Second Bookses

It's like second breakfast. Only with books.
Fire Inside  - Kristen Ashley The Chaos series is fast becoming my guiltiest pleasure reading of all time.The second book in the series, Fire Inside features the couple alluded to in Own the Wind: Hop and Lainie. Hop is a member of the Chaos Motorcycle Club, while Lainie is a friend of club president's "old lady", Tyra. The couple is meant to be a serious opposites-attract pairing, with Hop a divorced biker and Lainie a high-class society woman running her own business. Of course, they both have enough baggage to sink the QEII, and the fights and misunderstandings are nearly as plentiful as the hot sex.And boy, is it hot. The best part about this book is that author Kristen Ashley writes alpha heroes the way they should be written: bossy without being abusive. There seems to be a trend where abuse is considered "hot" but there's a huge difference between a hero controlling a heroine's every move and one who wants to do that because he's over-protective, but then realizes when he's gone overboard and backs off.Hop is the second type, and it's just one facet of a great character who has fantastic chemistry with his heroine. You want to slap them both at times for some of the stupid things they fight over, but wow, are they combustible. If I have one quibble, it's that Lainie's dialogue falls too easily into the biker lingo. For someone who's been raised with a silver spoon in her mouth and wears designer everything, her dialogue often veers off into more "biker chick."I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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