development, and romance than Kristen Ashley. Simply put, another must read from a fantastic author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That classic Kristen Ashley you don't ever want to end. You get to see characters we love from some of her other stories and instantly love the main characters. I hated putting it down! Buy it you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How big is Chaos? I'm hoping big so we have a lot more books to look forward to! Love them!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
Carson/Joker and Carissa are a little different from some of my favorite KA's leads. He isn't a super huge alpha, and she isn't in denial over being claimed by him. He's really sweet. (Not to be confused with wimpy since he is an underground fighting champion, but he's more patient and less bossy.) She's willing to go after what she wants (read as, she pursues him). As a child, Carson was abandoned by his mother and abused by his father. He dreams of working in car design and Carissa. Some around him see his potential for greatest, but he mostly sees himself as a looser. He moves on to a be a member of Chaos and does well working in their custom garage. Although her parents loved her, Carissa didn't have the perfect home life and background either. It's been filled with hardships and deaths. She was one of the in/popular crowd in school, but now she finds herself divorced with a baby and barely scraping by. When these two meet again years later, there's no denying the spark between them is still there. Both have many issues, yet so much to give. Parts of their lives were emotional for me. It may be because I am a single mother, but I shed a few tears while reading. Carissa's ex comes from a mega rich and powerful family so he calls most of the shots with their son. I felt so sad for her. Carson is exceptional with her baby which melted me into a pile of I-love-Carson-mush. It gave me heart pains and made me fall deeply for him. Awesomely, a lot of KA's characters from other books make appearances. Such a total treat! Also, the war that has been brewing with Valenzuela continues. Chaos is growing and changing. Major story is packed into this book. It has several aspects including strength, redemption and family. I loved the entire novel, and I cannot wait for the next installment.
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Anonymous 9 months ago
Love, love, love. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristen never fails, I fall madly, deeply in love with at least one character from each series and Joker is it for me and Chaos! MUST READ!!!
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought Ride Steady would be your typical high school princess shacking up with the bad-boy from the wrong side of the tracks. However, that’s not what this story was at all. In fact, even though Carissa was little miss popular in school, she gained that status because of who her boyfriend was. She got married to said boyfriend, got pregnant, and then found herself and her child homeless when he kicked her out of his life to make room for his mistress. To say she’s down on her luck is an understatement. Meanwhile, we have Joker who did not grow up in a loving home. His mom left him when he was still a baby, his father beat him profusely, and his only form of escape was to go to one of his two neighbors houses or to go to the town’s motorcycle club’s garage and draw in his sketch book. Except one night he’s had enough of his father’s beatings, fights back, and takes off. Now, almost a decade later, he’s back in town, now part of the brotherhood of the motorcycle club he’d long to be part of, and has a chance encounter with the popular girl who had stolen his attention all those years ago. I have to be honest, I read the first book in the series and it just wasn’t my thing. I could not get into it for some reason and was unable to connect with the characters. However, Ride Steady had something about it that made me give it a try, and I’m glad I did. This isn’t really a second chance romance. It’s not even a good girl meets bad-boy romance. I mean, Carissa is divorced, fighting tooth and nail to keep her son from her ex-husband who’s using his family’s name to drag Carissa through the mud and take full custody of their son. She’s broke, living in a crappy apartment in a shady neighborhood, and she is just barely scraping by. So, she’s clearly not the clean and crisp good-girl that you imagine when you think of a motorcycle club romance. Joker had a rough upbringing which has ultimately shaped him into the man he is today. He doesn’t take crap from anyone. No one messes with him because no one knows how lethal he is. He keeps to himself and doesn’t let anyone in. However, when he stops along the interstate to help a mother and her child who are stranded on the side of the highway with a flat tire, things shift. Standing before him is the girl who stole his heart all those years ago, except she doesn’t recognize him. Even when she shows up later at the garage to thank him for his help and to drop her vehicle off to be fixed, he tries to keep her at a distance. But, she manages to weasel her way into his life and pretty soon you start to see some major changes with Joker. He goes from this dark and broody character to a guy who picks up her kid, let’s him tug on his hair and beard, and doesn’t say a word about it. Seeing that change in him really pulls on your heartstrings when you know how much he’s endured in life. Carissa was a good balance to Joker’s darkness. He nicknames her “Butterfly” due to the outfit she wore when she came by the shop on the first day to thank him. She was all pink, frilly, and girly with butterflies on her outfit. Even though life was clearly knocking her down at the time, she took the time to dress up and do something nice for someone else because they had done something nice for her. She was one of those characters that would give you the shirt off her back. She was very kind and gentle and she was perfect for Joker. Plus, Joker was perfect for her. He didn’t balk at her kid, the fact that her ex-husband was
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost stopped reading this series after book two, it just seemed more like an easy love story with a hint of action, some heated disagreements followed by love scenes, not alot of depth or roles for the supporting characters, too mushy, not enough "spice" and just too "pg" for lack of a better description. But im SO HAPPY I stuck with this series. This one was finally what i love in a good book it had a fantastic love story, depth to the characters, great supporting characters that were actually in this book and played major roles, and some good bad guys that also have depth to them. I could not put this one down. Its definitely not your typical action packed biker book but this one sold me on wanting to read more in the series. I really want to read more about rush.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I keep coming back this book. First book that i read that made me a kristen ashley addict
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My favorite of Chaos so far. Love her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. It has a good story line.
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OV_Hemi_Girl More than 1 year ago
Another fab unique story in the world of Chaos MC. Well done, KA, high-five (and rock on!). Looking for a (not another same-ole, same-ole) romantic read? Ding, ding, ding! here's your winner!
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
You guys. This book. I don't even know if I can form coherent thoughts about it. As I was reading the first two books in this series and swooning all over the guys, my KA-loving blogging bestie kept saying "Wait until you get to Joker's book. You're going to love him." Boy, did I ever. I think the best way Ride Steady was a fantastic second chance romance. I adored Carissa from the beginning and hated the things she was dealing with because of her scumbag ex. She was a good mom, a great person and really easy to like. Joker? There are no words. He was a complicated guy, but a really good one, too. It was obvious he was over the moon for Carissa too. I love when guys become totally devoted (and non-creepy) protective over a woman. He did just that. He stepped up to be the man she needed in all parts of her life. He and the club gave her the family she was missing. And he was good with her son. My ovaries were exploding all over the place. I loved this book. Everything about this book. Kristen's writing makes it feel as though I'm living it instead of reading it. It took me four days to read this book, which is kinda insane for me. It wasn't because I wasn't into it or because I was TOO busy, but because I wanted to savor all the words. I loved the romance, obviously. It was sweet and sexy. I loved how all the characters – old and new – interacted. The secondary story with Valenzuela is building to what I'm sure is going to be a huge explosion sometime very soon, and the action in this book was a good addition to the whole story. Though I can't confirm because I've not read her other books, there seemed to be cameos from characters from her previous books. Which, you know, only served to make me want to read those all RIGHT THIS MINUTE. But, alas, I have to wait because of other commitments. Joe-Joe-Kah. He just might've ruined me for all book men (and probably even the real ones) forever. Oh, and the epilogue? So much freaking perfection in so many wonderful, tiny ways.