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Monday, May 21

Review: Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley

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Title: Lady Luck

By: Kristen Ashley

Series: Colorado Mountain series Book 3

My Copy: Bought from Amazon

BookWhisperer Rating:

five stars

About the book:

Ty Walker was wrongly imprisoned and for the five years he was inside, he honed his plan so when he gets out, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind.
But then he walks straight to stylish, leggy, beautiful, goofy Lexie Berry and he suddenly has something else to think about. He knows within seconds he wants her and within days he can love her but with the filth that was flung at him clinging; he also knows he can’t have her.
Since birth, Lexie Berry has been Lady Luck’s favorite toy and because of that, Lexie is cautious. But within a day, she senses Ty is something special. With her luck, however, she can’t trust it. Then she finds out what was done to Ty and she’s willing to do anything to make it right.
Even what Ty will never forgive her for doing.
Ty clings to vengeance and Lexie goes all out to give him back the time he lost. But Ty is battling demons within and they’re up against dirty cops and criminals who will stop at nothing to sway Lady Luck against them. All Ty and Lexie have is hope Lady Luck will finally swing their way.

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Lady Luck seemed very different from The Gamble or Sweet Dreams, but I think this is solely due to the dialect change in shifting to bit of a thug language throughout the story. I have several moments that I was rereading a sentence more than once to make sure that I was understanding what the author meant to say. This story was a bit of melding pot from square one. Lexie and Ty are intense and brutal to the emotions. Each one of these books seemed to have a running theme The Gamble was all about support and dedication, Sweet Dreams was about healing wounds and moving forward, Lady Luck's theme seemed to surround honesty and truth. I loved it! From the start the honesty and truth pulls these two characters together naturally. Ty is half African American and known in highly criminal circles, this brought a danger to this story that has been unknown to the previous story lines. While Lexie is no stranger to this world either; she is hell bent on staying a shadow until she can separate herself completely. What begins as a well laid plan, in which Lex will receive the money and the force to separate herself from the dangerous circle in exchange for marrying Tyrelle Walker for as long as it takes him to resolve some unfinished business turns into a romance like no other.  Ultimately, little did she know when she agreed to this plan that the man she was agreeing to work with was the man of her dreams. Also, that he had just spent five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. This author impressed me further with this novel by her ability to write about a relationship that conversation is minimal. Everything deep and romantic was shown through body language and unspoken messages. It was intense to say the least, and I was beside myself in the heartbreak fight scene. Everything about this book is brutal and powerful; leaving me overwhelmed with my own emotions while reading. As for the melding pot that I mentioned earlier this book includes all of our earlier characters, and was an impressive display of friendship and trust between them all. I love how Ashley wraps up every one of her books giving a glimpse at the future of our characters, but I did feel mildly overwhelmed by the amount of extras at the end of this particular story. I can't wait to see what will happen in the next book with Chance and Faye. This is yet another BookWhisperer Favorite from one of our BookWhisperer Favorite Authors!

~BookWhisperer Reviewer JO~

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