Thursday, 26 April 2012
Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley
While drinking cosmopolitans, Gwendolyn Kidd meets the man of her dreams. Then she takes him home. Then she wakes up alone. But her fear that she lost her dream man turns into a relationship with a mystery man when, night after night in the dead of night, he comes back for more. Hoping it will blossom into something real, she lets him.
But she doesn’t even know his name.
Gwen’s struggling with the decision to end their crazy non-relationship when her sister-from-hell, Ginger’s best friend pays a visit and warns Gwen that if she and her sister don't get smart, they'll both get d-e-a-d, dead. Gwen has no clue what’s going on but she’s used to Ginger’s antics and decides to lay the problem on her sister’s biker boyfriend's doorstep. Bad choice. She hits the Denver Underground radar with a big, loud ping.
This means Gwen’s Mystery Man, Cabe “Hawk” Delgado has to step in to keep her safe. But when Hawk gets a dose of Gwen in the daylight, he makes the decision that he finally wants real with Gwen. However when Gwen gets a dose of badass, bossy, straight-talker Hawk in the daylight, she decides she’s done.
Thus begins the head-to-head of the Commando vs. Cosmo Girl as Hawk woos Gwen in his own unique way, Gwen survives firebombs, drive-bys, kidnappings, hot pursuits by biker hotties and gorgeous police detectives and discovers the heartbreaking reason why Hawk kept her at arm’s length.
And as all this happens, Gwen finds that her sister’s troubles are serious trouble and she must decide who to keep alive: her sister-from-hell or the man of her dreams.
So continuing my Kristen Ashelython I decided to read Mystery Man. I have to admit that I wasn't sure about this book before reading it. I mean have you read the blurb? A woman who has sex with a man for 18 months and she doesn't even know his name, she only knows that he breaks into her house at night has his wicked way with her then leaves. I found this to be very creepy and it remained that way for the first 30% of the book. I was actually going to stop reading it but people said it got better so I stuck with it and I'm pleased to say it did get better.
Gwen is a good character I actually liked her even though she let a stranger into her bed for 18 months. Hawk is a dick for a lot of the book but he does get better when we actually find out some things about him and in the end I liked him very much. There are some awesome secondary characters and even some of the characters from the Rock Chick series turn up which I loved. Plus we meet the guys who feature in the books that make up this series and I cannot wait to read their stories.
As with all of Kristen Ashley books Mystery Man is quite a long book and I can see some people may be put off with this as the story probably could be shortened, however I'm glad it wasn't. If you like Kristen Ashley books then I think you will like this just don't let the creepy start put you off. I am going to give Mystery Man 4 stars.