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Own the Wind (Chaos #1)

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  39,352 Ratings  ·  2,908 Reviews
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Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos—the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more t
Kindle Edition, 433 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Grand Central Publishing (first published April 1st 2013)
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Pam According to another Goodreads member, Kristen Ashley posted on her website that Rush is getting his own story but it hasn't been developed yet.…moreAccording to another Goodreads member, Kristen Ashley posted on her website that Rush is getting his own story but it hasn't been developed yet. Apparently, Rush's story will be the last story in the Chaos MC series but there's no indication how many more books KA plans to write for this series before Rush's "finale." I'm waiting with baited breath for Rush's story, too :)(less)
Angel yes, the Dream Man series comes 1st before this series. Her father "Tack" was featured in Motorcycle Man.
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No word of a lie: I have quotes highlighted on nearly EVERY page of this book!!

Kristen Ashley is one of those incredibly talented authors who has my complete and utter trust. I don’t need to read the synopsis or blurbs for her books, I don’t need to see reviews or ratings… Quite simply, if she wrote it, I’ll read it.

And true to KA style, this book ROCKED. MY. WORLD.

First, I just want to say that although technically this book can be read as a sta
5+ OUTSTANDING stars –Kristen Ashley's best work yet!

If I could give this book more than 5 STARS I would. That is how well-crafted and written this story is. I've always loved Kristen Ashley's work and was apprehensive that a professional editor would rob the author of her unique style of storytelling. FOOLISH ME! With a gifted editor, Kristen Ashley has NOW become a ROCK STAR! Kudos to GCP for recognizing a diamond in the rough.

To sum it up, I absolutely loved the dynamics of this book. I love
Dec 07, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-reads

One night to be confused
One night to speed up truth
We had a promise made
Four hands and then away

Both under influence
We had divine scent
To know what to say
Mind is a razor blade

To call for hands of above
To lean on
Wouldn't be good enough
For me, no

One night of magic rush
The start a simple touch
One night to push and scream
And then relief

Ten days of perfect tunes
The colors red and blue
We had a promise made
We were in love

To call for hands of above
To lean on
Wouldn't be good enough
For me, no

To call for
This book…this cluster fuck of a book…

This male lead…this bastard of a male lead…

I’m so angry that I don’t even know how to review this. The male lead, Shy, is basically the biggest walking contradiction I’ve come across in a long, long time. In one scene he says this to the women in his bed, whom he just fucked:

“Both of you need to get dressed and get gone. You got fifteen minutes to get out. You’re not gone by the time I get back, I will not be happy.”

He says this because he’s leaving to get
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Wooot! Own the Wind is only .99 for Kindle today at:

Want to hear what Tack had to say about Shy and Tabby, and find out how I used chocolate cake to bribe him for a bit about Hop and Lanie's story? Then keep reading....

Full review now posted!

My keeper shelf just got bigger!!

When you've finished reading my review, be sure and keep reading to find out what tidbit Tack shared with me about Hop and Lanie's story in Fire Inside! Getting the information out of him wasn't easy, b
Mar 15, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it

Every new Kristen Ashley title is her most anticipated book yet. But somehow I think Own the Wind really is. Because in her own words Own the Wind is her "first book with a bona fide publisher."

Tabitha (Tabby) Allen, nineteen year-old daughter of Chaos Club President, Kane "Tack" Allen has been getting into trouble for three years. Deciding it's best to keep Tabby's wild life from her father, members of the club take it on themselves to keep an eye on her and bring her home when necessary. These
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I see a bunch of my Goodreads friends reading a series and I immediately want to be one of the "cool kids" and read it too.
Then I end up like this:
Palm Springs commercial photography

Tabby Allen is the daughter of the Chaos Motorcycle Club's leader. She has a troubled life as a teenager with wanting to go out and party, one of the "brothers" Shy is on rescue duty aka Tabby Callout. He goes to the party and "takes" Tabby and brings her back to the club and offers for her to join the two naked women in his bed. He is of course tryi
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
5 KA DeliciousDreams&BadassLove Stars


- Hey mommy, I dreamed a dream, last night.
-Aw, honey… Did you get scared?
-No, mom it wasn’t like that. I saw that beautiful man again.
-Pumpkin, men aren’t beautiful. They are called HANDSOME. Do you remember, how we talked about that and we said that boys are a little sensitive that way?
-Yeah, mom, but he WAS *stomp foot*!!!! And he was shiny and and hadsome and beautiful and he comed to me riding.
-It’s haNdsome, love and came, not comed. *sigh* So, ridi

5…10…15...20 Stars!! Absolute Perfection!! Shy and Tabby and Own the Wind embody everything that the Kristen Ashley name represents! She remained true to herself and her readers will NOT be disappointed. KA's brilliant story telling has been polished to a shine!! IT'S CLASSIC KA…GOLDEN!!

"I dreamed a dream"

I’m at a loss when I have to review a Kristen Ashley book. I sound like a broken record, because I say the same things over and over, but here I go again. Kristen Ashley is one of the few au
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
3.5 stars

Okay, truth time. I read this when it first came out . . . and I hated it. I thought it was bland, boring, watered-down KA. I mean, come on . . . Instead of the normal (view spoiler)

And YES, I know that's sounds like PLENTY. But if you
Jan 21, 2013 Brandi rated it really liked it

I adore KA's storytelling, and Own the Wind is another great example of her ability to create loveable characters and a story that will keep you turning the page. I enjoyed Shy and Tabby's book and look forward to continuing the series.

5 Dreamy Stars!!!

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When I started this one, I thought... no way could it be as good as Motorcycle Man and no way could I love Shy and Tabby as much as I loved Tack and Tyra... yeah- I was wrong! I absolutely loved Shy and Tabby is my new favorite KA heroine!

We meet Shy and Tabby in Motorcycle Man. Tabby is Tack’s(Chaos MC’s president’s) daughter, and Shy is a recruit in The Chaos MC. Tabby is young (16) and has a big crush on Shy. Shy is just a few years older than Tabby, but Shy has a reputat
Stacia (the 2010 club)
First off, I want to thank my friend Amanda for making it impossible for me to look at this cover title without thinking of flatulence.

2.5 stars. Remember when I said I was on a long, long break from this author? I blame friends for dragging me back in.

Others : Stacia, this one is EDITED.
Me : Nope. I'm not going there.
Others : But it's shorter. It's more polished. You know...
Me : Fine. I have at least 3 lives left. My curiosity is going to get me soon though.

I honestly think that the ship of
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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3.5 Stars

Hmmmmm. Turns out I kinda like these bad boy motorcycle a-holes . . .

Palm Springs commercial photography

Okay. So even though this is the first in the series it’s really not because the Chaos Motorcycle Club was introduced in Motorcyle Man. I now realize this whole biker scene is a vortex which is nearly impossible to pull yourself out of once you begin, but before I knew that I already had Own the Wind on hold at the liburrrrrrry (Kindle version only because
Dec 10, 2012 Sheryl rated it it was amazing
If you NEVER thought you could love Kristen and her men ANY MORE then BE PREPARED to be BLOWN THE F*CK AWAY by Own The Wind and Shy and Tabby!

For me what has ALWAYS made it or broken it when it came to Kristen's books were the women and i am more than happy to say that Tabby is one KICK-ASS chick that TOTALLY blew me away!! She was strong, she was sassy, she was gutsy and BOY DID SHE GIVE GOOD LIP!!!!

And OMG... Shy... he was just so... PHWOAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was sweet... BOY WAS HE SO SWEET *s
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Jan 17, 2013 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: I don't.
Recommended to Michelle by: ARC from author & publisher
03/28/2013 -- FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED --

Overall Rating = 2.5 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb = 2 / 2 = 2 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 2.5 Stars
Character Development = 3 Stars
Story Appreciation = 2.5 Stars
Worth the Chili = 3 Stars [Was an ARC, $3.79 on Amazon]

I think it is safe to say this isn't one of my favorite Kristen Ashley books. The concept was sound. Execution was lacking. I was excited about reading this as an ARC. I liked Motorcycle Man. But, have to say, if you've read that one, you've pretty muc
Dec 07, 2012 Mo rated it it was amazing
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high and life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted ..

“You shittin’ me, are you fuckin’ shittin me, Mo, you think this was as good as Sweet fuckin’ Dreams”….. “Well, maybe not as good as but I am on a bit of a high here at the moment after reading about Shy Cage….. I mean, I
Aly is so frigging bored
May 13, 2013 Aly is so frigging bored rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Lovers of neanderthals and Mary Sue heroines
Recommended to Aly is so frigging bored by: Group reading
To whoever added this to the group and proceeded to vote for it: I hate you and I'll send you poop for your birthday, till the end of time.

It’s not me, it’s you book, all you!

This book made me so mad that I wanted to chuck my laptop out the window. I will never pick up a book by this author[side note: the female character from another of her books should have clued me in that this wasn’t for me, but it serves to see that I am a masochist; who the hell sleeps with a dude for over 6 months without
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: I liked this one. I really appreciated getting the H's POV more than usual, as it really helped me understand him. It also helped me feel and believe in their strong connection. It's no secret that I am a Kristen Ashley fan, so I'm not all that shocked that this was a winner for me. This had a lot of the typical KA features, but it also had differences (in a good way). I really liked this couple, and if it wasn't for the ending (see pacing below) I would've rated it hig
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

Can someone tell me where I can found a man like Shy???? Please...!!!
Tabitha is the daughter of Chaos Club President and she has been getting into trouble for three years...
Shy a member of Chaos has had enough of 'Tabby Callouts' and decides to tame her wild side and teach her a lesson.Unfortunately Shy is wrong about Tabby and his lesson hurts Tabby deeply...
I love that the first 15% of this book was completely from Shy's POV.It really gives us a chance to see where he is coming from and connec
Review written May 5, 2016

3.8 Stars - Cute romantic and just the right amount of listening hours

At last the first book in this Chaos series (loved both #2 and #4). — I bought the paperback some years ago but never got to it. A new try with a 11:30 hrs audiobook narrated by Angela Starling.

This was a good enough KA. I liked but wasn't amazed.


Tabitha 'Tabby' Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club as the Chaos' leader Tack Allen's beloved daughter. Y
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**2.5 stars**

At last!! I finished!! Three days of reading this book are finally over! **Happy dance!**

Now for my review. It is safe to say that I am not a Kristen Ashley fan-girl. I have read one other book by her before this, which I enjoyed, so I was hopeful for this one. However, this book definitely falls in the "negatives outweigh the positives" category. By the end of this book I was just praying for it to be over. Let's start with some good news, shall we?

What I liked:
1) The beginning. I
Lady Heather

First read: April 2-3, 2013

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lets just start off by saying that I rated this story a 4.5 star. The reason being, I was so excited, and eagerly anticipating a HUGE dangerous & dramatic scene at the end... and I didn't get one (or the one I was expecting (sorry!).
I get what KA was doing.. any possible risk of losing Shy being the most devastating thing that Tabby would have to go through again being an enormous tragedy, but for me it just wasn't that... on the edge, chewing your nails, w
Jennifer Kyle


"I'm alive. You're alive. I gotta work to live so I do that and I'll have to do that for a long time. But when I'm not workin', I'm livin'. So lets ride."

The first half of this book was fantastic, I was glued to Tabby and Shy’s story. I enjoyed both Shy and Tabby’s povs but sadly, the second half of the book fell flat for me. It still was a good read and I did enjoy it.

Tabby Allen stole my heart in Motorcycle Man, she so likable and real. She is the daughter of Tack Allen (yes our Motorcycle M
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Nov 22, 2012 JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) by: Buddy Read with Marcie
A Gazillion Stars!!! Best Book Ever!!!!

Okay people this is going to be a complete and total gush fest. I absolutely loved this book. It ranks up there in the top 5 books I have read this year. I think it is my number 2 with True Love Story still holding at number 1.

Tabby and Shy were just amazing together. The words on the pages were true genius. Shy was the perfect Alpha Male and Tabby was an awesome heroine. I love me some alpha male and Kristen Ashley certainly knows what she is doing when s
Apr 05, 2013 Jen rated it it was amazing
5 I Dreamed a Dream Stars!

Shy, Shy, are definitely not shy, which totally made my day. I was in the mood for some biker loving and you gave me exactly what I was looking for. I do have to say that Tack Allen is still my favorite Chaos member, but Shy just pulled up right behind him. If you haven't read Motorcycle Man you really need to. Sooooo good!

Parker "Shy" Cage is definitely not shy. He received his nickname for not being shy when getting around with the ladies. He is a ladies man
5 Stars

My review for this AWESOME book will be posted closer to the release date of April 2nd. I had high expectations because I loved Shy and Tabby in Motorcycle Man, my expectations were exceeded exponentially.

**ARC kindly provided to Swept Away By Romance courtesy of Grand Central Publishing, Kristen Ashley and Chas**
Nov 22, 2012 Pam rated it it was amazing
5 ++ stars
"We started out and it was friends. That wasn’t what I wanted, it was what she needed, so I gave it to her. We built on that. The foundation is laid and it’s the kind that holds fast. This is it, brother. We’re livin’ together. Soon’s we can do it, we’re movin’ to a better fuckin’ place so I can provide her a decent home. I’m puttin’ my ring on her finger, I’m givin’ her babies, and when she’s laid to rest, that ring I give her will still be on her finger."

Keeping it short and swee
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

My Parker "Shy" Cage
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She pressed closer.
“I dreamed a dream, Shy.”
“You’ll dream more dreams, baby.”
“I’ll never dream,” she whispered, her voice lost, tragic.
“We’ll get you to a dream, honey,” he promised, pulling her closer.

My Tabitha "Tabby" Allen
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“Today, at the Compound, what you said, you did it.”
“What, baby?”
“I dreamed a dream.”
His arms spasmed.
I drifted to sleep, muttering, “You promised to get me to a dream, you got me to a dream. Thank you, honey.”
Mar 14, 2013 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
I LOVED every moment of this book. Tab and Shy were the BEST KA characters of this series!!!

This is one of the BEST book's I've EVER read!!

Story Rating 5 Stars
Character Rating 5 Stars
Romance Rating 5 Stars
Heat Level 4 Stars
Overall Rating 5 Stars

I have to say that out of all of Kristen Ashley's books that I have read that this one is Hands down the BEST!! When I say the BEST I mean the BEST story line, The BEST characters, the BEST romance, the BEST dialogue, the MOST heat, it was just out of thi
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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends a
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“May feel like you're falling', Tabby, but remember, I'm at the bottom ready to catch you.” 109 likes
“You’d give up your brothers for a woman?” Brick asked incredulously and Shy’s eyes moved to him.


“Seriously?” Boz asked.

“Not any woman,” Shy nodded my way then invited "now ask again.”
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