Monday, March 26, 2012
REVIEW: The Gamble by Kristen Ashley
Title: The Gamble (Colorado Mountain #1)
Author: Kristen Ashley
Date Published: 4/18/11
Nina Sheridan’s on a timeout adventure in the Colorado Mountains. She needs distance from her clueless fiancé, distance to decide whether she wants to spend the rest of her life with a man who doesn’t care enough to learn how she takes her coffee.
Arriving in a blinding snowstorm at the A-Frame she rented, she comes face to face with the most amazing man she’s ever seen. Minutes later, when he kicks her out of his house, she goes head to head with him.
Beyond angry because she’s flown half a world away to start her timeout adventure, not to mention her sinuses hurt, she heads back down the mountain and ends up in a ditch. Unable to extricate herself, she gives up, hopes for rescue and falls asleep in the backseat.
The next morning she wakes up in the amazing man’s bed and she’s sick as a dog.
Holden Maxwell spends days nursing her back to health and then he spends the next two weeks trying to convince her to take her Colorado adventure further, in other words, make it permanent and take a gamble on him.
Nina has a tough time fighting her attraction to Max, especially when it seems all Max’s friends, her mother and stepdad and the whole town want them together and both she and Max get embroiled in the murder of Max’s ex-friend and the town of Gnaw Bone’s most detested resident – a man everyone has motive to kill, especially Max.
My Rating: 4.5 Steams
Kristen Ashley does not play around with her books. They are always quite lengthy which makes for a long day of reading, because you simply can not put her books down!
I have noticed her male leads are like other authors Alpha Males on steroids, and I LOVE that about them.
Max is no exception. He starts out all gruff and intimidating right from their first meeting.
Nina is such a refreshing character. I think she simply compliments Max's temperment in everyway.
This is a story that will have you flying through so many emotions, including happiness complete with laughter and sadness complete with tears.
Romantic and super steamy, Kristen Ashley has written another solid book. I am her newest die hard fan!