Kaleidoscope - Kristen Ashley

[Kaleidoscope + Colorado Mountain #6 + Kristen Ashley + Read Feb 2014 + 2.5★]

 

[Book Description]

  

Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello." His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?

 

It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him...

 

[My Thoughts]

 

✳ 2.5 or 3 stars? I can’t decide!

 

✳ I love Kristen Ashley's books. I always know what to expect from them. That's a good thing. That also can be bad.

 

✳ Well...I read my first K.A.'s book in October 2012 - Mystery Man - and I'm a big fan since then. Some of her books are my favorite - Fire Inside, Rock Chick Redemption, Motorcycle Man, Breathe - but others got a low rating (2 stars) - For You e Rock Chic (both with very annoying and immature heroines).
✳ I love the bossy alpha-male (always sweet) heroes who would do anything for their strong and funny ladies. And, of course, I really enjoy her amusing writing style and her stories are a promise of romance, emotion, action and humor. What's not to like?

 

✳ So what's wrong with this book? While reading Kaleidoscope I had the feeling that I had read this book before - Ok, it's a different plot, but for me the characters had the same personality as the previous ones - nothing to make them stand out. Maybe the boringness? And, let me tell you, I was excited to read Deck's story since I met him in Breath.

✳ Oh, it wasn't all that bad, the book had its good moments, but overall it didn't work for me. 

✳ At 70% I thought: "Yeah, it was worth the waiting! Finally!" and I almost cried! Some heart-breaking moments.
But it only last until the next 13% and then it was back to blah blah blah... whatever... I don't care...
✳ I couldn't connect with Deck and Emme and I didn't feel the passion between them. It wasn't natural.
✳ And what about that epilogue? It was totally rushed and not-incredible!

 

✳ 2.5 stars :(

 

Am I going to read her next books? Yes, because I believe Kristen Ashley is a good writer. In fact, I'm going to read (in the near future) the Fantasyland series - very good reviews!