Jagged [Colorado Mountain, #5] by Kristen Ashley
E-Arc via Net Galley | Forever
Publication Date: November 5th, 2013
Adult Fiction, Romance
Rating: 1 out of 5 Stars
When am I going to learn my lesson? How many times have I told myself, “self, if you pick up one of her books again, I will personally kick our own ass.” Tsk, tsk.
I don’t know why I can’t ignore the call of Kristen Ashley’s books. She’s like an addiction or a toxic relationship I can’t seem to get away from. In all fairness, this one is thankfully shorter than most of her books and it certainly looks like someone worked hard in the editing department. Having said that, the dialogues are still mind-numbing, with the never-ending cycles of repeated phrases and redundancy from hell. After a few pages of it, thoughts of smashing my Kindle on the noggin’ starts taking over. And the throbbing carotid on my neck wasn’t brought on by the sizzling romance unfolding before me. It was because I was annoyed.
Okay, maybe a little more than annoyed. I was pissed, actually. At myself.
Jagged, book number five of the Colorado Mountain series, is a story about Graham “Ham” Reece and Zara Cinders. They’re each other’s speed dial #1 on their Booty Call Phone List. But when Zara decides to get serious about life, she severed ties with Ham and started dating like a normal person. Years passed and Zara’s life took a turn for the worse. She lost her business, lost her house and got through a divorce. Not to worry though because Ham is there to pick up the pieces – so to speak. After the initial, “Oh hey there, how are you? Pleased to be taking your clothes off”greetings, their reunion sparked a different kind of fireworks.
Then, they told each other to eff off.
Months later, they meet again. I’m going to stop right here. Truthfully, I’m too lazy. Read the synopsis because what you see is what you get.
This is a loosely-plotted book. Actually, there was very minimal plot to speak of but thinly-manufactured conflicts abound.
If you’re on the hunt for a mindless escape, this book – as are her other books – will be the perfect joy ride for you. Just a word of advice, her work incites migraines, so keep a bottle of Bayer Aspirin handy. This lady is popular though, and knows how to work the romance readers crowd. So, who knows, maybe you’ll end up liking it?
Also, the next time you see me with a Kristen Ashley book, please feel free to hit me over the head with it.