Review: Motorcycle Man (Dream Man #4) by Kristen Ashley

Saturday, August 20
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

What I loved:
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...

You're just tricking me. You're not serious about this guy, right?

What I loved:
- That these characters spawned the Chaos series, which was fantastic.
- That the characters were over 30. That's cool.
- The edition I read has the cover with the guy smiling. It's well designed, pretty to look at, and the guy is hot. What I can see of him is hot, anyway.

What I didn’t love:
- Nobody seriously buys this dude, right? He's a POS. And how is he even a catch? I just don't get it.
- This gem of a conversation happens post-sexytimes, from the vapid, spineless, parrot heroine's PoV:
Quote…Therefore, I ventured cautiously, "Um... perhaps we should discuss our relationship."
"Yeah, we'll discuss it by me tellin' you you're pretty fuckin' lucky right now seein' as I just came and came hard 'cause 'a you and that greedy pussy of yours so I'm feelin' patient," he stated, not sounding patient, not in the slightest. "So, since I'm feelin' patient, I'll take the time to explain even more shit to you. And the shit I'm gonna explain is that you do not tie a man like me down. You do not do that, Tyra. You try that shit, you'll find yourself cut loose."
(...) "Am I..." I found the need to swallow, so I did and tried again. "Am I tied to you?"
"Not yet and I gotta tell you, with this bullshit, I'm rethinkin' the hold I got on those strings."

- Tyra. She starts off pretty feisty - trying to take control of her life, shake things up, live a little. I get that, I admire that... even fictional characters need excitement. By 30%, she'd become totally focused on her man... the man that just told her the above. She doesn't even make an attempt to kick his ass to the curb... she just 'um's, and 'ahhh's, and 'Tack's and does her best to win over his friends and family. It's fucking weird. By the end of the story, she's parroting every opinion he's given her, judging women based on his PoV and his history, and going along with whatever he wants. Except when she decides to do dumb shit. And she does some real dumb shit.

KA's books are always hit or miss for me. This was a spectacular miss - like, missed so hard my target was the moon and this book hit the tree I'm sitting under.
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