Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Review: At Peace (The 'Burg Series) by Kristen Ashley

Check out my review of 1st book in the 'Burg series here

January 29, 2013
Violet Winters once had it all but lost it when her husband was murdered by a criminal madman. During a cold winter night Violet has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down. And that’s when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan.

She wants to deny it, but Violet can’t beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again and again. Feeling it himself, Joe feeds Vi’s hunger, breaking his own rules to keep her in his bed.

Even though Violet had only one man in her life, she’s sure Joe is giving her the signals and Vi decides she’s ready to take a second chance at life and, maybe, love. But Violet doesn’t know the dark secrets in Joe’s past, secrets so soul-wrenching, they’ve drained him dry. With nothing left to give, Joe’s determined to live his life alone and he breaks Violet’s heart.

Crushed by Joe’s betrayal, Violet comes to terms with the fact that, no matter what signals he gave, Joe was not theirs to win. But Violet’s husband’s murderer is obsessed with her and heartbreak again haunts the door of the Winters home. When it does Joe is forced to face the knowledge that he can’t fight Violet’s pull, she’s under his skin and filled him full to bursting.

Joe needs to win her back and put his life on the line to keep Violet safe. But, having had it all once, can Violet endure losing Joe?
I just love Kristen Ashley and everything she does. I worship at the shrine of KA. Cal/Joe was absolutely perfect in this book. Yes, he did the typical male thing where he gets scared and runs away but like a real man, when he wants something, he goes full steam ahead. Kiera and Kate were just too sweet. And Cal's family was just loads of fun. The drama/action in this story was great, but you sort of forget about it in the middle, while we focused on Cal and Violet. 
Cal's relationship with Violets girls
The update on Colt and Feb
Absolutely nothing. Every moment of angst was needed to make this story amazing. 
Then he said softly, his tone strange, like he was talking to himself even though I was right there, “You already think I’m a dick.”
I felt my heart beat faster and I whispered, “Joe –”
Joe cut me off. “So, don’t matter tomorrow morning you still think I’m a dick, ‘cause now, even though you’re drunk, I’m gonna take you inside and fuck you ‘til you ache.”

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