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....
©2013 Kristen Ashley (P)2013 Hachette Audio
I loved this book. I was sucked in by the narration. I could actually pictured the characters Shy and Tabby in my head. I was never into a book about a bike gang. After listening to this I am now.
I don't know. I think so though.
Mah. Not really.
Yes, anything about the parenting.
This is a story of two people who come to terms that life sucks and are hung up on the small stuff.
First time listening to this contemporary author. I'm not quite certain I'd be able to read it, but I sure enjoyed listening to it. She writes a TLC romance with badass Alpha's who love and care and are rough. I might even check out her "shaded" books which says a lot about how much I liked this author's writing style. I can't believe this is her first big publishing deal, but then again, reading upcoming and indies makes me think publishers are idiots for not picking up some books. It was awesome!
However, this narrator did not not do it justice: her voice changes were often non-consistent with the narrative voice she used in the story. I'd give her 2-3 stars. Too bad she narrates the next one and there is a bit of it here. Hop sounds like he is talking through clenched teeth. I'll be reading it on kindle.
Overall, It's a 4 star book, one I really liked, so why did I give it 5 stars?
Denver Broncos baby!
With that, here is mile high salute to Kristen Ashley! I so totally dig it.
This is the first in the Chaos Series and it's wonderful to read about characters that we got to know in prior novels. Shy is totally alpha, Tab is totally cool and the MC is one hell of a family. The story of these two coming together is a great story.
If you love this, read her other novels Mystery Man, Motorcycle Man and Law Man to read about some of the related characters. One thing I love about Kristen Ashley is that she keeps her characters around so you can revisit them in other novels.
I read this book before I read it - it was a little difficult for me with the way she did the male voices but overall it was very well done. It just took me a couple hours to forget that it was a woman doing the voice instead of just taking in the book. And if you know who Tex is ... maybe you can sympathize with me that there was no way a female reader could do his voice. I think this series would be better served with a male/female duo reading it or just a male reader.
I love Kristen Ashley's books - I've read them all. Some of them are in genre's I don't usually prefer and guess what? I still love them. All I can say is if you find a KA book, you need something to read, you won't be disappointed by her. :)
I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.
I wasn't sure if I would like this book but I am so thankful I took a chance. It's edgy, flows well and I absolutely loved the interaction between Taby and Shy. I will say there is quite a bit of testosterone in this book and if you are not into dominate men this may not be the book for you; however I loved the men. I especially loved that Taby doesn't let Shy run all over her.
I will definitely be recommending this book to friends.
I loved beyond words "Mystery Man"/. Own the Wind made me grind my teeth. First the narrator was just not a voice I could listen to for very long but I did try to get through it for the story. This narrator sounds angry all the time. The mood of the book was affected for me. Secondly it was repetitive with almost everything. I love good dialog, Mystery Man had it and this one did not. Also I guess I am not a fan of "Biker Speak" because it was not something I could get into. The story came out flat with what I can only describe as too much filler. This author can write a wonderful book but for me this was not it. I know this author has many books out there published but I require audible books.
This novel didn't have as many funnies as I usually get from a KA read. However it didn't need them. Don't second guess it, just buy it. You'll enjoy the ride...
Yes I would, because Shy and Tabby's love story was filled with all the ingredients that make a story great, such as danger, grit, pain, conflict and ultimately enduring true love. Also, I LOVE Elvira! Oh my gosh, this crazy chick made me laugh so hard every time she made an appearance...she's a complete hoot!!! I wish I had a friend like Elvira in my life, because life would never be dull.
Spoiler alert! Don't read if you haven't listed yet. For me the most memorable moment of the book was when Tabby (in defense of her man, Shy) went on a rampage at the Chaos compound, in an epic showdown with Tyra, Tack and the other MC members, effectively putting them in their place in regards to her love life. In this scene, Tabby grew up, and established herself as an independent and responsible adult, fully able to make decisions for herself. Prior to this, Tack, Tyra and the MC members were still treating her as a kid, and smothering her with their over-protection.
Contrary to other biting reviews, I really LOVED Angela Starling's narration. I like that she sounds like a biker's woman as she reads the general narrative. She's been described as monotone, but I couldn't disagree more. I love the dynamics of her voice, and how she softens into a pleasant young feminine voice in her depiction of Tabby, and hardens her voice to be character appropriate to the tough men of Chaos MC. When she does a man's voice, he sounds like a man, and not the irritating caricature of a man's voice that I had to endure with Kate Russell's narration in the other books of this series. I admit that overall, I'm not a fan of Kate Russell's performance of the women's voices in the other books either. With the exception of Elvira, which she kicks butt on, she manages to make the other women characters sound like complete airheads, which really grates on my nerves. Ms Starling brings a hard edge to her voice, which makes her perfect for tough guy books. I found that liking or disliking a narrator is very subjective. I would encourage you to give it a listen and make up your own mind, and don't let other negative comments make your mind up for you. The sample isn't long enough to acclimate you to her voice, it took me a while longer to come to a full appreciate of all the nuances of her performance. Give it a try, in my opinion it's definitely worth the credit. If you disagree, then Audible will refund your money without a hassle, so there's no risk right????
Definitely wanted to, but duty calls and I have eat, therefore, I must work. Ha!
I'd like to see Angela Starling come back for more of the books...I'm burned out on Kate Russell for sure. Also, I would hope that K.A. would consider bringing in Andy Arndt and Sebastian York for some of her books. Both are kick butt narrators who would bring out the awesomeness of these MC tough guy books.
A mother, wife, sister and good friend who enjoys the simple things in life. Country music is my preference and the beach is my escape (other then my books). LOL!
Loved another great book by Ms. Ashley. Loved it when Chey went after the earrings. I finished this book in 1 day. And the narrator was spot on.
This novel is shorter than a lot of KA'S novels; and it felt like it. I think some research in MC life would make the story more complete. For example, sweet butts and house mammas, not biker groupies. Shy's character's dialog was, often times, cheesy. I think the narration made this issue worse. This book also seemed to end before the story was resolved; because the main conflict wasn't resolved. It may be completed in the next book of the series but I feel like it belongs in Shy's and his old lady's story. I'm going to try the next book in this series because I have loved the last three series I have read from this author. Here's hoping.
- V from Kansas
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