Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
(Chaos)

86%

19 Critic Reviews

A strong, slightly overbearing hero, a heroine whose internal monologue is funny and sweet and a romance that keeps the focus squarely on the couple. Ride Steady gets a B+ from me and a strong recommendation for fans of relationship focused romances.
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Synopsis

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 Kristen Ashley

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Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake.Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.You can learn more at:KristenAshley.netTwitter @KristenAshley68Facebook.com/kristenashleybooks
 
Published June 30, 2015 by Forever. 628 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Erotica, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Ride Steady
All: 19 | Positive: 19 | Negative: 0

Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 15 2015

Ashley’s skillfully drawn characters jump off the page and the suspenseful plot will keep readers engaged to the very end. This is a worthy addition to the Chaos series.

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Dear Author

Good
Reviewed by Kati on Jul 03 2015

A strong, slightly overbearing hero, a heroine whose internal monologue is funny and sweet and a romance that keeps the focus squarely on the couple. Ride Steady gets a B+ from me and a strong recommendation for fans of relationship focused romances.

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RT Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Jul 13 2015

Ashley’s ability to hook readers emotionally and make them instantly invested in her characters’ lives is truly astonishing.

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BookPage

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Reviewed by Amanda Diehl on Jun 30 2015

Ride Steady is truly a modern-day Cinderella story for not only the heroine, but the hero, as well. Sometimes, the knight in shining armor rides a Harley, not a horse.

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Fiction Vixen

Good
Reviewed by Angela on Jul 01 2015

This book hit all my buttons. I loved getting back to the old school Ashley and couldn’t have been more happy with the romance. I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series which is High’s story.

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Fresh Fiction

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Reviewed by Annie Tegelan on Jun 16 2015

To say that I enjoyed RIDE STEADY is a massive understatement. I laughed, I teared up, I swooned and I definitely didn't want the book to end. I feel like this book should come with a warning: Reader, beware! Once you pick up RIDE STEADY, you won't be able to put it down.

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Smexy Books

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Reviewed by Tori on Jun 25 2015

Joker is the quintessential Ashley hero. Alpha to the core, this strong, gruff, silent, and very sexy man lives his life thinking he doesn’t need to settle down but when the right woman comes along, he falls hard.

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The Bookpushers

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Reviewed by MinnChica on Jun 29 2015

All in all, I really loved this book, I think it’s Ashley’s best MC book to date, maybe even in my top 5 of all her books!

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Reviewed by Carrie on Jun 29 2015

Of course, as with any Ashley book, there’s drama galore that kept the story chugging along. KA fans will be delighted to see a TON of former characters from a bunch of her different series. Ride Steady is a treat of a read for KA fans and newcomers alike.

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Reviewed by Valerie on Sep 08 2015

I love all the details Ashley includes in her books that make for both a longer read and an immersive read. Of course, the author left us with a little teaser for the next book in the series and all I can say is I can’t wait to read it.

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Badass Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Angie on Sep 10 2015

There are things you have to reconcile with yourself before you dive into a Kristen Ashley book – the heroes won’t always speak in complete sentences and her books are super long. But man, she really knows how to bring it, and Ride Steady is proof of that.

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Reviewed by Scandal on Jul 28 2015

RIDE STEADY is an excellent addition to the Chaos family, this is a must read for all Kristen Ashley fans – beautifully written, a sucker punch to the feels and smoking hot sex that will leave you wanting a patched in brother just like Joker.

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Reviewed by Felicia S on Jul 15 2015

After my crack reading (all in 2 months) of Rock Chicks, Mystery Men, and Chaos –I can hands down say Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley was the most emotionally gut wrenching, heart swelling, couple enduring book of the bunch!

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Reviewed by Sophia Rose on Jul 16 2015

All in all, this was a bit of everything good. I love the series and can’t wait to see what comes next or, should I say, who comes next. If you’re looking for biker romance with a story full of raw action, passionate romance and characters who are strong and just a little wild, give these a try.

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TotallyBookedBlog

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte on Jun 28 2015

Despite finding ourselves skimming a few times with the over descriptiveness of clothing, furnishings etc and scratching our heads in confusion over Carissa’s memory recall, we really did love this book. With all those boxes ticked, how could we not?

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Bookish Temptations

Excellent
Reviewed by Tamie on Jun 29 2015

The journey that these two take is unforgettable. Joker and Carissa…who he calls Butterfly…are two characters who will steal your heart…deservedly so. I absolutely give Ride Steady my highest recommendation and book crush status.

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The Brunette Librarian

Good
Reviewed by The Brunette Librarian on Jun 10 2015

Another winner, Kristen Ashley took these two seemingly opposite characters and have given them the perfect love story. Things are not always as they seem, as Joker and Carissa show. Each thinks the other has something, but indeed, they fulfill that need in one another.

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Romancing Rakes

Good
Reviewed by Jamie on Aug 03 2015

Ride Steady has definitely jumped to the top of my best list for 2015 and at the top of my favorite Kristen Ashley books. It was fast paced and emotional. There was conflict but it didn't come in typical KA style with kidnapping and bloodshed, which was a nice break.

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Tea And Book

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Reviewed by Pat F on Jun 15 2015

This novel was impossible to put down. Despite his flaws, I immediately fell in love with Joker. The love story between he and Carrie ( Carissa) pulled at my heart. Their honesty with each other was so refreshing.

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