Colorado Mountain Quotes

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Then you shouldn't have thrown her away when she was your wife. Now she ain't. Now she's somethin' to me and I don't let men I don't like get close to her and I gotta tell you man, I do not like you.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
You want sweet dreams, lose the attitude and you might find I'll give you reason to have them. Tate to Lauren
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
God, if he wasn’t so handsome, strong, sometimes sweet, didn’t have a Harley, that beard, a tendency to play with my hair, didn’t look so good in jeans and wasn’t so danged good in bed, he would seriously not be worth it.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
In my life, I’ve learned when to let shit go and when to fight. This, babe, what we got, I’ll fight for.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Two kinds of women get under your skin. The ones who do damage, they don't feel good there but once you're fuckin' stupid enough to let them in you got no choice but to take the time it takes to work them out. Then there are the ones who don't do damage, who feel good there, feed the muscle, the bone, the soul, not rip it or break it or burn it. The ones you don't wanna work out.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Right. Love you, Ty." "Down to my bones, mama, right back at you.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
Faye, honey, breathe."
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
You gonna jump on-line and tell your geek squad you landed me?
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Baby?” he called and he felt her eyes on him. “Yeah?” she replied, her sweet voice soft, another tone he was getting used to and this was because the last couple of days it had started to come at him often. “Do me a favor?” “Sure.” “In a second, I’m gonna pull over, get out my gun and give it to you. When I do, shoot me with it.” “What?” she whispered. “I’m facin’ another hour and a half of your music. I’d rather be dead.” Silence then, “Shut up.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
I looked to the ceiling and told God, “God, next time I want an adventure, strike me with lightning. You have my permission.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
I like the mountains because they make me feel small,' Jeff says. 'They help me sort out what's important in life.
Mark Obmascik (Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled--and Knuckleheaded--Quest for the Rocky Mountain High)
He put the knuckles of his fist to the table, leaned toward Niles and spoke quietly, cuttingly, in his rough, gravelly voice. “Fucked her last night, man, and this morning. Five times. Five. It was like she hadn’t been touched in a decade. So fuckin’ sweet. Damn,” he taunted, his eyes locked on Niles. “You’ve had her, you gotta know, not enough money in the world’s worth that.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
I was your man, you were halfway around the world from me, honey, I’d fucking phone you … If you told me you needed a timeout, first, I wouldn’t fuckin’ let you have one. Second, I wouldn’t give you reason to fuckin’ want one. And last, you took off anyway, I’d fuckin’ phone.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
You buy me sheets. You paint my room. What's next? You gonna wash my balls?" -Tate
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
You in my life, me livin' in hell, feels like I've been touched by an angel.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Holy crap,” Mindy whispered. “Jesus Christ,” Brody muttered. “Oh my God,” I breathed. “What the fuck?” Max clipped.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Shut up and kiss me, Duchess.” “Max!” “All right, I’ll kiss you.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Lady Luck finally saw fit to shine her light on me but life taught me to share. Welcome to the light.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
We girls, we're tough, darling. Soft on the outside but, deep down, we're tough.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
<…>When I was done speaking I felt his body had gone still again, stone still. And silent. Then he asked quietly, "Nightmare?" "Nightmare," I replied firmly. Ty didn't move. By a miracle, I held it together. Then he moved but it was to rest his chin on my shoulder and I closed my eyes because I needed him to go, go, go so I could fall apart again on my own. Then he said, "Your nightmare, mama, was my dream." My heart clenched. He kept going. "Never had a home until you gave me one." My breath started sticking. "Never had anyone give to me the way you gave to me." My breath stopped sticking and clogged. "Never thought of findin' a woman who I wanted to have my baby." Oh God. "Never had light in my life, never, not once, I lived wild but I didn't burn bright until you shined your light on me." Oh God. "Whacked, fuckin' insane, but, at night, you curled in front of me, didn't mind I did that time that wasn't mine 'cause it meant I walked out to you." He had to stop. He had to. He didn't. "Your nightmare," he whispered, turned his head and against my neck he finished, "my dream."<…>
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
Bottom line, you didn’t take care of what was yours. Now, as Nina has explained, you’ve lost it, I found it and it’s mine.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
His forehead dropped to touch mine. “I’m gonna piss you off ‘cause I can be a dick. That’s who I am. And you’re gonna piss me off ‘cause, babe, you got attitude. That’s who you are. And that’s who we’re comin’ out to be together. And I’m all right with that because, with what I had before, even when you’re a bitch, I like it. But when you’re not, it’s a sweetness the like I’ve never tasted.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Well shit! If she’s dead, how can I have a bitch smackdown with her?
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
Not one fuckin’ thing gentlemanly about protecting what’s yours. Looks like you’re gonna lose it, you do everything you can to stop that from happening.” Max looked back to Niles. “And you didn’t do that. She was a week away from me, she walked into a room I was in holdin’ another man’s hand, I’d lose my fuckin’ mind. Not at her. Wonderin’ where I lost my way and I’d talk to her about how to find my way back.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
You love me?" he asked suddenly and, at his question, my stomach flipped then twisted. "Yes." "Then fuckin' kiss me good morning, Ace," he demanded softly but firmly.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
I need another dick in this house and soon before the whole fuckin' place is painted pink and I slip on a glitter pen and break my neck.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
Learned some things in my life, Duchess, one of the most important, you find a good woman, you take care of her.” “Please” “This happens between us, Duchess, I’d take care of you.” “Don’t” “Die doin’ it,” he vowed.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
It isn't that it's too soon, you're on the back of my bike, it ain't too soon. You can buy sheets. You cannot install blinds." "um..." I mumbled. "Can you explain the difference?" "Sheets are chick territory," he said without delay. "You gotta use tools, that's dick territory." "Oh," I whispered. "Don't tread on dick territory," he advised. "So, um... is a paintbrush a tool?" I asked cautiously. "If you're paintin' the side of the house, yeah. If you're painting mud colored paint in a room, no." "It's terracotta," I said softly. "Whatever," he muttered, his mouth twitching. "Or, the paint chip called it Mexican horizon. The blue is dawn sky." "Definitely chick territory," Tate replied, losing the fight with his grin. "What about...pictures for the walls?" I asked. "Chick," he answered instantly. "Um...could I ask that, instead of you getting angry and being a jerk, maybe you give me a head's up when I'm doing something stupid?
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
You lose anyone, there’s no replacing them. What you need to get is that’s precious, you get to keep that, you don’t want to replace it. That doesn’t mean you can’t find something else just as good.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Then I asked, “Do you lose concentration when a woman you want is in the room?” “I hope not or tonight we’re fucked.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
Whose SUV is this?” I asked once we were out of Carnal. “Mine.” He answered. I looked at him. “You drive a Harley.” “Not big on puttin’ bad guys on the back of my bike when I hunt them down, Ace. Fucks with my street cred.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
It was wild. Abandoned. Rough. Wet. Intense. Fiery. Thorough. Exquisite. Heart-pounding. Blood-singing. Soul-rocking. Life-altering. Luscious.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Jesus," he muttered, dropping his head. "What?" He looked back at me. "Duchess, you can argue about anything." "No I can't." "So, now you're arguin' about not arguing?" I decided to be quiet.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Found somethin' I want, don't tend to fuck around when that happens, Duchess. Ever
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
His smile got even bigger. "Yeah, Ace, a day of you cryin' in my arms, sleepin' in my arms, kissin' you, feelin' your body, smellin' your hair, your perfume, only so much a man can take. I ran for an hour, hard, didn't even fuckin' warm up, it didn't touch it. Come back, deal with that fuckwad, (that's her ex) and you're standin' there, all legs and hair, wearin' my shirt. Seriously. Only so much a man can take.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
I'll let you in on a secret, honey. The knight who has serious chinks in his armor but never falls is the true hero. That means he's won battles and doesn't waste time polishing his armor so he can look good while he rides in parades that are tributes to his glory. He just drags himself back on his steed and keeps right on battling. And if he's the right kind of knight, he never rides alone. The best heroes inspire loyalty. The best heroes keep fighting the good fight, tirelessly, quietly. The best heroes always have scars. If they didn't, the heroine would have nothing to do. It's her job to help the hero let all that stuff go in order that her man can be strong enough to fight on but when he's with her he's free to just 'breathe'.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Sick people are everywhere. Just watch Criminal Minds.” “If that’s their subject matter, I’m thinkin’ I’ll avoid it.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Great, I’ll continue this junior high bullshit and tell her that Ty. You got anything else I should whisper to her at recess?” Take asked, pissed as all hell.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
She doesn’t look like a Buster,” I declared, “more like a Princess Fancy Pants.” Tate was bent and pulling a skilled out of a cupboard. His head tipped back and his eyes locked on mine. “You call my cat Princess Fancy Pants, Ace, we got problems.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Life happens and I move on,” she returned. “Life just happened and I’m movin’ on.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Then Miah whispered, "Your hair." Chace opened his eyes. "What buddy?" Miah leaned back but didn't let go, looked up at Chace with his red eyes and kept whispering, "Your hair. Lion's hair." Chace didn't get it but forced his own smile and replied quietly, "Okay." Miah let him go, Chace's arms dropped away, Miah's chin quivered but his eyes didn't waver from Chace's when he whispered, "You're my Aslan." Aslan. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Holy fuck.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Hubby, At the pool. If I don’t return by nightfall, it’s your marital duty to rescue me. If it goes that late, this means I’ve passed out on a lounge chair in Vegas in summer so my advice is to stock up on aloe vera before you launch the rescue effort. Lexie Walker stared at the note thinking that Alexa Berry… Strike that. Alexa Walker was fucking funny.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
"Christ, here we go. Backbone."
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Which one are you?" I whispered. "What?" he asked. "Are you the good guy, the sweet guy who takes care of me or are you this guy who's kind of a jerk?" His answer was instantaneous. "I'm both those guys, babe. Your job is to get used to it." There it was, another order. Not even an ultimatum. Just, "get used to it".
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
<…>"You're part-goof all class. Never walked in a room, any room, with a woman on my arm, any woman, who's got your looks, your style, the kinda beauty you got and the light that shines from you. So I don't get it. I don't get how a woman leads a life full of shit and comes out of it bein' part-goof and all class. That shit's impossible but there you fuckin' are. Part-goof, all class." I felt my breath coming fast but managed to whisper, "I'm not part-goof." "You're right. I was bein' nice. You're a total goof." "Am not" "Babe, you call me 'hubby'," he pointed out but my breath came faster because he called me "babe" again. "You are my hubby." "No one says hubby," he told me. "I do," I told him. "All right, I'll rephrase. No one but a goof says hubby."….<…>
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
Explain somethin' to me, babe, why is it you always wanna stop talking when I'm winnin' the fuckin' argument?
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
You’re safe, Lauren,” he murmured and my eyes came back to his. “You weren’t safe with him but, honey, swear to God, you’re safe with me.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
I tried to imagine Tate on ice skates. This vision didn’t form in my brain likely because Tate’s badassness reached across four states and halted such activity.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
You’re a fucking miracle,” he whispered against my skin and I closed my eyes. I loved that he thought that about me. “I’m a woman,” I whispered back. “You’re an angel.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
"Baby," he whispered. "Before I go, I want your mouth."
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
"Baby, you gave that to someone else, it wouldn't be mine. Now it's mine. No one can ever have it. It'll always be mine. I love it. I think it's beautiful. So I absolutely do not think the town's sweet, cute, pretty, shy librarian who held onto that for as long as you did then gave it to me is anything but really fuckin' good."
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Tates response, Babe.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
You just need to know, I gotta fight to keep what we got so we can build on it, I will. Him, your Dad, you, I don’t give a fuck. In my life, I’ve learned when to let shit go and when to fight. This, babe, what we got, I’ll fight for.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
I don't give a fuck we're both still raw. I don't give a fuck, even without that, we're still new. I don't give a fuck we got shit out there pressing in; I wanna plant my baby in you.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
I stand here because of you, my Aslan, my Faye, my protectors and I make the promise that what you gave me, what you taught me, I will live those lessons. I cannot repay you for what you gave me. That's all I can do. All I can do is learn the lesson you taught me and go forward in my life good and pure and right." His voice dipped to a whisper in the microphone and he finished, "Thank you."
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Told you, something’s good, it’s worth fightin’ for but not if you’re the only one fightin’. Then he opened the door, slamming it behind him and stalked out.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Chace shook his head, not at odds with how he felt about Tatum Jackson and Tyrell Walker, two of the biggest badasses he knew, demonstrating signs they were pussy whipped and didn’t give a shit.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Don’t mind us,” Mack called. “They probably don’t get a lot of foreplay in hospital waiting rooms. You’re breakin’ the monotony of tears and tantrums. “Mack!” Carrie hissed. “Tate just kissed her, that’s hardly foreplay.” “You weren’t watchin’ close enough, honey. That was definitely foreplay.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Jonas, Tate’s teenaged son … looking like mini-Tate, giving me the understanding that in a few years, me and every woman over twenty-five years of age in Carnal would be moved to become a cougar.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
When I met you, my first thought was you were very pretty, great fuckin' eyes, but not my type. High-class which means high maintenance. Then you got pissed and that was it. Even if you hadn't been in that ditch, now you'd still be in my bed. So if you think this attitude is a turn off, baby you're wrong.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
He didn’t mind doin’ that time when doing it meant he would walk out to Lexie.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
I see you again, it won’t be pretty. I find out she sees you again, you’ll be breathin’ through a fuckin’ tube. You get me?
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
I’d walk to the ends of the earth hand in hand with Chace Keaton and all he had to do to get me to do it was kiss me deep, smile at me, hold my hand and call me baby.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
The first time I met you, you told me you grew up here, I’d call you a liar,” Tate informed me. I tipped my head to the side and asked, “Really?” “Really.” “Why?” “High-class,” he replied. “Sorry?” “You looked high-class,” he semi-repeated. “I’m not,” I stated. “No, Ace, you’re not. You’re a different kind of class.” “Farmer class.” “Pure class.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Shut it, Duchess
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
What’s happening?” Her question was quiet. “Honey, cast your mind back,” he urged gently. “Two minutes ago, I was kissin’ you. Three days ago, I was dancin’ with you. You know what’s happening.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
<…>It was an arms crushing me to his body, heads slanting, mouths opened, tongues invading, toes curling, knees weakening, bones dissolving, deep, wet, hungry, carnal kiss. It seemed to last forever but that forever was not near long enough.<…>
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
It’s not classified information, Chace. You can read all about it on Wookieepedia.” His body started shaking again, as did his voice when he asked, “Wookieepedia?” “Stop making fun at me when I’m pissed,” I snapped. “Wookieepedia?” Chace repeated, his body now rocking, taking mine and the bed with it.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Yes. He. Was. Just. Here. Spreading his goodwill and love all around Max’s entryway. It’s a wonder there aren’t cherubs flying around sprinkling rose petals and rainbows erupting through the windows, an aftermath of his delightful visit.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Tell me you love me.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
You get home okay or are you deep in the mountains recovering from a ceremonial male bonding ritual after killing a bear?
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
I closed my eyes and my body settled.Without thinking my body knew it'd do anything,anything, for Holden Maxwell.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
You’re gonna find special, Ace.” … “Sometimes special doesn’t exist, Tate,” I told him. “And I’m okay with that.” His lips came back to mine and when he spoke, he did it gently. “It will for you baby.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
You’ll have sweet dreams?” he asked quietly and sounding like he cared, a lot. God but I loved this man. I felt my mouth smile and I pressed even closer. “I’m a good girl, I always do what I’m told.” His hand left my hair so both his arms could wrap tight around me. “Love you, Ace,” he murmured and my stomach melted. He said it. Right out. He said it. “Love you too, Captain.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Forgot about carin’ about someone so much you would do everything in your power to stop them having’ pain.” … “And how fuckin’ shitty it feels then there’s nothin’ you can do to stop it
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
You’re being domineering again,” I informed him. I felt his mouth grin under mine and watched his eyes do it. “Yeah, baby, fair warnin’, when we’re naked, you better get used to that.” I gasped at his words then he kissed me.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Another reason to watch him avidly for he might pull himself out of the pool, his whole body slick and those shorts plastered on him was not a sight to see. It was a sight to prove there was a God and that God might just be Tate.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
When we faced Mom, we saw she was addressing Max. "We get to know each other I'll get to hug you." "Mom!" I snapped and Mom turned to me. "I get to do it when he doesn't have a shirt on too. I'm calling it now," Mom declared.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
That’s my good girl,” he growled in my ear. And there it was. His good girl? Why did I always have to be the good girl? Fuck that.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Babe,” he replies, grinning then said no more. Still being helpful, I explained, “I know you think that word speaks volumes but, I have to tell you, it actually doesn’t.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
I stopped looking around when I heard a soft “mew” and I looked toward Tate to see he was crouched. He straightened and turned to me. I froze and stared. Tatum Jackson, ex-pro football player, ex-cop, now bartender/bounty hunter, tall, beautiful and more man than I’d ever experienced in my life was standing on the edge of his kitchen holding a cat. And it wasn’t just any cat and he wasn’t just holding it. He was cradling it.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
You’re my only Duchess.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
What you need to give me is to know it is not about you, it’s about me, you gotta suck it up and stand by me, you gotta know, in the end, I’ll work my ass off to make it all worth it to you and you gotta always remember I love you and I have never, not once, said those words to any breathing soul so you also gotta know what that means.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
You’d always shine through,” he muttered and now he sounded sleepy but I was again wide awake. “Somethin’ special,” he finished.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
You’re night, Duchess, she was day.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
You’re pissed I laid it out and you’re gonna go nurse your snit
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Will you stay out of it?” he clipped. “She’s holdin’ onto me, bud, I’d say I’m in it,” Tate returned.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
His arms got tight before he whispered, "You like where you are just as much as I like you here.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
That night, it wasn’t Dobie Gray,” I whispered. “It was this song. It was Ella Mae singing this to me when I thought you weren’t all I knew you to be, which is all the words to this song. Twenty-nine years, I held out for this. Then, half an hour later, you proved every one of these words true and every moment since then, you kept doing it. I’ll take you thinking I’m your angel but you need to know you’re my hero. Twenty-nine, honey, I held out for this. Twenty-nine years, I held out for you.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Holy fuck, Jesus, shit, you’re Tatum Jackson
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Saw him come outta the garage at you, I knew,” he muttered against my skin. “I was strugglin’ with it but I knew then. I knew you were my girl.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
I brought clean panties and a toothbrush
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
I need a timeout do to deal with my timeout! that's how messed up I'm.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Jesus, Laurie, baby, look at you." My eyes followed his, mainly because I wanted him to keep at me and I'd do just about anything he told me to do to get it. But what I saw made my heart skip and my legs fail. Tate, dark, tall, behind me, his hands on me; me, blonde, my face flushed, my eyes hooded, tucked tight against him. A perfect fit, made to be there. A perfect match, made to be together. Made to be there. Made to be together. We looked great. We looked hot. We looked beautiful. My eyes went to his in the mirror.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
His back was to me and he was wearing pajama bottoms and nothing else. His shoulders, the smooth muscles of his back, the wide expanse of smooth, tan skin, was all exposed to the naked eye and I was blinded by the beauty of it. So much, it was a wonder I didn't throw out my hand reeling. At that thought, he turned and gave me a view of his chest. At this view, arguably better than his back, I sucked in a breath then whispered to myself, "Oh my God.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Never," Max said, again ignoring me. "Never did I walk into a room and see her dressed to go out and forget how to breathe like I did when I saw you before we went to The Rooster." I felt my eyes grow wide at this admission and I, too, forgot how to breathe.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Do you love me?” “Yes,” I breathed. “Always?” [...] “Always,” I whispered.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Get them to vow on whatever geek shit you guys hold sacred
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Thank you for showing me it was worth taking a gamble again, darling.” I dropped my head until my lips were against his and finished, “It feels good finally to win and win huge.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
I'll be at your place tonight, seven thirty." "Does seven thirty mean our reservation is at eight?" "Eight fifteen, in case we hit traffic or weather." "Will this mean you'll turn into a pumpkin on the way back, considering we'll probably get home past your bedtime?" Silence then, "Now she gives me smartass and it's still fuckin' cute."
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
You’re stuck,” I blurted, his grin died and he blinked. “Come again?” I swallowed, sucked in breath and forged ahead. “I was lost but you… Tate, you got stuck,” I told him. He stared at me and it took a lot but I braved his stare. Then he asked, “You up for the job of pullin’ me out?” “I…” I swallowed again. “No,” I answered truthfully. “No?” he asked, his eyebrows lifting, his face getting dark, his arms growing tighter. “I…” I pulled in breath then whispered, “I kinda like it here.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
You love my teeth!" she hurled at him. "Told you once, told you a million times, Neet, no man likes a woman's teeth scrapin' his dick. Christ, agony, somethin' you're good at dishin' out in a variety of ways." -Tate
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Please, honey," he whispered, "make tacos. Eat 'em. Watch television. Do whatever. But however it ends, when you go to sleep, crawl into my bed.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
You talk to him next year, another ring’s gonna be sittin’ at the base of that one.” I felt my throat get tight. Tate went on. “We’ll get married in April, anniversary we met.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Straight up, this is the man in your bed. I want in there, Faye, and when I get in there, I'm gonna dig in deep so when I share my shit that's so dark you'll be blinded by it and you'll wanna run to the light, you can't because I'm so deep, you can't let go.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Ace!" Tate shouted, both Wendy and I jumped and twisted our necks to look his way. "You cashed out or what?" Tate asked still in a shout. "I'm cashed out," I shouted back. "You wanna socialize for the next hour or are we gonna go?" He was still shouting and I was acutely aware, due to the fact that the noise level declined significantly, that the entire bar was listening. "Keep your pants on!" I yelled. The noise level disappeared. "Babe, get your ass over here," Tate ordered. "Patience, Captain, I'm talking to Wendy," I shot back. "Ass. Over. Here!" Tate commanded. I looked at Wendy and snapped loudly, "He's so darned bossy!" Two men and a woman sitting at the bar close to us burst out laughing. "You better get your ass over there," Wendy advised, I rolled my eyes and stomped across the bar.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
I didn't think much of men's pajamas, ever. Only Max could make pajamas, even every day, normal pajama bottoms and a t-shirt like the ones he was wearing, look so darned good.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Honey, life has enough obstacles planned for you. Stop putting up your own and just live it.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Cause you piss me off. You make me laugh. You make me think. You’re absolutely fine with me bein’ nothin’ but me. You’re fuckin’ gorgeous. You’re a great lay. And you like my dog.
Kristen Ashley (Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain, #6))
We were both quiet a long time and I was about to fall back asleep in the curve of his arm with his warm body at my back when he called my name. “Laurie?” “Yes,” I muttered, my voice sleepy. “I was pissed last night.” “I know.” “You look good.” “Sorry?” “No way you can look like all the rest.” My eyes shot open. His arm curled me deeper into his body and I felt his face burrow into my hair. “You’d always shine through,” he muttered and now he sounded sleepy but I was again wide awake. “Somethin’ special,” he finished.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Take me, honey, I’m yours
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
After more of his sweet torture, I called, “Tate, honey?” “Yeah, baby,” he answered. “Am I under your skin?” I whispered as my hips moved with his hand. He replied instantly, “Oh yeah.” His thumb tweaked my clit harder, my hips jerked and a low mew slid out of my throat as the fingers of one of my hands slid into his hair and the other arm held on tighter. “Fuck yeah,” he growled and his lips left my ear, his mouth found mine and he kissed me, wet and deep.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
<…>"No, Ty, you drew it when one second you had your tongue in my mouth, your hands on me and me on my back in your bed and swear to God, swear to God, that was all you had to do, I was this close," she lifted a hand and held her thumb and forefinger an inch apart, "to climax just with that and the next second you took it all away from me. All of it and you fucking know exactly what I'm talking about because the next second I was standing on my feet, you were two feet away but you might as well still have been in fucking California and then I watched you shut down."<…>
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
"What you got to give, Faye, here," his hips pressed into mine, "clean, pure, all fuckin' mine and that's beautiful right there. But the rest, how wet you get, how tight you are, you goin' wild for me like you did just now, baby. Fuck. You gotta know, coupled with the other, that's beauty that's off the charts." Hmm. I liked that. A frak of a lot.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
"Heard you choking, are you all right?" "You're beautiful, a good kisser, this is our first date, my bed is in the room, I'm nervous as all heck and I just thought I was going to die choking after spitting out gum so no, I'm not all right." Yes, that's what I blurted, word for word. Chace stared at me. I stared back both wondering if I could will myself to melt like the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz and if that was what Laurie meant by honesty or if it was a tad over the top. (...) Then his tongue was in my mouth. (...) "Still nervous?" "No," I whispered. "Good," he muttered.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
I could make better pie-type love with a new stove! I heard his disembodied voice shout back, “Dick territory, babe. Don’t even think about it unless I’m there.” “Chick territory,” I kept shouting. “A stove’s in the kitchen!” “It’s got a plug and weighs over fifty pounds. Totally dick,” he shot back on his own shout. I gave in, turning to the plans while giggling. Totally dick. My old may was funny.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Mac and cheese and pigs in a blanket with white fuckin' wine," he stated through his smile. "Is this duchess food?
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
I can’t get clean.” “That’s because you’re polishing a diamond. How much more brilliant do you want it to shine, my lovely?
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
But you can't settle for what you want. you gotta find what you need.
Kristen Ashley (Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5))
I’m tipsy, not blitzed.” Max twisted back and pulled into the road. “What chance I got you won’t pass out on the way home?” I waved my hand in front of me and declared, “Oh, I’ll be fine.” “Right,” Max muttered. “Can we listen to music?” I requested and Max turned on the music. Five minutes later I was dead to the world.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
So, he made this report to me. Now, make no mistake, Ty, I take my work seriously but I gotta admit, he gave this report, I lost my pen. Swear to God, don’t know where I put that fucker.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
<…>Therefore he asked quietly, "Remember I told you about Tuku?" Julius nodded. Ty went on, "Got good friends, a lot of them, feel deep for them all. Only three people in my life got more from me, one of 'em's in the ground, one of 'em's sitting' on the deck and the last is standin' right in front of me." Julius said not a word but held his eyes. Then Ty whispered, "Gratitude, brother." Julius kept his eyes locked with Ty's and whispered back, "Debt paid."<…>
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
You think to slide back, settle for something that made you run away because you think it's safe, because it's familiar, because your scare of taking a GAMBLE on me, I'm warning you now, Duchess, I'm not gonna allow that.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Kiss me, Tate,” I demanded softly. “Baby -“ I lifted my head and put my lips to his, encouraging on a whisper, “I wanna catch fire, honey, and only you can bring that out for me.” I watched up close as Tate’s eyes went intense then his head slanted and he muttered, “You got it, Ace.” Then he kissed me.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
I dropped my arms and then I slid them around what felt like a man's waist. Then I cuddled closer. It felt like arms came around my waist too, and it also felt like a hand was trailing gently up and down my back. "You're sweet when you're sick." "I am?" "Hellion when you're riled." "Yes?" "Yeah." "Mm." Then he muttered, "Not sure which I like more.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
This was a kaleidoscope of beauty, the dials spinning, ever changing, but never anything short of spectacular.
Kristen Ashley (Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain, #6))
A man’s any man at all, no one fucks with his woman.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Three weeks, after fuckin' you, knowin' what you taste like, what you feel like, the sounds you make when you come, three weeks I'm on the road and all I got is a couple minutes of your voice on the phone every night. Fuckin' you, that's all I can think about, like a teenager, at night in the dark, it's the only thing in my goddamned head. So I jack off, hopin' to cut through it, but nothin' compares to you. Then I know you can't sleep so I can't fuckin' sleep wonderin' if you're sleepin'. That shit's whacked and I come home, fuckin' beside myself it's over." "So we find out about each other and who we are together. I'm gonna piss you off 'cause I can be a dick. That's who I am. And you're gonna piss me off 'cause, babe, you got attitude. That's who you are. And that's who we're comin' out to be together. And I'm all right with that because, with what I had before, even when you're a bitch, I like it. But when you're not, it's a sweetness the like I've never tasted." "You said you were waitin' for something special and he took away your chance to figure out that you were carryin' it with you all this time. You are special, Laurie.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Can you even understand what a beautiful life is? It isn’t about the perfect house and a keeping-up-with-the-Jones’s new car every two years and having the right landscaper and bragging at parties that you have a house cleaner. Not when all that stuff is shit. It’s surface. There’s nothing underneath.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
I lay on that mattress and I knew you’d find me. I ran through those woods, Tate, and I knew you’d be looking for me. I was shouting because I knew you’d hear me. And I ran right into you because you were coming for me.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Ty Walker opened the backdoor to his house and walked in to a big, seriously pissed off black man with tree trunk legs planted apart and beefy arms crossed on his chest. He knew he’d get that when he got home. He also didn’t give a fuck. He closed the door and looked Julius in the eye. “She gone?” he asked. “You are one serious dumb fuck.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
Moments passed and I continued to stare at Max's profile, his words rocking me in a good way but also wondering how rude it would be if I made out with him in front of Niles.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
I’m gonna Crock-Pot the shit out of this winter.” He
Kristen Ashley (Bounty (Colorado Mountain, #7))
Truth hurts. Then again, it also sets you free. [Jimmy Cotton]
Kristen Ashley (Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5))
Life doesn’t give you promises, baby. I can’t either but we’ll do the best we can.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
His hand came up to cup my cheek and he whispered, “Cookie, pay attention. I’m gonna give you everything.
Kristen Ashley (Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5))
He’d been her one. It took him years to realize she was his.
Kristen Ashley (Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5))
Maybe she thinks she’s not worthy. You want her, man, your job is to convince her she’s wrong.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
This happens between us, Duchess, I’d take care of you.” “Don’t.” “Die doin’ it,” he vowed.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Tate’s kiss… There was no describing it. It didn’t start slow, it started hard and wet and so demanding I had no choice but to give back what I got. And I did. Our tongues sparred then our teeth bit at each other’s lips and our heads twisted this way and that, all of it a mindless, sexy dance that was all-consuming. There was nothing but his mouth and my mouth, what they were doing and what they were making me feel. Nothing. Not in the whole universe.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
I looked into his clear, gray determined eyes. "Max-" "I got in," he declared and he could say that again. "Max-" "I'm in, Duchess, you think for a second I'm gonna let you push me out?" "Um..." "I'm not." "Max-" His hands started roaming and he stated, "No fuckin' way.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Stop talking now," I whispered because if he didn't I'd start crying. "You asked." "Okay, I did, but you need to stop talking now." "Baby-" I looked down at the cookie sheet. "And don't be nice anymore, I prefer you annoying.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
He grabbed my calves and yanked them apart, then pushed them up so my knees were bent. He put a knee to the bed and moved forward, releasing one of my calves, his hand wrapped around his cock and I felt his weight begin to hit me. “You come with me inside you, Ace,” he gritted and then he was inside me, filling me, beautiful. At the feel of him, so hard, making me so full, my back left the bed again. “Tate.” He moved, driving deep, fast, hard. Our mouths attached, our tongues clashed. His hand went between us and he touched me and that was it. It hit me like a rocket and I combusted, my world exploding, taking me with it and I loved every nanosecond.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
She's wearin' heels, boy, but she's five foot seven, you got five inches and at least a hundred pounds on her," Max replied and I figured he was being a might bit generous with the weight but I wasn't going to correct him, mostly because he wasn't done talking. "And, lastly, she's a woman. You don't ever strike a woman in anger.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
The eyes of a man who was all man. And they were wet. Oh my fraking God. His hand came to my jaw, cupping it, his thumb sweeping across my cheekbone but he didn't watch his thumb. His eyes never left mine and he didn't hide it, he didn't fight it. I gave him my virginity. He gave that to me. It was the most beautiful gift I'd ever received. Then he whispered, "I wanna see to you. Will you let me do that, Faye?" I'd let him do anything. Anything. Even though I had no idea what he was talking about. "Yes," I answered. His head dropped and, his lips on mine, he whispered, "Thank you." Then he touched his mouth to mine, gently, slowly slid out and he saw to me.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Perhaps I should go,” Brad noted and Tate didn’t release me but his head turned toward Brad. “You think?” he asked.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Ah, Colorado: the one place in America where people wake up earlier on weekends than workdays.
Mark Obmascik (Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled--and Knuckleheaded--Quest for the Rocky Mountain High)
If a woman love you, truly loves you, baby, she lets you be the man you have to be. She doesn’t change you into the man she wants you to be.
Kristen Ashley (Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5))
<…>….That's how he made his living. He gave me a pen and ink. This," he lifted his left arm then dropped it back to the bed. "After he died, I had it inked on me. Took what he gave me to a tattoo parlor right after the funeral and got it started." Her voice held a tone of light dawning as she whispered, "So he was your Ella." Her light dawned clear for her and for Walker because she was right. "Yeah, he was my Ella." "So it was Tuku who brought out my Ty." My Ty. My Ty. Christ. Fuck. Christ. Two words. Just two words. Walker had no clue until that moment that two words could mean so fucking much. He'd never belonged to anyone. He'd never belonged anywhere. Never thought he wanted to. Until he heard those two words. He couldn't keep the thick out of his voice when he confirmed, "Yeah, it was him."<…>
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
you should change your Password" "not exactly a priority so I haven't got'round to it" "I'll do it for you"I offered. His arms gave me a squeeze and he grinned. "What'll you chose?" before I could stop my mouth from forming the words, I said "Shebitchfromhell666
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
"Faye, darlin', I want you to hear this and get it, what you just gave me was the most beautiful thing I've ever been given in...my...life. What you'll give me later I know from what I've already had, not just now but since I've known you, will be even more beautiful. With me, anytime, anywhere, you're safe. But of the anytime and anyplace you're with me, the place you're safest is right here, in my bed. You never have to be embarrassed. You can ask questions. You can react how you want. You can be who you are. If I'm doin' something you don't like, you can stop me. Nothin' will ever happen in this bed that you'll be uncomfortable with. I swear to you, baby. You're safe here and you always will be."
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
He was pressed up against me after kissing me and being all… I don’t know… intense and growly and manly and saying nice thing after nice thing all, well… intense, growly and manly which made him sound like he really, really meant them. At the same time acting like the alpha male who just beat the rest of the world’s alpha males in hand to hand combat and after had climbed up a mountain of their carcasses and was thumping his chest and grunting, ‘Faye, my woman!
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
You are not movin’ onto another guy,” he crossed his arms on his chest and finished, “Ever.” “That choice is not yours.” “Yeah it is,” he returned swiftly. “You can’t give away what’s mine.” “You aren’t getting this, Chace, but just now, I took it back.” “Can’t take back what’s mine either.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
There was… uh, in my book, you know,” her legs moved against his and she finished so low he barely heard her, “a really good sex scene.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Emme, baby, talk to me.” “I want this,” I whispered. And I did. Badly… “Good. You got it.
Kristen Ashley (Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain, #6))
And then Max really kissed me and I became so lost, I never wanted to be found.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Anyone who truly cares about you will let you have your feelings, whatever they may be.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
His head dropped to watch his thumb move over my fingers as he muttered, “Naked, baby.” My head twitched at his weird word. “Pardon?” His eyes came to mine and he repeated, “Naked.” I felt my brows draw together and I asked, “Naked?” He held my gaze even as he moved...
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Then she leaned slightly into him and said gently, “I don’t think you should be left be. I think you’re dealing with something heavy, you’re obviously doing it alone.” She threw a mitten-covered hand out to indicate the area, “You need to unload it, Chace.” Christ. Fuck. Christ. That voice, quiet, gentle, so fucking sweet saying his name, her eyes soft on him. Fuck. Better than he could have imagined. Better than he ever could have dreamed. And not his. Never to be his. Which meant finally hearing her say his name was torture.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Everything that was Chace Keaton urged him to follow her. To ask her to dinner. To get to know her. To find the right time to taste her mouth. To find the right time to taste her body. To take the time to teach her how to pleasure his. To lay his burden on her. Everything that Chace Keaton had done, seen and heard for near on a decade stopped him
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
"Um, so, how do I work in the panties and toothbrush? I mean, it's not something you share over dinner," I pointed out, trying not to blush but feeling the heat. "He's got his tongue in your mouth," Krys began, "and he'll have his tongue in your mouth. You're on the couch, and you'll be on the couch. When he takes his tongue out of your mouth, find a way to whisper it in his ear. That'll speed things up." "Real quick," Twyla agreed on a short nod.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Told you, somethin’s good, it’s worth fightin’ for but not if you’re the only one fightin’.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
A man is not what he says, babe. He's what he does.
Kristen Ashley (Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5))
The good-natured arguing that got your heart pumping, made you think, made you listen, made you feel just that bit more alive.
Kristen Ashley (Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain, #6))
Because it means that much to me, I’m gonna handle this with care. You just gotta believe me.
Kristen Ashley (Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain, #6))
Seriously, I don’t care if feminists hunt me down and burn me at the stake, that man crooked his finger at me, I’d follow him into a bank and rob it at his side.
Kristen Ashley (Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5))
Because if you don’t know how good something can be, you don’t know how bad you’ll miss it when it was gone.
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
<…>Tate fell silent. Ty didn't. "Since the day I was released, you knocked yourself out. You had my back, you took care of Lexie when we had our thing then you did what you could to help me sort that. It's important to me that you know I'm grateful. I've been tryin' to figure out how I can show how much but, keep thinkin' on it, nothin' comes to mind and I know why. I get it. You're a man who has everything so there is nothing I can hand you that you want or need. And I get that because I am now that same man. So the only thing I can give you are words and, my guess is, that'll be enough. If it isn't, you name it and it's yours." "Friends do what I did for friends," Tate returned. "No they don't, Tate. You did what you did for me because you're you. That's what I'm talkin' about." Tate ws silent a moment then he said, "Well then, you guessed right. Words are enough." Ty nodded. Tate tipped his head to the side and asked jokingly, "We done with the near-midnight in the middle of fuckin' nowhere heart-to-heart?" Ty didn't feel like joking and answered, "No." "Then what -?" "Love you, man," Ty interrupted quietly. "Learned the hard way not to delay in expressing that sentiment so I'm not gonna delay. You call me brother and I got one who's blood who don't mean shit to me and today, all this shit done, rejoicing and reflecting, it hit me that I got two who aren't blood but who do mean something. And you're one of those two." "Ty-" Tate murmured. "I will never forget, until I die, what you did for me and my wife and until that day I will never stop bein' grateful." "Fuck man," Tate whispered. "Now, do those words work so you get what you did mean to me?" Silence then, "Yeah, they work." "Good, then now we're done with our near-midnight, middle of fuckin' nowhere heart-to-heart," Ty declared, turned, opened the door to the Viper and started folding in. He stopped with his ass nearly to the seat and looked up over the door when Tate called his name. "I don't have a blood brother," Tate said. "But you should know there's a reason I call you that."<…>
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
An accountant would not make his girlfriend worry he while he was away at work” “Yeah,” Jonas shot back with a smile, “but he also wouldn’t have a milf girlfriend either.” I felt my eyes round as Tate said in a father’s warning tone but still I could tell from his voice he was smiling huge, “Bub.” “Dad, seriousloy, she’s milf,” Jonas returned. “Think it, boy, don’t say it.” Tate replied. “Right,” Jonas muttered but he was still smiling at me and his smile was unrepentant. Jonas had called me a milf. I knew what that meant and I didn’t know what to do with it. Seriously, Tate from head to toe.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
You and me are both in my bed, no one's asleep, no one's delirious, I think we should take advantage of that." My eyes got wide as my body reacted strongly to his suggestion and it was a positive reaction. "Mindy's downstairs," I whispered and he grinned, his face getting even closer. "Not gonna fuck you, honey, just fool around," he whispered back "Max-" "Shut up and kiss me, Duchess." "Max!" "All right, I'll kiss you.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Brad (Lauren's ex) ignored Hayley (she's Brad's ex girlfriend) and looked at me, he did a top to toe and back again then his gaze moved to Tate. "I'm here to tell you I'm suing you," he announced. Jim-Billy, Nadine, Steg, Wing and my eyes moved to Tate. Tate stared at Brad then he said, "Come again?" "I'm suing you," Brad repeated. "For what?" Tate asked. "Alienation of affection," Brad answered. Without hesitation, Tate threw his head back and burst out laughing. Then he looked at me and remarked, "You're right, babe, this is fun." Ignoring Tate's comment, Brad declared, "You stole my wife." Tate looked back at Brad. "Yeah, bud, I did." Brad pointed at Tate and his voice was raised when he proclaimed, "See? You admit it." He threw his arm out. "I have witnesses." "Not that any judge'll hear your case, seein' as Lauren divorced your ass before I alienated her affection, but you manage it, I'll pay the fine. In the meantime, I'll keep alienating her affection. You should know, and feel free to share it with your lawyers," Tate continued magnanimously, "schedule's comin' out mornin' and night. Usually, in the mornin', she sucks me off or I make her come in the shower. Night, man…shit, that's even better. Definitely worth the fine." Sorry, it's just too long; I have to cut it off. But it continues…like that: "This is the good life?" (Brad) "Part of it," Tate replied instantly, taking his fists from the bar, leaning into his forearms and asking softly, in a tone meant both to challenge and provoke, "She ever ignite, lose so much control she'd attack you? Climb on top and fuck you so hard she can't breathe?" I watched Brad suffer that blow because I hadn't, not even close. We'd had good sex but not that good and Brad was extremely proud of his sexual prowess. He was convinced he was the best. And he knew, with Tate's words, he was wrong. "Jesus, you're disgusting," Brad muttered, calling up revulsion to save face. "She does that to me," Tate continued. "Fuck off," Brad snapped. "All the fuckin' time," Tate pushed. "Fuck off," Brad repeated. "It's fuckin' magnificent," Tate declared. "Thanks, honey," I whispered and grinned at him when his eyes came to me. I was actually expressing gratitude, although embarrassed by his conversation, but I was also kind of joking to get in Brad's face. Tate wasn't. His expression was serious when he said, "You are, Ace. Fuckin' magnificent.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Nina’s eyes narrowed. “I’ll remind you, Holden Maxwell, father of my children, love of my life, that we just met Reece and perhaps he doesn’t wish to listen to us squabbling.” Max looked at Ham. “Kiss that good-bye. We’ll be fightin’ on and off through dinner. Prepare. She gets riled, we’re all fucked.
Kristen Ashley (Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5))
I wanted to play ball," he stated in a way that my body got very still and my eyes, already locked to his, became glued there. "It wasn't the money. It wasn't the fame. It was the game. The goddamned game. I didn't feel like I was breathin' right if I wasn't playin' or practicin'. Felt like life was still, someone hit pause, then I'd put on my pads and jersey and walk on the field and then everything would come alive. Dad and I were Eagles fans since I could remember. Puttin' that fuckin' jersey on, Christ, Laurie...Christ.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Yes, I read. And yes, I do it a lot. And yes, I did it before you because life can suck and living in a fantasy world is a lot more fun than living in the real world sometimes. This was not a weak choice, it was an informed one.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
We’re takin’ Faye home.” “Got that.” “Son, I need to know which home we’re takin’ her to.” Jesus. Was the church deacon Dad of the virgin girlfriend he’d deflowered asking him which bed he wanted to sleep in with his daughter that night? “Yours or hers?” Silas continued. Fucking hell, he was.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
I'm sorry?" I shouted over the noise from the snowmobile Max was sitting astridde. "Climb on!" he shouted back and I stared at the snowmobile. "Can't we walk?" I asked loudly. "No." "Drive?" "No." I took a step back. "Maybe..." "Duchess, get...the fuck...on.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
The library serves as a gathering place for friends who share the love of books. It further serves as a resource for those who escape the pressure of everyday life, doing it by losing themselves in the written word.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Your girl?” I asked, my voice coming out in a near on squeak. “Yeah,” he answered, his voice deep, low and firm. “This is, well…kinda weird.” Understatement! “And fast.” Extreme understatement! “Met you twelve years ago and we’re just gettin’ here. I don’t call that fast. I call that a waste of fuckin’ time I’m about to rectify.
Kristen Ashley (Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain, #6))
His hand slid up my back and his fingers sifted into my hair to cup the back of my head. “Kiss me, baby.” I used the moonlight on the angles of his face to aim and found his mouth. The minute my lips hit his, he rolled partially into me, forcing me to my back in the bed, and my mouth opened as did his. My tongue slid inside, he growled against it and when I absorbed that in my mouth, a small moan escaped my throat. His head slanted one way, mine tilted the other and my kiss turned into a kiss.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Our hearts may have broken in Nebraska but in Colorado they split open along the fractures, crumble to pieces, blow away. The peaks and green valleys, the lakes set at the foot of mountains like offerings. Beautiful and doomed and thus terrible.
Ron Currie Jr. (Everything Matters!)
Maybe he got tired of waiting and he'd gone without me though I doubted that was the case and decided he was probably doing something Max-ish. Chopping wood. Building a barn. Saving a child in distress or climbing a tree to rescue a cat. Stuff like that.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Max" Shauna greeted him, her voice a contented purr than she looked at me and her eyes grew cold. "Nina." "She bitch from hell" I replied, Bitsy's head shot around and she looked at me with wide eyes, her fear had disappears, delighted astonishment in its place while Max grunted his amusement.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
You grew up on a farm but you became a woman that doesn't belong here and right now, it fuckin' kills me to admit it, I gotta focus on Jonas and I can't afford to get you the goddamned binds you want. ... You think I don't lose sleep wonderin' what you gave up and wonderin' when you'll want it back and knowin' I can't give it to you?
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Two of us in this room, Ace, two keycards," he said and my eyes went to him. When they did, he jerked his hand, finger extended to the door. "Know what this is?" "A door?" I asked stupidly. "A peephole," he bit back then moved his hand to flick the security latch closed. "Know what that is?" "Captain -" He advanced and the aggressive way he did it made me retreat. It was dawning on me he was pissed and he wasn't pissed at Brad (that's her ex). He was pissed at me. I stopped when my legs hit the chair to the desk. He stopped when he was in my space. I tilted my head way back to look at him. "You got great hair, babe." "Tate -" "Thick." "Tate -" "Soft." "Tate," I whispered. "Shame it gets hacked off with a knife after some guy rapes you with that knife!" He finished on a roar. My body jolted. "Tate!" "There's bad guys out there, Ace. Bad. Do things to you that'll make you glad you end up dead. You don't open a goddamned door not knowin' who's behind it." "I thought it was you." "Well it wasn't." "Tate -
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
When we moved me in and I fretfully shared this with him, he pulled me loosely in his arms, dipped his face close and told me, “This décor isn’t mine either. It’s Ma’s. Do what you want. Anything you want. I don’t give a fuck. Just as long as you’re happy here.” I’d be happy on a deserted island that had nothing but a palm tree and a lifetime supply of sunscreen as long as Chace was there. And it was because of statements just like that I would. I didn’t tell him that. I just whispered, “Okay.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
I’ll call you Tuesday,” he whispered. I lifted my wineglass his way and invited, “You do that.” He didn’t move. I took another sip of wine. When I lowered my glass, reading me yet again, he noted, “You’re not gonna answer.” “Nope,” I replied, sounding shockingly cavalier considering my insides were bleeding.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
His hand slid up my spine, bringing me closer, pinning my hands between us as I watched his neck bend. I had a feeling I knew where this was going. "Max," I warned, my body bracing. "Quiet," he ordered softly. "Got a point to make, honey." "Max!" I snapped. "Let's see how good this could be," he muttered, his eyes on my mouth and I knew, I just knew, he was going to kiss me. "Max, don't you-" But his fingers had sifted into my hair against my scalp cupping my head, holding me steady and his mouth came down on mine, cutting off my words.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Do you want me to beat the shit outta him when we get there?” Tate asked, sounding serious and I blinked at him. “What?” “I will,” Tate stated. “You… you’ll… beat the shit out of him?” “Say the word, babe.” “Would… wouldn’t you get arrested for something like that?” I asked. “Probably,” he answered. “Then maybe you shouldn’t,” I decided. “Your call,” he muttered
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
His eyes sliced to me and he clipped, “Stop that shit.” “What shit?” I asked “The cold, remote Faye. It’s shit,” he answered. “You’re right. It is. It’s a façade to hide the fact my heart is breaking. But, whatever. That isn’t your problem anymore. Now, can I point out, you told me you need space but you’re still fraking here?
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
<…>Days before, seconds after she told him she wanted to have breakfast with her husband and he liked hearing her say that, he liked it too fucking much, he fucked up. Then he kept fucking up. Then he kept fucking doing it. He knew it and he couldn't stop. Then, the instant she pressed her mouth to his, her soft body in his lap, overwhelmed with emotion and sharing that with him he lost control and he knew he couldn't do that. And the only way he could manage to keep control was to stay the fuck away from her, her sweet smiles, her soft voice, her brightness, that fantastic fucking body. He couldn't hold up. So he stayed the fuck away from her and spent a lot of time thinking about how to encourage her to stay the fuck away from him.<…>
Kristen Ashley (Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3))
Experiencing connecting with someone in a way so meaningful, it shared just how connected all we beings were through a variety of sources. Music. Books. Art. Movies. The tragedy was, most didn’t recognize it and there were some of us with hate in their hearts about things they didn’t understand who would refuse to acknowledge it. I
Kristen Ashley (Bounty (Colorado Mountain, #7))
I was your man, you were halfway around the world from me, honey, I'd fuckin' phone you," he said quietly. "Niles is reserved," I whispered. "Niles is an ass," he returned and my brows drew together. "You don't know him." "I know men, and I know he's not reserved, he's an ass." I pulled my head together, my hand from his and snapped, "Yes? And how do you know that?" "Because I've seen you naked, I've seen you sweet, I've seen you unsure and I've seen you riled and, seein' all that, I know, you were half a world away from me, I'd fuckin' phone." "Perhaps that's not the kind of relationship Niles and I have," I suggested snottily, but his words hit me somewhere deep, somewhere I didn't know I had. "You on a timeout?" "What?" "If you told me you needed a timeout, first, I wouldn't fuckin' let you have one, second, I wouldn't give you reason to fuckin' want one, last, you took off anyway, I'd fuckin' phone.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Yeah, I started to chase you but the way you were goin’ after him, hell bent for leather, it occurred to me you would not be best pleased I caught you and stopped you. I didn’t want to deal with that backbone of yours getting any stronger if you were denied what you wanted. Especially in the middle of the night with you in an emotional state, in the throes of dealing with hearing Dobie Gray’s undeniably kickass but, no offense to you, honey, or Dobie Gray, in my opinion not cry worthy song. It also occurred to me you would be pleased I caught the kid for you so I went after him instead.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
No, it’s never happened to me before but I doubt after I fell head over heels in love with a wonderful man who kept important things from me, I’ll get over it just like that. I’ll drink with my girls and cry and wonder if I made the right decision. Then another man will come along, he won’t be as wonderful as my first love, but I suppose I’ll eventually get over it and move on.
Kristen Ashley (Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4))
Like I said, when I get pissed I say a lotta shit I don't mean and what I said about you I didn't mean," he repeated, beginning to look as impatient as he sounded. "And like I said, you're old enough to learn you shouldn't do that," I repeated too, probably also looking impatient. "That isn't me," he replied. "Well, then, this obviously is eating you and that's your consequence because I have feelings and you walked all over them and you can't order me to shake it off so you can feel better. It's there, burned in my brain and I can't just forget it because you tell me to. So you have to live with that. You can't and want me gone, say it now because I'm beginning to like Betty and I met Shambles and Sunny and I'm having dinner with them tomorrow night and I'd rather not make ties when I'm going to need to hit the road because my boss is going to get rid of me." "Shambles and Sunny?" he asked. "Shambles and Sunny," I answered but didn't share more. "Now, can we just move on and do our best to work together and all other times avoid each other or do you want me to go?" He moved forward an inch and I again fought the urge to retreat. "Forgiveness is divine," he said softly and I'd never heard him talk soft. He had a very nice voice but when it went soft, it was beautiful. This also sucked. (BTW, in the beginning a lot of things sucked! :D) I mean Lauren uses this word 'sucks'. "I'm not divine," I returned. "I'm also not Ace and I'm not Babe. I'm Lauren. You don't like my name, don't call me anything at all. Now can I clean the danged table?" I had my head tipped back to look him in the eye but I could tell he was expending effort to hold his whole body still. Then he said in that soft voice, "I'm sorry, Ace." "Me too," I replied instantly being clear I didn't accept his apology...
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))
Is the sex good?” … “I hope it’s good but not great,” Krystal remarked. “Sex slave to an alpha. Bad news.” This time my head didn’t jerk. I blinked again. “I’m a sex slave to an alpha and I have no complaints,” Lauren muttered, grinning at Zara. “Me either,” Zara replied, grinning back. “I’ve had mine longer than all of you,” Nina announced. “And I’m of a mind that there will never be a time to complain.
Kristen Ashley (Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain, #6))
He got closer and I would have stepped back, but his hand came to thee side of my neck, his long fingers sliding up and into my hair behind my ear. His fingers were covered in a leather glove, but it still felt good, good enough to root me to the spot. He dipped his face closer to mine and whispered, "What're you worried about, baby?" I took in a breath, let it out and for some reason whispered back honestly, "It's just scary." "I won't let you get hurt." "But-" "Nina, I promise. I won't let you get hurt." I looked into his eyes and saw they were serious. He wasn't teasing, he wasn't impatient, he wasn't annoyed and he didn't think I was a scaredy-cat. He was just...serious. "Okay," I whispered.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
I’m Holden Maxwell,” Max answered immediately, in other words before I could. “I own the house Nina rented. There was a mix up, I had to be in town on personal business and Slim didn’t tell Nina. She showed up at the house and I was there. Lucky I was. She was sick as a dog, lapsed into a fever so bad she was delirious for two days and I was worried I’d have to take her to the hospital. The fever broke and since then things have advanced between us. We’ve gotten to know each other, we both like what we know and, bottom line, you didn’t take care of what was yours. Now, as Nina has explained, you’ve lost it, I found it and it’s mine.” Excerpt From: Ashley, Kristen. “The Gamble.” Kristen Ashley. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.
Kristen Ashley (The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1))
Great laughter rang from all sides. I wondered what the spirit of the Mountain was thinking; and looked up and saw jackpines in the moon, and saw ghosts of old miners, and wondered about it. In the whole eastern dark wall of the Divide this night there was silence and the whisper of the wind, except in the ravine where we roared; and on the other side of the Divide was the great western slope, and the big plateau that went to Steamboat Springs, and dropped, and led you to the eastern Colorado desert and the Utah desert; all in darkness now as we fumed and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty land. And beyond, beyond, over the Sierras the other side if Carson sink was bejeweled bay-encircled nightlike old Frisco of my dreams. We were situated on the roof of America and all we could do was yell, I guess - across the night, eastward over the plains where somewhere a man with white hair was probably walking toward us with the Word and would arrive any minute and make us silent.
Jack Kerouac (On the Road: the Original Scroll)
No, you listen to me,” I interrupted her. “All my life, or as long as I can remember, I thought something special was going to happen to me. I just had this feeling, deep in my bones. I didn’t know what it was but it was going to be beautiful, spectacular, huge.” I leaned in further. “All… my… life.” I shook my head again and put my hand on the bar. “It didn’t. I waited and it didn’t happen. I waited more and it didn’t happen. I waited more and it still didn’t happen. I tried to make it happen and it still didn’t happen. Now I know it isn’t going to. It’s never going to happen because there isn’t anything special out there to happen.
Kristen Ashley (Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2))