Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mystery Man (Dream Man #1) by Kristen Ashley ~ Review

Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1)Source: Bought

Mystery Man (Dream Man #1) by Kristen Ashley

Night time is the right time...

Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away.

Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. Yet when Gwen is drawn into Denver's lethal underground scene, Hawk's protective nature comes out full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk's Alpha attitude in the daylight, she's not so sure he's the one anymore.

One of my most frequent reading moods is one for Kristen Ashley books. Which is kind of fortuitous, since she has so many books -- some I have read, some I have yet to read, but I have no qualms with re-reading most of the time so no worries there. That said, when I got into the KA mood this time I ended up finally picking up one of her books I started a while ago and have been meaning to finish ever since -- Mystery Man. 

Mystery Man features exactly the kind of couple dynamic I enjoy: bubbly, awesome girl paired with a rough, strong guy. The girl in this one is Gwen, who is kind and cool and I rather enjoyed reading from the POV of. And the guy in this one is Hawk who was MAGNIFICENT. Individually, Gwen and Hawk are pretty great, but together they are absolutely amazing. I loved reading them together -- both as they figured out BEING together and when they WERE solidly together. They're the kind of couple I enjoyed the whole way through.

As for the writing and plot, it's the kind of thing that really just hits the spot. I had to be in the mood for it in order to get through the entire book, but when I was in that mood it was exactly what I needed and it made me so happy. As always, Kristen Ashley's writing was addictive -- and here character building in particular was marvelous. Though that is something she always excels in.

Overall, Mystery Man is exactly what I'd expect from a Kristen Ashley novel -- it's romantic, it's addictive, and the characters are people I wish I knew in real life. I'm looking forward to finally making my way through the rest of the Dream Man series! (Though really, when am I ever not excited for anything and everything KA??)

4.5 stars rounded up because this is one that was exactly what I needed -- and I loved it!

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