Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley

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Posted February 15, 2019 by Leona Woolfolk in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Sweet Dreams by Kristen AshleySweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley
Series: Colorado Mountain #2
Published by Forever on April 23, 2011
Genres: Erotica
Pages: 656
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Walk Through Fire, Rock Chick Reawakening, Fire Inside, Motorcycle Man

Welcome to New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley's Colorado Mountain Series, where friends become family and everyone deserves a second chance.

She's ready for the ride of her life . . .

Lauren Grahame is looking for her bit of peace. After leaving her cheating husband, Lauren moves to Carnal, Colorado, and gets a job as a waitress in a biker bar called Bubba's. It's a nothing job in a nowhere joint . . . until Tatum Jackson walks in. Lauren has never seen a man with such looks and attitude. But Tate does something Lauren doesn't much like and she doesn't want anything to do with him. Too bad for Lauren he's also the bar's part-owner and bartender.

When the rough-around-the-edges Tate meets the high-class Lauren, he thinks she won't fit in at Bubba's. Yet there's more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. Before long, they can't deny the attraction that's pulling them together. But when violence strikes the town, threatening the women in it, their sweet dreams may come to an end.

Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley is unlike any contemporary romance, or romantic suspense story I’ve ever had the privilege to read and then re-read. In all the books I have read, I’ve never come across characters that Ashley thinks up and then places them within stories that transport you into another place, situation, and life. That’s why I’m glad that I’m not a writer because I know that I don’t have it in me to weave the type of stories that you can’t do anything but sit back and try not to get lost in everything that’s going on.

I love the simple fact that I can jump into any Kristen Ashley story both knowing that I’ll get to experience it’s story with new eyes and that I’ll get to fall in love with a favorite read all over again.

There was a time when I was not a fan of reading stories with heroines that were 10+ years older than me, but it’s just something about Ashley’s writing that makes you enjoy being a fly on the wall and to take in everything written and fall in love right along with the characters. I seriously went on the emotional rollercoaster that Lauren and Tate went through in trying to navigate the ups and downs they encountered throughout Sweet Dreams. When Lauren was peeved at Tate I was right there with her, and when Tate was being a freaking awesome father to his son I couldn’t help but get choked up.

During this re-read I had forgot the intricate details that had made Sweet Dreams such a favorite and it was because of this lapse in memory I was able to experience Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley as if I was reading it for the first time. Any reader will attest to how rare something like this is. When I choose to re-read an Ashley story this is never my goal, but it always turns out to be the reality whenever I open one of her story’s pages – if you don’t believe me ask me how many times I’ve read and re-read Knight and if the experience has been the same every time.

Tatum Jackson and Lauren Grahame were so perfect for each other and not in the stereotypical way, but in a way that was 100% real and relatable. Even being 10+ years younger than both Tate and Lauren I was able to understand their motivations, goals, and aspirations – well I might not be the ideal younger reader because I’ve been told I have an old (seasoned) soul.

With this re-read under my belt I can’t wait to dive into the rest of the series and experience those over again.

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About Kristen Ashley

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 accessorize 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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