Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Chasing Serenity (River Rain #1) by Kristen Ashley

  Chasing Serenity, an all new sexy and swoony opposites attract standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley, is available now! 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new novel in her River Rain series…

From a very young age, Chloe Pierce was trained to look after the ones she loved.

And she was trained by the best.

But when the man who looked after her was no longer there, Chloe is cast adrift—just as the very foundation of her life crumbled to pieces.

Then she runs into tall, lanky, unpretentious Judge Oakley, her exact opposite. She shops. He hikes. She drinks pink ladies. He drinks beer. She’s a city girl. He’s a mountain guy.

Obviously, this means they have a blowout fight upon meeting. Their second encounter doesn’t go a lot better.

Judge is loving the challenge. Chloe is everything he doesn’t want in a woman, but he can’t stop finding ways to spend time with her. He knows she’s dealing with loss and change. 

He just doesn’t know how deep that goes. Or how ingrained it is for Chloe to care for those who have a place in her heart, how hard it will be to trust anyone to look after her…

And how much harder it is when it’s his turn.


4 Stars

And Ms. Ashley does it again! Another great start to a new series - this is why she is one of my all-time favorite author. 

Chasing Serenity had me hook at the beginning. It was great to get refresher of who was who and what had happened beforehand and it brought the story all together. Chloe Pierce and Judge Oakley are so opposite, but so right for each other. Sure on paper they aren't a match, but when they are together bickering and flirting, their chemistry is off the chart. 

I will say Chloe did bother me at time with her bratty behavior, but I did like her character. And Judge, he was just about perfect as they get. Ms. Ashley knows how to make you fall for all her leading male characters. 

Overall, this book is not only about finding your match and getting your HEA. But it's a lot about family, all the good and bad and secrets that come out, which really brings everyone together. There are many secondary characters (Chloe's siblings!) who I assume will get their chance to tell their story in future books...and seriously, I can't wait. 

About the Author

Kristen Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty romance novels including the Rock Chick, Colorado Mountain, Dream Man, Chaos, Unfinished Hero, The ’Burg, Magdalene, Fantasyland, The Three, Ghost and Reincarnation, Moonlight and Motor Oil and Honey series along with several standalone novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in fourteen languages and she’s sold over three million books.

Kristen’s novel, Law Man, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Romantic Suspense. Her independently published title Hold On was nominated for RT Book Reviews best Independent Contemporary Romance and her traditionally published title Breathe was nominated for best Contemporary Romance. Kristen’s titles Motorcycle Man, The Will, Ride Steady (which won the Reader’s Choice award from Romance Reviews) and The Hookup all made the final rounds for Goodreads Choice Awards in the Romance category.

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