Review: The Gamble by Kristen Ashley

Posted June 28, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: The Gamble by Kristen Ashley
The Gamble
by Kristen Ashley

4.5 Stars


Released: April 18, 2011
Series: Colorado Mountain #1
Published by Kristen Ashley
Pages: 629
Format: eBook

Even though I had read this before it didn’t stop me from devouring every word, tearing up and laughing at the same parts and generally enjoying the whole experience. ~ Under the Covers

Nina has come to the small town of Gnaw Bone in Colorado to take a time out from her clueless fiancee Niles. What she didn’t expect to find when she reached the beautiful house she had spent a fortune renting was Max, a domineering, annoying, sexy and sweet mountain man.

This was one of my first ever Kristen Ashley reads so I decided to give it a reread… I needed my fix and I was in the mood for a ruggedly sexy mountain man, voila Max! Even though I had read this before it didn’t stop me from devouring every word, tearing up and laughing at the same parts and generally enjoying the whole experience.

I find I am starting to repeat myself in these reviews, but essentially what I love about a KA book is the same. Her gorgeous heroes who are not just men, but MEN, I swear they have ruined me for normal guys, I just keep thinking…what would Max do in this situation…damn you Kristen *shakes fist*. But it isn’t just the sexy alphas she writes so expertly that I love, she injects real heart in to all her books, with every word, sentence and chapter I feel like she has thoroughly enjoyed writing it and has fallen in love with her characters just as much as I have.

Another great book, and the start of what I know is a fabulous series, if you haven’t read any of her books before this is a good one to start with, if you have read her before, you need to get on to the Colorado series!

P.S. I do really need to move to Colorado though, in the world according to Kristen Ashley that seems to be the Alpha Male capital, I am happy to go find out and report back!

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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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Oh how we loooove Kristen Ashley men & I agree they are MEN !! I will go to Colorado with you !
I just started this series & did this & Sweet Dreams. Max yes annoying, but boy he turns around, Nina, what a lucky woman. A KA read always satisfies !

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The second book “Sweet Dreams” is one if my all time favorites. I just love Tatum Jackson & the third & fourth are all real good


Adding to my wishlist…thanks Suz!