My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Another sensuous, action-packed installment to The ‘Burg series. At Peace was a fun, exciting read filled with tension, romance, suspense, and one agonizingly sexy alpha-hero.
Cal and Violet are neighbors whose friendship takes a little longer to ignite than their passion. The sexy, brooding, tormented Cal has been burned in a past relationship and is emotionally distant and unattainable. Violet has moved into the neighborhood with her two daughters to escape the threat of her husband’s killer, who happens to be stalking her. Cal, being in the line of security, decides to protect Violet and her daughters when they learn that the stalker has found their new location. This begins the turbulent but extremely sexy-sweet journey of Cal and Vi.
The characters in this story are so realistically portrayed and hold a familiar connection to one another, however, I was hoping for a bit more distinction between each personality All too often, I found the characters blending into one. I really adored watching the relationship between Cal and Violet’s daughters blossom. I loved that the emotional connection between Cal and Vi grew slowly and eventually caught up with their initial attraction. I think anyone who has read a KA book pretty much knows what to expect regarding the racy, no holds barred steam factor, and this book certainly makes no exception.
While I can appreciate the great attention to detail Kristen Ashley displays in her writing, I feel its intricacies immensly drag out the story. I also find myself getting a little tripped up on some of the awkwardly structured sentences which took away from an otherwise intriguing plot. That being said, KA does have such a distinctive, recognizable writing style and I can see why there are so many Kristen Ashley addicts out there. Fun read!
▪ Genre/Category: Contemporary Romance
▪ Steam Caliber: Maximum steam
▪ Romance: Slow burn. Intense and sexy.
▪ Characters: Alpha, protective hero. Sweet but strong heroine.
▪ Plot: A steamy, suspenseful love story with a great portrayal of friendship and family.
▪ Writing: Highly descriptive. Slightly repetitive. Engaging.
▪ POV: 1st Person Perspective: Heroine
▪ Cliffhanger: None
▪ Next Installment: Character spinoff