I’ve never been one to follow the rules…or the law, for that matter. But when you find yourself behind bars and being offered the opportunity of a lifetime, you take it. I agreed to race motorcycles for Johnny Knight. A very powerful man who wanted me on his team, even knowing I was a liability. But will he still feel that way once he finds out that I had a one-night stand with his daughter? I didn’t mean for it to happen. I didn’t even know who she was until she walked into his office wearing my shirt from the night before. Too bad that was all she wanted—one night. It didn’t really matter who she was, I wanted more. So when she ran, I followed. I should have let her go. That would have been best for both of us. But I have never done what was right, so why start now? I’ve always been willing to take a risk, no matter what it would cost me. And I knew she was worth it all.
I’m Erik Dashling; you can call me Dash. This is my story of how I willingly risked one dream for another. But everyone knows that not all dreams come true.
My Review – 4 STARS
OMG! This story broke my heart in more ways than one, but I loved it just as hard as it damaged my heart.
For the last year, Tabatha Knight has been in a relationship that has caused her to lose who she once was. Now that the relationship has ended she is determined to find the woman she once was and starts the journey with a fun night out with her friends.
“I don’t want you to be afraid of what you feel…I want you to feel safe…I would never want you to lose yourself in order to love me.”
Erik Dashling seems to always find himself in some kind of trouble that results in him behind bars. One typical day he finds himself behind bars and bailed out with the opportunity of a lifetime at his feet. To celebrate he throws a party and in the mist of things meets an incredible woman who he can’t get out of his head. However, this same woman could be the one woman that can end his dreams in an instant.
“All I do is talk about how great you are. How much I want you.”
The love story between these pages is very realistic in the sense that every relationship has their issues and DASH is not in short supply with testing the relationship between Tabatha and Dash. The relationship issues are completely relatable and even with the factor of Dash being an up and coming sensation in his motorcycle career in the mix. It’s not everyday that a relationship forms out of a drunken one-night stand.
The story not only has a love story, but it has a little mystery and suspense intertwined into the story that is always in the background. Not so far back that you forget about it, but right on the edge that you are left trying to figure it out before you find out because it’s just enough to nah at your brain. The mystery in itself is a little predictable, I think maybe the outcome could have been more of a shocker, but it still adds to the storyline.
“I want you to see how beautiful you are when you come.”
What I found refreshing is that even though Dash has a talent for motorcycle racing he doesn’t belong to a MC. I love MC books, but not every character that rides a bike needs to belong to a brother hood of bikers. So it was nice for it to be more down the lines of a sport instead of a lifestyle in the sense.
In the beginning I mentioned that this book broke my heart in more ways than one and that is because while reading this lovely book I got that feeling in my chest multiple times that resembles getting your heart wrenched out, or you know something serious is about to happen. You hold your hand to your chest, your heart clenches, you hope for the best, or you’re on the verge of tears. It’s just a world wind of emotions. Just be warned that the ending might leave you unsatisfied. I felt like there had to be more to come and that maybe it just didn’t end right. But nonetheless I still really enjoyed reading Dash and will most likely find myself diving back into the pages for another dose.
About the Author
Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their four year old little princess. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.
She has published five books in the Undescribable series and 2 books in the DASH series. She considers herself extremely lucky to get to be a stay at home wife and mother. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.
Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughter, along with their two cats and dog.