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“Own the Wind takes place over a few years. During this time, we watch Tabitha Allen through nursing school and starting her career. During an college party, Shy is called in to drag Tabby out. Deciding that she needs a wake up call, Shy’s drastic measures creates a wedge between...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Tabitha “Tabby” Allen is the daughter of Tack. Tack is the leader of the Chaos, a motorcycle gang. Everyone knew to not mess with Tack’s daughter. Shy is a member of the Chaos. It was his turn to go rescue Tabby from her rebellious teenage ways before her father found out. Shy was just trying to...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Tabitha “Tabby” Allen is the daughter of Tack. Tack is the leader of the Chaos, a motorcycle gang. Everyone knew to not mess with Tack’s daughter. Shy is a member of the Chaos. It was his turn to go rescue Tabby from her rebellious teenage ways before her father found out. Shy was just trying to teach Tabby a lesson.
That was a long time ago. Now Tabby is all grown up and engaged. Life has a funny way of laughing at us. Tabby’s fiancé is killed in a car accident. Tabby returns home and it is not long before Tabby and Shy are together.
I had really high hopes for this book. The cover was good and I was looking forward to some really yummy guy candy. Well sadly this book missed the mark for me. I got about half way and gave up. I tried to jump back into the book after walking away from it for a while but I just could not get back on the bike for another long ride.
I was over Shy and Tabby after the long Prologue. However I stuck with them hoping that things would pick up but they never really did for me. I found Shy first to be mean when he was teaching Tabby a hard lesson and then kind of annoying and full of himself that he knew that he could get Tabby again after the death of her fiancé. I admit that Tabby probably would have either called off the wedding or been unhappy if her fiancé had lived, however I did not care for the way that Shy came off during it all.
Also, I was rooting for Tabby. I thought she was going to be this kick-ass chick as her father is the leader of a tough motorcycle gang. Tabby is as tough as her name.
“Kristen Ashley (KA), you’ve done it again.
I mean, KA’s books are almost always amazing, but holy crap. This book is in my top five. No doubt. The prologue… it was intense. It was, by far, the strongest and most potent of all prologues I’ve ever read. Shy and Tabby’s story is one of those you’re rooting for from the beginning; one of those that you are always sure, down to your very being, that they’re meant to be.
It may seem like I’m overreacting, but I’m really not. Just read it for yourself—you’ll see.
I loved Tabby. She is strong, stubborn (but not to a fault—she knows when it is important to cede), and she loves wholly and deeply.
Shy is a badass, hot biker dude. He made some mistakes (boy, did he) but he definitely knew how to rectify them.
The plot was awesome. I loved the direction KA took this book in, I loved everything. I really, truly did. There were twists and turns, and—something that I love about all KA books—there were no loose ends. I love how even the smallest detail will come back and be resolved. Now, I’m referring to Tabby and Shy’s story, not to the complete plotline. KA planted foreboding parts that scream “THIS ISN’T OVER.”
Though KA’s books are normally read as a stand-alone, this one’s got more teasers for what’s going to happen next. Don’t get me wrong, Tabby and Shy’s story is done. It’s complete. But there’s an overarching plot that will keep going into the next series, and it’s what’s making me so impatient for the next book. I can’t wait.”
“One of my favourite Kristen Ashley's books. Love Tabby and Shy and how you can see them building their relationship.
This is how I pictured them (more or less): http://pinterest.com/pin/378795018628638479/”
“Shy oh my Shy! After the end of Motorcycle Man I could think of nothing else, but getting my hands on this book. The idea of a story with Shy and Tabby was almost too much to bare. Even worse the story begins, and it is not relentless love conquers all. The heart break that surrounds the two of them for years was terrible. Misunderstanding, tragedy, and anger kept them apart for so long, but when they finally come together it makes it all worth it. This was not the typically Ashley story that I have come to expect. The biggest difference was the level of action intensity in this book. While it was action filled it was not your usual tragedy that results in a desperate action from main characters. The action of this novel filled more detail to the characters rather than a defining moment for the couple. Shy is a bad ass biker with a dark past, and when we reach the bulk of this story this concept really becomes a reality. Through it all I can't help, but love his character regardless of his nature. Tabby is a little backward, and and she knows this. So it is interesting to see her sort through her emotions, and her analyzing of every detail really allowed readers to step into her shoes throughout. Own the Wind built and built, but just when we hit the crest it STOPS! I know there is more to come, and even though the next novel will spotlight Hop and Lanie, there will still be more to learn about Shy and Tab. It is just the abrupt ending without the fee fall of suspense was missing from this story. Please don't underestimate the power of this author; it was still a truly exceptional book with the change. Kirsten Ashley is known by many as an incredible author, and every time I read one of her stories I remember just exactly why. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer JO~”Book Whisperer wrote this review Thursday, April 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Man, Kristen Ashley knows how to write a book. I've been waiting to read this since I read Motorcycle Man and was beyond thrilled to get an ARC. Shy is Tack 2.0 in that he acts just like him, which means he's a total badass and he's just smokin hot. And Tabby....where to begin? When I first meet her (in MM) I didn't really like her because she just acted like a brat, but the more I read about her the more I started to see that that was mainly her mother's influence and her immaturity. So, having her grow up and actually reading about it I began to really like her. That poor girl goes through some terrible stuff and thankfully Shy was there to help her pull through it all to become a stronger person. Of course it wasn't an easy road, but Shy was man enough to get her to the other side of it all. That being said, this book had me laughing, smiling, getting mad and even brought a few tears for both Tabby's loss and Shy's grief. This book was just a kick-ass start to a series that is definitely going to be a favorite for me. And it's always cool to see peeks from characters from Ms. Ashley's Rock Chick and Dream Man series, both of which are in my top 10 favorite series. I tell anyone who will listen to me that they need to read this author and recommend her every chance I get. It will be a long couple months til the second book comes out, but thankfully I can always reread my other KA books. So, in short....READ THIS BOOK! ”Angie D wrote this review Thursday, April 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Tabby and Shy! Enjoyed seeing these 2 come together.”Aylah wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“LOVED THIS STORY!!! Tabby and Shy went through quite a lot over a span of threes plus to get to their HEA.”stupid shiny volvo driver wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I gotta say, I am a little disappointed in this book. I had HUGE expectations in getting this book then was let down. I kept waiting for Kristen Ashley's signature writing. Like say: HUMOR?! Detailed suspense, action and a plot that made you stand on end with anxiety to see where it was going to take you. Don't get me wrong, this book still had it's good points. There's a dominant HOT male. You have a strong female for him. A decent storyline and all, but it just seem to be missing that Umph her books normally have. Not to mention the sex scenes were repetitious. I am not a fan of extensive sex scene writing but these scenes seemed to be used as filler.
Even though this was a little bit of a disappointment it overall was a decent read. As for recommending it? I'm on the fence. I am not trying to be rude, but if you aren't looking for Kristen's signature humored reads or a nail biting plot, then you will enjoy this one. Either way, I will still continue to get and read her work. With that being said, I am still looking forward to the next installment with Hop and Lanie. ”
“Not one of her best”marla d wrote this review Saturday, April 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No