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Bounty (Colorado Mountain #7)

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Justice Lonesome has enjoyed a life of bounty.

Even so, she’s inherited the curse of the Lonesome. A poet’s soul. Which means she’s still searching for something. Searching for peace. Searching for the less…that’s more.

And when the foundation of her life is pulled out from under her, grieving, she goes to the mountains to find her oasis. She hits Carnal, Colorado and deci
Kindle Edition, 635 pages
Published April 18th 2016
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Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
DN-Fucking-F @45%

Annnnnnndddddddd, I'm tappin' out, people.


Because Oh my fucking God.

Before I get started...

***Disclaimer Time***

For those of you who haven't been friends/followers of mine for very long, or for those who are just poking their head in on this review - welcome, by the way - let me get something straight:

This is my 51st Kristen Ashley book.

Let me spell that out for you...


I GET Kristen Ashley.

And I LOVE Kristen Ashley.

And for those who loved this book, I'm glad. TRULY.
Aestas Book Blog

He kept looking me right in the eyes.
“My honor to be that man who’s there for you.”

Kristen Ashley is one of my all-time favorite authors, and she's also the queen of Alpha male romance. Whenever a reader comes to me for a recommendation, KA is one of the first authors I always think of. No matter what kind of romance you like, she's got you covered. All her heroes are Alpha so no matter what you read, you'll be getting a powerful, protective, and possessive gu
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Deke's Gypsy Princess Stars

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Going into this book I was a little worried. I put off reading it for a week. The reviews on this one are so mixed. Having OCD and knowing I would have to read and if I didn't like it, I would still have to finish it, made me a little slow to pick it up. So I am relieved to say that I really liked it. Not as much as say Max, Nina, Ty, Lexie, Chace and Faye's books but it was still a really good read!

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I loved Deke and Justice. I found Deke sweet, alpha without being
DNF 60% – Ummm...


I have never, EVER, not finished a Kristen Ashley book and I'm a little shell shocked right now if I'm being honest. I adore this author but I finally had to throw in the towel–after months of picking up it, then putting it back down again–and admit to myself that a KA book just wasn't holding my attention. Oh well, it was bound to happen eventually.

I love this author. She has brought me many, many hours of pure reading bliss over the years and I have no doubt she'll continue t
Nov 14, 2015 rated it liked it
It's taken me nearly 5 days to finish this one and to be honest, it was a struggle at times to get to the end. Even the epilogue didn't really do much for me and I usually love her epilogues.

Seriously, the book could have/should have been about 200 pages shorter. Halfway through ... absolutely nothing was happening.

This guy is a bit young looking for Deke ... but he sort of fits the picture.

Then there were trees, more trees and some more trees.

OK, how is this relevant to the storyline.

I know K
Nov 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Kristen Ashley Fans, Romance
3 Less Could Have Been More Stars
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Spoiler Free
This review has taken me a bit to write as I had two trains of thought going at the same time.
Each valid.
So you are getting both...from someone who will always appreciate the talent of KA and will continue to buy and read her books.
This is a long ass review...

The Colorado Mountain Series is one of my top joys with KA. The first 4 books took me to a place with people whose hearts were as big as the surrounding mountains. The ide
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
3.5-4 'Less is more' Stars!
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Most of you know that Kristen Ashley is one of my favourite authors, she is my queen and I love her books and her writing style. The Colorado Mountain series introduced me to her and I was so excited to read this new addition. Well, I quite enjoyed it but I will also say this is not my favourite in the series.

Bounty is Colorado Mountain's seventh installment and it tells the story of Deke Hightower (a man who only feels free when he is on the road, who is still affect
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Stars

I'm a lucky girl. Blessed. Given so much bounty, it's almost embarrassing how much God likes me. But He really must like me because all I have and He also gave me you.

What is it about a Kristen Ashley book that hits the spot for me every single time? There's just something magical about her writing when even if the heroes sound the same at times, I still manage to fall head over ovaries for them; and Deke was no exception.

I've been curious about Deke Hightower for quite some time. He's
~3.75 Stars~
"Only roots I want, me in you, you in me..."

Bounty is the 7th book in the Colorado Mountain Series. The characters overlap throughout the series but each book can be read as a stand-alone. Kristen Ashley is one of my go-to authors because I love her strong alpha males and complex characters!


Justice Lonesome is settling down in a mountain house in Colorado. After surviving some heartbreak and a major loss in her life, a fresh start is exactly what she needs. Justice is the daughte
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews  ❤️
Reread on 8/29/16 and 6/04/17 (audio book)

My mind wandered to Carnal, then to Deke and Justice, so I thought it was time for a reread. So fantastic, a couple of times I was brought to tears...I don't remember that happening while reading the book. Just goes to show the power of a great narrator!!

Originally read 2.04.16

Blog Review:

☆ 4.5 “Chain Link” Stars!! ☆

I have to say I have been intrigued by Deke since his introduction into the series in “Sweet Dr
Stacey is Sassy

Things don’t always go to plan…

***4.5 Stars***

Well…the plan was - champagne, chocolates and 24-48 hours non-stop KA Party Night. What I got was…Bounty downloaded…parent/teacher night, rugby league training for little one, rugby union training for the big one, kids coming home from school and THEIR WORLD IS ENDING!! Homework to be supervised, hubby’s needing to chat about something or other and plain old real life SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF MY PARTY!! You know what? I still made time for my party. Y
4.5 stars!

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We’re 7 books in with these CM books and I have to say, I think this is my favorite out of the last few. Books 2, 3, and 4 are some of Ashley’s best books written IMO. But 5 and 6 kind of missed the mark with me. I’m happy to report that Bounty gave me those feels that I love from this series! Justice and Deke were a fantastic couple!

Justice Lonesome, daughter of the famous musician Johnny Lonesome, is also a singer/songwriter. One night at a biker bar, she meets a man who inspires
Laura Elizabeth
Nov 01, 2015 marked it as not-reading
I've decided, for the first time ever, I will not be reading the new Kristen Ashley book. After 51 books, I'm done after the last ten sucked. Just read the teaser chapters. The writing is so bad you can't even understand what in the fuck she's talking about. Run on sentence after run on sentence. Here's an example:

And sitting in that bar, I was coming to understand in all I’d done and seen (and don’t get me wrong, it all meant something to me, it just seemed to be meaning less and less), I only
Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

✮✮✮ 4 STARS ✮✮✮

Being the daughter of a rock super star and having it all Justice Lonesome had become a little bit weary and bored with her life. Seven years ago she'd met a man. A man who spoke to her poet's soul and inspired a song. A man who wanted to take her on a ride on the back of her bike next day. And stood her up.

Today she bought a house in the middle of the Colorado Mountains, that promises to be fantastic when the work it needs is done. It's going to
Jan 07, 2016 rated it liked it
3 'Deke Hightower so totally liked me' Stars

In Bounty we meet Justice Lonesome, songwriter and daughter of famous musician Johnny Lonesome, and get to travel with her as she finds her way in the world. Her journey begins in a biker bar where she's hanging with her closest girlfriends. There she see's a man that inspires a new song, but also a man she knows she can never have. Sitting down in a dark corner she gets lost in her journal so she doesn't notice that the man has joined her until he pus
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
3.5"Bountyful" Stars!!!

"That's it Deke, I'm a lucky girl. Blessed. Given so much bounty, it's almost embarrassing how much God likes me, But He really must like me because I have all I have and He also gave me you."


There's just something about a KA story that leaves you feeling breathless. When you're done with her stories, you're not actually quite done because somehow it takes time for it to settle within you. KA ultimately is one of my fave authors simply because her stories are straight from
Aisling Zena
2.75-3 generous stars

Contains minor spoilers as I'm ranting.

I love Kristen Ashley. Truly I do. I've read almost all her books from Burg and Colorado to Fantastical to Ghost to the Genie ones. She is one of my most oft re-read, go-to author. I can see why some may not like her, I do. The writing style, the Alphas, the OTT descriptions of every single surface. Most of the time I brush some of it off and continue because the story grips me but lately I don't know if it's because I read all of them,
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐⭐⭐ 3 STARS ⭐⭐⭐

There are many things making me choose the KA road every now and then, the first one would probably be my complete addiction to her story-telling. It puts you right into the heroine’s shoes and that’s what I enjoy the most in romance book. To be able to immerse myself for a day or two (or three, we all know how lengthy Kristen Ashley’s books are ! ) someplace in Colorado with the assurance of spending this precious time with a caring alpha man, endearing secondary characters and a
Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
Boho chic meets a simple man. Justice Lonesome finds her own piece of mountain heaven. She has been living a gypsy rock star life for long enough and needs something concrete, sturdy, and hers alone. She is still reeling from the death of her famous father and has to come to a decision on who and what she wants to be in life.

This is one of the things I like most about a KA book. There is a mature thread that flows throughout. She writes books with characters that have life experience and an unde
4.5 stars

What else can I say about KA that I haven’t said before? Pretty much, nothing. The woman is amazing, and has proven that she can write anything, and with this book she has given us another beautiful addition to the Colorado Mountain series. It’s a gorgeously beautiful, slow burning romance that is full of intensity, sexual tension, laugh-out-loud moments, sweet and fun times, and a blisteringly passionate love story. And once again, I was completely wrapped up in her writing, and I love
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

I've missed the mighty mountain men of Colorado and so stoked to be back in Carnal to visit with some of my all-time favorite Alpha-hunks. Mostly, I couldn't wait to unravel the enigmatic character that has haunted me for so long… Deke Hightower.

Since introduced in Sweet Dreams, I was fascinated by his imposing presence and wanted to dig deep into his soul. I discovered he’s a man whose sparse words spoke volumes. It took a gypsy chick, Justice Lonesome, to peel away the layers and bring hi
Lyndy Ann ♫

This was going to be a 3* for me until chapter twenty three the reason how Tate was with Jussy OMG I had tears in my eyes and made me remember how much I love Tate Jackson.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed Bounty the story was great I liked Justice and Deke together as friends and then as a couple I liked the pace of their relationship all the banter and of course all the sex.

I felt for Justice how she was missing her Dad and how the loss would hit her at times all she wanted out of life was t
2.5 -- Just a little better than okay and too slow -- stars

And I've read and loved many/most KA books, but the writing/dialogue annoyed me at times in this one. I've never met anyone in my life that talks/rambles the way these people/characters do.
Dee Montoya
Five Bounty Stars*****

The Colorado Mountains continuous to be one of my absolute favorite KA series, and this book secure that high spot on my top, fave shelf.

Deke and Justice story was incredibly romantic, overflowing with passion and beautiful music. Perfect chapter after perfect chapter, I was consumed by this story.

KA and her signature Alpha Male, kick ass strong heroine and unforgettable top notch secondary characters made this story impossible to forget. I loved every second of this nove
Mitch Castro
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rant-and-rave

Finally! A 5-star from my list of comeback reads.

There’s no denying Ms. KA can really deliver a great story. Top it off with awesome characters and hot as fuck sex scenes, then we’re good – satisfaction fulfilled. So I won’t be surprised if one of her books would turn into a movie.

I wonder if she’s up for that. *grin*

Deke Hightower is another embodiment of KA alpha male. Justice Lonesome is another version of sass. Though, I was surprised that this one is less action-packed and more concentrated
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, arc, 5-stars, 2016
*I gave this audiobook an A- for both the story and narration at AudioGals*

Narrated by Emma Taylor
I can always count on Kristen Ashley for a feel good, touch your heart, alpha protective hero romance. Like settling into a special language that only Kristen Ashley fans have the good fortune of knowing, I always end up feeling like I have come home to a comfort listen when I tune into a one of her books. Bounty delivered this effect in strides and left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling all over. Pl
Lady Heather
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Second read: September 15-17, 2017

I've re-rated this book from a 3 star to 5 star rating with this re-read.

I loved this story the second time around, and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I re- read the series from start to finish.
All the characters and their stories were fresh and the series flowed smoothly, and each book complimented the other.

I love the history and the loyalty these mountain men have for their brother's and the rough road they have to take in order to find and kee
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
*** 2.75 ***

A buddy read with my fellow KA addicts at BB&B!

My fellow KA addicts and I LOVE the usual, OTT KA product. We are fans. We love the stuff she gives us and we can't wait for the next dose. That is, we usually love the product. But there are those times, when we, full of the enthusiasm which typically accompanies the delving into the newest book, storm the pages and are met by ..... nothing much... We love KA and we accept her style of writing and storytelling, but we have gotten a
Robin (Bridge Four)
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sexy, buddy-read
2 Wandering Meandering Stars

Look I love Kristen Ashley usually. I generally have to plan my time because once I start a KA book I need to finish it as soon as possible. But I didn't have that problem with this story. I’m am 50+ books in and I’m just going to say that this is my least favorite ever. I was pretty board with the Colorado Mountains but this solidifies that I’m totally over this series at least.

Problem #1 – KA tends to over describe clothes and rooms in houses. I get this about her a
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“In order to feed on what it needed, a poet’s soul sought that which it’d never find, or in Dad’s case (just a guess but I suspected a good one), sabotaged what it had in order to feed that need. There had to be yearning. There had to be melancholy. There had to be pain mixed with pleasure, but the pain had to come stronger than the pleasure, knowing it never would get what it really needed. No” 5 likes
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