“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 finally read my first Kristen Ashley novel! Hurray! I have heard so much about this author from countless book bloggers and have had her novels on my TBR for ages but never got around to reading one. I finally picked up a copy of Own the Wind – with a picture of a motorcycle on the cover it sounded right up my alley.
I loved this book and will definitely be reading more of Kristen Ashley in the future. Aside from all of my typical “likes” in a novel (great characters, sexual tension, drama, attitude) this book had something special for me that really stood out: Dialogue.
Now, I don’t always like when an author uses special dialect to get into character, but Kristen made it work. Shy is a sexy, badass who is a member of the Chaos brotherhood. He rides motorcycles, wears a leather jacket and exudes cool, tough guy. Kristen gave Shy a great voice with appropriate cursing, a curt way of speaking, and badass biker slang. I have never met a real life biker so I could be way off base, but the way Shy spoke felt very believable and really added to the story. In fact, I really liked all of the interactions between the Chaos members as well as those interactions with the “old ladies” and family members. It reminded me of the show Sons of Anarchy which I have not watched a ton of but enjoy.
In addition to the great dialogue, the relationship progression felt natural and the drama points all had their place. Tabby was an equally enjoyable character. She had internal struggles which she was strong enough to overcome and some fun fire that allowed for interesting sparks to fly. I loved the glimpses we got to see of the secondary characters and I look forward to reading more about the Chaos brotherhood