Thursday, November 12, 2015

Book Review: Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain Book 6) by Kristen Ashley

(Colorado Mountain Book 6) 
by Kristen Ashley

Series: Colorado Mountain (Book 6)
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Forever; Reissue edition (December 16, 2014)

Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 14 hours and 2 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Hachette Audio Release Date: December 16, 2014

Ratings: ★ ★ ★   

My thoughts:

I thought I'd be writing a fantastic 5-star book review since I loved the first half of the book. The story was as intense, engaging as Ms. Ashley's other books but it went downhill reading the second half. She did a good job in writing a plausible conflict and solution (character's relationship) just that I was expecting more, some drama/action relating to Emme's ex. I expected probably because her other books all have that (esp Tate and Lauren's story - Sweet Dreams).  

I could also have added one more star up there because I truly loved Deck but I hated Emme's character. Well, at first she seemed like a relatable and likeable character. She used to be a very strong-willed woman during the start of their relationship but eventually, it was revealed that she is weak. She's  like a teenager who doesn't really know what she wants in life.

As always, there is HEA. Not just for Emme and Deck but you'll also get to see other Colorado series characters here. I believe that's because this is the final Colorado book.

About the book:

When old friends become new lovers...anything can happen.

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 . 

About the author:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!). 

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. 

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better. 


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