Deacon by Kristen Ashley

Deacon by Kristen Ashleyfive-stars

Deacon Series: Unfinished Hero #4
on September 23, 2014
Pages: 216

Audiobook Length: 11 hours and 22 minutes

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone.

Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine.

Suddenly, Deacon finds he’s at war. Cassidy’s pull for him to connect is strong. He fights it, but he loses, always coming back for more. But when he does, he gives her nothing.

From the first time she sees him, Cassidy knows Deacon is dead inside. She knows he’s the kind of man who could destroy a woman. But one night when Deacon’s control slips, Cassidy takes a chance.

He might break her. He also might be her dream come true.

My Review


Kristen Ashley knows how to write a man. Deacon was a gentleman…always…except in the bedroom, JUST the way I like my book boyfriends. She’s got this down to a science and never fails.

I thrilled at the many cameos I was treated to. Hi, old friends! Nice to see you! I tell you, if I wasn’t committed to reviewing other things right now, I’d be rereading the entire Rock Chick, Colorado Mountain, and Unfinished Heroes series just so I can visit them all again. Kristen Ashley books are so addicting!

This book is unique, in that it was a good, old-fashioned romance story. The romance WAS the plot, and the turmoil, drama, and climax were internal to the main characters. Wow, what a woman can forgive a man when the conditions and reasons are right. Deacon is an unfinished anti-hero, all right. I love him to pieces, but he’s a very bad boy.


About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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