This may very well be my favorite Kristen Ashley book to date. I absolutely love, L-O-V-E, love this book! I am completely, 100%, in love with Parker “Shy” Cage. I also have to say that Tabby is one of the very few Kristen Ashley Heroine’s that I find myself loving—actually finding a real connection with—which makes the chemistry between her and Shy even better. Own the Wind has definitely made me an even bigger fan of Kristen Ashley, if that’s actually possible.
Own The Wind (Chaos #1)
By Kristen Ashley
Tabitha Allen has a not-so-secret crush on Parker “Shy” Cage. Shy thinks he knows the path Tabby’s on and it isn’t a good one. So he decides to teach her a lesson to lead her to the right path.
Unfortunately, he was wrong and his actions wound Tabby, breaking her heart. It’s Tabby who then teaches Shy a lesson about casting judgment and Shy Cage learns what it feels like to be invisible. But when tragedy strikes and Tabby’s heart is broken again, Shy does what he can in the background to help. Trying to forget her heartbreak, Tabby finds herself in danger. To keep it secret from her biker family, the Chaos Motorcycle Club, she calls Shy to rescue her. But when she lets him back in, she gets much more than she bargained for.
This story is so many things that we have grown accustomed to when we read a Kristen Ashley book. Obviously we have the strong Alpha male who has the ability to make you swoon. The quirky, sassy and beautiful female that you wished was part of your posse. The romance, the sexy and scorching sex and that ever present drama that all of her characters must overcome. Sometimes that drama is over the top, sometimes it’s funny and ever once in a while it is absolutely heartbreaking of course no matter how you would classify it Kristen Ashley has a way of capturing your attention.
For me at least, with Shy I finally felt as if Ms. Ashley had developed a character I could actually see myself truly falling for in real life. Now that is not to say I don’t love most of the men in her books, they are all hot and swoon worthy in their own way, however Shy had a “sweetness” a “sincerity” to him that I think surpassed almost all of her other men and seeing as he is in a Motorcycle Club that just sealed the deal right there.
“I’m with him because when I’m with him, I’m free to be me. I’m with him because he’s hot. I’m with him because he lets me blather, since I’m prone to blathering, and he lets me rant when I have a bad day. I’m with him because when I rant, he makes me feel better and he does this effortlessly. I’m with him because I live for the times when I’m on the back of his bike and we’re riding together, not even talking, just being free.” -Tabby
As for Tabby, she was strong, independent, funny and had the ability to stand up to Shy when needed and prove she could make a life for herself. I loved this about her. I loved that she had backbone yet she wasn’t hard even after growing up in the lifestyle they lived.
“I had you up against the headboard, baby, but that was not fucking and it came natural. It’s what we have. I didn’t know that’s what I’d get but I’m pleased as fuck you gave it to me. That alone answers your why when it comes to the us part. As for why it’s you, I don’t know, I don’t care. It just is. It could be ’cause you’re gorgeous. It could be ’cause you’re funny. It could be ’cause I like the way you handled Pete when he lost his daughter. It could be ’cause you and me got Chaos in common, it’s us, it’s in our blood and this was meant to be. It could be ’cause I like the way you are with your family. It could be ’cause you get off on bein’ on the back of my bike almost as much as I get off straddling it. I figure it’s all that and more. I am not gonna analyze it. I’m gonna feel it ’cause I like it and that’s all there is to it.” – Shy
Together Tabby and Shy are a great couple that I can’t wait to see more of.
“May feel like you’re fallin’, Tabby, but remember, I’m at the bottom ready to catch you.”-Shy