Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain Series #6)

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"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!" —- Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author

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 ...

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Overview

"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!" —- Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author

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 something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?

It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/27/2014
Ashley returns to Gnaw Bone, Colo., in this solid sixth installment of her Colorado Mountain series (after Jagged). Jacob “Deck” Decker hasn’t seen Emme Holmes in the nine years since he broke up with her best friend. When they meet again in Gnaw Bone, he’s amazed to see her in stylish clothes and highlighted hair that amplify the understated beauty he admired all those years ago. Emme is now living in Gnaw Bone and has a new boyfriend, Dane McFarland—and Deck soon learns some disturbing truths about Dane. As Deck and Emme grow closer, their relationship is threatened by the ghosts of Emme’s past. But Deck believes that Emme is the only woman for him and refuses to give up on their relationship despite the roadblocks she puts in his way. The scintillating sex scenes are plentiful and graphic. Deck is portrayed as a very macho take-charge male, but his desire to care for and protect Emme makes him a winning protagonist who is evenly matched with Emme and her independent but sweet personality. Agent: Emily Kim, Prospect Agency. (Dec.)
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"Ashley delivers a deeply emotional second installment of the Chaos contemporary romance series (after Own the Wind)... Punctuated by blistering-hot sex scenes and fascinating glimpses into the tough world of motorcycle clubs, this romance also delivers true heart and emotion, and a story that will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Fire Inside

"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!"—Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author

"Kristen Ashley's books are addicting!"—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

"[Kristen] Ashley captivates."—Publishers Weekly

"There is something about them [Ashley's books] that I find crackalicious."—Kati Brown, Dear Author

"I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes... my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when her my heart (I mean... her heart) would break." (On Motorcycle Man)—Maryse's Book blog on Motorcycle Man

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455599165
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/16/2014
  • Series: Colorado Mountain Series, #6
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 49,026
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 4.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake.

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

You can learn more at:
KristenAshley.net
Twitter @KristenAshley68
Facebook.com/kristenashleybooks

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

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    While this book is significantly better than the previous book i

    While this book is significantly better than the previous book in the series (Jagged), it is still far from the awesomeness of the first four (The Gamble, Sweet Dreams, Lady Luck - one of her very best -and Breathe).  These characters were more interesting, evoking an emotional response, and the suspense was there, although on the mild side, it still lacked the total involvement in the characters and plot from the very first paragraphs that was so clear in the first four books.  Those books, and other series she has written, are what make me love Kristen Ashley.  Her work, since she has hooked up with a publisher and let them "guide" her, has been sadly lacking.  I hope she truly gets her own voice back soon.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Not what I have come to expect

    I really look forward to KA's books because I love her ability to engage the reader from the beginning. Her descriptions have a way of bringing the characters and situations to life in a manner that seems effortless. However, this is exactly what her last two novels have been lacking. Jacob Decker could have been the most interesting of all her "alpha-males" but instead comes off as less than anticipated and confusing. His sudden supposed change of heart regarding (the previously unknown to the reader) Emme seems forced and falls flat. I don't know what has changed other than KA's writing style but I'll continue to hold out hope that we'll eventually see a return to what made her novels my favorites.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Not impressed

    For the very first time I was dissapointed. I did not like the story line and felt like the book was trown together. I was expecting more for Decks story. This is one will not reread. And I reread a lot Kristen Ashley books.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

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    Fabulous and gripping!

    My Rating: Five stars!
    Release Date: February 4, 2014
    Genre: Romantic Suspense

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    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 something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?

    It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .

    MY REVIEW:

    This was an interesting twist into the world that is Ms. Ashley’s series. I have to admit, I’m just catching up with all the past stories, so some of the characters I got a bit confused with. But overall, I love how she’s made all of her series link up. It’s fantastic to see, and it’s a great way to catch up with past character’s we’ve all fell in love with.

    So coming off of the Dream Man series and walking into the Colorado series, I was thrust into a different world, but with very similar traits among men—all of which are so damn lovable it isn’t even funny.

    The drama and action behind this one keeps you on the edge of your seat, waiting for when that other shoe is going to drop. I loved to see a lot more of the insight into what drove the characters with this story, and although there were times I wanted to strangle Emme, Ms. Ashley came through with her trademark epilogue and brought everything back to a fit in a pretty (not to rain on Deck’s parade) circle. It was a fabulous story that as with Ms. Ashley, manages to grip you and refuses to let go.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

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    My Rating: 4 of 5 ¿¿ Last time Jacob "Deck" De

    My Rating: 4 of 5 ¿¿








    Last time Jacob "Deck" Decker, saw Emmanuelle Holmes, she had come to his door after he had been given the heave-ho by her best friend and what he thought at the time was the love of his life. The only thing he recognized about her now was her voice and her dimples, the rest of her had gone through a dramatic change. But boy was it good to see her. The two of them had had a great connection back then, a friendship that was swept up in the aftermath of his breakup with her best friend. But with the knowledge that Emme apparently was living in Gnaw Bone, where he would be working for the next foreseeable future on a case, he planned to rectify that.




    Bumping into Deck brought home how much Emme had missed him over the years. She tried not to think about how much she lost when she lost her friendship with him, but now that she found him again, she wasn't going to let the opportunity slip away. After the year or so she has had struggling, she was ready to bring some positives back in her life, and she couldn't wait to catch up with Deck. 




    But Deck seems determined to not only pick up where they left off before, he intends to take it to a whole new level. Seeing Emme has clarified some things for him he should have seen years ago. She has always been the right one for him, challenging him intellectually and enticing him physically. But although Emme has always harboured more than just 'friendly' feelings for Deck, the future he is looking for is difficult to imagine when the ghosts of your past still haunt you....




    *****




    It has taken me weeks to write this review.... Normally I am jumping up and down after reading a KA book, not able to purge the words and thoughts fast enough. This time. No jumping involved....I loved the book, don't get me wrong.....but my reaction was less adrenaline-infused.




    I have had a 'thing' for Deck, since we first were introduced to him, found him to be deep and mysterious and utterly intriguing, but with his rather obscure profession, I thought for sure his story would be more suspenseful. The fact that it deviated not only from the character I had seen built up in earlier encounters with him, but also from my expectations from a KA book, threw me for a bit of a loop. 




    Oh, as an alpha male Deck worked well, real well. I liked this rather mellow person, who could turn fierce on a dime when those he cared for were threatened in any way. And I particularly loved his focus and patience with Emme, the way he interacted with her and built a strong bond, even before they reconnected after nine years of separation. But what didn't sit well with me, is the sudden realization of what he has in Emme, or rather what he lost in her nine years ago. Brought about by the jolt of her altered appearance. Out of the blue Deck has this wake-up call, that she should have been his all along, but for nine long years he couldn't be bothered to waste a minute finding out where or how she was. It's a hard sell for me to buy that it has nothing to do with the way she looks now versus the way she looked then. 




    Emme seems a pretty simple and straightforward kinda gal, but is anything but. She has some deep-rooted issues that may give the appearance of being involved, but she never quite trusts herself to become invested. She had been in love with Deck since he had been head over heels for her friend, and still was able to maintain a great friendship with him. That is the way Emme functioned, she could push things she didn't want to deal with so far down, they wouldn't see the light of day. That is, until some particularly dark memories would bubble to the surface and completely blindside her. Never properly processed or dealt with, they can wreak havoc on the psyche and cause all kinds of damage. 




    I enjoyed this book, even though it may have been a bit of a change of pace from what we have become accustomed to with a Kristen Ashley book, it had a deeper exploration of an emotional nature and frankly, less action. Enough Alpha behaviour from Deck to make my knees rubbery, and that's always good, and Emme had enough bite on her to create some decent friction to keep all types of sparks flying. No nail-biting, last minute rescues in this one, but an overall satisfying knowledge where the years are going to lead.




    ¿A deliciously steamy, spirited and honest interaction!¿




    **ARC provided by NetGalley and Forever in return for an honest review.**

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Good characters - story lacking

    I was all set to love this book since I've enjoyed the series, but from page one it was hard to get into. I liked the characters overall and some of the story elements were really well thought out, but overall it was disappointing. The story had odd pacing and the ending was flat. The epilogue was way too long and too much telling rather than showing. Still, if you're a fan it's worth picking up, but probably the weakest of the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2014

    The first several chapters of this book were are hard drag for m

    The first several chapters of this book were are hard drag for me and then it got much much better.




    During the early part of the book, it just felt like a typical Kristen Ashley book and not in a good way. There are things that KA does that I like a lot and other things that I put up with because everything else is so good. We got a bit too much of the later in the first chapters. 




    We had a heap of the fragmented man speak, clearly we were going to have several of those odd love triangles that happen, and the heroine was a girlie girl. 




    The last bit annoyed me the most because she use to be on the curvier, plainer, and nerdier side.  And now the hero notices her sexually. I hate that.  He was always in love with her a bit as it turns out so why not leave her as wonderful is? 




    There are character driven reasons for her changes that work in the overall plot but it would have been a much better romance and broken the KA mold to leave Emme as is or just a bit a different as per the life changing event. 




    What made me really annoyed about this plot point is that KA knows she made this choice and Deck spends time thinking about it and his preference for a high maintenance woman because he says it reflects self esteem.  I think he was a a bit of a mouth piece of the writer here and I disagree with the viewpoint so this grated on my nerves.  It doesn't mean it was out of character for him though and that is what saved it and made me keep reading. 




    So, how did the book get better? Well, it is a great character driven romance that really is centered around Emme dealing with the PTSD from a childhood event and Deck partnering her in this.




    It is a lovely friends to lovers romance and nothing ridiculous happens. There is even some meta stuff about how insane the amount of things that happen in this small town is and some loosing at the villains with human eyes. His ex was portrayed as B in the end.  Good stuff. 




    This is a very healing and touching romance especially if you have or have loved one with PTSD.  She gets therapy. I love that. 




    There is an awesome dog, cool house, and interesting mystery to solve as well. 




    It is also sexy as hell.  




    A great read. 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2015

    I was enjoying the story, but the arbitrary use of swearing is s

    I was enjoying the story, but the arbitrary use of swearing is so inappropriate and takes away from the story.
    I have read about 80 pages, and will not finish this book, which is something I never do.

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  • Posted February 15, 2015

    This is my first book by this author. Had they not included a ch

    This is my first book by this author. Had they not included a chapter from a previous book, I doubt I would have read another. There are just so many things wrong with these characters that I don't know where to begin. How does a woman who runs a lumber yard (one assumes employing many men and women) lack the capacity to dump her boyfriend or keep the new studmuffin in his place in their new relationship. Should women truly allow themselves to be managed by sex (no matter how amazing it is) without regard for their intentions,plans or nonsexual desires? This feels like a bargain 50 Shades of Colorado. Sex almost immediately and page after page dominating the storyline and heroine. There is a place for this sort of fiction, but even most books of this sort build attraction, seduction and motivation.
    The hero in this book having learned 1 lesson in his life, knows all there is to know about what is best for the heroine. Seriously? We are to believe that since he is a genius, this makes him fit to train and manage the heroine's world.... the heroine he has not seen in 9 years who looks vastly different. There should have been balance to this uber-alpha dog business or the woman is a drab dormat, incapable of organizing her own life.
    The background mystery and villain are weak to the point of distraction. There were several missed opportunities. It seems as if the author set out to write one sort of book and ended with a poorly edited book of a totally different genre.
    On the plus side, I did like the kalaidiscope as literary device. There was real potential in Emme as a person recovering from a terrible childhood trauma. I do wonder why her wealthy parents failed to find her adequate counseling and therapy immediately after she was found.
    The chapter of The Gamble that I found at the end of the book looked promising. If I buy it, I hope I won't regret it.

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  • Posted February 6, 2015

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    Review: KALEIDOSCOPE by Kristen Ashley PAPERBACK RELEASE: Decemb

    Review: KALEIDOSCOPE by Kristen Ashley
    PAPERBACK RELEASE: December 16, 2014
    EBOOK RELEASE: February 4, 2014
    Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
    Rated: 5 Stars




    Loved it! I adore everything Kristen Ashley writes, but Kaleidoscope blew me away. It’s a beautiful love story about two people meant to be together reconnecting. I couldn’t put it down. Kaleidoscope has great characters, a great plot, and includes plenty of action, and lots of steamy romance. Kristen Ashley describes her characters and delivers their stories in a way that really makes readers feel like they know the characters and along for the ride. This is the sixth book in the The Colorado Mountain Series, but each book can be read as a stand alone. I love the entire series though and highly recommend you read them all. You can’t go wrong with any of Kristen Ashley’s books. When I’m in a book funk, which is what I call that depressed feeling readers get after reading a bad or boring book, I pick up a Kristen Ashley book and get swept into one of her stories. This is one of my favorites.




    *Review copy provided by Forever Romance in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted February 3, 2015

    One of the great reads of all time.

    This last book in Kristen Ashley's Mountain Man series is a good news, bad news kind of thing. The good news is that she continues wonderful story telling in a "can't put down" book. The bad news is that this is the last book in the Mountain Man series. As with the other books in this series, it is suspenseful, loving, full of wonderful characters who come to life in the story. It is about love that was deemed impossible, people trying to maneuver others' lives, and a happy ever after after a lot of trials and terror. Do not miss Kaleidoscope, and all the other books in this Mountain Man series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2015

    At least I know what happens to Deck.

    Really like the story lines of most of KA books but some have too much descrptive details about the surroundings instead of the people (personality)... this is one.
    There is little background into the previous relationship & Emmes kidnapping that leave you with too many questions. You do a disservice to the characters not allowing us to get to know them. That being said, I wanted to know what happened to Deck, so thanks.... I guess.
    Noticed some typos (in several books of KA) they become a distraction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Yuck!

    I should have rated this one star; however, the plot was good enough to make me want to skim past the God awful porn sex (which seemed to happen almost every other page) and Tate's borderline masochistic personality disorder in order to find out who was doing the killing. Loved the first book in the series....disliked this one so much I had to write my first review.

    Seriously, if a guy talked and treated me like Tate treated "Ace", I would run away quickly, biker code or no biker code.

    I cannot believe so many liked this book and I most certainly would recommend saving your money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2015

    Disappointing

    Usually love this author's books but this one was a disappointment. Save your monry.

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  • Posted December 14, 2014

    I was very excited to start my first Kristen Ashley book, as I'v

    I was very excited to start my first Kristen Ashley book, as I've heard some really great things about them. Unfortunately, I had a lot of issues with this book, so maybe this wasn't the best one to start off with. I'm very picky with my adult romances, as they can be very hit or miss with me. I'm not sure why some just really vibe with me and others don't. Sometimes adult romances feel too flowery and don't have enough angst to get me invested in the characters.

    I enjoyed Ashley's writing style and I did like the plot of this one. However, the execution of both were what threw me. The dialogue between Deck and Emme was really harsh and choppy. I felt like they talked like country bumpkins, instead of the two intelligent people they are. I kept asking myself, 'Is this really set in Colorado and is this how they talk there?' I also didn't like the constant, two days later...., the next night...., etc. that were used to transition time periods. To me, it was more like, day to day activity, two hours later- have sex, the next day- argue about something, later that night- have more sex.... It just didn't flow well for me at all. It was too long of a story and I felt a lot of the details could have been eradicated to make the story flow better and not have the transitions seem so forced. This took away from the action and suspense of the plot.

    There are alpha males and then there are dick males. Deck fell into the latter of the two categories and I really didn't like some of the things he did and some of his reactions when it came to Emme. She is a strong individual woman and his protecting and taking care of her came across as belittlement to me. The scene that pops into my mind most is the one where Emme meets Deck's parents for the first time. It does not go very well and all she wants to do is go home and have some time to herself, but Deck refuses to let her go. I wanted to scream at her for letting him dominate her feelings and take away her choices! What would it have taken to let her go regain her composure after having a crap day with a father who is being a douche to her?! No, Deck's reasoning is that she's disconnecting and that's why he won't let her go. There's a difference in disconnecting and just needing some freaking breathing space!

    This brings me to my next issue. I realize Emme went through a traumatic experience as a child and still feels very conflicted over it and has some displaced feelings, but.... it was all just too creepy for me. Deck feels this event is what keeps her from connecting to people and he isn't wrong, but I just don't like how he dragged it out of her (essentially raging at her). She does get her head squared away and realize the event for what it was and why she has held so many people at arm's length all these years.

    There wasn't enough build up for me in the romance department. Deck doesn't even recognize Emme at first sight and then it's all, I'm going to make her mine and get her to ditch this guy she's currently seeing because he's bad news.... The 'baby' and 'honey' endearments didn't work for me either. They just felt forced and awkward by how often they were inserted into the dialogue. I also felt the same with how many times Emme refers to Deck as 'nice'. What? She's never met another nice guy in her life? Or was it that she was used to how big of a creeper her current boyfriend was and that he didn't really do anything for her?

    I did like the symbolism of the kaleidoscope though. It was sweet that Deck kept it with him after all those years, still unconsciously holding on to a girl he thought he lost years ago.

    I was really disappointed after I was finished with this one. I was so happy when it was over at 91% on my Kindle. I seriously considered DNF'ing this one, but pushed through because I hate not finishing a story and I wanted to see how the suspense part ended. (Quite anticlimactically, I might add). I will have to try another KA book in the future and hope I don't have the same issues I did here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2014

    Great Read!

    Love Kristen Ashley and love this series. While it is not my favorite in the series, it is still a great story!! And the cover is just gorgeous!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Yes and no

    Its a KA book so it is a must read. I'm going to say this book has it good and bad parts. I wanted a stronger heroine for Decker. I like Emme but she was missing the something. More suspense needed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Another great story!

    Kristen Ashley always gives you real, love and heartbreak in a way that you feel each character in all her books! This is no exception! As with all her books i couldnt put it down! Hot Sexy Thrilling!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Worth the wait!

    I pretty much adore, inhale & really enjoy everything Ms. Ashley writes. This was no differeng :-) plot was awesome, characters you really invest in & of course, great sex. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

    Every single time I read a Kristen Ashley book, as I read the l

    Every single time I read a Kristen Ashley book, as I read the last words of the last sentence on the last page, I sigh a happy sigh. Her books embody for me the entire reason why I love and read (and review) romance novels: the happy sigh. Her books are so good and touch a place in me so deep that they always give me the happy sigh.
    Emme and Jacob have known each other for years. She was the best friend of his girlfriend almost a decade ago, and in being such was by proxy one of Jacob’s best friends too. They had a connection, a deep friendship and a high level of respect for each other. When Jacob’s then girlfriend dumps him, he detaches from everyone, including Emme. Now it’s 9 years later and Jacob is back in Gnaw Bone to investigate a series of robberies. When he sees Emme again for the first time, he doesn’t recognize her. Gone are the short hair and the frumpy wardrobe and in is the newer, sexier, more stylish Emme whom he cannot take his eyes from. He decides then and there (as only a KA Alpha can do) that Emme is his, and he wants to get her away from her current boyfriend (who’s a schmuck anyway) and into his bed. But Emme has a past; a past that just might ruin the promise of what the two of them can have together.
    I have to start off with my hands down favorite thing about this entire book: Jacob Decker. How Kristen Ashely manages to make her heroes so alpha, but so endearing and loving and wonderful is a true talent. So many times (as you’ve heard me lament before), it’s too easy to crossover from alpha male badass to douchebag. She NEVER goes there. All of her alphas are determined, they are sexy as hell and they know what they want and get it. And they do all that without being a douchebag to the woman they love. They protect the precious gift of her love and hold it close, every single time.
    As you know from the previous Colorado Mountain series books, there seems to be a common theme of danger to the alpha’s woman. They’ve all been kidnapped, shot, stabbed, buried alive…you name it. This book has cohesiveness with the other books in the series, but what I really found interesting was that the threat to Emme and Jacob’s relationship is not external really, it’s internal. This isn’t something that KA does much (which makes me happy), but it was a really interesting twist to Emme and Jacob’s story for me. The revelations that Emme goes through during the course of the book are interesting to read. However, unlike the other books in this series, the crime subplot is not as big a part of the story. At least the present day crime isn’t. It was a nice departure and no less interesting to watch unfold. And the whole Kaleidoscope thing is so profound and just so lovely…again, happy sigh.
    Well, I’m sure you know that something pretty profoundly disappointing would have to happen in order for me to give this author anything less than 5 stars. She’s just so good at what she does, she could write a book entitled “The Historical Significance of Lint Collecting” and as long as one of the lint collectors was an alpha male lint collecting badass, I’d read it…probably more than once. 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Sara for Crystal’s Many Reviewers
    *Copy provided for honest review*

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