Alpha Hero & Tasty Potato Recipe

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday, plus a review and favorite quotes from, Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley. A book filled with Alpha men who belong to a Motorcycle Club called CHAOS and a writing style that will entice you to read more from this author.

How does this tie into Tasty Tuesday and this week’s recipe?

Tack “Kane” Allen (the hero in Motorcycle Man and president of the motorcycle club) is a good cook…actually, according to the heroine, Tyra aka Red aka Cherry, Tack’s a great cook…in and out of the kitchen. One of the dishes he whips up for her is a potato casserole, so I’m sharing my version of Tack’s Taters (recipe below).

I’m also pleased and excited to announce that Kristen Ashley will be a guest on my blog on June 22ND.

A few months ago, Gitte from the Totally Booked Blog, introduced me to Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley, and I’ve haven’t looked back. Motorcycle Man is the last book in the Dream Man Series, but it didn’t hinder my enjoyment to start with the last book. I’ve since read all the books in the Dream Man series and enjoyed them all, but I have to say, Motorcycle Man remains my favorite.

I’m here to tell you that I have joined the readers who are addicted to Kristen Ashley’s series (all written in first person from the heroine’s point of view) and her Alpha Hero’s. I haven’t read the other series as of yet, but like all other Kristen Ashley addicts, they are on my Kindle, waiting to be read.

Motorcycle Man pulled me into CHAOS MC world right away, its gritty and raw characters, because it was so outside the box of what I usually read.

I’m an avid reader, love books from all different genres in fiction and non-fiction, from historical to contemporary and heat levels from sweet to edgy. Kristen Ashley’s writing and books have added a new dimension to my eclectic array of books to enjoy.


If you are easily offended by curse words or gritty dialogue, then I recommend you stop reading here and if you wish, skip down to the recipe.

If not, then sit back and enjoy a review and favorite Motorcycle Man quotes from some of the members of a group which is comprised of Sassy, Kick-Assy Chicks who rock-an-ultra-cool attitude on everything from life to books.

MOTORCYCLE MAN Review by Heidi Wiley


When Tyra arrives at Ride Custom Cars and Bikes for her first day at work, she comes face to face with her new boss, Kane “Tack” Allen with whom she has shared more than a shot of tequila with. Tack is more than a little apprehensive about hiring a woman whose computer skills were not on the list of what had held his attention a few nights ago, as his new office manager.  With their attraction for each other and her sex kitten shoes getting in the way of their working relationship, they both submit to their desires but have a long road ahead of them sorting out how to accept their families, fears and the frustrations of a life they have just started to build.

Author Kristen Ashley has introduced a refreshing new kind of female character in Tyra.  She doesn’t spend time worrying about whether or not this man is trying to control her, but if she can understand his life and if there can be a place for him to share in hers.

This author has created a template for the original Alpha-Male. Tack is not sugar coated by sophistication, a private jet, or a bottomless bank account. He does not play head games and anyone that tries to get the best of this man’s mind, will lose.  Even though he is tough, his love for his family is the meaning of his life and for his past mistakes, he seeks redemption not pity.

Few authors can nail a man’s point of view through the first person of a female character. Kristen Ashley not only achieved this–she has mastered it. This story is off the charts sexy, fun and heartwarming.  I highly recommend Motorcycle Man and the rest of The Dream Man series but with a fair warning that you will seek no cure for this addiction.

Heidi’s Favorite Quotes from Motorcycle Man:

“No baby, I’m not scaring you.  You’re just scared.  You give me a little more,  you’ll see I protect it.  More, I’ll protect that too.  More, I got that too.  When you give it all to me, if it works with us in a way that lasts, you’ll never be scared.  You’ll feel safe enough to have your eyes open, your arms up and you’ll enjoy the fuck outta the ride. I’ll see to that Red, and that’s a promise.”


“I’m Chaos?”

“Was my dick just in you?”

I fought an annoyed frown and said, “Uh…yeah.”

“Then you’re Chaos.”


Favorite quotes from some of the members from the Sassy, Classy, Kick-Assy Group


Gitte’s favorite quotes: “We’ve hit the hot guy motherlode.”

“Darlin’, you’re the greediest piece of ass I’ve had in my bed in a long fuckin’ time. I got a taste for greedy, you think I’m not gonna take it?”

Kame’s: “This isn’t my know-it-all grin, Red. This is my I’m gonna get me some later grin.”

I felt a couple of quivers that were on the high end of the pleasant scale. Still, I shared, ” That’s even more annoying, Tack.”

“Don’t know why since me gettin’ some means your’re gonna get some.”

Kelly Bennett’s: “Life’s a roller coaster. Best damn ride in the park. You don’t close your eyes, hold on and wait for it to be over, babe. You keep your eyes open, lift your hands straight up in the air and enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts.”

“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.”

Kristy Wyatt’s: “I can’t function around a man if I know his ability to give pleasure.”

Selena’s:   And into the darkness, to his sleeping woman, he whispered, “You don’t know this, baby, but some men have dream women too.”

“Bottom line, no one fucks with my woman.”

“Baby,” his voice gentled, “this is me seein’ to that soft spot when I say quiet-like that I…will…be…there…in ten. And what I mean is, when I get there in ten, your ass better be there.”

Oh boy.
“Are you coming on your bike?”
“I’m in a tight, short, little aquamarine dress with high heels. I can’t get on a bike.”
“You’re in a tight, short dress and high heels?” Tack asked.
“I’ll be in there in five.”


This recipe is loosely based on Tack’s, because he used butter and I use olive oil, but you can substitute butter for the olive oil. I think Tack also used garlic powder, and I recommend either roasted garlic or minced fresh garlic. So I did take liberties with Tack’s recipe, but the idea is the same.


6 large baking potatoes (peeled, washed and dry well)

4 cloves of roasted garlic (or minced garlic)

4 sprigs of fresh rosemary

extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

non-stick spray


Preheat oven to 400

Spray your baking dish with non-stick spray.

In a bowl add some olive oil and your garlic and mix together.

After potatoes are dried, peel them thinly.

Arrange one layer of thinly sliced potatoes in your baking dish, overlapping each other until the bottom is all covered.

Add, rosemary leaves, salt and pepper and brush with oil, making sure some of the garlic is sprinkled on the layer.

Continue in the opposite direction with another layer of potatoes, adding rosemary, oil, garlic, salt and pepper.

Continue with more layering, until all the potatoes are used, ensuring your top layer also has oil, and the rest of the ingredients.

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Uncover and bake for an additional 40 minutes.



32 responses to “Alpha Hero & Tasty Potato Recipe”

  1. Talk about Motorcycle Man love fest!!!! You know I’m another addicted KA fan as well as so many other Sirens! Love the Tater recipe!
    Heidi, great review, and I love the quotes! I think I may to do a re read…… Thanks Selena, and you know I’ll be here on the 22nd!


    1. Thanks Pat, I’m planning a re-read as well


    2. It will be fun to have KA here in June! I am looking forward to it.



  2. Love this blog so much! Fantastic review Heidi! You nailed Motorcycle Man! Well, you know, I mean the review of Motorcycle Man, but really who doesn’t want to nail Tack too? :). Love the quotes, love the recipe, and love all things KA! Great job ladies :).


    1. Thank you Scarlet, Yes, I will nail Tack anyway I can. 🙂


    2. LOL Scarlet. I don’t want to nail Tack, but I would love to have a throw down with him in the kitchen. See who can cook things hotter….I mean…tastier…yeah, that’s it, I just want to swap recipes. 😉


  3. Love love love!! What’s NOT to love in this post?! Fantabulous review, beautiful Heidi! Selena – the e-card! OMG! I died laughing. Love you gorgeous ladies! ❤


    1. Thanks Kristy and I agree, Selena should get in the e-card business Love ya back 🙂


    2. LOL Thanks, Kristi, glad you enjoyed it. You know there’s lots more to come, we have Slim, Brock and the other biker badasses to review and talk about. 😉 ❤ back at you.


  4. ladybugsherri Avatar

    Great review, Heidi! I love Tack, but you know there is only one Kristen Ashley man for me — Slim ;). I can’t wait to try Tack’s Taters.


    1. Thank you Sherri, I think Slim is awesome too and Tack’s Taters sound de-lish! 🙂


  5. Mmmm love me some Tack, great review Heidi you did KA proud. I love KA books so thanks Gitte for turning us on. I am looking forward to trying out Tacks Tatos. Thanks Selena for the recipe.


    1. Thanks Kelly, I love all the KA books as well. 🙂


    2. Hi, Kelly, I still think my Taters are better than Tack’s, you can tell him that for me….I dare him to come over and tell me his are better. 😉 xo


  6. I want to read it all again now! I want to make those taters tonight!


    1. Hope your family enjoys them!


  7. Great blog, Selena! Awesome review, Heidi!
    Sometimes it is not easy to love an Alpha man, but an Alpha man who can cook?! He is my dream man!


    1. Thanks Grettel, That sounds great to me too. 🙂


  8. kamebookreview Avatar

    I love TACK! I want to reread the books over and over!


    1. Me too Kame! He never gets old 🙂


  9. Love this blog post HARD Selena!!! Love me some Tack and definitely LOVE me some KA!!! LOL xxxx


    1. Thanks so much Gitte for sharing Tack and the rest of the Dream Men 🙂


    2. How HARD, Gitte! LOL I would change my crockpot’s name to Tack, but then I don’t think Lucy would love that, and Tack and Mike love affair…don’t think it would work out. xoxoxox


  10. Thank you so much ladies for the kind words !! ❤ It was so much fun to read and review this book with all of you. Selena, Thank you for the opportunity I can't wait to try Tack's tots.


  11. As always Selena, a great blog!


    1. Thanks Denise for stopping by, and yes, Selena always has a great blog 🙂


    2. Thanks, Denise! Glad you enjoyed it. You’re another favorite alpha-hero-creator of mine. 🙂


  12. O.M.G.*Fans self* Oh. My. Goodness.*Catches breath* Ermgherd!!! Whew, what HAWT dialogue! Heidi, your review is great. It is true, finding a way to capture the hero’s POV through the heroine seems a bit tricky. Selena, I loved the way you compiled everyone’s favorite quotes (including your own), and the e-card speaks for itself – I have to know more about Tack now! This is going on my TBR list! 🙂


    1. Thanks Laurie, and if you liked the quotes Tack is for you! Move this up on your TBR list


    2. Laurie, thanks for stopping by. Yes, we recommend you read all about Tack in Motorcycle Man, but be warned, he doesn’t sugarcoat a thing. But underneath that badass exterior is a hard-chested, muscled…oh wait, I’m off track….he’s got HUGE….I do mean HUGE….heart of course 😉


  13. […] Chaos Series picks up after the last book (Motorcycle Man) in the Dream Man […]


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