Colorado Mountain Book #6
By Kristen Ashley
Author’s Website: http://www.kristenashley.net/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jerjen
Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley is the sixth book in the Colorado Mountain series. It is the story of Jacob Decker and Emme Holmes. They knew each other many years ago when Decker was dating Emme’s best friend. After they broke up, Decker and Emme lost contact with each other. After a chance meeting in Gnaw Bone, Colorado, Decker is very impressed with the woman that Emme has become and he wants to get to know her better. But Emme has other ideas and she keeps trying to stay away from him. He does not know how he is going to get through to her, but he knows he has to try.
This book is rather difficult for me to review because I have mixed feelings about it. Some parts of the book I really enjoyed reading. I always enjoy a second-chance-at-love book and that storyline is done nicely. I also found some parts humorous and I enjoyed the interactions of Emme and her friends. The bantering and bickering between Jacob and Emme was funny and made me laugh.
I enjoyed reading about how the relationship evolved and the struggles that the characters went through to get what they both wanted. Some areas were very heartwarming and romantic and seemed very realistic. But then there were times when I was reading that I thought to myself, “no way, that really would not happen”. I know the book is a work of fiction, but I do enjoy it more when I can believe it.
At times, the characters were a little hard to get close to. I had mixed feelings about them both throughout the book. I felt that Jacob was a bit of bully in his treatment of Emme, at times. In my opinion, the means does not always justify the end and I felt like he was a little too nasty. But then at other times he seemed like a good guy and I liked him better. And Emme confused me at times, too. I know that she dealt with some traumatic issues when she was younger, but I just did not understand some of her behavior as an adult. Maybe that is because I did not experience what she went through, I do not know.
I felt that the book was a little long and it took me a while to finish it. There were areas that I tried to skim through because my interest was not held. I did enjoy the mystery and the suspense and I wish that there would have been a little more of that.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a romance book. Even though there were things that I did not especially like there was a lot that I did like. But be warned that this book is classified as erotica on Amazon in some classifications due to the language and sexual scenes. For this reason, I would not recommend it for young adults. But if you enjoy a more racy romance then you should check this book out. I do not think you will be disappointed.