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Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain #3)

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Is love in the cards?
Since birth, Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. Orphaned at an early age, she had a rough childhood and a boyfriend who was murdered. Now the beautiful, stylish Lexie is determined to change her luck and her life. But first she's got to make good on a promise: to pick up Ty Walker from prison. One look at the gorgeous ex-convict and Lexie knows
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Paperback, 560 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Forever (first published October 22nd 2011)
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Izu Well, yes and no. I'm referring to the constant almost macabre stereotyping. The fact that the only full-black male has three women he's sleeping…moreWell, yes and no. I'm referring to the constant almost macabre stereotyping. The fact that the only full-black male has three women he's sleeping with. The fact that Ty likes gansta rap. The fact that everything that he is is defined by the color of his skin, and not much else. I understand that KA's heroes are usually assholes; it's her thing. You get it or you don't. But why is it that the dishes the women made were so...black. Like what the actual fuck, black people only eat cornbread and grits, right? And why the fuck is Lex so special because she fucks black guys? Is she taking one for the white girl team? Is there something better about lowering oneself to permit a black cock to enter her? I'm sorry but what the fuck. Lines were crossed, and nobody seems to have a problem with the constant stuffing of black people into KA's stereotype box. That's what I mean by why is this book so racist.(less)
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Christy
5 LUCKY Stars!

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Just when I thought it couldn't get any better than Tate's book in the Colorado Mountain series... well, I was wrong! Ty and Lexie's book was just as good, maybe even better! I absolutely LOVED it!

Ty and Lexie did things backwards... within 48 hours of meeting each other, they were married. Ty just got out of a 5 year stent in prison for a crime he did not commit. Lexie is doing a favor for a low life who was friends with her dead boyfriend. They married for appearances only, or a
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 Team Walker Stars

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Some Spoilers

“You’re part-goof all class. Never walked in a room, any room, with a woman on my arm, any woman, who’s got your looks, your style, the kinda beauty you got and the light that shines from you. So I don’t get it. I don’t get how a woman leads a life full of shit and comes out of it bein’ part-goof and all class. That shit’s impossible but there you fuckin’ are. Part-goof, all class.”-Ty

Lady Luck was so good. I think it is tied with Max's book for my favorite
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Lady Luck is the third book in the Colorado Mountain series and, in my opinion, has the best storyline of the three. I adore Ty Walker who, if you can believe it, is even more crass and foul mouthed than either Max or Tate… or maybe even both Max and Tate combined! So yeah, be prepared, because this book takes crassiness to a whole new level! In fact, I made up a word to describe Ty – crasshat… a crass asshat… And I wouldn't change a thing about him.

So, let’s break it down. What is it that has
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Ana
Sexy has officially been brought back.

*insert funny gif here*

GR, acting like an evil stepmother, won't let me use my gifs. I guess I'll just have to wing it.

I used to avoid Miss Ashley like the plague. Like she was an axe murderer and I the unwilling victim. And then I read this book, now I'm a believer.... Ok, I might have rewritten Smash Mouth's 'I'm A Believer.' But you get the picture. Kristen Ashley went straight from my shit list to my 'I will read every book you ever wrote' list. The on
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Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
Re-read: 9/19/15

5 Million I Volunteer to Trade Places With Lexie Stars


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Because TY:

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"He didn't talk during sex and didn't like his pussy to do it either."

*orgasmic shudder*

This is exactly how I picture him too.


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orgasmic shudder again*

And Lexie:

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Oh le sigh.

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Baba
Edited May 30, 2012 (original review December 2011)

"Luck is believing you're lucky."
- by Tennessee Williams -

"Life is the first gift, love the second, and understanding the third."
- by Marge Piercy -


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Nothing beats my Tate Jackson and Sweet Dreams, but I can truly say that I loved Lady Luck too!


Very brief synopsis:
Ty Walker is half-black. He won a poker game and someone got pissed and wanted to punish him. Ty was set up and took the fall for someone else and therefore was wrongly imprisoned. When
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Stacey is Sassy
July 17, 2017. Re-read/listen to for the 20 billionth time and I still love it. How is it that a Kristen Ashley re-read still gives me happy buzz's and the shakes and shiveries?

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Something to talk about...

***This review will be REALLY spoilerish. I decided to put my thoughts down without holding back worrying about spoilers. I loved this book and if you agreed or disagreed with any of my thoughts, I'd love to discuss them in the comments. So shut this sucker down if you haven't read Lady Luck and
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Kristen
Huge 5+ stars 

Wow! What a fantastic story! Lady Luck was a book I was leery to read. I knew I would struggle with the hero, knowing how crass and disrespectful toward women he was, and I was right. What I didn't expect, however, was that I would ended up not only loving this passionate, emotional, intense, and captivating story, but I would also fall head-over-heels in love with the hero. 

There were many things I loved about this book, but it was the love story between the hero and heroine, Ty a
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Shawna
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of emotional contemporary romance, lovable heroines, & hot alpha heroes
Shelves: favorites, romantic-suspense, contemporary-romance, i-read-own-faves-keepers, made-me-cry, format-ebook, heroine-i-adore, hero-alpha‎, hero-abused-scarred-tortured-angst, hero-bad-boy-playboy-player, best-top-favorites, favorite-romance-series, hero-i-wanna-smack, hero-stud-mantel-hall-of-fame, heroine-abused-traumatic-past-rape, hero-addict-excon-lawtrouble-thief, hero-celibate-virgin-virginesque, tattoos-piercings-body-art, hero-cold-cruelbrute-dark-dangerous, hero-stalk-me-baby-possessive, heroine-kickass-spirited-strong, married-couples-married-convenience, revenge-deception-secrets-lies, hero-expert-skilled-voracious-lover, small-town-lovin, pregnancy-fertility-baby-kids-drama, angsty-dark-heavy-lotsa-drama, hh-interracial-romance, hero-gambler, hh-disfigured-injured-scarred-ill, hh-sweet-nice-paired-vs-gruff-cynic, heroine-beautiful-bombshell, hero-attractive-handsome-heartthrob, hero-or-heroine-black-african-ameri, i-read-kindle, kindle, 5-stars-plus, steam-3-hot, steam-4-smokin, hero-brooding, hero-walking-hardon, hh-bad-communication-conflict-mgmt, hh-big-constant-misunderstandings, heartbreaking-gutwrenching-romance, best-wittiest-banter-dialogue, best-endings-epilogues, controversial-memorable-event-scene, hero-tattalizing, bikes-grease-monkey-hot-rods-racer, hero-recluse-loner-lonewolf, a-all-time-favorite-heroine, hero-asshat-award-hall-of-shame, tearjerker-tugs-at-heartstrings, a-all-time-best-top-fave-dik-reads, 2012-reads, best-fave-reads-of-2012, heroine-free-spirit-quirky, best-friendships, best-secondary-characters-ensemble, heroine-plucky-lively-feisty-spunky, hero-silent-quiet-type-reticent, author-kristen-ashley, hero-pissed-me-off-and-turned-me-on, heroine-classy-lady, heroine-good-girl-nice, hero-uber-alpha-domineering, series-colorado-mountain, hero-i-disliked-much-of-the-book
5+ stars – Contemporary Romance

A bunch of my fellow romance lovin’ Goodreads friends have been reading and raving about Kristen Ashley, and with great reason. Lady Luck is the third book in the Colorado Mountain series, and after reading it, I’m now 3 for 3 with her books being big 5 star winners that I loved.

There’s just something about her stories that grab me right from the beginning and never let go. I especially love how the details, descriptions, and conversations depict such vivid image
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Lisa
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-reads



This was my favorite book in the series by far. Loved it!
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Thoughts after a re read.

Still a 5 star read for me.

I love how Ty "enters" the story. The first time we "see" him.

I glanced at my watch to see it was twelve oh seven and then I glanced down the tunnel again and something was moving though the shimmers. That path was long and the heat on the day was immense so I didn't see much but something made me keep watching.

And as the thing moving through the shimmers formed into a man, I kept watching as my breath started sticking in my throat.

Then the
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Amy (Foxy)
I listened to the audio of LADY LUCK. At one point "lady luck" wasn't on my side because audibles had me update my app in the middle of listening to this book. Unfortunately, it started the book over for me. *ugh* It took some time but I figured out where I was in the book and was able to finish it.

I enjoyed the story but it took a bit for me to get used to the narrator's voice for Ty. Her male voice wasn't what I had pictured in my mind.

Another entertaining Kristen Ashley book.

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Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
4 Lucky Stars!!

I'm so happy to say I really enjoyed this KA. She's either a hit or a miss and lately she's been missing the target, but this one is definitely a winner. Ty and Lexie...I don't think I'll ever forget this couple.

Full review to come after I've gathered my thoughts:
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Finally starting this after all these years!🙌🏽

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Aestas Book Blog
"We'd weathered one hell of a storm. But we didn't come out with nicks and dents. We came out tougher, stronger, closer."

*GRIN* Squee!! Another winner from Kristen Ashley :D

I seriously cannot get enough of her books!! I'm totally,utterly, blissfully ADDICTED !!!!

Ty Walker just got released from prison. Lexie owes a guy so she agreed to pick him up and get him to wherever he needed to go, thinking it would be a quick and easy task. But Ty has enemies, and she's with Ty, she needs his prote
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SanO
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to SanO by: *Book-Lover*
5 Humungo Mama STARS!!!!

When someone says hubba, hubba…it’s this guy fo’ sure!



36-year old Ty Walker is half-black & spent 5 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. He was framed for murder by a racist cop with deep ties. The woman who picks him up from jail turns out to be a gorgeous good girl. An acquaintance that owes him a favor provides 34-year old Alexa “Lexie” Berry for his disposal to get back on his feet again and exact vengeance against the corrupted officers who wrongly put hi
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
My favorite Colorado <3 This is a beautiful story, even if it's about revenge and rasizm, KA really knows how to write them.

10 stars from me :)))

The writing - I don't usually comment on KA-s writing style, I know a lot of people don't like it, concerning the grammar and stuff, but I'm not one of them. When I read I read emotions, and KA novels have that, and it's pictured perfectly. I mean, like in this one, when we read from TY-s point of view, every freaking time he got that thing that pier
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Jessi
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KA never disappoints!! Her Alpha males are fan-fucking-tastic!!

Ty Walker was wrongfully imprisoned for 5 years. The day he gets out, Lexie is there to pick him up as a favor to mutual friend. Ty talks Lexie into posing as his wife in order to keep is cover and help him clear his name. Of course they eventually fall in love for real - I mean Ty is a walking sex god - who wouldn't agree to marrying him????



Lexie has been unlucky since the day she was born and is afraid to trust love. Luckily for h
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NMmomof4
4 Stars (Originally read 4/24/2014)

4 Stars (Re-read 1/23/2017)

Overall Opinion: This was an enjoyable re-read. I found that I didn't remember every single detail, so it was nice to read again. I liked experiencing their progression into love. I also liked how Ty melted from being a cold, closed off man into one that loved Lexie openly and was affectionate with her. Because of the revenge aspect this did have a lot of other stuff going on, but I appreciated how KA still took the time to develo
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Choko
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 3.80 ***

A buddy read with the most amazing KA addicts at BB&B's attic!


Another KA book, another hot couple, an alpha male with Neanderthal manner, a lost girl in a tough situation, and a struggle to find trust in humanity and each other... They are both damaged, craving what most take for granted, but seems forever out of reach for the two of them... Will Lady Luck look favorable upon them at least this one time?

Well, this is KA we are talking about and her books come with a Happily Ev
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Mo
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't believe I didn't review this the first time 'round. Discovered Kristen Ashley about a year or 2 ago and have read a lot of her books. Read this series last year and totally loved it. Saw that Kristen had another book out based in Carnal about Chace so decided to re-read Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain Series), The Gamble, Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain Series) before starting the new book. Was it as good as I had thought it was - or should I say were they as good as I thought they were. Even ...more
Beverly
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paperback-own
Everything I hoped it would be and so much more! I love Ty Walker and Lexie is the perfect heroine! FANTASTIC READ!!
Jonetta
Originally posted on The Book Nympho

Lexie Berry is told by a low-life named Shift to pick up Ty Walker from a California prison. He will deliver the next set of instructions once she arrives. Yeah, there's a reason this guy's called Shift as Ty's next agenda item is a doozy.

I won't rehash what happens next (you should have the pleasure of discovering that yourself) or their histories but trust they both have interesting ones. While their first meeting was bizarre, it was also kismet. What comes
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Robin (Bridge Four)
It's Friday and that means......another KA book with my girls at Buddies Books & Baubles.

4.5 Your Nightmare was My Dream Stars

Me the very beginning of this book

Um…our hero Ty has no clue how to use a verb or a noun. He grunts and barely puts two syllables together. How am I supposed to read a book with him in it.

Just a little while later….

Oh look he knows more than two words and I thought that would be better but OMG it is worse. He pretty much refers to stuff in terms of pussy and dick and
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Karla

Audiobook Review: 08/1/14

The audiobook is phenomenal! I didn't think I could love this story anymore than I already did, but Emma Taylor's fabulous narration took it to another level! She gets all of it! She gets the characters, she gets KA's writing, she knows how this book should be read! A highlight of the narration was for a character that I liked when I read the Lady Luck the first few times, but now I love him as much as any featured KA alpha hero. Angel Pena! For those of you who have re
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
That was beautiful. It was just so beautiful. That ending. OMG. My heart. This book was filled with angst and sweet feels. Ty + Lexie = incredible. Lord, can I live in this world? Can I curl up in bed with Ty Walker at night? I'm just gonna pretend I can. LMAO!

SWEET LADY LUCK, I LOVE IT.

There's nothing else to say. Nothing! I just LOVED IT.
Ingela
Written October 31, 2014

4 1/2 Stars - Just as good as expected. A very pleased pleasure sigh!

I just finished this as an 22 hrs audiobook and it was a GREAT one. Both the story itself, a much loved Kristen Ashley Colorado Mountain classic (book #3), and the audiobook edition narrated by Emma Taylor in an absolutely fantastic way. Ms Taylor could DO these MEN and it felt just as good as when you read a book in this style.

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When Ty Walker le
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Anna


TEAM WALKER ❤❤❤ HOLY SHIT ❤❤❤ TY!!!!

Ok yes ladies ALL CAPS !!!

Lady Luck was an amazing story of just that ... Two genuine people that were so deserving of Lady Luck to turn her favorable eye on them. Swoon. Just. Non stop swoon.

I lost count of how many swoons I did wowza but luckily handy dandy kindle word counter to the rescue

MAMA appeared 77 lucky times and each time my heart just bottomed out !!!

HEART MELTED
HEART SMILED
OVARIES OBLITERATED

THE KA CHALLENGE CONTINUES ❤ CONTRARY TO POPULAR
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Jen
As much as I hated Motorcycle Man, I *still* thought that maybe I was missing something. Did I pick the wrong book? Will I find the magic with another?
The answer is no.

*I've edited this dang thing so many times and it never sounds exactly right to me so bullet points it is. Blerg.

-Race/Racism as a plot device. The same drama/conflicts of every other KA book are present here (evul women, kidnapping) except this time cuz racism. Badly executed, ham-fisted, cartoonish, just...no. I don't need this
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TeriLyn

5+++ "...straight to a miracle." Stars

September 2016 - More Ty and Lexie love. Found myself in book slump over the course of 4 books so I decided some Mr. Humongo and Mr. Humongo's Mama love was in order. Worth every word read.

December 2015 - Another Christmas re-read of one of my favorite KA couples ever. Ty and Lexie never fail to make me laugh, cry, and totally swoon. Team Walker FOREVER!

December 2014 - "Just for me" Christmas re-read. Even better the second time around. LOVE Ty and Lexie.**
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
Reread May 2017

4.5 stars

Still not a full 5 because even though this has some of the best angst in any Kristen Ashley novel, I always kind of lose interest in the story around 70%. Not in a bad way, but I found myself itching to skip ahead and reread Breathe (one of the best KA books EVER). So I enjoyed the glorious angst of this one, and I am moving on. I can totally see why this book is a favorite for many KA fans.


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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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Other Books in the Series

Colorado Mountain (7 books)
  • The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1)
  • Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2)
  • Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4)
  • Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5)
  • Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain, #6)
  • Bounty (Colorado Mountain, #7)

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“<…>When I was done speaking I felt his body had gone still again, stone still.
And silent.
Then he asked quietly, "Nightmare?"
"Nightmare," I replied firmly.
Ty didn't move.
By a miracle, I held it together.
Then he moved but it was to rest his chin on my shoulder and I closed my eyes because I needed him to go, go, go so I could fall apart again on my own.
Then he said, "Your nightmare, mama, was my dream."
My heart clenched.
He kept going. "Never had a home until you gave me one."
My breath started sticking.
"Never had anyone give to me the way you gave to me."
My breath stopped sticking and clogged.
"Never thought of findin' a woman who I wanted to have my baby."
Oh God.
"Never had light in my life, never, not once, I lived wild but I didn't burn bright until you shined your light on me."
Oh God.
"Whacked, fuckin' insane, but, at night, you curled in front of me, didn't mind I did that time that wasn't mine 'cause it meant I walked out to you."
He had to stop. He had to.
He didn't.
"Your nightmare," he whispered, turned his head and against my neck he finished, "my dream."<…>”
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“Baby?” he called and he felt her eyes on him.
“Yeah?” she replied, her sweet voice soft, another tone he was getting used to and this was because the last couple of days it had started to come at him often.
“Do me a favor?”
“Sure.”
“In a second, I’m gonna pull over, get out my gun and give it to you. When I do, shoot me with it.”
“What?” she whispered.
“I’m facin’ another hour and a half of your music. I’d rather be dead.”
Silence then, “Shut up.”
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