Let me start of by saying that this was my first foray into the Colorado Mountain series. That said, I wasn’t really lost while reading this book, so points to Kristen Ashley!
I thought this was a really nice friends-to-lovers story. Deck and Emme were friends in the past, when Deck was dating Emme’s friend. She broke his heart, and that broke their friendship.
Fast forward nine years, and after a chance meeting, the pair realizes that they had a connection back then, and that connection still burns red hot.
Kristen Ashley brings us an alpha male as only she can, a man who may be rough on the outside, but he loves fiercely, and will protect his woman at all costs.
While Emme tended to be closed off, I loved that Deck was determined not to let her close off her heart to him, and he never gave up on her and their love. It was wonderful to watch her develop
Of course, we have our signature Kristen Ashley element of suspense that is always a fun facet to her stories. And as per usual, she wraps up the story with a perfect epilogue.
Overall, I enjoyed this book, even though I felt that it lacked some of the “oomph” we’re used to with Kristen Ashley. I won’t hesitate to read the rest of the series now!