Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Launch Day Blitz: Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain #3) by Kristen Ashley

Lady Luck
Colorado Mountain #3
By: Kristen Ashley
Publisher:  Forever Romance
Mature Content
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GR's Summary:

Is love in the cards?

Since birth, Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. Orphaned at an early age, she had a rough childhood and a boyfriend who was murdered. Now the beautiful, stylish Lexie is determined to change her luck and her life. But first she's got to make good on a promise: to pick up Ty Walker from prison. One look at the gorgeous ex-convict and Lexie knows she's in trouble-and already thinking about taking a walk on the wild side . 

For five years, Ty was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Now he wants revenge on the people who framed him. Yet when the high-stakes poker player sees the leggy Lexie, he suddenly has other desires on his mind. Realizing that Ty is innocent, Lexie tries to stop his plan for vengeance and help him become a better man. But as Ty battles his inner demons, dirty cops and criminals plot to take him out. Can he and Lexie find a way to escape the past? 

My Thoughts:

Wow, Lady Luck, by Kristen Ashley, absolutely blew me away!  I have been falling madly in love with the Colorado Mountain Series, but this story was my absolute favorite!  Words cannot possibly do justice or explain how much I loved this story, but I'm going to try my absolute best.

In Lady Luck, we get Ty and Lexi's story.  Ty grew up in the small Colorado Mountain Town of Carnal.  He had a dysfunctional childhood, with an alcoholic father, and abusive mother.  His mother Reece, was a white woman, and his father, Irving "Irv", was a black man.  Unfortunately, due to the color of his skin, Ty was forced to endure harassment from the corrupt police department of Carnal.  His whole life changed, when he was set up for a murder that he didn't commit, by Arnie Fuller, a powerful and corrupt man that ran the C.P.D.  Ty was locked away in a prison for five years, where thoughts of revenge consumed him.  He made a good friend, Julius, who became like a brother to him.

Ty's luck changed when he met Lexie.  Luck had never been on Lexi's side.  She grew up as an orphan, and the man she fell in love with, Ronnie, became involved in pimping girls and brought a very dangerous man, Duane "Shift" Martinez in to her life.  The only good thing that ever came from being with Ronnie was his family.  His mother Ella, and sister's Honey, and Bessie, became precious to Lexie, and she considered them her family.  

Unfortunately, Shift, wanted Lexie under his control, and forced his agenda on to her.  She was very fearful of Shift, and rightfully so.  When Shift sends Lexie to pick up, Ty, a man from prison that she knows nothing about, he only tells her to follow Ty's instructions.  Shift owes Ty a large debt, and hasn't been truthful to Lexie.  Ty needs a wife, and he wants Lexie to be his.  When Ty meets Lexie, he is highly attracted to her, and he loves that she is a classy woman.  He offers her fifty Thousand dollars to marry him, and tells her she can get out of the marriage, as soon as his business is taken care of.

However, Lady Luck, has other plans for Ty and Lexie.  These two haven't had the best of luck in their lives, but everything is about to change.  When Ty gets to know Lexi, she gives him something he never knew he wanted, a home.  Ty brings Lexi passion, loyalty, and most importantly, a place to belong.  These two find romance, and love, but in order to keep it, they have to deal with many dangerous obstacles in their path, and people, that aren't ready to let them live their lives in peace.

I loved Lady Luck for so many reasons.  For one, I was completely hooked from the very first page.  There was a tremendous amount of suspense in this story, and I had to see how it all played out!  There were a ton of plot twists, and the feeling of danger and foreboding, grew with the story.  Lexi and Ty's characters came to life.  They felt like real people with a real story to tell.  I was so excited to have previous characters from books one and two in this series.  My favorites being Tate Jackson, Lorie, and Wood.  I was also introduced to many new characters, and loved getting to know all of them, but Julius and Detective Angel Pena were the two that I fell in love with.  The passion between Ty and Lexi was so intense.  These two could never get enough of each other, and while the sex scenes were very steamy, it was the emotion, loyalty, and sense of home that they felt for one another, that made me love this story with all of my heart!

My Rating:

If I could, I would give Lady Luck, by Kristen Ashley, 5 million stars!  I loved this book so much.  It touched me deeply.  I could't put it down, and fell in love with Ty and Lexie.  I give, Lady Luck, 5+ Suspenseful, Dangerous, Fiery Passion, "Finding a home" filled Stars!  Read the Colorado Mountain Series!  It has it all; passion, romance, love, suspense, danger, unforgettable characters, and a beautiful setting!

My Favorite Quotes:

"You're part-goof all class.  Never walked in a room, any room, with a woman on my arm, any woman, who's got your looks, your style, the kinda beauty you got and the light that shines from you. So I don't get it.  I don't get how a woman leads a life full of shit and comes out of it bein' part-goof and all class.  That shit's impossible but there you fuckin' are.  Part-goof, all class."  (eARC, Loc. 1487)


" 'Your nightmare, mama, was my dream.'  My heart clenched.  He kept going.  'Never had a home until you gave me one.'  My breath started sticking.  'Never had anyone give to me the way you gave to me.'  My breath stopped sticking and clogged.  'Never thought of finding a woman who I wanted to have my baby.'  Oh God.  'Never had light in my life, never, not once.  I lived wild but I didn't burn bright until you shined your light on me.'  Oh God.  'Whacked, fuckin' insane, but, at night, you curled in front of me, didn't mind I did that time that wasn't mine 'cause it meant I walked out to you.'  He had to stop.  He had to.  He didn't.  'Your nightmare, ' he whispered, turned his head and against my neck he finished, 'my dream.' "  (eARC, Loc. 5282)



“I know it’s fake but thank you, Ty. I never expected to have anything that nice and it is nice, no matter what. So thank you for giving it to me.” 

He didn’t speak but his eyes changed, one of those changes I didn’t know, didn’t yet understand but this one was meaningful. They all were but this one was more meaningful than the rest. 

A lot more. 

And I couldn’t stop myself, his eyes so close, that look in them, my arms moved from around his shoulders, my hands framed his face, I leaned up and whispered, “Thank you.” 

Then I pressed my lips to his. 

I meant to give him a soft kiss of gratitude. This was not to say I didn’t want to give him a long, hard, wet kiss of something else. And just what I wanted to give him and what that would lead to had also been filling my head space the last couple of days but that wasn’t where I intended to go just then. Not yet. Not with a house full of people downstairs waiting to eat fried chicken. 

But when my mouth hit his, he didn’t give me the chance to give him a soft kiss of gratitude. 

Instantly, his fingers slid up into my hair, cupping my head, and his mouth opened over mine making a demand. 

Mine complied. His tongue spiked into my mouth and I liked the taste of it, I hadn’t had it in what seemed like a decade, I missed it and he tasted so fucking good my body pressed into his and not just because his arm around me grew super tight. 

Then I was twisted, on my back in what was, I noted vaguely and was unbelievably happy for, a bed. His torso was on mine, his hips beside mine, his long, heavy leg moved to tangle with mine as his tongue moved in my mouth. I wrapped one arm around his back, one around his shoulders, my hand moving to cup the back of his head and hold him to me. 

God, he couldn’t kiss. He could kiss.

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About Kristen Ashley:

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 and multigenerational family. They lived on a very 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 as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.


  1. Sounds amazing! Can't wait to read it!!! And thanks so much for the giveaway!

  2. Great review!! I can't wait to read this one!

  3. this book series sounds great i cant wait to read this book

  4. Ah! I can't believe the fact that more people are getting into KA books! I discovered her early December of 2013 and I have enjoyed reading her books. I've still a few to read. But not once have I been disappointed by her work! So glad you liked Lady Luck! Ty is one of my favorite KA men.

  5. Favorite of the series? Hmmm...I haven't read this series and that's just wrong since I LIVE in Colorado. But I also love those fake marriage stories. That excerpt - very yummy.


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