Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Motorcycle Man (Dream Man Series #4) Review

Motorcycle Man (The Dream Man Series) by Kristen Ashley is a fabulous end to an amazing series!!!

 Book description...
Stuck in a colorless world, Tyra Masters decides to chuck her old life and starts searching for something. She doesn’t know what it is until she meets her dream man. The goateed, tattooed, muscled, gravelly voiced motorcycle man who plies her with tequila and gives her the best sex of her life. But she knows it isn’t the tequila and sex talking. He’s it. He’s who she’s been daydreaming about since she could remember.
Until he makes it clear she isn’t who he’s looking for.
Tyra slinks away from his bed, humiliated. The problem is, he’s her new boss. She just may or may not have forgotten to tell him that part.
Kane “Tack” Allen has a rule. He doesn’t employ someone he’s slept with. And he lets Tyra know that in his motorcycle man way. Tyra fights for her job and wins it using sass and a technicality. Tack challenges her that if she hits his bed one more time, she loses her job.
Tyra is determined to keep her job and keep away from Tack. But she makes a big mistake. During their head-to-heads, she lets it all hang out and shows Tack she is who he’s looking for. And Tack has had a good woman slip through his fingers, he’s not about to let that happen again.
Although Tack colors Tyra’s world with a vibrancy that’s blinding, being with him means she has to live in his Motorcycle Club world. Full on, no holds barred. And since Tack’s world, not to mention Tack, is a little scary, Tyra isn’t so sure.
It's Tack's job to convince her.

So I have to say that I am sad that the Dream Man Series has come to an end because... I LOVED these characters, as usual KA's characters all flow so nicely together.  Not to mention I love getting those little glimpses of past characters... and/or... in MM case a little glimpse into a couple from a completely different series!  KA has a special gift when it comes to getting me so attached to her characters that I actually get little excited butterflies in my belly when I see them in other books... yeah, yeah, I'm a big nerd... and I'm proud!  Anyway, like I said, I'm sad that this series has come to an end.. but what an end it was... amazeballs!!!  Oh wait... did I say I was sad?  Oh.. I did... and I am... but there is a very special surprise after the beautiful epilogue that had me smiling like a crazy woman at one o'clock in the morning when I finished this book.... want to know what that little surprise was?  OH, well I'd tell you but then it wouldn't be a surprise now would it?  And trust me when I say that after reading MM and then seeing what that surprise was I was excited and what made it so exciting... was the fact that I didn't know about it UNTIL I finished MM... Okay, I'll stop rambling now!

I have to say that I really liked Tyra... obviously she did and said a few things that got on my nerves... but I honestly really liked her.  She was sweet, caring, knew how to break out the sass, and my favorite was.. she was real... real in the sense that, yeah she had some insecurities and they scared her when it came to Tack but she talked them out with him... maybe she needed a little of that alpha coaxing but she still did it... the best was when she admitted that she needed to be handled with more care because she may dish it out but she can't take it.  Personally, I'm not a big fan of those who can dish it out but can't take it.. and I say that because I can dish it out just as good as I can take it, so I don't have a lot of patience for those who can't take it... now with that said, I had the patience with Tyra for one reason and one reason only.... she owns up to it... so I have to admit, I admire her for that!  The sass... wow, the sass was fantastic because Tyra was hilarious when she would go off on a rant.. especially towards Tack. Then there was the self pep talks... they cracked me up too... at least in the beginning...
"I embrace my inner slut.  Sluts wouldn't blush, act like idiots or shrews.  They would just go about their business.  Therefore, I am a slut and I am proud."
Then there is Tack.... Tack is... well.... he's hot, no doubt about it... BUT I have already admitted this to my girls and now I will admit it to you.... had we not have known Tack the way we do from previous books... NO WAY, would I have thought he was funny... No freaking way! I would have thought he was a class A asshole who needed to get his head out of his ass and learn some freaking manners.. not that bikers should have manners... but you know what I mean.  BUT, since we've met him... and quite intimately... in previous Dream Man books, I thought the whole class A asshole act was hilarious, and while I'm being honest here... I couldn't get enough of it!  Now... take a look at this visual....make it a good look too cause that is all man right there..... The awesome thing about this visual is I get to give credit to KA herself on this one, I know she said one of her girlies sent it to her... but she posted it and as she says "This has Tack written all over it"... So thank you my lovely Kristen for sharing this picture cause, girl, you gave me the ultimate visual for this review!!!!

As the description says... Tack does not sleep with his employees... so when Tyra shows up the following Monday after... their little.. we'll call it exercise... he isn't exactly thrilled to find out that she is his new office manager... actually he tells her to give him her number so when he gets a taste for her he can call her but that she needs to go.... But Tyra is having none of that and throws him some serious sass.  He gives in and while we may not get his POV at this particular point it's made quite obvious that he is seeing Tyra for Tyra and not the girl he "slam-bam-thank-you-mam'd" a few days earlier.  He is seeing a good woman that he wants... and as usual what happens when these ultimate Alpha men see what they want?  They don't hold back.. they go for what they want.. and I think they quite enjoy the work it takes to get it.. because they always get it!
"And you're gonna take what I have to give, Red.  You're not gonna resign.  You're not gonna disappear.  you're gonna be where I want you to be, you're gonna do what I want you to do and you're gonna listen to what I have to say and if you don't do it, I'll find a way to make you do it."
I have to admit, while what he says is kind of a tad on the crazy side, it's also hot because he is determined...and I mean DETERMINED... to get what he wants and there isn't any room for the word "No".

Of course these two hit obstacles... and what they hit, ranges from down right scary to so sweet you can't help but smile one of those sweet knowing smiles at what they are giving each other... because what they give each other is downright beautiful... so beautiful that I was shocked.. not because they don't deserve it but because of the things that Tack would admit to Tyra, the way he reacts to her finally sharing her feelings she has for him, how real they both really are.. and when I say real... I mean that in the sense that even though Tack is a badass biker dude he has got one heck of a soft, sweet spot that would have even the hardest woman melting at his words.  I was more shocked over my reaction to Tack.. because quite frankly there were numerous things he did or said that would have had me mad at him.. but I didn't get mad at him... instead I found myself mad at Tyra for wanting to give up, instead of talking about them with Tack... like he wanted.  Not that I didn't understand her reasons for wanting to give up because as a woman with a heart fully invested in a relationship and the situations she was put in I understood it and I felt for her in a big way... but the fact that she did not want to talk about it just made me lose a little faith in her being the right woman for him....
"Truth, honesty, perseverance, strength, love of all kinds and forgiveness are all beautiful, Tack.  The most beautiful stories ever told are the most difficult to take."

That is until she proves that she IS the woman for him.. and not only for him but for his kids too.  The situation that proved this to me was not a good one, but at one point I could not hold back the laughter... because it was that awesome, I mean... she just bursts in, all pissed off woman and goes off... and I mean she goes OFF.. I know that makes no sense right now but when you get to that point in the book... the point where in the middle of a terrible situation, Tack's brothers are still smiling at her reaction, you'll get it... and I hope you're feelings are as warm and fuzzy towards Tyra as mine were...

Then there is the fight between Tack and Tyra that leads to them sharing their feelings and all I can say is .... WOW.... I honestly fell for Tack even more when he explained why he does some of the things he does.. especially a certain thing that had me a little concerned for a good portion of the book.. but he explains it and not only is his explanation hard to hear but it's also in some way quite beautiful... and then there are his words... the words he uses to tell Tyra how he feels for her... absolutely beautiful words that left me speechless... left me with my heart in my hand and ready to hand it over to Tack, just to hear those words.
"The ride is not over but if I can keep my Club together and find a sweet, feisty woman who's got my back and enough to her that she'll stay there, holding me up not draggin' me down, I figure I'd find my way to beauty eventually. And I'd find absolution because I'd know, I earned the love of that woman, a woman who's got so much to her it'll take years to dig down and find the heart of her, that would be my reward."

Motorcycle Man (The Dream Man Series) by Kristen Ashley was another fabulous read that kept me consumed to the point that I was trying to rush the evening along so I could get back to reading... unfortunately my kids didn't exactly help me out in that aspect, but they're too cute to say no to sometimes.  As always, you all know my absolute obsession with KA and her amazing books so I don't have to go into my usual rant about it... but I will tell you this.... I don't know how she does it, and believe me... I wish I did, but Kristen is one amazing woman who is one heck of a writing machine!  I don't know any other authors who crank out the books as quickly as she does... and keeps them as fantastic as they are... What I wouldn't give to be able to spend a few days in the mind of Kristen and see how her creative process works!!!!  Like I said, she is amazing... so as a fan I want to give Kristen a big huge THANK YOU for putting in so many hours to get us fans her work so quickly!!!

Happy Reading!


  1. sigh I loved this book and I love Tack and I love Kristen Ashley and I love you Lo cause your reviews rock!

  2. Thanks for the review, honestly I've been going a bit crazy trying to find an image of Tack that would do justice, amazazazing! So sad its over:(