Friday, March 1, 2013

Raid- Kristen Ashley

Hanna Boudreaux has lived in the small town of Willow all her life. She’s sweet, cute and quiet.
Hanna has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Ulysses Miller, is not ever going to be hers. She sees her life as narrow and decides to do something about it.
Raiden Miller is the town’s local hero. A former Marine with the medal to prove his hero status, he comes home, shrouded in mystery. It takes a while, but eventually Hanna catches his eye.
After all these years of Raid and Hanna living in the same town, the question is why? Is Raid interested in Hanna because she’s sweet and cute? Or does Raid have something else going on?
When I saw this early release on Wednesday night, I jumped on B&N and bought it immediately!  Within hours I had devoured this addition to the Unfinished Heroes Series. Once again, WELL DONE KA!  This was a beautiful story about a war hero and town sweetheart searching for something from one another.
We know right away that Hanna has watched Raiden for years and is in love with him and waiting to be recognized. One day as she watches him with another woman she realizes she may have been wasting her time on a dream that will never come true. She decides to "shake things up" and makes some changes in her life. She is ready to move forward and enjoy her life and not dwell on her obsession with Raiden.
Raiden has returned to Willow as a war hero. There are rumors swirling around town about his experience in the war and the horrors he faced, but Raid keeps his privacy and discusses nothing. As months pass, he finally starts to notice the town sweetheart and he cute disposition. He decides he must get to know her better. But as the story progresses, the reader has to wonder- is he looking for love or is there something else?
This is a really sweet story that covers all elements of Kit's typical work-
Alpha- Male- YES!
Beautiful/Sweet Heroine- YES!
Excellent Secondary Characters- YES!
Steamy, Sexy, Scenes- YES!
Recurring roles with other UH Characters- YES!
Element of Angst- YES!
It was a fun read that has dominance and darkness and proves that KA can create a story from almost any thought that comes up in her creative mind.
Without giving any thing away, this third installment in this series is very different from Creed. There is really no comparison, but it is very clever how Sylvie and Tucker show up in this story.
I am once again blown away by another KA series that leaves me wanting more..........

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