Saturday, February 1, 2014

Review: Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley

Motorcycle Man (Dream Man #4)
by Kristen Ashley
  • Series: Dream Man
  • Mass Market Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (January 28, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1455599247
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455599240
Source:  NetGalley/Publisher

Stuck in a colorless world, Tyra Masters decides to chuck her old life and starts searching for something. She doesn’t know what it is until she meets her dream man. The goateed, tattooed, muscled, gravelly voiced motorcycle man who plies her with tequila and gives her the best sex of her life. But she knows it isn’t the tequila and sex talking. He’s it. He’s who she’s been daydreaming about since she could remember.

Until he makes it clear she isn’t who he’s looking for.

Tyra slinks away from his bed, humiliated. The problem is, he’s her new boss. She just may or may not have forgotten to tell him that part.

Kane “Tack” Allen has a rule. He doesn’t employ someone he’s slept with. And he lets Tyra know that in his motorcycle man way. Tyra fights for her job and wins it using sass and a technicality. Tack challenges her that if she hits his bed one more time, she loses her job.

Tyra is determined to keep her job and keep away from Tack. But she makes a big mistake. During their head-to-heads, she lets it all hang out and shows Tack she is who he’s looking for. And Tack has had a good woman slip through his fingers, he’s not about to let that happen again.

Although Tack colors Tyra’s world with a vibrancy that’s blinding, being with him means she has to live in his Motorcycle Club world. Full on, no holds barred. And since Tack’s world, not to mention Tack, is a little scary, Tyra isn’t so sure.

It's Tack's job to convince her.

**This is an Adult book**

My Thoughts:  I am now officially a total Kristen Ashely fan-girl.  This is the first full-length novel I have read by her, though I have heard nothing but good things about her work.  I can say from experience now that Kristen Ashley totally rocks.  

Motorcycle Man is hot and hard - hard men, hard language, hard sex, all wrapped up in a kick-ass story that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ready for more.  After a night of partying at the Chaos Motor Club Tyra Masters finds herself in the bed of Tack Allen, who takes her to heaven and then drops her on her butt.  On top of that, when she reports for her job the next day, she finds that not only does she see Tack Allen again, but he is also her boss.  Suddenly, she finds her carefully planned out life completely out of control and boy is she in for a helluva ride.

“Life's a roller coaster. Best damn ride in the park. You don't close your eyes, hold on and wait for it to be over, babe. You keep your eyes open, lift your hands straight up in the air and enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts.” 

I love bad boys and Tack Allen is probably one of the baddest of bad boys.  In fact, I would probably be scared to death of him and would just have to drool from a distance.  He seems to have met his match, or as close as one can be in Tyra Masters, because she dishes out as much as she takes, and though they are from different worlds, Tack and Tyra have one of those connections that come along once in a lifetime.  They come from two totally different worlds and both adapt and go through a lot as they acclimate to one another and everything that Tack's world entails, and his world entails a lot.  The biker breed is kind of like a whole different species with their own rules and their own code that they live by and that they die by.  Despite his hard and scary persona, Tack is a good guy at heart, something that Tyra finds worth it all.  One of my favorite things she talked about was how Tack caused her to realize that she had been living her life in black and white and she didn't even know it, and since she met him, she now lived her life in color.  Tack and Tyra's conversations with each other, and Tyra's conversations with herself in her head made me smile, swoon, want to cry, sometimes all at once.

I loved the secondary characters as well, all of them, well except for Naomi of course.  They all have unique personalities and add so much to the story.  I'm looking forward to catching up on this series, and also the Chaos series, which is a spin-off from this.

Overall, I loved Motorcycle Man and I couldn't put it down - drama, suspense, romance, action, and all kinds of biker dude can't go wrong with this story.
Quotes I loved:
“We've hit the hot guy motherlode.” 

“Truth, honesty, perseverance, strength, love of all kinds and forgiveness are all beautiful, Tack. The most beautiful stories ever told are the most difficult to take.”

“Tack grinned.
"You know," I started, "it's annoying when you grin all know-it-all."
"This isn't my know-it-all grin, Red. This is my I'm gonna get me some later grin."
I felt a couple of quivers that were on the high end of pleasant scale.
Still, I shared. "That's even more annoying."
"Don't know why since me gettin' some means you're gonna get some.” 

“The perfect I was looking for wasn’t perfection. The perfect I was looking for was the one. And he was you.”

“Bottom line, no one fucks with my woman.” 

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Bio:  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.

Find Kristen Ashley on Facebook.


  1. I haven't heard of this before so thanks for putting it on my radar!

  2. I'm so happy you loved this, Ellen! If you love this, you'll surely love Own the Wind and Fire Inside. Great review!

  3. I have all of these books on my NOOk, so definitely read them this year! Great review Ellen :)

  4. It's great when the secondary characters stand out as well. This sounds good!

  5. I've only read Law Man, and I wasn't too impressed. I still want to try out Motorcycle Man, just because it get a lot of hype.


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