Currently Reading – Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley

by Maryse on November 19, 2011 · 27 comments

in Kristen Ashley, What I am reading today

Sweet Dreams
BAD BOY ALERT!!! Ok I think I found one!!!! Another (older?) Brian/Travis type and WOW. It’s a long book, I can tell, and I’m SO into it (a little over a quarter of the way in and I’ve been reading for awhile now). I posted this on my Facebook, and figured I’d post it here, too.

If you want to indulge with me, here’s what I wrote ;)

“Ohhhhh I found one. Oh my he’s awesome. Nothing’s really happening yet and yet, I can’t put it down cause everything is happening. So far, so amazing. Alpha and awesome and brooding like no other. Like another Brian but more alpha. Infuriating and possessive yet so unbelievably sweet but in his way. You guys… Wow.”

and then…

“O.M.G. Whoooooooo! Just so…

…The tension is off the charts!”

and then…

Okay ;) I’m letting ya’all in early again – so we got a bad-ass, bad-boy, ex-cop, bounty hunter, motorcycle riding, bartending, uber-tattoo’d awesomely AWESOME BDB style ‘tude guy, and (more like him in his town), and some serious ALPHA stuff going on. Possible love triangles on a few levels (I am wondering if he’s gonna tick me off real bad later)… The stuff he says can both make you SO mad, and then turn around and make you swoon – but his “romantic” is so NOT. AND SO is. It’s how he talks. *sigh* I HEART him!!! His name is Tate.”

So that’s all I got. Wanna read along? ;) Looks like it’s a series too, so if this one is as promising as I think it is, we might have a lot more fun ahead of us!

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Lucia November 19, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Ok…you’ve convinced me to read along. :) Thanks again for another great book selection! Oh yeah, more thanks for the “what to read after Beautiful Disaster” link. I think i’ve read every suggestion you gave. I’m currently finishing up City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane. What a great series! Eeks…I’m a Terrible junkie now and won’t have a fix for a few more months! Can’t wait to get started on Sweet Dreams! It sounds delicious!! :D

Maryse November 19, 2011 at 6:59 PM


So glad you love Terrible like I did. That graveyard scene, though… Right? I’m still loving “Sweet Dreams” and have about 20% to go…. *sigh* I’m gonna miss Tate.

Tina November 20, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Ok M, I’m reading this one with ya. 20% in at this point.

Nicola November 20, 2011 at 1:46 AM

Just downloaded it to my glowing hot kindle (thanks to you LOL)….here I go… ;0) Nx

Nicola November 20, 2011 at 1:48 AM

Just downloaded it to my glowing hot kindle (thanks to you LOL!)…here I go ;0) Nx

Karen November 20, 2011 at 3:51 AM

Loved, loved, loved Sweet Dreams!!!! It is almost 3 a.m. and I just finished it. The next in the series is “The Gamble”, same series. Will start it tomorrow as my husband is going out of town. Thanks for your great website!

patricia November 20, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Shut the front door………I think I got booklash from all the excitement I can’t stop I am at 30% should she shouldn’t she did he didn’t he wow………brian\travis dead on.

Nicola November 20, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Well, am halfway through…and I love it…I literally can’t put it down but don’t want it to end either…what a ride (and how lush is Tate!!!)….Nx

patricia November 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Is it wrong that I seriously debated not to go see breaking dawn…..because I wanted to keep reading this book one minute I am like awwwww the next I wanna smack him in the you know where………..andhe makes me nuts……crap…….I think I love him

Sam November 20, 2011 at 5:51 PM

I just finished this and I want more. Tate has officially been added to my boyfriend list.

Penny November 20, 2011 at 8:21 PM

This author is amazing I have read everything she has written and have never, not once closed a book unsatisfied. Tate is an awesome character and Lauren is very real and you feel like you know her.

if you liked this one deff read the rest as they all have the same sort of alpha hot guy thing going on. Kristen’s Rock chick series is worth checking out and is the only one of her books that are brought out in book form.

my personal fave is At Peace. It’s connected to another series and Joe is the ultimate Alpha hot guy if I could bring any character in any book to life it would be him( and I wouldn’t leave the guy alone! I’d just hang off his arm marveling at his awesomeness ….he is an alpha hot guy he can handle it!)

Lucia November 21, 2011 at 12:48 AM

Ok, I devoured this book and I have mixed feelings. I loved Tate, but Lauren had it spot on–the guy can be a total jackhole sometimes. :) Anyway, that said, I will be checking out more from this author. She had me captivated with the dynamic of their relationship, Jonas, not to mention the other personalities in the town. I need more…

So, what’s up next Maryse? Inquiring minds wanna know. :)

Nicola November 21, 2011 at 6:46 AM

Got to say that this book was a ‘spot on’ recommendation! I loved all the main characters which is rare and even though it seemed to go on forever it finished way to soon. What a fab read and despite some of his ‘minor’ faults..LOL…Tate is without doubt one of my most favourite alpha male bad boys!!!! Nx

Melissa November 21, 2011 at 8:51 AM

More than half way through and so loving this book! I find myself grinning like an idiot while I read and my husband thinks it’s hilarious. Absolutely love the scene from the hospital when she stands up to that nasty ex-husband of hers. Not finished yet, but this is already one of my favorite authors. Tried to reccomend to a friend and she said “I can’t read romance novels, they make me hate my husband” lol. Her loss! This is great :) Thanks!

bookster November 21, 2011 at 10:14 AM

oh my gosh that romance books makes me hate my husband is hilarious!!!!

Melissa November 21, 2011 at 12:21 PM

bookster- I know, it’s so true!! There have been a few times when my husband caught me glaring at him after a good chapter hahaha

Maryse November 21, 2011 at 12:27 PM

I’m with Bookster!! That is so freakin’ funny, Melissa! There were plenty of glare-worthy moments, that’s for sure!

Maryse November 21, 2011 at 12:28 PM

I’m so glad you enjoyed it, guys!!

Nicola – he’s one of my #1′s too, now. It seems like I have quite a few of ‘em, but considering all of the heroes I’ve read in the last two years, they are few and far between, at the top.

Maryse November 21, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Oh Lucia!!

“Jackhole” made me laugh – that is awesome. And you were quite correct with that ;)

Maryse November 21, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Karen? Have you started her other one yet. I think I’m gonna read it tonight.

Maryse November 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Sam – he’s one of mine too, now :) I’m gonna have to make another list! LOL!

Carrie November 21, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Penny ~ Joe Callahan is HOT. I love me some Tate but lordy mercy Joe takes the win! “At Peace” made me cry more than once.

Maryse ~ Love your blog!

Maryse November 21, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Carrie! That was the other one I was contemplating! The scarred angry hot alpha who breaks her heart? I almost got that one tonight instead of Max’s book…

Arghhhhh if you say better then Tate, and I kinda wondered if he might be, i want it now.

Carrie November 22, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Girl you gotta get you some Joe Callahan. He’s broken. And the Winter’s Girls make him whole. The ‘Burg series is good. I didn’t really “get into” the first one (For You) because Sweet Dreams was just so much better. And the 3rd, Golden Trail, is better than For You but not as good for me as Sweet Dreams and At Peace.

The Gamble was good… (Max’s story) but no where as hot as Tate or Joe.

Laycie November 22, 2011 at 4:17 AM

Have read all of Kristens books and they are all equally as brilliant. She even has some paranormal ones. Have communicated via email and she is really sweet. Love her. I wanna be in the Rock Chick tribe!


Maryse November 22, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Joe Callahan is next for me!! I already downloaded him.

I’ll finish Max (poor, him – as amazing as he is, I fear he doesn’t stand a chance). I normally like my book bad-boys with a side of “tortured”, and Max seems too normal (other than his big ol’ bossy side).


Maryse November 23, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Laycie. I’m gonna plow through her books for the entire week!! Maybe more if I don’t need an “Alpha break” (which, in all honestly, I doubt I will – love the alphas too much).

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