Wild Like the Wind (Chaos #5) by Kristen Ashley
The brother known as Hound has a reputation. He’s all about cracking heads, having a good time, and when the Chaos Motorcycle Club needs someone to do the tough job, they call on him.
But Hound has a secret. He fell in love with a woman years ago. She’s untouchable. Unattainable. And even when her status changes, for Hound, it remains the same.
Keely Black had it all early and lost it all not long after. Thrown into an abyss of loss and grief, she’s faced a life of raising two sons alone and battling the rage at all that had been ripped from them.
Words spoken in anger open Hound’s and Keely’s eyes. For Hound, he sees he’s wasted his life loving the wrong woman. Keely sees she’s wasting her life not opening herself to the love of a good man.
This will frustrate the hell out of you.
I get that Keely is not a huge fan of Chaos after what happens to Black.
I also get that Hound doesn’t feel like he can, or has the right, to want Keely the way he does, for a whole host of messed up reasons.
But, Chaos has some fucked ideas about how you honor the wife of a fallen brother. I do not understand why they would not want her to find someone who could bring some kind of happiness to her life. And who better to do that than someone who understands the life and is just as loved by the MC. I just did not get why they felt they had any say in who she found some happiness with.
I honestly had a hard time finding things to like in Keely. I thought she treated Hound horribly. And I wasn’t a fan of Hound taking her treatment of him so stoically. Hound didn’t kill her husband. He didn’t treat her shoddily. He supported her, and her boys, in every way she allowed him to. She took, and took, and took, and didn’t give him near enough back in my opinion.
But, this is a Kristen Ashley story and even though you might not like what they do, what they say or how they act, you usually end up liking them by the time you get to the end. And, while I can’t say I love the way they interacted, the way they treated each other at times, or the way Chaos stuck their noses into shit they had no right to say anything about, she did write a story that kept me invested in finding out if Hound and Keely ever found their HEA and whether I could live with it.
She did. And I can.