Author: Kristen Ashley

Audio Review: Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley

Posted April 12, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 12 Comments

Audio Review: Lady Luck by Kristen AshleyLady Luck by Kristen Ashley
Series: Colorado Mountain #3
Narrator: Emma Taylor
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on July 29, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 22 hours, 3 minutes
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads
four-half-stars
four-flames

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?"

 

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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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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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Audio Review: Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley

Audio Review: Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley

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

    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 […]


Audio Review: The Gamble by Kristen Ashley

Audio Review: The Gamble by Kristen Ashley

Posted January 25, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 8 Comments

        Nina Sheridan, an American expatriate living in London, decides to take a “time out” from her clueless fiancé and secures a house in Gnaw Bone, Colorado. She arrives in a snowstorm and is greeted by the owner, Holden “Max” Maxwell, who says there’s been a scheduling mixup and she can’t stay there. It goes downhill from there.   There was something hypnotic about this story that I can’t even define. While the level of detail sometimes jarred me, I don’t believe I’d change a thing. The story wanders with precise intention as Nina and Max are forced into a truce of sorts that eventually develops into something much more. I liked her a lot and he was a bit too alpha for […]


Review: Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

Review: Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

Posted March 13, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 10 Comments

  Ever read one of those stories where what comes next is almost predictable but the details keep it fresh? Well, that’s this book in a nutshell. When Rock Chick Indy Savage finds herself in over her head with some seriously bad dudes, she lands on the doorstep of her best friend’s brother, a seriously badass who she’s been in love with since she was five years old. Lee Nightingale is scary himself and no one is really clear what side of the law his business falls on. He’s prepared to handle things but Indy is pretty loyal to her friends and, well, she’s a Rock Chick. It’s not her nature to be taken care of.   This story is hilarious! Indy creates one train […]