Review: Golden Trail by Kristen Ashley

Posted June 24, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Golden Trail by Kristen Ashley
Golden Trail
by Kristen Ashley

3.5 Stars


Released: July 5, 2011
Series: The 'Burg #3
Published by Self Published
Pages: 611
Format: eBook

Raquel “Rocky” Merrick walked away from Tanner Layne without ever giving an explanation, but 18 years later, Layne has an ex wife and two boys, but he still can’t get Rocky out of his head. Especially when she starts planning something crazy and dangerous, something that weeks earlier got him shot 3 times. Determined to stop her doing something risky he comes up with a plan that will not only help him catch the bad guy, but also get him close to Rocky again.

This has got to be the only book of Kristen Ashley’s I have read where it is entirely from the guy’s POV. For me, this was a double edged sword, I liked seeing things from the guys perspective for once, and I got to know Layne a lot better then I would normally know the hero of the story, but although I liked Rocky, I never felt a big connection with her like I did Vi and Feb in the previous books. We definitely needed a big scoop of Rocky in this book.

What was great about this book though was, seeing Layne’s relationship grow not only with Rocky, but with Jasper and Tripp as well, Layne’s teenage sons. They were such a great family unit and damn do they grow teenage boys like that in America? I don’t remember any guys as hot and as sweet as Jas and Tripp in my school! I loved that we got a little romance going on with Jasper and Keira, Vi’s daughter from At Peace, I love a secondary romance, even if it was only a small one.

This book also had a lot more action and suspense stuff in it. I think this is a by product of it being entirely from Layne’s POV. We got to see all he was doing to bring down the bad guys, when normally if it was from Rocky’s POV that wouldn’t happen as we all know that KA’s uber manly alpha males do their best to keep their women out of the action, and Layne was no different.

Golden Trail wasn’t my favourite in the series, but it was still a fantastic read and I enjoyed every word.

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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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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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Interesting. I’ve been seeing this authors’a name pop up a lot recently. I’m going to have to check out her books.

Kathleen O
Kathleen O

I have never read this author, but I think this a good one to start with…

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose

I haven’t read this series and its new to me. Thanks for the intro and review!

Maria D.
Maria D.

Good review, I haven’t read this series and I’m not sure how I feel about reading a book from the guy’s POV but it does sound different.