Own the Wind (Chaos, #1) by Kristen Ashley
Series: Chaos #1
Publication Date: June 25th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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...
I didn’t want to be dragged onto the Kristen Ashley glom team but that didn’t stop Holly from making me read this book and now? I’m not even mad. I adored this book and I’m looking forward to reading all the other books by Kristen Ashley. I enjoyed this book so much that I haven’t been able to get into anything new since I finished this book. All I want to do is re-read this book over and over again. I liked Shy that much. And I think I liked Shy so much because he reminded me of Jax from Sons of Anarchy and well, I love me some Jax.
So this book features Parker “Shy” Cage and Tabitha “Tabby” Allen in their quest to that happily ever after. Shy is a few years older than Tabby and he’s also one of Tabby’s brothers from the motorcycle club that Tack’s the President of. So you know all the drama that can come from a brother banging the President’s daughter. It’s a no-no but you couldn’t help but cheer Shy and Tabby on, especially since Shy has had feelings for Tabby since she was 19. The story covers years and years in the rocky relationship between Shy and Tabby. Tabby used to be a wildcat and Shy has gotten Tabby out of a few scrapes but after one night, Shy’s had enough with her bratty attitude and behavior. She wants to party with the wrong crowd and be a wild child then he was going to make sure she remembered just what she was going to turn into if she continued on the way that she was. That lesson he taught her that, forever changed their relationship and it scared Tabby in a way that she wasn’t prepared for.
After finishing this book, I can now understand why so many people are obsessed with her books. I can certainly see why Ames and Holly can’t get enough of them. Ashley’s writing is captivating at the same time that it’s frustrating. But the frustration isn’t surprising when you’ve got a cast of head strong characters who are strong individuals that really do what they want, when they want. Tabby was a strong heroine, who knew what she wanted and went after whatever it was that she wanted. She’s the Princess of the Motorcycle Club so she was pretty spoiled and she knew it but that didn’t stop her from working her tail off to be a nurse. Tabby worked hard and she loved hard too. She’s put through the wringer in this story and the way that she handled everything life threw at her was admirable. I really enjoyed getting to know Tabby.
Then there was Shy. Shy was everything that I love in a man. He was a man’s man that didn’t take shit from anyone, whether you were the President of his motorcycle club or a freaking General in the Army. You had to earn his respect but once you did, the respect was always there. He wasn’t a pushover and when he loved, he loved fiercely. He stayed away from Tabby when she pulled away from him and the club out of respect for her but seeing his growing feelings for Tabby over the course of this book, gutted me. It got to me. My heart went out to him because he gave her the space she wanted to grow into the woman that she became…and he longed for her from afar. Oh man, I loved it. When he finally confronts Tabby about everything and tries to squash everything, my heart rejoiced like it was me. I’m sighing all over the place right now, as I’m typing this review out. I adored Shy. I adored the man that he grew up to be, the brother he was to his own brother along with the brothers he made in the motorcycle club and I adored the way he loved Tabby. Full and unconditionally. His love for her drove him to do things to protect, not just her, but the people that she loved and goodness, I loved it all.
If you haven’t read a Kristen Ashley book yet, you should fix that. You should read this book because it has everything a romance reader could want. A hot hero, a strong heroine and a romance that will steam up your glasses. You won’t be disappointed with this book.
Grade: 4.75 out of 5