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Rough Ride

(Chaos #4.5)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  6,878 ratings  ·  722 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Chaos series...

Rosalie Holloway put it all on the line for the Chaos Motorcycle Club.

Informing to Chaos on their rival club—her man’s club, Bounty—Rosalie knows the stakes. And she pays them when her man, who she was hoping to scare straight, finds out she’s betrayed him and he del
Kindle Edition, 1st edition; 1001 Dark Nights #76, 201 pages
Published February 13th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Inc
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CerysAnne But was she really ever with Shy? Shy gave his heart to Tabby - she's always had it, even when he was with Rosalie and we see that in Own the Wind. Sh…moreBut was she really ever with Shy? Shy gave his heart to Tabby - she's always had it, even when he was with Rosalie and we see that in Own the Wind. Shy simply used Rosalie to see if he could settle down and be committed. Let's not forget that he broke up with Rosalie, and not an hour later got Tabby in his bed and got in a relationship with her. Rosalie was wronged and used by Shy, but she's caught the eye of a Chaos brother who'd treat her like Tack treats Tyra, like Hop treats Lanie, like Joker treats Carissa, like High treats Millie, and like Shy treats Tabby - he'll treat her like she's a Queen, and I cannot wait to see that.(less)
Stephanie Remember Tabby’s friend that Benito was forcing to do porn and they (Chaos) rescued then claimed? Maybe she was left on the picnic table? As far as th…moreRemember Tabby’s friend that Benito was forcing to do porn and they (Chaos) rescued then claimed? Maybe she was left on the picnic table? As far as the cliffhanger and feeling like you missed information, I had to read it a couple times and then it made me go back and think about all the pieces of Black’s story that is in previous books and it makes me wonder if there is someone (one of the guys) that is betraying the club in some way but his choice of the first call is definitely an interesting one…but i am crossing my fingers that they don’t have some big split because I like these characters especially Tack and it might kind of kill the series for me!(less)

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
DNF @ 64%

Sorry, I just can’t.

Snapper is Rosalie’s third Shy biker and she was betraying number two to boot - right or wrong, betrayal is betrayal and it just didn’t sit well with me. I just can’t get behind it.

KA comes up will a decent excuse reason why Rosalie feels the need flit from man to man...I’ll give you a hint, ahem, backwards “daddy issues,” and while I can...almost, sort of, not really, appreciate that, it just doesn’t doesn’t quite clean up enough of the “Snapper is Shy #3” vibes to
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Please Note: I am going to put a stop to the morality police comments right now. Don't come on my review and give me a lecture when it is VERY clear I was joking about a FICTIONAL character. No woman was actually beaten, it is FICTION. My comments pertained to a FICTIONAL character. Save your outrage for the REAL women and children that are abused daily. Better yet, instead of going around and posting outrage on other peoples reviews volunteer that time at a women's shelter. No one with a lick o ...more
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”Life, Rosie,” he said gently, ”is not about goin’ it alone. It’s about finding the right people to share it with who will make it better when it’s good and be there to hold you steady when it’s not.”

I’ve yet to have the pleasure to read the ”CHAOS” series from the beginning and after having read Snapper and Rosalie’s story, I know I’ve been missing out. MOTORCYCLE MAN was my favorite book in the ”Dream Man” series, so to get to spen
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 stars

“Men are breakable. They just hide the cracks better than we do.”

When Rosalie gets beaten by her boyfriend and his motorcycle club for being an informant to Chaos, she wants nothing to do with that life ever again. But Snapper, the Chaos man who was partnered to her, isn’t ready to let her go, especially now that her boyfriend is out of the picture. Snapper has always wanted Rosalie, and now is his chance to prove it to her.

“If you care about someone, it’s not about going that e
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Rough Ride brings back a character we met early on in the series, Rosalie Holloway. In this novella she's ready to be done with the MC world, but they aren't ready to be done with her.

Snapper and Rosie had a pretty fast paced relationship but it still had the perfect mix of drama and heat. There was also a little action crammed into the story that added a lot of intrigue. As usual KA delivered a story that had a lot going on but never got to be too much to where it
Well! That sure was a disappointment after the gripping intro where Rosie is being worked over by Bounty, so sue me for having high hopes that Rough Ride would continue in this vein because it so didn't. Instead I got a stretched out novella that was full of nothing but bloody filler, filler in a NOVELLA ... seriously? This included the necessary decor descriptions, clothing descriptions, food descriptions, a cameo with Tex and Indy (which in no way saved this one I might add), and THE MOST ridi ...more
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars

A great addition to the chaos series. Be warned the epilogue is a CLIFFHANGER but soo good!

✰ Liz ✰
"I found the one who was perfect for me."

Rough Ride is a Chaos novella featuring Snapper and Rosalie. Rosalie is no stranger to Chaos. Rosie is Shy's ex-girlfriend and an informant for a rival club. When her deception is discovered, Rosie finds herself in grave danger. As Snapper and the Chaos brothers (and sisters) swoop in to help her recover, Rosie discovers that she was always meant to be part of the Chaos Family.

"I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."
Overall, t
3 Stars

Here's the this point, it's 100% my fault that I continue to reach new heights of excitement every time I get the word a new KA book is set to release, and then am subsequently disappointed the story doesn't love up to my expectations.

I'm totally setting the bar too high.

My love of old school Kristen Ashley clearly isn't translating to the modern day stuff, so take my thoughts with a grain of salt.

I love me some Chaos but this story needed to be a full length offering to get me
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.75 STARS
I don’t care what way I gotta take you, as mine or just havin’ you in my life in a way you’d let me be there, but however that is, I’m not givin’ up. Not ever, Rosalie.

It's been a while since I reached for a KA fix. Truth be told, the last two releases were a very sad DNF for me that left me questioning if I'd finally reached a point where I had to admit defeat with one of my previously favorite authors. But I love The Chaos series, and I simply couldn't help but one-click
I am so sad to say that this one was a bit of a disappointment to me. I don't know if I should give it 2 or 3 stars, so I am going with 2,5 :(

Now I have never been a Rosalie fan (I am a Tabby and Shy fan all the way), but I figured I would give it a go.

I just didn't connect to the either one of MC's. I just didn't care enough about them.

I also really didn't like the scene were Tabby went bat shit crazy, with Shy's brass knuckles, to get her revenge for Rosalie and womankind. She sounded ridicul
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
3.5 Intriguing Chaos Stars!!

In this fast-paced Novella, we get Snapper and Rosalie’s story. You’ll remember Rosalie from early on as Shy’s ex-girlfriend (who he broke-up with to be with Tabby). Rosalie has since become an informant for Chaos, thinking she can get her current Bounty MC boyfriend away from Benito Venezuela’s nefarious activities. Now, after a brutal trauma she's ready to be done with the MC world, however, the MC world isn’t ready to let her go…..particularly Snapper.

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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I am very torn about writing my review for Rough Ride. I enjoyed reading the long awaited and much deserved story of Snap and Rosalie, until I didn't.

Snap is not your typical KA uber alpha hero, he’s a low key alpha. He’s known he’s wanted Rosalie for awhile but waited until the right time to scoop her up. He’s extremely lovable and sexy. Rosalie, your heart has to break for her, she’s been through so much and all she wants is a man she can give her heart to and all the love and affection she h
Stacey is Sassy
I shed a tear or two...or three...or more...

My rating doesn't really match my review, just know that while I enjoyed Rough Ride, I couldn't help but share what I felt straight after.

Geez, I'm sad. I just finished Rough Ride this morning and while I enjoyed the ride, I feel like the high has been overshadowed by grief. There's a scene where Rosie goes to Zip's Gun Emporium. Now, as an Aussie with gun laws, my immediate thought would not be to buy a gun when in danger (not that I imagine I would e
Ivy Deluca
Feb 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: bikers, ka-books

The Good

The start of this story was pretty compelling and had it kept up that tension, it would have easily been a 4-5 star.

Rosalie and Snapper do have chemistry and their Firsts worked well. Snapper, on his own, has some great lines and really protective yet not complete a-hole vibe that I appreciated. Rosalie made some questionable choices at first, but I kind of liked that she had an imperfect, messy past. I hate when the heroine has to be a Virgin Mary, while the hero has no such restriction
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

I'm back at the compound to spend some much needed time with my favorite MC boys and biker babes ~ the Chaos crew. It's been a while since visiting Ride, and I sorely missed these brothers of the cut and their sexy badass Alpha ways. Fascinated with these characters since reading Motorcycle Man , each steamy novel within this spin-off series was gritty, intense, and passion-filled. The story told in Rough Ride was no different. Once again Kristen Ashley fed my never-ending addiction f
Laura Elizabeth
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bad-ass-biker
I'm not sure I even know how to rate this. The book starts in the middle of a story. We miss the first half. Then told bits of backstory as we go. And those bits are told in drunk rambling " new" KA style. Old school KA books are a thing of the past I'm afraid. KA then throws in a walking cameo performance from past characters and throws in the equivalent of the kitchen sink with Tex. The couple in this book gets little screen time and I feel like I didn't read anything. This says it has 273 pag ...more
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 1/2 "Rambling, words, words, words and more words." Stars!

I am so dissapointed... And that epilogue? Wth??? Ugh. I don't even know what to write for a review. 😔
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
Hold on to the back of your man’s cut and get ready for one hell of a ride!

KA is back with the boys from Chaos. They’re doing what they do best: keeping it real, keeping it honest, and keeping it together as a family the only way true bikers do. I jumped in and speed read the yummy goodness that is Rough Ride. This is a short, one-sitting kind of read, so I am gonna do you the favor of not saying too much other than that you need to buy it, read it, love it.

True fans of the series will revel in
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As K.A. series' go, Chaos is my favorite. (If I've said that before about other KA series, I mean it this time!)

'Rough Ride' is the novella of Rosalie and Snapper and their story paralleled the events in the Chaos series. I'm afraid to say too much about the plot for fear of spoiling this and previous books. These characters were clearly in love and were filled with passion. Their ride was rough, how they came to be a couple wasn't easy. But once they were freed from the anguish, and the past,
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
Surprisingly dark along with the sexy and sweet! This series is one of my favorites.

“You know,” she carried on, “in a perfect world, there are rules and everyone abides by them. There is good and there is bad and everyone understands which is which. There is dark and there is light and each person understands which they carry inside them. But this isn’t a perfect world, Rosalie, and it never will be. In every case, in every instance, in every nook and cranny on this planet, the lines are blu
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
You’ve been jacked around since your daddy died and I don’t think either man meant to do you wrong but in the end they did. And I’m the man who’s gonna do you right, Rosalie. With me, that rough ride is gonna end, baby.

I can still vividly remember the visceral reaction I had to Rosalie the first time she was introduced in the Chaos series. (Maybe that's because the scene stands out as a starkly emotional one in my mind, or maybe it's just because I've read Own the Wind no less than five time
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Perfect for me' Stars!

I was about to start Wild Like the Wind (KA's latest release in this series) and then I remembered she wrote this short story a while ago. I was very aware of the mixed reviews on Rough Ride and maybe that is why I haven't read it until now. But since I am so obssessed with reading series in order I had to read this first and well now I am glad because I definitely enjoyed this novella!

Yes, Rosie sometimes got on my nerves with her past issues but Snapper is one hell of
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Contemporary Romance
Series : - 5th in the series, should not be read as a stand alone
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 2 stars


You know, I bought thi
Sep 30, 2017 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Kristen Ashley Fans, Chaos, Romance
Oh, Ms. Kristen Ashley,
I will take any entry about Chaos I can get...
And isn't it Perfect to do it with 1001 Dark Nights...

This way we get more than a Taste...
We get a Feast to Tide us over till next time...

This is a tale of true partners...
Just always wrong at every turn....
Until they finally come together on this ....

Rough Ride (Chaos #4.5) - February 13th 2018

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Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kristen-ashley, arc, 2018
It pains me to say that this book just didn't do nothing for me. I needed this novella to have been a full length book so I could get the connection between Snapper and Rosalie cause from what I got, I just didn't get. There are a lot of vague scenes(which is understandable cause they might be spoilers for future books) and the epilogue was too cliffy for my liking. I will say that I absolutely loved seeing characters from other series make an appearance and for that it bumped my rating to a 3 i ...more
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was a miss for me. I don't think Rosalie needed her own book, she should have stayed a side character. I didn't particularly like her or her mum. Because it was a novella I don't feel we got the character/relationship development between Snapper & Rosalie and it felt like she was "never having another relationship" to BOOM being in love. Was not a fan of the Tabby involvement in the beginning that was just silly & let's not mention the knuckle dusters *rolls eyes*. Tabby & Rosalie would nev ...more
CHAOS lite.

Honorable, do the right thing Rosalie betrays tries to reform her old man's biker gang and gets the squat beaten out of her. In steps mega beta, nice guy biker chick guy Snapper.

Okay, fine. I love the CHAOS gang, but this did not rev my engines despite having two such nice characters.

What did rev my engines are the not so subtle hints that KA drops at the ending.

Minimal chin lifting.

(view spoiler)
Libby Harrison
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
"“I’m not falling for you,” I told him. A look came over his face that made me scramble to keep talking. “I’ve already fallen in love with you.”

When and How???? Did I miss it???
Feb 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads

I really wanted to love this more, but let's just get this out of the way.. I'm giving Snapper

3 recycled-hero/heroine stars!

Apologies in advance for the following mini rant..

And here's why..

I LOVE K.A. books.. in fact, every year, since I was introduced to the awesome world of K.A., I've been doing a K.A. weekend re-read.. they are the highlight of my year!

But the last couple of years, I noticed something in 3 Kristen Ashley books.

Yup! This happened in 3 Kristen Ashley books for me.

First one w
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