Nothing new here but I couldn't put this down. Angst ridden heroine, Joss, meets sexy rich Scottish guy, Braden. They're instantly attracted to one anNothing new here but I couldn't put this down. Angst ridden heroine, Joss, meets sexy rich Scottish guy, Braden. They're instantly attracted to one another but Joss doesn't do relationships. So the smart hero convinces her to agree to an arrangement that's not a relationship (but is).
There were some minor issues that jarred me out of the story (typos, etc.) but it was a nice easy read. I really enjoyed the slow reveal of what happened to Joss in her youth and how Braden saw past the heroine's shell.
And the scene where Braden gets Joss to admit she loves him? Heartbreaking and awesome....more
Didn't have high expectations on this one since I didn't think I'd like the heroine but it ended up okay. At first Sylvie seemed too haRating: 2½ stars
Didn't have high expectations on this one since I didn't think I'd like the heroine but it ended up okay. At first Sylvie seemed too harsh (despite her looks) with her actions & syntax but then she seemed to "soften" once you learned more about her. I enjoyed the looks back to Sylvie & Creed's childhood. The how & why Creed & Sylvie were separated was outlandish and a total soap opera, and the story dragged on a bit in the middle. Nothing new plot wise - angst, hero & heroine meet (again), sex, they're together, cooking, pages of description of food/clothing/rooms, family (blood & non-blood), someone gets hurt, HEA. And there's the epic epilogue - this one spanned years & gave us our HEA for the couple. But this is typical KA storytelling and I'm definitely coming back for more.
(Also is it just me or is the Smashwords Kindle version of this file messed up around the 37% mark - numbers or wrong letters interspersed in several words for a couple of paragraphs?)
Not sure how I feel about the next Unfinished Hero's name being Raid. All I can think of is roach spray. Not sexy at all. But I'm sure KA will change my mind. ...more
I really enjoyed the first half of the book. Then it felt like the pacing of the book slowed down and the emotional high of the first hRating: 3½ stars
I really enjoyed the first half of the book. Then it felt like the pacing of the book slowed down and the emotional high of the first half of the book disappeared. I'm not sure if the story felt like it slowed down due to me not reading the last half in a continuous manner (I stopped reading around 51% in and went to sleep) or if it was due to the relationship between Faye and Chace reached what I felt was a "conclusion" at that point so everything after that was superfluous. And the usual tugging of the heartstrings wasn't as prevalent for me in the last half of the book.
It was nice seeing all the previous characters of this series (and other Kristen Ashley series - I was blindsided by who Faye's online buddy Serenity really was) helping out throughout the story. This book will work as a stand alone but you'd get more enjoyment and have a better understanding of the relationship dynamics of the supporting cast if you read the previous books in this series in order first.
I really liked the hero in this book. I liked how Chace was very open to furthering his relationship with Faye once he realized he needed to do something for himself after all the crap he'd be dealing with the last several years. He was very sweet in his courtship of Faye. I loved how Faye melted when Chace called her "baby".
I'm glad Ashley's decided to continue this series. It's one of my favorites of hers....more