Series: Colorado Mountain #6
Published by Forever on 2/4/14
When old friends become new lovers...anything can happen.
Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello." His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?
It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .
I’ve been going through a bit of a healing process lately in a few different aspects. Sometimes life gets a little loud and crazy and you have to take a step back and evaluate what’s important to you and where to focus your attention. So there’s been a lot of change and as odd as it sounds, I’ve been overhauling even the way I approach reading. I’ve been getting to know myself again solely as a reader and rediscovering what it is that I like and why I began reading in the first place. Kristen Ashley has been a huge help with that.
There’s something about Kristen’s books that feel like chicken soup for my soul. They usually involve some sort of emotional journey, healing, and forgiveness. They’re so full of love and sweetness that they overflow with it. Nothing leaves me feeling quite as happy and sated as a Kristen Ashley book and Kaleidoscope was no different.
I crave the sweetness and fierceness of her heroes, as well as the independence and strength of her heroines. Jacob and Emme were perfection. Emme’s backstory was really emotional and sort of tough to stomach at times but Jacob was the perfect person for her and perfectly equipped to help her heal.
Jacob, in typical KA fashion, is an alpha male. But he’s different in a few key ways that I found utterly irresistible. He’s a good guy to his core, a badass who helps hunt down bad guys, and an intellectual with a passion for reading.
Emme is openly affectionate towards those she cares about but she has immense walls built up and never truly lets people get very close, though she’s good at making them believe that they are. Therefore, she really is a loner who depends only on herself and goes about building a life focused solely on a fixer-upper of a house and her job.
I totally fell in love with these two and it was just the balm that I needed. I loved the way it made me feel and the journey that it took me on.