Sunday, April 15, 2012

Review: At Peace by Kristen Ashley...


After rereading At Peace I have to say although I hated Joe through the first part of the book because of the way he treated Violet,  he also did some great things for Violet and her daughters in the beginning. And He soooooooo made up for all of his crap in the last half of the book and LOVE LOVE LOVE his character for it. This book brought out so many different emotions and has become one of my favorites and that is due mostly in part to Joe's character. The HATE/LOVE feelings I have for him are now just love, especially after reading him in future books and the special way he has with Violet's daughters just melts my heart!!!  So another great read and keeper on my shelf!! I definitely change this to BEST OF THE BEST rating. Love this book!! 
I just finished At Peace by Kristen Ashley. I LOVED it but Sweet Dreams is still my favorite!!  In At Peace I struggled with HATING Cal through the first part of the book!! Of course he redeems himself...OMG, does he redeem himself...then I just LOVE LOVE him but up until that time UGH..I HATED him!!! LOL I think this is a theme in Kristen Ashley books--HATING the Alpha Heroes then LOVING them. LOL  Still my favorite is definitely TATE!!  I am addicted to Ashley's books now and I am on a mission to read everyone!! LOL ;)  I didn't want to write a full review right now and when I come back to write my review I may have to change my rating to Best of the Best but for now I am leaving it with a 5.
Violet Winters once had it all but lost it when her husband was murdered by a criminal madman. During a cold winter night Violet has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down. And that’s when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan.

She wants to deny it, but Violet can’t beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again and again. Feeling it himself, Joe feeds Vi’s hunger, breaking his own rules to keep her in his bed.

Even though Violet had only one man in her life, she’s sure Joe is giving her the signals and Vi decides she’s ready to take a second chance at life and, maybe, love. But Violet doesn’t know the dark secrets in Joe’s past, secrets so soul-wrenching, they’ve drained him dry. With nothing left to give, Joe’s determined to live his life alone and he breaks Violet’s heart.

Crushed by Joe’s betrayal, Violet comes to terms with the fact that, no matter what signals he gave, Joe was not theirs to win. But Violet’s husband’s murderer is obsessed with her and heartbreak again haunts the door of the Winters home. When it does Joe is forced to face the knowledge that he can’t fight Violet’s pull, she’s under his skin and filled him full to bursting.

Joe needs to win her back and put his life on the line to keep Violet safe. But, having had it all once, can Violet endure losing Joe?


  1. Oh boy you are hooked now. Her books are addicting. I know what you mean about hating the Hero then Loving the hero. I finished Coming Undone by Lauren Dane and absolutley loved it! Just have to post a review.

    1. Yes I'm totally addicted!!! I am reading Gamble by her right now!! LOL :)