Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain #3) Review

Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain #3) by Kristen Ashley is the equivalent to finding your favorite department store has shoes, clothes, purses, ect. by your favorite designer on sale and not just on sale but on clearance.....it's exciting, it's mesmerizing, it's hot, and most of all it makes your day that much better!  I loved Sweet Dreams but I LOVED  Lady Luck!

Book description........
Ty Walker was wrongly imprisoned and for the five years he was inside, he honed his plan so when he gets out, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind. But then he walks straight to stylish, leggy, beautiful, goofy Lexie Berry and he suddenly has something else to think about. He knows within seconds he wants her and within days he can love her but with the filth that was flung at him clinging; he also knows he can’t have her. Since birth, Lexie Berry has been Lady Luck’s favorite toy and because of that, Lexie is cautious. But within a day, she senses Ty is something special. With her luck, however, she can’t trust it. Then she finds out what was done to Ty and she’s willing to do anything to make it right. Even what Ty will never forgive her for doing. Ty clings to vengeance and Lexie goes all out to give him back the time he lost. But Ty is battling demons within and they’re up against dirty cops and criminals who will stop at nothing to sway Lady Luck against them. All Ty and Lexie have is hope Lady Luck will finally swing their way.

 Let's start off with Lexie....God, I loved that Girl!!!  She seriously reminds me so much of one of my friends that I pictured her while reading Lady Luck... She's funny and clearly tries to live her life to it's fullest.  She gives and asks for nothing in return.  Lexie had it rough growing up...quite honestly she had it rough up until she met Ty Walker!  Even having it as rough as she did and Lady Luck slapping her wrist every time she tries to reach for something good she was still a beautiful woman and I'm not talking about her appearance.  She had the inner beauty of an angel, the inner beauty of a person anyone would be lucky to have in their life!

Now, Ty Walker...God...beautiful man... I have a great imagination so I had quite the mental picture of Ty going on then I take a little internet detour to Kristen's Facebook page and what do you know....my girl Sheryl posted a picture of a naked......sorry had a little shiver there.....anyway a naked picture from the waist up of Vin Diesel, head tilted back and water running down his........*clearing throat*...... and holy cow my imagination got even better and then it got even better when there's a scene of...ummm.... never mind, you'll see it when you read it and believe me..... to have THAT picture in my head while reading that scene was.....WOW!!!

 
So Lexie is sent on an errand and that errand happens to be Ty...unfortunately....well I guess fortunately... she wasn't given a full description of what this errand would entail and ends up Lexie Walker.  Reading it I totally get it but at the same time really questioned it because.....well....Ty was kind of a prick at first.  He barely spoke and when he did it was pretty crude..... but whatever because he totally moves past that and totally moves into so sweet I got tingles EVERY time he called her Mama.... I mean how adorable is that? 

After a rough start to their 'marriage' they start really giving it a go but Ty has other business on his mind and that business has to do with him being wrongfully imprisoned for 5 years.  Lexie plays some cards and ends up bringing Tate....oh yes girls Tate from Sweet Dreams makes quite a few appearances ;) to help 'sway' Ty from tending to his 'business'.  This distraction seems to be working in more than one way when Ty's feelings for Lexie start turning thankful for his time spent in prison
He didn't mind doing that time when doing it meant he would walk out to Lexie.
Lexie's family....Ella, Bessie, & Honey....bring her things to Carnal and are shocked to find out that she is not only living with Ty but is married to him.  So being the loyal and over protective adoptive mother she is Ella gets to the point and Lexie confesses her feelings
"He's generous, he's gentle, when he talks to me soft it's like a gift, when he calls me 'baby' or 'mama', I feel it in my heart, my belly.  So yes, I'm falling in love with him."
While there Lexie's family and Ty get to know one another.  And again Ella being the loving, loyal, and over protective adoptive mother gives to to Ty straight
"I see it the way she looks at you, talks about you, you don't grasp hold and let her give as good as she gets, you'll destroy her."
At this point Ty is seriously feeling good about where his relationship with Lexie is going.  He pretty much loves everything about her but hasn't admitted even to himself that he does love her.  Unfortunately even these feelings he has and how strong they are, knowing what Ella told him about Lexie, knowing why Lexie would do what she did....he did not handle finding out about her 'distractions' well.....AT ALL....and O.M.G.... did he piss me off, I mean come on I get his reasoning but he not only had her family tell him what she feels, her showing him how she feels by all that she gave....and he knew because he loved the fact that she gave so much.....but his friends saw it - Julius was extremely angry, even Tate was pissed at him, not to mention he could have put a stop to her distraction any time but yet....he didn't, he even liked it.  But it still took Ty finding out that she was back in Texas and the garbage that led her to him in the first place had her.

So he takes off after her.  Unfortunately all this did break her to the point of her admitting to him she had nothing left to give anyone once he finally found her.  That scene of him and her on the beach...seriously, I was all teary... He's trying to fix it, wants to fix it but she can't listen.... she seriously is broken and has nothing left in her to give.  I could feel it when I read it, I understood it...but I was still upset she didn't give him more of a chance.

Then a phone call in the middle of the night changes it all..... Lexie rushes back to Carnal.  It's a sweet reunion that at first leaves not only Ty and Lexie a little mad at Julius but also a few others....that is until they got over it and instead got happy about the fact that it brought Ty and Lexie back together.  Ty knew he hurt Lexie and he knew he was going to have to prove to her that he made a mistake, over reacted, and would have to win her trust back and that he was more than willing to do it....more than willing to do anything it took to get the light that Lexie brought him back
"I'll work my ass off to make it all worth it to you and you gotta always remember I love you and I have never, not once, said those words to any breathing soul so you also gotta know what that means."
.....sigh.....So Ty was very determined to flip that switch and bring Lexie's light back not only for him but for her too.  They had a crazy ride before their thing but after things got crazier and I mean crazier.... for the town of Carnal, for the Carnal PD, and for Ty and Lexie in both good....very good.....but also bad ways. 

Ty and Lexie get their happily ever after and let me tell you.....it was a GREAT happily ever after.  There was not one thing missing, they got it all and by getting it all it must be said that Lady Luck finally decided she liked Ty and Lexie.  Their happily ever after was so great that after reading the last line I had a huge smile on my face.  It's not often that I feel like the Author gave complete closure for the h/h but in Lady Luck I got complete closure.....not that I don't miss Ty and Lexie, but that I felt like they got everything they deserved and believe me those two deserved it all!

Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley is a great...no, fantastic.....no, awesome.....no, a favorite read and something I recommend with a cheesy smile on my face and I request to update me with your thoughts as you read it, after you read it, and even when you reread it.

Then again, Kristen's books all seem to do that for me.....they consume me, I feel attached to her characters....every single one of them!  She is so good at building up characters, and when I say that I mean ALL of them including secondary characters, that you see it all as real life, you feel a connection, a bond, and you don't want to let go.  Lady Luck is no different.....we got to see Tate and Laurie, quite frequently, and even though we may not get much of it we even get a small glimpse of Max and Nina as well!  Which leads me to the point I have to make that after everything went down in Carnal, it seemed Chace and Lexie developed a friendship which makes me hope we will get more of our Colorado Mountain characters in Chace's story which I hope is soon :)

Click the link below to check it out......
Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain Series)

Happy Reading!









7 comments:

  1. I <3 Ty!!!! I <3 Lexie too!!!! Lady Luck was my favorite of the Colorado Mountain Series :) Oh and it helps that, as you pointed out yesterday morning during our morning book talk, that Julius reminds me of my Man!!! Now I would Love to read Sam's story!!!!!

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  2. mmmmm Ty, oh yes Ty! Crap I was in my head again oopsie lol Love Ty, I love how you pointed out about him being crewed in the beginning because he certainly was but didn't that make their love story so much sweeter when he came out of it and start showing Lexie the sweet she deserved? Oh how I would absolutely love to have that sweet aimed at me. I can't wait for Chace's story either, KA gave us just enough for him to be quite intriguing!

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  3. Didn't you win a quote contest on KA's FB page because of this book? I believe it was a quote from Angel Pena? LOL I loved Lady Luck...GREAT book....GREAT characters...GREAT storyline!

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  4. Ok so Ty is pretty awesome....I'll admit it Lori BUT he isn't Tate and as I have said numerous times Tate is the freakin sh*t!!!!! Oh and Thanks a lot for telling Graham about my feelings for my fictional man Tate lol. I swear every night before we go to bed he asks me if I want "a few minutes to spend with Tate" which is what he has named my BOB! I swear Lo....I will get you back for that ;) Lady Luck was pretty good though and you're so right Kristen gave us JUST enough to want more of Chace!

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  5. Janae - I love our morning book email/chats :) I swear girl that Julius reminded me so much of T that I couldn't read the book with out picturing him :)

    Amilie - Ty breaking out the sweet and giving it to Lexie did make the story that much sweeter because he wasn't the type to just throw it around.

    Marrise - LOL....I sure did :) It was Angel Pena when he talks about losing his pen while Shift was trying to make a report against Ty ;)

    Stacy - I'm sure you'll figure something out. OMG I can not believe he has named your..... That is too freaking funny. Hmmmm, maybe I should name mine Ty, or Luke, or Brock, or Hector, or Layne....crap I'm gonna give up cause this could go on for a while....crap again looks like I need to go shopping for more... ;)

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  6. lmao Lori you better get shopping especially if you can pick just one, you planning on taking D on this little shopping trip?
    You better believe I'll figure something out but it probably won't come to me until it's too late and you and/or Graham will find another way to fluster me :)

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