Friday, October 11, 2013

Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley

Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley
Colorado Mountain Series, Book 2
Publisher: Forever (December 2012)
528 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $3.79)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart

After crushed dreams led to a divorce, Lauren sets out to build a new life, hoping that low expectations at the outset will save her from further heartache, and finds herself in unfamiliar territory when the high-class suburbanite lands a job waitressing in a biker bar and catches the eye of more than one biker in town, unsure what to think of either of them given the rumors about them. Like the previous book in this series, this story is about middle-aged people with more than enough baggage and history to add a whole other level of complexity to a romance, and I thought it was a nice change from fresh-faced, youthful couples with the entire world ahead of them. Lauren was a bit naive, but very likable and I found her easy to relate to. Tate could be abrasive and callous, but thankfully he balanced it out with plenty of sweetness, loyalty and determination. It was a great story about finding yourself after you've let yourself be lost while trying to live up to others expectations. There were a few glimpses and a mentioned name, here and there, of characters from the first book, but for the most part this was its own story. The next book in this series is Lady Luck.

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