In this steamy, addictive contemporary romance spinning off the New York Times bestselling Dream Man and Rock Chick series, Ryn Jansen must put her trust in the one man she wants -- and the one man she can't let herself have.
Ryn Jansen has no interest in taking a risk on Boone Sadler. Thanks to a long list of men who've done nothing but let her down, Ryn vows to stay far away from the caring, protective commando. And when Boone confronts Ryn with evidence that her loved ones are conning her, Ryn is less than thrilled -- with her family and Boone. But even as Boone proves he's the kind of guy to meet her every need, she doesn't trust him to stay when life gets hard . . .
Boone Sadler's never been one to back down from a challenge. He's determined to show the funny, sexy Ryn that the irresistible connection between them is worth exploring. But caring for Ryn's heart and body becomes a matter of life and death when Ryn's beloved niece and nephew are put in danger and dirty cops begin gunning for Ryn. Soon Boone realizes their romance is in danger of more than heartbreak -- and to have any future together, they'll have to put their trust in each other.
Fans of Ashley's Denver-set romantic suspense novels filled with lawmen, bikers, PIs, and strippers, will be satisfied if not blown away by this solid second entry in her Dream Team series. Stripper Ryn Jansen dreams of being a house flipper, but regularly puts her aspirations on the back burner in order to financially support her niece and nephew. When security expert Boone Sadler a "commando" Ryn knows through her colleague Evie, the protagonist of Dream Maker learns that Ryn's sister-in-law uses Ryn's monetary contributions for massages and retail therapy rather than food and field trips, it sets the stage for Ryn to re-evaluate her familial relationships. Simultaneously, the bad guy who kidnapped Ryn in the previous book tracks her down once more, pushing forward a series-serving plot about Boone and his team's investigation of a crew of dirty cops. On top of the drama, Ashley devotes plenty of space to the light BDSM relationship that develops between Boone and Ryn, who don't take long to settle into domestic bliss. It's a lot to juggle and at times the story feels overcrowded, but series fans will be pleased to return to this high-octane world and check in with familiar faces. \n
I'm so happy that this spinoff is living up to everything I loved about the Rock Chick Series. Not only do we get the perfect spinoff, but we also get to see all the old crews from the Rock chicks and their hot bunch, to the Chaos crew and even mentions of Knight.
I'm a big fan of the group of girls that have your back, and the group of guys that will go all in to help protect. It makes for any drama that happens well worth it when you see all of them group together when one is in trouble. Plus there is always some form of funny antics going on with the woman.
I was a big fan of Ryn right from the start. I won't lie and say I wasn't worried about her and Boone when she turned him down in book one, but what that inevitably showed us was a woman who expected more and relayed that in one of the best ways I've seen in a book. I won't say much more than that so you can experience it for yourself.
Ryn was just an all around likable heroine even if she had some baggage with her family. I respected her and I like how she communicated with Boone. Boone had a bit of a rough start with me but quickly turned that around. He has just as much baggage as Ryn has and like I mentioned above, it was that rough start that showed why Ryn initially turned him down and what she expected. It was so worth it.
I loved it and I want more!
First off I must say I am a huge fan of Kristen Ashley books. Don’t mind her following her muse in whatever direction it takes to get a good story. And she tells great stories. But this one was a yawner. I kept waiting for something to happen, for the story to start and it just never did. Instead there were pages of Ryn liking white meat chicken and Boone liking thigh meat chicken and how they both liked lots of ketchup. I kid you not. This is the entire story line.
And I struggled with the main female character. She was suppose to be this tough, independent take care of everyone else female, but she came off as more immature and ditzy. An example is Ryn’s conversation with Boone about whether he was her official maybe boyfriend. What??? Sounds more like a middle schooler conversation than a twenty-seven year old independent stripper. Then there are the pages and pages of Ryn’s self talk monologues that made me want self talk myself out of finishing the book. Fortunately I can go and reread the author’s other books that were exceptional stories and slip this one to back of the bottom of the book shelf.
Not her best
It was ok, had too much of social justice warrior feel.