Bounty by Kristen Ashley
I was so excited to go back to the mountains and see all my past favorite couples. There was a little suspense and drama in this story, but it focused more on the budding relationship between Justice and Deke. Plus, there were a few secrets that were a great addition to the overall story. KA tells you in the beginning to listen to the songs she references within the story, and you need to follow her advice. It brings out a different side to a scene than just reading the words. She got me crying again with this one too and I still have a book hangover. I want my own tall, wide, bearded with a man-bun Colorado mountain man who knows how to cuddle.
Classic KA greatness!! Bounty is a beautifully simple second chance (sorta) romance. Two lost souls finding each other when they weren't looking. The music added to the story tremendously and I highly recommend listening to the songs as they come up. And the BEST part about a Colorado Mountain book.....a TY WALKER cameo. It was great to catch up with the folks of Gnaw Bone and Carnal. There's really not much more to say about it. Classic KA greatness. ~Adrian
Happy to be with him.
Christ, he wanted that for her, every breath she took. Wanted it in a way he knew he’d break his back for it, kill anyone who took it away.
Colorado Mountain Series Reading Order — Not necessary to read in order
- The Gamble (Colorado Mountain) ⇐ 5 Stars
- Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain) ⇐ 5 Stars
- Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain) ⇐ 5 Stars
- Breathe (Colorado Mountain) ⇐ 5 Stars
- Jagged (Colorado Mountain) ⇐ 5 Stars
- Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain) ⇐ 5 Stars
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Justice Lonesome has enjoyed a life of bounty.
Even so, she’s inherited the curse of the Lonesome. A poet’s soul. Which means she’s still searching for something. Searching for peace. Searching for the less…that’s more.
And when the foundation of her life is pulled out from under her, grieving, she goes to the mountains to find her oasis. She hits Carnal, Colorado and decides to stay.
Deke Hightower lost everything at the age of two. He lost it again at fifteen. His life has not been about bounty. It’s been about learning to live with less, because there’s no way to get more.
Deke’s also watched all his friends go down to the women who gave them what they needed. He wants that for himself. But he knows that search isn’t going to be easy because he’s a rider. His home is the road. That’s the only place he can breathe. And the woman who takes her place at his side has to do it sitting on the back of his bike.
When Deke meets Justice, he knows she’s not that woman. She’s cute. She’s sweet. And she’s into him, but she’s got it all and Deke knows he won’t fit into that. So he holds her at arm’s length. Establishes boundaries. And Justice will take it because she wants Deke any way he’ll let her have him.
But when Justice finds herself a pawn in a dangerous game, Deke makes a decision.
When he does, he has no idea he’s just opened himself up to bounty.