Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain Series #2)

Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain Series #2)

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by Kristen Ashley
     
 

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

She's ready for the ride of her life . . .

Lauren Grahame is looking to reinvent herself. After leaving her cheating husband, Lauren moves to Carnal, Colorado, and gets a job as a waitress in a biker bar called Bubba's. It's a nothing job in a nowhere joint . .

Overview

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

She's ready for the ride of her life . . .

Lauren Grahame is looking to reinvent herself. After leaving her cheating husband, Lauren moves to Carnal, Colorado, and gets a job as a waitress in a biker bar called Bubba's. It's a nothing job in a nowhere joint . . . until Tatum Jackson walks in. Lauren has never seen a man with such good looks, muscles, and attitude. But when he insults her, Lauren doesn't want anything to do with him. Too bad for Lauren he's also the bar's part owner and bartender.

When the rough-around-the-edges Tate meets the high-class Lauren, he thinks she won't fit in at Bubba's. Yet there's more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. Before long, the desire burning between them is heating up the cold mountain air. But when violence strikes the town, Tate must reveal a dark secret to Lauren-one that may put an end to their sweet dreams.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
04/27/2015
In Ashley's second Colorado Mountain novel (after The Gamble), a biker bar in Carnal, Colo., is the perfect spot for a divorcée who wants to work in an unmemorable place. Lauren Grahame is starting to enjoy the simple life she has created for herself when she meets one of the bar's owners, Tate Jackson. Though Tate is one of the most gorgeous men she has ever met, Lauren isn't sure she can easily forgive the insulting things he says after their first meeting. Tate's apology assuages her eventually, and Lauren can't help but be attracted to this man whose kindness is masked by his gruff exterior. As sparks fly between Tate and Lauren, she is threatened by a serial rapist, and Tate vows to keep her safe. Tate's domineering behavior is offset by his compassionate nature; in both cases he feels larger than life. Plentiful, graphic sex scenes will appeal to fans of racy romance. (June)
From the Publisher
"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."—Publisher's Weekly"

With Brock's raw side contrasted with Tess's innocence, Wild Man delivers a passionate, opposites-attract romance."—Patricia Smith, Booklist"

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

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, Maryse.net

Patricia Smith - Booklist
"With Brock's raw side contrasted with Tess's innocence, Wild Man delivers a passionate, opposites-attract romance."
Kati Brown - DearAuthor.com
"There is something about them [Ashley's books] that I find crackalicious."
Maya Banks
"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!"
Maryse's Book Blog - Maryse.net
"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)
Jill Shalvis
"Kristen Ashley's books are addicting!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455599080
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Series:
Colorado Mountain Series, #2
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
84,830
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 2.60(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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Sweet Dreams 4.6 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 189 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the characters in this book and that the author let me watch them grow. Some of the story stagnated, but the end was worth it. I would so totally live in the world kristen ashley created. Makes me want to pack up and find my own Carnal somewhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story, although long and some parts unnecessary, is well thought out. I got bored having to read about every detail of her outfit and things like that. I also got very frustrated with the way every sentence seemed to be missing a critical word in it. I know that you want to give your characters their own twist, but the majority of people in the world wouldn't skip a word, making almost every time they opened their mouth an incomplete sentence, so it got very annoying. But the characters were pretty solid and the surrounding storyline was very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites from Kristen Ashley. I liked it as much as Mistery Man and Motorcycle Man, my favorites from her too. I'll definitely read thesebooks from her again.
Katt59 More than 1 year ago
How refreshing. I read the 1st in the series. The Gamble and fell in love with the story writing. I was not disappointed in Sweet Dreams. Fun characters and sexy sexy Tate makes me want to be a biker babe. I love how the author tells the story from only Laurens view. Its nice not bouncing from character to character as most love stories do. This story is like watching my favorite series with her very detailed story telling. Over 1400 pages of sexy fun. I wish she would continue the story with some of the other characters like Wood. Can't wait to read the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoy the Colorado Mountain series. Romance with mysrery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read her Rock Chick series, Mystery Man series, & Chaos biker series, and enjoyed all 3 series. Its nice to see an Author who believes in the written word--her stories are over 400 pages long---and each and every page is filled with fun, descriptive, enjoyable and totally entertaining people, situations and all out everything you could ask for in a good story. This is the first book in the Montana series that I've read, didn't know it was not the first in the series until I was already into it, but luckly they seem to be stand alone style so I hope it does not matter what order they are read in. Lol. Very good story, highly reccommend it!
eyesopenwide More than 1 year ago
Sit down, get comfortable and start reading SWEET DREAMS because you won't want to put it down until you finish this great story. I plan to read this book, and the rest of this series again. It is that good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KA fans will love this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If laurie wouldnt say sorry, what, or excuse me after every line someone said to her so they repeat the line again the book would be alot shorter and so much less annoying!!
rayndeer More than 1 year ago
soooo good! twists and turns and ups and downs...you are not sure how it's gonna end until it does...then you are left wanting more!!!
suckerforromance 5 months ago
I'm only into this book the first 50 pages and already love it! Love it so much I'm pulling myself away from it to write this review! Love that the female lead is not in her 20's! Love the characters, dialogue and chemistry! A really great read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading romance novels since I was a teenager. There is only a select few that I would consider my absolute favorites and Sweet Dreams is one of them. I love the chemistry between the main characters, the setting, the humor, the drama, the love, and the suspense. I love it so much, I've re-read it several times and it's still is one of my all time favorites. Kristen Ashley has a gift for writing moving romantic stories. She so good that I can't wait to read the next story. Her books are always on my wishlist. Thank You Kristin. Your stories are fantastic!
OV_Hemi_Girl More than 1 year ago
KA's imagination and story lines are like no other's. No two are the same and this book sucks you in from start to finish. Seems like you're living in the same town and know the characters...watching the story unfold right along with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the second book I have read by Kristen Ashley,I enjoyed it very much, "Breathe" was one of my favorite reads ever ! I will be reading much more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best. Books. Ever. You will not be disappointed...and the book is looooonnnnnng.
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Slim_Cat1 More than 1 year ago
Lauren Grahame is looking to reinvent herself. After her husband left her for her best friend and she might have went off the deep end....catching herself going to the grocery store in her pj's and hair a mess Lauren decides to go on a road trip. She finds herself in Carnal , Colorado in a biker town getting a job at a biker bar. Where she meets Tate Jackson only to find he may look gorgeous he definitely is anything but nice. When Tate insults her she resolves to only looking but wanting nothing to do with him. Tate Jackson may be rough around the edges and thinks Lauren doesn't fit into his biker town, but he sees more to her. He sets his sights on her and is determined to claim her as his. What Can I say about Kristen Ashley that I already haven't. The Colorado Mountain series has to be my favorite so far. It has everything a reader could want. Mystery, Murder, Charm, Humor, Love, and Redemption. what more could a reader ask for....oh yeah sexy men, tough as nails women, and adorable kids who make ya laugh. Some reviewers are complaining about the grammer and so on, but I don't think it takes away from the book at all. Rock On Rock Chicks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I took longer to read this book because i didnt want it to end! This book is right at 500 pages. I laughed and cried. I love a tough leading lady but she was very likeable. Cant say enough about this....loved it! Definitely recommended.
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