Series: Dream Man #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Also in this series: Law Man, Motorcycle Man
Also by this author: Rock Chick Renegade, Law Man, Motorcycle Man, Dream Maker
aNight time is the right time... Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away... Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. Yet when Gwen is drawn into Denver's lethal underground scene, Hawk's protective nature comes out full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk's Alpha attitude in the daylight, she's not so sure he's the one anymore.... 130,000 words
Mystery Man was not my first KA book. I did read a few of the Rock Chick books. So, I had a feel for the writing style and knew I enjoyed it. It was also a plus because a few of the “hot guy brigade” make an appearance in Mystery Man. Regardless, I did enjoy this book. There were moments when I was loving it. Then there were times when it was just ‘meh’. Then I loved it again. Then more ‘meh’. So, you get the point. Sometimes Hawk’s behavior was infuriating. He was willing to sneak into her house and have sex with her a few times a week, but that was it. Then suddenly he gets to know her because she is in trouble and he realizes she’s awesome. To me, thats a bit douchey. There were times when I was PLEADING with my kindle for Gwen to pick Tack or Mitch. Frankly, anyone but Hawk would have been the better choice. I was glad to see that Gwen at least realized how insane she was for allowing this behavior to continue. Because its her POV we get, you hear her thoughts about the entire messed up situation. She knows how Hawk treats her isn’t acceptable. She talks about what she should do, etc. Even after you learn why Hawk is the way he is, I still didn’t LOVE him. I understood him, but that didn’t really mean I was okay with the choices he made, ya know? Overall, it was still an interesting book-lots of action, lots of danger, and some humor for good measure!
- POV: 1st (Gwen)
- Tears: No
- Trope: Alpha Male, Mortal Peril, Dead Lover
- Triggers: None
- Cliffhanger: No
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes « Hide Spoiler
Axel by Harper Sloan, Men of Honor series by KC Lynn, Brothers of Ink and Steel by Allie Juliette Mousseau…then you will probably like Mystery Man!
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!).
Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but 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 multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.