Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley

To have a future together, they'll have to put their trust in each other. Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley.

In this steamy, addictive contemporary romance spinning off the New York Times bestselling Dream Man and Rock Chick series, Ryn Jansen must put her trust in the one man she wants – and the one man she can't let herself have.

Ryn Jansen has no interest in taking a risk on Boone Sadler. Thanks to a long list of men who've done nothing but let her down, Ryn vows to stay far away from the caring, protective commando. And when Boone confronts Ryn with evidence that her loved ones are conning her, Ryn is less than thrilled – with her family and Boone. But even as Boone proves he's the kind of guy to meet her every need, she doesn't trust him to stay when life gets hard...

Boone Sadler's never been one to back down from a challenge. He's determined to show the funny, sexy Ryn that the irresistible connection between them is worth exploring. But caring for Ryn's heart and body becomes a matter of life and death when Ryn's beloved niece and nephew are put in danger and dirty cops begin gunning for Ryn. Soon Boone realizes their romance is in danger of more than heartbreak – and to have any future together, they'll have to put their trust in each other.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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Please read book one so that this book makes more sense.

Ryn is an amazing woman. She works her butt off in order to help her niece and nephew when her brother isn't able to help them. Ryn is used to having only her mom in her life whom she can count on, but when she is kidnapped by Cisco, a local gangster, her life kind of turns upside down. When Cisco reappears in her life, Ryn isn't quite sure what to make of their encounter.

Boone is ready to show Ryn how amazing he can be, but he starts out by kind of stepping in a big pile of family drama. While his tact isn't always on point, Boone does have Ryn's best interest at heart. While he knows that Ryn works very hard, he also knows that for some reason, Cisco has taken her under his wing and offered her protection.

While Ryn and Boone find themselves tangled in a bad cop conspiracy, they also find themselves walking the fine line of a new relationship. Boone is hoping to show Ryn that her life can be so much more. Ryn has to figure out how much she's willing to put up with, in terms of her own family too. As these two find their own paths, lives will be taken, love will be found, and truths will be revealed.

I was a little disappointed that the mystery in this book wasn't truly resolved. It felt unfinished and I'm not sure if it left a path to resolution in the next book. This was a great book and I really hope that the next book comes soon! I really love these books.

This is the second in this series, but as any Kristen Ashley fan will know, this has close links with the Rock Chick series, and we also get some Chaos and Mystery Man elements to add to the richness. And that adds to the fun and the feeling of being a part of the community – which I love.

Boone and Ryn have been aware of each other for a while, but Ryn doesn't have time, or belief in men being serious, and Boone rather unwisely found solace elsewhere for a while, fed up of waiting. So he now has a bit of a mountain to climb, but he has two things in his favour – determination and the fact that the chemistry between them cannot be denied. I loved how Ryn also recognised that it could be good, but she is both too busy and too nervous to take a chance. As her life swirls out of control for reasons outside her control, Boone is there to support her. It is lovely watching him show her that she really can rely on him, and that he takes her, her family, her dreams, and her habits, and loves them all.

There is just so much goodness in this book, my advice is make sure you have a good long stretch of time to read, because you will not want to put it down once you start. It has tension, danger, fun, and a very sexy romance. Another hit for me; thank you, Kristen Ashley.

So the first few pages of reading Dream Chaser I was thinking, wow Ryn seems a bit judgmental, but we quickly discover what is going on in her life and realise she is being taken advantage of. I was furious on her behalf, and from there on I was Team Ryn all the way. What I wasn’t, was Team Boone. He was a douche early on.

The turmoil in the budding relationship had me so emotional and a few tears were shed. Boone did some really stupid things that had me wondering if he was up to the challenge of taking care of Ryn, and for a good while there it looked like he wasn’t. But after a rough start, things eventually turned around and the good guy that Boone is shone through. One thing I will say is as a couple, Ryn and Boone are incredibly hot together.

Ryn and Boone’s romance is set to the backdrop of a crim who is being framed for a murder he didn’t commit, which leads to dirty cops with Ryn in the firing line. I liked the danger and action as well as the unfolding story of crime in Denver. This led to a few guest appearances from other KA heroes, including Eddie and a few from the Chaos boys, which made me happy.

One thing I would have liked to have had more of in Dream Chaser are Ryn’s friends, the other Dream Team girls. I didn’t feel the same kind of close friendship between the Dream Team as there was between the Rock Chicks. Hopefully that will come over time with the next few books.

I struggled with the first book in this series, but I was all in with Dream Chaser. There was always something going on and it kept me interested from the first page right to the last. I loved it. A solid four stars from me.

Dream Chaser, the second book in the Dream Team series, was just okay for me.

This series is based on the Dream Team – four women that have formed friendships while working at Smithie's Club. I loved the first book in this series and was excited for Ryn's story. This book contains an element of suspense, a lot of angsty romance, a dash of sweetness, and a LOT of Denver character cameos.

I have such a hard time reviewing a Kristen Ashley book, I don't want to give anything away because it will destroy the story for you. I will say this book builds on the first and should be read in order. I will also say that the slow build for Ryn and Boone wasn't my favorite. The D/s aspect also didn't seem realistic to me. I liked Ryn's story and all the crazy that was happening, but Boone isn't my favorite male character.

Overall, this was just okay for me. I will read the third book as I am invested in the Dream Team and will keep an open mind!



Author Bio

KRISTEN ASHLEY is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of over sixty romance novels. Her books have been translated in fifteen languages, with nearly three million copies sold.

Born in Gary and raised in Brownsburg, Indiana, Kristen was a fourth generation graduate of Purdue University. Since, she has lived in Denver, the West Country of England, and she now resides in Phoenix. She worked as a charity executive for eighteen years prior to beginning her writing career.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Dream Chaser (Dream Team #2) by Kristen Ashley to read and review.

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