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Mystery Man am Kindle This will be yet another review where I will show off my fine skills of prioritizing Forget the hero the heroine or the story We have other stuff to take care of first Charac

Mystery Man am Kindle This will be yet another review where I will show off my fine skills of prioritizing. Forget the hero, the heroine, or the story. We have other stuff to take care of first.Character description taken from the book itself :I didn't expect to see tall, broad, inked-to-the-max, long blond-haired Dog standing at the other side of the counter.HOLD THE PHONE. No one bothered to tell me that Dog the Bounty Hunter was making an appearance in this book.Then...just when I thought it couldn't get any more surreal, I saw this :her sister, Ginger KiddWait a sec...is there really a character named ginger kid?Disclaimer : I adore red haired children. Parents of red-haired children, please do not send hate mail because I posted a picture asking for help for ginger kids. I was only pointing out that this is a term not often used for flattery and probably not the best name for a book character.Aw, hell. Let's just kick this review off with the characters.Hawk - a.k.a. - The eighties called and they want their Camaro back. He's a hot man. I'm not gonna lie. The hair, the skin, the dimples, the boots, the multi-national heritage. He's like a taller version of the guy who plays Ranger in the Stephanie Plum movie. Who am I to complain, really? Other than a weird fondness for mid-life crisis muscle cars, he's my kinda man. I don't appreciate that he put cameras in Gwen's house to spy on her (Really?!? You couldn't have monitored her from outside of the house?) but hey. He gives great sex and he's pretty to look at. Sometimes that's about as good as it's going to get.Gwen - a.k.a. - Shallow, ditsy, fluffy girl. How the hell did this woman manage to get three hot guys willing to wage war over her? I could not stand this chick. After reading a book as long as this one was (and it was looooong), all I knew about her was that she drank cosmos, ate copious amounts of cookie dough, liked expensive shoes, and collected little black dresses. FFS, I would not want to hang out with this woman in real life. She had the depth of a potato chip. Although, I guess I can say that her big hair probably worked well with Hawk's camaro. At least they had a retro theme going on.Since I've already figured out that nothing major changes about the men in these books other than how they look and what their jobs are, I'm hoping that the future will bring greater variety in the female lead department. I want to see big personalities, not Sex and the City wannabees.The Story itself was...Up and down. The first 15% was a lot of rambling about pop culture and side characters who weren't really in the story. Then things took off for a while and I was interested. Then we hit a downswing again when a couple of turf war issues repeated themselves. Then we hit an upswing, then a downswing, rinse and repeat. Gwen and Hawk were never really a believable couple to me until after they got back together for the last time and then it got good. The last couple of chapters and the epilogue were excellent. It's too bad that it took almost an entire book before I got excited about what was going on.What interested me the most were the side characters. I'm looking forward to both Mitch and Tack's books. I have the feeling that I might like those books better, so fear not KA groupie girls. All is probably not lost.The terminology was...Eh. I think I'm used to it by now. I get that KA apparently loves nickname usage, which is something I loathe when it's used excessively in books. But I think I know that it's just part of the package and you have to deal with it if you're going to read and enjoy these books.The squishy belly thing was just odd though. Gwen's belly got squishy a lot. I don't know if she was turned on or having indigestion.Every male character sounded the same. I've noticed this in other books of this author's as well. The sentence phrasing is very stilted. I get that it's conversational, so I'm not knocking that, but it's highly unlikely that every single guy you ever come in contact with is going to talk in the same exact style. Especially when you have a commando, a police guy (or whatever Mitch was, don't remember) and a biker all speaking the same way. Last I checked, there is no universal guy phrasing.Example : "I was another type of man, the type they are, I wouldn't hesitate gettin' in there and muddling your head by making my play."However, there's always a silver lining...As stated earlier, the last part of the book was pretty flipping incredible. The epilogue = outstanding. It's a first book to a series. Sure, there were some flaws, but I think there's room for growth. The book entertained me well enough to keep going, and often that's good enough. I have the feeling that my feelings about the series will grow fonder as I continue on with the rest of the stories.. Night time is the right timeGwendolyn 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 abNight time is the right timeGwendolyn 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 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 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 any.. Popular Books Mystery Man -1.000 StarsWhen I decided to read this book I thought I was in for something, at the very least, interesting if not mind-blowing, since most of my friends seemed to love it. What I got was a messed up relationship, a shallow(and idiotic) heroine and a hero who... a hero... um, I really don't know what to say about the hero.Reasons why the heroine was an impecile who should have died long ago:1) She was having sex with a guy whose name she didn't even know. Not once or twice, but every week for 1,5 year!2) Said sex was unprotected even though she suspected the guy had a parade of other lovers.3) Her sister is in a ton of trouble which will lead at best in jail, at worst in death. Someone broke into her house. Someone set her father's house on fire. Yet all our brilliant heroine thinks about is dresses, shoes, guys.4) The aforementioned guy knew everything about her even though she knew nothing. He had installed cameras at her house(without asking permission or informing her), he had her followed and he is determined she belongs to him, despite her protests.All that even though he thought of her as a slut who all but dropped her panties to get his attention the first night, and then had sex with him without knowing who he was for 1.5 FUCKING YEAR!Despite these facts she is seriously considering a relationship with him because he installed her a security system(without asking btw), got her a pair of "dreamy" shoes and carried her out of a fire(and I know it sounds all heroic and shit but she could have easily walked out on her own).I guess let's forget his creapiness an his domineering ways since he got her shoes!About the hero...I seriously can't tell you anything about him because at the 40% mark, the heroine doesn't know anything except that he is hot, he has 3 brothers and he used to be in the army(all of which she learned in the last two days, not the 1.5 year they'd been lovers).I love a possessive, hot, Alpha male as much as the next girl but all this girl has seen of the hero so far is stalker-creepy, not sexy.Btw did I mention that this TSTL girl with the fish IQ, this serial killer's victim waiting to happen, this godawful STD's best friend, has 4 hot guys pining for her? And as if she wasn't pathetic already, she also pants after them like some desperate 40 year old virgin. Seriously!And the writing... Don't even get me started about the writing,After I read about 40% of the book I got a little afraid that idiocy is contagious and decided to drop it as a precaution.PS. Did I mention that this guy had been breaking into her house all this time? She hadn't given him keys or anything like that.
Mystery Men Aug , One of two movies in with Mystery in the title that Hank Azaria appears in with the other being Mystery, Alaska . Mystery Men Mystery Men Rotten Tomatoes Aug , Mystery Men is a fully functional superhero spoof with an above average, comedic cast and a Burton esque view at the underbelly of a city Ben Stiller leads the ragtag gang of misfits with Mystery Man Dream Man, by Kristen Ashley Mystery Man is the first book in the Dream Man series and while it has Kristen Ashley written all over it no pun intended, it s a little romantic suspense than the Colorado Mountain series Cabe Hawk Delgado is another hot, over the top, super alpha hero and I love, love, LOVE him The Mystery Man Feb , The Mystery Man out of Decent mystery from Monogram has Robert Armstrong playing newspaper reporter Larry Doyle who after a big story gets a revolver as a gift Later in the picture he s in need of money so he pawns the gun and is later arrested for a murder that was done using the same gun. Mystery Man by Diana Palmer Mystery Man is the story of Canton and Janine When Tycoon and computer wiz Canton goes on a vacation to Cancun with his daughter Karie to escape from a recent financial disaster he never expects to have a neighbor like Janine, the exasperating redhead who drives him mad with her tongue. and lust.

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    Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck already attempting to accessorise and she hadn t taken her first breath Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but 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 multi generational family They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake and the wardrobes that matched.Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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  • This will be yet another review where I will show off my fine skills of prioritizing Forget the hero, the heroine, or the story We have other stuff to take care of first.Character description taken from the book itself I didn t expect to see tall, broad, inked to the max, long blond haired Dog standing at the other side of the counter.HOLD THE PHONE No one bothered to tell me that Dog the Bounty Hunter was making an appearance in this book.Thenjust when I thought it couldn t get any surreal, I [...]


  • 1.000 StarsWhen I decided to read this book I thought I was in for something, at the very least, interesting if not mind blowing, since most of my friends seemed to love it What I got was a messed up relationship, a shallow and idiotic heroine and a hero who a hero um, I really don t know what to say about the hero.Reasons why the heroine was an impecile who should have died long ago 1 She was having sex with a guy whose name she didn t even know Not once or twice, but every week for 1,5 year 2 [...]


  • HOLY ALPHA MALES Yowza fans self I m surprised this book didn t self combust from the degree ofutterly squee drool swoon worthy, bossy, possessive, unapologetic, sweet, tender, badass, HOT UBER ALPHA malesin it I mean WOW This book is pure over the top deliciousness This book has it all to die for hero, a sassy, smartass heroine, lots of action, hot hot sex, secret lairs, badass commandos, badass bikers, badass cops, drive by s, cosmo parties, family time, romance, a few misty eyed moments, laug [...]


  • Starting off the year with a re read fave MYSTERY MANHAWKGWEN You live in your head too much, you curl up and shut shit out and spend so much time doing it, you forget to live your life You can t live your life in your head That isn t living You re livin in Badass World, baby, he whispered in my ear Fair warning, until I fix what I cut in you, you re there to stay You re in deep with me, aren t you, baby I whispered my question just to confirm Drowning he whispered back Find me at


  • Sadly, this book was a DNF for me I got half way through and had to stop I really wanted to like this one since it has the kind of hero I love a mean, over the top alpha jerk The story of how Hawk and Gwen met is not what bothered me It s what occurred after that sent me over the edge It was absolutely ridiculous and I just could not get past it Gwen has a one night stand with a man, who is presumably to be Hawkbut she s not quite sure and to be honest, neither am I After that one night stand, t [...]


  • 5 Cabe Hawk Delgado Stars I LOVE HAWK Just going to put that out there before I review this book How can you not What a yummy alpha male Okay okay now to the bookA year and a half Thats how long Gwendolyn Kidd has been sleeping with MM, her Mystery Man A year and a half ago she heard these words at the bar You comin or what She took MM home with her that night, and now he makes regular weekly visits Sneaks in at night, then disappears Gwen is having some issues with her sister, Ginger Ginger is [...]


  • Just 0.99 today for Kindle gp product B00A Mystery Man is the first book in the Dream Man series and while it has Kristen Ashley written all over it no pun intended, it s a little romantic suspense than the Colorado Mountain series Cabe Hawk Delgado is another hot, over the top, super alpha hero and I love, love, LOVE him Gwendolyn Kidd is a great heroine Smart, savvy, independent, and takes no crap from anyone Though I love how, being wooed by three alpha males, she doesn t quite know what to [...]


  • Some of the story premise was a little out there but it had the sexy alpha male you come to expect from KA Hawk is actually one of the less intense heroes I ve read from her as far as possessiveness is concerned He had enough to play it up but he was pretty cool about it Well compared to someone like Knight that is lol The plot did lose me briefly but it wrapped up nicely Gwen did not win me over like the other heroines have I d rate this a 3.5.


  • Right off the bat, if you want to know if this is a book for you, ask yourself this question and answer it HONESTLY do you find the idea of meeting a ridiculously hot alpha male we re talking ex special forces at a bar, taking him home for the best sex OF YOUR LIFE, never learning his name, then afterwards him leaving, never to be seen again, except a few days later he s back in your bed, waking you for of the best sex OF YOUR LIFE, a pattern that continues for over a year, until a situation wi [...]


  • 3.5 starsDear GwenNo, I m not a stalker Why would you think that I just wanted to talk to you about all that s happened in the last couple of weeks Since you re not available aka won t meet me , I ll just lay it all here.First of all I m really sorry about Ginger She has always been trouble, but I never thought it would come to this Gangs, cops, FBI I m also very sorry you got caught up in it But, really you could always see there s something wrong with that one Ginger A pain in my ass A pain in [...]


  • 3 to 3.5 stars The three star rating is completely due to Gwen s annoying and nitwitted character Not even Hawk, the swoonalishous hero, could fully save this book for me I really tried to love this book but the heroine just rubbed me wrong Really, really wrong I understand why Hawk was enad by her, he s the hero after all but I m still trying to figure out why Mitch and Tack were so smitten with her I just don t get it Of all Kristen Ashley heroines I ve read, Gwen had the least substance to he [...]


  • PACKING MY BAGS AND MOVING TO DENVERYOU GET ME Once there, I m finding an abandon warehouse tying myself up and waiting for Hawk Delgado to come rescue me A girl can dream right Gwendolyn Piper Kidd is a self employed freelance editor whose marriage fell apart She is out on the town having cosmos with her girls when she spots super hawt Mystery Man When he gets up and leaves she fears that she didn t catch his eye He then stops by her stool on his way out and says You comin or what That was it T [...]


  • Update 9 10 13Fabulous I have become a big audiobook person lately because real life is crazy and I desperately need my romance fixes This audiobook and narrator were spectacular, her voice totally nailed all the crazy personalities was SO MUCH FUN The story already is one of my favorites, then add the voice of the narrator and it makes the colorful characters and story even enjoyable.5 STARS A non stop, wild ride Mystery Man was the land of BADASSES and the testosterone was overflowing everywh [...]


  • So begins a new series with yet hot alpha males to swoon over and dream about Sheez I thought KA outdid herself with the hotties portrayed in the Rock Chick series I Was So Wrong Oh yah It goes without saying, but, yes I m going to say it I LOVED THIS BOOK It was simply fan freaking tastic If you are debating whether you should jump on this bandwagon and give this book a whirl, here are my reasons why you should definitely read this book now 1 Cabe Hawk Degaldo He is hot He is domineering He ha [...]


  • 5 stars Romantic SuspenseAll the single ladies, all the single ladiesAll the single ladies, all the single ladiesAll the single ladiesNow pack your bags up Considering there s not one but four yummy heroes introduced in this first book in the Dream Man series that s set in Denver, Colorado all of whom get their own bookYAY , not to mention the smokin hot, badass alpha heroes from Ashley s Colorado Mountain series, and it definitely wouldn t be surprising if all the single ladies suddenly packed [...]


  • There are so many things that annoy me with this book, Gwen s an idiot, Hawk is a douche, but it is still one of my favorite books and I re read it oftenRe Read April 2017 My above sentiments are the same Such a ridiculous book but I still love every minute of it


  • Meet the guys ADMIRER 1 NAME Mitch Lawson.OCCUPATION Detective Mitch Lawson Mitch.I whispered What a perfect name ,soft and strong, things a cop need to be Mitch He stared at me Is it , he asked Perfect.He stared at me some SCRIPTION With the perfect cop name that starts with 3 silent constables and ends with Lawson as in son of the law Mitch is the hot ass,soft spoken smoldering detective put on the case to bring down Gwendoline s little sister from hell Ginger while sticking around to ensure h [...]


  • I tried to stick it out because so many adore the series but between the god awful dialog, umm Yeah ummmm Umm , and the wince worthy 1st person narrative, then i walked in the front door Then i walked to the kitchen Then i pulled out a chair Then i sat down And to say nothing of the fact the main character is an obvious Mary Sue for the author And last but certainly not least, I can usually handle the uber alpha hero, love me some Barrons who alot of people can t handle, but the hero in this one [...]


  • UPDATE Rating edited September 21, 2013 From 5 stars downgraded to 4 stars Cabe Hawk Delgado said Don t have that chance so nothin I can do about that But I darkened your door, baby, and you lit up my life again, so I m not lettin that go 5 stars.Wow Mystery Man is another great story and hilariously penned by Kristen Ashley Kristen swept me right off my feet and directed me straight to reader s heaven She does it all the time I can t help it but I just have to gush all the time.Cabe Hawk Delgad [...]


  • 2.5 starsGwendolyn Kidd and Cabe Hawk Delgado.Ordinarily Kristen Ashley s books would not be the type of romances I d read Let alone enjoy Gwen is an annoying heroine at times with really slutty behaviour She sleeps with the hero for eighteen months and doesn t know his name Then drools over not one but two other guys The hero is a bit of a controlling alpha The plot is OTT and pretty unbelievable And I am seriously beginning to think that all Kristen Ashley s heroes went to the same school Babe [...]


  • 3.75 cookie dough solves every problem STARS You re livin in Badass World, baby, he whispered in my ear Fair warning, until I fix what I cut in you, you re there to stay WHAT A HOT MESS There was so much going on, ups and downs and people getting kidnapped and shot at and so many characters I just LOLed all the time.If you follow my review you might know that I started my Kristen Ashley experience with the Unfinished Hero series and those books are essentially a two people character study.That s [...]


  • 5 I M OFFICIALLY A KA FAN STARS BR with Elizabeth, Melissa, Tiffany, Angie, Lynn, Idelle, Julie A M A Z I N G This was my first KA book and BOY IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT I kept seeing all over Good Reads all the rave reviews on so many of her books and than a few of my friends told me to get on the KA band wagon and quick.Well Mystery Man was definitely the PERFECT choice for my first endeavor into KA.Gwendolyn Kidd has been having a hot affair with SEXY and ALL ALPHA MALE, Cabe Hawk Delgado for th [...]


  • 5 Stars Mystery Man is a mystery no and he is definitely a superhero I m at a loss for words, other than Kristen Ashley blew me away AGAIN Just when you think to yourself that she can t out do the possessive male jerk from the last book you read WRONG let me introduce you to Cabe Hawk Delgado Even his name makes me swoon Gwen is the object of his fascination and he was the object of mine She is the consummate fashion plate, funny and as enad with Cabe as he is with her These two slipped between [...]


  • Fourth read February 8 16, 2017Let me first state that the audio version is a 3 star rating and the printed version is still a 5 star rating.This re read started out as an audio review, but around the 49% mark I had to go find my place on my Kindle and read the rest of the book from there.There are two reasons why I did this 1 I could read this book faster than the narrator was speaking.2 I didn t care for the narration Don t get me wrong, she did a great job of narrating the story, but in my mi [...]


  • 4.5 ALPHA TASTIC STARS.Kristen Ashley is an Alpha male writing goddess I for one think this author deserves a Good Reads prize for handing out these Alpha goodie treats for the world to share I found myself in a bit of a book slump, and was kindly advised to get my reading bottom into gear and start the Dream man series So I decided to start a Kristen Ashley book binge, and OH yes what a book to start with, dream man I got I loved this book EVERYNGLEPHA.LOVING CHAPTER so, thank you Good reads fr [...]


  • 5 Recognizing How Great This Was Stars When I first read this, it was during the binge of all KA I think I had read Motorcycle Man and At Peace first then did this series or Rock Chicks I really can t remember right now The reason I am bring this up is to say.I Was Wrong.Yup, I gave this a 4 star It was during my thinking on the books I read while adding them to GR when I first came on No reviews, just thinking back on how I felt while reading them The reason I gave this a 4 was the fact it had [...]


  • Spoiler Free Review5 STAR READGenre Contemporary Romance Romantic Suspense AdultSeries Book 1 in Dream Man series Sweet Pea, what do you think i do for a living Hawk You fly on your Super sonic Jet to hot, humid, tropical, war torn nations, execute your duties as a soilder for hire which means doing things like blowing up bridges and beating infidels into submission Gwen in Mystery ManI put all other books on pause to read this just to see what all the hype was about and i was not left disappoin [...]


  • This was my first KA 3 And a beginning of a beautiful friendship addiction XD The story is an unusual one Gwen has a man that she only sees at night, they don t talk, she doesn t even know his name, but what she does know is that he s good in bed XD One day everything changes, her sister gets into a lot of trouble, and that forces Hawk to come out And when he does, Gwen decides to end things with him cause he esentially acts like a total jerk XD In the meantime, she meets Tack drooling all over [...]


  • Mystery Man is fantastic It s laugh out loud funny, at times quirky and full of hot alpha males, that ll have your toes curling Top that off with a wonderful heroine, who has fabulous taste in shoes What can you ask for Cabe Hawke Delgado Kristen Ashley you ve done it AGAIN Loved it


  • Oh, KA you did it again.Hot, sexy, original premise On top of that, a likable heroine can KA write one who isn t likable Is that even in her wheelhouse , and another badass alpha male I will say, I was torn through a good chunk of the book Cause I loved Gwen with Hawk, Tack, and Mitch kinda how I REALLY loved Jules with Luke What can I say I m a sucker for a good love triangle But in the end Hawk was a good choice And he called her sweet pea I mean COME ON lol.I read Dream Man before this, so it [...]


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