Saturday, May 25

Review: For You (The Burg #1) by Kristen Ashley

Title: For You
By: Kristen Ashley
Series: The Burg
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Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened and Feb broke Colt’s heart then she turned wild and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town.

Fifteen years later, Feb comes back to help run the family bar. But there’s so much water under the bridge separating her and Colt everyone knows they’ll never get back together.

Until someone starts hacking up people in Feb’s life. Colt is still Colt and Feb is still Feb so the town watches as Colt goes all out to find the murderer while trying to keep Feb safe.

As the bodies pile up, The Feds move in and a twisting, turning story unravels exposing a very sick man who has claimed numerous victims along the way, Feb and Colt battle their enduring attraction and the beautiful but lost history that weaves them together.

I know most of Kristen Ashley’s books deal with some kind of drama or threat to the main characters that pull everyone closer together as a result.  “For You” ran right along with most of KA stories however this one was done a little differently.  Instead of a threat solely on the main male and/or female character, it was on all those who have harmed February.  This stalker-killer starts to hack up the town’s people and presents them as gifts to February because they have wronged her.  This leads Colt to come back into February’s life to keep her and her family protected while he tries to figure out who this sick killer is.  However, Colt and Feb did not part ways amicably, which gives us, the readers, the joy of them fighting, learning the truth about each other, and (at last!) reconciliation. 

What I loved about this book?  It is a KA book, what is not to love?  Sexy, protective men. Drama. Love. Steaminess.  But I will say that there were a few little surprises added into the mix that I did not see coming.  One was the side plot involving Amy and what had happened in the past.  I did not see any of that coming!  The other was while Colt and Feb were together in the past and were together, they never got together because Colt had respect for Feb and Feb’s dad.  This makes the moment when they get together absolutely wonderful! 

I honestly don’t think I could ever get enough of KA’s books.  My lifes goal: read all of them!

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