Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley…ARC Review

~ Rough Ride releases TOMORROW, 2/13! ~

Rough Ride

(A Chaos Novella)

by Kristen Ashley

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Chaos series…

Rosalie Holloway put it all on the line for the Chaos Motorcycle Club.

Informing to Chaos on their rival club—her man’s club, Bounty—Rosalie knows the stakes. And she pays them when her man, who she was hoping to scare straight, finds out she’s betrayed him and he delivers her to his brothers to mete out their form of justice.

But really, Rosie has long been denying that, as she drifted away from her Bounty, she’s been falling in love with Everett “Snapper” Kavanagh, a Chaos brother. Snap is the biker-boy-next door with the snowy blue eyes, quiet confidence and sweet disposition who was supposed to keep her safe…and fell down on that job.

For Snapper, it’s always been Rosalie, from the first time he saw her at the Chaos Compound. He’s just been waiting for a clear shot. But he didn’t want to get it after his Rosie was left bleeding, beat down and broken by Bounty on a cement warehouse floor.

With Rosalie a casualty of an ongoing war, Snapper has to guide her to trust him, take a shot with him, build a them…

And fold his woman firmly in the family that is Chaos.


My Review:

I’ve got three words for you: So. Damn. GOOD!

That about sums it up.

I mean when you enter Kristen Ashley’s Chaos world (as with any of her worlds, if I’m being honest) you KNOW you’re guaranteed to have one helluva sexy alpha male, a heroine you’d love to have as a gal pal, tons of emotion and sexiness, and a storyline you won’t be able to stop thinking about long after you’ve finished reading. This novella has all of that and then some.  I loved these two.  LOVED THEM!

My heart was breaking for Rosalie form the very first words written on the very first page.  Her journey is not an easy one, physically or emotionally.  Her story starts out just plain horribly, but if you know anything about Kristen Ashley you know this gal is going to get her happily ever after…

Enter Snapper.

My good God.  I love this man! When he’s described as the biker-boy-next-door, that truly is exactly who he is.  He’s kind and respectful.  He’s smart and has a huge heart.  And he’s also all sorts of alpha male biker goodness. I mean the guy has that delicious biker exterior and loves to read books.  How can you NOT love him?!  And he treats his Rosalie like the best gift he’s ever received.  Yep, I’m totally smitten!

Together he and Rosalie are just spectacular.  I loved their journey from friends and confidants to lovers.  They are just so special.  I can’t tell you how many times I had an honest to goodness pain in my chest reading their story and just how damn happy I was when I reached the end and saw how they ended up.  This novella is hella swoonworthy to the extreme!

Whether you’re already a Kristen Ashley fan, or this is your first taste, I know you will love this book as much as I did!

Five Loves

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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

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

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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  1. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Always a must read! Thanks for the review!

  2. Kathy Valentine says:

    Fabulous review jillian!!! Loved it!! Shared on all my socials!!

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