Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley

Own the Wind: A Chaos Novel


Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos--the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than friendship...

Tabby is everything Shy's ever wanted, but everything he thinks he can't have. She's beautiful, smart, and as his friend's daughter, untouchable. Shy never expected more than friendship, so when Tabby indicates she wants more--much more--he feels like the luckiest man alive. But even lucky men can crash and burn...


I really have no idea why Own the Wind has so many amazing reviews. I read a few of them and I feel like I read a completely different book than they did. Pretty much everything they say I found the exact opposite....so it is odd. 

So what didn't I like? Pretty much everything. I didn't like the way it was written. The time jumps made it difficult to keep track of how old everyone was or when it was. 2 years later....2 months later...3 months later...etc. I just didn't like it. Especially if it was a small jump it felt like you could just continue the story. Then the writing itself....not my favorite. Not sure exactly what it was that bugged me, but something did.

I didn't like the characters at all. Tabby is so lame. She doesn't stand up for herself, even though she keeps saying she is going to be one of those girls who does. She doesn't. She doesn't stick up for herself with the awful doctor who is mean to her all the time, she doesn't stick up for herself with Shy, she just doesn't do anything. When Shy does something she doesn't like she thinks we will have to talk about this later...and then they never do. Or she gets upset, but then realizes that is just the way he is and she just has to accept it. Yey! Way to really be a strong female character by caving to whatever he does cause he is a big bad biker guy so that is just the way it is. Please.

People love Shy and I have no idea why. He is such an asshole. Seriously. Ugh. And people think he is so dreamy. I don't understand. I don't find asshole guys dreamy. Maybe it is just me. He is just it is his way or no way. Like Tabby just has to deal with it. But then there was the scene where it was tense at the clubhouse and the one brother was all dude, deal with your woman. Get her out of here and he is all well I asked her and she doesn't want to go. I don't control her, she does what she wants. Um really? She wants to do something one way and you just do whatever you want anyways. I don't see the mutual collaboration between you two. I mean one small example is Tabby gets sick of doing the laundry all the time. She brings it up and Shy just immediately is all I am never going to do laundry. Ever. So don't ask. Tabby starts to try and have a conversion on okay you do this I do that and it is shut down pretty quickly. Shy had to do chores with his horrible aunt so screw you Tabby, he is not doing them again. Oh so dreamy that they can talk about things. I hated him. I don't get the appeal. Plus I laughed out loud at most of his dreamy romantic declarations as they were so lame. I don't think they were supposed to be funny, they were supposed to be sweet or something. At least they entertained me somewhat.

I didn't like the plot, I just didn't like the book. I kept waiting for it to end. After the first third I thought okay this will be over soon right? I mean what else will happen? Well more does happen, but it is just seemed like filler fluff until the end, and then we don't really get much resolution. The other issue? We don't get to see the action! Shy and some brothers take care of the doctor problem for Tabby. Do we see this? No. We just see the after affects and then they talk about it. The big bad showdown at the end. Do we see this? No, we see Tabby waiting for everyone to come back. Cool. I wouldn't want to actually see anything that happens of importance either. It is way more fun to watch someone sit around and worry. Way more fun. Thanks for not sharing the fun parts so all we have are the boring parts of the story and the characters talking about things that happened. I love when people tell not show what happens...

Overall not a very good book. If this is one of the authors better works I definitely won't be reading anymore. That and it seems people agree the main character men are the same so since I hated Shy I doubt I would like the other ones. The only thing I really enjoyed about this story were Shy's romantic lines as they were hilarious to me. I don't get the huge appeal of this book.

Rating: 1/5


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