Thursday, September 26, 2013


Since falling in love with Kristen Ashley's writing in the Rock Chick Series, I've decided to dedicate one week each month to more of her books. First up is the Colorado Mountain Series, at the insistence of my friends Erin, Cindy and Jess. But this time around, I'm doing "He Said/She Said" reviews with my guy, who read this series first.

Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3)Series: Colorado Mountain #3
Category/Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self-Published (now published by Forever)
Publication Date: 10/22/11
Format: ebook
Pages: 400
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5 stars

Ty Walker was wrongly imprisoned and for the five years he was inside, he honed his plan so when he gets out, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind.

But then he walks straight to stylish, leggy, beautiful, goofy Lexie Berry and he suddenly has something else to think about. He knows within seconds he wants her and within days he can love her but with the filth that was flung at him clinging; he also knows he can’t have her.

Since birth, Lexie Berry has been Lady Luck’s favorite toy and because of that, Lexie is cautious. But within a day, she senses Ty is something special. With her luck, however, she can’t trust it. Then she finds out what was done to Ty and she’s willing to do anything to make it right.

Even what Ty will never forgive her for doing.

Ty clings to vengeance and Lexie goes all out to give him back the time he lost. But Ty is battling demons within and they’re up against dirty cops and criminals who will stop at nothing to sway Lady Luck against them. All Ty and Lexie have is hope Lady Luck will finally swing their way.

He Said.....

Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain #3) was another great story, maybe not my favorite of the series, but that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it any less than the others. It was still packed with the same gut wrenching action and mystery, raw sex, and beautiful, curvy women with their Alpha Males.

Ty needs a ride and a wife. Lexie needs money so she can get out of Dallas and away from Shift. Shift owes Ty money so he offers up Lexie as his ride and possible "wife."

Ty Walker spends five years in prison planning his revenge on local cops and the woman that helped bring him down with false Claims. Ty Walker walks out a bitter, yet determined man and, unknowingly, right into the heart of a woman that will turn his world around. A woman who, within days, is willing to do anything and everything for him. She gives him the “home” he never had, all the while helping him to regain his innocence. Lexie Berry would slowly turn his bitterness to love.

Ty was a character hard to like at first, but given his situation, totally understandable. What turns the "hard to like" around is when he starts to let Lexie in his life and in his heart. He seems to become a new man - a man with a better outlook on life filled with hope, love and new determinations. A man he hadn't seen in himself in a while.

Lexie is yet another sweet, strong and great female character in this series with a BIG heart. Once she breaks through to Ty and sees who he really is or who he really can be without the demons, she is his forever. She gives him what he needs, unconditional love, a family and most importantly, her backing.

Add in the love and support from the rest of the crew - Tate, Max, Wood, Krystal - and the help of one of the only good cops left, Chase, Ty can slowly work his way back to normal.

She Said.....

Lady Luck is the book my KA expert friends have been waiting for me to read....pretty much since the day we became friends. To say that Erin and Cindy love Ty Walker is a massive understatement. He is the standard they hold all other book men to, and though he's not an obvious choice, I can totally see why.

So, I went into Lady Luck super excited, ready for another epic story of love and lust, suspense and redemption. This a story of a wrongfully convicted man who leaves prison dead set on revenge, but walks out to a miracle. A story of a woman who sets out to fulfill an obligation, but finds a forever love with an unlikely hero. Ty and Lexie were ridiculous. I loved them so hard. These two became a team, impenetrable, unbreakable. I am totally Team Walker.

Besides the amazing that is Ty and Lexie, Lady Luck has all the fabulous pieces that make the Colorado Mountain series a favorite. We get the hot, strong and (really) silent dude in Ty. We have another spirited, strong, and funny heroine in Lexie. Their relationship is intense and heartwarming. The residents of Carnal play a huge part in the story, particularly my lover Tate. We even get treat of Max and Nina! What's also cool is certain seemingly small bits from Sweet Dreams wind up playing heavily into this story, proving that Kristen Ashley is always going to surprise her readers in the best ways possible.

Lady Luck is another wickedly awesome book in the Colorado Mountain series. This book and series delivers everything I've come to know, expect, and love from a Kristen Ashley novel. These books make me laugh, cry (in both sadness and joy) and clutch my heart at every breathtaking moment. 

A Favorite Moment....

  "Your nightmare, mama, was my dream.
  My heart clenched. 
  "Never had a home until you gave me one."
  My breath started sticking.
  "Never had anyone give to me the way you gave to me."
  My breath stopped sticking and clogged.
  "Never thought of findin' a woman who I wanted to have my baby."
  Oh God.
  "Never had light in my life, never, not once, I lived wild but I didn't burn bright until you shined your light on me."
  Oh God.
  "Whacked, fuckin' insane, but, at night, you curled in front of me, didn't mind I did that time that wasn't mine 'cause it meant I walked out to you."
  He had to stop. He had to.
  He didn't.
  "Your nightmare," he whispered, turned his head and against my neck he finished, "my dream."

Colorado Mountain Series

Colorado Mountain Series

  The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1) Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2) Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3)
 Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4) Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5)

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Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountains #6) release 2/4/14
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About the author:
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen 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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  1. You guys seem to enjoy this series a lot. I see why though. I mean it sounds like a story filled with emotions and some super hot characters. Who could resist. I hope you'll enjoy the next one as much. Great review :)

  2. I am really liking these he said/she said reviews! Its so fun to see what you each liked and disliked. This sounds like another great read. Great reviews!

  3. As the Cindy mentioned above, I think you more than know how I feel about this book and you. Damn, I mean, besides Rock Chicks have Erin & I talked about another character more, like, ever? LOL *sigh* It's OK that you still like Tate better. Means I only have Erin to fight for Ty's body. And that quote - that I know like the back of my hand since I've read this book like 5 times already - just made me misty on this Friday morning. So thanks. I envision some Ty & Lexie Walker in my weekend.

    Loving the "He Said/She Said" reviews. Hope y'all keep them up for the RC series. *hugs*

  4. Fantastic reviews once again, you two! I can't tell you how much you both are making me want to read these books! LOL And it's so much fun to hear both your opinions on them. I hope you'll still want to talk about them by the time I get to reading them! ;)

  5. How are you doing this? Like seriously, do you read to him? Do you read it in bed before you sleep together? I'm so curious! I haven't met a guy who'd read a romance novel with me that isn't gay OR that I haven't bribed with sexual favors. Dish!

    1. He got tired of me ignoring him in favor of a book. My friend recommended Kristen Ashley books to him b/c they have a lot of action and mystery.

      Also, bribes are very effective.

  6. Sounds like you both think Ty Walker is an awesome dude. :) I like that you had slightly differing opinions on this one, but ultimately really enjoyed it.

  7. Gads Andrea, even your least favorite of this series sounds good, looking forward to meeting Ty!

  8. I'm glad this series is still going strong for you, it sounds like it has such great characters!

  9. I hadn't heard of this series before. I am so glad that you are both really enjoying it!! The characters and story sound amazing!

  10. Ty had to be the most caveman of the Colorado Mountain men! I laughed at Lexie's surprise when he finally utters a sentence in the coffee shop! Glad to see you two enjoyed this one, too. Great reviews! :)

  11. I love your descriptions! You guys are great :)
    He said (Dude): It was still packed with the same gut wrenching action and mystery, raw sex, and beautiful, curvy women with their Alpha Males.
    She said (Dudette): So, I went into Lady Luck super excited, ready for another epic story of love and lust, suspense and redemption.

  12. Excellent Review Andrea and Eric! Ty sounds like an interesting character. I love the favorite moment you shared. So Sweet :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape


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