I fell in love with Kristen Ashley's writing with the Rock Chick series. Since then, I've decide to devote a week/month to each of her series. August was Rock Chick. September was Colorado Mountain. October is Dream Man.
Series: Dream Man #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: SP 2/3/12, now w/Forever 12/11/12
Rating: 4-4.5 stars
Love is just around the corner . . . Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.
Mitch has been eyeing his beautiful neighbor for a long time. He jumps at the chance to help her, and soon their formerly platonic relationship gets very hot and heavy. But when Mara gets a disturbing phone call from her cousin's kids, she gets pulled back into the life she's tried so hard to leave behind. Can the hot law man convince Mara to let go of her past-and build a future with him?
Mitch Lawson is the sexy detective I've been wanting more of since Mystery Man. He's got it all, really. Great cop name. Gorgeous. And the signature KA Alpha Man characteristics: bossy, sexy, smart, with a dangerous edge. Seriously, what's not to love
When I started reading Law Man, I got a lot of comments from those who'd already read it. The consensus was: Mitch Lawson is a BAMF, but Mara is seriously annoying. This didn't worry me because I tend to find a lot of myself in the KA heroines a lot of readers find annoying (think Jet and Ava). And now that I think about it, I'm not sure what that says about me. But when I say annoying, I mean, these heroines tend to lack an abundance of confidence. Sure, she may be sweet and smart and have friends, but when it comes to a great, hot guy falling in love with her, she thinks "Why me?" and "How long until he realizes he's too good for me?" Mara did take this a bit to the extreme, but once she settled in, it got better.
I really liked Law Man. I didn't quite love it like the first two books in the series, particularly Wild Man. This may be because I loved Wild Man so much, it's a favorite of Ashley 's for me. I really liked that this one focused so much on family, with Mitch and Mara's love for her two young cousins. The moments of love and affection between the four never failed to bring a tear to my eyes.
Happily, Law Man did include a fair amount of crossover from other KA books. Elvira is always good for a laugh. Brock, along with Tessa, made me swoon a few times. Hawk brought the heat. We also got the Hot Bunch (LUKE STARK!) And Tack. I had sort of forgotten how hot and mysterious he was in Mystery Man. I've been thoroughly reminded, and now am pumped to start Motorcycle Man.
"He was the man of my dreams. I was in love with him and I didn't know him and he definitely didn't know me. This was not in a sick stalker-type way because I was too shy to be a stalker and I liked him too much to put him through something like that." ~1%
"Never believed in this shit but now, I'm thinkin' I fell in love with the promise of you the first time I saw you." ~75%
|"That's me," Tack answered. "Full of surprises. Now, you gonna give Lawson his assurances and make your call or are we gonna get out our knitting needles and chat while we make scarves?" ~95%
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