Fast Lane

Fast Lane

by Kristen Ashley

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“Once he met her, it was and always would be Lyla.”

They were the gentlemen bad boys of rock. Forming in a garage in a small town in Indiana. Taking their licks on the road. Going balls to the wall until they made their big break.

And then Preacher McCade and the Roadmasters redefined rock and roll.

Guided by their tortured lead singer and songwriter, the Roadmasters changed the face of music in the 80s and 90s. And on their journey to becoming one of the most enduring bands in history—dogged by rumors and myth and fueled by drugs and booze—the Roadmasters had one touchstone.


Preacher’s muse, the love of his life, and the band’s moral compass, from the beginning, Lyla is along for the ride.

But with fame and acclaim in their grasp, they’ve entered the fast lane.

And they didn’t know it, but they were headed for a crash.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163315130
Publisher: Kristen Ashley
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 630
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Fast Lane 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous 29 days ago
I didn't hate it. I didn't love it. If all KA books were like this, I definitely wouldn't read them.It was very, very preachy several times. There were several plot holes/loose ends (a second book?) It definitely showed the author's viewpoint on several current social and political hot spots. While I didn't disagree with the author, I read to get away from current hot topics. Real life has enough turmoil around these subjects. Sometimes, I need a break. Please, don't put them in books. it ruins the book and my enjoyment of the book.
Anonymous 25 days ago
I am a huge KA fan. I will admit it took me a minute to get in to this book, but you can't hide Kristen's talent. It left me wanting more! Dont go in to this book expecting a normal KA book. Take a step back and enjoy the ride of a whole new experience. But I still want more Lyla and Preacher!!!
Anonymous 29 days ago
preacher and lyla, preacher and the band, and Kristen Ashley for MUSIC !! All full, rich and heartbreaking as well as heartfelt. characterizations spot on. This will be a go-to re-read, for sure!! Rock On!!
Anonymous 29 days ago
I love Kristen Ashley, this was a totally different style from her other books but. I loved it! one reason i love her books is she does change styles and you get drawn into another one of her fantastic stories. Fast Lane is awesome..
Anonymous 26 days ago
Not written in the usual Kristen Ashley style. I love how she writes all her books, including Fast Lane. Be sure you read the author Acknowledgements before you read this book. It helped me appeciate the style of this story. Two things I LOVE... Kristen Ashley, and The Eagles. Definitely written in a unique style for a Kristen Ashley book. I love all her other books, Ibut I also enjoyed this interview style. After the first few chapters, I could not put it down. I finally finished it last night.. well actually early this morning at 3 am... as I could not go to sleep without finishing this book. Loved it!! I'm going to really miss this band!! Thankfully, as with all Ms. Ashley's books she gave the Band and everyone connected them a complete and full ending. (pf)
Anonymous 27 days ago
Kristen ashley is one of my favorite authors of all time!!! Is this book set up differently while reading? Yes it is but it was an awesome read!!!!
Anonymous 28 days ago
Loved this book! My heart was racing almost the whole time! I have missed the suspense from her more recent books but this book brought it back. Could not put it down, I just loved Lyla and Preachers story.
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Anonymous 17 days ago
took me a week to buy it, because reviews and style worried me. I got the sample, purchased it 24 pages in, and , I loved it.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Was to hard to keep up with who was who
Anonymous 21 days ago
Perfectly told love story. Heartbreaking yet beautiful.
Anonymous 21 days ago
So disappointed, waited for her new book....and I got a bad 60 minute interview.
Anonymous 22 days ago
Only one person in my book club finished this book. Was NOT a big hit with us. Will read samples now before I buy another book. I have 50/60 of her books so I am a fan...just my rating for this book.
Anonymous 22 days ago
I'm a big KA fan. But, recently her books have felt like they have been on repeat. This book is completely different than her normal books. But, i loved it and couldn't put it down! Bravo KA, I loved it and it made me fall in love with your writing all over again!
Anonymous 23 days ago
The style was different, being written as an interview, but once she started 'interviewing' other members of the band it was way more interesting. But towards the end it was so heart wrenching I had to put it down. In the end I was so glad I picked it back up again. Even the next day the story haunted me. It had been awhile since I really LIKED one of her new books, but this story, for me brought me back. I'm missing the humor in the older books.
Anonymous 24 days ago
A must read!
menna80 26 days ago
I am a huge Kristen Ashley fan, but I just could not finish this book. To me it is nothing more than a long and boring interview with a rock band and some of those connected with the band. So excited for the release and so very disappointed.
ShaunaC1795 29 days ago
it’s 248 AM and I just finished Fast Lane by Kristen Ashley. I received the ARC last week, but as I started reading it, I realized what I was reading was magnificent (I know that is saying a lot, but there is not an adequate word to describe it). I wanted to stop. I wanted to savor it. I needed to stop and acknowledge THIS MOMENT. I know that what I was reading could only be experienced ONCE. I would only have the heart-racing, heart breaking, fall in love feeling ONCE. After each re-read (I know I will be reading this one over and over until I can’t read anymore). I want to remember those feelings in this moment.This is not your typical Kristen Ashley book. If you go in thinking that - you will be disappointed. You need to go in with an open mind & an open heart. Trust that she will take you on a journey and will handle you with care. She will wring you dry with the emotions of family that isn’t always blood, a once in a lifetime love, and the heartbreak that can take it all away. I spent most of the book with my heart in my throat. I felt I needed a cigarette and bourbon to get through it all too many times to count. Everything that these characters felt, as I watched it all unfold, I felt every emotion in my soul. With Fast Lane, Kristen Ashley shows us why she is the Queen and how her mind knows no bounds. I have always been and thought I always would be #TeamWalker, but then I met Preacher. Gahhhhh, Preacher you have ruined me for all other men. I wish I could tell you about Preacher, but I’m going to let you experience that all on your own. You can thank me later! This book is riveting, raw, and poignant - it captures the human spirit of going after your dreams no matter the cost and how secrets of one can poison the whole group. Preacher, Jesse, Dave, Tim, Shawn, Tom, and Lyla made a family, each for different reasons, that in a band environment had the power to destroy them all. The healing power of what music can make you feel is a beautiful thing. These characters will gut you with how they deal with life, the band, the brotherhood, and the one woman who held them all together in the best way possible. Lyla is not what you think. She will surprise you & she will haunt you. It is 4:00 AM and I need to shut up. Lyla, Preacher McCade & The Roadmasters - I am mighty pleased to have met you all. I already miss you all. I feel the need for a re-read already! Kristen Ashley thank you for stepping out of the box. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent! Your books have been my saving grace more times than I can explain. Thank you for this refreshing new style of storytelling that I wasn’t sold on, but you changed my mind and had me hanging on to every word. This book was more than I could ever wanted or imagined. Thank you for Preacher. To me, he’s your best male to date and that is saying a lot. Anyone who comes after him will have big shoes to fill. But, seriously, Fast Lane is why I love reading. To be transported and immersed so deeply into this fictional world is not easy feat, but you KNOCKED. IT. OUT. OF. THE. PARK. Well Done!
Anonymous 29 days ago
I am a HUGE Kristen Ashley fan. I read her books over an over. Not this one. Awful. Devastatingly terrible. Reads like a really bad documentary script. I don't even have the words to say how big of a fail this is. Praying this isn't a trend. Please don't write another one like this.