“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 in the air and enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts.“
A wonderful book with an amazing conclusion to a seriously badass series!
The last line of this book brought tears to my eyes. Boy does Ms. Ashley know how to write an epilogue!!
I absolutely adored how she brought ALL the characters that we have seen since the beginning of the series together. Throughout the whole series, they all help each other out here and there but in the finale of this book ALL the Alpha badasses joined forces and it was pretty freaking epic!!
“We’ve hit the hot guy motherlode.” **SHIVERS**
Kane “Tack” Allen is the badass biker in charge of Chaos – a motorcycle gang and car shop where Tyra meets him after applying and getting a job running their office.
I loved Tyra! She was smart, sassy, sweet yet vulnerable, can-do, didn’t back down, and gave as good as she got. She was a fun heroine to read and definitely was the perfect match for her big badass biker.
I’ve always liked Tack since we were first introduced to him in book 1, Mystery Man, but the thing that made me fall in love with him was seeing the way he was around his kids and his family in his home life. Just absolutely melted my heart and left me grinning from ear to ear!
“I’m noticing a theme to Life with Kane Allen,” I remarked.
“Yeah, that theme is I got your back. I take care of you. You sleep easy. You eat good. And you feel safe. You tellin’ me you got a problem with that?”
This book is also full of brilliant side characters. We see reoccurring ones like Elvira (who may be one of my fav female characters ever!) and also meet new ones like Tyra’s Aunt Bette and Uncle Marsh who were absolutely perfect, Tack’s kids Rush and Tabby whose stories I would love to read one day, Tack’s psycho ex-wife who was so crazy she actually had me laughing hysterically at times… not to mention the Russian mob and loads of badass bikers.
I have to admit I had a few issues with this book. I didn’t like the appelations the bikers use for their significant others “old man” and “old lady” just really didn’t work for me and I inwardly cringed every time I read it. Also, I felt like there were points where Tack a bit too much of a jerk and his world not respectful enough of women for my taste. But that being said, he was hawt and he grew on me a lot, especially once they had the big ‘talk’ and we got to see his side of the story and what it was that had happened in his past to shape him into the man we all know as Tack. His behavior often had me saying “oh he did NOT just do/say that?!” but in the end, I felt he both grew as a person and redeemed himself. Together, he and Tyra found a beautiful compromise of their worlds.
“I will be there in ten . And what I mean is, when I get there in ten, your ass better be there.”
“Are you coming on your bike?”
“I’m in a tight, short, little acquamarine dress with high heels. I can’t get on a bike.”
“You’re in a tight, short dress and high heels?”
“I’ll be there in five.”
And his serious protectiveness of Tyra along with his no-bullshit attitude and unwillingness to let anything come between them stole my heart.
“You belong to Chaos. No one touches what belongs to Chaos. No one . They don’t touch it. They don’t hood it. They don’t bind it. They don’t even breathe in its space unless they have Chaos permission…
“Was my dick just in you?”
I fought an annoyed growl and said, “Uh… yeah.”
“Then you’re Chaos.”
See what I mean? Crude, but protective and really kinda sweet lol.
Seriously though, at the end, seeing Cabe “Hawk” Delgado, Brock Lucas, Mitch Lawson, and Kane “Tack” Allen working together gave me mega shivers!!! Kristen Ashley knows how to write EPIC BADASS at its finest! I actually SQUEED out loud when Hawk came on the page. I adore him! He is definitely my favorite of all the men even though I love them all 🙂
“… because Hawk, Brock and Mitch stormed that house at Tack’s side. This meant, to Tack, they were different kinds of brothers. Not of blood. Not of the cut. But that bond was unshakable all the same.”
“Bottom line, no one fucks with my woman.”
As with all the previous books from this series, the writing is smooth, fast paces, doesn’t drag, and keeps you flipping the pages. I read the book almost in one sitting despite it being a decent length.
I absolutely can’t wait to read the spin-off biker series, Chaos, that will come next featuring Shy (serious swoon material!!) and Tack’s daughter Tabby.
Rating: 4.5+ stars
** Dream Man Series Reading Order **
Each book is a standalone about a different couple but
it is recommended to read the series in order.