Author: Kristen Ashley
Series: Colorado Mountain, #5
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Pages: kindle edition, 345
An old flame rekindled . . .
Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn't interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara's lost her business, her marriage, and she's barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara's plight, he's on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers.
Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham's faced his own demons, and he's learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he's meant to live. So when he hears that Zara's having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he's a changed man.
"You took me only as I could give because you knew that was the way it needed to be for me. You gave me that because you love me. And I took it, fuckin' up huge. But now, baby you get it all back. Now's your time to get everything you need."
When I started JAGGED I wasn't all that into it. I don't really know what happened, but the whole "Friends with Benefits" thing I didn't like and plus I'm not a huge fan of the past lover/already had met thing. But the more I read the more addicted to this book I got. My doubts were lost. Like many other Kristen Ashley books I read I could not put this masterpiece down! This book brought my inner Kristen Ashley fangirl craziness back out again!
JAGGED is the story of Graham Reece and Zara Cinders. They both have known each other for a long time. Zara has been in love with Reece forever, but Reece's motto is to going to place to place, never growing too close to any woman and he likes to keep it that way, but Zara and Reece had be able to separate that, being able to see each other and not let it get to personal until Zara can't take it anymore and needs to permanently remove Reece from her life. So and so years later Zara gets in contact with Reece and somehow they end up living together because Graham Reece is totally one of those Alpha Colorado Mountain Men!
I really liked Zara as far as Kristen Ashley's heroine's go. I had no such complaints with her. He life is falling apart a little bit. She decides to divorce her husband because she just can't take that relationship as husband and wife with that man, looses her shop, her house and ends up living in some crappy apartment with a beat up door that is so unsafe for a young woman. And Reece moves back to Gnaw Bone and offers to have her stay with him, well, he won't take no for an answer.
"I love you," I forced out in a whisper. "I know." He did not whisper. "No. I love you," I repeated. "I know, cookie." "No," I stated, his fingers still holding mine. I didn't move but kept my eyes locked to his. "I love you, Graham Reece."
The first impression I got from Reece in the beginning was that he was this "player", all sex and no committment. How wrong I was! I swear there's a reason for everything and as soon as Reece started to fill out the great Sexy Colorado Mountain Man role my frown turned upside down. Graham Reece is a man's man! He has been in hell in the past with women and a man has got to protect himself and his heart! And I am all for that. But when he shows he cares, you really want Reece to care for you! You want to be that woman he gives his love and affection to!
So I fell for Zara and Reece HARD! I loved they're arguments and fights! So cute! And I know that Kristen Ashley writes the best sex scenes, that is no surprise, but something about this book made it even more sexier! I enjoyed going back to Gnaw Bone! I FREAKING love this town and it's people. I loved our little Max and Nina moments we got! I missed them! I loved how Reece protected Zara from her bitchy ass family and fought her family. JAGGED was a pleasant surprise and I loved every moment of it and I am definitely looking forward to the next Colorado Mountain book!