The Gamble by Kristen Ashley
Date Read: August 2015
Genre: Romance, Suspense
Love is the greatest gamble of all . . .
Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.
The owner of the house, Holden "Max" Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded lovebirds think about taking a chance on a relationship, a dangerous secret from Max's past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.
Series: Colorado Mountain #1
Also by this author: Fire Inside, Mystery Man, Wild Man, Law Man, Motorcycle Man, Own the Wind, Rock Chick, Rock Chick Rescue, Rock Chick Redemption, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Reckoning, Ride Steady, Knight br> br>
JUST A NOTE: These are books that I have Snagged @ The Library . Some of the reviews will be long and others will just be quick thoughts on the story.
Read for Fun (Library Book)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00
First Thought when Finished: The Gamble by Kristen Ashley was hands down my favorite book by the author. So good from beginning to end!
Quick Thoughts: Honestly y’all this rabbit hole reading of Kristen Ashley has gotten out of hand. Since May I have read all of Chaos (what is out), Mystery Men, Rock Chicks (1 to 5), Crazy Men aka whatever Knight’s series is, and now this. This was my favorite book to date and while my road with Kristen has been rocky–this is everything I love about her storytelling. Alpha Male (boy was Max alpha–my stepmom is not a fan of him but I love him), Strong Female (Nina was toe-to-toe with everyone not just Max), and emotional gut wrenching (yes at times over the top) storytelling that just made me not want to put down this tome of a book (we are talking The North and The South or Gone with the Wind size proportions). Further down the rabbit hole I go where I know sometimes I will love the characters and other times want to hire Hawk to string them up by their toes.
Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! Reviews
PS: I still dislike most of her covers though this one is among the worst!
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