"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!"---Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author
Is love in the cards?
Since birth, Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. Orphaned at an early age, she had a rough childhood and a boyfriend who was murdered. Now the beautiful, stylish Lexie is determined to change her luck and her life. But first she's got to make good on a promise: to pick up Ty Walker from prison. One look at the gorgeous ex-convict and Lexie knows she's in trouble--and already thinking about taking a walk on the wild side . . .
For five years, Ty was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Now he wants revenge on the people who framed him. Yet when the high-stakes poker player sees the leggy Lexie, he suddenly has other desires on his mind. Realizing that Ty is innocent, Lexie tries to stop his plan for vengeance and help him become a better man. But as Ty battles his inner demons, dirty cops and criminals plot to take him out. Can he and Lexie find a way to escape the past?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This installment of Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain series is a brassy, sexy story about two people with hard lives and no reason to trust the future...or each other. After a miserable childhood and some bad choices, Lexie is finally turning her life around, but then she reluctantly agrees to pick up a stranger named Ty, who has just been released from prison. One quickie Vegas marriage later, the passionate couple is making a fresh start in small-town Colorado when their pasts catch up with them. Ashley makes the newlyweds’ hard-luck tale oddly inspiring—not to mention extra frisky.
Ashley's gritty third Colorado Mountain contemporary western (after Sweet Dreams) is lengthy but surprisingly fast-paced. Ex-con Ty Walker has vowed vengeance on the people who framed him. Gorgeous clotheshorse Lexie Berry is forced to do a favor for Shift, her deceased boyfriend's scummy best friend, and picks up Ty after he is released from prison. What Shift didn't tell Lexie is that he promised to set Ty up with a temporary wife so that he can return to Colorado and embark on his plan for revenge. After Ty explains and offers Lexie $50,000, she agrees to marry him, planning to use the money to start over once Ty's "business" is concluded and they divorce. They head to Ty's home in Carnal, Colo., where he resumes his former life and tries to keep his distance from her. Sizzling sex and a healthy dose of mystery will keep readers enthralled, though the heaps of profanity may not sit well with fans of sweeter romances.