Okay so for those of you who've been with me from the beginning, you already know there was no way Kristen wasn't making this list. I have a lot of favorite authors, but Kristen will always be my number one. She not only kickstarted my Romance book binge, but fueled my ever growing reading addiction, and is one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place.
The woman has expanded into all my favorite genres, and one of my top series is the Unfinished Hero series. This is where I first learnt of the Anti-Hero, and what set the tone in some ways for my expectations of unconventional reads. I absolutely adored Deacon! From what we learn of him from the previous books, I was, I'll admit, a little hesistant with his story because I didn't know how a woman could break through with him. Boy, was I wrong. Cassie was the perfect match for him, she challenged him, gave him hope, showed him the beauty the world has to offer and above all she loved him. Dark past and all. As with any KA book, she delivers a dark, mysterious and endearing alpha male that makes us go gaga...among other things *winks*, as well as a sweet, witty and bawss ass heroine. The one thing I love about this series the most is that there's always a lesson to be learnt, it's not simply about the Hero and Heroine falling in love, overcoming obstacles and having a HEA. Far from it minions. For Deacon it was about new beginnings, second chances and in a sense forgiveness.
I know I've written another mini review, but don't get used to it people, this is purely because late night shifts are kicking my ass. But my full essay like reviews are coming...soon...really soon...definitely before the month is out *bats lashes*. Until I post the link for it on the Reviews page HERE, you can take this time to check out the cover and blurby blurb below, with buy links of course in case you've been living under a rock or something...
Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone.
Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine.
Suddenly, Deacon finds he’s at war. Cassidy’s pull for him to connect is strong. He fights it, but he loses, always coming back for more. But when he does, he gives her nothing.
From the first time she sees him, Cassidy knows Deacon is dead inside. She knows he’s the kind of man who could destroy a woman. But one night when Deacon’s control slips, Cassidy takes a chance.
He might break her. He also might be her dream come true.
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Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and 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 multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.
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