Review: Jagged – Kristen Ashley

Posted 12 April, 2017 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 13 Comments


Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Jagged – Kristen AshleyJagged by Kristen Ashley
Series: Colorado Mountain #5
Published by Forever on 5 November 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 389
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Purchase
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An old flame rekindled . . .

Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn't interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara's lost her business, her marriage, and she's barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara's plight, he's on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers.
Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham's faced his own demons, and he's learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he's meant to live. So when he hears that Zara's having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he's a changed man.

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The romance and the closeness in Jagged hit me right in the chest – it was beautiful!

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One of the things I loved the most about Jagged was the fact that Ham’s voice got jagged in certain situations. And I have to say, my feels with this story were completely off the charts. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to thank Brandee enough for introducing me to Kristen Ashley’s books!

The characters are grown-ups, which is something I find refreshing in romance, and while there was still a bit of drama, the action, the suspense, and the relationships were all easy to relate to, and I found I had a lot of love for the characters as they went through some fairly iffy stuff.

Written in third person point of view, past tense, I enjoyed getting close to the main characters and feeling all their fears and their love and frustrations.

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He also didn’t pull any punches. If he liked something, he liked it and said he did. Same with the opposite. Same with anything. If he had something to say, he said it.

“I’m not out of the woods, Ham. You’re helpin’ a lot but I have a loose hold on easy.”
“We’ll get you there,” he promised.

“New rule. You don’t do that shit when I’m in the house,” he growled and I blinked.
“What shit?”
You use your toy to get off when I’m not fuckin’ here.”
Oh my God. He heard me.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie is a grad student in English Language and Literature, an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

13 responses to “Review: Jagged – Kristen Ashley

  1. I’m not usually that into romantic suspense or second chance romances (usually there are too many hurt feelings involved from the past), but it sounds like Kristen Ashley did a great job with both in this one!

    • That’s funny, Danya, lately romantic suspense is what I’m drawn to the most, and second chances are among my favorites. I think it’s because the characters already know each other, and were comfortable with each other at one point. And getting to know each other again years later just add some more sweetness to the deal πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve read a few Kristen Ashley books, but not this one. I’m so glad you loved this! I tend to find her dialogue a little odd, but I’m curious about this one. I also love when romance characters act like grown ups!!!

  3. You know reading your review and the quotes has me wishing I could re-read this one. πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see her in Atlanta, Lexxie! She’s just amazing and I love, love, love her stories!!! I’m ecstatic that I hooked you. πŸ˜‰
    Love you!! {{{BIG HUGS}}}

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