My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lady Luck has never looked kindly upon Lexie Berry, but a life of hardship has made her resilient in the face of adversity. This is a good thing as Lexie is going to need every ounce of courage and determination to cope with the new challenge in her life – Ty Walker, an ex-convict seeking revenge against those who imprisoned him for a crime he did not commit.
Kristen Ashley’s writing style and language are usually a shock to the system, but in this installment of the Colorado Mountain series it is even more startling albeit not necessarily in a bad way. That said, if crude domineering alpha males and wild, snarky heroines are not your thing, then Lady Luck is not the book for you.
Lexie is somewhat different from Ashley’s customary heroines as she is not a 100% good girl and has had her share of wild times. However, the fact that she has experienced a darker side of life makes her all the more appealing and the perfect match for Ty. Moreover, her loving nature and powerful sense of loyalty are just what he needs to come back from the abyss that he is rapidly approaching.
Ty’s personality is not for the faint of heart. Unjustly incarcerated, he is consumed with the need to clear his name and exact vengeance on those who wronged him. Not only does he have an appallingly crass attitude toward women, but he is not shy about expressing his opinions in exceedingly harsh and hurtful ways. Thankfully, Lexie is not about to put up with his obnoxiousness and forces him to grovel (which he does really well, I might add).
The corrupt cops storyline is one of the darker and more gripping of Ashley’s suspense plots and there are moments when the outlook for both Ty and Lexie is exceedingly dire. Alls well that end well though, and the epilogue is a masterpiece as usual.
The next book is Faye and Chace’s and the glimpses we get of their characters has me eager ro get to it sooner rather than later.