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(Colorado Mountain #6)

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When old friends become new lovers...anything can happen.

Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello." His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore som
ebook, 406 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Forever
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

That's the moment you realize you read a KA book that you actually struggled to finish.

Now KA fans, you may want to avert your eyes

Because what's to follow is full on rant...


Because that could not have been a KA book. It just couldn't be. It had nothing of what makes a KA book, NONE OF IT. The amazing OTT suspense and action? Won't find it here. The girl talk and witty/funny banter between all the girlfriends? Forget about it! The sexual chemistry between the H/h?
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 Stars


Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley is the sixth installment in her Colorado Mountain series. It is no secret that I am a die-hard fan of this author. I love her writing style. I simply love her books. She always delivers when it comes to giving us these memorable monosyllabic and possessive alpha-males that have the right amount of bad-ass and sweet. Her heroines are at times hit or miss with me but her a
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 Not what they use to be Stars

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Okay I don't know what is going on in this series but the last two books I read have not been good for me! I don't really feel like writing a big ol' review on a book that was boring at points and just okay at others, so Short sweet and to the point...... I don't really know what it was but something was off about this book. Different from other KA books I have read. I loved Jacob which is why this book got a 3 star instead of a 2. Jacob was all I loved. Everythin
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Happy Release Day, Kristen Ashley!!

It's not often a book keeps me up all night because I'm so caught up in the story I just can't put it down, but Kaleidoscope has done that. I'm not lying when I say I was a weeeeeeeeeeeeee bit worried this would fall short of capturing my attention and my alphaman-love, but it surpassed my expectations in a big way. It's an awesome story, and I loved the re-visit with some of romance's greatest alpha heroes and their women. And true, this, Deck and Emme's happi
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 beautiful stars!

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When I heard Jacob Decker was getting his own story I was all kinds of excited! Deck is a PI. He’s best friends with Chace (Breathe). He’s helping with a case in Gnaw Bone when he runs into a familiar voice. He doesn’t recognize her face from a distance, but he’d know that voice anywhere. Emme. His Emme. Emme was best friends with Deck’s ex. They always had a special bond. But Emme has changed in the past nine years. She looks different, but good. Really good. They start c
2 Stars

Believe it or not, it's taken me over a year to finish this book...A KRISTEN ASHLEY BOOK!!! No matter how hard I tried, I found myself repeatably setting it aside. I just couldn't get into the story. Oh well, you can't love them all.
Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it

Two and a half weeks later …

That alone should have told me something, the fact that it took me nearly three weeks to finish a KA book. I have read the 2, 3, 4 even 5 star reviews. It pains me to give it only 3 and it is getting a 3 because I liked the Epilogue.

”Fuckin’ nuts, but now knowin’ the whole story, it isn’t that interesting.”

I am really trying to muster up some enthusiasm to write a review. You know me, if I love a book my updates are usually neverending. I think I posted one or tw
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
3.5 Color, Beauty and KA Stars

"You think you lost beauty, but you didn’t.
Just turn the dial."


Deck once had beauty within his grasp but he let it fly away.
Emme doesn't realize that she has secluded herself in shadows.

They share a past and now they are determined to build a future. Will color prevail or shadows will keep them apart?


I will keep this one short and sweet, because it's KA and I can't help being biased. God.... I'm in love with this woman! She keeps delivering and making us believe in
2.5 Say it Aint So Stars

Sitting there, all that was Jacob, and all that being spectacular sitting across from me, holding my eyes, I finally understood that the reason I was angry at my friend was because, in throwing Jacob away, she took him away from me.

Emme and Jacob “Deck” Decker’s story picks up nine years after they last saw each other. Deck was dating Emme’s bff so the two were used to spending lots of quality time together. When Elspeth, aforementioned bff, dumped Deck due to what she th
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 For Reunion, For Recognition, For Colorado KA Speak Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
As fan of KA books have learned a few things over the course of reading her books.

The characters who live in her world speak a special language… their way of speaking and the meaning of universal words are sometimes used not in the usual way.... so before I get into the book, here is a taste of what I am talking about….

First … shit gets sorted… they never get figured out or looked into and then finished… nope … the
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
11/11/14 - Still 3.5 - 4 stars after a re read. I actually liked this a lot more re reading it right after I re read Breathe. Deck seemed much more a consistent character. I liked Deck a lot more on the re read. And while I liked Emme, it was a struggle at times to keep liking her. I still remain unconvinced Elsbeth was the bad guy in the past. Her best friend is allowed to call her boyfriend by his given name, something she is not allowed to do, they hole up in a corner at parties and talk for ...more
Duchess Nicole
I enjoyed the setup for this story, and as ever, the Colorado Mountains are a gorgeous backdrop for the series. In this book, a woman is building her dreams without really understanding what they are, and Kristen Ashley cooked up a new alpha to help her out.

Deck was first mentioned in Breathe, and he seemed like the most alpha of alphas to me back then. I have to say, at the beginning of this book, he was bossing around even the other bossy boys, so he did live up to my expectations i
Geri Reads
Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it
2.7 to 3 Conflicted Stars!

I was so excited to when I received my ARC from NetGalley. GCP has never approved me before and suddenly, they approved me for this. Of course, I'm gonna read it.

Anyhoo, I did enjoy this one because of Deck and the appearance of Tate, Ty, Max, Reece (I refuse to call him Ham), and Chace. They all made an appearance and it was raining alpha males! Hallelujah! Plus, Deck was really awesome.

That said, I wish I liked Emme better. She really sunk the whole book for me.
I cou
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW... That was the PERFECT. A BREATHLESS conclusion to and already perfect series. Deck and Emme were amazing, just like all the other characters. I LOVED the way they were with each other. IDK what to say... I'm buzzing a little right now and I need to pull myself together. The EPILOGUES in this series are just so freaking phenomenal. They leave you so warm and happy.... Ahhhhh!

I'm gonna start crossing fingers and chanting magic spells that we get more of this series. We still have Deke... He
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Kaleidoscope is the sixth installment in the Colorado Mountain Series. It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of Kristen Ashley, her descriptive writing style, her supremely sexy Alpha-males, strong heroines and attention grabbing story lines. This author never ceases to deliver heartwarming yet highly sensual romances that tap directly into my emotions. In readi
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Emme and Deck used to be friends a long time ago, good friends, as good of friends as you can be with someone else's boyfriend that is. The friendship ended when Deck's girlfriend broke up with him and Emme decided she didn't want anything to do with her bff anymore. That was nine years ago but everything changed when they run into each other.


My first impression is that I liked how KA mixed things up a bit with this story. It wasn't the same ol' formula...granted, a lot is still the same, but s
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Jun 05, 2013 marked it as to-read



Release date is February 4th, 2014.

This is Deck and Emme's story! Deck was mentioned in Breathe in case you want to go back and get a refresher :)
oh dear...

This is not the first KA book that i haven't enjoyed but this is the first one a have found dull. Out of the 33 KA books i have read this is the 3rd i have rated below a 4 star, that gives you some idea of how much i generally enjoy a KA book. Also I almost never take longer than a day (more like a few hours) to read a book but this book took me 3 whole days to read because it just did not interest me enough.

So what exactly did i not enjoy about this book?
* I am not a fan of second c
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 STARS!!!!!!

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“This was a kaleidoscope of beauty, the dials spinning, ever changing, but never anything short of spectacular.”

I’m going to make this short and sweet… PURE untainted Kristen Ashley M.A.G.I.C!!!! Yes, I am quite aware that my opinions may be just a wee bit biased… I am a HUGE fan, so keep that in mind when considering my reviews!!!

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Jacob Decker…his friends, and basically everyone he knows call him Deck. He is a freelance P.I. that specializes in under
3.5 Kristen Ashley stars
“You’re not just you anymore. Now you’re mine. That means you’re part of an us.”

When old friends become new lovers...anything can happen.

It's been nine years since Jacob has seen Emme, and she is far different than what he remembers her as. No longer the best friend of his ex, but now a bombshell of a girl that shines brighter than most. The day he lost Elsbeth is the same day he lost his friend, they were naturally close, some would say closer than they should be an
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
"...the beauty he thought he lost by not doing what she wanted and losing her, that he didn't see it. He didn't see he had something even more beautiful right in from of him."


This is the 6th installment in the Colorado Mountain Series and although it’s not a favorite of mine – Tate and Ty were AMAZING, this was still a solid 4 star read for me.

Jacob Decker is Chace’s best friend and readers were introduced to him in Breathe, as he assisted with Faye’s rescue mission.

I have to say the kidnappi
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3.5 Stars***

I need my half stars Goodreads!!!

This was a solid read that I enjoyed. Not my favorite KA, but solid nonetheless.

Emme and Deck fell into each other pretty effortlessly and easily and I do love me a KA Alpha....but this one lacked the extra OOMPH that I've come to expect from my KA reads. It didn't quite get me to the butterflies and tingles that I usually expect. However, it did deliver in the feeling of comfort I get whenever I pick up a KA book.

Deck's take charge, possessive
Thank you Kristen Ashley, for yet ANOTHER Colorado Mountain Man for me to drool over! Jacob Decker, or ‘Deck’, is the best friend of Chace Keaton from Breathe. Oh God, give me a moment to hyperventilate at the mention of that man! Oh Chace… *dreamy sigh*. Ahem, ok I’m done, back to Deck, who is totally droolworthy in his own right...

Deck is a badass bounty hunter/investigator type of guy who has been called to Gnaw Bone to assist the Police in tracking down and bringing in a local crime ring.

Aug 14, 2016 rated it liked it
*** 3.40 ***

Buddy read with my fellow KA addicts over at BB&B!!! Another book, another overbearing alpha male:):):)

The alpha males Kristen Ashley creates and I have a very passionate love-hate relationship! We don't always get along, we almost always have very different political views, but usually we have chemistry when it comes to sex. They are all super-fast with getting the girl, bossy and abrasive, and we should note that they never like it when another guy acts the same way as they do
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: queen-ka
I feel like everyone is going to line up and do this to me...  photo asskick_zpsd3c7f864.jpg

But Reviewing is all about being honest with your opinion yeah?
Ok well mine was, that although I worship at the alter of Queen KA.
This book disappointed me.

It was missing the ZING that makes them Colorado Mountain Men.

Tate BATHED in it.
Ty ATE it for breakfast.
Chase MUNCHED on it.
Graham, kinda had it.
Decker just missed out... Well maybe he dipped his big toe in it at times.

I felt like I was reading a book t
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
ARC received on behalf of Forever (Grand Central Publishing) from NetGalley

Another 5 Stars for KA

For nine years, Jacob ‘Deck’ Decker has let the beauty escape him. But when he hears a familiar voice from his past, all the time he’s lost rushes into his thoughts and he isn’t about to let that kind of beauty slip through his fingers again.

Deck never thought he would see Emme again after he shut the door in her face all those years ago, but when he’s brought on to help an investigation in Gnaw Bon
Lady Heather
Second read: July 18-19, 2014

Great read!
Glad I re-read this story because I think I missed a lot of details the first time I read it.
Loved (Jacob) Deck's character, and Emme (Emmanuel) was awesome!

First read: February 22, 2014

Another KA winner!

I really enjoyed the story, characters, and the writing.

Jacob and Emme are perfect for one another.


This story is not like the rest of the "Colorado Mountain Men" series because it doesn't have a "Big Bang" at the end, but a 'big bang' would have been inap
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
3.5...almost a 4! I have to say I was really surprised that this was a tame as it was. I am so used to reading KA and following the pattern of increasing drama and darkness with her characters, but this one was pretty much drama free. Kaleidoscope was a fairly vanilla second chance love story with some of the normal KA craziness sprinkled in.

What is good...Jacob "Deck" Decker. Yippee...I love that he has his time in the sun. What a good guy in and out. He is strong, sexy and pure alpha. His sexu

I enjoyed this book.

I loved the previous connection between Jacob and Emme. It just added a depth to their relationship for me. And I loved that it took Jacob seeing her with someone else for him to realize that he’s always wanted her for himself. I love those type of books.

I have to talk about the character’s names for a moment. In past KA books, I’ve had issues with the names. Jacob’s name (either Jacob or Deck) worked for me. Both names made sense. I wasn’t as sold on Emme’s name. Emme w
3 stars – Contemporary Romance

I enjoyed this more than Jagged, but it was still a bit of a KA disappointment. I liked Deck, but Emme was whiny, wishy-washy, and annoying.

I still love this author and look forward to reading her next book, The Will.
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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

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  • The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1)
  • Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2)
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“Cause you piss me off. You make me laugh. You make me think. You’re absolutely fine with me bein’ nothin’ but me. You’re fuckin’ gorgeous. You’re a great lay. And you like my dog.” 15 likes
“This was a kaleidoscope of beauty, the dials spinning, ever changing, but never anything short of spectacular.” 12 likes
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