Law Man by Kristen Ashley

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Posted December 17, 2018 in review Tags:

Law Man by Kristen AshleyLaw Man by Kristen Ashley
Pages: 535
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Series: Dream Man #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Denver, CO
Source: Amazon
Also in this series: Mystery Man, Motorcycle Man
Also by this author: Mystery Man, Rock Chick Renegade, Motorcycle Man
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Love is just around the corner . . .

Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.

Mitch has been eyeing his beautiful neighbor for a long time. He jumps at the chance to help her, and soon their formerly platonic relationship gets very hot and heavy. But when Mara gets a disturbing phone call from her cousin's kids, she gets pulled back into the life she's tried so hard to leave behind. Can the hot law man convince Mara to let go of her past-and build a future with him?

I have mixed feelings about KA’s heroes (come back later this week and see how I felt about Tack…) but I actually really loved Mitch in Law Man! He wasn’t an asshole; he had wanted Mara for years but thought she was too shy. When circumstances finally allow him to step into her life, he takes the chance. He was assertive but not domineering. Throw in her adorable second cousins and you have a great story.

Mara had a rough upbringing but she moved past her struggles in life and made something of herself. She has some issues with her self esteem due to her mother, and there were times that hearing her talk about her ‘rating system’ got a bit tiresome. Mostly because while she felt she was a 2.5, she obviously wasn’t. Another gorgeous heroine who doesn’t realize she is gorgeous? Wow…what a surprise. Didn’t see that coming…ugh. I initially liked Mara because I thought she was ‘normal’. Imagine my disappointment when I realized she was stunning and not like us normal girls at all.

There is plenty of action to keep you sucked into the plot and this book certainly kept me up late! I loved the relationship between Mara and Bud and Billie. The kids obviously love their cousin and she obviously loves them. Mitch steps into the picture and loves them all too. It was a delightful to see these 4 people create an unconventional family that was so devoted to each other.

While my feelings about KA tend to be mixed (mostly about her ‘heroes’), I loved Mitch and Mara’s story. If you want a hero who isn’t a douchecanoe, Mitch is your guy. Throw in 2 adorable kids and the Russian mob and you have a whopper of a story!

 

  • POV: 1st (all Mara, except a few sections in 3rd person)
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: family drama, police
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »
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other books featuring cops like Buried Lies by Kaylea Cross, Until Cobi by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Control and Cuffed by K. Bromberg…then you will probably like Law Man!

 

Law Man

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Samantha
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3 responses to “Law Man by Kristen Ashley

  1. I read Mystery Man just last week and I hated Hawk. I can just imagine how you felt about Tack. Gah, I’m taking a long break from all things KA because Hawk pissed me off from beginning to end in his book. I’m still rolling my eyes at how much of an asshole he was. Gah.

  2. I actually love KA heroes most of the time. Even if they are jerks at times and such alpha’s, they just entertain me most of the time. And I liked Tack quite a bit but yeah he will make you roll your eyes at times. But glad you liked this one, I really enjoyed this one as well.

  3. yes, having read only a few KA books but all of this series, I agree with your implied point. I think some of the guys are jerks and Tack is. The women might be strong but they have to be willing to be treated like babies or servants in some cases. UGH. Anyway, I liked this one better than most. Anne – Books of My Heart

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