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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  29,049 Ratings  ·  2,147 Reviews
Lanie Heron isn't looking for love-no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club . . .

For Hop, Lanie has always been untouchable. She's too polished and too classy for his taste. But when she gives Hop
Paperback, 432 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Forever (first published June 4th 2013)
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4–Hop Won My Heart–Stars

HOLY MOLY! The impossible happened! I actually fell head-over-heels in love with Hop, which shocked me to no end because I was NOT, and I repeat, NOT his biggest fan in Motorcycle Man. In fact, I put off reading his book until now because I had no desire to read his story. I could kick myself for waiting so long and not trusting Kristen Ashley's ability to make me fall in love with her hero. I should have known better.


I'll admit, I struggled with Lanie's character at fir
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Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review coming soon. Here's my fav quote:

“… [he] used you as a shield… No way would I let you put yourself in the path of anything for me… You’ll learn to trust me, the brothers, Tack. I don’t use you as a shield. I am the goddamn shield.”

BLURB --> Lanie Heron isn’t looking for love—no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Ch
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition



Lanie Heron first comes to our attention in Motorcycle Man as Tyra’s best friend. Eight years ago she decided to stand by her man. Eight years ago, because of this decision, she got shot and her best friend got stabbed. To say that Lanie does not ever want to involve herself in a relationship with a man is putting it lightly. Lanie has never been able to get over that fateful night which landed both her and Tyra in the emergency room.
5 Stars

Before I start this review, I really struggled on how to rate this book. I started out with a 4 star rating, then I realized my problem. Although it was closer to a 5 star read for me, a lot of KA’s books were better than a 5... I’m not sure how to explain it, but for me, it was just a 5, not a 5 plus, blew me away, fantastic 5 like some of her others... make sense? It does to me anyway, so on to the review!!!

It was only supposed to be one night...
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We first meet Lanie in Motorcycle Man.
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid 4.5 stars for me. I tried to stay away from the reviews before reading this one but saw that it was not getting the usual RAVE reviews that a KA book usually gets. I loved it, I did. I thought it was right back there with her older books – got my first KA in November 2011 – Sweet Dreams – ah, the good old days. We knew Hop and Lanie already from some previous books and wasn’t sure if I was going to like Hop too much – you guys know what happened at the Club. We won’t say anything. But I ...more
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥

Are you ready for more Chaos in your lives?


Lanie; Hop's only chance at redemption...


...and just maybe, his own much deserved Happily Ever After.


4 KA males, Badass Bikers and the Lives-we-choose-for-ourselves Stars

Where rules didn’t apply, only feelings did. You went with your gut, you led with your heart, you did what you wanted and you didn’t think of consequences. You lived. You were free.


Kristen Ashley's Life Lessons:

Rule #1:

There is always a happily ever after, especially if you think you d
Geri Reads
3.5 stars

Okay. Here we go...

This was me when I got my ARC for the book.

And this was me as I was reading through it.

Yeah. I hate giving less than 4 stars to KA considering I enjoyed her books in the past. Sadly, Fire Inside didn't live up to the hype for me. Don't get me wrong, it was an okay read. Most people might end up loving it but to me this was just lackluster. I was waiting for that omph and it never came.


On the surface, this book has all the KA elements. We have a good-looking, bad
May 24, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley

I will start out with saying that I LOVE Kristen Ashley... she is my all time favorite author. I've read every single one of her books and most of them twice or more. I'm a HUGE HUGE fan. Sure, there were a couple in the past that were not 5 stars for me but I still enjoyed them.. but for the first time ever..I've read one that was so close to being put in my DNF pile that the only thing that saved it was that it was Kristen Ashley.. any other writer and I would have put this b
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Review posted below giveaway information...


March 10, 2014 Facebook Update

Spreading the Love Giveaway

When Kit's happy, she wants everyone to be happy. So for the next five days, I'm giving away signed copies of FIRE INSIDE as well as signed ARC copies of LADY LUCK and KALEIDOSCOPE. I know, they're random but they're the books I have that you can't get your hot little hands on in the they're special.

This is me celebrating my good friend coming to town, THE WILL coming out in less tha
Smitten's Book Blog

(^^^ Add ink!)

I know right.... A KA book that I'm not head-over-heels, ass-over-tit in love with!

Ok, so here's the deal...

There were parts I absolutely loved and parts that reeeeally dragged for me. It just didn't seem to have the usual pacey, intense, drama filled KA-ness that all her other books have. I don't know. It just... fell a little... flat, in some parts.

So, I adore the alpha-ness. Yep, never fear, we still get our cocky, 'Babe', sexy badass alpha biker. And no doubt about it, he'll h
Val ⚓️ Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads
Re-read 4/15/16... I'm not just in a book slump, I have some major fucking PMS am in a total slump, period. Nothing I'm reading is appealing to me as a result, thus...Re-reading a favorite!
Re-read 8/30/15
Re-read 1/17/15

I've re-read this so many times it's not even funny.
And I always love it.
Hop and Lanie are one of my favorite KA couples for sure...







-"You'll Accomp'ny Me" by Bob Seger



" 'I'll tell you now, I do not have a replacement. There'
4-4.5 stars

Well KA did it!! ****As if there was ever any doubt!****

She completely 180'ed my opinion of Hop. He went from a schlumpy no-good cheater who looked like this (in my head):


to a badass, sexy, HAWT biker with hints of sweet who looks like this:


(... +10 or so years of course...)

'Fire Inside' wasn't as wild a ride as 'Motorcycle Man' - either emotionally or in the action sense - but it was still a touching, sweet biker-love story with hints of behind-the-scenes badassness that I thoroughly
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: I am really liking this series! I'm not quite sure why I put it off for so long, but I'm so happy I gave it a chance. I started out with it being an audiobook, but I was so into it I had to download the ebook to read along. It is really low drama for being a "mc romance", but that's ok with me because that means it's higher on the romance side. Hop was a pleasant surprise for me, because with experiencing him in Motorcycle Man along with Tyra -- I wasn't that huge of a
ღFloღ the coffee addict
3.75 STARS

Not exactly my favourite KA book. Lots of drama and way too little action, but the second half was definitely better than the first. Really liked Hop. ;)

That's all.
Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

You know, Fire Inside was that one book I wasn't all that excited about. Knowing Hop's history from Motorcycle Man, him being a cheater? Nope, it was crap shot that I'd like this one. What are the odds...I adored it.

"You are the shit, Hopper Kincaid!"

Hopper Kincaid won me over with his mellow nature. While he had some serious alpha tendencies - as it to expected in any Kristen Ashley story - he also had a sweet side to him that I loved. He treated Lanie with
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I've had enough. Kristen Ashley fans, cover your eyes, because I think that...


Her books are not that great ::ducks to avoid a punch::

I have to say, I get why people love her. I found certain parts of this book to be both entertaining and smoking hot, so folks, I get it, I get it. I even was sucked in at times with the sexy, possessive alpha male talk. However, I cannot overlook the fact that her main characters are clones of one another. CLONES!! They talk the same, they walk the
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars
“Please be real,” I whispered.

“Feel this.” He gave me a squeeze. “I’m real, Lanie.” I drew in breath, drawing him in, then I pulled back and looked at him. “Okay, then I won’t let you go but I will say good night.”

It’s no secret, that I am a HUGE KA fan, sure her work has changed over the years but I can’t imagine it not changing, there can only ever be one Tack, one Hawk, one Tate, one Cal and now I get to add Hop to the never-ending list (or at least I like to believe it will neve
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
3.5 Kristen Ashley Badass Biker Stars.

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That was my initial excitement and then....

Me while reading this book........
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I seriously feel rather shitty giving this book 3.5 stars. I mean, it IS a Kristen Ashley book and all. So I rounded up my rating to the positive side. I'm really bummed this book didn't do it for me like her other books all have. I'll delve into that shortly.....

This is Hopper and Lanie's story. We've seen them both starting in MM. Lanie was engaged to the douche that got involv
Written April 6, 2015

4.4 Stars - Amusing and enjoyable, sexy hot and fast-paced. A perfect moderately long 'MC' romance

I just finished listening to the 11 hrs audiobook narrated by Kate Russell. This kindle book (and old ARC) have been in my e-reader more than a year (since summer 2013) but I never felt that exactly right mood. Then suddenly this Easter weekend I wanted a MC m/f story on audio and this one felt like a perfect choice.

Yay, yay...this was a lot of fun
Just like this shall
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4 Solid Stars!! Hopper Kincaid lit a ‘fire inside’ of me…he was a most excellent hero, one of KA’s best!! She is the master at redeeming her heroes. Hop was the story, he owned it and now he owns me!!

Review to follow…

*ARC kindly provided to Swept Away by Romance by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley, the awesome Kristen Ashley and Chas!*

Karia girl, you got it right and did it first!! All I could think of was Sam Elliott when I imagined what Hop would look like with his 'tache!! So
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 STARS!!!!

Yes...big surprise? I LOVED it!!! ...Loved the characters, loved the story, couldn't put it down. No surprise there!!!

Just finished this book today, and I have to say that, despite the mixed reviews I had read, I just loved it! These two characters Lanie Heron and Hopper Kincaid have such an amazing chemistry, I fell in love with them both right away, and never stopped pulling for them throughout all of the blow out dramas that tried to tear them apart; and believe me, there were ma
2.5 – 3 Stars. Huh?

I never thought I’d write that about a Kristen Ashley novel but there it is, just staring me in the face. I’ve been a KA fan from the beginning and it pains me to say this but Fire Inside just didn’t work for me.

I had a sneaking suspicion this wasn’t going to be my favorite KA read even before I started it. I know a lot of folks had problems with Hop getting his own book after Motorcycle Man but my problem’s always been with Lanie. I just didn’t care much for her, period. Mayb
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3.9 Stars***

“… [he] used you as a shield… No way would I let you put yourself in the path of anything for me…You’ll learn to trust me, the brothers, Tack. I don’t use you as a shield. I AM the goddamn shield.”

I'm going to be short and sweet with this review. ALL of the components were there for this to be another fantastic KA classic. However, it felt like the story never fully sparked to life...the fire never ignited.

I expected more from these characters, especially since both had a histo
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jen by: angela
Another wonderful, drama filled story from the talented Kristen Ashley! I fell in love with Hopper, he is just a sweetheart and genuinely a nice guy. Lainey, well...I could take her or leave her..I know that sounds nasty; but for some reason she was never one that I yelled "Woohoo" over.
I did give this book four stars instead of five, and these are some of the reasons why:

First of all, if any of you follow my updates, you will already know that I was annoyed with Hop's term of endearment for Lai
Lady Heather
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kristen Ashley fans, contemporary romance, broken women finding their HEA

I just want to start by saying, "this ain't like anything Kristen Ashley's written before, and I ABSOLUTELY loved it!"

I've had a couple of days to think about how I wanted to review this book, and finally I've come to a point where I can now put it down on paper.

Over the last couple of month's I've been re-reading my favorite KA books. It started with "Rock Chick", then I proceeded to read "Rock Chick Revenge" (twice), "Mystery Man", "Motorcycle Man", "Three Wishes", "Golden Dynasty", and then f
Jennifer Kyle
3 ~ 3 1/2 Hop Stars

I'll take my chances babe I'll risk it all
I'll win your love or I'II take the fall
I've made my mind up girl it's meant to be
Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me~ Bob Seger

Lanie Heron has been to hell and back. KA readers witnessed Tyra, Elloitt and Laine’s kidnapping, bullet wounds, stab wounds and the death of Lanie’s fiancé Elliott. When things got hot with the Russian mob, Lanie was warned not to flee with Elliott. She followed him and disaster happened. Eight years later and
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews  ❤️
Another 5 Star Kristen Ashley Read!!!

*Sigh* what can I say? I absolutely loved Hop!! I went into this thinking, Hop? The cheating louse is actually getting a book...really!!?? Nevertheless, it is KA and if anyone can redeem a character it's Kristen Ashley.

Hop & Lanie were great together. They both have issues and plenty of reasons not to trust in love. Naturally their "One Night Only" turned into many, many nights and more importantly, something more meaningful.

Normally there are plenty of
Sammy Loves Books
Lets Screw, then Fight, and then Screw Some More!!
•••• 2.5 Glarring, Stomping, and Snapping Stars ••••


Hop is a sexy as hell member of the Chaos Motorcycle club. Though he has had plenty of women, he has lived a life without love. His first wife was obsessed with another man and basically used Hop as a replacement for sex and a mortgage payment.

Hop is a good man with a huge heart but he is also a badass biker that doesn't take no for an answer. So when he sets his sights on Lanie... She has no
Ash Wednesday
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bob Seger fans?
"There are countless stories to be told, lady, and even if your story isn't so fantastic it will live for eternity, that doesn't mean it shouldn't be told."

Uh okay, Hop, glad we cleared that up.


This is me eating my words by automatically grabbing Netgalley's limited "Read Now" opportunity for this book because yes, I am that woman. While I have a few books I would still refuse even if offered for free (hey, I still have standards), apparently a Kristen Ashley-penned one isn't amon
Sarah ❤️ Literary Obsessive
FULL SPOILER FREE REVIEW (except direct quotes)

Lanie Heron isn't looking for love, she isn't looking for a relationship, in fact she's done with men after the last one she loved nearly got her killed, she's decided to steer clear of anything long term.

All Lanie is looking for is ONE NIGHT and she knows just the right hot, bad arse biker, to give her what she needs........

Hopper Kincaid, member of the local MC club, isn't looking for love either, and to be honest he doesn't really want to be
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