Romance Books

For You by Kristen Ashley (The Burg #1)

Genre: Romance

Goodreads Shelves: Hot Alpha Male, Romance
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
My recommendation:  IMO, skip it

Summary from goodreads.com:

Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened and Feb broke Colt’s heart then she turned wild and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town. Fifteen years later, Feb comes back to help run the family bar. But there’s so much water under the bridge separating her and Colt everyone knows they’ll never get back together. Until someone starts hacking up people in Feb’s life. Colt is still Colt and Feb is still Feb so the town watches as Colt goes all out to find the murderer while trying to keep Feb safe.

As the bodies pile up, The Feds move in and a twisting, turning story unravels exposing a very sick man who has claimed numerous victims along the way, Feb and Colt battle their enduring attraction and the beautiful but lost history that weaves them together.
 
My review:
 
WHY DOES KRISTEN ASHLEY INSIST ON WRITING SUCH LONG BOOKS?  AND WHY DOES HER PUBLISHER LET HER?????
 
Ok, I’ve come down from my soap box.  But seriously, another chubby chunkster KA book to read.  Haven’t read a KA for a while, thought I’d give the Burg a chance.  While there were some things about this book I really liked, there were more things I didn’t:
 
  1. The length.  Good lord, did this book need to be almost 600 pages?  NO.  Could have been cut in half and been much better.
  2. The main characters name.  February Owens?  Feb for short.  Really hated it.
  3. The way the characters talked liked they were from the south, but they were supposedly somewhere in Indiana.  Super annoying.
  4. Knowing who the killer was halfway through the book.  I like a good mystery.
  5. The length.  Oh wait, I already said that.


Overall, I didn’t love this book.  Feb was kind of a bitch in the beginning, but I liked Colt.  I don’t think I will keep reading this series.


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