Night time is the right time….
Gwendolyn 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 more 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 anymore….
©2012 Kristen Ashley (P)2013 Hachette Audio
"There is something about them [Ashley's books] that I find crackalicious." (DearAuthor.com)
"[Kristen] Ashley captivates." (Publisher's Weekly).
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I loved this book! It had everything I enjoy in a romance story. Sassy heroine, sexy alpha males, funny dialogue, great characters, action, twists and turns and of course the HEA. It was perfect! I can’t wait for more dream man books on Audible.
5 star listen!!!
Pretty high. I've read all of Kristen Ashley's books, and was very happy to see them offered on audio.
I agree with other reviews in that the storyline and characters are not real world, but if I wanted to read/listen to real world, I'd stick to history and biography. This is a work of fiction, who cares if it's real? It's enough to just live in the fantasy for a while.
Too New Jersey. This book is set in Colorado, why does everyone seem to have a New Jersey accent?
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
I fancy myself a well informed reader, and yet I'd never heard of this book, this series or even this author. Ok, I do tend to read mostly paranormal, but still, one would have thought that a book so good would have not escaped my notice!
I can't even tell you why I was reading the reviews of this book, but they caught my attention as they were universally glowing praise for the author. I was feeling a bit restless and in the mood for something different, so I bought Mystery Man.
Holy smokes! This book was simply fantastic. It went beyond my expectations into the land of "books I will remember for the rest of my life" territory. To beat it all, this book was so well written I couldn't even tell you why I loved it so much. It's just a masterfully told love story, with just the right amount of angst, action and adventure. The hero is sex on a stick and the heroine is smart and likable. The writing style flows perfectly, with just the right touch of humor.
Kate Russell is a great narrator, and her performance here is stellar.
Worth a credit? In hindsight, I'd pay two. It's that good.
This book was a exercise in perseverance for me. I didn't know the author and I hated it when I first started listening to it - didn't like the characters, didn't care for the narrator and the plot was ridiculous (a sibling being expected to pay off her sister's multi-million dollar debt). I decided to return it to Audible but it was late so I decided to listen to another 30 mins and return it in the morning. Well, 30 mins turned into 1 hour 30 mins and by the morning I had got to a funny part and wanted to find out what happened so I decided to give it another hour. After that some really great characters had shown up and I had to listen to some more because I really enjoyed them (I'm talking Elvyra especially here). And so it went on. Nine hours of listening later I had to admit I was hooked.
So, if you try this book and hate it - persevere. Once you get into the style and the characters and you've laughed out loud a few hundred times it is actually an absolute gem. I'm so glad I stuck with it.
but 4 ½ stars due to the narrator making the heroine so enjoyable and entertaining.
I was “blown away” by Kate Russell narrating Mystery Man. It made me realize how much I put my own mind set into heroines. I don’t recall laughing with other Kristen Ashley books. But this narrator had me smiling and chuckling - a lot. It’s not comedy, but it’s being surprised due to her emotions and tone. I loved her interpretation of the heroine’s lusty feelings. I might not have liked the heroine as much if I were reading this. She’s kind of flaky. She’s into clothes, expensive shoes, cosmos with the girls, hot guys and their rides. But the narrator had me liking her. It showed me how limiting “my own mind” was.
Most of my laughter and smiling was in the first third of the book when Gwen was being smart-alecky toward Hawk. A favorite line: Hawk pointed at her and said “You. Stay.” She said “I’m not a dog.”
The last third of the book is all lovey-dovey-sweet-words to each other. It’s a sumptuous relationship. Sometimes I complain authors don’t give me enough couple interaction. Well this is way at the other end. He gives her unbelievable gifts, they have lots of great sex, lots of cuddling, meeting the families, getting along great with the families.
There’s some good romantic suspense going on from Gwen’s sister Ginger. Ginger is the wild child thief con woman who has bad guys and good guys after her. The bad guys do bad things to Gwen and her family in their search for Ginger. That part was good in the beginning. But toward the end it was less unusual - kind of been done before. I’d say read this for the lovey dovey and hot sexy relationship - not the suspense plot.
Hawk is hunky gorgeous and sooo sexy. There’s some but not a lot of sexual language. Her golden spot is a phrase used. Regarding swearing, the f-word and sh** are used a lot.
5 stars for Kate Russell. I want to read every thing she does.
Genre: contemporary romance
It was not.
All of them!!!!!!!
Love, love, LOVE KA!!!! I've read MM four times, but I could not listen to it. The best part of her books are the Alpha males but K Russell can not pull that off. Hawk sounds like a old lady and I just could not handle that. Such a disappointment.
HOT ALPHA MALE
Talk about HOT HOT and ALPHA BAD ASSSSS……. Yes that would be Hawk Ladies and Gent’s this was my first initiation into the wonderful world of Kristen Ashley and I loved every bit of it. OMG and Gwen was freaking hilarious at times the things that go on in her head really! I will be moving on to Wild Man which I’m not sure how you can top Hawk, the never ending drama and Gwen craziness but I will not ponder on it too long I will just dive into me some Wild Man face first!
This was well worth my credit..
I've never read this author before so did not know what to expect. I got this book based on reviews. I was not disappointed. I must say that the dialogue is a bit different then I am used to but I really enjoyed it in the end. Gwen is a little bit flighty and a little bit kickass. Hawk is all alpha male and I loved that. I think the storyline is surprising and really unique. I also liked that Gwen still looks and is drawn to all the eye candy around her. Really who would not look? There is suspense and romance so a little something for everyone. So I give this a thumbs up. It is a little bit different but in a good way. It is worth the credit.
If you are a Kristen Ashley fan, you will love her on Audio. So far, she has 2 books on Audible and I am so hoping for more. Loved the narration by Katie Russell. Her characterizations and different voice tones were great.
Please please have more of her books on Audible.
I didn't want this listen to end and, when it eventually did, I felt I had to say goodbye to some much loved characters that I'd become emotionally attached to and I almost wanted to listen to it all over again.
During this amazing, enjoyable, emotional, tender, heartbreaking, hot listen you will encounter a super sexy, super Alpha, arrogant, drool-worthy Commando hero with dimples (who I loved, loved, loved), biker rogues, hot Cops, other sexy members of the Commando team, family members, friends and a strong likeable heroine.
Then, as the plot seemlessly unfolds, you will be whisked into all the drama and turmoil of a beautiful love story that's romantic, full of sexual chemistry, lol humor, surprises, action, with snappy dialogue and the rapport between the H/H is soooo de...lish...ous and the Epilogue was very touching.
Worth a credit? It's got everything a romance lover wants and more ....... so that's a definite big fat YES with sprinkles on and I'm looking forward to more in this new series.
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