New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new novel in her River Rain series…
From a very young age, Chloe Pierce was trained to look after the ones she loved.
And she was trained by the best.
But when the man who looked after her was no longer there, Chloe is cast adrift—just as the very foundation of her life crumbled to pieces.
Then she runs into tall, lanky, unpretentious Judge Oakley, her exact opposite. She shops. He hikes. She drinks pink ladies. He drinks beer. She’s a city girl. He’s a mountain guy.
Obviously, this means they have a blowout fight upon meeting. Their second encounter doesn’t go a lot better.
Judge is loving the challenge. Chloe is everything he doesn’t want in a woman, but he can’t stop finding ways to spend time with her. He knows she’s dealing with loss and change.
He just doesn’t know how deep that goes. Or how ingrained it is for Chloe to care for those who have a place in her heart, how hard it will be to trust anyone to look after her…
And how much harder it is when it’s his turn.
The Kristen Ashley I loved is back!!!
Totally worth the time and money. Fully developed characters and relationships before the sex. Interesting secondary characters. All the fashion, interior decorating, and food, plus local color you can want. Loved the little peaks at the Burg and Colorado books. I think Rhys is already my favorite character.
Politics on the side….
First let me just say that I love KA! She has been my ride or die since Rock Chicks showed up on the free Indie sites way back at the beginning of her writing career. And I’ve purchased all her books once she went to publishing. But Chasing Serenity was not a “get lost in the romance fantasy world” of a true KA contemporary romance world. That’s the thing I love most about her worlds, they’re a place to escape too and sigh at the meet cute or sexy love scenes. This world was full of real world agendas or platforms that interrupted the flow of her actual romantic story line. It made the story disjointed and difficult to maintain a connection with the main characters. I could understand a small backstory intro but after that stick with the fantasy.
Chloe and Judge have potential and I hope we get to see more of Chloe’s possible match making schemes along with Judge keeping her out of too much trouble. Unfortunately their story was lack luster and tiresome.
I read contemporary romance for the fantasy. Please keep the political banter and agendas out of them. We get enough of that everywhere else. Sorry for the brutal but not sorry because I was sadly dissatisfied.
Already love this series
Okay let’s start with the FABULOUS cocoroco! How can you not love her? Yes she pushes away the equally FABULOUS and also dashing Judge but it was so great to see his persistence of Chloe. You have to read after the climb to understand Corey Szabo and all he meant to the pierce family. So it was understandable why Chloe struggled with letting herself go to Judge at first. But after she does it’s all vintage KA! The dates, the amazing love scenes, the banter between the couple. I really loved the family dynamic in this book as well. Seeing how close Chloe is to her family and vice versa and seeing how Judge grew up so much differently than Chloe did. I CANNOT WAIT FOR RIX’s story!!!