ARC Review: The Slow Burn by Kristen Ashley

Posted May 1, 2019 by Pilar in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: The Slow Burn by Kristen Ashley
The Slow Burn
by Kristen Ashley

5 Stars


Released: April 30th 2019
Series: Moonlight and Motor Oil #2
Published by Self Published
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“…another wonderful love, fun, and sexy, filled ride.”
~ Under the Covers

For those who may have come across one of my reviews highlighting one of the amazing works by Kristen Ashley it should come as no surprise that I sang happy happy joy joy when The Slow Burn appeared on my kindle. I often, or always really, rave about the many works of the great KA. What has me so excited is that The Slow Burn is the second and last book in the Moonlight and Motor Oil series.

Often, I think that to those for whom Kristen Ashley is a new-to-you author, the entwining of characters and series amongst her extensive and wonderful backlist must seem overwhelming. The Moonlight and Motor Oil Series provides the perfect opportunity to open yourself up to the wonders of the word weaving magical talents of Kristen Ashley with just 2 volumes. As they are standalones you do not need to read anything else. I warn you after you take the dive into this series you will be grateful there are so many wonderful releases on her backlist available to continue your new found love affair.

The Slow Burn features the story of Tobias and Adeline. He is a hero to warm the soul and you will fall in love with him and even more the way he loves Adeline, baby Brooks, and all of those who are fortunate to be part of his inner circle. Adeline is a strong woman, mother, sister, lover who will have you rooting for her happiness upon first glance. The Slow Burn is heartwarming, sexy and sweet; it is just EVERYTHING THAT AN AWESOME ROMANCE should be. The Gamble brothers are so very delicious. I should also say its an exceptional example of many types of love stories. Love amongst your family, your friends, your soulmate. To be loved by a Gamble man or a Forrester woman is to be oh so blessed.

At the end of my review of The Hook Up, the first book in the Moonlight and Motor Oil Series, I wondered how long Ms. Ashley would make us wait for Toby and Addie’s story, all I can say is it was SO WORTH THE WAIT! Thank you, KA, for another wonderful love, fun, and sexy, filled ride. You hit all the marks and still so many books and years later your words still give me all the feels and delight my soul.

As always, I am leaving a link to Kristen Ashley’s website and reading order list. Anyone who has been hesitating taking the jump, just close your eyes and leap, you will be oh so happy that you did.


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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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I am an “X” year old hotel executive lover of all things romance (It was instilled in me that after age 20 a lady should never reveal her age, lol). My love of romance began with Spanish telenovelas at a young age. I spent great spans of time with my grandparents who did not speak English and became engrossed in the world of telenovelas as they were always playing on the TV in their home. In my teens some of my first ventures into romance were Forever by Judy Blume, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. With the passage of time when I went to college I read anything that was available in the limited market, and romance section at the local B&N. My first favorites were by Jude Deveraux, Judith McNaught, Johanna Lindsey, Linda Lael Miller, Amanda Quick aka Jayne Ann Krentz, and Sandra Brown.

I go through genre phases at times but will read just about anything romance with the exception of NA/YA which I tend to stay away from. I have read some romances with MM roles however it is not what I prefer unless there is a Menage MMF relationship. The vast availability of talented work by so many authors and all at the click of a button make it feel like it’s Christmas every day and my wallet feels it as well, though sometimes some books I buy feel like lumps of coal in my stocking. I am trying to get on track with using Goodreads so I can keep it all straight. I live for the moments when I can lay in the sun on a beautiful island destination with my family, a tropical drink nearby, and my trusty paperwhite in hand, or just spending quality time with great friends, family or a book on my nook or kindle!

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Amy R

I need to read this, thanks for the review.


I’m not a big fan of this author but these characters sound amazing.

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose

Can’t wait! But, I still need to read book one first.


Thanks for the rec Pilar