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Through good times, bad times and times of war, Cole “Rush” Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Along this journey, he watched his father, Tack, and his MC brothers fight, sweat, bleed and die to steer the Club to legitimacy. And they’ve got one more battle on their hands. A battle they have to win. But when Rush meets the woman who put herself right in the thick of Through good times, bad times and times of war, Cole “Rush” Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Along this journey, he watched his father, Tack, and his MC brothers fight, sweat, bleed and die to steer the Club to legitimacy. And they’ve got one more battle on their hands. A battle they have to win. But when Rush meets the woman who put herself right in the thick of it, he knows he has to stop at nothing to get her out. Rebel Stapleton has lost someone she loves to murder and she’s the kind of woman who’s going to do something about it. She puts her career on the line, and her life, to bring the man who did it to justice. That is, she does this until Rush Allen intervenes. Chaos is at war and they’re about to face the ultimate showdown. They’ll have to negotiate skeletons from the past, enemies becoming allies, and loved ones in the line of fire on their ride to be… Free.


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Through good times, bad times and times of war, Cole “Rush” Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Along this journey, he watched his father, Tack, and his MC brothers fight, sweat, bleed and die to steer the Club to legitimacy. And they’ve got one more battle on their hands. A battle they have to win. But when Rush meets the woman who put herself right in the thick of Through good times, bad times and times of war, Cole “Rush” Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Along this journey, he watched his father, Tack, and his MC brothers fight, sweat, bleed and die to steer the Club to legitimacy. And they’ve got one more battle on their hands. A battle they have to win. But when Rush meets the woman who put herself right in the thick of it, he knows he has to stop at nothing to get her out. Rebel Stapleton has lost someone she loves to murder and she’s the kind of woman who’s going to do something about it. She puts her career on the line, and her life, to bring the man who did it to justice. That is, she does this until Rush Allen intervenes. Chaos is at war and they’re about to face the ultimate showdown. They’ll have to negotiate skeletons from the past, enemies becoming allies, and loved ones in the line of fire on their ride to be… Free.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

    I waited for this book forever, but the reviews are in and I’m gonna pass. It pains me to say it, but I think I’m officially done with KA. I heard this turned into a Honey Series crossover catastrophe - poor Rush, you deserved better - and I don’t want reading this to ruin any of the books that still live on the positive side of my mind and memory. Oh well. It was a damned good run.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    3-3.5 stars This is such a hard book for me to rate/review, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. There was a lot about this book I really loved. I love the brotherhood of Chaos. I always will. This series will hold a special space in my heart always. I mean, Walk Through Fire is one of my favorite books ever. I also loved Rush and Rebel’s love story. I feel like I’ve been waiting for Rush for FOREVER. And there lies the biggest problem for me. I wanted Rush’s story. I didn’t want Rush getting half 3-3.5 stars This is such a hard book for me to rate/review, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. There was a lot about this book I really loved. I love the brotherhood of Chaos. I always will. This series will hold a special space in my heart always. I mean, Walk Through Fire is one of my favorite books ever. I also loved Rush and Rebel’s love story. I feel like I’ve been waiting for Rush for FOREVER. And there lies the biggest problem for me. I wanted Rush’s story. I didn’t want Rush getting half the book and a dozen other characters getting the rest of the book (view spoiler)[The Honey crossover, so much Benito- and I hate the way that turned out, like for real it hurt my heart, and a side romance between Beck and Janna which may have made a nice novella but didn’t need to be in this book. Plus a lot of other crazy things that were unneeded. (hide spoiler)] . I understand a few chapters here and there from side characters are sometimes necessary in books like this, but it was much too much for me. Overall there were parts I really loved, but this wasn't my favorite in the Chaos series, nor was it the book I wanted for Rush.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Eve (Between The Bookends)

    I am done. The divorce is final. I went into this with LOW expectations, and it even managed to fall under those! This book was SOOO long (not a surprise) but good lord there was SO much pointless shit and POVS. I wanted Rush's story! But he and Rebel took a HUGE backseat to all the Chaos drama. On a positive side note, the sex scenes between him and Rebel weren't cheesy b grade porn in this one, so there was that. Then we have KA reducing Benito the evil mastermind of several books into a I am done. The divorce is final. I went into this with LOW expectations, and it even managed to fall under those! This book was SOOO long (not a surprise) but good lord there was SO much pointless shit and POVS. I wanted Rush's story! But he and Rebel took a HUGE backseat to all the Chaos drama. On a positive side note, the sex scenes between him and Rebel weren't cheesy b grade porn in this one, so there was that. Then we have KA reducing Benito the evil mastermind of several books into a bisexual submissive alá the honey series! I mean...seriously? Beck (Throttle) gets redeemed (I'll be honest...I sort of liked this storyline because I still HATE Rosalie and think she deserved her beatdown for being a snitch *lol). But hold on to your hats people because we get another redemption, the stupidest redemption EVER...Naomi! That's right...N-A-O-M-I of all people!! Oy vay. Last, the ending was a HUGE letdown. THAT was an epilogue?? NO..that was a lame...sigh. Gaah, so I don't sound like a total bitch there were some things I did enjoy. As I said, I liked both Rush and Rebel. Their romance was 100% drama free and insta. We didn't get 5000 reminders (just one) of how much of a whore Rush was. No OW drama. I loved whenever Tack interacted with Cut and Ride. (lol) I liked the little glances here and there of the other guys and characters from other books/series. So you know, again, there was that....sigh.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Reading

    Open Letter To Kristen Ashley, I don't know that this review will reach you or anybody through the impressive number of mystifying 5 star reviews, but I have to make the attempt. I'll begin with a few questions for your consideration: What were you thinking? For a book allegedly about Rush and Rebel, there wasn't much about Rush and Rebel. Did it never occur to you that Beck's redemption was a waste of page time for this book and actually would have made a far more interesting book on its own? Open Letter To Kristen Ashley, I don't know that this review will reach you or anybody through the impressive number of mystifying 5 star reviews, but I have to make the attempt. I'll begin with a few questions for your consideration: What were you thinking? For a book allegedly about Rush and Rebel, there wasn't much about Rush and Rebel. Did it never occur to you that Beck's redemption was a waste of page time for this book and actually would have made a far more interesting book on its own? Writing a spin-off novella/book within a book is an interesting concept, but ultimately a waste of resources. I would have paid to read his redemption story, but I feel vaguely hostile that I read it here. Beck was more interesting than Rush. Shame on you for that. Free was allegedly the last of the Chaos series. Why was the club relegated to the bench? Why weren't they doing the heavy lifting? Does the overuse of crossover come from cynicism, desperation, or just plain laziness? Don't get me wrong, crossovers can be fun and satisfying when done well. Free was not a good example, though. It was even worse than The Time in Between and that was ridiculous. Did Sixx really need to be the heroine of this story? Really? Or was her presence an attempt to drum up sales for the Honey series? At some point, you may need to accept that your foray into BDSM wasn't your most successful experiment, and not entirely because of a resistance to the BDSM category. I am so proud of you that you made the attempt, but as someone that reads a metric ton of BDSM, you simply didn't seem comfortable with the subject matter and it made for awkward reading. For real, pony play is a bit much even for veterans of the trope. Even specialists in BDSM(Joey Hill and Lexi Blake) leave the serious kinks alone so I have no idea why you went there. The awkwardness and mixed messages about BDSM and sexuality were painfully apparent in Free. Are you seriously going to continue using anal as a plot device? If so, consider educating yourself on the actual mechanics. Loose Ends was a tutorial on how to write anal in a completely unsexy for the reader way while giving injury to the fictional recipient. Sure, I get it, Diesel/Maddox/Molly was supposed to be the story to introduce Rebel, but it would have read better as M/M without all the pointless confusion of Molly's presence and the sloppiness of creating unnecessary crossover. Did Naomi really need redeeming? I believe in second chances. I mean, I bought this book didn't I? I just don't believe everyone deserves or earns them. Besides, being beaten and raped isn't redemption, nor are they plot devices. Shame on you again. Did Benito's exit really need to be that weak? For years and in a few different series he was made into a near perfect villain and this is what we get? Did the bizarre mixed message you were broadcasting even occur to you? Game of Thrones type walk of shame for that, Kit. Will the inevitable spin-offs from this hot mess of a book be as convoluted as this story was? Do you have a new editor/proof-reader? One thing that has impressed me from the beginning with your books was the polish that isn't typical with a majority of self-published authors. This was lacking in Free. Typos, misspellings, etc. It didn't irk me the way the incorrect use of Spanish does, but still...I don't know if you use beta readers, but I struggle with the idea that no one said anything to you about everything that is wrong with this story. Problems that go far, far beyond typos and misspellings. But that's enough for now... I'm more disappointed than when I finished Mathilda. Not surprised because Mathilda made me aware you could write a train wreck. Shocked that you would willingly write a train wreck this many books on... I don't know what's going on with your writing and stories, Kit. I feel betrayed on behalf of made up people. I feel betrayed as a loyal reader. Maybe you no longer care. Or worse, maybe superfans have convinced you that whatever you write is an automatic 5 stars I will leave you with this for your consideration, cariño(because it is never, ever cariña)(Could you let Eddie know?) Hemingway was quoted as saying, "Write drunk, edit sober" and no one was better at self-editing. I've wondered more than once the last few books if you've been partying hard during both writing and editing. Or consider R. Lee Smith's quote, "I don't really think much about my readers when I'm writing. I think about my readers a LOT when I'm editing. Usually along the lines of "No one is going to want to read this crap" Sincerely, Sincerely Disappointed

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    2 Stars with lots of skimming Boy, this book’s a mess! There was so much going on and so many POVs that Rush’s story got lost in the mix. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’ve lost faith in Kristen Ashley as a storyteller. It’s also become obvious she trying her hand in the BDSM & m/m genres and that’s cool. I have no doubt she’ll be good at it! But, my goodness, stay FOCUSED on the series, characters and genre the current book is about for heaven’s sake! Why her Honey series characters 2 Stars with lots of skimming Boy, this book’s a mess! There was so much going on and so many POVs that Rush’s story got lost in the mix. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’ve lost faith in Kristen Ashley as a storyteller. It’s also become obvious she trying her hand in the BDSM & m/m genres and that’s cool. I have no doubt she’ll be good at it! But, my goodness, stay FOCUSED on the series, characters and genre the current book is about for heaven’s sake! Why her Honey series characters got almost as much page time (ok, that’s a bit exaggerated but not by much) as her Chaos characters is baffling and beyond me. This aspect of the book felt out of place and a bit manipulative. Oh, and don’t get me started with the whole Benito plotline disaster. That said, I did enjoy parts of this book. I loved the relationship between Rush and his girl. It was true KA romance and I loved it. I also loved catching up with all the Chaos characters I’ve grown to care about over the years. I’m sad to say goodbye to them. I even enjoyed the secondary romance subplot. I actually liked KA redeeming Beck’s character. I just wish that subplot would have been featured in a novella instead. All in all, Free isn’t a horrible book in and of itself. For me, though, the good just didn’t outweigh the bad.

  6. 4 out of 5

    ~Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$~

    DNF @ 30%. No rating. I'm stuck. And when it starts to feel like a chore, you better call it quits. I won't say a word, it wouldn't be fair. Why rant about the book just because I've outgrown this author?

  7. 5 out of 5

    Vintage

    I am probably going to have to go into WITSEC after I post this as the KA 5 star posse will be after me. So many things went wrong. Motorcycle Man, the one that got it all rolling, Fire Inside, the craziest, Ride Steady, the sweetest, and Walk Through Fire, the angstiest all had one thing in common. Okay, two. The most important thing is the primary story centered around the give and take, push and pull, angsty rollercoaster of a couple FALLING IN LOVE with a secondary side story about crazy I am probably going to have to go into WITSEC after I post this as the KA 5 star posse will be after me. So many things went wrong. Motorcycle Man, the one that got it all rolling, Fire Inside, the craziest, Ride Steady, the sweetest, and Walk Through Fire, the angstiest all had one thing in common. Okay, two. The most important thing is the primary story centered around the give and take, push and pull, angsty rollercoaster of a couple FALLING IN LOVE with a secondary side story about crazy Benito, the evil mastermind of Denver that the combined forces of CHAOS and Denver's hunkiest can not bring down. Here we have a heroine who’s so fiesty that she becomes a porn director for Benito to find out what happened to her dead friend. Yeah, okay, but most importantly she’s a ground breaking, classy porn director with great hair and long legs….Fill in the KA blank. Eye roll. Yes, I am judging. Rush, and I’m going to commit a sacrilege here, has always seemed kind of boring to me especially after Tack, Joker, Hap…Elvira. So his first date invitation to the h to come over and pack a bag left me cold. Who does that? She dress in a itty bitty black dress for the date.. Rebel grabbed the cardigan and tugged it on. It was long, went down to her knees, which he was not a big fan of considering her skirt just covered her pubis and he was a biker. He seriously got off on her show of skin. Especially the way she showed it. There was lots of it. But it was all class. Yes, a dress just covering her pubis sounds "all class"! Move over Audrey Hepburn. A million POV’s from characters that have been on the periphery so who the hell cares. Not enough previous main character time for me. Why should I care about Beck or Hinge or whatever his name is from two books ago when I’ve invested so much time with the major players? Why, when in past books, there has been violence that’s understandable and a little rough but readable, is now ratcheted up to gross and detailed levels? Rape, abuse, rape and even gross abuse. Why concentrate on the Benito issue as the main issue when there were so many other avenues to explore with all these characters? Why not have Rider and Cut grow up cause those two scamps are a handful. how about a power vacuum in the Chaos crew? What about a real conflict from the Hunky good guys and the Hunky bikers? And the icing on the cake..(view spoiler)[ horrible Naomi is redeemed only after being beaten and raped, and Benito, the evil Benito who has kept CHAOS and all the good guys of Denver occupied for years is taken down by a sex tape, a menage M/M/M sex tape. That my friends is ending with a whimper not a bang. (hide spoiler)]

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

    1.5 STARS I went against my better instincts and decided to read this since I've been wanting Rush's books forever even though I haven't enjoyed two of the most recent KA books. And now that I've read it, I'm at a total loss for words. Let's explain it this way. Before reading Free and after Are there readers out there that loved this book? Absolutely! Was I one of them? Yeah...no. The last time I was this disappointed in a Kristen Ashley book, I was reading The Promise. And you know what? She Frankie 1.5 STARS I went against my better instincts and decided to read this since I've been wanting Rush's books forever even though I haven't enjoyed two of the most recent KA books. And now that I've read it, I'm at a total loss for words. Let's explain it this way. Before reading Free and after Are there readers out there that loved this book? Absolutely! Was I one of them? Yeah...no. The last time I was this disappointed in a Kristen Ashley book, I was reading The Promise. And you know what? She Frankie and Benny'd Rush's book. I lost interest somewhere at the 40% mark and skimmed my way to the end. I'm so disappointed that I couldn't even bring myself to rate this. But after much deliberation, I'd give a generous 1 star for having Rush in the book, and another half a star for the few chapters that we actually got his story. As for the rest? What I can tell you, is this was NOT Rush's book. It just wasn't. If it was, it should have been a novella for all the story he got. It was an extremely unsatisfying conclusion for one of my most awaited characters, and I don't even know how I feel about it. It's like KA threw shit at the wall just to see what sticks. Horse shit. Dog shit. All of the shit that just completely takes away from the main story and does absolutely nothing to make the book better in the end. It only left my head spinning and beyond annoyed. I'm not going to go into all the reasons that this book didn't work for me because plenty of other reviewers already said it better than I can. I used to love Kristen Ashley's book, so to say that I'm beyond upset that I feel this way about one of her books is an understatement. I haven't loved all of her books, but I've never so actively disliked one. If this is a sign of what's to come with her books, I'm afraid this spells the end for my wanting to read them.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Geri Reads

    EDIT to ADDAfter reading all the comments and the reviews to this, I've decided not to read this book. I don't want to tarnish my love for Rush and KA with this. I don't think I can handle it. Anyhoo, thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts and commiserating with moi. Yes, I've broken up with KA's writing, 7 or 8 books ago. But I'd be lying if I say that I'm not curious about Rush's book. To read or not to read? That is the question! Arrgghh!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

    LIVE https://www.amazon.com/Free-Chaos-Boo... 4 stars I can't believe this is the end, I loved this series so much!I'm going to miss this world and the characters.As always the characters rocked this story and the plot was fantastic.Kristen Ashley did it again! Free is a great story emotional,sweet and at some points fun. Apart from these you'll find also darkness and violence.It has a little bit of everything. I loved Rush and Rebel, they have a great relationship.Rush is gentle and he is LIVE https://www.amazon.com/Free-Chaos-Boo... 4 stars I can't believe this is the end, I loved this series so much!I'm going to miss this world and the characters.As always the characters rocked this story and the plot was fantastic.Kristen Ashley did it again! Free is a great story emotional,sweet and at some points fun. Apart from these you'll find also darkness and violence.It has a little bit of everything. I loved Rush and Rebel, they have a great relationship.Rush is gentle and he is caring,sweet and lovable.I loved him hard!Rebel is sweet and lovely, I could easily connect with her.There is an insta attraction between them.I liked it for this reason! This series is a must read!     

  11. 5 out of 5

    ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 2 Stars!! It pains me to rate a Kristen Ashley book with 2 stars but honestly it was a train wreck. I was a die hard KA fan girl but the last few not so much. Let me start with saying that I purposely avoided the Honey series because BDSM, M/M, and Menáge are just not my cuppa. That said I was not happy that characters from the Honey series had pivotal roles here because of family ties to Rebel. It felt as if KA was forcing the Honey series on us. Not cool. Another thing I could have done 2 Stars!! It pains me to rate a Kristen Ashley book with 2 stars but honestly it was a train wreck. I was a die hard KA fan girl but the last few not so much. Let me start with saying that I purposely avoided the Honey series because BDSM, M/M, and Menáge are just not my cuppa. That said I was not happy that characters from the Honey series had pivotal roles here because of family ties to Rebel. It felt as if KA was forcing the Honey series on us. Not cool. Another thing I could have done without were the multiple POVs, way to many! Rush & Rebel Okay so breaking it down. I loved Rush and Rebel but its to bad they didn’t get more page time, they were robbed. Such a shame. I felt like with everything else going on I didn’t get to know them as couple as much as I wanted to. I found their storyline buried beneath all the other storylines and it felt like a secondary storyline rather than the main storyline. I’m so upset for Rush. Benito has gone legit and he is now the bonafide creepy owner of a newly formed porn production company. Rebel takes a job as his director to find out who murdered her best friend who was one of his porn stars. Rush is immediately smitten when he spots her......Sorry, there is so much happening with their first meeting because of the million characters and storylines associated with it I’m not even going to try. Bottom line 1.5 stars belong to them and trust me I’m being generous. Evil Chaos Villian Benito Train Wreck. Totally disappointing and out of left field. Benito went from drug/prostitution/porn king pin and all around bad guy to a submissive to a couple of male Doms....just f’ing weird!! I’m angry Chaos was cheated out of getting the retribution they deserved. Beck and Bounty MCs Sigh.....why is Beck being redeemed? He and his club beat the shit out of a woman. Rosalie (Rough Ride). Now he’s a Cha0s ally? Nope. No Way. Unforgivable. A slap in the face to Rosalie who is completely in the Chaos fold. Chew, Former Chaos Member Chew, now a Chaos enemy, who knows where the “Chaos bones are buried” no point really to his storyline other than to beat and rape women. Felt like filler. Anti-climatic. Naomi Why? Again it felt like more filler, no point to her being involved and simi redeemed. Chaos MC It’s always good to see members of my favorite MC and get updates so I’m going to add a 1/2 star for them out of loyalty to Tack and Joker. Welp, there you go, Honey meets Chaos. I genuinely hope you enjoy it more than I did. Happy reading!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Laura Elizabeth

    Yes believe it or not, I’m going to read this. Even after this nonsense posted yesterday https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs87W2PnOxb/ Why? Well, I’ve waited for Rush’s book forever. And even though KA has ruined every great series of hers (almost) by adding a craptastic book at the end, I’m forging through. This series was the beginning of her downfall and I’m going down with the ship. The buddy read with my dirty girls group..........should be craptastically fantastic. Update 1/30/19 Mercifully I have Yes believe it or not, I’m going to read this. Even after this nonsense posted yesterday https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs87W2PnOxb/ Why? Well, I’ve waited for Rush’s book forever. And even though KA has ruined every great series of hers (almost) by adding a craptastic book at the end, I’m forging through. This series was the beginning of her downfall and I’m going down with the ship. The buddy read with my dirty girls group..........should be craptastically fantastic. Update 1/30/19 Mercifully I have finished this train wreck. This was the most pointless book I have ever read. Last week at work a patient came into the office. I ask her how her heart palpitations are. She goes off on a flight of ideas, like many psych patients do. I got 30 stories from her in ten minutes, jumping from one to the other continuously. But I never got an answer to my question about her heart. That is what reading this book was like. A mental patients flight of ideas. KA threw everything and everyone in this book. This was supposed to be Rush’s book. We hardly met him. There are like 100 names in this book. If you didn’t read all her various Denver series books, you will be lost. I was even lost and I read them. But it’s very clear she wants everyone to read that nasty Honey series. She dragged over characters from that series and filthed this book up. She insinuates doctors are responsible for drug addicts. That moms who are a size 2 and make dinosaur cakes are “ showing off” for other moms. We got a lot of KA “ wisdom 🙄🙄🙄🙄” tossed at us. What we didn’t get was a biker book with Rush as the star. ZERO STARS!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Luzia Bielefeld *BookWhore BR*

    0 - DNF ============= Unfortunately I'm going to have to let my favorite author go. The author's writing is no longer the same and no longer holds my attention. I couldn't go on with reading and dropped. #DNF <3 *) .•.•*) .•*) (.• (Bye, bye! Chaos MC* 。 • • •。it was good while it lasted 。* 。 。 * _Π_____*。* •• */______/~\。 •• 田田 門 0 - DNF ============= Unfortunately I'm going to have to let my favorite author go. The author's writing is no longer the same and no longer holds my attention. I couldn't go on with reading and dropped. #DNF <3 *´¨✫) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨)✯ ¸.•*¨) ✮ (¸.•´✶ (¸Bye, bye! ★Chaos MC★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ • •。★it was good while it lasted★ 。* 。 ° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚ ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚ | 田田 |門| ˚

  14. 5 out of 5

    NMmomof4

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: That felt kind of bitter sweet. I appreciated all the closure we got, but I'm also sad to be leaving these characters. I also appreciated all the side characters from other books having rolls in this book. I think anyone that hasn't read a good bit of KAs works would be totally confused and wouldn't like the book for that reason. It builds off of many other stories, and it felt kind of like what I imagined (because I haven't read it) her Loose Ends: Volume One book 3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: That felt kind of bitter sweet. I appreciated all the closure we got, but I'm also sad to be leaving these characters. I also appreciated all the side characters from other books having rolls in this book. I think anyone that hasn't read a good bit of KAs works would be totally confused and wouldn't like the book for that reason. It builds off of many other stories, and it felt kind of like what I imagined (because I haven't read it) her Loose Ends: Volume One book would be like. It honestly took me a while to get into it because she had so many people we were focusing on, but after a while I felt her groove and got into it. I really liked the side romance with Beck and his road to redemption for something he did in (I believe it was) Wild Like the Wind, and that the h's brother was Diesel from The Greatest Risk where we got more back story into his damage with their messed up family. While I did feel the connection with the h and H, I think I just wanted a little more time with them. I think that might be attributed to all the stuff going on, but also because I really liked them! Overall, it was a good conclusion where I might've wanted more but was also satisfied with how it all went down. Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Rebel and Rush's story, but also the conclusion of the Chaos MC series. Rush meets Rebel when he is sent to warn her off of being undercover with one of the mc's dangerous enemies. Rebel has gone undercover into the porn business as a director to try to find out who murdered her best friend, and soon finds out that she is in way over her head. The two connect instantly, and Rush is in full protective mode while also dealing with club business. There are a lot of side stories that get closure, some sexy times, and some funny scenes...and they get a HEA ending. POV: This alternated between Rebel's POV and 3rd person narrative for using on Rush and several other side characters. Overall Pace of Story: Alright. I think Ms. Ashley did well in how she handled wrapping up all the storylines, but it did feel a little all over the place at first. I never skimmed though. Instalove: Yes. Things move very fast for them. I wasn't bothered because we experienced some of their development of stronger feelings and it seemed believable. H rating: 4.5 stars. Rush. I think he was a mini Tack but even better than Tack! Especially in how he treated and cared for the h. h rating: 4 stars. Rebel. I liked her. She was smart, loyal and sweet. Sadness level: Low, no tissues needed Push/Pull: No pushing away, and I'd say the H is the main pursuer of the relationship. Heat level: Good. They have some good tension, chemistry, and scenes -- but not so much it takes away from the story. Descriptive sex: Yes OW/OM drama: No Sex scene with OW or OM: Not with the mcs (view spoiler)[ There are descriptive sex scenes of other side characters (including some m/m and D/s type dynamics) (hide spoiler)] Cheating: No Separation: No, once they are together they stay together. Possible Triggers: Yes (view spoiler)[ Violence/rape (side character)/murder (on page), death of a friend (off page), and parent issues. (hide spoiler)] Closure: This had great closure for most of the mc couples as well as for the h and H. I would call it a HEA. Safety: This one is probably either Safe with exception or Not safe for most safety gang readers depending on personal preferences. (view spoiler)[ - Does Not have cheating - Does Not have a descriptive sex scene with OW/OM - Does Not have the h pushing the H away - Does have a separation between the h and H - Does Not have abuse by mcs - Does have a HEA ending (hide spoiler)]

  15. 4 out of 5

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    1star. A sad sad poorly veiled attempt at marketing her nasty Honey Series. Rush got ripped off, but then again all of her wrap up/end of series books are a waste of time. Why in the hell does KA think it's a good idea to mix these worlds? Because it's not. If I wanted to read about assplay, ass rape, and M/M sex with the sister listening to her brother and his partner go at it...(repeatedly I may add) then I would read her Honey Series. In fact I did. Hated it too. She's not even remotely 1star. A sad sad poorly veiled attempt at marketing her nasty Honey Series. Rush got ripped off, but then again all of her wrap up/end of series books are a waste of time. Why in the hell does KA think it's a good idea to mix these worlds? Because it's not. If I wanted to read about assplay, ass rape, and M/M sex with the sister listening to her brother and his partner go at it...(repeatedly I may add) then I would read her Honey Series. In fact I did. Hated it too. She's not even remotely classy. It's all just vile. Many good M/M series on the market, hers is not one of them. I'm fairly certain she's almost through effing up her previous beloved series with these 'closure' books', at least I hope so. Her writing is disastrous, convoluted, attention seeking, and just plain sad. It is you know, sad to witness self destruction. Anyway, this book was a total train wreck. Sadly, but not shockingly.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ang (Sizzling Pages)

    4.5 Stars It was a bittersweet experience reading Free. As much as I longed for Rush's story, I knew it would sadly mark the end of this exceptional series. And with story-lines and tensions escalating across several novels, I was consumed with both excitement and fear re-entering Chaos's world, worried about the welfare of all the brothers, especially my man Tack. As expected, Kristen Ashley led me on another incredible journey as she penned a moving tale of undeniable love, vengeance, 4.5 Stars It was a bittersweet experience reading Free. As much as I longed for Rush's story, I knew it would sadly mark the end of this exceptional series. And with story-lines and tensions escalating across several novels, I was consumed with both excitement and fear re-entering Chaos's world, worried about the welfare of all the brothers, especially my man Tack. As expected, Kristen Ashley led me on another incredible journey as she penned a moving tale of undeniable love, vengeance, forgiveness, seeking redemption, finding salvation, and most importantly the unbreakable bonds of family and brotherhood. I adored the young Cole "Rush" Allen in Motorcycle Man and fell completely in love with the man he became in Free. As promised, he matured to be every bit as sexy, growly, protective and possessive as his dad, but with a gentler side. Being his father's son, Cole possesses great wisdom. He's a man who immediately recognizes what he wants, and will stop at nothing to seize it. True to his character's name, Rush quickly falls for the spirited woman who caught his eye and wastes no time in claiming Rebel Stapleton's heart. All in all, Rush was the ideal swoon-worthy hero and a total dream man. When first introduced to Diesel's sister in More than Everything a Honey Series Novella, I knew Rebel would be perfect for Rush. A fiery and feisty redhead who's compassionate, quirky, has a great sense of humor and lots of sass ~ she's a cross between Rock Chick cool and badass biker babe. A woman who feels deeply and has a heart of gold, Rebel selflessly gives all of herself to those she loves. Her connection with Rush is not only passionate but instantaneous, easygoing and virtually drama free. This read differs from the others within the series, whose focus revolved around the couple, their courtship, and a fair share of angst. Here, the romance was entwined within the several ongoing plotlines. I found myself both wanting more time with these endearing characters, as well as missing the relationship tension I'm used to from these gritty bikers and their women. Regardless, Free is so much more than simply Rush and Rebel's story. It was Kristen Ashley's final love letter to the Chaos brotherhood as she paved their well-deserved and overdue path to freedom. The story flowed from various points of view including that of Rush, Rebel, Tack, Snapper, the lunatic Benito, and others who were involved in the club's decades-long problems. It was fascinating experiencing events unfold through different eyes. So many memorable moments made this read captivating and enjoyable. The brothers' hilarious banter and the sheer craziness of some lovable secondary characters had me giggling. Holding my breath during several intense, heart-pounding scenes as the villains in this saga had me utterly panicked. Feeling anxious over the Benito situation and conflicted with its outcome. And savoring the passion not only between the main characters but another couple who I ABSOLUTELY ADORED. However, the most unforgettable and heartwarming moments were those between father and son. Tack and Rush have a unique bond and the level of love, trust, respect, and loyalty they shared overwhelmed me. Free was tremendously emotional, and there are no words to describe how remarkably KA wove each story-line together to tie every loose end into one spool of thread. A definite must-read, but know that with its beginnings rooted in Motorcycle Man, and plotlines developing throughout each installment, this is not a standalone novel. Thrilled to see cameos from so many past loves like Knight, Raid and some of the Hot Bunch/Dream Man hotties. Additionally, fans of the Honey Series will be happy to see that D, Mad, and Sixx made an OTT grand appearance ~ which added a new, unexpected and different vibe to this story. Finally, of all the series in KA's literary world, Chaos is undoubtedly my favorite, and I am beside myself with sadness that it has ended. Hopefully, we will see these characters sometime in the future, perhaps in romances featuring Dutch and Jagger Black. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this publication

  17. 5 out of 5

    Brianda

    Im done, but I cant review right now. Maybe tomorrow. 2019??? I just finished Wild Like the Wind last night and Im already craving this one like crazy!!!! Im done, but I cant review right now. Maybe tomorrow. 2019??? 😭 I just finished Wild Like the Wind last night and Im already craving this one like crazy!!!!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    Kristen Ashley is one of my top 5 MF authors and I fell in love with Chaos MC when I first read "Motorcycle Man" and was introduced to Tack and his MC. Itis still one of my favorite books, together with the first book in this series "Own the Wind". Now Tack and Shy have always owned my heart, but they just got some stiff competition in the form of Rush ;) So ...why not 5 full stars ?? Well, that actually has nothing to do with Rush himself, he was perfect. I just needed more of him...of Kristen Ashley is one of my top 5 MF authors and I fell in love with Chaos MC when I first read "Motorcycle Man" and was introduced to Tack and his MC. It is still one of my favorite books, together with the first book in this series "Own the Wind". Now Tack and Shy have always owned my heart, but they just got some stiff competition in the form of Rush ;) So ...why not 5 full stars ?? Well, that actually has nothing to do with Rush himself, he was perfect. I just needed more of him...of Rebel...of both of them together. And as much as I adore all KA characters...I don't really need all of their POV's. I gotta be honest here and say it was a bit much at times. I loved getting Tack's pov and even Beck's, but I could have done without the 6000 others... It took me out of the story and away from Rush and I didn't want to be away from Rush !! He is delicious ;)  There was also a lot of description about other couples fucking in this book. Now I am down with the steam in my books, but ... I just want to read about the main couple getting down and dirty, not their brothers and friends and even their enemies... Plus all the sexual assault that took place or was hinted at. I absolutely love MM books and I read and enjoyed Diesel and Maddox and Molly's story in "Loose Ends". But...the villain of this story getting his butt reamed...now that was a different story altogether.  Complaining aside...I still loved this book. I loved Rush and Rebel. He was delicious and she was kick-ass. I loved getting me a slice of Tack "Kane" Allen and I loved to see all my old favorites again. Makes me want to re-read every single book.  As much as I would have liked a bit more about just Rush and Rebel...I am still thrilled he finally got his HEA. It was a bit on the insta-love side, since most of this book takes place in one week...but this was Rush, so I could forgive him ;)  I highly recommend this series !!! My reviews are posted on Follow me     

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ivy Deluca

    Ok, I need to preface this by saying I have a been a longtime reader of Ms. Ashley’s books. She’s written a shedload of books that have become classic comfort reads for me. I’ve read several of her books that I have not enjoyed as much. I’ve bought them, borrowed them or been given ARCs of many of her books. It never affects my opinion. I say what I feel and I feel what I say. This is a deep dive into the things that did and didn’t work for me in this final installment of the Chaos series, so let Ok, I need to preface this by saying I have a been a longtime reader of Ms. Ashley’s books. She’s written a shedload of books that have become classic comfort reads for me. I’ve read several of her books that I have not enjoyed as much. I’ve bought them, borrowed them or been given ARCs of many of her books. It never affects my opinion. I say what I feel and I feel what I say. This is a deep dive into the things that did and didn’t work for me in this final installment of the Chaos series, so let’s ride, yo! *yeah I can’t resist the cheese, leave me be* Oh, also there will be spoilers in the body of the review, but if you want to get to the Bottom Line, that will be spoiler free. (view spoiler)[ The Good The elements that Kristen Ashley can do well - setting a scene through character’s dialogue and physical descriptions of their actions, well she still has that talent. She has a cadre of long time established characters from all of her series set in Colorado (and outside of it) that make appearances, some longer than others. It gives me nostalgic vibes every time I get a glimpse of different couples, such as those in the Rock Chick, Unfinished Heroes or Colorado Mountain series, living life and that their HEA still going strong. This is solely responsible for that extra star in my rating. I also think, as a biker romances go, that this is, by far, the grittiest of her Chaos books. There is action and resolution to the overarching storyline, PLENTY of violence, almost all against women (rape and murder all over the place), but some men, misogynism galore, and so in that respect, it’s pretty much exactly what I expect, but usually not from a Chaos novel. I have a WTFery scale from 1 to 5 that I use for biker romances, and Chaos was always at a 1, 2 at most. This book goes straight to 4. Now, some readers search for that. They WANT a gritty book. I’ve said in the past that it felt as if this was biker romance that you read if you wanted a touch of danger, but also feel safe. But this is part and parcel of the problem…. The Bad This story tries to be grittier, but it doesn’t succeed, and I’ll tell you for why. First of all, alot of the action for the overarching storyling is dropped into this book and there’s ALOT of different POVs going on. The majority is told in the 3rd person, except for Rebel’s, which is first person. I can handle that, but the first part of the story is basically recapping the entire series because there are several folks that I completely forgot about. It felt like Exposition Central, really and it slowed everything down. Old and new characters get their chapter to update the reader and the narrative felt very crowded at times, with so many voices jockeying for position. Add to this the usual KA cadence to the dialogue and you will find yourself needing to re-read just to understand what the intent of that paragraph long sentence was. Now, part of what makes a biker romance scary and emotional is the actual danger to characters that you care about. There are usually big stakes, and no one gets out without some kind of scar, usually physical and emotional. It works because it doesn’t deny the raw ugliness and the danger of that life, but if you care about the characters living it, you want to see them get through to the other side. Now, I could go off on a tangent about the inherent problems with a biker romance and its baked-in misogyny against women, but Imma let it go, since there are so many other issues to deal with. In the case of Chaos, there are NO stakes. There is alot of talk, but rarely any action and even rarer that it happens on-page to a member of Chaos. The danger to the freedom of the men of Chaos is repeated often enough, but it’s the women of Chaos who have actually been victimized or placed in danger. But the problem with that is, the women who die (and there are alot of them) aren’t even close to Chaos. Most of the time, they’re the best friends of characters you care about (Diane and Natalie). Occasionally, they’re related to Chaos like Naomi, but they’re so horrible and mostly there to create drama and tension, that you also don’t care. Then there’s Valenzuela’s hookers with no names, never someone you, the reader, actually care about. There’s a whole lot of not caring, and that’s not a good thing. Not one Chaos brother, with the exception of Snapper, actually experiences any type of injury. Any actual action involving the Chaos crew is off-page, much like Wild & Free (but thankfully there are no bunnies in this tale). Rest assured, nothing permanent happens to Snapper, because that’s how it goes for Chaos. The only brother to perish died years before the first book ever came out. I’m not saying kill a brother who’s had his HEA (NEVER). But how about the dozen or so brothers who have been featured? They could have killed Speck or Arlo, hello pick a biker without a personal story and it might have meant a little more to this crew. Every obstacle that they faced, was resolved by a secondary character on the outside of the Chaos circle. They don’t get their hands dirty, they don’t resolve any of their problems, others do it for them, and then it’s over. But lest you think I’ve forgotten about the romance itself, you know the thing that brought me to the yard in the first place and can usually make me gloss over major story inadequacies? Yeah. I came into this thinking it would be focused on Rush and Rebel, overcoming obstacles while allowing us to get to know them, earning their HEA and seeing Rush lead Chaos. For the life of me, I can’t say that I know Rush or Rebel any better now than I did when I started the book. They’re clearly designed to be a mini Tack and Tyra, down to physical descriptions and personality quirks. Rush and Rebel have no conflict that stands up beyond a chapter or two. They are instantly in a relationship and accepting of all it entails, by the end of their first love scene. Again, no stakes, no investment. Rebel’s involvement in the movies that Valenzuela’s producing and her “undercover” work to catch her best friend’s killer? MEANS NOTHING. And it’s confirmed later on the story that she didn’t have to do it, and it accomplished nothing, other than to put her in Rush’s orbit. That’s what I call a useless plot point. I should have known when Rush’s conversation with Rebel,(where they get to know each other, was rehashing Tack & Tyra’s romance and the danger Tyra faced, that there wasn’t much to their romance and sadly I was right. Sigh, and last but certainly not least, the hot mess that was Benito Valenzuela’s comeuppance. Christmas on a cracker, where do I start? It is designed to make his ending as pathetic as possible, but I loathed that it was completely tied to his sexual preferences. A man whose been in the skin trade for DECADES, suddenly discovers that he’s bi/gay, and then everything in his life descends into humiliation and degradation? I have no words for this. I don’t begrudge KA’s attempts to change things up or her exploration of sexual themes and lifestyles in her recent books. It’s troubling though, that she chose this particular fate for Valenzuela. It was difficult to read because while you want a villain to get his comeuppance, this has its own (and I have to believe unintentional) troubling connotations that make this fail spectacularly for me. This series has spent so much time spinning its wheels, only to get to the point where Chaos never gets its hands dirty to earn their “Free,” to earn their right to live in peace. The end scene (after the usual supersized epilogues) was meant to be sweet, but just felt hollow. Everything in Between This book should have been titled “Resurrection” because the strongest story moments and romance (which isn’t saying much) and actual gritty biker doings? All had by Beck, the man who lead Rosalie to her vicious beating by him and his crew. I’d say half of the book was tied to setting up his redemption, his love with a secondary character named Janna, and his club’s ultimately doing the dirty work for Chaos, including losing one of their own. I am not against a redemption storyline, I have loved me some redeemed villains, but this split the focus of the book and shortchanged the characters that I actually thought I’d get to know. In addition, the redemption felt forced, with alot of folks saying “this isnt’ right but it’s ok now”. AND she gives an HEA to Beck without alot of work to get there. He did work for the redemption, but the romantic love was pretty easy. I could have believed a spinoff series with Beck earning that HEA but don’t need to bother because it’s all wrapped up now. (hide spoiler)] While this final installment of the Chaos series has its moments of pleasure (mostly from seeing long beloved characters), it suffers from a lack of focus, abundantly problematic scenes and little emotional investment in the big resolution. This is only for hardcore KA fans and completists of the series. For more reviews, visit

  20. 5 out of 5

    TeriLyn

    I'm completely torn. The promise of Rush's story was so real, I couldn't wait for it. The actuality of it was disappointing and that realization hurts. Rush and Rebel were done a significant injustice here. While their romance was sweet, perfectly KA's style, and true to the heart of all Chaos relationships we've grown to know and love, their story was seriously undermined and I'm so sad about it. Free, claimed as Rush's story, feels underhanded when so much of the book was told from so many I'm completely torn. The promise of Rush's story was so real, I couldn't wait for it. The actuality of it was disappointing and that realization hurts. Rush and Rebel were done a significant injustice here. While their romance was sweet, perfectly KA's style, and true to the heart of all Chaos relationships we've grown to know and love, their story was seriously undermined and I'm so sad about it. Free, claimed as Rush's story, feels underhanded when so much of the book was told from so many different points of view (and not just POV's of Chaos members) and held crossovers from so many other series. The POV's were the soul suckers though, so much so I skimmed through a good many of them as they seemed more like fillers because of such a lack of understanding as to why I was getting this information when I wanted Rush and Rebel and even more Chaos. It became about everyone, and I'm talking a multitude of characters heroes and villains alike, in a way that didn't feel fitting or true to me. There was even a secondary romance plot running through the whole thing that felt so bizarre to me even as much as I liked it. Give them a novella, a short story - whatever. I enjoyed the premise of that and maybe it would have been stronger there without those other fillers but it took too much away from Chaos. Is that the point? Showing the strength of Chaos and it shapes these other players? Maybe. But that's a lot of assumption on my part, I guess it makes me feel better though. With those unfortunate things said there were some definite highlights to the book in the scrapes we got of them that further tear me up because these moments left me in my usual KA glory - that is to say I LOVED them: 1. Rush and Rebel's courting was fantastic. It was perfect for who Rush was and how we got to know Rebel. I just wanted more of the spotlight on them or maybe less of everyone else or even what we learned through those other weird POV's to come from them or even Tack, or any member of Chaos - I digress again. How Rebel assimilates into the club and into the family with her career, her resilience, and her ethos and where that takes her was phenomenal. I actually did tear up a little bit regarding that in the epilogue because of she furthers Chaos in her own uniquely, beautiful way and what that solidified for her, Rush, and the entirety of Chaos. Likewise for Rush, fulfilling a legacy and watching him do that - he's the man I thought he'd be and so much more. 2. Rush and Tack and the entire Allen clan - the glimpses into their lives as a whole was amazing and worth the sections of time we got to spend there. With the addition of Rebel the Allen clan feels complete and whole. The moments between Tack and his son were equally as mesmerizing and perfect for the story. The bond they share, their minds so much alike and the strength of their love for their people all beautiful and important. 3. The end for the club felt true and fitting. And the last lines of the book gave me chills indeed. Besides one small part of the epilogue, I really loved reading that ending making the long, strange journey to get there a bit sweeter. And I think that leads me to where I'm at with Free. Feeling particularly strange. I don't get it totally. Not getting it totally is driving me totally crazy. It felt, ironically, rushed. Too rushed. Was that the point? Like there was so much to say before the series could be truly finished that KA decided to pack it all into one book taking the focus off where it was supposed to be? The parts I did get, however, and where the whole of Chaos ended up were so triumphant that I absolutely adored them. Those weird interludes though, just ... no. Odd. Conflicted. Basking in the Chaos love. Crazy weird, that's how I'm feeling about it. It took all of that word vomit to come up with feeling strange. But there it is. Read at your own risk. It's a wild adventure - much like the entire series has been. I suppose there's a lot to be said for that.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile

    Spoilers and some cussing ahead It took me 15 years to complete this book but thankfully I'm finally at the end. Free was a story of redemption, love and karma. Beck didn't want to believe he'd earned a second shot at love but Janna proved him wrong ...........this wasn't about Beck and his redemption and Janna? Are you sure this wasn't about that?? THEN why the fuck was so much page space devoted to this motherfucker? How am I supposed to cheer on a character to his second chance when he Spoilers and some cussing ahead 😂 It took me 15 years to complete this book but thankfully I'm finally at the end. Free was a story of redemption, love and karma. Beck didn't want to believe he'd earned a second shot at love but Janna proved him wrong ...........this wasn't about Beck and his redemption and Janna? Are you sure this wasn't about that?? THEN why the fuck was so much page space devoted to this motherfucker? How am I supposed to cheer on a character to his second chance when he viciously beat, choked and spat on his ex!!!!???? Admittedly she'd been informing on his club but only to help his dumb ass out so there's no excuse for what he did. I have no problems with a man earning a second chance but knowing what he did to Rosalie and his reasons for why he did it..... I'd like to say..... fuck you Beck!!!!!! Then of course there's Benito. Big, bad, badguy for was it 5 books now? Who suddenly decides he likes taking it up the ass and was filmed in that endeavor and so was brought low because "daddy likes cock" After all the books building to the climax I expected the bad guy to go out with a pounding from chaos and to spend the rest of his days behind bars.....except his own climax is what caused his downfall, he definitely took a pounding and in the end ate his own bullet. His turning into a fuck toy ended up being poetic justice but honestly I expected chaos to play a greater role in the ending of Benito not his sexual proclivities that suddenly appeared. Then there's Chew, who was the ultimate bad guy in this one. He raped, beat and murdered people during his mission of revenge. The thing is all the biggest badasses couldn't find one man???? I think I'm embarrassed for my loves Tack and Knight. This book just tarred them as incompetent and that was unfortunate. We also had Naomi who earned forgiveness because she was beaten and raped. She was welcomed back into the fold and allowed to get to.know her grandchild.I wonder if Shy remembered his last reaction to Naomi??? I'm sorry but this bitch did way too much to this family for me to feel the Naomi love and forgiveness. No way........ Fuck her too Rush and Rebel were together by the end of one week. Thats how much time KA dedicated to what was supposed to be the main couple here, as such we didn't really get to "know" the adult Rush. Since I started from book 1 with him as a child I was looking forward to not only getting to know Rush but feeling him out on where Chaos was going with this new generation. Instead we got a force ripe relationship and a somewhat whack changing of the guards ......again more disappointment. My issues with this book were numerous( D and Mad visiting and sexing it up in Rush's house was another) but I'm not going to put them all here. As a fan of this series I feel cheated. Rush deserved better, Rebel deserved better, Chaos deserved better and so did this reader!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Aisling Zena

    13/2/19 So I tried to read this repeatedly and I just cannot get past the 6%.. I really, really wanted to read Rush's book. But after trying so many times and getting stuck I started going through friends reviews and I think I'm just gonna stop trying. I don't know what happened here. I went back and re-read Penmort Castle recently and I really enjoyed it. Then I came back to this and tried again. Nothing. It's like a different person wrote it. KA has really lost her touch for me. I admire her for 13/2/19 So I tried to read this repeatedly and I just cannot get past the 6%.. I really, really wanted to read Rush's book. But after trying so many times and getting stuck I started going through friends reviews and I think I'm just gonna stop trying. I don't know what happened here. I went back and re-read Penmort Castle recently and I really enjoyed it. Then I came back to this and tried again. Nothing. It's like a different person wrote it. KA has really lost her touch for me. I admire her for trying different genres all the time but I think some of her latest styles just don't agree with me. Hearing that she did this crossover with her Honey series in this one really disappointed me. It is my choice and preference not to read a series about submissive Alphas. The concept just doesn't appeal to me. If I wanted to read it, I would have picked it up. This series was a biker series about OTT Alphas and their honeys. That's what I want to read, that's what I pick up. I said it before and I'll say it again, all her series do not need to be connected. They lose their charm and meaning when everyone from least 4 of her series with more that 5 books each are all BFFs. How many best girlfriends, bros and bosom buddies do they need? And when she mixes them like that the genres get mixed as well, case in point here. I wanted to read a book about Rush, the sweetie badass biker, Tack's mini me, not about everyone else. I wanted the bad guys caught and punished, preferably killed. Do not need or want details of the bad guys sex life or indeed any other part of it. On pause for the foreseeable future.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jacqueline

    Dnf 20% I’ve been battling for two days to get into this but it’s just too much effort. The array of povs, the shifting timeline and the huge cast of characters is bewildering and frankly, tedious. I have no fecking clue what’s happening. There was the start of a spark between Rebel and Rush that kept me going, but the mass of confusing conversations and references to characters I can’t recall from other books and series suffocated that. Sorry but I’ve suffered enough. Sad because I’ve had this Dnf 20% I’ve been battling for two days to get into this but it’s just too much effort. The array of povs, the shifting timeline and the huge cast of characters is bewildering and frankly, tedious. I have no fecking clue what’s happening. There was the start of a spark between Rebel and Rush that kept me going, but the mass of confusing conversations and references to characters I can’t recall from other books and series suffocated that. Sorry but I’ve suffered enough. Sad because I’ve had this on preorder for months and I’d been looking forward to it but there you go 😞

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

    I have so many thoughts as I turn the last page of Free, mainly that I'm incredibly sad this series is over. Kristen Ashley's Chaos series is easily my most reread series EVER, so there's no fear of me leaving them behind anytime soon, but still, it's incredibly bittersweet to have read the final book. I enjoyed Free very much, even though I have to admit that I did miss the romantic drama and angst that I've come to expect each couple to face throughout the series. This book is a montage of I have so many thoughts as I turn the last page of Free, mainly that I'm incredibly sad this series is over. Kristen Ashley's Chaos series is easily my most reread series EVER, so there's no fear of me leaving them behind anytime soon, but still, it's incredibly bittersweet to have read the final book.  I enjoyed Free very much, even though I have to admit that I did miss the romantic drama and angst that I've come to expect each couple to face throughout the series. This book is a montage of varying points of view detailing the ton of club drama intersecting the romance throughout, so it's hard to describe Free as simply being Rush and Rebel's story. Every rivalry, every beef, every conflict Chaos has ever faced comes to a head in Free. Every character that's ever played a part in the history of Chaos has their story concluded in Free. So Rebel and Rush's romance is a bit "easier" than the couples of Chaos past, at least romantically speaking, as their love story takes a bit of a backseat to the rest of the book, which reads as an epic ode to Chaos.  If you consider the intensity of the club drama and the fact that I read the entire book on the edge of my seat waiting for bodies to pile up and for my heart to break, well, you might question how I could possibly call this romance "easy." Let me be clear, the story isn't easy. The romantic aspect might've been a little too easy for my taste, but the story itself is not. I truly read Free with knots in my stomach, waiting to see which of these beloved characters wouldn't make it to the end. As with every story in Ashley's vast backlog, these characters face loss, peril, despicable adversaries, violent encounters, and interrogation by our favorite Dream Men. But Rebel and Rush's love story doesn't fit the same formula that the older generation of club brothers and their old ladies followed and I definitely missed that a bit.  This had to be the funniest Kristen Ashley book I've ever read. It's also the most terrifying, which is interesting, but I was more surprised by how much I laughed. Essence and her antics, the one liners by these bikers, the hilarious banter between the old ladies and the brothers they love to rile, it was as adorable and amusing as it was captivating.  If you've loved Chaos as I have, you'll agree this was quite the farewell. There's really no other way to see them off than to go all the way back to the beginning and stroll down memory lane with them through a story peppered with reminders of how this all came to be. I enjoyed that immensely, going all the way back to remember exactly how we got here. This entire series is one of redemption, survival, loyalty and love and we're reminded of that on every single page of Free. We're reminded of the losses and the victories, the trials and the obstacles, and the bittersweet road to Free in this final novel of the series. If you don't go in expecting more of what's come previously, you'll love this book. If you go in understanding that Rebel and Rush's romance is but a small part of the legacy of Chaos' story, you'll love this book. I certainly enjoyed it and I look forward to tucking in with allllllll the rereads again and again.

  25. 4 out of 5

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    I am completely and utterly gobsmacked by Free. Completely blown away on every level. This is Kristen Ashley’s coup de grâce that brings all things Chaos full circle. It is so much more than just Rush and Rebel’s story. It is her final love letter to Chaos MC and all of her readers. While I hope this is not the last we hear of Chaos, but if this is the end, I am content with all she gave us in this book. This book is about forgiveness, revenge, redemption, loyalty, love, and the most important I am completely and utterly gobsmacked by Free. Completely blown away on every level. This is Kristen Ashley’s coup de grâce that brings all things Chaos full circle. It is so much more than just Rush and Rebel’s story. It is her final love letter to Chaos MC and all of her readers. While I hope this is not the last we hear of Chaos, but if this is the end, I am content with all she gave us in this book. This book is about forgiveness, revenge, redemption, loyalty, love, and the most important part of any KA book: family. No reviews should contain spoilers because this book you have to experience for yourself. Buckle yourself in, readers, because it will be a bumpy ride. Free is the only title that this book could have ever had. The storyline is so all encompassing that it is so much more than I could ever put in this review. The book will make you feel everything under the sun. As you read the last page, you will not only feel free, but also immense gratitude for the talent that is Kristen Ashley. This book has joined the ranks of my Top 5 Books of all TIME. It is right up there with Public Secrets by Nora Roberts and Paradise by Judith McNaught.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    Warning: Spoiler-ishRant ahead. I wish we had a rating for "I wish I could go back in time and not only not read this book but forget it ever existed" To give you a warning how bad this book is, this started out as a buddy read, but I got way ahead and warned Sparkles and Lily off. Boy, do they owe me! KA used to be one of my favorite writers. I'm one of those always giving her the benefit of the doubt and championing her books everywhere. From now on, though, I'll be checking out the reviews Warning: Spoiler-ish Rant ahead. I wish we had a rating for "I wish I could go back in time and not only not read this book but forget it ever existed" To give you a warning how bad this book is, this started out as a buddy read, but I got way ahead and warned Sparkles and Lily off. Boy, do they owe me! KA used to be one of my favorite writers. I'm one of those always giving her the benefit of the doubt and championing her books everywhere. From now on, though, I'll be checking out the reviews before buying any more of her books as I feel like they are going in a direction that's not for me. Rush and Rebel barely had any page time to the point I think you could erase their characters and no one would notice. Their story was hijacked by Beck and Janna’s. Yes, Beck, the man who gave his woman over to his club to be savagely beaten. The same man who kicked her, spit on her and put her in the hospital for days. I love redemption stories but there are some who shouldn't get one (especially in another couple’s book).  Speaking of redemption stories...Naomi. What the ever loving f*ck? I feel bad about what happened to her, but we all know she will get her feet back under her and then spew her acid everywhere she can. Poor Tabby. Every character we've ever met in one of her Denver based books was thrown in here and we got umpteen confusing POV's. There was so much time jumping and head hopping, I got dizzy, and not the fun kind of dizzy. To make matters worse, every badass from every KA Denver series was pussified here, to the point the book could have been named The Pussification of the Denver Badasses Women were dropping like flies but Lee and the hot bunch were worried about their own women so they refused to put boots on the ground and only offered office support. Hawk’s group went MIA after telling Chaos to get Rebel out when we all know he would have just pulled her ass out himself. Hank, Eddie, and Brock became the Keystone cops who couldn’t investigate their way out of a paper bag. And Chaos... they spun their wheels the entire book. Even worse, (view spoiler)[they decided to give up what they had been fighting for and spilled blood over for years. They retreated to the compound because, you know, Benito is gone and they don’t have to worry about it anymore. It’s not like some other asshat isn’t going to discover that virgin territory and move their whores and drugs there. It’s simply going to stay magically clean because the Keystone cops will keep it that way, I’m sure. And there will be lots of rainbows and unicorns sprinkling confetti and sparkles all over the streets too. It will be magically delicious.  (hide spoiler)] The actual heroes of this story were Sixx from the honey series (view spoiler)[ who got involved not because a bunch of women were getting killed but because a Domme got jacked up, (hide spoiler)] and Beck and his band of women-beating asshats. I hope the focus on Beck and company doesn't mean there will be a spinoff based on abusing assholes who have redeemed themselves. That would not be my cup of tea at freaking all. As for Benito, the ultimate bad guy who has been beating and murdering women and causing mayhem for almost the entire series, he didn’t go out in a hail of gunfire or get sent to jail for life. (view spoiler)[No, he was blackmailed and chased out of town after he discovered he was a super kinky bisexual submissive. Evidently this is a shameful and horrid thing to be. And yes, the totally evil, cruel, mastermind fled with his tail between his legs after handing over his money and his empire. (hide spoiler)] It was so totally believable. And let’s talk about the sex. Not only did Rush and Rebel get shortchanged in the romance department, they got the least amount of sex scenes in the story. Unless you count them listening to Rebel’s brother and his boyfriend get it on multiple times. So wrong. The person who got laid the most was Benito, and it wasn’t sexy, it was vomit inducing. Not because it was kinky, but because it was effing Benito. This was disjointed, choppy, made no sense half the time, and was full of editing issues. There were passages I reread multiple times and still couldn’t figure out what was being said. I feel like the book boyfriends from these series I’ve loved for years were betrayed. And yes, I realize they aren’t real, but these are characters whose books have been with me through multiple surgeries, heartbreak, and hard times. To see them reduced to this is demoralizing in a way. I said it already, but I wish I’d never read this book and could forget it existed. All Gif's via GIPHY   Rating: Is There Such Thing As Negative Stars?

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lyndy Ann ♫

    IT’S OFFICIAL – FINISHED WITH Kristen Ashley I started this I read the Prologue but the thought of picking up my kindle and reading this makes me miserable. After reading a few reviews and the mentions of other characters which I don’t remember, all the other POV’s, other couples having sex and the crossover with the Honey series which I DNF the first book and the length of the book, I have decided against reading this. The last release I read by KA and LOVED was Rock Chick Reawakening which was a IT’S OFFICIAL – FINISHED WITH Kristen Ashley I started this I read the Prologue but the thought of picking up my kindle and reading this makes me miserable. After reading a few reviews and the mentions of other characters which I don’t remember, all the other POV’s, other couples having sex and the crossover with the Honey series which I DNF the first book and the length of the book, I have decided against reading this. The last release I read by KA and LOVED was Rock Chick Reawakening which was a novella and this was in January 2017 - 2 years ago. There are plenty of other books/authors I can read and spend my time with and ENJOY.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    The much anticipated conclusion to this beloved series unfortunately missed the mark a little for me. I’ve been excited for Rush to get his own book since being introduced to him in Motorcycle Man in 2012, and although I did enjoy Free, I have to say I was disappointed with how little of the storyline was dedicated to him and Rebel. There was as much attention, and what seemed to be more development, in Beck and Janna’s story, who are supposed to be side characters. Free is such a long book and ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The much anticipated conclusion to this beloved series unfortunately missed the mark a little for me. I’ve been excited for Rush to get his own book since being introduced to him in Motorcycle Man in 2012, and although I did enjoy Free, I have to say I was disappointed with how little of the storyline was dedicated to him and Rebel. There was as much attention, and what seemed to be more development, in Beck and Janna’s story, who are supposed to be side characters. Free is such a long book and in my opinion it would’ve been better split into two, one for Rush and Rebel, the other for Beck and Janna. I’m glad I did a reread of Motorcycle Man and the whole Chaos series, as well as the More Than Everything novella from the Loose Ends anthology (which wasn’t really my cup of tea if I’m honest) in preparation for Free, because a lot happens and there were so many characters to keep track of, I think I would’ve struggled to keep up with the plot otherwise. I probably could’ve done with having read the Honey series too, particularly The Greatest Risk, to get the full effect. Getting to experience the story from so many different character’s POVs was unconventional and I really enjoyed this aspect. And with crossovers from a number of KA’s other series’ (Dream Man, Rock Chick, Unfinished Hero and Honey), Free is a super fan’s dream come true. However, if you’ve not already had the pleasure of reading these first, I think this one would be a little tough to follow. I wanted to give Free a higher rating because I really did enjoy reading it, but I feel like this is only the case because I love spending time in the Chaos world - the characters are all so familiar and likeable. The whole series has been building up to Chaos finally prevailing over Benito Valenzuela and Chew. And whilst I was glad to finally see the back of the pair of them, I can’t say I was super impressed with how their storylines were concluded. https://raesxreviews.blogspot.com/201...

  29. 4 out of 5

    ☾☆ Nikki. ✿

    When I started this series a while ago I fell in love. I also love Motorcycle Man which I read in 2016! I've been waiting so long for this book as I loved reading about Rush in the other books. There were a few parts I liked but I was so not into this book at all. There was too much POV from the other characters and I didn't enjoy it. Three stars

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. ARC- I gave this book a passable 3 star rating due to: 1. Beck, aka Throttle, being redeemed,(the jerk face Bounty MC member from Rosalie & Snappers book.) He truly had the best sideline story - and story overall, to me- in this whole book. 2. Chaos men with their banter moments. They cracked me up. 3. Rush’s POV chapters. 4. Not an over abundance of overly described furniture, homes, clothes, or food monologues. 5. Rebel wasn’t a doormat. 6. Lots of ‘action’ going on. 7. Not overly focused on the ARC- I gave this book a passable 3 star rating due to: 1. Beck, aka Throttle, being redeemed,(the jerk face Bounty MC member from Rosalie & Snappers book.) He truly had the best sideline story - and story overall, to me- in this whole book. 2. Chaos men with their banter moments. They cracked me up. 3. Rush’s POV chapters. 4. Not an over abundance of overly described furniture, homes, clothes, or food monologues. 5. Rebel wasn’t a doormat. 6. Lots of ‘action’ going on. 7. Not overly focused on the couples bedroom antics. However!!!!! I was highly disappointed with: 1. The 15 different POVs. It left me from being fully immersed in the main couples story. 2. Rebel’s POVs felt more manly to me... ? 3. Main reason I’m pissed- is that we were jacked around with Benito’s storyline and the way it went. Totally went to left field and highly disappointing. It soooooo didn’t live up to his true natured self as we saw through out the series. It was bizarre and I felt like he could have been a character in the Honey series- which I didn’t bother to read. 4. Some characters came into play that knew Rebel were from Loose Ends and a book in the Honey series. I felt like I missed out on Rebels life by not reading one or both of those books? I was a little confused too at first as to whom these people were....

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