Kristen Ashley – Colorado Mountain Series Reading Order

by Maryse on November 23, 2011 · 23 comments

in Bad Boys & Rock Stars, Kristen Ashley, Reading Order Guide:

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.”


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.”

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

patricia November 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

I so so am in love with this book love the series. The only thing that is bothering me is the entourag. Well she makes you fall in love but then that’s it. I want to know more about them. I am sad because that’s it….I love the whole damn town I want to move to carnal……….I. want jim billy to get some hea…..all of them…..I still flippin obessed crazy in love but still wander what do you think MAryse cause so far there is no more of the entourage in that series

Maryse November 23, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Patricia! I know. Everyone is just so important to the series, and were so supportive of both or ‘em. But I hear that Ty’s book (#3) actually shares many of the same “friends” so maybe their lives continue in that book?

I know I’m on book#1 right now, and I adore that group, too. Especially “Cotton”. He is just so ALIVE, I can see him in my head perfectly, hear him…

Nicola November 24, 2011 at 1:30 AM

Am just starting Lady Luck….good to hear some of the other characters are in it as I agree in the first 2 books the other characters are fab and I want to know what happens to them too,…guess we get kind of spoilt in alot of these other series where everyone gets to have their own book!! Nx

Tina November 26, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Just finished The Gamble, so all I’ve read all three now. My eyes need a rest.

Em November 26, 2011 at 3:00 PM

GAH!!! Just went over to Amazon and got Sweet Dreams!! Looks fantastic! Should be on my kindle in less than a minute….why does that suddenly feel too long to wait!! Hehehehehehe :)

Thanks for the rec!


Maryse November 28, 2011 at 10:23 PM

LOL! Your eyes need a rest, but you’ve since started her Rock Chick series. I’m right there with you.

LisaLouWho December 29, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Just finished The Gamble yesterday and started reading Sweet Dreams immediately afterward. I fell in love with Max and I’m falling even deeper for Tate! I want a mountain man!!

Mary Beth Provence February 29, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I have decided we must have been separated at birth with our reading obsessions. I started reading Sweet Dreams yesterday, as per your recommendation of stuff to read after Beautiful Disaster, and could not put it down. Keep the good reviews and recommendations coming!

nancy June 14, 2012 at 9:58 AM

could you please update me with the latest books coz it seems like ur reading taste is same as mine…… by the way love ur book reviews…. its like u are reading my mind!lol

Maryse June 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Nancy – did you mean the latest books on this reading order guide (as I do believe it’s to date). Or did you mean in general?

Amy July 24, 2012 at 5:07 PM

I am so grateful to have found your site! Your recommendations are wonderful. I just recently read the first 3 in this series and all I can say is thank you! I probably never would have given them the time of day if I hadn’t read your blog. I’m about to start reading Breathe and I feel like a kid at Christmas. Thanks again!

Angela Gray aka Pinklady July 26, 2012 at 6:01 AM

KA is the best!!! So excited for this book! Half way thru and loving every single minute! Not only are Chace & Faye awesome, KA also mentions my niece Ella Mae Bowen and her “Holding Out For a Her” in it multiple time!! Sqeeeeee moment for me! Thank you Maryse for turning me on to KA in the first place! You rock! Can’t wait for the next two!!!

R McG July 31, 2012 at 5:19 PM

OK I just finished Sweet Dreams (after reading your recommendation) and LOVED it! I love Tate’s dialogue (“Babe-”). :) So I started this series with Book #2. What is the next best one?

Maryse July 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Keep going!! One of my favorite series. I started with #2, and it didn’t “break” anything. Book #1 is great too, but doesn’t overlap much with the other books.

Ashy Khan August 1, 2012 at 9:38 AM

OMG, I just finished reading Breathe, Im literally dying for the next installment! Eep! Awesome series, deffo a keeper for the Kindle :D

Maura August 13, 2012 at 5:30 AM

Downloaded Breathe and decided to re-read the others to catch up again on the characters of Carnal – On lady Luck now – the first two were even better the second time round.

marcey August 16, 2012 at 4:39 AM

just finished all 4 books loved the stories loved how they all came together in the last book to…………. well youall will find out. cant wait for the next tow Marcey

marcey August 16, 2012 at 4:40 AM

am starting the burgh series right now.

Maura August 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I am not feeling the love for Breathe … actually stopped reading and started another book – very unusual for me and Ms Ashley. Need some more angst like we had with Ty!!

Pamela June 20, 2013 at 12:04 PM

This is the first time I leave a comment and I would like to say WOW!! I love your site it is awsome. And I just came upon this series and loved it My favorite so far is Ty.

She July 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM

I loved this series. I was reticent to read it but I’m happy I finally broke doen and got all 4 (so far) books via Kindle (and read them in 4 days!) … There are surprises in every book; things that can make you cry & laugh and squeeeeeeeeeeel with extreme excitement

EMH May 30, 2016 at 9:28 PM

Where has KA been all my life? Just happened upon her books and now I am obsessed!! Started w Colorado and am now moving on to Rock Chicks (although that Joe Callahan seems pretty irresistible). So far I’ve got a huge crush on Ty but Deck/Jacob is no slouch.
Thanks for the info and reviews. Your site is great!!

Maryse May 30, 2016 at 9:51 PM

I’m thrilled you’ve found KA (and us!!) and my KA favs are Tate, Ty, Joe and Hawk. Oh my… Hawk (Mystery Man). Oh he made me SO mad!!!! LOVED IT!

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