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Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2)

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She's ready for the ride of her life . . .

Lauren Grahame is looking to reinvent herself. After leaving her cheating husband, Lauren 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
Kindle Edition, 562 pages
Published April 23rd 2011 by Amazon Digital Services
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Tarina Deaton Yes and no. Sweet Dreams is book 2 of the Colorado Mountain series, but each book within the series can be read as a stand-alone book as there is no…moreYes and no. Sweet Dreams is book 2 of the Colorado Mountain series, but each book within the series can be read as a stand-alone book as there is no plot arc between the books. All the books within the ‘series’ are set in the same general, fictional location within Colorado. Characters from the different books may make an appearance, but their story/book is not integral to the plot of the book you are reading. It helps in later books to have read the previous books in the series, but again it’s not enough to confuse you and you won’t get lost. KA does a decent job of explaining any back story you might need to know.(less)
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♡Karlyn P♡
Jan 26, 2014 ♡Karlyn P♡ rated it did not like it

Sigh, DNF

This was my first -- and last -- book by this author. Her stories may be interesting and heartfelt (according to many of her fans), but her writing is NOT great. I found this book to be nothing more than an unedited rough draft not ready for prime time. More so, she doesn't have a polished writing voice, nor does she have a solid grip of basic writing rules. So if you care about well written stories, be sure to read the free chapters online before you buy. Many readers have been able to
TATE IS ON AUDIBLE!!!! Listening to Sweet Dreams.... I love this book <3
It took me about a week to get through all 25 hours of this audible book, but it was awesome! Just as good as the first time around!!! xoxo

5 Dreamy Stars!!!

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I LOVED THIS ONE! Tate Jackson... where have you been all my life? Friends, I am a certified KA addict. I love all her stuff, but this one just went to one of my top KA favorites!

Lauren has spent the last few months of her life in her car, looking for a place to se
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Special Stars

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Since I've been sick for days now. I don't really feel like doing a huge review. This one will be shorter and to the point. Kinda... I really enjoyed this book. It was angsty, dramatic, and suspenseful without being over the top or driving me crazy. I loved Tate although not as much as Max from book one. I loved Lauren more than Nina from book one. I thought Tate and Lauren had a great relationship full of passion. I will say this book had a lot of similarities with book one. Bot
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
EDITED December 15, 2011 and January 1, 2012
On the one hand, I agree that the story needed better editing. On the other hand, Tate would say "Who gives a flying f*ck?" I wholeheartedly agree, Tate! I didn't mind at all. I LOVE this story and I could easily forget those minor issues.
Tate with beard:


Tate without beard:


"How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes
Feb 05, 2015 Shawna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of contemporary romance & hot alpha heroes
Recommended to Shawna by: My fellow alpha lovin’ sista Yvonne...and practically everyone else!
Shelves: cop-bodyguard-govop-merc-military, favorites, romantic-suspense, sports-romance-hot-jocks, contemporary-romance, i-read-own-faves-keepers, made-me-cry, format-ebook, hero-im-gaga-over, heroine-i-adore, badasses-hunks-in-leather, hero-alpha‎, hero-abused-scarred-tortured-angst, hero-bad-boy-playboy-player, best-top-favorites, favorite-romance-series, hero-i-wanna-smack, hero-stud-mantel-hall-of-fame, bikers-sexy-as-sin, heroine-abused-traumatic-past-rape, why-do-good-girls-like-bad-boys, chick-lit, humorous-at-times-or-fluffy-fun, tattoos-piercings-body-art, hero-cold-cruelbrute-dark-dangerous, hero-stalk-me-baby-possessive, enemies-to-lovers-opposites-attract, hero-expert-skilled-voracious-lover, small-town-lovin, cheating-hearts-fidelity-issues, pov-first-person, heroine-curvy-plump-not-stick-thin, angsty-dark-heavy-lotsa-drama, love-triangle-vying-courtships, animals-matter, dirty-talk-turns-me-on, hh-disfigured-injured-scarred-ill, hh-sweet-nice-paired-vs-gruff-cynic, hero-attractive-handsome-heartthrob, i-read-kindle, kindle, 5-stars-plus, steam-3-hot, steam-4-smokin, hero-brooding, hero-walking-hardon, hh-bad-communication-conflict-mgmt, hh-big-constant-misunderstandings, best-wittiest-banter-dialogue, best-endings-epilogues, heroine-girl-next-door, hero-tattalizing, editing-nightmare, best-snarkasm-humor, bikes-grease-monkey-hot-rods-racer, hero-recluse-loner-lonewolf, a-all-time-favorite-hero, hero-asshat-award-hall-of-shame, serial-killer-on-the-loose, stalker-alert, hh-famous-celebrity, a-all-time-best-top-fave-dik-reads, hero-single-dad, 2012-reads, best-fave-reads-of-2012, kids-cute-faves-prominent-in-story, hh-divorcee, best-secondary-characters-ensemble, hero-silent-quiet-type-reticent, heroine-makeover, heroine-country-lass, author-kristen-ashley, hero-pissed-me-off-and-turned-me-on, heroine-classy-lady, heroine-good-girl-nice, hero-uber-alpha-domineering, series-colorado-mountain, badass-kickass-motha-fucka, romance-doesnt-end-at-40, villain-creepy-azz-killer, heroine-sassy-full-of-attitude, all-work-no-play-on-the-job-romance, exes-annoying-troublesome-crazy, motorcycle-club-mayhem, hero-i-disliked-much-of-the-book, older-mature-hero-and-heroine, hero-older-mature, genre-trope-another-fcking-mc-book
5+ stars – Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

There are a lot of reviews for this already, so here are some of my random thoughts.

The Bad and The Ugly:

•Yes, it’s an editing nightmare that at times made me want to whip out my red pen and go crazy with correcting remarks.
•There is way too much (and occurring too often) inane detail, especially about the heroine’s wardrobe, outfits, hair, makeup, getting ready, routine, etc. I understand that her self-esteem and makeover were a significant comp
HUGE 5+ stars

To say I loveSweet Dreams is an understatement!This is one of those books that not only captures your heart and imagination, but brands itself on you personally and will always, in someway, be a part of you.

Sweet Dreams encompasses everything I love in a romance novel. It's chock-full of richly developed and unique characters, excellent and witty dialogue, steamy but tasteful eroticism, and captivating and exceptional storytelling.

This book is a self published work and there is no a
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Sweet Dreams is the second book in the Colorado Mountain series and another fantastic read. As is the case with the first book, The Gamble, there are already dozens of awesome reviews, so I’ll keep mine short, and still try to list my favorite things about this story.
1. Tate is an asshat. He’s got a foul mouth, short fuse, and he’s over the top alpha. He’s honorable, hard working and completely devoted to his friends, family, and those who don’t piss him off. He is, in a word, perfect.

2. The wri
Apr 03, 2016 Mo rated it it was amazing
It's still FIVE+ STARS. Re-read!

TATE was hot the first time around. TATE was hot the second time around. To be honest, I am not sure how many times I have read this book, at least 4, maybe 5! TATE is still hot. Fucking Hell, he is one of the hottest Alpha Males I have ever read.

It never gets old. Even though I know the story. I know the other characters. I know the bad guy.

It's Tate and Laurie - how can it get old?

Love the house descriptions, love the clothes descriptions, love the Home Store v
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
5 stars even after a re read, although if I could it would be 6!

Not going to say much. But I love Tate, any man that can bond with a pretty cat has to be awesome!

Love Lauren, it is amazing to watch her grow and "find" herself with the help of Tate, and she was funny, loved when she re named Tate's cat

"Wow" Carrie exclaimed and my body got tense again as I looked at my sister. "That is a pretty Kitty"

"Her name's Princess Fancy Pants," I blurted, Tate's arm gave me a warning squeeze, I ignored it
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
(Edited to add more sexy Tate pics)

4 Stars - Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den

Sweet Dreams didn’t just have “Moist Factor Five Hundred”, for me, it had the “Turn Around Factor”.

In fact, it even made me feel like I was doing the Twister!


Why do I say this? Weeelll…. I was initially quite drawn into this story DESPITE its editing issues.

Yes, this book has overly long/run-on sentences; under-use of commas and full stops; over-use of parentheses; and some non-linear time lines. If you a
Dec 21, 2011 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Sweet dreams, baby.

How I love those words. Those are Tate's words to Laurie, before she goes to sleep. *sigh*

Wow, this book was just fantastic! It's raw, real and it's life. It's not sugar coated or polished in anyway. The characters are also real and you can relate to them in everyway. Tate you are the epitome of the alpha male and you deserve a growl from me so here it is RAAWWWWR!

This book is wonderful and I highly recommend it.

My Tate.

Tatum (Tate) Jackson a badass, bounty hunter biker and Lauren Grahame a ‘good girl’ from the suburbs are the protagonists in this contemporary romance.

This is a self-published work. The novel is detailed and lengthy. It reads in places like a rough draft. It has typos, incorrect words, long rambling sentences, poor punctuation and grammar. Syntax, the rules underlying sentence structure, was on vacation.

But Sweet Dreams is a great story and Kristen Ashley is a great story-teller.

If you want a po
May 08, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I'm seriously going to need therapy to deal with this addiction to these books!
Apr 12, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-favorites

REREAD (April 10, 2015)

In a time where I've grown less patient w/ overly long books, less-than-tight editing, and generic romances...

I'm kinda shocked to find that I STILL LOVE THIS BOOK as much as I did the first and second times reading it! For some reason, Tate and Laurie stand the test of time for me. Their love story is EVERYTHING! And I ended it, again, in pure bliss.

Three years later, almost to the day, since I finsihed it the first time...and still my favorite KA book...

REREAD (May 15,
Robin (Bridge Four)
This is a typical KA-land book where the alpha males shift from super sweet to semi-jerky at the drop of a hat…but all in an I’m a man and I’m going to provide and protect you kind of way. This is a place where normal rules don’t apply really.

Things to Expect in KA-Land

- Ex’s are 5 shades of cray-cray and I mean CrAzY

- The Hot guy will say something life shattering sweet one minute and then act like he is from another time the next and you’ll want to first kiss him and then kick him in the ba
Stacey is Sassy
Baking day became something to look forward to...

I have read Sweet Dreams a few times...any real KA fan has. When the audio version became available I snapped it up and couldn't wait to get started.

Tate, as KA heroes go, is up there with the best. A strong, virile and attractive man who knows what he wants, goes after it and takes no prisoners until he gets it. He doesn't show himself off in the most flattering way when he meets Laurie for the first time, and TBH I was devastated the first time
Apr 19, 2012 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of hot contemporary romance
Recommended to Auntee by: Viv
There's already 159(!) reviews of this book, so I doubt that I have anything to add that hasn't already been said. So I'll give just a few impressions...

Kristen Ashley, you're a fabulous writer. Great storyteller. You create sigh-worthy heroes and spunky heroines. I love your dialogue. Your love scenes are smokin' hot, passionate, and convincing. I'm a detail junkie and I love details, and you provide in spades.

However...there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Sweet Dreams is loaded

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December 31, 2013

Wanted to reread one of the old favorites [for the 4th time] to end the year on a high only a few authors can provide, KA being one of them. I might re-review this baby in a new year but everyone should really read this if only for one reason & that reason being:

Tatum Jackson

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July, 2013

Just read this again for the third (?) time

This was something special!

So much has been said and I don’t really know what to add, given most of the reviews express exactly what I’m feeling. As fictional as the book was, it read like it was real. What I mean by that is that you live in the moment with the characters. The writing is such that you feel their emotions, pain, sorrow, fear, happiness, passion, as the story unfolds. Okay, so it wasn’t all grammatically correct and it might bother some readers, but I was able to put
Jan 28, 2012 Searock rated it it was amazing
5 stars for the utter wonder I felt while reading this book! It was filled with all kinds of win!!

Prepare to be gushed upon!!

I had never closed a book and then flipped it back to the beginning for a second read until now :) I have a third read planned within a month of my first reading. That may be one definition of obsession.

This is my first Kristen Ashley and I loved it, so am currently hacking away at her back list… nom, nom, nom. I'm also looking forward to her new releases. KA is prolific a
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jun 17, 2015 Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING.


I LOVED every minute of it. Tate, Laurie, Jim Billy, Wood, Jonas, Krys, Bubba, Sunny, Shambles, ALL of them. I cannot get enough. She creates so many different types of characters and all are so unique and breathtaking.

What I think really gets me about KA'S books is that when I'm done reading I feel like I KNOW her characters inside and out. She makes them come to life, she gives them a body and a soul with her words. There is no detail left out, no thought, or
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Sep 25, 2014 Kellie Maddox-Ward rated it it was amazing
I did a re-read of this... fuck I love him still - 21/09/14


I'm not going to write a million words about this book when I can just show you my Tate and a quick quote.

“Then you shouldn't have thrown her away when she was your wife. Now she ain't. Now she's somethin' to me and I don't let men I don't like get close to her and I gotta tell you man, I do not like you.”

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Feb 28, 2016 Choko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 3.85 ***

A buddy read with my girl pose at BB&B

Another emotional and intriguing read by Kristen Ashley! And it contains the staples - a woman with low self-esteem looking for something special, but not really hoping to find it; an ultra sexy bossy and pushy alpha male with pessimistic outlook on life, straight talking, bad tempered but good hearted,; a bad guy on the loose; a variety of colorful secondary characters; at least one kidnapping and a plot so implausible and over the top that
Blacky *Romance Addict*
Another fabulous story by Kristen Ashley :) And yet another underliner why this is my favorite KA series :) And I just LOVED the fact that they are both older and mature (don't know why but I just like them that way <3)

5++++ stars for this one :)

The story - A little darker than the first CM, kind of reminds me of the books from the Burg series considering the bad guy and all.
Lauren comes to Carnal in search for nothing special. Yes, nothing special. Because her whole life she waited and want
5 Dreaming Stars.


Lauren ended a ten year’s bad marriage with an asshole and all she wants is let her fake and uptight perfect life behind and start new somewhere else.
She finds herself applying for a waitress job in middle of nowhere, where she meets the part owner / part biker/ part bounty hunter sexy boss and that’s when her life really starts to change.
Tate made some bad decisions in his life but when he meets Lauren, despite they start on bad terms, he knows that she’s his first good dec
Why do I keep reading Kristen Ashley books when I hate her over-bearing jerks of alpha male heroes in her books? Well, I'm a pessimist. Seriously, if someone gave me a full glass of water I'd be pissed that it's not half empty. I like my pessimism. It's my most endearing quality.

oh, it's totally piss

But, if my glass is half-empty because of my cruel dead heart, I'm unwilling to give up the delicious liquid that is there, which is the group of girls I buddy-read these with in the BBB group. I'm w
Mar 09, 2014 Wendy'sThoughts rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: KA Fans, Romance, Everyone
Shelves: favorites
5 Tate Induced Stars

One of the main reasons I figured out how to get the Amazon App for PC was to read Kristen Ashley. I was new to romance and discovered many authors I loved. I found their books at Goodwill and dollar bookstores at reduced prices once I discovered them from my shopping at the brick and mortar Barnes and Noble. You see libraries didn't work for me. I finally came to that conclusion after admitting to myself I had issues with returning on time...

After joining Goodreads and seei
Jennifer Kyle
Tate Jackson should come with a warning sign readers!


Where is Loretta's web fan page for Tate? I have been looking for it for hours!!

Tate is a bossy alpha, biker, bar owner, badass bounty hunter, former football star who sports a bad temper. He curses more that any KA male character but when he is sweet it’s all sorts SPECIAL.

Did I mention that he is hot as hell?

That he can be a jerk sometimes?

That he likes it dirty?

That he gives the best presents?

That a girl would do anything to have this
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
My Tate and Wminbc's boyfriend.


February 2014 re-read. Was needing some KA comfort food for my soul. Loved it. I always pick things up in this book that I missed before. Loved it. *sigh*
August re-read: love this quote. “Jesus, you look like a sex kitten school marm.”. Lol

Review June 2012- I decided to reread Sweet Dreams because is such a big fave in the KA arsenal. I must have been PMSing or in a bad mood or something, when I first read it because this time I loved it. Loved Tate, loved Laurie,
Jessica ❁ Far Dareis Mai ❁ Rabid Reads
2/25/16: Starting BB&B 's buddy read a day early, b/c after the reading day I've had (three DNFs), I DESERVE IT.

C'mere, Tate. I got somethin' for ya!

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Colorado Mountain (7 books)
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  • Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3)
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“Then you shouldn't have thrown her away when she was your wife. Now she ain't. Now she's somethin' to me and I don't let men I don't like get close to her and I gotta tell you man, I do not like you.” 451 likes
“It isn't that it's too soon, you're on the back of my bike, it ain't too soon. You can buy sheets. You cannot install blinds."
"um..." I mumbled. "Can you explain the difference?"
"Sheets are chick territory," he said without delay. "You gotta use tools, that's dick territory."
"Oh," I whispered.
"Don't tread on dick territory," he advised.
"So, um... is a paintbrush a tool?" I asked cautiously.
"If you're paintin' the side of the house, yeah. If you're painting mud colored paint in a room, no."
"It's terracotta," I said softly.
"Whatever," he muttered, his mouth twitching.
"Or, the paint chip called it Mexican horizon. The blue is dawn sky."
"Definitely chick territory," Tate replied, losing the fight with his grin.
"What for the walls?" I asked.
"Chick," he answered instantly.
"Um...could I ask that, instead of you getting angry and being a jerk, maybe you give me a head's up when I'm doing something stupid?”
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