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Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley
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Feb 19, 12

bookshelves: cops-law-enforcement-security, read-in-2012
Read in February, 2012

** spoiler alert ** Rating 3.5
Practically all my GR friends have been reading this author & urging me to, so last evening I gave in, first off I should have started reading the book earlier since it was huge and then there were moments when I didn't understand what was being said because of the way it was written but that aside I did enjoy the book despite the problem I had with the arrogance and stupidity of some characters.

First of the heroine, in this day and age of STD's, she continued to sleep with a man whose name she didn't know for one and a half years, I mean fine she picked him up & after the first day he was gone, he kept returning and not finding this creepy enough to stop, she let him and then later on the book she feels dirty because she finds out that she was kind of in a line of booty calls and she never once attempted to deepen whatever they had or even talk to him.

Other things about her, she loves her dad and step-mom. She also realizes that Mystery Man(is like her dad, bossy) who acquires a name after her half sister lands herself in something that has a biker gang, FBI, police and bad guys looking for her. He actually kind of gets up in her face for walking into a biker gang lair to find out about her sister and Gwen feels angry about how he confesses that he has been keeping an eye out on her, violating her privacy when they don't really have a relationship and suddenly he is like you are mine.

Of course after this guys are all over Gwen, while the hero thinks that even when the heroine is telling him no, it actually means yes.

The hero Hawk's behaviour is something no woman would stand for in real life but I guess in fiction things are kind of okay. Also the fault for their non-relationship also lay with the heroine a bit. I didn't like the fact that Hawk says she was his but he has no problem saying there were other women during the time period she was his sex-toy.

Then, there is the fact that he wants the heroine to open herself to him completely forgetting the lessons she learnt from her failed marriage and cheating ex, even when he only offers her token from his life when he feels like.

There comes a moment he breaks up with her, just when Gwen is opening up, what I find weird was that she up & walked off with another guy & lived with him, sleeping with him in his bed(not having sex) and letting him kiss her, I dunno this just came off as weird.

Of course the hero tries to make up for it, telling her why he is the way he is, that he lost his wife and daughter and expects the heroine to immediately fall over on him, which she doesn't, she needs time to process which he doesn't want to give her.

The book was filled with flaws and despite them I did enjoy it but it went over the top with everything.
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message 8: by Jae (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jae I so agree Saly. And to this day my head still pounds when I think too much about this book.


Saly Jae wrote: "I so agree Saly. And to this day my head still pounds when I think too much about this book."

Yeah my head is pounding still so I am now reading a more traditional book.


message 6: by Jae (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jae I hated Gwen at certain times like when she went off with Tack after breaking up with Hawk. I mean she was like leading him on the way she knew how Tack felt about her. And she even kissed him with tongue!


Saly Jae wrote: "I hated Gwen at certain times like when she went off with Tack after breaking up with Hawk. I mean she was like leading him on the way she knew how Tack felt about her. And she even kissed him with..."

I agree I found it so weird, I mean here she is supposedly in love & then she behaves that way with Tack & even Mitch. And I found the sleeping in the same bed part eek.


message 4: by Marty (last edited Feb 20, 2012 04:16AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Marty Ha, you caved in ;-)
Like I told you, these books are not perfect ... and, if you look at other reviews practically everyone will admit that. But that's exactly what makes them so real and exiting for me... Did some of the things you mentioned bother me as well? They sure did! Did those flaws keep me from thoroughly enjoying the book? They sure did not! Are the heroes OTT alpha? Hell, yeah - that's why we love them! ;-)


Saly Marty wrote: "Ha, you caved in ;-)
Like I told you, these books are not perfect ... and, if you look at other reviews practically everyone will admit that. But that's exactly what makes them so real and exiting ..."

Yeah I did, I will try out more soon, don't wanna drown in them at one go.


message 2: by Dee (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dee Marty wrote: "Ha, you caved in ;-)
Like I told you, these books are not perfect ... and, if you look at other reviews practically everyone will admit that. But that's exactly what makes them so real and exiting ..."


Yeah....exactly what she said :))

Glad you finally got around to reading KA. You should try reading Sweet Dreams in my opinion that is the best KA :)


Saly Dee wrote: "Marty wrote: "Ha, you caved in ;-)
Like I told you, these books are not perfect ... and, if you look at other reviews practically everyone will admit that. But that's exactly what makes them so rea..."


Thanks, Dee I will eventually get around to that one. :)


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