Saturday, February 23, 2013

Kristen Ashley--Breathe (Colorado Mountain #4)

Contermporary Adult Romance

In order to protect a father he does not respect, in Lady Luck, we learned that good cop Chace Keaton went bad, sacrificing his career and his future. But when the local police department's secrets are revealed and the wife he's forced to marry is murdered, Chace finds himself the town of Carnal's hero. Knowing how deep in the mud he was forced to sink, Chace feels he'll never get clean. The quiet, content future he envisioned of the love a good woman with whom he could build a family was now beyond his reach. The only thing he can do is find his wife's murderer.

But he isn't the only one looking.

While searching for new leads, he runs into Faye Goodknight, the town's quiet, shy, pretty librarian. Chace has long since had his eye on what could possibly be the town's last remaining virgin but he has also long since given up hope he could make her his. Faye is pure and clean and Chace refuses to dirty her with his sordid past.

Pure and clean Faye may be, but when the shy librarian is forced to go head to head with the man who she's had a crush on since he hit her hometown, Chace finds Faye is full of surprises. And he doesn't know what to do with her.

{4 stars}
There is a lot you can say about Kristen Ashley's writing style. She really puts you in the scene, she tries her best to get you into the visual/emotional moment of the book. And sometimes, that kinda drags for me. My only complaint about this one is that it was too long. It took me awhile to get thru it. With that being said, I really loved Chace's story. He is the poster boy for the all american alpha hero, but with a truly compassionate emotional side to him. Chase and Faye are great together, their love story is a true "fairy tale" kinda story. Faye has loved him from afar for years, and Chase has always wanted her, but couldn't reach her with all the "filth" clinging to his life. Not as much life and death action in this one, but it still has it's nail-biting drama. We do get a few surprises and we get to see our favorite Carnal bunch. And the one thing I really love about KA, is that she gives us closure. We always get to find out what happens down the road after we get our HEA. Love them!

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