Audio Review: Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley

Posted February 2, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 6 Comments

Audio Review: Sweet Dreams by Kristen AshleySweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley
Series: Colorado Mountain #2
Narrator: Emma Taylor
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on June 24, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 25 hours, 6 minutes
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads
four-half-stars
four-half-flames

"She s ready for the ride of her life "

Lauren Grahame is looking to reinvent herself. After leaving her cheating husband, she moves to Carnal, Colorado, and gets a job as a waitress in a biker bar called Bubba s. It s a nothing job in a nowhere joint until Tatum Jackson walks in. Lauren has never seen a man with such good looks, muscles, and attitude. But when he insults her, Lauren doesn t want anything to do with him. Too bad for Lauren he s also the bar s part-owner and bartender.

When rough-around-the-edges Tate meets high-class Lauren, he doesn t believe she ll fit in at Bubba s. Yet there s more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. Before long, the desire burning between them is heating up the cold mountain air. But when violence strikes the town, Tate must reveal a dark secret to Lauren one that may put an end to their sweet dreams."

 

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Lauren Grahame left her old life after her marriage to a cheating husband failed along with her friends and lifestyle. After traveling aimlessly for months, she happens upon Carnal, Colorado and ends up as a waitress at a biker bar called Bubba’s. Yeah, just hang in there for a minute.

 
I don’t know how this writer does it but she creates the most improbable situations and somehow makes them sensible. And, she designs alpha males I’d typically loathe and develops them into appealing characters. Tate Jackson is bossy, often rude and can say some pretty hurtful things but then will turn around and do the right thing moments later.

 
Lauren, though vulnerable after having taken a big hit to her self esteem, has backbone, spirit and a caring nature that she can’t help but exude around everyone she meets. Her relationship with Tate is uneasy but somehow they make it work.

 
There’s a serial killer at large and this provides tension and suspense throughout the entire story, even though this is primarily a contemporary romance. A host of well developed secondary characters make this a very compelling story. It’s not just one but several aspects that had me hooked. And, I really enjoyed the narrator.

 
I’m SO looking forward to continuing this series.

 

 

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About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!).

Kristen 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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