Launch Day Blitz+Review+Giveaway: JAGGED by Kristen Ashley

Posted September 29, 2014 by Erin in Giveaways, Reveals, Reviews / 3 Comments

Launch Day Blitz+Review+Giveaway: JAGGED by Kristen Ashley

Jagged Launch Day Blitz+Review+Giveaway: JAGGED by Kristen Ashleyby Kristen Ashley
on 2014-09-30
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four-stars
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Erotica, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 400

The next novel in Kristen Ashley's sizzling Colorado Mountain series introduces a new electrifying relationship that turns Carnal, Colorado into a hotbed of action, romance, and suspense.An old flame rekindled . . .Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn't interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara's lost her business, her marriage, and she's barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara's plight, he's on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers.Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham's faced his own demons, and he's learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he's meant to live. So when he hears that Zara's having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he's a changed man.

 Excerpt

“You’ve been waiting for me to come to you?”

“Babe, you’re my Zara, my cookie, so fuck yeah, I’ve been bidin’ my time, givin’ you space to sort your head out, but waitin’ to get you back, as in”—his hand slid up to cup my jaw and his face dipped closer—“back.”

Was he serious? Two months…no seven, if you counted when he came back after hatchet man got to him, I’d been in misery and he’d been waiting to get me back?

I felt my eyes narrow.

“Last night, you rolled off me and didn’t say a word about a chat before you went to the bathroom,” I reminded him.

“Zara, what we shared, so good, so hot, so close, us bein’ back to us, didn’t feel I needed to say a word,” he replied.

Was he for real? “Back to us” and he didn’t feel he needed to say a word?

“Well, you did,” I stated.

“I see that now,” he returned.

Okay, then, time for a different subject.

“You said you didn’t want my body,” I accused.

“I lied, Zara. Fuck, when have I ever not wanted in there?” he asked, a question that had one answer, that being never. But he didn’t give me the chance to give that answer, he kept talking. “I would have said anything to get you out of that shithole, get you safe, and get you with me.

“You lied?” I asked.

“I lied,” Ham answered.

“Lied?” My voice was getting higher.

“Asked and answered, darlin’,” he clipped.

“So you thought it was a good idea to lie,” I noted unhappily.

“Babe, I came to you, we almost instantly got up in each other’s shit. You had a lot you were dealin’ with and one of those things didn’t need to be me. You weren’t lettin’ anyone do anything for you. You needed time to deal. I wanted you with me. I did what I had to do to give you that and make that happen for me.”

My head gave a jerk as what he said tardily hit me.

“You wanted me with you?”

He was beginning to look impatient.

“You’ve known me years. I ever go back?” he asked.

“Go back to what?”

“Go back anywhere.”

“Ham—”

“I don’t go back,” he declared.

“I don’t get—”

“Now I’m back in Gnaw Bone, back at The Dog, babe, why do you think that is?”

I didn’t speak. I was back to staring.

Because I knew why I wanted that to be.

I just rarely got what I wanted.

Then Graham Reece finally gave me what I wanted.

“Because you’re here.”

“Holy shit,” I whispered.

He stopped looking impatient, his eyes warmed, his face went soft, and his lips twitched.

But, “Yeah,” was all he said.

Review

 Zara and Ham’s book is a second chance love story. I really am a sucker for 2nd chance love stories and I am a Kristen Ashley Fanatic!! If there is any author out there that I would FREAK to meet it would be her.Jagged was not one of her best books but it was still good!! Zara and Ham had a friends with benefits kind of relationship and eventually, Zara needs more and cuts Ham loose. We do find out there is a reason he has issues with committing to Zara. Zara then settles, and marries another man. We all know that won’t end well. They eventually find their way back to each other and things are far from running smooth. Perfect KA formula!!! I love that in her books the heroine always plays hard to get. I am all about the chase and KA gives me that in every book. The only thing is, it seems maybe now her books are a bit more rushed?We first met Ham in For You the first book in Burg Series. He had a thing with February, and that is brought up in this book. Now everyone has a past, but that part didn’t sit well with me. If I was Zara I would have felt, like I was always feel 2nd choice because he seems to still feel for her. But other than that Ham is sexy bossy rugged alpha man.
Zara is a very independent woman and loves Ham even if he can’t stop being a jerk!!!One thing that I absolutely LOVED in this book, was KA put the song Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band in their story. Such a great song and fits the story so well. In the end I definitely enjoyed the book and will continue to buy all her stuff without a thought. The Colorado Mountain Men Series is one of her best!!! When I read these books its a feeling of going home. Makes me want to go sit on any of the mountain men’s deck and put my feet up with a cup of coffee. It would be nice if Tate were with me!! LOL, but that is where these books transport me.

“Just sayin’, serious, no joke, we have what we have now or even what we had before, if we made a baby and I was carrying it inside me, no way I’d ever let it go. I just got out the O sound in “go” when his arms got so tight”

 

 

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About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and 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 multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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