Series: Colorado Mountain #5
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
An old flame rekindled . . .
Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn't interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara's lost her business, her marriage, and she's barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara's plight, he's on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers.
Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham's faced his own demons, and he's learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he's meant to live. So when he hears that Zara's having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he's a changed man.
So while I’ve had some KA hero in my life in one way or another for the last several weeks, it’s been a long time since I read a book from her Colorado Mountain series. Until now. And boy, did it feel like coming home.
Jagged was a great second chance romance starring two very lovable characters (though their nicknames, Cookie and Ham, were not so lovable – eek!). I loved their spark, their passion, and even loved their intensity when they fought. Zara is feisty and I love that she stands up for herself and what she believes in.
This book felt significantly shorter than what I’m used to getting from a KA novel. The major dramatic plotline, other than their love story, was wrapped up pretty quickly and I was sort of surprised by that. There’s usually quite a bit that goes into her stories, with tons of detail and twists and turns, so I almost felt like it was lacking a little bit.
Overall, this was another fantastic installment in one of my all-time favorite series by one of my very favorite authors and I soaked every bit of it up. I try to spread these books out but I just can’t seem to stop reading them! Thankfully she’s written dozens. Now, to decide which to read next…