Saturday, February 25, 2012

Kristen Ashley-Mystery Man (Dream Man #1)

Romantic Suspense

While drinking cosmopolitans, Gwendolyn Kidd meets the man of her dreams. Then she takes him home. Then she wakes up alone. But her fear that she lost her dream man turns into a relationship with a mystery man when, night after night in the dead of night, he comes back for more. Hoping it will blossom into something real, she lets him.

But she doesn’t even know his name.

Gwen’s struggling with the decision to end their crazy non-relationship when her sister-from-hell, Ginger’s best friend pays a visit and warns Gwen that if she and her sister don't get smart, they'll both get d-e-a-d, dead. Gwen has no clue what’s going on but she’s used to Ginger’s antics and decides to lay the problem on her sister’s biker boyfriend's doorstep. Bad choice. She hits the Denver Underground radar with a big, loud ping.

This means Gwen’s Mystery Man, Cabe “Hawk” Delgado has to step in to keep her safe. But when Hawk gets a dose of Gwen in the daylight, he makes the decision that he finally wants real with Gwen. However when Gwen gets a dose of badass, bossy, straight-talker Hawk in the daylight, she decides she’s done.

Thus begins the head-to-head of the Commando vs. Cosmo Girl as Hawk woos Gwen in his own unique way, Gwen survives firebombs, drive-bys, kidnappings, hot pursuits by biker hotties and gorgeous police detectives and discovers the heartbreaking reason why Hawk kept her at arm’s length.

And as all this happens, Gwen finds that her sister’s troubles are serious trouble and she must decide who to keep alive: her sister-from-hell or the man of her dreams.

{5 starts}
Wow......I am almost speechless with how much I loved this story.
But first, I want to say that this kind of book is why I love my Goodreads Friends. I may have missed the opportunity to read this if I hadn't read the great review from a fellow Goodreads Friend. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Now, let's talk about the Alpha male in this story. Wow, Jimmy Choo's?!? Hawk can be as bossy as he likes if he buys me Jimmy Choo's. Hawk is a very Alpha Male, possessive, bossy, brooding, and stubborn, but totally dream worthy HOT. Gwen is a little spit-fire, stubborn, but emotionally fragile, and a little naive when it comes to the "Bad Guy" world. She is a girlie-girl, but not whiny, and completely adorable. The chemistry between the two is electric and you fall completely in love with them. This is the first Kristen Ashley book I have read and it won't be the last. Her writing style really puts my imagination into overdrive and I am there visualizing the story play out as I'm reading it. She doesn't hold any punches when it comes to cursing and language. And the sex is not over the top erotica, but perfectly written to complete the fantasy. It's a long roller-coaster ride, action packed, with lots of suspense. Fire bombs, drive-by shootings, gangs, cosmos, passion, and falling in love. And the humor woven into this story is awesome, Gwen is so funny when she rants..I completely understand her. I didn't want the story to end. But Ashley put the perfect ending on it, and now, at least, I have the next 2 in this series to keep my dreams filled with Alpha males of the Hottest variety.....

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