Title: Mystery Man
Author: Kristen Ashley
Series: Dream Man – #1
Release Date: August 27 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Published Paperback
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 in 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…
I really liked this novel. It was just what I was looking for; something to fill my head with fairytales and happily ever afters and was just what the book store clerk recommended. I didn’t really like it off the top though, I felt like the author introduced too many characters at once and after the first chapter I had to read the back of the book to check and see which guy Gwen was seeing after dark.
After that though the novel really did grow on me. So much so that I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. There were some parts though that I felt were kind of thrown in there and the time in the plot didn’t really call for them. And with all the available men the author introduced I wonder if they’ll be in the rest of the series.
My Rating: 4/5
About the Author
Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the west country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.
Kristen was raised in a house with a large muilti-generational family. They lived on a small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, the Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake.
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up. And she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.
You can find her: Goodreads & her website