Also by this author: Rough Ride, The Gamble
Also in this series: Dream Maker
Series: Dream Team #2
on December 15, 2020
Genres: Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance
Source: Netgalley, Forever
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Narrator: Susannah Jones
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
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.
Kristen Ashley’s writing is so familiar. She has the tendency to get wordy and some may even say rambling but this style is so uniquely her and we love that. I do feel that this series is this author returning to her origins because like the last book this one gives me major Rock Chicks vibes.
Another one of KA’s trademarks is strong heroines but I loved Ryn especially. She was such a tough cookie and so sweet, with so much love to give. She’d give her last penny for her family and friends, that’s just how she was. I hated for her when Boone was a jerk and I’m not gonna lie, for a bit I wouldn’t have minded if someone else had swept in and taken Ryn away. But we know how Kristen Ashley can make us love the biggest jerk and once Boone realized that the way to Ryn’s heart was persistence and it was a doozy. Boone went all out.
“So tear down the walls, Ryn, I want in, I’m getting in and we’re gonna see where this goes.”
So, yeah, one moment I wanted to kick him out of Ryn’s bed, the next one I wanted to beg him to never leave her. He proved that he was just the man she needed. The guy she could take a load off with, hand over control to, who protected her and who made her life easier and spoiled her rotten. The gentleness which he treated her with was a dichotomy to his bossiness in the bedroom but I think that’s why it worked.
“I never wanted much with a guy. Just that he’d get who I was and like it. How has my life, that has been mostly coasting on the love of my mom, a few good times, and the ability to keep on trucking, led me to you?”
If you’re like me and don’t read a lot of BDSM books (although I do enjoy them occasionally) you’ll be fine with the amount and kind of display of the lifestyle. This story doesn’t delve too deeply into the BDSM lifestyle so if that’s your jam this will work for you. If you expect some detailed scenes and a realistic D/s relationship you’re out of luck.
What I love most about KA’s books is that I get to hang out with familiar faces. For first time readers this may be an issue, the amount of name-dropping is crazy and will have everyone, who doesn’t know at least the Rock Chicks, Dream Men and Chaos series, in complete confusion. But since I don’t belong to that group of people this was my type of a fabulous time. This installment was just as enjoyable as the first book in this series and I’m drooling, DROOLING when I think about Axl and Hattie’s story, which is next!
“Love just happens. It just blooms. Then it’s yours to give. And you give it. The end.”