Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Gamble by Kristen Ashley ~ Review

Love is the greatest gamble of all . . .
Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.

The owner of the house, Holden "Max" Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded lovebirds think about taking a chance on a relationship, a dangerous secret from Max's past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.

After reading book 4, I went back to book 1 and started this series officially.   And since I had the image of Chace from Breathe still firmly in my head, I wasn't sure Max...I mean The Gamble could live up to my expectation.  Of course, I was wrong.

Hehe because of a mix up in the booking, Max was HOME when Nina comes to "rent" his A-frame home in the Colorado mountains.   And the feisty inner Nina makes an appearance.  I loved her accent...the one she says she doesn't have.  They are adorable together.  She's taking a break from her engagement.  He's not interested in a relationship at all.  But fate might have different ideas for both of them.  The perfect storm literally erupts to get them in the same place.  And then their HOT chemistry.  Yeah, it all gets interesting. 

Then there is Nina's fiancee.  Seriously?  This dude did not just do that.  No worries peeps.  No cheating happening in this book.  He just doesn't understand the words - things aren't working for us.  He does make for some serious WTH moments.  Hehe.

Of course, there is more going on in this little mountain town than this couple.  And some of it is threatening them.  And I really love this part of the book.  I love couple time without the stress of will they or won't they.  I love seeing how they work together as a couple.  It's a slice of their life that I really enjoy.  And there is still come drama going on that has you flipping the pages.

I've read three books in this series and Chace is still my favorite guy but Max is tied for second with Ty.  Some good stuff.  Love this series.  It's some great contemporary with some HOT chemistry.  Have you read this yet?


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