Ride Steady by Kirsten Ashley

Judith Mcnaught really brought me into the world of romance. Her storylines and writing style was something that sucked me into that hole and I’ve been drowning in it since. Not that I’m complaining. After collecting and completing her books, a friend of mine introduced me to Lisa Kleypas. Gosh, I love her books too. Especially Dreaming of You. I do not even know how many times I’ve read that particular book. I had been eagerly waiting for her latest release Devil’s Daughter, when I stumbled into the first book I read by Kirsten Ashley. That book was Mystery Man. After reading the Dream man series, naturally I moved onto the Chaos Series (The last book of the Dream Man Series leads into The Chaos Series). I completed that entire series too. I can say that this book Ride Steady stood out for me (Fire Inside and Wild like the Wind are close second and third.

So for the non spoiler part of the review. This book is really something. Carson Steele (aka Joker) had nothing going for him growing up until he found Chaos MC where he found his place. But the missing piece of his life was the girl of his dreams Carissa Teodoro, his high school love. Carissa Teodoro was the girl sweet girl in school, cheerleader and homecoming queen, dating the quarterback of the football team. Her life is shattered when her husband divorces her when she is pregnant, leaving her with virtually nothing. A chance encounter between the two seems like fate (or in this case, the author) has these two destined to be together. The book shows how truly supportive a partner can be and the depth of love that the two lead characters have for each other. Really, this book reminds me so much of Paradise by Judith Mcnaught. If nothing else, give this book a read, it will not let you down.

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Book Review: Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

I cannot put into words how excited I was about this book when Devil in Spring was released in February of last year. I mean this is Sebastian and Evie’s first born child and add that to the character of West Ravenel, who has the sense of humor that any girl would fall for. I pre-ordered the book and right on cue it landed in my Kindle on the release date. I stayed awake most of the night to finish it. My itch is that once I start a book, I cannot stop until I finish it or the series. I’ve been on a new binge with an another author (the reason why I have not posted in forever, but that is for later)

So coming to the non spoiler part of the book review, it was a bit of a let down for me. It did not have any of the normal angst and sweetness that I’ve come to expect with a Lisa Kleypas novel. Do not get me wrong, the book is good for a love story. Great story, amazing lead characters and even better supporting characters. But this book was not even nearly as good as Devil in Spring. Some sections are stretched way too long, perhaps to show the building of the chemistry. But others were way too rushed such as the ending. Honestly, I was more excited about the scenes of Sebastian the Duke of Kingston. I would tell you to skip this book in her series and read Devil in Spring, Marrying Winterborne or even Cold Hearted Rake.

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