ARC Review: Jagged by Kristen Ashley

Posted November 5, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 9 Comments

ARC Review: Jagged by Kristen Ashley

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ARC Review: Jagged by Kristen Ashley

5 Stars


Jagged
Author: Kristen Ashley
Series: Colorado Mountain #5
Published by Forever
Released: November 5, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 345
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

 

It gets harder and harder to review Kristen Ashley books, I feel I am repeating myself over and over again; boring everyone with my raving fan girl verbal drool ~ Under the Covers

Zara Cinders has been in love with Graham “Ham” Reece for a long time, but his lifestyle rolling from place to place, woman to woman doesn’t seem likely to change. So she settles, doing the hardest thing she has ever done and cutting Ham out of her life for good. When Zara’s life she settled for crumbles, Ham comes back determined never to let her walk away from him again.

It gets harder and harder to review Kristen Ashley books, I feel I am repeating myself over and over again; boring everyone with my raving fan girl verbal drool. But I can’t help it. Every time I open up one of her books, and Jagged is no exception, I am transported to my happy place where the guys are all hot ‘n alpha and the gals are funny ‘n feisty.

There is something though that I need to get this out of my system; the one thing that bugged me about this book. Ham. What kind of nick name is Ham? Ham just isn’t sexy, I kept just wanting to watch Babe whilst eating a sandwich, a ham sandwich. So in the end in my head I nicknamed him Gray. But name niggle aside, I really liked him he was sexy, he was alpha and although he wasn’t my favourite KA hero, he rocked my world whilst I was reading this. As did Zara, she was another great heroine, funny and smart I really liked her. I liked that she had the strength to walk away from Graham when she knew he wouldn’t give her what she wanted.

Together Graham and Zara were a great couple, but I also liked seeing characters from other books in Jagged.  One of the best things, apart from the fabulous romance, about a KA book is the array of warm and funny secondary characters, or previous characters that appear in the book. Reading her books is like being invited back into a close family as you reacquaint yourself with all the eccentric characters that populate the KA universe.

Again I am repeating myself, but this was another great book from Kristen Ashley, it had a sweet and steamy romance; heart warming moments and laughs and she has left me on tenterhooks waiting for her next book.

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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 accessorise 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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Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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9 responses to “ARC Review: Jagged by Kristen Ashley

  1. Suz – I know what you mean about writing reviews for Miss Ashley. It really is hard to try to write something constructive instead of just totally fangirling all over the place. I mean there really isn’t much else to say about her. Kristen Ashley is just awesome and in a league of her own. I honestly have not read one book of hers that I did not absolutely love.

  2. lisa w

    I have so many KA books on my TBR– I need to get moving! Any suggestions for what would be the best?

  3. Sophia Rose

    Repeat away! I like these too and I feel like I keep saying the same excited adjectives to describe them. Thanks!

  4. Ann S.

    I have been reading more contemporary romances lately and I am looking for some variety in the authors I usually read. I think Kristen Ashley is one I need to check out and I love the fact that this is a series.

  5. Amy R

    I am a new KA reader, I have purchased a number of her back list but decided to go back to Mystery Man after reading the series spinoff. So far I have enjoyed what I have read and Shy Cage is in my top for alphas.

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