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For You (The 'Burg #1)

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Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened and Feb broke Colt’s heart then she turned wild and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned he...more
Kindle Edition, 583 pages
Published March 14th 2011 by Kristen Ashley
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

My Review -

Keepin’ it short…

For You is the first book in Kristen Ashley’s The Burg series, and one of the most intense books I’ve read. Crazy bitches, nut job exes, psychotic killers, drunks, and addicts… devoted cops, amazing women, lots of action, romance, humor and plenty of burn up the pages sex… this book has it all. Seriously. Has. It. All. Colt and Feb are fantastic characters with an awesome supporting cast!

I don’t know how she does it but, book after book, without fail, Kristen Ashley d...more
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

Finally got to posting the full review

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My Man Colt/Alec.. all bad-ass detective

"You know, long time ago, I looked it up," She told him.
"What?" Colt asked.
"Your name," she told him, her voice soft, her eyes on his unwavering and he held his breath, knowing what was coming was going to strike deep and he wasn't wrong.
"Alexander," she said, "means warrior, defender. Colton, colt," she smiled, "well, we all know a colt's got so much energy, always beautiful little thing

Do you ever wish you had a second chance to meet someone again for the first time? – Unknown

For You is the book 1 in Kristen Ashley’s The Burg series. It was most definitely an intense read KA style and I loved it! Kristen Ashley delivers in the romantic suspense category. Do this surprise me? Um, not really!

“Since I was three, there’s never been a day when I wasn’t in love with you.”

Alexander Colton and February Owens have known each other pretty much their entire lives. They grew up together...more
Aestas Book Blog
“… she tipped her head back and in his ear, she whispered, “Since I was three, there’s never been a day when I wasn’t in love with you.”

Woah! What a roller-coaster of a book!! It went from creepy to intense to hot ‘n’ steamy to sweet to sad to beautiful… it had twists and turns and a story built in layers forward as well as dug in layers backwards…. quite the ride!! And I loved it!

So the back story that you go into this book knowing from the blurb is that Alexander Colton and Febuary Owens w...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
Solid 4 stars

Wow! What an intense and gripping read!

For You is a intricately written, multi-layered suspense story with a great romance and a cast of fantastic characters. The plot is full of suspense, drama, heartache, passion, steamy sex scenes, and one seriously crazy, out-of-his-mind, psycho killer.

For You had my attention from the first page to the last. Mystery and suspense seemed to be the main focus of the book rather than Kristen Ashley's typical romance centered plots—although, there w...more
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤
Amazing book!!


This is February's and Alex's story..

Colt and February were the couple that everyone thought would get married and be together forever. From teens to young adults their relationship was solid, until Feb decided to end things with Colt and move away for fifteen years.

She married a man that abused her and after leaving him she decided to leave her friends and family and wonder from state to state.

"And I needed someone.Someone to fill the ole Alec left.No, it wasn't a hole.I...more
Jessica (Rabid Reads)
So . . . here's the thing about KA . . .

KA write stories about people that live in small towns. Even if they don't actually live in a small town, her books still have that small town feel--everyone grew up together, everyone knows everyone else's business, people look out for each other, no one gets lost in the crush of life, etc.

I absolutely adore her books, and since I first discovered them a couple of years ago, they've become my failsafe for book hangovers.

The 'Burg series in particular is...more
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Tate, Dan & Hunter
"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe things happen for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it."
- Author unknown -

Lieutenant Alec Colton and February Owens (BTW, excellent month to celebrate one's birthday! :D) were high school sweethearts. They were even speaking about marriage and...more

Kristen Ashley is home, comfy, warm, cozy. She is like snuggling, like a cup of tea or a cup of coffee, a fire place, warm socks, a home cooked meals, warm cookies, an oversized sweatshirt, sleeping bag, wind in your hair, sun on your face.


I just want to crawl up under the pages and go to sleep.

Kristen Ashley is…

Love should be easy, effortless.

Colt and Feb were meant to be together. Like….MEANT……TO……BE. Unfortunately, somethings and someones got in their way….a...more
Duchess Nicole
Alrighty then! I just deleted yet another review accidentally. GOODREADS POWERS THAT BE: WE NEED A FREAKING AUTO-SAVE FEATURE FOR REVIEW DRAFTS!!!

Let me just say this: I liked this book, but I feel like there could have been a good 100 pages less of it. There was a lot of unnecessary everything. I also found it hard to believe that Colt, being the hard core alpha KA hero that he is, would let the love of his life leave him like she did without ANY explanation whatsoever. That right there lost a...more
4.5 Stars... For You

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Murder, suspense, romance, love, betrayal, reconciliation, friendship, sex, and a second chance at your one true love... this book had it all!

Lonely’s a different kind of pain, it doesn’t hurt as bad as heartbreak. I preferred it and embraced it ‘cause I reckoned it was one or another.
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“Since I was three, there’s never been a day when I wasn’t in love with you.”

February ‘Feb’ Owens was in love once. With Alexander Colton. They have a history, a past. Something happened b...more
4 stars – Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

I’m an avid Kristen Ashley fan, but this isn’t my favorite of her books. And although I didn’t enjoy it as much as the Colorado Mountain and Dream Man series, For You is still a good read.

KA’s writing style tends to be very detailed, descriptive, and lengthy, and it just didn’t work as well for me this time. It’s a great second chance romance with a likable H/h and dark, chilling suspense elements, but it felt bogged down at times, which kept it...more
4.75 stars
I may have to get back to you for a review...
(I'm in the glow)

Oh wait, turns out I have something after all!
(hope you don't mind that I won't be getting very specific about any of it)

This story was full-bodied with plenty of detail, a full cast of characters, good story structure and the writing simply flowed.
The reading of it was utterly fulfilling.
Scenes were in turns full of despair and longing, hypnotic, witty, delightful, sensual and intimate.
The writing truly had flashes of bril...more
I began this series not knowing what to expect, and once again KA produced a story that was full of action,suspence, romance, and of course; great sex! I am not usually fond of the reconcilliation stories; but this one I found was hard not to enjoy.

Colt and Februray fell in love at a young age and were the high school sweethearts that everyone knew would be together forever. Unfortuneatly, there was a MAJOR misunderstanding that was orchestrated by someone who was crazy and obsessed with Feb and...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*
This was intense :O The first half of the book got me clutching my chest cause I couldn't breathe right, it was so powerful and emotional :( It's really packed with it. Colt and Feb were so heartbreaking, it was difficult to read their scenes, I mean I loved them but still, very emotional <3 The serial killer plot - it was ok, I've read much worse that got me sick of SK stories, but I went for this one anyway, and don't regret it :) It's 4 stars cause I really got tired of waiting for them to...more
KrisTris (KC)
3.5 Stars…This was my first Kristen Ashley read and it was just as sexy as I thought it would be! KA's writing is unique to anything I've read before; the dialogue is down to earth and gives you a feel of comfort and closeness with the characters.

The story was interesting and had a romantic-suspense theme. The highly psychotic murderer on the loose added an exciting and creepy twist that I enjoyed. There was so much terrific build up at the start of book that I expected to be completely floored...more
For You was amazing, but it’s Kristen Ashley, so that’s not surprising. Loved everything about it!

February and Colt had such a heartbreaking history and you could feel the longing and sadness between these two when the story opened. Colt is like a member of the family, taken in under February’s family’s love and protection since he was five. From there Feb has always been in love with him, even during their long years apart, same thing with Colt. They were childhood and high school sweethearts...more
A gorgeously hot ultra-protective guy reunited with his gorgeously hot but messed up first love 22 years after she broke his heart and he never knew why. Throw in a brilliant cast of family and friends, the usual KA banter, steam and swooniness and one freaky as all hell serial killer, and you have utter perfection!

OK, I had to give myself some time to contain the gush-fest that I would have written immediately after finishing the book, but I’ve managed to calm down, and am able to restrain myse...more
For You has everything I've come to expect from KA - unforgettable characters, a heartwarming romance, and a perfect HEA ending, along with an additional mystery theme.

Feb and Colt were high school sweethearts, the type everyone knew would get married young and have little babies and stay together forever and ever. Therefore, it came as a huge shock to everyone when Feb broke up with Colt and left town. Nearly two decades later, these two cross paths again when Feb becomes involved in a murder...more
Jennifer Kyle


In this town, EVERYONE knew that February Owens and Alexander Colton were meant to be.

“Romeo and Juliet, say they didn’t die but Juliet got pissed and took off. Everyone would know it was Romeo and Juliet, would always be Romeo and Juliet, even if later Romeo hooked up with Nancy. No one ever heard of Nancy, doesn’t even sound right, Romeo and Nancy. Everyone knows Romeo’s meant to be with Juliet. Even if Romeo loved Nancy, Nancy would always know she was never Juliet....more
Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
Book 1 in the Burgs Series which Kristen Ashley refers to as a ‘crime’ series on her website. It is in fact an edgy romantic suspense with a sadistic hatchet wielding homicidal maniac on the prowl with February Owens (our heroine) as his object of desire and will stop at nothing to avenge the wrongs he perceives have been done to her over the years. And we are talking years here – he carves up someone she once had an argument with at high school right at the beginning of the novel.
He leaves this...more
Mimi Smith
5 stars

The Diary of Wilson, the cat

Day 253 of my captivity

I brought my war spoils to my mistress today. She didn't appreciate them. Stupid humans, it was a good mouse. To add insult to injury she called me those ridiculous names. Then she started talking about her human Ah-le-ek again. Apparently she ran him off a while ago because of...something. It was stupid and I try to tell her so. She doesn't listen. Dumb humans. Bah!

I decided to stay with the lowly human Feb some more. She does feed me an...more
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
"Life lands blows you don't expect."

Meet My Colt
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"Romeo and Juliet, say they didn't die but Juliet got pissed and took off. Everyone would know it was Romeo and Juliet, would always be Romeo and Juliet, even if later Romeo hooked up with Nancy. No one ever heard of Nancy, doesn't even sound right, Romeo and Nancy. Everyone knows Romeo's meant to be with Juliet. Even if Romeo loved Nancy, Nancy would always know she was never Juliet."

and Feb..
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So, I'm not sure how this review will be seeing as h...more
Gabriella *is awesome*
3.99999999 slow stars.... (becz it took almost FOREVER to get to the ending ..)

This book was almost there...but just not there yet.I felt that the story dragged on waaay to long and the build up to the ending was kinna me this book went from UNPREDICATBLE--to totally predictable after 60% :P i guess that's what got me dissapointed.

But oh well...

They cant all be awesome ;D LOL

happy reading my loves ! ♥

4- 4 1/2 stars. Another exceptional story by Kristen Ashley. This was harder one to read, not because the story wasn't consuming and unforgettable, but because it was darker and there was some very bad stuff. For You was more about the mystery of a deranged mass murderer who was wreaking havoc on Colt and February, the H&h. Believe me the villain, who was revealed a little over half way through the story, was a very sick Mother F***er, he was psycho obsessed about Feb. I mean he did some rea...more
WOW!!! This book is like a roller-coaster, it went from creepy to sexy, sad, beautiful and Hot very HOT, what a ride!!!
My tougths …
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Kristen Ashley

An amazing start to this series… I cannot WAIT to get to book 2 !
Shannie⭐️this Whore Loves BIG C##KS⭐️
5 We Were Meant to Be Stars

(BR with Elizabeth)

WOWZA!! KA delivered a beautiful yet suspense filled story with For You. This was quite the ride from second chance romance between childhood sweethearts to psycho stalker serial killer with a hatchet. As usual KA has you falling in love with the entire town (minus the killer)!! I enjoyed this book immensely as well with reading with my gal, Elizabeth. Check out my numerous status updates to get a closer look into what I felt while reading. You won'...more
Another absorbing great read! As always, KA writes a wonderful story full of amazing characters. As in her other books, the hero is all alpha and the heroine is very lovable.

This one is different in that the book has a greater focus on the mystery/suspense dealing with a phsyco on the loose. Still, there is plenty of romance.

Colt & Feb's story broke my heart. They were high school sweethearts, totally in love and looking forward to an exciting future of building a life with each other. Somet...more
Well... how can I put this nicely? This book was ok. I wonder if it was just me because KA usually is so good, but I really couldn't get into this one. It seemed like the never ending story to me. I had to force myself to finish this book. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't really good, IMO. I was so bored through the whole book. Halfway through I just wanted the bad guy to hack up everyone with his hatchet and be done with it. I liked the "KA speak"... you know where the men only talk in half sentenc...more
Although it starts with drama

and goes on with more drama

and goes on with even more drama

I got my HEA and I'm a happy girl

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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 a...more
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