Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ryn and Boone – SWOON! Dream Chaser finds our house flipping stripper Ryn down and out in a really bad way. Crazy ex-sister in law demands she no longer has access to her darling niece and nephew after bilking Ryn of thousands of dollars in the guise of caring for the kids – while that crazy is actually out getting massages with the kid’s cash.
Boone is an ex-military hottie security “specialist” working under Hawk (from KA’s Dream man series.) He’s dealing with his ex-BFF’s suicide while obsessing over Ryn and her drama. Sounds like a lot? Yep – but it works! He is our typical Alpha guy keeping track of Ryn and finally catches her when he and his posse need to guard her from the “not so bad guy” Cisco and some rouge dirty cops.
In typical KA fashion, the baddie kidnaps (kind of) Ryn. On top of that Ryn strikes up an unusual “friendship” with the mafia type bad guy…..who maintains he was framed so maybe he is a not so bad guy? She then leads her bodyguard hot guys (from the Chaos and Dream Men series) around town – a mall stop, of course, and a drive by the home she is flipping. These guys can’t help but take over her house flipping rehab. If you are a Kristen Ashley connoisseur, you will recognize all the names. One thing that I did appreciate was that this book was not as inundated with all those characters in every scene which tends to overwhelm KA books.
Ryn and Boone’s love story is sweet. Their connection slowly develops even though both were pretty stubborn at first flirt. Lots of couple time without the typical “interruptions” and a little “D/s lite” sexy times! I really enjoyed both characters even with their baggage – Ryn’s daddy issues seem to dominate her internal struggles as well. One of the best lines from Ryn about her Dream Team gals:
“So, the rundown was, my dad was an absent dick. Evie’s dad was a neglectful dick. Pepper’s dad was a judgmental dick. And Hattie’s dad was an actively evil, children’s-animated-film-villain-level dick.”Kristen Ashley, Dream Chaser
Dream Chaser is a fun, sexy contemporary romance from our darling Kristen Ashley. This story will resonate with the Rock Chick crowd – BUT you do not need to have read all those series to enjoy this book. Having personally read Dream Maker (the first in this series) does give some background to the group of ladies on this “Dream Team” but is also not required pre-reading. Our Authorette sets up Hattie and Axl for the next installment and I am all for it!
*** Thank you to NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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