Guys, I’m in love. With a fictional character. He’s completely imperfect. He’s a rough and tough type of guy. He’s a single father. He’s over 40, and in my head, he looks like this:
Okay, yes, Manganiello is, as of this writing, only 39, while book-hero, Tate is 44. But, please, just indulge me.
- This is a long-ass book. As in, I read it on my iPad Mini and when I put it on landscape mode, it was more than 1,200 pages long. Despite the incredible length, I never got bored. Never put it down, unless I was gonna cook or eat, or go to the bathroom, or work.
- Ms. Ashley’s descriptions of everything that happened to the characters – they made me happy because I can actually VISUALIZE everything.
- Based on having read the first book in the series, and this one, I totes love the fact that Ms. Ashley writes about older people falling in love. “Sweet Dreams'” hero, Tate, is 44. His love, Laurie, is 42, was a former HR executive, who likes doing bootcamp at the gym. And swimming. She’s a bit nutso, but then again, she’s warranted to be so, after living thru what she has. And, Ms. Ashley makes her crazy older heroines amazing. Can’t complain.
- Tate, the alpha hero, is perfectly imperfect. He has a bad temper; he strikes out at the ones he love the most, but recognizes when he’s in the wrong; he loves his son; he loves his woman; he loves his work; and he loves well.
- I’m starting to love (fake) weird-sounding towns in Colorado, despite the murder and mayhem happening there, as told in the books.
I could go on and on and on about why I am currently obsessing about Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain books, but, TBH, I’m currently knee-deep in the 3rd installment, “Lady Luck,” so…. um, I’ll catch y’all later.