Series: Colorado Mountain #7
on April 18, 2016
Justice Lonesome has enjoyed a life of bounty.
Even so, she’s inherited the curse of the Lonesome. A poet’s soul. Which means she’s still searching for something. Searching for peace. Searching for the less…that’s more.
And when the foundation of her life is pulled out from under her, grieving, she goes to the mountains to find her oasis. She hits Carnal, Colorado and decides to stay.
Deke Hightower lost everything at the age of two. He lost it again at fifteen. His life has not been about bounty. It’s been about learning to live with less, because there’s no way to get more.
Deke’s also watched all his friends go down to the women who gave them what they needed. He wants that for himself. But he knows that search isn’t going to be easy because he’s a rider. His home is the road. That’s the only place he can breathe. And the woman who takes her place at his side has to do it sitting on the back of his bike.
When Deke meets Justice, he knows she’s not that woman. She’s cute. She’s sweet. And she’s into him, but she’s got it all and Deke knows he won’t fit into that. So he holds her at arm’s length. Establishes boundaries. And Justice will take it because she wants Deke any way he’ll let her have him.
But when Justice finds herself a pawn in a dangerous game, Deke makes a decision.
When he does, he has no idea he’s just opened himself up to bounty.
You know, reading the reviews I read about Bounty, they painted a picture completely different than what I saw while reading it. Ain’t that funny? Words are powerful like that. It was off those reviews that I went into Bounty with no idea what the book was going to be about, only that it was Deke’s story (I hardly remember Deke, sad but true). Also, it was because Bounty was a Kristen Ashley story I knew that if I wasn’t going to be blown away, I was at least going to get an entertaining read.
I believe we all have that one book that made us fall in love with reading, and as we add story world upon story world I feel that whatever the greatness of that first book was, is what we’re all looking for in each of the books that we read. Some books have portions of it, and others are just cheap imitations. For me, Bounty embodied all that that first read had that got me hooked, and in my opinion it gave more. I’ve read many a book that have changed me, and moved me, but none of them compares to Bounty. This was hands down one of my favorite reads, and yes I am starting over with this story, the bar has been met!
Deke and Justice were unlike any couple I’ve read by Kristen Ashley, or any other author I’ve read before. I wish I could pinpoint what made their story, and the story of Bounty as a whole, so unique and phenomenal but I know that I will never do it justice – READ IT. In hindsight I didn’t think that I would find a couple that would knock Knight and Anya from their throne as my favorite book couple of all time, but Deke and Justice did it with ease.