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“WOW! Joe/Cal is up there with Tack and Tate. Another super hot alpha male to add to KA's collection of super hot alpha males! I don't think I've welled up with any other KA book like I did this one. So many sweet and touching moments.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“WOW! Joe/Cal is up there with Tack and Tate. Another super hot alpha male to add to KA's collection of super hot alpha males! I don't think I've welled up with any other KA book like I did this one. So many sweet and touching moments.”Janna M wrote this review Saturday, September 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“If I felt comfortable enough with videoing myself doing a “OMG, this book was so awesome that I just have to do a happy dance” then I would post it but instead I am just going to tell you how AMAZING, TERRIFIC, WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC, and BRILLIANT this book was. Everything that you could ever ask for in a KA novel was neatly wrapped up in this book and presented with a beautiful bow. At Peace kept me thoroughly entertained until the last page. In fact, I still wanted it to continue after I read the last sentence.
Violet is one awesome woman who has been through the wringer and is still stuck in the wringer because things just keep getting worse. As the reader, you just marveled at what she overcame and then wept when she was swept back into the undertow. Her pain is so present and it continues to add after the loss of Tim, Hart’s obsession, Joe’s on again off again attitude, and the tragedy that made me sit in my bed and cry. Oh man was that chapter painful to read.
I would say my favorite part about this book was Joe. Even though I hated him at some points, I really did deep down love him the whole time. He is the ultimate man; one of my favorite KA characters. But how he stole my heart was the way he interacted with Kate and Kierra.
The ‘Burg series just keep getting better and better and I cannot wait to start the third.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~”
“Another on Kristen Ashely's Burg series. It was good, I really liked it but this is not my favorite hero. He hurt the teenage daughters feelings and that was not cool with me. ”Connie W wrote this review Monday, February 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved it”marla d wrote this review Monday, November 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is my first read in KA's 'burg series, and I really enjoyed it. It was bit long, but that's okay with me. It was hot, hot, hot, and had a real story. Highly recommend it.”Annie Lee wrote this review Tuesday, July 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Reviewed by Suzanne & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
I have heard so much about Joe Callahan from my fellow Kristen Ashley Addicts but I had NO IDEA he was in this book, so it was an extremely pleasent surprise when I read his name. He seems to be one of the biggest arse hole heroes that KA has written, but also her best loved as well...I was intrigued.
Violey Winters and her teenage daughters Kate and Keira have recently moved to the 'Burg to get away from Chicago, the place where her cop husband was murdered by a mob boss who has an obsession with Vi. Next door lives Joe Callahan, he lives a solitary life and after what happened to him 17 years ago he is happy to carry on that way. But Vi and her girls shake his world up and start getting under his skin, but he doesn't want to have to rescue another woman like he fruitlessly tried to before, but when Vi's stalker starts sending gifts he knows he needs to protect her.
I think I got mental whiplash from this book, Joe and Vi went back forth so many times and then Joe's fairly abrupt about-face has left my brain dizzy. Dizzy in a good way though, I am so in love with Joe Callahan. I admit he was a complete dick head at the beginning of the book and I was torn between screaming at Vi to tell him to go suck a duck and for her to grab him, handcuff him to her bed so she could do dirty delicious things to him, in the end option number two won out. Plus, with that head spinning about-face he turned really freaking sweet and proved it wasn't just the shagging on the car bonnet that made me love him.
Vi is also a great heroine and I liked what KA did with her, normally when a h/H has had a previous spouse they are complete dickheads/bitches, but in this Vi loved her dead husband deeply and always will, he is the father of her children and she adored him. But that didn't stop her loving Joe as well.
As with the previous book For You, the suspense part of this book wasn't that tense, it focused mainly on the relationships between Joe and Violet and you never really doubted the outcome, this book would have been just as good without the crazy stalker.
A great book, one of my favourites for this year, Joe and Vi's chemistry was off the charts hot, the bits with Vi's girls were sweet and I wish it could have gone on longer!