Motorcycle Man (Dream Man)
She nailed it guys. NAILED IT!! While Tack (from this book) doesn’t beat my love for Hawk…
Tarah: Hawk is my fave!!! Tack may trump him though
Maryse’s Book Blog: Nobody trumps Hawk. Maybe not even Tate.
I mean come on. Hawk has those dimples (hehe). But back to Tack… his book (this book) sure as heck is now one of my all times favorites from this author. This was old school Kristen at her best. From page one, I had that “feeling” back. That starry eyed look of love, that exciting anticipation. Those flutters in my belly just knowing that how I was feeling as the “heroine” … might just end up slapping me in the face. Yep. And then it did. My starry-eyes changed to wide eyes of shock. And then I glared. Let the fuming commence.
What’s it about? A good girl with a steady (yet unfulfilling life) that throws it all away to start over. She’s looking for her dream man, and she thinks she finds it, one night, with a biker from a party. He catches her eye from the moment she walks in, and she can’t stop staring at him. IN LOVE right then and there. And he walks over to her… they spend the party together, and he takes her home.
… him making me laugh a lot, drink a lot and feel so unbelievably, fantastically alive while the party raged around us.
This man called Tack loved life and knew how to live it to it’s fullest. And I knew, as crazy as it sounded, that I was going to live my life to its fullest by his side.
Hehe. Boy was she in for a rude awakening.
… here he was. Living, breathing, gorgeous, tattooed, gravelly-voiced, great with his hands, mouth and other parts of his anatomy proof that I was absolutely right.
His hand left my skin to smack my ass lightly before he said, “Time to get to your own bed, darlin’.”
I blinked but the rest of my body froze.
OH. NO. HE. DIDN’T!!!!!!!
Tee hee!!!!! Oh how can you not wanna go on that wild ride? Read the synopsis. I already knew I HAD to read Tack’s book after experiencing his heart in book #1, but when I read that synopsis, I couldn’t start reading it fast enough.
Maryse’s Book Blog: Loving loving loving this book so far (Motorycle Man by Kristen Ashley). Soooooo real. The conversation in the dark that just took place… Lump in my throat because I felt every bit of it, and the moments leading up to it. I totally relate to Tyra in this.
Fabiana: So Maryse.. It looks like one of your GREAt ones? ‘Cause you posting Squeeheee’s already!!!…:) really, let us know for sure ok?? Bia
Maryse’s Book Blog: Yep Bia. This one is me. I feel like I first did when I found Kristen’s books… Elated.
Debra: So torn — I’m trying to read slowly to make it last, but I just can’t seem to put the Kindle down!
Veronica: Just finished Motorcycle Man. Loved it. Almost as good as Mystery Man (but not quite).
Mariel: … I’m almost done…. Gotta love this man… And its been a while since hawk and he’s one of my favs too do when he came into the picture I was squealing!
Lori: I loved Tack’s book!!!!
Krystal: i freaking loved it !! finished it last night
Maryse’s Book Blog: Grrrrrrr!! 60 something percent and I’m fuming again. Oooooooooo that MAN!! Yep. Definitely mad at Tack. I just …. Grrrrrrrrrr!!!
Krystal: i knowww he drove me insane but i love him so !!! i had a harder time connecting on a deep level with Tyra.. but liked her a lot !
Cassie: Just started it! I’m only at 14%. I really liked him in Mystery Man because Hawk made me mad so many times with Gwen! In that 14%, I’ve already liked him, not liked him, liked him and now I’m back to not liking him. I agree, Grrrrrr!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Oh it’s a book full of that…
Tracy: ME TOO!!!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Kristen Ashley nailed it! Loved this book right to the very last sentence. I was furious, happy, furious, elated, furious, sad, sad, super sad, delighted, furious, thrilled and just… more of all that. And I laughed and laughed. My heart went through it all… And this one was extra witty. The perfect end to the Dream Man series. I can’t wait for her “Chaos” spinoff.
Barb: Exactly. Cannot wait for more in this spinoff series!!!!!
Tracy: Just finished MM….holy smokes…didn’t think they got an hotter than Hawk Delgado but Tack is so biker bad-ass yummy!!
Sarah: I’m not one to *squeee* too much BUT seem to be *squeeing* my way through this book!!! Am LOVING IT!!! 50% in so far… Tack!! swoon… lol
And the author doesn’t hold back. That bad boy angst was in full bloom. Tack. Was. Real. Tyra was real. I connected to her 100%. Everything. I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes… my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when her my heart (I mean… her heart) would break.
ESPECIALLY during the blow-ups. And what EPIC blowups they were. HUGE. Infuriating. Un-freakin-believable, and there were quite a few exquisitely detailed ones. I dunno guys, I’d say this is the battle book. While the loving moments, and the steamy scenes were fantastic, I have to say that the fights, the arguments, the push and pull made the rest that much better. Honest, genuine fights. Sometimes starting over stupid things but escalating into BIG. Sometimes starting over valid issues, but in the heat of the moment, everything goes totally overboard.
“Too late,” I whispered. “Too late to ask now, Tack.”
He was silent a moment then he whispered back, “Don’t do this, baby.”
“Let me go.” I was still whispering. “I need to go.”
He didn’t let me go. Not for long, breathtaking moments.
Then he did.
He let me go.
And Tyra’s thought processes throughout? Her personal reflection as Tack is spouting off? Her own reactions and retaliations… they felt like they would have been mine. I was right there with her. Ummm… hehe *blush* like a certain “back of the bike” issue that had me scowling and seeing red. Oh sure, there are many things she could have handled better. Said. Not said. Whatever. But it was the veracity of her reactions that made her human. Her mistakes. His mistakes. The overreactions. The spontaneous decisions (even though they both knew better). The astounding moments that had me shaking my head, thinking “what the….???”
Carole: Tack was ‘Kristen Ashley Alpha male’ to the extreme! He would have scared the crap out of me. lol
You are right Carole. I felt the same way a few times. I actually wondered… am I going to even like Tack after all of this? Is he going to redeem himself in my eyes? Some of the stuff he’d say… or his physical reactions were staggering.
I mean, what was I thinking? I thought he was beautiful. Perfect. My motorcycle dream man.
But boy was I wrong. Very, very wrong. He wasn’t. He was a rough and ready motorcycle man, the president of a motorcycle club and he was downright frightening.
Tack has a nasty nasty little habit when he’s mad (or worried) and it held me on the edge of my infatuation for him. It held me back. I have an actual note in the book that says… “What is with that? Okay, enough of this!!” Yet as intense as his anger could be (which would force me to hold back), his soft and gentle moments, humorous side, and especially his loving side was just as fervent. Tack has control of his business life, but when it comes to his emotions, he is wild and unrestrained. Mostly amazing. But sometimes scary. There’s an explanation for everything, though (although I still hesitate… have my reservations… with it). You’ll see. And that’s all I’m gonna hint at.
And his “biker” world. Yep. That too, is something to get used to. Tack may have a good hold on his “boss” life but there are a few situations that have Tyra wondering just how closely she wants to involve herself. A certain way of life, and he makes no apologies for it. It is this raw honesty, that the author affords us, which addicts me to her work.
So that’s it folks. Another amazing (albeit final) installment in the Dream Man series, and I absolutely cannot wait for her “Chaos” spinoff series.
Kristen Ashley just tweeted this:
“I couldn’t let go. Not of Chaos. So I decided not to. And anyway, when Shy made his appearance… well… you know!”
Chaos is Tack’s motorcycle gang, which would lead me to believe I’m headed for many more rides on the back of some hottie’s bike. Squeeeeee!! Yay me!
Oh and a hilarious (albeit quite accurate) description of the series by Tyra herself:
… seriously, they were like out of a movie about cool, badass macho men and funny, sassy women that dressed kickass who all bantered and got kidnapped frequently.
Interested in the series? YES!!! One of my favorites —> Kristen Ashley – Dream Man Series Reading Order