This is the series that started me on my Kristen Ashley marathon. Her Rock Chick series was recommended, but, I dunno… as I was scrolling through the list of her books, I started on this series instead. I hadn’t even read the premise of the Rock Chick books yet (so it wasn’t about that), but “Tate”, from book #2 in this series, was just… calling to me. And once I started it, I knew I’d end up devouring all of her books. It was AWESOME!!! Addictive, and you end up really caring for the main characters and their entourage. In all actuality, I had no idea he (Tate) was part of a series, so I sorta started in the middle, but no biggie! While they all occur in roughly the same “area”, each story stands on it’s own.
Basically, these are some hardcore alpha males!! And *wow* simply out of this word, in their intensity. Bad-boys for sure, and so often infuriating in their demeanor and bossiness, but you can’t help but fall for each one, and neither can the heroines.
As per Nicola, another fellow reader (and bad-boy enthusiast ):
“… I loved all the characters again and the writing was so descriptive that I fell in love with that place!”
About the series, as per the author:
“… I’ll be exploring important subtexts. The Gamble was overcoming mourning and suicide, Sweet Dreams was self-discovery and believing in yourself no matter what crazy decisions you made to screw up your life. Lady Luck will delve into racial issues.”
- The Gamble (Colorado Mountain)
- Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain) <— *squeeeeee!!!* Tate’s book (he’s also one of my #1 heroes, now)
- Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain)
- Breathe (Colorado Mountain) (Chace and Faye’s story)
- Jagged (Reece’s story) – expected release date November 5th 2013
Author Kristen Ashley just posted this on her Facebook today (July 24th 2012):
“Just want to announce now that the book is out that I’ve decided to add two more books to this series (eventually). Deke Hightower and Jacob Decker will get their stories told in the Colorado Mountains. More Mountain Man Goodness coming your way!
“It was about Driver’s very few words, his actions, his decisions and what was going on behind his eyes, not his facial expressions, his eyes that drew you in and made you cheer him on. I found it remarkable.”
and here are some tidbits about the series, so far:
(the author says that Ty was sort of inspired by Dwayne Johnson – as “Driver” from the movie “Driven”) …”And from that fascination, Ty was born.”
she also commented on her Facebook that there will be TWO more in this series:
“…yes, two more (for now, but may grow) for the Colorado Mountain series, back to Carnal for Chace and Faye’s story and then over to Gnaw Bone for Reece’s story (Reece, by the way, you meet in The ‘Burg series, in For You… he’s Feb’s friend).”