ARC Review: Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Erin | 1 Comment

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
ARC Review: Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley
Series: Chaos #2
Published by Forever on June 4, 2013
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley, Publisher, Purchased by Reviewer
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My synopsis:

We first met Lanie in the book Motorcycle Man from Kristen's book series Dream Man, as the best friend of Tyra Masters and fiance of the man wanted by the Russian Mob,
She and Tyra barely escape the hands of death while another person is not so lucky.

Fast forward, Eight years later, Lanie has come back to Denver, thanks to Tyra, and has started up a small advertising business and is keeping up appearances while trying to keep the "monster" that lives within at bay. One night at a Chaos Hog Roast, Lanie has decided she wants one night. One wild not of not being ALONE.

Hopper Kincaid, Lieutenant for the Chaos MC, is minding his own business when walks up Lanie with a proposition he doesn't want to refuse. ONE NIGHT, no strings, no flowers, no nothing. What man would say "no" to that? Hop tries to, but Lanie is persistent and in the end she gets more than what she asked for.


Another great book from Kristen Ashley! Kristen Ashley is an amazing author who gets the best of my emotions every time and Fire Inside was no exception. She put me and my emotions through the ringer with this book.

Alright, let’s get down to it:

It took a bit for me to like Lanie AND Hop.

With Hop, if you’ve read Motorcycle Man, we all know why I wasn’t looking forward to a story about him.  Even before we get an explanation to things that happened in MM, Hop didn’t take long to grow on me.  He’s a loyal Brother(to the MC), Father and as it turns out Boyfriend/Husband, who would do anything to protect his family.
To be honest, there was one thing that seriously bothered me about Hop. His “pet name” for Lanie, which was “LADY”. It felt so impersonal to me! I know that this relationship started out as a one night stand, no strings attached thing..but seriously. It just bothered me in a major way.  I’d rather he call her “Baby” over “Lady”.  Whatever, maybe Kristen Ashley was going for something different than what everyone uses, “baby”, “princess”, “babe”, etc.  I guess I can’t blame her for trying! Ha!

I didn’t care much for Lanie in MM, and I didn’t really want to like her when I first started this book. However, She starts to grow on you as you learn more about how she grew up and her relationship with Elliott.

This book’s time line seems to coincide with the time line of  the previous book in this series, Own the Wind, which set us up for Lanie & Hop’s story as well as what I think might be some serious bad guy action in a future book with this Benito Valenzuela character that keeps coming up here and there in both books so far.

All in all, this book was a pretty good read, as is most Kristen Ashley books! I look forward to the next book in the series as well as every other series of hers because like I’ve said before. I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF KRISTEN ASHLEY!!!

With that said and done.
I am loving the Chaos Men, I WANT ONE OF MY OWN. Is there one that I can have? Put me down as an old lady, please! 😉

 

And I’ll leave this review with a quote from the book that made me giggle before the book turned around and squeezed every last tear out of my eyeballs a few pages later…

 

“Not sure I get why this shit’s a secret but you two bein’ just a hookup is not where that’s at. Unless you’re going for the all-time record of longest hookup, and, just a head’s up, brother, there’s another way people refer to that shit and it’s called a relationship.” -High

 

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About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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My name is Erin & I am from the Lansing, Michigan area. I'm an administrative assistant by day and a book nerd/web designer by night... I don’t leave home without my iPad and I’m always in the middle of reading a book, whether it be a YA book like those of the LUX Series or something dirty like those of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. It doesn't really matter to me as I like books of almost any genre, as long as there is a good romance involved!

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