Series: Dream Man #4
Published by Forever on December 11, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Also by this author: Walk Through Fire, Sweet Dreams, Rock Chick Reawakening, Fire Inside
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Get ready to ride . . .
Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss . . .
Kane "Tack" Allen has a rule. He doesn't employ someone he's slept with. So when he learns he spent last night in bed with his new office manager, he quickly fires Tyra. Yet when Tyra stands up to him and fights for her job, Tack is intrigued. He tells her she can keep her job on one condition: no more sex. Ever. But as things heat up between them, Tack finds that he'll be the one breaking all the rules...
With Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley came the conclusion of my Dream Man series reread. Also, with this multi-layered story came an revelation in my reading preferences.
Before I opened the pages to Motorcycle Man I couldn’t help but remember that from my previous read of its story there was something within it that left a bad taste in my mouth, but I couldn’t pinpoint what it was. Upon rereading Motorcycle Man my memory was refreshed and I was able to understand what fed into this feeling, the certain actions from Tack towards Tyra.
Tyra Masters was the embodiment of the type of heroine I would’ve envisioned for Tack’s character, but Tack at first wasn’t the hero that I would’ve picked for her. Tyra was pretty much an open book, and as soon as Motorcycle Man began you knew what her hopes and desires were when it comes to romance, but Tack showed that he wasn’t as open to finding his one as he claimed to from the previous three stories.
In the rollercoaster of emotions Tyra went through in loving Tack, I felt for her I really did, and there were moments when I thought she should’ve cut her losses and moved on. But as the story progressed I had to remind myself that Tack is an unconventional hero so he’s not going to react and come across as heroes I’ve read before.
Just like from the other MC stories I’ve read the hero lives by a set of rules that are only comprehensive to those who live it, so Tyra (and me) really needed a huge adjustment period. That adjustment period didn’t happen because Tack’s ex nightmare, the Russian mob, and Tyra’s best friend’s fiancé problems left a millimeter sized space open for any type of explanations and heart to hearts. Tack slowly but surely started to win points when he finally realized that Tyra was who he wanted and he wasn’t going to let her go and started taking the time to explain things and give parts of himself – as ugly as they might’ve been – to her.
Despite what complaints I had about certain characters behavior, or not behavior, I really liked Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley. Even through the ups and downs I wouldn’t change a thing about its story, and now I’m battling the desire to jump into the Chaos series, but I don’t think I’m going to win.