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.”
“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.”
“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
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.