Aug 21

Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley Review


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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Dream Man series…

Charlotte “Lottie” McAlister is in the zone. She’s ready to take on the next chapter of her life, and since she doesn’t have a man, she’ll do what she’s done all along. She’ll take care of business on her own. Even if that business means starting a family.

The problem is, Lottie has a stalker. The really bad kind. The kind that means she needs a bodyguard.

Enter Mo Morrison.

Enormous. Scary.


Mo doesn’t say much, and Lottie’s used to getting attention. And she wants Mo’s attention. Badly.

But Mo has a strict rule. If he’s guarding your body, that’s all he’s doing with it.

However, the longer Mo has to keep Lottie safe, the faster he falls for the beautiful blonde who has it so together, she might even be able to tackle the demons he’s got in his head that just won’t die.

But in the end, Lottie and Mo don’t only have to find some way to keep hands off until the threat is over, they have to negotiate the overprotective Hot Bunch, Lottie’s crazy stepdad, Tex, Mo’s crew of frat-boy commandos, not to mention his nutty sisters.

All before Lottie finally gets her Dream Man.

And Mo can lay claim to his Dream Girl.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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I’m a huge Kristen Ashley fan, and I haven’t read a book of hers that I didn’t enjoy. The 1001 Dark Nights novellas are intended to introduce a new reader to an author’s series and style with a standalone story that is also a bonus in the series for existing readers. In Quiet Man, new KA readers get double the pleasure with a peek into both KA’s Dream Man and Rock Chicks series.  For me, a long time reader who has read all of the books in both of those series—some more than one time—this was a nostalgic trip back to those worlds.

I loved Lottie and Mo—their chemistry absolutely leapt off the page from their first meeting. Mo is working a job, though. Lottie’s got a stalker, and her boss hired the commando to guard her. He’s got some clear rules in that regard – if he’s guarding her body, that is all he’s doing with it, and it definitely became more challenging for both of them as the case went on.  I loved that slow-burn relationship build up, and Kristen Ashley knows exactly how to make it worth the wait for readers. She also gives readers a fair dose of screen time from Dream Man series and Rock Chick series characters, which I loved. KA also uses this book to lay the groundwork for her new Dream series featuring Mo’s coworkers, and I cannot wait for those books to start rolling out!

For a long time KA reader, Quiet Man was a sizzling, suspenseful, quick-reading trip back into two fan-favorite series. KA packed it all in here with a sexy, banter-filled, entertaining romance complete with the alpha awesomeness that I love from her. Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo




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