Book Review: Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley

Motorcycle Man by Kristen AshleyTitle: Motorcycle Man
Series: Dream Man, Book 4
Author: Kristen Ashley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: bought
Published: July 2011

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...

Why I Read this Book: Readers rave about Kristen Ashley’s books. The consensus seems to be that though her books are in dire need of an editor, it doesn’t stop readers from glomming them up because the stories she tells are so great.

What I Liked: Motorcycle Man was not what I had expected. As the president of a MC (Motorcycle Club), I had expected Tack to be ruthless, scary, and quite frankly I expected him to be caveman possessive. But there’s a softer side to Tack, one I hadn’t expected to see in a biker dude, let alone a MC President. Don’t get me wrong, he is a man of power and he’s badass. It took me a while before I understood why Tack has such a large fan base among readers. But I totally get it now and I’m on board #TeamTack.

Tack and Tyra have smokin’ hot chemistry! I love these two characters together. Tack is definitely the alpha in that relationship but Tyra gives as good as she gets. She brought out a different side to Tack and made him a better man for it.

The cast of secondary characters were just as charismatic as the leads were. I started this series with book 4 so there are some couples that have already formed. I definitely want to go back and start with book one to experience the formation of those pairings.

What I Didn’t Like: The book could definitely use an editor but I knew that going in. There were parts I had to re-read to try to make sense of it but I was able to overlook it for the most part. And I have to say that that book cover is seriously lacking.

Memorable Moment:

“I think I’ve already cemented my biker bitch status, Tack, this very conversation being evidence of that. Lessons are no longer necessary.”

Overall Impression: Motorcycle Man is a great romance set in the MC world for readers who want something a little tamer than SOA let’s say. That’s not to say that there isn’t any violence taking place in this book, because there is, but the MC world was definitely toned down to let the reader concentrate on the romance element. I definitely need to go back and start this Dream Man series from the beginning. I’m curious to see if any of the other books let the reader in on the changes that were made in the club’s hierarchy.

Brianna’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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  1. All of these are like crack! I read Motorcycle Man first, then Fire Inside - which I liked more than even Motorcycle Man, then I went back and read them from the beginning. Highly recommend! The previous books don't focus on Tack's club, there are appearances. I think I would have loved Tack even more (which doesn't seem possible) if I had read one of the previous books first he was in.

    1. There are like crack! I read MM then I read Own the Wind. I have Fire Inside but haven't read it yet. I want Rush's book but from what I've heard, it sounds like his book will be last. I plan to go back and read the rest of the Dream Man series.

  2. I agree the cover is definitely lacking. It looks like it could be a bar tending 101 book. It's a good thing that you enjoyed the book enough to get over the lack of editing.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  3. I love this book. I like all the books in the series actually (though the first one, Mystery Man, is far from one of my faves) but MM, god I love Tack. *sighs*

    Grand Central Publishing (KA's publisher for the Chaos series) bought the Dream Man series (and the Colorado Mountain series). I know the Dream Man series covers were all redone and I *think* they were edited, though I'm not positive about that part of it. Here is the link to the new MM cover in case you want to take a look:

    1. I had heard about GCP buying her books. I don't know if the copy I bought was the self-pub version or the GCP version. I'm guessing the former, since it came with the older cover.

      And yes, the new cover is much, much better!

  4. Did I warn you about the crack? Did I?? :)

    1. Yes, you did. That's why I have put the rest of the books on hold for now. I've read Own the Wind, which I read within 24 hours. That rarely happens, and almost never with a 400+ page book.

  5. I've heard so much about Tack but I wasn't sure he was my kind of guy. Your review is making me think I should take a chance.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  6. Oooohhhh how I love the Dream Man series <3 <3 <3 I laughed so hard sometimes cause Tack is just... well, Tack :D
    And Chaos series is also great.


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