The sixth book in Ashley's Colorado Mountain series (following Jagged, 2014) comes complete with her signature alpha-male leading man and independent heroine but with slightly less suspense than the previous novels. Emme Holmes and Jacob Decker haven't seen each other since Deck and Emme's ex–best friend broke up nine years ago. But the second they reunite, they both realize what they have been missing. However, Emme is dating a prime suspect in a case Deck is investigating. Emme knows her current beau is nothing compared to Jacob Decker, a man she has been attracted to for more than a decade. Intelligent, successful, not to mention sexy as hell, Jacob has always been the guy for her. Still, between ending things with her criminal boyfriend and still feeling the lingering effects from a traumatic childhood event, Emme doesn't know if she can keep it together. It is always easier to just push people away. Jacob, on the other hand, won't let that happen. Spicy as ever, Ashley is sure to please her fans with her latest. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews
Ashley returns to Gnaw Bone, Colo., in this solid sixth installment of her Colorado Mountain series (after Jagged). Jacob "Deck" Decker hasn't seen Emme Holmes in the nine years since he broke up with her best friend. When they meet again in Gnaw Bone, he's amazed to see her in stylish clothes and highlighted hair that amplify the understated beauty he admired all those years ago. Emme is now living in Gnaw Bone and has a new boyfriend, Dane McFarland—and Deck soon learns some disturbing truths about Dane. As Deck and Emme grow closer, their relationship is threatened by the ghosts of Emme's past. But Deck believes that Emme is the only woman for him and refuses to give up on their relationship despite the roadblocks she puts in his way. The scintillating sex scenes are plentiful and graphic. Deck is portrayed as a very macho take-charge male, but his desire to care for and protect Emme makes him a winning protagonist who is evenly matched with Emme and her independent but sweet personality. Agent: Emily Kim, Prospect Agency. (Dec.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC
When a new case brings P.I. Jacob Decker back to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, Emmanuelle Holmes wants to rekindle their friendship, but he wants something more—even though a dark chapter from her past threatens their future together. Original. 50,000 first printing.Review by Publisher Summary 2
When a new case brings private investigator Jacob Decker back to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, Emmanuelle Holmes wants to rekindle their friendship, but he wants something more, even as her dark past threatens their future together.Review by Publisher Summary 3
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 . . .