Oh man.. So many feels in this one. My heart just broke in half for everything that Joker had to go through and everything that Carrisa had to deal wiOh man.. So many feels in this one. My heart just broke in half for everything that Joker had to go through and everything that Carrisa had to deal with. Both these two had such amazing hearts and for them to suffer as much as they did was just awful. But how they helped each other move on and get that perfect life was just beautiful. I'm in love with Kristen Ashley's books and this one might just be at the top of the pile....more
This was an old school Kristen Ashley romance and I was ecstatic to read it!!! I give it 5 stars! I loved the romance, the plots, the family being invThis was an old school Kristen Ashley romance and I was ecstatic to read it!!! I give it 5 stars! I loved the romance, the plots, the family being involved was great and I loved how Josie was so uptight. It was nice when she got all ruffled up. Stellar book!...more
Oh Kristen Ashley I love you. If I were ever to become a lesbian, and Kristen Ashley were also a lesbian I would get on that. In my mind she can do noOh Kristen Ashley I love you. If I were ever to become a lesbian, and Kristen Ashley were also a lesbian I would get on that. In my mind she can do nothing wrong. Perfect books, every time. This book was actually shorter than previous books by her which left me a little disappointed, just because I needed MORE. Now I'm left waiting for another new Ashley book and will have to content myself with re-reading some of my favorites from her.
So this is the third book in her unfinished heroes series. The first book being Knight (not a favorite of mine due to the creepy use of the word "Daddy" in odd situations), the second book was Creed (damn good) and now following up with this one, which is definitely my favorite in the series so far. Raid is definitely a complex character, a former marine who has seen some pretty awful things in his life that he is having a hard time dealing with. Hanna is a quirky girl who has been in love with Raid since they were both kids. Raid never acknowledged her and so, Hanna decides to move on. 5 months later Raid asks her out on a date, one misunderstanding later and Hanna believes Raid is using her for one of assignments.
I loved the give and take between Raid and Hanna. There were definitely conflicts and situations between them, as happens in almost every KA book, but Hanna and Raid chose to not let it interfere too much. Whatever problem they were having they usually worked out pretty quickly. I also think that this book resembled her Rock Chick series, or Colorado series. It had more of a similar layout to it then compared with this series. Not sure if this was intentional or not, but it worked for me! I wonder if Nick will get his own story now....more
**spoiler alert** I don't know how Kristen Ashley does it.. but she consistently creates amazing stories that I just adore! I was a little leery going**spoiler alert** I don't know how Kristen Ashley does it.. but she consistently creates amazing stories that I just adore! I was a little leery going into this one because of the paranormal aspect - and her ghost series I wasn't too big a fan of. But I shouldn't have doubted her, this book was just everything I love in a romance book.
Nathaniel was a brooding, sexy, bad boy alpha male. He was just delicious in every way. I think he held on to his secret for a little too long but what's an alpha male to do? He was also a pretty broken man and it was nice to watch him try to deal with his past and his future with Lily.
I adored Lily's character. She was so sweet, funny and pretty much adorable. I like how she didn't know she was beautiful and therefore wasn't spoiled or haughty. She was simple and just wanted to live her life with Nate - despite knowing that he was broken and might have to fix him.
Their story together was not a simple journey and there were many trials they had to go through. It was almost a little ludicrous but in the end it worked out. I teared up, I laughed, I smiled and it was lovely.
Now I just wish there were another story to follow up with, maybe about Jon and of course one about Tash. I can just see Nate being a very angry dad waiting for his little girl to come home from her first date. Waiting with a shotgun. Ha! Can't wait. Hopefully there is a book in the mix....more
This is the fourth book in the fantasy land series, and I liked it but not as much as the first three books. I had a hard time accepting Apollo and thThis is the fourth book in the fantasy land series, and I liked it but not as much as the first three books. I had a hard time accepting Apollo and thought there were way too many times that he acted like a jerk and yet Maddy ended up apologizing for it. He eventually grew on me but he's definitely not one of my favorite male characters that Ashley has written.
I love that all the women banded together in this one and proved that they were strong and capable women. I think with this set of alphas that are very take charge it sometimes got lost in the story that these women went through hell and were all still standing.
I'm curious to see where the next (and final?) book takes us....more
Righteous! One of the best in the rock chick series so far!
So my review wasn't much of a review, so I have returned to say more than just righteous! hRighteous! One of the best in the rock chick series so far!
So my review wasn't much of a review, so I have returned to say more than just righteous! haha. This is the eight book in the Rock Chick series and is all about Ally Nightingale! Yay. She's probably the character that everybody thinks they knows but in the end really don't know much at all about. Ally is best friends with Indy and always seems to be there when people need help. She's got a heart of gold and is a definite bad ass. We see Ally's character briefly at the end of the book Breathe in the Colorado Mountains series. She helps the character Faye Goodnight out of a sticky situation and that's where this book starts off.. sort of. The beginning has a lot of ground to cover the distance between the Ally we see in Faye's book and the Ally we saw in the last Rock Chick book. Ally has been up to some tricky stuff with Darius and Brody, pulling her own PI work. And now we know how Ren fits in to everything as well. Once the flashbacks are done and the book is back in the present we see the absolute connection between Ren and Ally and my heart just melted. They are perfect for eachother and I'm glad there wasn't too much drama between them. They both accepted (eventually) that they were made for one another and then just had to deal with all the outside drama that was happened. Stuff is happening in Smithies that Ally is investigating, plus her apartment exploding and some other neighborly trouble.
I knew Ally's book would be intense and it definitely was but it was entirely worth it. It also sealed up the series pretty well and I LOVED the epilogue at the end and getting to see everyone one last time before the series veers off to L.A. I just hope we get to see some characters again as I love seeing all of them happy and content.
This book was in one word... righteous. Thanks Kristen Ashely for a wonderful series that you did justice to and ended it on a high note. Now.. please get writing you have tons of other series that need to be finished. :) ...more
This is the third book in the Fantasyland series and it was a great addition to the series. Cora wakes up in a room that isn't her own, with a sisterThis is the third book in the Fantasyland series and it was a great addition to the series. Cora wakes up in a room that isn't her own, with a sister talking about her upcoming wedding and birds talking to her. She realizes she's not home anymore and thinks that she has dreamt herself into a Disney movie.
When three men come riding up to the house on horseback, she definitely realizes something isn't right especially when she finds out one of them is her husband (Noctorno). Then a curse befalls her sister and she gets taken by a crazy goddess named Minerva. Cora is whisked away by her husband who thinks she's the old Cora and while the new Cora tries to explain who she is, Tor informs her that he hates her. Cora tries to figure out how to get back home and where the heck she is, while also trying to save her neck in this new fantasyland. But will Tor ever figure out who she really is and will they be able to live their own happily ever after or will Cora find her way back to her own land by herself.
At first I disliked Tor, he was kind of an ass and didn't treat Cora very well. But thinking about it, I would be pretty confused if someone who looked exactly like my wife was telling me she wasn't my wife but from another universe I'd be skeptical as well. I enjoyed the journey that the two took and liked the way they began to fall for one another. Of course, this being a Kristen Ashley book the journey wasn't easy for either of them and they did stupid things to eachother but in the end I was happy with how everything turned out.
Now I am stuck waiting for the next book. ::sigh::...more
I give this one 3.5 stars. I had a hard time with this one, mostly because of the way Circe was treated in the beginning portion of the book. There weI give this one 3.5 stars. I had a hard time with this one, mostly because of the way Circe was treated in the beginning portion of the book. There were rape scenes and also a moment where her husband Lahn hits hurt
I really liked Circe and for the most part I liked her husband Lahn despite not wanting to like him. He treated her pretty badly in a few scenes and when I say bad I mean BAD. But then his sweet side kept winning me over just like he did with Circe. I like that she stood up to him, but sometimes when she kept insisting that "that was the last straw" she usually gave in pretty quickly after that. I don't know if I would be able to forgive my husband for the things that he did.. but somehow the author made me forget about that and just move on.
Also, did anyone else notice the similarities between this couple and the horde and Kahl Drogo and his Kahleesi from Game of Thrones?? I couldn't stop comparing the two in my head, it was VERY similar. Almost as if this was their story but more detailed. Very bizarre....more
I adore all things Kristen Ashley, so I'm not sure why I never got around to reading this series by her. I was just re-reading some of my favorites frI adore all things Kristen Ashley, so I'm not sure why I never got around to reading this series by her. I was just re-reading some of my favorites from her when I decided to go on and search if there were any new releases. Alas, there weren't but this series pinged onto my radar and I decided to go for it. Oh what a happy day!
Not only do you get the awesome alpha male in this book, but there's action and adventure and also fantasy elements. It's not much more that I could ask for to have a perfect book. If you've read her other books and haven't gotten around to this one yet, I would suggest getting a move on it!
Finnie is living a pretty everyday life until one day she discovers there's a parallalel unvierse in which every human has a twin. Finnie is adventurous, has loads of money and decides that since this world has her twin it must also have the twins of her parents (who both died). With a desire to see them again she decides to head off into this world with the help of a witch named Valentine.
Turns out that it works, and Finnie is in a new land and her twin half is now back in "the real world". But what Finnie doesn't realize is that her twin kind of screwed her over and Finnie finds herself being dragged off to marry a guy nicknamed the dragon (Frey Drakkar). Frey is an imposing site to see (but of course he is georgeous) so Finnie just rolls with it and ends up married to this guy. Frey hates his new wife to be and dumps her off at his old hunting cabin and basically runs away like a little girl. When Frey stops in to see how his bride is fairing he sees that she might not be just the useless woman he thought she was. Also, there was that teensy misunderstanding that he thought Finnie was a lesbian. Then after that... the books just takes off!
I really loved how this book was a non-stop adventure. I really loved the way Frey kept trying to win Finnie over especially after he finds out that she really is from another world. But even better was following Finnie along and discovering everything in her new home. I don't think there's been another character that I've rooted for as much as I did for Finnie, she was just pure happiness.
Also, don't know if it's me, but the sexual scenes seemed MUCH more detailed than in her other books. Not that I'm complaining!...more
Amazing!!! Another great book by Ashley! I didn't even know this one was out and once I found out I felt like I won the lottery! I've be re-reading thAmazing!!! Another great book by Ashley! I didn't even know this one was out and once I found out I felt like I won the lottery! I've be re-reading the other books in this series and her other series books and to see a new one was fantastic. I also wasn't sure about what I would think of this one. The main character Chace Keaton wasn't portrayed as the best of characters in the last book so I didn't know if I would like him in this one. Thankfully I was surprised! He turned out to be a great hero, he was definitely a tortured soul and I was glad that he found some happiness along the way.
Also, I loved loved loved the main heroine Faye. I identified with her in so many different ways that it was almost like reading a story about myself. She also was the perfect match for Chace, they were just adorable together and sexually explosive. My only complaint was that I wished there were more to read. Now I'll have to go back to re-reading books until a new one comes out....more
Have I mentioned how much I love Kristen Ashley? She is just amazing. The one book I didn't like that much from her was actually the first book in thiHave I mentioned how much I love Kristen Ashley? She is just amazing. The one book I didn't like that much from her was actually the first book in this series Knight. And that was more because Knight's relationship with Anya was a little outside of my comfort zone. Mostly due to the bizarre way he insisted she called him "my daddy". Eek. Anyway, I went into this one with lower expectations, due to my previous experience with Knight. But I will happily admit I was wrong! I loved this book. Creed was so utterly sexy that I couldn't stand it. He was just edible. I also really liked Sylvie, she had a nice dose of bad ass in her with a little bit of dependency in there. So it was interesting to see her interact with the domineering Creed.
One thing I thought was odd about this was how the plot sort of ended midway. As in, the "mystery" and subsequent problem that Creed and Sylvie teamed up to solve was finished a little more than halfway through the book. Then, the rest of the book was more about Sylvie and Creed's relationship. It just felt a tad bit weird, but not enough for me to rate the book lower than 4 stars.
Also, all the little epilogue sections were SO adorable. I loved getting a glimpse of how everyone was doing. Very cute. Just makes me love Kristen Ashley more.
Bring on more books Ms. Ashley! I know there's another Rock Chick book in you... please?!?...more
Oh I really enjoyed this one! This might be one of my favorites from Ashley so far. It was the perfect story of an abused woman who gets her life backOh I really enjoyed this one! This might be one of my favorites from Ashley so far. It was the perfect story of an abused woman who gets her life back and a fabulous one at that. And the hero was just deliciously perfect. He was broody and somewhat cautious but also charming and adorable. Also I loved the references to Cal from Ashley's Burg series, and also the references to those crazy Denver men from the Rock Chick series. Awesome!
Now my question... will there will be (or is there) a follow-up with Luci and Hal? Please say yes someone.......more
Well, after I finished the Rock Chick series I decided to continue my devouring of all of Ashley's books and moved on to this series. This is her firsWell, after I finished the Rock Chick series I decided to continue my devouring of all of Ashley's books and moved on to this series. This is her first book in the erotic genre and this was stated at the beginning of the book. So I didn't have that high of an expectation going in considering it was her first attempt at writing the extra naughty scenes.
Oh my disappointment was disappointing. If that makes any sense. While I went into it with lower expectations, I still thought in the back of my mind it would be good. And it wasn't terrible, but there were a few things that bugged me. The main character Knight was NOT a hero in any way, definitely an anti-hero which the reader learns in stages through the book. He also admitted to liking control, not only in his life but also in his bed. That's cool with me. But what really just weirded me out was his desire for his "baby" to call him daddy in bed. I don't know, that's not appealing to me. And every time he asked her to say that I kept picturing my own dad which was creepy and not at all sexy. If it were one or two times I could have possibly ignored it, but this was through the whole book.
Otherwise I did for the most part enjoy the book, although Knight was a little too controlling for my tastes. But I just can't get over the daddy thing. EEK! ...more