Saturday, March 25, 2017

Review: "Kaleidoscope" by Kristen Ashley

When old friends become new lovers...anything can happen. Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello." His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her? It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .

My thanks to Netgalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for allowing me to read an ARC copy of this book.

Well, I liked "Kaleidoscope" more than the only other Kristen Ashley book I read, "Jagged", but I still think I"m missing something as far as this author goes.  The writing style didn't annoy me as much as before - maybe I'm getting used to it? - and the characters were well-developed and likable enough.  I think my main issue with "Kaleidoscope" was the plot.  There was a bit of a side story that either needed to be more fully developed, or dropped completely.  It was wrapped up so quickly at the end, it was almost an afterthought.  Honestly, I think the book would have been better without it.

Anyway, I've already purchased Rock Chick, so I think I will give that a try before I give up on this author completely. Wish me luck!

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