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aBOUT THE BOOK
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
about the author
I was born a middle class white child in Gary, Indiana, USA. One of the last of a dying breed. I nearly killed my mother and myself making it into the world, seeing as I had the umbilical cord wrapped around my neck (already attempting to accessorize and I hadn’t taken my first breath!). Mom says they took me away, put her back in her room, she looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). She remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.
All I’ve ever wanted to do was write (well, and be the Queen of the World, but you gotta start small) and I’ve published a gazillion books and counting (and a gazillion is a lot! shoo!).You can learn about my titles that have been released or that are soon to be released in the Titles section of the website.
Even though I jump genres, there is always a theme to my books…humor (hopefully), engaging characters (again, hopefully) and romance (definitely).
My loves are movies, music, food and fashion and I partake of all of them as often as I can (the middle two more than the others, the former, which takes time I don’t often have and the latter, which takes money I rarely have). In fact, I love food so much, I like to share my good fortune so I put my recipes on offer for you on this page (see top menu and don’t miss them, they’re awesome!).
I grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and have lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus I’m blessed to have friends and family around the globe. My family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write and growing up it was large and multi-generational. We all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. I 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 I keep growing up, it keeps getting better.
So here I am, thank goodness.
JUST SO YOU CAN SEE I AM A HUGE KRISTEN ASHLEY FAN! SERIOUSLY SHE JUST KILLS ME EVERY TIME!
So as you may have noticed I have purchased all of Kristen Ashley's books, so when I got the email from Netgalley saying I had been approved to review Ride Steady I was besides myself! I didn't speak to my other half for an entire day, don't worry he is used to it by now. There is something so satisfying about all her books, there is a recurring theme of humour, romance and undeniable characters that capture your heart and mind. What I love about her books is how entwined they all are. Each character never really stops having their story, you will have a chapter in the Chaos series, when a character from the rock chick series pops up and you sigh thinking yeah somewhere they are still living out their lives maybe on a word document or maybe in the authors mind. So what is so bloody good about Ride Steady well let me tell you!
Ride Steady is the third novel in the Chaos series, its the story of Joker and Clarissa, Joker being the once quite bad boy in high school who left town to shred himself of a bad childhood and finally become a man that he can be proud of. He comes back to join Chaos, the motorcycle club that has morals, their own brand of family and on hell of an attitude. But when Clarissa finds herself stranded at the side of a road with her baby and and whole lot of emotional baggage, from an ex who is set out on destroying her Joker pulls up to help. What Clarissa doesn't know is that this bad boy biker, isn't no stranger she knew him along time ago, in another life, in a time she thought she could do anything.
Life took a lot from Clarissa, life took a lot from Joker but sometimes when you have people at your back even the biggest battles can be won by the underdog.
Ride Steady is full, rammed and saturated with emotion, satisfactory characters that will leave your heart full and one hell of a romance that breaks down barriers and heals!
Perfect for KA fans, perfect for anyone!
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I'm a bookwhore, yes I said it, I have no shame, I will wander off with any old book I'm not even a little bit ashamed. Twenty Seven, Mum, SEND Teaching Assistant, general beauty hoarder and lover of the Irish.