Friday, June 7, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW "Fire Inside" by Kristen Ashley


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 tastes. But when she gives Hop the once-over with her bedroom eyes and offers him a night in paradise, he can’t say no. And he doesn’t regret it when he finds that Lanie is the best thing that’s ever happened to him—in or out of bed. Now the trick will be to convince her of that.

This is what I want from Kristen Ashley.  I am a huge fan of the author and have enjoyed every book I've read written by her.  Of course, I have my favorites - Sweet Dreams,  At Peace, With Everything I Am, Rock Chick, Rock Chick Renegade, Motorcycle Man, Games of the Heart - and now Fire Inside

This book reads a little like Games of the Heart, the majority of the story is dedicated to the developing relationship between Lanie and Hop.  It is a little wild and a lotta beautiful.  I love that both Lanie and Hop are more mature characters and bring a wealth of "experience" (aka hurt, pain, baggage) with them. We know from Motorcycle Man what happens to Lanie, now we learn why.  Their stories break my heart.  And even though they come from different socio-economic backgrounds, they share the common human experience of betrayal and disappointment.  And when they heal each other, tt feels like two hearts coming together. 

Fire Inside takes place around the same timeframe as Chaos Inside.  It is interesting to see the familiar story from a different perspective.  I'm also intrigued as to how Kristen Ashley will develop the pending war between Chaos and Benito Valenzuela's gang.  The possibilities are endless to bring together the Dream Man series alphas with the Chaos bikers.  Yikes!  

One thing I really enjoy about Kristen Ashley's books is the authenticity of emotions. The way that Lanie interacts with her girlfriends, Tyra, Gwen and Elvira, feels real.  I enjoy the way in which they love and care for each other.  If you aren't chatting with your girls like Lanie and the girls, you want to be.

This is quintessential Kristen Ashley - loving, caring and at times, heart dropping. It's a page turner.  Don't. Miss. It.

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