Friday, October 28, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - AT PEACE by KRISTEN ASHLEY - THE BURG # 2 - ADULT CONTEMPORARY SUSPENSE ROMANCE

By: Kristen Ashley
Published By: Kristen Ashley
Released : Available Now
Details : Kindle, 660 Pages

RATING: 5 JOE PURRRRR STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Violet Winters once had it all but lost it when her husband was murdered by a criminal madman. During a cold winter night Violet has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down. And that’s when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan.

She wants to deny it, but Violet can’t beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again and again. Feeling it himself, Joe feeds Vi’s hunger, breaking his own rules to keep her in his bed.

Even though Violet had only one man in her life, she’s sure Joe is giving her the signals and Vi decides she’s ready to take a second chance at life and, maybe, love. But Violet doesn’t know the dark secrets in Joe’s past, secrets so soul-wrenching, they’ve drained him dry. With nothing left to give, Joe’s determined to live his life alone and he breaks Violet’s heart.

Crushed by Joe’s betrayal, Violet comes to terms with the fact that, no matter what signals he gave, Joe was not theirs to win. But Violet’s husband’s murderer is obsessed with her and heartbreak again haunts the door of the Winters home. When it does Joe is forced to face the knowledge that he can’t fight Violet’s pull, she’s under his skin and filled him full to bursting.

Joe needs to win her back and put his life on the line to keep Violet safe. But, having had it all once, can Violet endure losing Joe?




BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Oh Joe Callahan, you made me purr, you also made me ball my fists and throw my Kindle, but you sorted yourself out in the end.



Standing behind me was a man, a big man, big in every way. He was tall, taller even than Tim and Tim had been six foot two. He was also broad. His shoulders in his black leather jacket were wide and unmistakably powerful.

And he’d been beautiful, once. It was plain to see, under what he was now, that his features had once been perfect, high cheekbones, an appealingly sharp slant to his square jaw, a strong brow. Now there were lines coming in arrays from his eyes and more around the sides of his frowning, full lips.

And there were also scars down his left cheek, two from about a quarter of an inch under his eye that curved over his high cheekbone coming closer together and ending where, if he had a dimple, his dimple would be. These scars were not puckered or disfiguring outside of the actual marks. They just marred the faultless male beauty that had once been his face, making it, with the addition of the lines, rugged and interesting and more than a little scary.




And that my friend is a KA man.

Throw in all the sexual, and you might just be needing a fan. I will admit I am such a hussy the way I keep swapping about my KA book boyfriends.

What’s a girl to do?

Without going over story line, ‘Burg # 2 had all the usual KA shenanigans with crazy murderous stalkers, biatches causing biatch issues with KA men. Sub characters popping up like Alec Colton and February and baby Jack, from ‘Burg # 1.

I mean dudes having Colt as your neighbour and Cal as your other neighbour...again what’s a girl to do. I know the neighbourhood would be action packed and maybe creeper photo worthy.

Violet and Joe have chemistry and woo...eee is it off the charts, but they also have Cal, being Cal...and other unmentionable women shaking their tail feathers in his face for a tickle.

*crosses arms, raises one eyebrow*

Yeah, I’m looking at you, Cal!

A KA book doesn’t not have a HEA, so fear not! This couple just needs to iron out a few things along the way.

It’s a bumpy ride, but oh what a ride.

Keira and Kate add a lot to this story. I loved watching Joe with them, when he was being Joe and not Cal, because Cal was kinda living in the past with some demons of his.

Throw in some Mafia relatives and BAM this book was rockin'.

Seriously, start with Rock Chick series, if you are still lacking in a KA read under your belt, and then go from there. I do see the benefit of reading in her KA reading order as there are crossovers and little spoilers if you simply pick up books willy nilly.

I am swinging back around to Jagged, Colorado Mountain # 5 next. I do space out my KA reads as they can be rather large books, but once I am snuggled inside one, I simply don’t want it to end.

Go forth!




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