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For You

(The 'Burg #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  28,207 ratings  ·  1,748 reviews
Librarian's note: Alternate cover edition of ASIN B004S81POK.

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
Kindle Edition, 535 pages
Published January 2015 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (first published March 14th 2011)
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Antonella Hi..I just reread it again... just because I Iove At peace and kinda like read this first...So I think you should read it... Angst?! well I have to sa…moreHi..I just reread it again... just because I Iove At peace and kinda like read this first...So I think you should read it... Angst?! well I have to say for me there is not to much of angst certainly I have read books with some major angst and this is not one of them... for me is more of second chance romance with mature characters..and sure there is drama with this whole murder thing but I don't know if you have read KA books.. it's her typical least first three books in series... and maybe Hold on( final book of the series) are worth reading... Enjoy! and now I am really curious did you liked it?? (less)

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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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
5 utterly beautiful and heartbreaking STARS

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

WOW...just WOW!

I'm sure at this point a lot of you are tired of my Kristen Ashley reading spree, but I can't stop and you just have to deal. I'm sorry.
Good news is, this is one hell of a book and I honestly think For You has something for everyone. An epic love story, mystery that keeps you at the edge of your seat, suspense and tissue moments that break your heart
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

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 things, strong, fast, all of 'em gonna grow up to be something magn
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
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
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 h
✰ Liz ✰
For You is the first book in The Burg Series by Kristen Ashley and there is only one word to describe it...PERFECTION! KA offers a delicious read full of action, suspense, and second chances. Feb and Colt are two characters that were meant to be together. When a stalker wants to get his hands on February, Colt (the town's smoking hot detective) is there to protect her. But when Colt and Feb are brought together again, the high school sweethearts are reminded of why they are meant to be together. ...more
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
So . . . here's the thing about KA . . .

KA writes 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
Robin (Bridge Four)
The KA reading continues at Buddies Books and Baubles

I do love my KA fixes with these ladies and it was so great so spend a little time with Colt and Feb again.
“Since I was three, there’s never been a day when I wasn’t in love with you.”

The first books I read by Kristen Ashley (KA) were her Fantasyland Series and I was worried that her uber alpha males would not translate well into her contemporary fiction. I WAS WRONG!!! At least in this book, perhaps it was because she toned it down a litt
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
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.
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
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
*** 3.85 ***

A buddy read with the KA addicts at the BB&B attic!!!

It has been two weeks since my last KA book and I had been jonezing for my doze! KA delivered as always. This book would be considered a second chance contemporary romance, and is a bit more subdued than the rest of her books, but apart from an explosion, it contained the usual damaged female with a good heart, the alpha male, who in this case happen NOT to be a jerk, a crazy murderous stalker, gunshots and the always mandatory ki
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
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
I really loved Colt and Feb's story. Filled with angst. Had me on the edge of my seat. It definitely had a different tone to it than the other KA Series I just got done reading and that was pretty awesome. I LOVE how she creates and crafts her stories. Even though they're long this one never felt tedious. Ahhhhh! Another winner. ...more
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
**4 Solid Stars**

I don't even know where to start with this one. This book was definitely on crack. And by that I mean it pretty much had everything:

-Mystery and Intrigue
-Dead bodies piling up
-Crazy, ax killing Stalker/Murderer
-Close knit Family
-Sexy, hot Alpha Male

For you is a story about two high school sweethearts, February Owens and Alec Colton, who are brought together by a tragic circumstance. This was filled with so much action and suspense that at one point I totally forg
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 ge ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the author
It pains me to say this but some of these KA books are just too freakin' long. Where is a good editor when you need one? Sometimes I don't mind the endless details but in this story, which is a romantic suspense, I thought the endless details and introduction of so many characters not essential to the story (and giving them lines to speak) helped to slow down the momentum of the story. I want my RS to move at a fast pace, with me dying to turn the page to find out what will happen. But sadly, th ...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
Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
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
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.
Another KA buddy-read with the crazy chicks at the BBB group. If you want to join a really fun group, and you're a little neurotic, we are here for you!

And, then join the Buddies Books and Baubles group!

So, we read these Kristen Ashley books and they all have a sort of feel to them. There is always an alpha-male who may or may not be pushing the boundaries of assholeness. There is always some sort of danger that the female gets into. The females have a tendency to whisper. (I don't know why.). T
Wendys Wycked Words
I've re-read this book a million times already and I still love it !! It's one of my favorites and I just adore Colt and Feb. It was so intense. I just wish there were more KA books!

Right now I'm just re-reading all the books I like best because I don't know what to read and I need my KA fix.

I still have to read Jagged...but with all the reviews I have read I'm a bit scared. Well...If you haven't read this one..DO IT RIGHT NOW !!! :)
~ Becs ~
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
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
Apr 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
high school sweethearts reunited by murder and mayhem.

never read a romance with a seriall killing stalker offing as many people/women as he did in this book. it alarmed me as much as it thrilled me. it sucked being Feb, but it couldnt be denied that i’d trade lives with her if it meant my invisible string was tied to Colts.

lol jk, wouldnt wanna be the target of a psycho no matter what.

(read as an audiobook)
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
“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”

Reviewed after a re read!

I originally read this last year.

For some reason, this was the last KA series I pick
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
WOW, another Fantastic book by KA. How does she do it every time?? I have not found one book of hers yet that I didn't love. She writes fantastic love stories that immediately drawn you in and keep you till the very end of the book. Her characters are relatable and loveable. OMG her Alpha males are the absolute best!! They will leave you drooling every time and wishing that you were in the book with them. FYI - better have lots of clean panties when reading her books. ;) lol

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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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