Looking for more authors like Kristen Ashley? Buckle up! Here are five authors who deliver the same swoon-worthy heroes, strong heroines, and all the feels. If you’re a KA fan, these authors will keep your reading list packed and your heart happy. Let’s dive in and find your next book boyfriend!

Originally posted May 3, 2017. Last updated June 20, 2024

5 Authors to read Like Kristen Ashley

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5 Authors You’ll Love If You Like Kristen Ashley

I am a huge fan of Kristen Ashley and I’m not the only one. She seemed to explode into the romance community and most people have at least given one of her books a try. Her mixture of uber-alpha heroes with an allergy to personal pronouns in favor of endearments and story lines that go into the everyday almost as much as the main plot line have a Marmite type of affect on people; you either love it or hate it. But, whatever your opinion, you can’t deny Ashley’s popularity.

This popularity has left readers with a hankering for something just as tasty as what Ashley has to offer. As one of those people who fell in love with Kristen Ashley, I can relate. Her books – especially her earlier works – charmed me.

Here at UTC, we can be a little old skool. Most of our favourite authors have been around for years and not many new series make it into our auto-buy lists. So, we love doing these posts to not only help us find new things, but also allow others to find older series that perhaps they haven’t encountered before but which we still hold dear to our heart.

So here are some authors we’ve read that fit perfectly with the KA vibe and I think if you like Kristen Ashley, you probably will love them too.

Hyde series by Layla Frost

Layla Frost

Layla Frost is a new discovery, a book I bought on a whim and straight away it made me think of Kristen Ashley. Not the story, but the feel of it, the uber alpha male, the quirky, innocent type of heroine. It was a fun book and if you do like Kristen Ashley, I highly recommend that you give Frost a try.

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Jamison Valley series by Devney Perry

Devney Perry

The first book I picked up by Devney Perry, The Coppersmith Farmhouse, gave me BIG Kristen Ashley vibes. The small town suspense, the single mother escaping to a small town farmhouse and finding the sexiest and sometimes too much to handle sheriff.

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Sutter Lake series by Catherine Cowles

Catherine Cowles

The Sutter Lake series by Catherine Cowles has that small-town charm, suspense, and heart-tugging romance. It’s like KA’s alpha heroes, but with a dash of extra small-town coziness. Trust me, you’ll be hooked faster than you can say swoon!

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Until series by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Aurora Rose Reynolds

Don’t we all love Kristen Ashley’s alpha males? Meet the Until series by Aurora Rose Reynolds. It’s packed with steamy, insta-love romances that’ll make you blush and laugh. Think KA’s intense passion, but with a sprinkle of Southern charm and a side of aww moments. You won’t be able to put it down!

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Deep Ops series by Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

And for a dash of sizzling suspense, dive into Rebecca Zanetti’s Deep Ops series. It’s got all the action, romance, and humor you crave, with a quirky team that’s as badass as they are lovable. Found family, alpha heroes and strong heroines. Think KA vibes with a side of covert ops and a sprinkle of snark.

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Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich

Yes, I’m giving you a bonus here! Janet Evanovich is not a romance author although you’ll find romance throughout her series as a minor plot point. But what you can get is the chaotic KA vibe. The sense of found family in the Stephanie Plum series is endearing, the characters are more than lovable and there is probably going to be an explosion of some kind at least every other book. Plus, in an interview we did with Kristen Ashley years ago we asked her for a character from another authors series that Indy and her Rock Chicks would hang out with. Any character! And she picked Lula from the Stephanie Plum series (read the interview here). Plus Ranger is totally a Kristen Ashley alpha male. I think it’s safe to say if you like Rock Chick, you’ll love Stephanie Plum.

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There you have it—five amazing authors (plus a bonus one) to check out if you’re craving more books like Kristen Ashley’s. Have a favorite author who gives you those same feels? Drop a comment below and share your go-to reads! We’re always on the lookout for more book boyfriends and epic love stories.

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