Author: Kristen Ashley
Series: Chaos, #3
Release Date: June 30, 2015
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 . . .
Kristen Ashley is always a hit or a miss with me. But I have to say I am quite surprised that I freaking devoured this book. I'm not a huge fan of biker books. I have read a few and hated them, but there has been a few I have liked. And I didn't really like the first two books in this Chaos Series all that much. But, oh.my.freaking.god. This one was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
RIDE STEADY was so much more than a biker book. It was a story about two people with tortured pasts who have been in love with each other since High School and now it's there chance to finally be happy with each other. Carson Steele aka "Joker" had a abused childhood. Mother left early on and father beat him, abused him physically and mentally. His plan was to get out as soon as he could and he did and became part of Chaos.
Carissa Teodoro married the High School Jackass, I mean jock, had a baby boy with him and now she's divorced. He won't her at all and is fighting for custody, He's basically abusing his power his family has as a great lawyers. he cheated on her many times and left her for a model and now that she's with Carson he's trying to win her back just to win and prove to Carson that he can. Again I say, JACKASS!
It was lovely reading Carson and Carissa come together. It took a while. Carissa was the last person Carson saw before he left town all those years ago and upon meeting again she doesn't remember him. So he plans dumb, goes by the name Joker now and is very distant towards her even though she obviously wants to be with Joker. And even when they get together he still doesn't tell her that he is Carson. That was annoying. I thought he should've told her from the start. And he is so sweet too wanting to wait to have sex with her. Every time it's like she's the horny one wanting sex so bad. It was funny.
Anyway, RIDE STEADY was a very heartwarming story. It has your typical Kristen Ashley formula. Beautiful Heroine, Bad ass Alpha Hero, Funny as Hell & Nosy Family and Friends, and a Jackass Ex trying to screw up shit for the heroine. Books that end up loving by Kristen Ashley makes me so happy that she publishes more than 2-3 books a year. Thank god for that!