Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley (#HeroesIHate)

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Posted December 18, 2018 in review Tags: , ,

Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley (#HeroesIHate)Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley
Pages: 400
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Series: Dream Man #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Denver, CO
Source: Amazon
Also in this series: Mystery Man, Law Man
Also by this author: Mystery Man, Rock Chick Renegade, Law Man
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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...

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As much as it pains me to say it, I will admit it. I’m not sure what I am missing about KA’s books. I find many of her heroes to be villains. Tack from Motorcycle man was probably one of the most awful characters I have read in a romance. He was crass, demeaning, demanding, and just plain mean. He expected Tyra to fit into his world-change everything and be in his world. He expected her to accept things the way they were in his world, even when she told him she wasn’t okay with it. He demanded her conformity. He physically invaded her space when she repeatedly asked him to back up. He not only ignored her attempts to get away from him, but again, physically got in her way. Am I missing something? Are women finding this type of behavior attractive? I love alpha men, but Tack wasn’t an alpha; he was an asshole who has the potential to become emotionally abusive.

However, Tack aside, I actually liked Tyra. I liked that she did try to get away from him. I like that she wanted to be her own person. She was still trying to figure out who that person was, but she was on a journey. I liked the continued plot with the Russians and how it intertwined with Tyra’s friends to keep everyone involved. I loved Tyra’s relationship with Tack’s kids. Its difficult to write books with teenagers in them and have them be likable characters-as a rule, teens are usually moody and prone to emotional breakdowns.

Motorcycle Man was both utterly disappointing and and yet oddly engaging. I couldn’t quite put it down and walk away even though I hated Tack so much. I’m as conflicted about my conflicting feelings about this book as I am about this conflicting book. Confused yet-cause I am!

Tyra repeatedly calls Tack her “dream man”. Tyra, dream bigger.

 

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Other alpha men in books like Axel by Harper Sloan, The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas, Dark Prince by Christine Feehan …then you will probably like Motorcycle Man! I also recommend checking out Male Characters You Would Run From If They Tried To Date You In Real Life. And while you’re there, make sure to send me a friend request!

 

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Samantha
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5 responses to “Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley (#HeroesIHate)

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, Sam. I couldn’t bring myself to read any more of these books after the first book because I knew that I would probably feel the same way and reading your review has cemented that for me. I’m skipping the rest of the books for real.

  2. This isn’t my favorite book of the series, but I liked it. But I was disappointed in some ways with Tack, it wasn’t as good as I was expecting after loving all the books in the Chaos series. Although many of KA heroes I wouldn’t want to be with in real life because they can be jerks at times. Although some of them are fabulous but Tack wasn’t my favorite of her heroes especially in the beginning, although he did eventually warm up to me. But I think KA is one of those you either love or hate. Sorry to hear this didn’t work for you though.

  3. We appreciate it so much that you have shared your thoughts on this. You write very well also. You have done and are doing a great job! Keep it going.

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