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Book 5, Colorado Mountain

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The next novel in Kristen Ashley's sizzling Colorado Mountain series introduces a new electrifying relationship that turns Carnal, Colorado into a hotbed of action, romance, and suspense.

An old flame rekindled . . .

Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn't interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara's lost her business, her marriage, and she's barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara's plight, he's on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers.

Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham's faced his own demons, and he's learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he's meant to live. So when he hears that Zara's having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he's a changed man.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 18, 2014 – Ashley's old-fashioned fifth Colorado Mountain contemporary (after Breathe) heads to Gnaw Bone, Colo., where one woman finds love with her on-again/off-again boyfriend. Zara Cinders knew that Graham "Ham" Reece was a man who didn't want to put down roots. She left him to marry another man, but the marriage imploded in short order. When Zara contacts Ham after her divorce, he moves back to Gnaw Bone and asks her to move in with him and waitress at his bar. She initially resists both offers, but the mutual attraction and practical benefits are undeniable, and soon their lives are thoroughly entangled. The newfound relationship is complicated by Zara's own family drama when she discovers that her nephew, the son of her deceased sister, is living in a nearby town. Sizzling sex and machismo are at the forefront of this page-turner. Feminists beware: Ham frequently refers to Zara as "my woman," and, while his desire to take care of her is endearing, his territorial behavior might not appeal to readers who are drawn to a more independent heroine.

Customer Reviews

Now tats attitude

Great story. Love the different nick names she gave him depending on the given situation.


The best!

Another Great One!

I “discovered” Kristen Ashley not too long ago. I had heard that she was great, that her stories had HOT alphas, HEAs, and scenes that melt your heart, as well as your panties. As if that wasn't enough, I learned that they take place in Colorado too, which is just the awesomest thing ever because I live in Colorado! I read Mystery Man, loved it, and decided she was going to be one of my authors!

I think that KA is the type of author whose books are always excellent, even if it isn't your favorite one. I have to say, that is the case for me with Jagged. I loved it but it's not my favorite book of hers. The main reason is the hero, Ham.

Now, don't get me wrong, Ham is a great hero. He's sweet, hot, super possessive, and he knows exactly what to say to melt your heart. He's devoted, caring, and thoughtful. Despite all these great qualities, no matter how much I wish it could be, a relationship between a guy like Ham and I would never work.

As a reader, I like to think that whenever we read a romance novel, we picture ending up with one of the main characters. I know I do, and I just couldn't do that with Ham. He was hard to connect to because of he is and who I am. I told you all of Ham's good qualities, but they just weren't enough for me. I just felt that I wouldn't be able to be easy or so accepting of the on-again/off-again relationship he seems to need, so we would most likely never even get started. And that’s a real shame because he's a great hero.

I had no problem loving Zara, though. She's a wonderful heroine and I really admired her. She's had a tough life and it's made her strong. She always finds a way to laugh, even when her life is not all rainbows and butterflies. I just loved that! She's easy, goes with the flow, and is very understanding. I say that because Zara loved Ham so much that she was willing to accept only what he was capable of giving…until she wasn't. They have a tough journey, but it's so worth it in the end!

Jagged is a good length novel. A lot happens, but it never felt like KA was filling in unnecessarily. Everything that happens should happen. There are tough times, frustrating times, extremely hot (and I do mean HOT) and sexy times. It was funny, the supporting characters were great, and it left me with a big smile on my face. So, even though I couldn't lose my heart to Ham, I still loved the story and I can't wait to read more KA!! ~ 4.5 Stars

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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Nov 05, 2013
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 528 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 5, Colorado Mountain
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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