Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley: New Release & Review

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley: New Release & ReviewRide Steady by Kristen Ashley
Series: Chaos #3
on June 30, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 640

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 . . .

Casey Says…..

Ride Steady is the third book in the Chaos series and although it can be read alone, my favorite thing about KA is her intertwining of characters throughout each of her series. Once again- Kristen Ashley writes a kick ass hero. However, I have to admit that my favorite parts were the visits with “old characters”.  HOLY MOLY KA Reunion TIME!!! We get visits from Tack, Tyra, Shy, Tabby, Rush, High and a few more.

This was Carson Steele’s (Joker) story. Having risen up and out of the hell that he grew up in, Joker is determined to become part of a family. He finds that family not only in the Chaos MC but in the arms of Carissa Teodoro. Having been in love with Carissa since high school, Joker never thought that their lives would again cross, after going separate ways.

“Who would have thought my Carson Steele would catch butterflies.”

Carissa a single mom, who is newly divorced from a hateful yet powerful guy; she finds herself in dire need of help. Trying her best to give her son the best life she can she constantly battles her ex.  Broken down on the side of the road one day, a biker rides up and her life changes forever.

“She was golden. Nothing beat her. She smiled through pain and made you believe it.”

“I’m in love with your ex-wife,” he returned, no amusement in his voice… “I’ve loved her since high school, man. She means everything to me. You gotta drag her down, that’ll suck, but I’ll pick her back up. You gotta rip her apart, I’ll fuckin’ hate watchin’ it, but I’ll put her back together… But know this, in the end, it’s gonna be me and her.”

I love reading about this MC- the way that they constantly have each others backs and will always go above and beyond for what they believe in and to help others makes for such a happy read. Don’t get me wrong though- KA is not all hearts and rainbows. Joker has fought his way to become the badass survivor that he is today and lets face it…….anytime you mix a hot, tatted biker with a baby- the ladies will swoon.


About Kristen Ashley

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 accessorise 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.