At Peace - Kristen Ashley

Violet Winters once had it all but lost it when her husband was murdered by a criminal madman. During a cold winter night Violet has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down. And that’s when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan.

She wants to deny it, but Violet can’t beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again and again. Feeling it himself, Joe feeds Vi’s hunger, breaking his own rules to keep her in his bed.

Even though Violet had only one man in her life, she’s sure Joe is giving her the signals and Vi decides she’s ready to take a second chance at life and, maybe, love. But Violet doesn’t know the dark secrets in Joe’s past, secrets so soul-wrenching, they’ve drained him dry. With nothing left to give, Joe’s determined to live his life alone and he breaks Violet’s heart.

Crushed by Joe’s betrayal, Violet comes to terms with the fact that, no matter what signals he gave, Joe was not theirs to win. But Violet’s husband’s murderer is obsessed with her and heartbreak again haunts the door of the Winters home. When it does Joe is forced to face the knowledge that he can’t fight Violet’s pull, she’s under his skin and filled him full to bursting.

Joe needs to win her back and put his life on the line to keep Violet safe. But, having had it all once, can Violet endure losing Joe?


Okay, second book into Kristen Ashley's The 'Burg Series and Im liking it. Im in to it. Im feeling it.They sound like great characters, am liking it more than the first and by the end I still do but....... WHY-OH-WHY KA  Would you make up  ridiculous nicknames for characters honestly! Are you crazy lady?! "Buddy" really?! Way to turn me OFF is calling his lover BUDDY.

Okay thats my rant. 2.5-3. 4ish if the name Buddy was never ever mentioned in this book. Typical Ka book enjoyable, already know what's gonna happen. Vi seem's to piss me off at times with the Joe - Mike thing, but I got over it as she had only been with her husband since high school. Loved her girls, loved the way  Joe took care of those girls. & loved the extra characters too. they're the bomb.