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One Wild Ride

(Hollywood Chronicles #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,314 ratings  ·  228 reviews
Elle Ward, daughter of Hollywood’s hottest director, has sworn off actors for life.
She knows their games and she refuses to play them.
That is until the day she collides with one of LA’s most promising actors.

Kas Cowen isn’t looking for love until it literally runs him down.
One look at Elle and he’s hooked.
He crashes into her life and flips it upside down.

Now he has
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 165 pages
Published October 20th 2018 by A.L. Jackson Books Inc. (first published October 6th 2018)
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Beneath The Covers Blog
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, kelly, 2018-reads
Omg….I unequivocally loved this book! Who knew one little accident would flip two people’s lives upside down?!

If you’ve read One Wild Night, you’re left wondering why Elle would miss the premier of her father’s movie. Well, buckle your seat belt because One Wild Ride finally reveals what, or should I say WHOM, happened. This book wastes no time with over-descriptions or irrelevant dialogue and scenes, and gets right into the heart of the story. No zero to one-hundred here…just straight one-hundr
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“Honest to God, this feeling is the only thing that really matters. Everything else can wait.”

Anyone who knows me and knows which authors I rate incredibly highly will not be surprised when I say A. L. Jackson is absolutely one of my top favorites. I will read anything she writes, she could go and write a book about the evolution of grass growing and I would still read it, because I know without a shadow of a doubt that she would turn it into a breathtaking journey, with characters y
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Did you really think you could bring him here and I wouldn’t recognize that face? Or that body? Hello, abs. Goodness, Elle, I don’t know how you left the house…

My Review:

While considered a stand-alone installment, this story runs concurrently and shares characters and parallel storylines with the first in the series, One Wild Night. Both stories were smoking hot and written in my favorite dual POV, although One Wild Ride was painfully angsty, which is just not one
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it


One Wild Ride is a quick and fun romance. Rebecca Shea and AL Jackson deliver characters to love and a romance to enjoy.

These characters are great. They aren’t overly developed but we know enough to be invested. What will really pull readers in is the banter between Kas and Elle. I like the meet cute and the following interactions. It was sweet and sexy and tons of fun.

The story is short and sweet. The plot is pretty expected based on the
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it
“It’s going to happen, Princess. Count on it.”

3 stars!

The second instalment in the Hollywood Chronicles series, this is another quick, fast-paced celebrity romance from AL Jackson and Rebecca Shea. It’s fun, sexy and swoonily romantic with a touch of fairytale - as in, switch off from the outside world, and enjoy the wild ride.

This book ties into the first, and actually takes place at the same time, which I thought was really cleverly done. Elle is the best friend of Kaylee from One Wild Night,
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

Rebecca and Amy really know how to write an entertaining story together.

Elle and Kas meet when she accidentally runs him over. I loved how this whole part played out and how Kas and Elle bantered back and forth. While the situation itself was not funny, they made the most of it and definitely made it less stressful.

I really enjoyed watching this story unfold. Kas is quite the determined man when he wants something but Elle has sworn off men in Hollywood; she's been burned badly before
Cyndi Becker
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oct-2018
"Sometimes it only took one moment to change everything."

One Wild Ride is such a sweet read made incredibly romantic by the hero of this story, Kas. Kas and Elle are adorable together, beginning with their unique version of a "meet-cute", Elle Ward manages to run into Kas, she in her car and he on his motorcycle, as Elle is distracted by his very face on a billboard. Naturally she does the right thing by him, thereupon inviting the injured man into her life.

I spent a good part of this story with
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


3.5 stars

"I think I could look at your face every single day and never get tired of it."

I absolutely loved how Kas and Elle met. She hits him while backing out of a parking spot. The situation itself wasn't funny, however the way they both acted was. Kas has a very fun personality, and he wasn't afraid to show his emotions. Elle, is a bit hesitant because she has been burned by someone who wants to be an actor before. She doesn't want to be used
The abs... betrayed me.

One Wild Ride was one awkward read. Don't get me wrong, this book brought the heat, steam, and the whole kitchen. Yet, I wasn't fully into the characters. Kas, so dreamy and lovable but Elle was a bit different for me. I wanted to like her in the beginning but it definitely took me a while to actually start liking her.

These two were adorable but I didn't like how Elle was assuming things because of her past history. One doesn't do that and it just kind of annoyed me. I was
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
OMG I loved every moment of this book! I can see the reasoning why Elle is so guarded like she is. Honestly, if I was in the same position, I probably would be the same and not date the Hollywood boys. But there was something about Kas that threw her for a loop. Well, especially how they are thrown together! I had to laugh at that and how Kas played her up just to win her over. There were a lot of ups and downs with these two but their chemistry was beautiful. How their banter made me giggle to ...more
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, review-books
4 Totally Sweet & Swoon-Worthy Stars!

“I want more than just a romp in the sheets with her. I want it all. I want to own her heart, body, and soul, and I’ll wait forever for her, but damn it, I will have her.”

“This dream isn’t worth it if I’m not living it with you.”

“I want you always riding with me. It’s going to be a wild one, Elle, this ride. Unforgettable. You and me.”

This story was absolutely fantastic. It started off with a bang and kept me entertained the entire time. From the moment we fi
Can I tell you how much I enjoyed this story. This was such a quick easy read. So entertaining. It was a nice palette cleanser. Just moved at a nice tempo. Low angst. And one of the sweetest heroes I’ve ever read! Kas, from the moment we meet him is so genuine. He’s completely smitten and adorable. But he’s such an honorable character. I really loved him. The best thing about this book is it’s LIVE now!
Heather andrews
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Kas is quite the charmer, “my bike. My baby. But if you want to take that title, I’ll gladly oblige.” There are times Elle doesn't want to wait, “don’t you want breakfast first? Or lunch, or . . . Elle!” I hiss as she rolls me onto my back and suddenly straddles me..." I liked this book, this was a witty, light-hearted read.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Elle Ward may be connected to Hollywood, but she isn’t interested in dating actors after a bad experience left her with a broken heart and broken trust.

Kas Cowen wasn’t looking for a relationship, but when he runs into Elle (or she runs into him, literally) he is intrigued and wants more time with her. But he walks a fine line between having her and chasing her away, simply by following his dreams.

Elle is a little on the flighty side, despite having her own successful career. This aspect of her
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

This was such a fun read, I loved Elle and Kas and their crazy adventure to finding happy together! These characters have such great, big personalities and are such a perfect match for each other. The way these two meet is just hilarious and definitely sets up the tone for their relationship!

Elle doesn’t date actors, that’s her policy, not after her ex was just using her to get to her father, a super successful director. Kas came to LA following his dream to become an actor, he’s got a
One Wild Ride is book two in the Hollywood Chronicles series and is a standalone; however, this story runs concurrent with the first book. We find out why she (Elle) missed the movie premier that her dad directed that left her BF, Kaylee attending alone. Let’s say this is fates way as bringing these characters together, as it leads to Kaylee/Paxton and Elle/Kas stories. You can choose to read both or just one in the series and you will not feel like you are missing anything in the Hollywood Chro ...more
Verna Loves Books
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One Wild Ride by A.L. Jackson & Rebecca Shea is such a cunning and breathtaking story that I never wanted to end.

This book is one of those that once you start, you can't put it down till you've reached the end. I was completely lost to these characters. They owned every page and the writing was remarkable.
Elle's character is so fun. She's quirky, fierce, and has lots of love. Her heart is one of the biggest. You just know she's going to do something wonderful and following her dreams was alway
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
One Wild Ride was simply amazing! Elle was your Park Avenue princess version of the west coast. Kas was just....well he was just plain hot. Simple as that. The first meeting between these characters was so unconventional. But as people would say, fate happens. You can see how it plays a role in these two lives. 

The Hollywood drama kept Elle at arms length. Kas has dreams that he never would think he could let go. The secrets these two have, you can only ask, will the revealing of the truth bring
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea bring out another hit finally letting us see what happened that night Kaylee met Paxton. I loved how these two were brought together and boy was it fun to see Elle squirm with Kas. There is definitely tons of heat between them but it takes a big leap of faith for Elle to give love a chance again. Loved it these two authors together are great and cannot wait to see what they do next.

"I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest
Melanie (mells_view)
It is more than lust. It is more than intense. It is everything.

Pretty good. Funny meet cute. Steamy tension between the characters. Easily resolved angst. If you’re looking for a kind of quick and easy romance with Hollywood vibes, then this is a good one to read!
Erika's Book Blog
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, 5-stars
"I want you always riding with me. It's going to be a wild one, Elle, this ride. Unforgettable. You and me."

What a sinfully, delicious feel-fest this one was!! Kas was fire and their banter and zany way of meeting threw me for a loop!! He was the epitome of book-boyfriend, because even under all that hotness and swagger, was an alluring sweetness and devotion to Elle that sent flutters all through me. Super-swoons all around!!! No pun intended, but a wild ride it was!! I thank the Author for pro
Brigid Brown
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh what a ride, I didn't want it to end!!! Elle and Kassius have the best meet cute that is just so perfect for them. Elle, the daughter of a famous director, has been burned in the past and has no intention of letting that happen again. So of course Kas, who is adorable, funny and oh so sexy, is the last person she wants to be attracted to. Kas though is determined to break down her walls. This is a fast moving story with the perfect mix of humor, a tear or two and some sweet sexy times. It's a ...more
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This definitely was one wild ride. Who would have thought running someone over with your car could leave to this. Not really how you expect to meet your actor.
The only problem for Elle, he is what she swore she would never date again. But then how do you say no to a man like Kas. Sexy, hot oh yeah and sexy......
Will her last experience dating an actor repeat itself and leave her heart broken yet again?
Only one way to find out. Loved the story. Loved the characters. It’s sexy, w
Anne OK
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018-reads
The bright lights of Hollywood are shining on Kas -- it's this Calvin Klein underwear model's turn to shine on the big screen. When Elle rolls into his life unexpectedly, things begin to get complicated. It was an original and fun-to-read opening. But from there, the downward spiral began.

Over-dramatized, unbelievable in so many areas and far too many editing problems with missing words or use of the wrong words. You could see the setup to the ending to this one coming very early in the reading
Karen Mc
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“You stole my breath then but it’s my heart you’re stealing now.”

Author duos are becoming my latest obsession! Two authors bringing their best and merging it into a masterpiece of elements from each storyteller. Two gifts in one where you just want to unwrap every word. Oh do I love unwrapping the words of real-life friends and authors, AL Jackson and Rebecca Shea, who FLAWLESSLY write as one magical voice that is so MELT-WORTHY. Their heart-hitting Hollywood Chronicles is a delicious duet full
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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3,5 fun stars!


One Wild Ride is like a little chocolate bite; you like it but you just want more! This is a fun, sweet and sexy short romance story you will definitely enjoy.

Elle is the daughter of one of the most famous Hollywood directors and after being hurt in the past, she avoids actors at all costs. When she meets a famous male model and wannabe actor after an accident, she wants him but she is so scared to take th
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Note: An ARC was provided by the authors. The full review can be read on Dog-Eared Daydreams.

One Wild Ride was one heck of a fun read! Elle and Kas had that much needed chemistry between main characters down pat and A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea proved that their writing partnership was no one-trick pony. This second book in their Hollywood Chronicles series had the same kind of lighthearted feel that the first one had but both books are distinct enough to not just stand out from each other but
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
A fun and sexy read with a lot of swooning!

Review to come.


*** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. ***

I am very keen on Hollywood romance trope but when A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea wrote about two best friends who have found their match, fell fast in love in Hollywood when appearances could be deceiving, was filled with so much sexiness, fun and a strong hint of swooning, I was sold!

It was quick read but nonetheless not rushed, in spite of the fast paced and wil
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One Wild Ride by A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea is book two in their Hollywood Chronicles Series. Every book in the series is about another couple and can easily be read as a standalone.
The previous book, One Wild Night is Kaylee and Paxton's story.

One Wild Ride tells Elle and Kassius story.
Elle is a stunning woman, a bit high maintenance in a lovable way. When she runs a biker over with her car her karma is about to change, only she doesn't knows it, yet.
Kassius is a model and actor in Los Angel
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wowser! This aptly titled book was 100% correct! What a wild ride!! Fast-paced, steaming hot romance at its finest! 5 massively swoon-worthy stars!

Kas absolutely stole my heart! He was full on. Cocky, a little arrogant at times, yet sweet and funny as hell with a heart of gold. He fell for Elle instantly, and he fell hard. I loved just how amazingly honest he was from the beginning. He wasn't afraid to say what he was thinking. He put Elle on a pedestal and treated her like the princess that he'
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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

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“Are you hurt?”
“What does it look like, Princess? I just got mowed down with a BMW. I think my ankle’s broken.”
“Oh God.”
“I usually like to hear that under different circumstances. Why don’t we try again when I’m not so…incapacitated?”
My eyes narrowed. “Are you coming on to me right now?”
“Did you just run me over right now?” he shot back.”
“Goddamn if I’m going to let that beautiful girl dismiss what we both just felt.
It is more than lust.
It is more than intense.
It is everything.”
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