Tuesday, March 20, 2012
REVIEW: Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley
Title: Mystery Man (Dream Man #1)
Author: Kristen Ashley
Date Published: 7/12/2011
While drinking cosmopolitans, Gwendolyn Kidd meets the man of her dreams. Then she takes him home. Then she wakes up alone. But her fear that she lost her dream man turns into a relationship with a mystery man when, night after night in the dead of night, he comes back for more. Hoping it will blossom into something real, she lets him.
But she doesn’t even know his name.
Gwen’s struggling with the decision to end their crazy non-relationship when her sister-from-hell, Ginger’s best friend pays a visit and warns Gwen that if she and her sister don't get smart, they'll both get d-e-a-d, dead. Gwen has no clue what’s going on but she’s used to Ginger’s antics and decides to lay the problem on her sister’s biker boyfriend's doorstep. Bad choice. She hits the Denver Underground radar with a big, loud ping.
This means Gwen’s Mystery Man, Cabe “Hawk” Delgado has to step in to keep her safe. But when Hawk gets a dose of Gwen in the daylight, he makes the decision that he finally wants real with Gwen. However when Gwen gets a dose of badass, bossy, straight-talker Hawk in the daylight, she decides she’s done.
Thus begins the head-to-head of the Commando vs. Cosmo Girl as Hawk woos Gwen in his own unique way, Gwen survives firebombs, drive-bys, kidnappings, hot pursuits by biker hotties and gorgeous police detectives and discovers the heartbreaking reason why Hawk kept her at arm’s length.
And as all this happens, Gwen finds that her sister’s troubles are serious trouble and she must decide who to keep alive: her sister-from-hell or the man of her dreams.
My Rating: 5 Steams!
I honestly do not even know how to begin describing how much I LOVED this book. On My shelf of TOP 5 books I've ever read! For sure! And I have read over 1500 so that is saying something!
Kristen Ashley writes what has to be one of the most descriptive books I have ever read. This does make for a lengthy book, but it sucks you in!
Hawk! Oh My Gosh! I don't think there has ever been another alpha male hero quite like him. He is just what I think my idea of the perfect male lead should be. He was so in control... maybe sometimes controlling but in a way that made you just melt.
I loved the drama and Gwen's attitude she was a sassy thing! Her arrangement is somewhat crazy in its self. I found myself asking myself how the hell could you go on like that for a year and a half, but hey, it worked and it was HAWK, so yea. I guess after reading, I can see how it happened.
The couple's dynamic was electrifying. They had so many dang sparks everytime they were together.
The multitude of supporting characters was great. It really sets you up for the future books in the series. The most anticipated for me would be Motorcycle Man which comes out in May.
I already have not only the other 2 books out in this series, but have now read the first 2 books in the Colorado Mountain series as well. Look for reviews on all of those to come!
AND GO BY THIS BOOK ONLINE! It's amazing!