Series: Colorado Mountain #3
Narrator: Emma Taylor
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on July 29, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Length: 22 hours, 3 minutes
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Since birth, Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. Orphaned at an early age, she had a rough childhood and a boyfriend who was murdered. Now the beautiful, stylish Lexie is determined to change her luck and her life. But first she s got to make good on a promise: to pick up Ty Walker from prison. One look at the gorgeous ex-convict and Lexie knows she s in trouble and already thinking about taking a walk on the wild side.
For five years, Ty was imprisoned for a crime he didn t commit. Now he wants revenge on the people who framed him. Yet when the high-stakes poker player sees the leggy Lexie, he suddenly has other desires on his mind. Realizing that Ty is innocent, Lexie tries to stop his plan for vengeance and help him become a better man. But as Ty battles his inner demons, dirty cops and criminals plot to take him out. Can he and Lexie find a way to escape the past?"
Lexie Berry is told by a low-life named Shift to pick up Ty Walker from a California prison. He will deliver the next set of instructions once she arrives. Yeah, there’s a reason this guy’s called Shift as Ty’s next agenda item is a doozy.
I won’t rehash what happens next (you should have the pleasure of discovering that yourself) or their histories but trust they both have interesting ones. While their first meeting was bizarre, it was also kismet. What comes next is a funny, sometimes poignant and always interesting journey for the two of them. Both get something out of the deal they forge that will help them carve out a new path but they never counted on sticking or developing a romantic connection.
It’s hard not to like Lexie who is extremely loyal and despite all of the hard knocks she’s received in life still maintains an infectious sense of optimism. Ty is more taciturn but even he can’t help being positively affected by Lexie. The narrator does a very good job of distinguishing the new characters and I loved her depiction of Lexie.
I really enjoyed this story, a lot. As with all the other books I’ve read in the series, it’s highly addictive. Ashley just knows how to tell a story. My only criticism is with the descriptive language used by Ty for women. It was a huge turnoff…nothing romantic or seductive about it. Otherwise, this was a really fine story.
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