Books from the Backlog #205

Posted March 17, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 18 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #205Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
Series: Chaos #3
Published by Forever on June 30, 2015
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Pages: 640
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Meet the intense and sexy bad boy bikers of the Chaos Motorcycle Club in Carissa and Joker's story from Kristen Ashley's New York Times bestselling series.

The ride of her life . . .
Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy---until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa's pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.

Climb on and hold tight . . .
In high school, Carson Steele was a bad boy loner who put Carissa on a pedestal where she stayed far beyond his reach. Today, he's the hard-bodied biker known only as Joker, and from the way Carissa's acting, it's clear she's falling fast. While catching her is irresistible, knowing what to do with her is a different story. A good girl like Carissa is the least likely fit with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Too bad holding back is so damned hard. Now, as Joker's secrets are revealed and an outside threat endangers the club, Joker must decide whether to ride steady with Carissa---or ride away forever . . .

Why did I add Ride Steady to my bookshelf?

It should come as no surprise to everyone that this book has been on my NetGalley since I downloaded it in June 2015. This is the third book in the Chaos series and I haven’t read any of the other books in the series. I was actually hoping to find out from anyone who has read the series if this could be read as a stand-alone. It looked on Goodreads and some reviewers say you can while others say that you should read the series in order. These books are long. Why are they so long?! I actually have books 3 and 4 of the series and would like to get through them soon if possible so jumping right into this one is sounding like a good plan right now.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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18 responses to “Books from the Backlog #205

  1. I can’t recommend this book enough, you know I am such a die hard KA fan though so I may be biased, but I adored this book so much! Its my favorite of the series. I think you will really enjoy it.

  2. It’s been a while since I read this one, but I think you could get away with reading it out of order if you don’t mind occasional references to earlier couples. The story in this one was pretty much standalone, I believe. And, yes, her books are always doorstoppers it seems. I have a handful on my Kindle that I need to get to eventually.

  3. I have read this but it’s been a while. I loved it and the other books in the series. I think you can read it as a standalone because each book is focused on a separate couple. It is a long book but pretty easy to breeze through the pages. Hope you love it, Carole!

    • Sophia Rose also said that it would work as a stand alone so I think that I am just going to go for it. Thanks, Rachel!

  4. I actually have some of these unread on my tbr also. They appeal to my Harley side. I have read the whole Dream Man series and the Motorcycle Man which I think this derives from it. It wasn’t my favorite. But maybe I’ll get to them sometime.

    • I think that I actually have a bunch of her books that I have picked up over the years on sale. I am eager to get these off of my NetGalley shelf so I am going to try to read them soon.

    • I haven’t read her either so I have no idea why I decided to download two of her books on NetGalley. In the middle of a series at that!

  5. Hopefully you can read this as a standalone! I have a few mid-series books on my NetGalley shelf that I’m kicking myself for requesting when I hadn’t read the earlier books!