Own the Wind is the much anticipated 1'st book in Kristen Ashley's new Chaos series. I got to say it was every bit as good as I'd expected. Ashley doesn't disappoint, and I got to put it out there...this was some of her finest work.
Tabby Allen is the Chaos princess, only daughter of MC President, Kane "Tack" Allen (Motorcycle Man). She's got a bit of a wild history, and a rather obvious crush on sexy biker dude, Shy. Typical alpha dude, Shy made some bad moves. Made the wrong assumptions about Tabby, tore her down, and hurt her bad. There it was...my heart was broken.
Time drifts by- three years’ worth of hurting in the first few chapters- and still Tabby won't forgive him. Then tragedy comes calling on Tabby, and Shy is around to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. Friendship turns into something deeper and then Shy does the guy thing and messed up again. But he isn’t going back in the freezer this time.
Shy and Tabby kept things quiet for a while. But things come back to bite them in the ass in a big way. It got scary bad, and they caught shit from everybody. Things got intense, and I was flipping those pages as fast as I could. I'm like... OMG, K.A.! What are you doing? But it was all good. She knew where the story was going, and took me along for the ride.
This story covered a nice chunk of time and a gamut of emotions. Hearts were broken and healed. Friendships were strained, and alliances challenged. Relationships were tested, some were torn apart. Trouble came calling, and change is in the wind. Some events were put in play that I'm sure will span the arc of this new series. Exciting stuff going on in the Chaos MC.
My thoughts: Ashley had her signature all over this one. Tabby and Shy made a wonderful couple. Shy was an OTT alpha dude, and Tab was strong and confident. He could be a dick, and she had a temper that she let fly on occasion. K.A. had me all over the place with this one. One minute I was mad at Shy for being such a dick, then I'd be smiling because he's just a boy looking for what he's lost. Then I'm mad at Tack, Tyra and the brothers for getting outta line. And I was proud of the young couple for setting them straight. Then serious shit happens and I'm on edge waiting to see what the fallout's going to be. Elvira strolls in...and she's good for a few chuckles.
Own the Wind is one of Ashley's best books. She never does anything halfway. The writing is tight and the characters are rich. The plot was outstanding, and varied from her other work. The usual twisted madman wasn't in sight, but the story was by no means lacking in tension. It was more centered on Shy and Tab's relationship and the incredible fallout they caught. Not to say there wasn't a throw down or two. K.A. books are bound to have some small violence, just not to the extreme we've come to expect. There was also a small subplot that shed some light on the next book, Fire Inside. She was also setting up the background for this new series. I got some insight into what's in store, and it promises to be shocking.
Kristen Ashley fans are bound to love this. Recommend this book...hell yeah I do. For newbie readers...you got to try some K.A. goodness. I wish I could give this one more than 5 stars... but since I can't... a high five will have to do.
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 . . .