Monday, August 19, 2013

[Review] Motorcycle Man - Kristen Ashley

Released: July 9th, 2013

Stuck in a colorless world, Tyra Masters decides to chuck her old life and start searching for something. She doesn't know what it is until she meets her dream man. The goateed, tattooed, muscled, gravelly voiced motorcycle man who plies her with tequila and gives her the best sex of her life. But she knows it isn't the tequila and sex talking. He's it. He's who she's been daydreaming about since she could remember.

Until he makes it clear she isn't who he's looking for.

Tyra slinks away from his bed, humiliated. The problem is, he's her new boss. She may or may not have forgotten to tell him that part.

Kane "Tack" Allen has a rule. He doesn't employ someone he's slept with. And he lets Tyra know that in his motorcycle man way. Tyra fights for her job and wins it using sass and a technicality. Tack challenges her that if she hits his bed one more time, she loses her job.

Tyra is determined to keep her job and keep away from tack. But she makes a big mistake. During their head-to-heads, she lets it all hang out and shows Tack she is who he's looking for. And Tack has had a good woman slip through his fingers, he's not about to let that happen again.

Although Tack colors Tyra's world with a vibrancy that's blinding, being with him means she has to live in his Motorcycle Club world. Full on, no holds barred. And since Tack's world, not to mention Tack, is a little scary, Tyra isn't so sure.

It's Tack's job to convince her.
"Life's a roller coaster. Best damn ride in the park. You don't close your eyes, hold on and wait for it to be over, babe. You keep your eyes open, lift your hands straight up in the air and enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts."
I really didn't think that this book would be THAT good. But Kristen Ashley had proven me wrong with her excellent writing style, fantabulous characters and intense, exciting, suspenseful storyline (not to mention the amazingly hot sex!).

The book was honestly so freaking hilarious. Their romance was extreme, since, for Tyra, it was practically a love at first sight kind of thing. Tyra when she first got up in the morning:
"I had done it. I finally had done it. I found him. […] He was the one. This motorcycle man in bed with me was the man of my dreams."
And then he goes and ruins her dreams:
Tack: "Time to get to your own bed, darlin'. […] Leave your number and close the door on your way out, would you, Red?"

And to find out that he's her new boss the next day? Yikes, not a good sign. But their story is so adorable, complex and fucking hilarious at the same time. Their relationship goes pretty well since Tack is well sharp as a tack (which was how he got the nickname, I don't think this counts as a spoiler). He's so damn perceptive that whenever Tyra's upset or angry, he'd know straightaway and would force her to talk it out. He definitely makes it to my top list of book boyfriends.

And then Tyra. God, I loved her character so much. It's like she's falling in love for the first time ever.
Tyra: "My shampoo bottle is bright orange."
Tack: "Right. And you're tellin' me this because…?" 
Tyra: "Because I've been using this brand of shampoo for years and I never really noticed what color the bottle was. Not once. Until you."
Tyra is terrified of change. She likes things where they are, arranged in organized boxes. So when Tack comes along unexpectedly, she's thrown out of her safe zone. Tack forces her to try risks and different things.

Tack can be a bit of an asshole at times since he just doesn't know how to treat a lady. But then he has his moments where he says these sweet things, in his own way of course.
"I did that but that didn't erase what we did. You are my absolution." - Tack
Their relationship is hilarious because they're not only dating, but they're each other's best friends. Each other's safe haven.
Tack: "Babe, you're still bein' cute."
Tyra: "Oh. Right. I'll stop doing that right away."
Tack: "Christ, still fuckin' cute."

And then there are times when Tack is being a typical man
Tack: "This is me seein' to that soft spot when I say quiet-like that I… will… be… there… in ten. And what i mean is, when I get there in ten, your ass better be there."
Tyra: "I'm in a tight, short, little aquamarine dress with high heels. I can't get on a bike."
Tack: "You're in a tight, short dress and high heels?"
Tyra: "Yes."
Tack: "I'll be there in five."
Even though their relationship is just like one giant clusterfuck, they somehow always make it through. Tack with his sharp eye makes sure that whenever they had problems, they'd talk them out and solve them together. I'm so damn envious of their relationship because, despite all their differences and all the drama that was bound to happen (THE LAST PARTS WERE INTENSE BTW), they finally got their happily ever after.

Minor Faults:
  • Tack was too overbearing most of the time so I hated how he treated Tyra at times



About The Author:

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

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