Launch Day Blitz: Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain #3) by Kristen Ashley. Kat and Av'a's Reviews, Giveaway & Excerpt.
“I know it’s fake but thank you, Ty. I never expected to have anything that nice and it is nice, no matter what. So thank you for giving it to me.”
He didn’t speak but his eyes changed, one of those changes I didn’t know, didn’t yet understand but this one was meaningful. They all were but this one was more meaningful than the rest.
A lot more.
And I couldn’t stop myself, his eyes so close, that look in them, my arms moved from around his shoulders, my hands framed his face, I leaned up and whispered, “Thank you.”
Then I pressed my lips to his.
I meant to give him a soft kiss of gratitude. This was not to say I didn’t want to give him a long, hard, wet kiss of something else. And just what I wanted to give him and what that would lead to had also been filling my head space the last couple of days but that wasn’t where I intended to go just then. Not yet. Not with a house full of people downstairs waiting to eat fried chicken.
But when my mouth hit his, he didn’t give me the chance to give him a soft kiss of gratitude.
Instantly, his fingers slid up into my hair, cupping my head, and his mouth opened over mine making a demand.
Mine complied. His tongue spiked into my mouth and I liked the taste of it, I hadn’t had it in what seemed like a decade, I missed it and he tasted so fucking good my body pressed into his and not just because his arm around me grew super tight.
Then I was twisted, on my back in what was, I noted vaguely and was unbelievably happy for, a bed. His torso was on mine, his hips beside mine, his long, heavy leg moved to tangle with mine as his tongue moved in my mouth. I wrapped one arm around his back, one around his shoulders, my hand moving to cup the back of his head and hold him to me.
God, he couldn’t kiss. He could kiss.
Just when I thought I couldn't love a Kristen Ashley book any more than all my favourites before it BAM...It happens AGAIN!
Lexie and Tate met when she was tasked to pick him up from his 5 year stint in prison (don't worry, he really didn't do it), a favour she was doing for a man, Martinez, who held people of her past over her head. What she didn't know, is that she was going to become Ty's wife as part of the deal. Now, one would freak the F out over that, but really, this was her only way to escape Martinez. Plus she was to get a sizeable payday out of the deal, not to mention some seriously serious bling. I'd be all in too, if not just for that, but to be able to look at that gorgeous man every day.
Now, if you really know me, you would know I'm a total man-thigh loving girl, so as soon as I read the part about his "enormous thighs", I was hooked on Ty. From his initial cave-man communication skills, his tell-it-how-it-is straight up attitude and the whole alpha bad-boy without really being a bad-boy at all...how could one not fall for all that? The words that fall out of that man's mouth is both hilarious and hot. He's guaranteed to put a smile on your face and butterflies in your belly.
"Your nightmare, mama, was my dream."
"Doesn't take a lotta energy to eat you, though."
I think Lexie is pretty kick-ass and her pet names for Ty are too cute. "There's a bitch in this town who needs a lesson and I'm the teacher." I suppose growing up as she did, gave her that kick-ass attitude. which is perfectly matched for Ty. It didn't take them long to fall for each other, but it's like they fell in love without really falling in love. It just happened without having to be said, you know it from all the little things they did for each other. The way others saw them through their eyes. It's kind of the sneak-up-on-you kind of love. Just how one would expect it to be with a pair like Ty and Lexie.
Of course a whole lotta shit goes down with conspiracies, lies and deception in relation to both Ty and Lexie. And when Lexie goes missing, shit hits the fan and Ty goes into full-blown protective alpha hero mode. You think it's one thing, but really I had no clue who was doing what. Which is great because I'm forever trying to nail down the plot in my head before it happens. It's nice when you get it all wrong and are surprised about the series of events unfolding.
My favourite parts are always when the heroine gets saved. Then you really get to watch just how much love they have for each other. It's always after the one you love is gone or in danger to really realize what greatness you had together. Ty and Lexie are the perfect couple. Oh and the epilogues! Good lord I love seeing their love grow and grow.
I really don't know what else to say about this book, other than READ IT! I fell hard for this book and really cannot get enough of Kristen's stories.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
I think I was waiting on that one book, that one book that would make me fall head over heels for Kristen Ashley. Little did I know it wasn’t a book but rather a book boyfriend and his name was Ty. Oh how I loved Ty from the very first page and I didn’t sleep a wink until the very last!
Ty and Lexie don’t have the most conventional of introductions. Lexie thinks she’s to pick a strange guy up and deliver him where he wants to go, little does she know Ty is buying Lexie’s time for the foreseeable future. Ty has just been released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He’s hell bent on seeking revenge and Lexie will be his live-in alibi to prove his innocence when needed. But neither of the two expected to fall in love along the way.
I loved Lexie and Ty’s story. I was engrossed in the storyline of Ty’s wrongful incarceration and the circumstances surrounding it. Slowly, over the length of the story, I got to see the real Ty and couldn’t help but fall for him. He was a good man through and through and of course, it helped that he was rockin’ the sexy Alpha traits completely. I wasn’t the only one falling for his charm. Ty may have been a stranger but ever so slowly, Lexie discovered he was a diamond in the rough and just perfect for her.
“You’re far and away the most beautiful man I’ve met and it isn’t just that you have the looks and the body but it’s a whole lot more Ty Walker.”
Lexie had me laughing many times; she is my favourite KA heroine to date as I loved her sass. She didn’t grow up in a land of fairy tales so Lexie was under no illusions, but that made her strong, passionate and willing to stand up for herself. She was someone I wouldn’t mess with.
“So something has to give because there’s a bitch in this town who needs a lesson and I’m the teacher.”
“Shit, darlin’, remind me not to get on your bad side.” To which I turned my head to him immediately and said, “Don’t fuck over my husband, you’ll be fine.”
It was the slow bubbling romance that held me to this book, I loved reading about Ty and Lexie’s relationship growing into something more. From their very first night, when Ty fixed her bouquet to adding little touches around their house, the romantic in me was beaming all over the place. I loved every moment Ty and Lexie were together and the love they shared.
“Love you, Ty.” “Down to my bones, mama, right back at you.”
I am loving the world Kristen Ashley has created. At first, I was aware of the length of each book, 500 pages being the average, but now I get why they are so long. Not only are we getting to know the characters but the entire community too. I love all the supporting characters and the support they provide each other and it just makes me want to read on until the series end.
I am becoming accustomed to KA’s writing, the men tend not to pose questions, rather statements and I found myself having to reread a few sentences. The story was told mainly from Lexie’s point of view in first person, which I love, but I was also desperate for Ty’s point of view in this book. We did get it but it was told in third person and that did throw me, I wanted into Ty’s head. Having had the opportunity to ask Kristen Ashley in person about the point of view change, her answer was understandable. She isn’t a dude so she won’t attempt to write like one. I say that’s fair enough and I’ll come to terms with it eventually ;-)
Lady Luck was filled with twists, turns, drama and emotion. Lexie and Ty are my favourite couple to date. I love the dynamic between them and Lexie’s fire made her a girl after my own heart. I know I am late to the Kristen Ashley party but if you are a late bloomer like me, I say rectify this immediately!
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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