Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Kickstart My Heart” as Want to Read:
Kickstart My Heart
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Kickstart My Heart

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  303 ratings  ·  168 reviews
A rock star on the rise.
I might have been born and raised in a motorcycle club, but until my father and MC prez calls me home, the guitar is my mistress, my band is my temporary family and fame is my drug of choice. I wasnt expecting Mallory. She provokes every one of my protective instincts. Anyone who tries to extinguish her spark will answer to my fists.
Kindle Edition
Published March 17th 2020 by Ahead of the Pack, LLC
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Kickstart My Heart, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Kickstart My Heart

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.67  · 
Rating details
 ·  303 ratings  ·  168 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Kickstart My Heart
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing

" Don't let the disappointments cling to you. Feel it for a moment, then pick yourself up and be ready for the next."

Kickstart My Heart is a contemporary romance with passion, love, motorcycles, and music. Chaser is a rockstar who was born and raised in the Devil Demons MC but has moved across the country so that his band can make it big! Mallory, a Mafia Princess, has fled her family in order to make her dreams come true becoming an actress under the big lights of Hollywood. Neither
Jessica Alcazar
ALERT: Autumn Jones Lake has written an honest to goodness standalone romance book. This is not a drill. This is a unicorn event that will not last for long because, trilogy!! lolololol I know, I know, three books but listen, it could be fifteen soooooo . take the win and #oneclick so you can introduce yourself to one of the best authors I know. She is super talented with this craft. Her stories are never quick, they are layered and written with purpose. She sucks you into the world she creates, ...more
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG yes!!! AJL has combined two of my favorite kinds of books (rockstar and biker) and rolled them all into one sweet and stormy start to a new trilogy.
Chaser is everything you want in a, dangerous (when he needs to be) and a passionate but gentle lover. Mallory is a stronger-than-she-looks virginal heroine, with a dangerous secret and a life that is spinning out of control until she falls for and trusts her biker/guitarist boyfriend to keep her safe. There are good guys, bad guys,
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am in full on happy mode!!!

The start of this book was originally sent out in chapters through Autumn's newsletter which I loved getting through but when I heard there was a full version coming out?...*scream!!!!!

We have met both of the main characters through different Loki MC books but this takes us back to the very start when Chaser is an up and coming Rockstar and Mallory is trying to make it as an actress, both from different parts of New York but meet in Hollywood....

It was fun, it was
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
YES! Finally a book where there isn't any lack of communication resulting in an endless array of DRAMA! Chaser and Mallory are #relationshipgoals!!! Autumn Jones Lake, you made my heart happy!!!

About Kickstart My Heart:

Kickstart My Heart is the first book in the Kickstart Trilogy by Autumn Jones Lake. I think it's safe to assume, this trilogy will be focused around the crazy world of Mallory and Chaser. And I honestly can't wait for more!

Chaser Adams is living life the way he is meant to live,
Tanisha Sietmann-Franzese
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a ARC by Autumn .....this is a honest review

Another beautifully written book 📚 by Autumn !! I cant wait to see what you have in store for Mallory and Chaser. There are some twisted characters in this book that Id love to see killed off to be honest. Autumn never disappoints this couple is as special as Rock and Hope as well as the rest of the couples shes written ❤
Sally Mieske
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The first time I read one of Autumns was book several years go. Her books are an automatic one click for me. Doesnt matter what it is, I read it, I love it, I read it again several more times. Kisckstart My Heart is no exception!!! I absolutely LOVE Mallory and Chaser!!! (If youve read The Lost Kongs MC, they both make appearances in several books.)

One thing that makes this trilogy unique, is its a biker/rockstar and Hollywood actress/Mafia Princess all in one! Ive never read anything like it.
Melissa Machado
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mallory is a young 20 year old woman who finds herself needing to escape her current situation that involves her Russian Mafia family. She decides to run off to Hollywood and fulfill her dreams of being an actress and living a life of freedom.

After a short time in L.A. she quickly finds out just how rough and cruel the Hollywood life can be. But things take a turn when she meets the broody rising rockstar Chaser Adams along with his band Kickstart.

Chaser is an a-hole to most people, a trait he
Kari Hansen
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chaser may have been raised in the MC, but music is in his blood. Not only is he a successful Rockstar but he has found a family in his bandmates. He thought he was on top of the world but when he meets Mallory he knows that she is what he didnt know he was missing.

Although it wasnt under the best of circumstances Mallory has found freedom from her family and the lifestyle they were leading. She wants to be an actress but that is proving more difficult than she thought but when she meets Chaser
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Perfect way to start of a new series! This book brings a few of my favorite genres all into one MC, Mafia and Rockstar and the fact that its set in past time (the 80s) only added a extra uniqueness to the story. Mallory is escaping her past and trying to make her dreams come true when she meets Chaser and theyre instantly attracted to each other and they wave the ride of the storms between both there dreams. I adored Mallory she might seem meek and naive but her past has made her more then ...more
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
To say I yelled,"NOoooooo!!!" when I finished should be an indication of how much I loved this book!! Luckily there are two more to come!! This book had so much more than I was expecting, and I was very pleasantly surprised! Mallory and Chaser are so awesome together!! The sex is hot, he can't think of anyone but Mallory (no matter how many groupies throw themselves at him) but that doesn't mean that it's all a bed of roses for either one of them. I definitely recommend this book because you ...more
Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
Guys, I'm officially saying that Autumn Jones Lakes books are my happy place. Every book never fails to draw me in, has me falling in love (or in hate) with these characters and the world she created and leave me craving more.

Chaser and Mallory have become my new favorite couple. These two just ooze chemistry, danger, and fun. While I'm rarely a fan of insta-love, but it works here because from the beginning we get fully fleshed out characters from the first few pages. We get to know both
Jennifer Lathrop
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sooo ready for this!!
Julie Dixon
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read awesome writer
Tiffaney Cooper
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read!!! Read!!! Read!!! Sign up for Autumn Lake Jones newsletters as well!! You will be glad you did!!
We have to say we are loving this new series so far.Wow ! Chaser he is already a favorite of ours and we loved him from the moment we met him.Chaser was one of those characters that is just a all around good guy as he has the looks and just enough bad boy in him to attract the ladies but, he was also a gentle giant most of the time but, one thing is for sure is don't piss him off as you will regret it as he has a fiery temper to match.We loved how he seemed balance both the rocker world and the ...more
Nothing but Sexy Books Blog
Kickstart My Heart is a thrilling journey! A fabulous start to a brand new series!
Chaser is...everything! He's my favorite kind of alpha hero. Protective, loyal, faithful, and all-in once he falls for Mallory. I was utterly captivated by this romantic adventure!

Yup, I'm going to go ahead and say it. Remember how we all fell in love with Rock because he was the first MC guy who could, you know, actually keep his dick in his pants once he fell in love with Hope?

Well, that's Chaser. He's a hot
Louise  O
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kickstart my Heart is book 1 in the Kickstart Trilogy, a new standalone series by Autumn Jones Lake. Having been a super fan of her Lost King series I knew I would be able to put this book down once I started.

Chaser is living out his dream he is called back to his destiny, when he meets Mallory, he knows she is the one. Running from her past Mallory finds a whole new world thanks to Chaser and her first and only love. Can they survive their Rockstar and Hollywood lifestyles?

I personally really
Ga Books LoverX
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Talk about an interesting take on a book series. Not only is it a blast from the past in which it takes place in the 80s, but the characters are really interesting and the steam is off the freaking charts! When you have a mafia princess turned actress and a MC member turned rockstar, you are guaranteed to have an intriguing story. Let's just say that Chaser stole my heart and I cannot wait to see where the trilogy goes from here!

All in all if you like to escape to a different decade where the
Rhonda Ziglar
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 KICKSTART MY HEART STARS!! I freaking loved this book...
It will be one of my top reads of this year. Chaser and Mallory story put a smile on my face and has all the feels to complete their story. I am so ready for their story to continue. This author's words flow like a river smooth and must read this book.
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kickstart My Heart did exactly that, it had my heart pounding and my pulse racing. A story that is a perfect combination of biker and rocker to satisfy my every fantasy. Mallory and Chaser take us on a tour of innocence, experience, attraction and devotion. These two will steal your heart as they battle all that stands in their way displaying a united front. This first part of the trilogy draws you in with passion, steam, underhandedness, family, intrigue and love. Chaser and Mallory will leave ...more
Sarah Tipping
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All ready read some of kickstart with the newsletter I get from Autumn. Can't wait for the rest. Pre-order it as soon as I could xx
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I cant wait for this book to come out its gonna be epic ...more
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
After her father is sentenced to prison, Mallory packs her things and runs away to Hollywood to fulfill her dream of be coming an actress. Her first paying gig is on a music video for an up and coming rock band, Kickstart. Chaser is the guitarist for Kickstart who left his motorcycle club in New York to pursue his passion for music. He knows that eventually he will go back to his club but now he is chasing his dream of playing music. When he sees Mallory at the music video shoot he is instantly ...more
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A mafia, rock star, mc romance all rolled into one phenomenal book! The story is sweet, romantic, & steamy, with a touch of suspense.
Chaser and Mallory are two incredible characters you instantly love. Their magnetic appeal pulls you into their story. I absolutely loved these two! Both characters are chasing their dreams. Both are realistic enough to know they have to do the grunt work before they can reap the rewards. But just how far will they go, or be forced to go? And at what point
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
**ARC Review**

Five stars from beginning to end. If you have read Autumn Jones Lakes Lost Kings MC series, then you will remember Chaser and Mallory from LOKI run-ins with the Devil Demons MC. If not Kickstart My Heart will be a great intro in Autumns world of bilkers, romance and mayhem.

This story takes place in the 80s. A time before cell phones and DVD, when a rock star biker meets a mob boss daughter.

Mallory flees to the other side of the US from an unfortunate situation and her over
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
HOLY HELL WHERE HAVE I BEEN?! The brilliant Autumn Jones Lake took two of my favorite tropes of MC/Rock Star, and rolled them into one amazing story. Chaser is a biker trying to make it as a rock star, and Mallory is trying to make it as an actress, who also hides a huge, dangerous secret. They're from two different parts in NY, and yet, when in Hollywood, they finally cross paths, which I call fate. I have to say that I'm not going to get into this story too deeply, as I just don't want to ...more
Anne Milne
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Autumn has combined two of my favourite genres rocker and biker and still managed to keep the story sweet and romantic, a great start to a new trilogy.
Chaser and his band are at the start of their career trying to get established in an industry that could so easily drown them. Mallory is a young woman who wants to make it as an actress, when she gets a part in the bands new video sparks fly. This is a band who are more rough and ready than polished perfection. I liked most of the band even
Carmela Care Dimattia
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think that Autumn Jones Lake is officially my favourite author of all.
This book is another amazing read by a brilliant author who I have constantly hailed to be My Queen.

I enjoyed reading some of this story when we received it via Autumn's newsletter and I just knew that it had to be a book. Great story of how Mallory and Chaser met and came to be and also some insight into some of the history of Chaser's MC which I was craving to know and an appearance by a special little girl that had us
Jennifer Mitchell
** 4.5 stars **

Special thanks to Autumn Jones Lake for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

Kickstart My Heart is such a fun, flash back to the 80's, steamy romance. I really love the retro feel of this book. It's a fresh take on a romance novel. It's super creative too.

Mallory is a complete sweetheart considering the cards she's been dealt but it is Chaser who makes this book. He is yet another swoon-worthy book boyfriend. He oozes confidence, knows where he stands in life, is
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Wildfire (Men of Inked: Heatwave, #3)
  • Prospect (Satan's Fury MC: Memphis #8)
  • Battle Hearts (Storm MC Reloaded, #3)
  • Chute Yeah (The Valentine Boys, #3)
  • Southern Chance (Southern Series, #1)
  • Catch Twenty-Two (Westover Prep, #2)
  • Nova (The Kings of Retribution MC, Louisiana, #3)
  • Angry God (All Saints High, #3)
  • Christmas Hearts (Storm MC Reloaded, #2.5)
  • From the First Verse  (Life of Debauchery, #1)
  • Joy (Hell's Handlers MC #7)
  • Inappropriate
  • When Shadows Follow
  • Loving You Forever (Battle Born MC, #7)
  • Heretic (The Clans, #10)
  • Scooter (Cerberus MC #11)
  • Unrequited
  • Through The Water (Fairest, #2)
See similar books…
Autumn is the author of the popular Lost Kings MC series. She prefers to write her romances on the classier side of dirty, and she's a sucker for a filthy-talking, demanding alpha male hero. The bigger the better.

Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law. She's an active member of her local chapter of Romance Writers of America.

Autumn was born and raised in upstate

Related Articles

In 2017, Vanessa Wye is confronted by a woman she does not know, asking Vanessa to join her in coming forward with allegations of inappropriate sex...
117 likes · 21 comments