by Kristen Ashley


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Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone.Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine. Suddenly, Deacon finds he's at war. Cassidy's pull for him to connect is strong. He fights it, but he loses, always coming back for more. But when he does, he gives her nothing.From the first time she sees him, Cassidy knows Deacon is dead inside. She knows he's the kind of man who could destroy a woman. But one night when Deacon's control slips, Cassidy takes a chance.He might break her. He also might be her dream come true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692280201
Publisher: Kristen Ashley
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Series: Unfinished Hero Series , #4
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 124,243
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kristen Ashley 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 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 multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

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

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

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Deacon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ahhhhh shes back loved it. Very reminiscent of her previous works i.e violet and joe, lady luck. I was worried but this has become another of the many books that I LOVE from her. Not much, if any, suspense but she made up with the characters connection, the silliness, the emotional highs, and Deacons's badassness lol I Was a liitle nervous with the makeup at the end but she fifty-two faked me out and didnt leave me feeling totally disgusted with her easy capitulation. PLEASE keep up this writing style and/or new editors or publishing company.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago of my fav's. Mitch, Mike, 'Lo and Sampson need to make room. Loved that it was truly a romance buliding between them. KA just feeds my craving. Nobody has her style of writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was beginning to loose a bit of hope over KA's last gew books....her sense of writing and voice seemed to be changing a lot. But this book was amazing - the old KA style of an alpha male and a sassy female lead on a wild ride is in full force for this book. It was sweet, raw, emotional, and absolute perfection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deacon. Wow. I thought KA had peaked with Ren Zano, but Deacon is incredible. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much after the last few KA novels (except Kaleidoscipe). And I believed that she was a formulaic, one trick pony author. Yes, it works for me, but it was seeming like I was reading the same characters over and over, just different names. Ren and Ally's story was not like the rest. Neither is Deacon. This novel was a breath of fresh air, and I didn't want it to ever end. Strong, relatable, and awesome heroine- finally! And Deacon... Lord, have mercy! What a man! Do yourself a favor, and READ THIS BOOK!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved this series since Knight, and have waited paitently for Deacon's story. This did not disappoint. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved itso much. A strong woman helping a man she loves get allhis strength back . Loved loved loved it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars.. Good story, a little slow towards the end, expected more action like Max and Nina's story... Deacon and Cassidy had their own tale to tell.. LOVETOREAD
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Quick, someone grab a fan and cool me down! This has got to be Kristen Ashley’s hottest book to date! I swear I am still blushing (and maybe panting a little) from reading it. The sexy times may take some time to arrive but when they do hold on to your hats and grab a spare pair of knickers; you’re going to need them. If you have ever read a Kristen Ashley book, then you will know exactly what to expect with Deacon the heroes may be a little rougher in her Unfinished Heroes series and the books more erotic, but you are still left with Ashley’s highly addictive combination of tough alpha hero, with more muscles and testosterone than a football locker room and an intense romance where the heroine can’t help but be swept off her feet. And what girl could resist being swept off her feet by Deacon? He has made an appearance in Ashley’s previous books and his back story proved both sadder and more interesting than I expected. I really enjoyed reading and seeing him get his well deserved happy ending with Cassidy, the heroine. But, I did find this book to be fairly slow, it definitely isn’t for you if you want something snappy and fast paced, the first part of the book did drag along and then it seemed as soon as it picked up the pace I had reached the end and they were having a very steamy epilogue that had me eyes fixed on the screen and my hand reaching for….a glass of ice water. Another fantastic book from Kristen Ashley, I really am a KA Addict and cannot WAIT for whatever she wants to release next. *ARC provided by author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Kristen Ashyley fan and I liked most of this book a lot. What I didn't like was how easily she took him back after the hell he put her through. That just makes the ending very dissatisfying for me. He should not have won her back so easily. A little groveling was very much called for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristen Ashley has done it again. I can never get tired of her writing, her stories or her men. I have waited a long while to get Deacons story. It was exaactly what I was hoping for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
she did it again. love deacon. love cassie. adore them together and their story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristen Ashley has done it again. Deacon is one if my favorite books in her "Unfinished Hero" series. Knight is still my favorite. Can't wait for the next book in this series, or anything she I love all her books, especially Mystery Man.
Kimmerk65 More than 1 year ago
The amazing Kristen Ashley does it again.  Deacon's story was fricking awesome.  The slow buildup to his and Cassie's relationship was so worth it.  He and they were beautiful.  One of her BEST!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have yet to find a book by this author that is not a good story. I really like this series mostly because it is different. It's not your usual good guy heros. Loved the book. It was a sweet romance with a dark twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it . But it was a ka book so i knew i would
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another classic. Will be reading this over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KA never disappoints! Another fabulous book with a strong alpha and spunky female. Ready for the KA book. Keepthem coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book KA can do no wrong. I loved cassie she was strong, funny and didn't back down and she stood her ground which was great. Deacon was hot and sweet and I can't wait for the next one. P.S I was extremly happy to see daisy and markus again I'm wishing they get their own book one day cause who doesn't love them some daisy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!  I loved how compassionate the lead female was but yet strong and loved how the alpha male was alpha but compromised! Great read and I can't wait for the next book in this series and in her other series!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She doesn't say 'um' every other word, stands up for herself and actually wins valid arguments and runs a business.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Huge KA fan of anything she writes!! I think I could read her grocery list: ) This book is one she has out done herself on! I love how attached and connected to the characters I feel, Deacon was one that really makes a connection all the way through and your cheering for the HEA even parts your going need some kleenex b/c your so sucked in to the characters! AWESOME READ!!
Slim_Cat1 More than 1 year ago
Deacon has an ugly painful past, a past that broke him. Out of necessity, he left the normal world and descended into the criminal underworld. Leaving Deacon cold as ice and living off the grid having no intention to connect with another living being. When he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains he meets the new owner Cassidy Swallow. Suddenly, Deacon finds himself coming back again and again knowing nothing can come of it. From the moment she met Deacon she knew he was trouble, broken even dead inside. She knows he could destroy her if given the chance. She also knows she would take that chance if given. Deacon is my favorite of the Unfinished Hero series right next to Knight. Deacon just tears at your heart and knocks you right in the feels. Deacon and Cassidy's story is heartbreaking and loving and funny and just everything. There is just something about him, there have been glimpses of Deacon in a few of the other UH series, but finally his own story. He is everything you could hope for. Just Ah-mazing!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Each book in the series just keeps getting better. I want more.
StellaEva More than 1 year ago
I love these books!! These are my "go to" re-read books.