Quiet Man (Dream Man, #4.5)
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Dream Man series… Charlotte “Lottie” McAlister is in the zone. She’s ready to take on the next chapter of her life, and since she doesn’t have a man, she’ll do what she’s done all along. She’ll take care of business on her own. Even if that business means starting a family. The problem is, Lottie has a stalker. The really bad kind. The kind that means she needs a bodyguard. Enter Mo Morrison. Enormous. Scary. Quiet. Mo doesn’t say much, and Lottie’s used to getting attention. And she wants Mo’s attention. Badly. But Mo has a strict rule. If he’s guarding your body, that’s all he’s doing with it. However, the longer Mo has to keep Lottie safe, the faster he falls for the beautiful blonde who has it so together, she might even be able to tackle the demons he’s got in his head that just won’t die. But in the end, Lottie and Mo don’t only have to find some way to keep hands off until the threat is over, they have to negotiate the overprotective Hot Bunch, Lottie’s crazy stepdad, Tex, Mo’s crew of frat-boy commandos, not to mention his nutty sisters. All before Lottie finally gets her Dream Man. And Mo can lay claim to his Dream Girl. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Quiet Man (Dream Man, #4.5) Details

TitleQuiet Man (Dream Man, #4.5)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 13th, 2019
PublisherEvil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Novella

Quiet Man (Dream Man, #4.5) Review

  • Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy ⚓️
    January 1, 1970
    Damn it.
  • Eve (Between The Bookends)
    January 1, 1970
    You might want to sit down because I didn't completely hate this book. 😂 It was better than the steaming pile of burning poop that was Rush's book, and it was also better than the less steamy poop that was Sharleen's book. 💩 Was it as good as any of the old Rock Chick books, no. 👎 However, I've given up on ever seeing a book from KA that I enjoy as much as that series. 😒 In any case, I am just going to list the things I liked and the things I didn't like in bullet form and leave it at that...📝T You might want to sit down because I didn't completely hate this book. 😂 It was better than the steaming pile of burning poop that was Rush's book, and it was also better than the less steamy poop that was Sharleen's book. 💩 Was it as good as any of the old Rock Chick books, no. 👎 However, I've given up on ever seeing a book from KA that I enjoy as much as that series. 😒 In any case, I am just going to list the things I liked and the things I didn't like in bullet form and leave it at that...📝THE GOOD-- Smithie...I seriously love that guy! 💗-- Tex (same as above) 💞-- Hot bunch cameos 😘-- Eddie's kids...they were super cute. 👦👦👦-- Lottie...she was a likable heroine. 👩-- MO...he started off rough (more about that in the negative section), but grew on me as the book went on. ☑-- The over descriptions of things (home decor, food, clothes) didn't seem to be too bad in this book. 🙌-- The new guys that will star in her upcoming series (except Mags..more on that below). 🔥-- They actually used condoms and had the "clean" talk. 😂-- No ridiculous nicknames, although we do get some "HONEYs" 😂-- Cute epilogue. 😚THE NOT SO GOOD-- The stalker plot was weak and wrapped up halfway through the book. 🔪--That Mo had just got dumped ONE month previously after living with his ex for TWO years...there was really NO reason that he had to just be one month out of a long-term relationship. I wish it had been longer. 👎-- As mentioned above, Mo just broke up a month prior, yet still had time to screw two randoms. 😒 (Of course, Lottie has been going through a dry spell) 😠-- The ad nauseam mentions of the aforementioned ex. Tammy is mentioned 54 times (and we get one over the top ridiculous run in) over the course of this book. 😠-- The two ridiculously over the top run ins. One with Tammy where Lottie acts like a psycho and one with Mo and a neighbor <-- this one was literally several pages long and went NOWHERE. 👀-- Mo was kind of jugdey about Lottie stripping and strippers (in general), and he was never 100% on board with her doing it. 😒-- I also found MO to be quite insecure and almost BETA like for a good part of the beginning of this one. 🙈-- Wasn't a fan that Lottie was the pursuer of the relationship. 😒-- This book could have (and should have) been about 50 pages shorter. 🔪-- As much as I enjoyed the intro to the new bunch of heroes. I could have done without a play-by-play of Mags sex life. 🙉 He is up as the first hero in the new series (DREAM), and I KNOW I will remember ALL about his parade of women we get to hear about in this book. 🙊-- It also appears as if every one of these guys will be paired up with a stripper from Smithies...not sure how I feel about that. There was already too much "stripper morality" talk in THIS book. 👀So yea, I didn't hate it, and I appear to be like Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain because "I wish I knew how to quit you." KA, because I am 100% sure I will be suckered into reading that new series...sigh. 😂😂BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | BOOKBUB
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  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    I am a huge (HUGE) fan of the "Dream Man" series and the "Rock Chick" series. I have read and loved every single book. And so when I found out that Lottie was finally gonna get her happily ever after...and with one of Hawk's commando's too...I was tickled pink !! I also found out that a "Kristen Ashley Novella" is just as long as most of the novels I normally read. There was nothing "short" about this story. Though, I can always so with some more ...especially when it comes to the "Rock Chicks I am a huge (HUGE) fan of the "Dream Man" series and the "Rock Chick" series. I have read and loved every single book. And so when I found out that Lottie was finally gonna get her happily ever after...and with one of Hawk's commando's too...I was tickled pink !! I also found out that a "Kristen Ashley Novella" is just as long as most of the novels I normally read. There was nothing "short" about this story. Though, I can always so with some more ...especially when it comes to the "Rock Chicks". For those of you who don't know Lottie, (have you been living under a rock??) she is Jet's (Rock Chock Resue) sister. She works as a stripper/dancer at Smithies and seeing all the Rock Chicks getting paired off, has left her kind of lonely. That's not the worst of her problems though, because it seems she's got the attention of a creepy stalker. Smithie, being the awesome boss that he is, is not taking any chances and since asking the "Hot Bunch" for help is out of the question....Commando's it is :P As one of Hawk's commando's,  Mo is assigned as Lottie's 24/7 shadow until they can catch this creepy creeper.  There is just one little problem...The chemistry between these two is through the roof. The UST could be cut with a knife !!! But MO is insisting on staying professional. He can't protect her if he get's distracted.So there is only one thing they can do. Make sure they find this creep as soon as possible...before they both combust !! I absolutely loved this (not so) short story. It really gave me old KA vibes. It also made me go back and do a "Rock Chick" and "Dream Man" re-read....again.  I love how Lottie finally got her own Dream man...she really deserved it !!!  I can't wait for the new spin-off series...hopefully time flies ;) An ARC was provided to in exchange for an honest review  
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  • Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    *****FOUR STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}”QUIET MAN” is categorized as a novella in the “Dream Man” series but seemed to be more of an installment of the “Rock Chick” series instead. I’ve never read any of the “Rock Chick” books but I’m sure die-hard KA fans will be excited for the chance to spend more time with these particular characters. While I liked the Hero and Heroine, I felt the plot could have been better. There was little to no angst and hardly any action. I’m used to a *****FOUR STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}”QUIET MAN” is categorized as a novella in the “Dream Man” series but seemed to be more of an installment of the “Rock Chick” series instead. I’ve never read any of the “Rock Chick” books but I’m sure die-hard KA fans will be excited for the chance to spend more time with these particular characters. While I liked the Hero and Heroine, I felt the plot could have been better. There was little to no angst and hardly any action. I’m used to a lot of danger and jam-packed action in the “Dream Man” series and this book was highly lacking in both categories. We get the signature over the top Alpha Male KA Hero in Mo Morrison and an endearing Heroine in Lottie McAllister. Once Mo and Lottie were able to pursue their attraction for each other, the steam level is off the charts HOT, but their “insta-love” romance made this just an “ok” story instead of a five-star winner for me.Lottie is one of the highest-paid strippers in a local gentleman's club who's caught the attention of a psychopath. After her boss receives a disturbing letter from the crazed stalker, he hires Hawk Delgado and his team to protect his number one asset. Mo is the strong and sexy silent type alpha who is assigned as Lottie’s 24/7 bodyguard. They spend every waking moment together for two weeks while Mo and Hawk’s team try to find out who is after Lottie. The majority of the story is spent on Mo trying to keep things professional while he is responsible for protecting Lottie. While I found the plot to be luke-warm, I was thoroughly entertained by all the steamy scenes!!Here are my overall ratings:Hero: 4Heroine: 4Plot: 2.5Angst: 2Steam: 5Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5”QUIET MAN” releases on August 13th.Amazon: https://amzn.to/2K7NUlv
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  • ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
    January 1, 1970
    ▪⬇ WARNING ⬇ SPOILERS ⬇ AHEAD ⬇▪ 3 Stars!! Quiet Man, is a union of the Rock Chick and the Dream Man Series’ and a introduction to the “Dream” series heros. Mo is one of Hawk Delgado's commandos who we met in Mystery Man and Lottie is Jet’s (Rock Chick Rescue) little sister and a stripper at Smithie’s.When Smithie receives threats against Lottie, he calls in Hawk and his commandos to protect her and find the guy making the threats. Mo Morrison is the quiet type. He’s always been professional, bu ▪️⬇️ WARNING ⬇️ SPOILERS ⬇️ AHEAD ⬇️▪️ 3 Stars!! Quiet Man, is a union of the Rock Chick and the Dream Man Series’ and a introduction to the “Dream” series heros. Mo is one of Hawk Delgado's commandos who we met in Mystery Man and Lottie is Jet’s (Rock Chick Rescue) little sister and a stripper at Smithie’s.When Smithie receives threats against Lottie, he calls in Hawk and his commandos to protect her and find the guy making the threats. Mo Morrison is the quiet type. He’s always been professional, but with him guarding Lottie 24/7, even sleeping in the same room as her, he’s finding her hard to resist, especially because she makes it clear that Mo is totally her type and she’s open to exploring things. But much to Lottie’s dismay Mo keeps things perfectly professional.....until he is no longer acting as her bodyguard.Eventually the culprit is identified and caught....it was somewhat disappointing that we didn’t get to “see” the threatening letters, the perp, interrogation, or the takedown so the whole thing was pretty anticlimactic. A bit disappointing, they probably could have met at Fortnums with more fanfare since we got the bones of the storyline with no meaty parts. What I loved:❤️ Seeing Jet and her & Eddie’s three boys.❤️ The Hot Bunch cameos + along with Ren (Yum) and Tex.❤️ Meeting the men who will be featured in KA’s new Dream series.What I didn’t love:🖤 The non-stalker storyline.🖤 Lottie is COMPLETELY perfect and flawless. Her body (which okay, being a stripper it’s pretty much a requirement), her hair, her house, her fridge food, her food organization, her eating habits, how she plays with her nephews, etc.....🖤 Mo starting off as all Alpha and turning somewhat Beta (IMOO).Final thoughts: I’m looking forward to Dream Maker which will feature Mag (who we meet here as Mo’s friend, colleague, and roommate) and Evie who is another Smithie’s girl.
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 Hunkalicious StarsWell folks, it finally happened. I’ve had my come to jesus moment and have moved on to the acceptance stage. I keep thinking I’m going to get a different result because, at one time, Ms. Ashley could do no wrong in my eyes. Now, I need to come to terms with the fact that I may have just outgrown this author. It all feels rote at this point and I think I’m finally throwing in the towel.Lee and his hot bunch gang, Hawk and his backlog of badass commandos, random hot bunch /co 2.5 Hunkalicious StarsWell folks, it finally happened. I’ve had my come to jesus moment and have moved on to the acceptance stage. I keep thinking I’m going to get a different result because, at one time, Ms. Ashley could do no wrong in my eyes. Now, I need to come to terms with the fact that I may have just outgrown this author. It all feels rote at this point and I think I’m finally throwing in the towel.Lee and his hot bunch gang, Hawk and his backlog of badass commandos, random hot bunch /commando friendly cops (Mitch and Brock, but you know what I mean) And they ALL seem to show up in every single book, regardless of the actual need. I used to love it, but now it reminds me of the wasted story that could’ve been told during that page space.
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  • Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
    January 1, 1970
    Dreams Really Do Come TrueLottie believes that time is running out.She's got no man. She's got no kids. She's not getting any younger.She wants more.But a stalker throws a spanner in the works.Can't have a future if you're not alive. Right?So she gets a bodyguard.Mo is everything she could ever want in a man.There was so much to love about this story! Quiet Man gave me instalove at its finest! I adored the development of the relationship between Lottie and Mo. I loved how they were together wi Dreams Really Do Come TrueLottie believes that time is running out.She's got no man. She's got no kids. She's not getting any younger.She wants more.But a stalker throws a spanner in the works.Can't have a future if you're not alive. Right?So she gets a bodyguard.Mo is everything she could ever want in a man.There was so much to love about this story! Quiet Man gave me instalove at its finest! I adored the development of the relationship between Lottie and Mo. I loved how they were together without being together, right from the start. There was no denying that they belonged to each other. I loved how they didn't always agree with one another and yet found ways to make their relationship work. I loved the bonds they shared with their circle of people and how all of those people blended to make a gigantic circle of family.I'd like to point out that Mo had a good and strong point. Lottie's a stripper. There aren't many men out there envisioning their forever woman showing the goods to complete strangers on a regular basis. I'm not knocking the career choice. I've got friends who are or have been strippers. But is that ALL you want to do? What happens when you have children? Are you still going to be a headlining stripper? Lottie was right in that there's a double standard, but men and women ARE different. It's a fact. Therefore you can't color each gender with the same brush. She's a stripper not because she has to be but because she wants to be. Kudos! You like the attention. But to say you're not encouraging men to fantasize or degrade??? It's all about supply and demand and I'm sorry, but strippers aren't solving world hunger or fighting for world peace.Anyhoo... I laughed. A lot. And I swooned during many of Mo's chapters. He and Lottie were simply awesome characters that I felt lucky to read about. I also enjoyed getting to meet so many side characters and I'm excited to read their books. Fans of KA will get a chance to visit with the Rock Chicks and the Hot Bunch and meet a ton of other hot guys to fall in love with. While I wanted the suspenseful part of the story to carry through to much farther than it did, I still enjoyed everything I got. I will always be a fan of these grunting and growling alphas and their sassy ladies!
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  • Alba and Her Secrets..♥
    January 1, 1970
    4 'Dream Man / Dream Girl' Stars!ARC provided by the author via Ink Slinger PR in exchange for an honest review.If you are a fan of Kristen Ashley, I am sure you are familiar with her Dream Man series and her Rock Chick series. Well, what happens when you mix these two worlds in a novella? You get Quiet Man. Ever since KA announced this short story, I wanted to get my hands on it so badly and now I can say I enjoyed every second of reading this piece of writing.So, Quiet Man, as I said, belongs 4 'Dream Man / Dream Girl' Stars!ARC provided by the author via Ink Slinger PR in exchange for an honest review.If you are a fan of Kristen Ashley, I am sure you are familiar with her Dream Man series and her Rock Chick series. Well, what happens when you mix these two worlds in a novella? You get Quiet Man. Ever since KA announced this short story, I wanted to get my hands on it so badly and now I can say I enjoyed every second of reading this piece of writing.So, Quiet Man, as I said, belongs in her Dream Man series but you’ll find characters from her Rock Chick series too. Mo Morrison is one of Hawk Delgado’s commandos (Mystery Man) and Lottie McAlister is Jet’s sister (Rock Chick Rescue). Lottie is a sassy and independent woman, working as a stripper and she wants more from her life. She is ready for the next step but she does not have a man. But what she does have is a stalker. Enter Mo. He is supposed to be her shadow 24/7 and that becomes a problem because of the sexual tension and the instant connection between him and Lottie. Has she finally found her dream man? It was clear Lottie had claimed her man.The end.And he was that man. I am a BIG fan of Kristen Ashley’s Dream Man series. I can’t say much about her Rock Chick series because it’s a long one and I only have read the first two books. But what I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novella that crossovers these two worlds. I loved Lottie and Mo together and how they put Lottie’s safety first before actually starting their relationship. But, oh boy.. When that starts, their chemistry is combustible! I also really loved catching up with some of my beloved KA characters and seeing this new couple get their HEA. That was it.He was the one.I was his one.And both of us knew it. Therefore, my rating for Quiet Man is 4 STARS because I found it to be a great addition to the series and I loved seeing this crew of characters all over again. Also, of course, I enjoyed Mo and Lottie together, their connection and chemistry was on point. I love me some KA alpha and sassy KA heroine! If you like any of those two series by Kristen, I am sure you’ll enjoy this novella!CHECK OUT MY BLOG HERE:
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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    <3 4 STARS <3I enjoyed Quiet Man a lot, Lottie and Mo stole my heart!You can't imagine how excited I was when I find this one on my kindle and what I loved that it was a longer novella! Lottie is a fantastic heroine and I'm happy that she found her dream man.Lottie and Mo's romance is sexy and fun.I loved the banter between these two.    
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  • Jemima jamir aka Sentranced Jem
    January 1, 1970
    Not going to lie that as a massive fan of Kristen Ashley's Dream Man and Rock Chick series, I had to take a few calming breaths before I started this book. After finally getting my shit together I was finally able to start this book without acting like a kid in a candy store... It was going oh so perfectly until the Hot Bunches, Ren and the rock chick girls started making their cameos. That is when I really lost it.*Be still my beating heart*I could weeps for joy just thinking about these awesom Not going to lie that as a massive fan of Kristen Ashley's Dream Man and Rock Chick series, I had to take a few calming breaths before I started this book. After finally getting my shit together I was finally able to start this book without acting like a kid in a candy store... It was going oh so perfectly until the Hot Bunches, Ren and the rock chick girls started making their cameos. That is when I really lost it.*Be still my beating heart*I could weeps for joy just thinking about these awesome characters.This book was so good! If you have read KA's books then this one is for all the fans who are obsessed with this world. Mo and Lottie gave me flashbacks of feelings and emotions of what I loved originally in these series. Mo and Lottie's story in Quiet Man gives me tingles and this KA fan couldn't be happier!Highly Recommend this novella....Honey Bunches of love to all you Rock Chick + Dream Man series fans. Happy Reading!For an excerpt, Click link Below:https://sentrancedjem.wordpress.com/2...
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  • Ang (Sizzling Pages)
    January 1, 1970
    These beautiful words whispered by the prophetic Kane "Tack" Allen at the end of Motorcycle Man are finally coming true for KA fans in her upcoming Dream Series. In this new spin-off, the Rock Chick and Dream Man worlds collide, as badass commandos from Mystery Man find their perfect dream women. The excitement begins with Quiet Man, a novella starring the lovable secondary characters Lottie McAlister (Rock Chick Rescue) and Mo Morrison (Mystery Man).Lottie became a favorite from the moment s These beautiful words whispered by the prophetic Kane "Tack" Allen at the end of Motorcycle Man are finally coming true for KA fans in her upcoming Dream Series. In this new spin-off, the Rock Chick and Dream Man worlds collide, as badass commandos from Mystery Man find their perfect dream women. The excitement begins with Quiet Man, a novella starring the lovable secondary characters Lottie McAlister (Rock Chick Rescue) and Mo Morrison (Mystery Man).Lottie became a favorite from the moment she splashed onto the scene as Jet's baby sister in RC Rescue. Bold, sassy, and a bit mischievous, I totally adore this headlining stripper and beyond thrilled she's finally getting a chance at finding her very own happily ever after. Here we see a mature Lottie who's ready to take on the next chapter of her life. She wants to fall in love with a Hot Bunch man, just like her Rock Chick sister. Unfortunately, they're all taken. Even though she's giving up hope of finding a dream man, nothing stops Lottie from moving on to plan the future she undoubtedly deserves. I love all her determination, fortitude, and spunk. And when faced with dangerous threats, she doesn't lose her cool. Instead, she's good with Smithie calling in one of Hawk Delgado's commandos. Enter Mo ~ the bodyguard who unknowingly changes Lottie's world for the better.On the surface seemingly pragmatic and stoic, Mo Morrison's impressive yet stony demeanor was off-putting at first. He's a man of few words who takes his job of protecting Lottie very seriously, even more so as their relationship grows. The more Lottie broke through his barriers, the deeper I fell for this rough and rugged badass. Mo has so much more going for him than his brawn. He's sweet, loving, funny, patient, a bit vulnerable because of his past experiences and most importantly ~ has a huge heart. He's the perfect match for this feisty stripper and works hard to make all of her dreams come true. In turn, Lottie brought the best out of Mo. I truly loved them together. Their back and forth banter, as well as their intense chemistry, made this read deliciously enjoyable. For a novella, there's a whole lot of story here to savor. Mo and Lottie's journey was an insta-love type of romance, that was also slow-burning as they took their sweet time falling in love. Happy to see the Nightingale crew, Hawk, Mitch, and Brock, along with meeting Mo's hot commando friends. I cannot wait to get my hands on their romances as Lottie plays cupid, match-making these boys with her stripper squad. All in all, Quiet Man is a definite MUST READ that was surprisingly low on angst and drama than I anticipated, but filled with oodles of passion and laughs. A great start to what I believe will be a fantastic series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this publication4.5 - review to come <3
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  • Jennifer Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    3.25 ⭐I sure love that Tex and never enough Hawk. 3.25 ⭐️I sure love that Tex and never enough Hawk.
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    The heroine Lottie is a stripper and the sister of Jet from the Rock Chick Series. She's had some threatening letters about her (not that we really get to know what they say) and so rather than involve Lee Nightingale because of the family connection or Chaos then her boss Smithie enlists the help of Hawk from the Mystery Man Series and one of his men Mo is assigned to protect Lottie. This involves actually sleeping in her bedroom (on the sofa) and he even suggests he will be in the bathroom wit The heroine Lottie is a stripper and the sister of Jet from the Rock Chick Series. She's had some threatening letters about her (not that we really get to know what they say) and so rather than involve Lee Nightingale because of the family connection or Chaos then her boss Smithie enlists the help of Hawk from the Mystery Man Series and one of his men Mo is assigned to protect Lottie. This involves actually sleeping in her bedroom (on the sofa) and he even suggests he will be in the bathroom with her when she showers. Seemed a bit OTT!The title is Quiet Man which is supposed to relate to Mo. Yes he's quiet for the first few pages but that was about it. He's described by Smithie as ugly. Her nephew describes him as 'mahoosive'! He's bald and 6ft 5. At the start of the book Lottie is telling Smithie she's going to get a sperm donor as she wants kids. The minute she sees Mo she's obsessed with him. He is equally attracted to her but so it doesn't get in the way of him protecting her he tells her they can't start anything until the case is solved but in the meantime they are confessing their love for one another after a week and calling each other baby and honey (like every other KA couple). I've never been a fan of insta love and I know all the Rock Chick books feature it but this one was actually instant, insta love! It seemed far fetched.Like all KA heroines, Lottie is described as having great hair! Unlike most KA heroes, I would not describe Mo as very alpha male he's more beta male. He mentions he lived with two women but they were the ones to break it off. At first he doesn't think he's good enough for Lottie and worries that if she dumped him his heart wouldn't cope! The dialogue before they even kiss or have sex was a bit too soppy for me and not what I want to read from a hero! Within a week she's his woman and he's her man and they talk of their future and getting married, having kids etc!As has been the case for the last 10 or so books of KA's that I have read I got bored at the halfway point. Her hero and heroine used to have arguments etc but nowadays once they get together it's all just a load of boring filler. Lottie and Mo have no angst. They're in love from day one and then it's the usual thing of the heroine finding out all the people around her love her and the usual of bitch exes (although in this case I found Lottie to be more of the bitch than the ex!) and estranged parents blah blah. Mo has PTSD which has featured in previous heroes of KA's. I was so bored in the second half I nearly nodded off whilst reading! I didn't particularly like Lottie. The way she talked about his ex made her seem very immature.I wonder if KA gets bored writing the same thing over and over? (although is writing involved or a lot of cut and paste?!) Do her fans not get bored? I was once a fan but after reading the same story over and over and the same hero and heroine over and over it starts to get really boring. Surely KA wants to evolve as a writer? This was another KA miss for me. I've actually stopped reading every book she releases but decided to give this shorter version another try but as usual, it left me bored.
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  • Stace
    January 1, 1970
    2.5I used to love KA with my whole heart...there are books of hers I can read over and over again (I still cry every time I read At Peace) but the best thing I can say about this book is “at least I was able to finish it”. Her last few books I haven’t even been able to accomplish that. Mo is fine but he doesn’t have any real stand out moments. I don’t remember Lottie from previous books...I didn’t even remember Jet having a sister. I didn’t care she was a stripper but she sure seemed to...she sp 2.5I used to love KA with my whole heart...there are books of hers I can read over and over again (I still cry every time I read At Peace) but the best thing I can say about this book is “at least I was able to finish it”. Her last few books I haven’t even been able to accomplish that. Mo is fine but he doesn’t have any real stand out moments. I don’t remember Lottie from previous books...I didn’t even remember Jet having a sister. I didn’t care she was a stripper but she sure seemed to...she spent a lot of time defending her job and freaking out when things just got to be too much. Since this was a novella length it felt like WAY too much shrieking & carrying on...even more so when all the stalker stuff happened off page so there never even felt like there was a real threat to Lottie. I was bored. That makes me so sad. I’m thinking our author/reader relationship might be coming to an end. We’re just going in different directions. But at least I have a lot of previous stories to fall back on when I’m feeling nostalgic.
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  • Laura Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    I know, I know ! I swore off KA! But I was waiting for years for a spinoff with Hawk’s boys. Ok so I didn’t hate it. That doesn’t mean I loved it. The resolution in this book was anticlimactic. It was almost as if she was too lazy to write the details, so she resolved the threat to the h quickly, then resorted to her old standby of boring decor descriptions and meaningless conversation and contrived drama. But this couple was actually great together despite the author trying to mess it up. But s I know, I know ! I swore off KA! But I was waiting for years for a spinoff with Hawk’s boys. Ok so I didn’t hate it. That doesn’t mean I loved it. The resolution in this book was anticlimactic. It was almost as if she was too lazy to write the details, so she resolved the threat to the h quickly, then resorted to her old standby of boring decor descriptions and meaningless conversation and contrived drama. But this couple was actually great together despite the author trying to mess it up. But seriously seriously thankful this wasn’t a perverted butt fest like Rush’s book and that nasty Honey series she writes. So three stars for not screwing this up too badly 🤷‍♀️
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  • Wendy'sThoughts
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Getting Back To Basics Stars* * * * 1/2 Spoiler FreeSometimes we can lose our way...It can be in a relationship, marriage, job or just our day to day living...and when this happens, we need to step back, take a good look and see where we may have misstepped. Did we lose focus on what was important, did we fall into a rut...did we lose faith in what we were doing when everything was flowing and strong. These are some question asked when we find ourselves a little lost...and sometimes the way 4.5 Getting Back To Basics Stars* * * * 1/2 Spoiler FreeSometimes we can lose our way...It can be in a relationship, marriage, job or just our day to day living...and when this happens, we need to step back, take a good look and see where we may have misstepped. Did we lose focus on what was important, did we fall into a rut...did we lose faith in what we were doing when everything was flowing and strong. These are some question asked when we find ourselves a little lost...and sometimes the way to find our way back to our roots...to the whys we were happening in the first place, is to go back to the beginning, to the basics, to what worked for the very first time and rediscover the magic. For me, Quiet Man (Dream Man, #4.5) by Kristen Ashley feels like she did go back and by doing so, she is now going forward with a new series which has the flavor of her first ones, Dream Man and Rock Chicks. This novella which has more meat on its bones than most novellas, as it is an Ashley one, and is brought forth through the excellent series of 1001 Dark Nights. We have all of the past characters from Rock Chicks and Dream Men. The main focus is Charlotte “Lottie” McAlister who is the headliner for Smithie's strip club. Lottie has been thinking hard about wanting the type of life her sister has, kids and all. But it doesn't look like her Dream Man is happening anytime soon so she may just have to take matters into her own hands. Smithie knows of her desires to start her own family alone...but also wants her to take a moment and really think about it. Lottie does and says she will wait for a limited time. Smithie is also concerned because it turns out Lottie has a stalker who has sent a threatening letter. Now normally the usually crew would get involved, police or the Nightengale men known as the Hot Bunch. But because Lottie's sister is married to a cop and her sister is thick with the Rock Chicks, Smithie cannot go there. Instead, he goes to Hawk, whose security firm will handle whatever is needed. Lottie is a woman who is self-assured, smart, savvy in business and beautiful. She understands what she does is her choice, has no shame in her game and does it to the best of her ability. When Smithie explains the risk she is under, she welcomes the protection he is offereing. She just wasn't prepared for the Man-Tree standing at her door...He was huge, big and made her heart stop. Mo was a force, to put it mildly. He had been raised by an amazing mom, dick of a dad and had 4 sisters. He understood women much better than most. He was not a talker, he was an observer, a doer and had been in the service. He brought back the internal scars and worked non stop to counter the mental pain from them all. He wasn't just a bodyguard...He was a Commando in Every Sense of the word. Mo's reaction to Lottie was equally strong and he questioned whether he was going to be able to do this mission. He was hit by her beauty, inside and out. He would have to lock everything down because as much as he wanted her, he also didn't want any of the other guys on the team with her 24/7 either. This tale was cut from the same cloth as the series before it and it was reassuring and welcomed. KA seemed to go back to what had started her career...the bit of whacky/hunky/little threatening plot mix. She gave each of the main characters their voice, held onto what KA does with descriptions but not too much...and lots of sexy times. She gave us nuggets of Hawk and his team...and this was the purpose of this story...to get us reacquainted with the crews of the past books and then focused of her new series, Dream Maker. For me, it worked extremely well. I had to think back on all of the connections of the past characters and was also interested in the new guys, Mo's sisters and all the possibilities of books involving them. So as I said, sometimes going back to what worked, in the beginning, can reignite and stimulate new ventures and bring a fresh look at others. I am very glad KA did.The Dream Man Series introduces many of the men referenced in this book. Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1)https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Wild Man (Dream Man, #2)https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Law Man (Dream Man #3)https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Motorcycle Man (Dream Man #4)https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Quiet Man (Dream Man, #4.5)https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...New SeriesDream Maker (Dream, #1)https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways
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  • Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile
    January 1, 1970
    Spoilers ahead, 4.5* Honorary rock chick and sister of Jet, Lottie is a stripper who starts receiving threatening letters. Smithie(yay Smithie again) decides to call in the commandos since the hot bunch and Lottie's cop brothers in law would lose their minds at the threat to her. To avoid stressing her family Hawk is called in and he assigns Mo to guard Lottie.Mo is a former army man now turned badass commando who hasn't had the best of luck with women. He's attracted to Lottie but he knows he n Spoilers ahead, 4.5* Honorary rock chick and sister of Jet, Lottie is a stripper who starts receiving threatening letters. Smithie(yay Smithie again) decides to call in the commandos since the hot bunch and Lottie's cop brothers in law would lose their minds at the threat to her. To avoid stressing her family Hawk is called in and he assigns Mo to guard Lottie.Mo is a former army man now turned badass commando who hasn't had the best of luck with women. He's attracted to Lottie but he knows he needs to be focused in order to effectively guard her. When the psycho is finally taken down however, all bets are off!I've had some serious misses from this author so starting this without reading a single review was a leap of faith. Even though some of her books didn't work for me and some of her mcs I actually loathed(Chace!!!!!) I'm glad I took a chance on this one. Mo Morrison was my kinda guy. Quiet,big, sexy, protective and generally a good guy. He didn't seem to be drop dead gorgeous but he was gorgeous to Lottie (and me). He also didn't seem to be a manwhore rather he'd had a few relationships with bitch women the last a little while before he met Lottie and a couple of women after his bitch ex.Lottie reminded me of Daisy, without all the crap that had befallen Daisy in her life, I absolutely adore Daisy and Lottie was no exception. She did her job without coming across as sleazy. She was funny, sassy and a sweetheart and I loved her.I had a couple of instances(mostly with Mo's view of strippers) where I wasn't pleased but all in all this book reminded me of why I keep giving this author my hard earned money 😂. On one hand I'm sad that this was a novella but on the other hand Mo didn't have time to act a fool (as the usual KA hero) so I'm more than happy with what I got.I'm hopeful Mo's boys and Lottie's girls get their own stories because I'm definitely riding the high on this one!Insta attraction delayed because of the stalker situation but they got together pretty early and stayed togetherSlight OW drama but it wasn't even much of a blip on the radar, she was mentioned quite a bit howeverNo angst or big drama from the couple (thank God because sometimes KA seems to like drama for drama's sake)Threatening letters from a fanatic that seemed to be escalating but we didn't get details of the letters and he was captured fairly early and easilyEpilogue with a baby and Mo's manwhore friend is about to eat married
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  • Cheesecake
    January 1, 1970
    I swore I was done with this author... but I do love a quiet H.
  • Stacey is Sassy
    January 1, 1970
    This Quiet Man was a DreamI absolutely loved catching up with the Dream Men, Hot Bunch and Rock Chicks. Lottie was a fantastic character and Mo was the perfect hero for her.The storyline kept my attention from start to finish, the characters, new and old were completely loveable, and the love story was sweet, intense and very HOT!I'm sad the Rock Chicks is over but I'm very excited for the new series to start.
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  • Page
    January 1, 1970
    Kind of sweet, mostly boring, somewhat recycled storyline, immature moments from the h. That's about it.
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    January 1, 1970
    Kristen Ashley's 1001 Dark Nights novella, Quiet Man, is a delicious little union of the Rock Chicks and the Dream Men. Mo is one of Hawk Delgado's commandos. Lottie Mac is Jet McAllister Chavez's little sister and a stripper at Smithie's. If none of that description made sense to you PICK UP THIS BOOK AND JOIN US because you need some KA in your life. If that description just set off all kinds of familiar bells for you, PICK UP THIS BOOK AND WELCOME BACK into this addictively awesome world only Kristen Ashley's 1001 Dark Nights novella, Quiet Man, is a delicious little union of the Rock Chicks and the Dream Men. Mo is one of Hawk Delgado's commandos. Lottie Mac is Jet McAllister Chavez's little sister and a stripper at Smithie's. If none of that description made sense to you PICK UP THIS BOOK AND JOIN US because you need some KA in your life. If that description just set off all kinds of familiar bells for you, PICK UP THIS BOOK AND WELCOME BACK into this addictively awesome world only Kristen Ashley can keep building on. It feels so good to be back!I seriously loved this story. I love when KA takes characters we only thought we knew and thoroughly flashes out their personalities, their histories, their dreams. I only thought I knew Lottie and what I thought she was was a flashy, flamboyant exotic dancer who was just as wild and unpredictable as the Rock Chicks. Well what I got was a character who was much more relatable, more down to earth, more sweet than anything I assumed before. And her introduction to Mo, the course of events that follows, it all feels reminiscent of the way the Rock Chicks were claimed by the Hot Bunch but it's so not... it's different, refreshing, unique, but familiar all at once. I enjoyed it so so so much. I was surprised with the length of this novella. I expected something shorter and as I kept turning the pages and realized I had several hours to go, I couldn't have been more thrilled to stay in this world that I love so much for as long as I could. It's difficult to choose a favorite series by this author so nothing makes my heart explode more than when KA brings them together, having characters interact and fall in love and chase criminals side by side that normally don't. I love seeing all my favorites again, getting to see what they're up to in their lives now that's in been a few years since I read their stories. And it was so perfectly done in Quiet Man. Sometimes it can feel like too much, getting all these characters in the same room together, these large posses making cocktails and cheese boards, giving each other unsolicited romance advice. That wasn't the case here. Yes we see loads of old friends, but they come together for Lottie in the most perfectly authentic way and it gave me all the giddy feels. Mo and Lottie are an interesting pair and the course of events surrounding their introduction is both familiar and altogether NEW. Sure, it's insta love in the way Kristen Ashley always is but it feels like a slow burn the way they remain hands off for what feels like forever. Mo, the quiet giant, is nothing like what I thought he'd be and their story is a must. Just delicious. Sexy. Hilarious. Fun. Like I said before, if you're a true rock chick, a loyal KA reader, you're going to really love going back to Denver with this crazy crew. If you're still under that rock, come on out and read Quiet Man... it's the perfect introduction to the magic that is Kristen Ashley and you'll be desperate to dive into all of her unforgettable series as soon as you finish! 
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  • Kat's Books & Brews
    January 1, 1970
    For the love of God, KA needs to write another 1000 books in the Dream Man/ Rock Chick Series. I can never get enough of it. This book was the perfect taste of what I’ve been missing!!! I was so shocked how much I enjoyed Lottie’s story. I honestly didn’t think I would, BUT hands down LOVED it. Mo and Lottie were everything! They made my heart so happy. “I’m glad you now know what you deserve, honey. And I hope I always give you that.” “I don’t hope it, I know you will,” Mo might be a quiet on For the love of God, KA needs to write another 1000 books in the Dream Man/ Rock Chick Series. I can never get enough of it. This book was the perfect taste of what I’ve been missing!!! I was so shocked how much I enjoyed Lottie’s story. I honestly didn’t think I would, BUT hands down LOVED it. Mo and Lottie were everything! They made my heart so happy. “I’m glad you now know what you deserve, honey. And I hope I always give you that.” “I don’t hope it, I know you will,” Mo might be a quiet one, but when he speaks my heart smiles and it hurts so good! He is so sweet! He is a perfect match to Lottie, who is so amazing. She is fierce and she loves hard, so when she fell for Mo SHE FELL HARD! It was so amazing. Side note: THE HINTS AND CHARACTERS THAT KA INTRODUCES FOR THE NEXT SERIES COMING IN 2020, I THINK I DIED A LITTLE!!! I am sooo excited there’s no words! First up is Mag, and I already love him!
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  • Luzia Bielefeld *BookWhore BR*
    January 1, 1970
    DNF=======I still love her old books and bought 56 Kindle books she wrote. I have several on paper too.I went against my better judgment and ended up buying the book, even though I didn't like the author's latest books very much. But hope is the last to die and I ended up buying. I regretted it. I spent my money for nothing. I found it very boring and will try again at another time.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. I enjoyed Lottie and Mo's story even if it felt kinda like a rehash of some of KA's other books. The mystery/suspense part of this book came up short for me because it was resolved too quickly and with little fanfare. It just felt like a way to get Lottie and Mo together otherwise they would have never met. This novella does have me looking forward to the new Dream series, though. The other commandos sound interesting and I want to meet more of Smithie's girls/strippers.
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  • Stacie
    January 1, 1970
    3 1/2 Stars!I liked it! It would have been rounded up to 4 start, but the last 30-ish% was a bunch of yada, yada, yada for me. But the first 70-ish% was good, and the epilogue was sweet. I'm very happy for Lottie and Mo. Happy reading!
  • Jill
    January 1, 1970
    4 Stars
  • Jacqueline
    January 1, 1970
    Classic KA. I'm so relieved after the last two KAs resulted in a dnf. The tension held, the chemistry was well paced and it wasn't overloaded with an avalanche of mush. Lovely.
  • Janneke
    January 1, 1970
    Well Where to start. It was 2,5 stars for me. The soap Boxing is getting to me. I cant handle that. And its all so big and emotional and on a level i feel the author feels is neccesairy to have a good life with all the big happy family things and its getting on my nerves. I still look forward to the new series. I dont give up hope!
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  • AJ
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars!OMG, this book is such a great time! I laughed and swooned, and I was in KA fangirl heaven as the Rock Chicks crossover with the Dream Man series, and I loved every moment of it! And warning - I highlighted like a lunatic while reading, so this review is going to be quote heavy.This book is promo’d as a Dream Man series novella. Honestly, I thought it was more aligned with the Rock Chick books, but there’s a healthy dose of both as Jet’s feisty sister, Lottie (who can forget that epic si 5 stars!OMG, this book is such a great time! I laughed and swooned, and I was in KA fangirl heaven as the Rock Chicks crossover with the Dream Man series, and I loved every moment of it! And warning - I highlighted like a lunatic while reading, so this review is going to be quote heavy.This book is promo’d as a Dream Man series novella. Honestly, I thought it was more aligned with the Rock Chick books, but there’s a healthy dose of both as Jet’s feisty sister, Lottie (who can forget that epic sister slap-fight in Rock Chick Rescue), hooks up with Mo – a commando who works for Hawk (hero from Mystery Man). Lottie is bold, confident, and completely together. She has made a great life for herself as a headlining dancer for Smithie in his strip joint, and she is proud and unapologetic about who she is and what she does. And I love that! But her job has brought her the wrong kind of attention, and when Smithie receives a threatening letter targeting Lottie, he calls in Hawk and his crew to take care of the situation. “You’re gonna need to throw yourself on a grenade for me?” I whispered.“I need you to trust that I’d throw myself on a grenade for you.”That was easy. I did that already. I mean, he was wearing cargo pants. And a gun. Mo is an ex-Army man who works with Hawk. He is the one assigned to protect Lottie – and that’s 24/7 protection, never leaving her sight, kind of protection. He moves in to her space, he follows her to work, and he takes his job seriously. But he can’t deny just who it is that he’s protecting and the challenges that it brings. She was on the stage, busting out a performance to Shakira’s “Loca”, and making Mo, for the first time since he started with Hawk, wish he had another job.Honest to fuck, if he managed to get through the whole night, and all three of her feature sets (this was number two), without jumping off the stage and punching every motherfucker watching her in the throat, it’d be a miracle. The attraction between Lottie and Mo absolutely sizzles off the page. They want each other, they don’t hide it, and they talk openly and honestly about it. And in a shift from the usual KA romance, it’s the heroine who is the aggressor in the relationship, boldly going after what she wants and declaring it so, even when Mo is throwing up roadblocks. “Let me make myself perfectly clear. I like you, Mo.” She leaned closer. “A lot”.“We are not going there,” he grunted.“We so are.”“We’re not.”She put a hand to his chest and her eyes warmed as her voice went soft and sweet. “We are, baby.” But that’s not to say that Mo is a passive member of the relationship because, as you would expect from a KA hero, he is wonderfully alpha in a way that sends shivers down your spine. “I make you mine, officially,” he continued, “no one ever has you again, Lottie, but me.” But Mo has been hurt in the past and he has his own reservations about diving into something that he knows would be life-changing for both of them. Plus, he refuses to go there while he is protecting her, so we get this delicious forbidden situation that builds the chemistry and the sexual tension brilliantly! She was holding it back.And it was tearing her up.She was nearly bursting at the seams to give all she had to Mo. And he wanted it.Bad. When it happens for them, it’s all on, and it’s hot, intense and emotional with a raw honesty that I loved! They have issues to work through, but it’s functional, and they just get on with, effortlessly inserting themselves into each other’s lives, and I love that we got to watch that happen for them. “She’s under your skin,” Hawk murmured.“She’s not under my skin. I sleep on her couch. I guard her. But when this is over, she’ll be in my life. My choice? For the rest of it. So that’s not under my skin. She’s just going to be a part of me.” And the cameos! As a longtime KA fangirl, I was in heaven as we get scenes with the entire Hot Bunch (all together), Hawk, Mitch and Brock, and of course Tex and Smithie. And all of it was pure gold! I love these boys so much, and their alpha protectiveness is on full display as they take Lottie’s back. “Can you stop talking about fucking Mo?” Lee asked angrily.“I’m a big girl, Lee,” I shot back.“You’re every man in this room’s little sister, Lottie,” he returned. “So as such, can we please stop talking about you fucking anybody.” And we also get an introduction to the new band of KA men – Hawk’s hot, badass commandos who will have their stories told in the upcoming Dream series! This is a really tight-knit bunch with a great dynamic, and with Lottie planning to set them up with her friends, I’m so excited to read more about them. “Can I ask when my woman became all of your woman?” Mo requested to know from behind me, and he didn’t sound happy.“Until we get our own,” Mag answered breezily. “You know sister wives? We’re like brother husbands.”“No you aren’t.”There was my man’s Brook No Argument Tone.“Without the benefits of course,” Mag added. I loved this book. It’s a novella, but it’s a KA-length novella which makes it about the length of an average book. It’s funny and fun with a lot of heart and a fantastic romance, and I absolutely loved it!5 stars!An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Dali
    January 1, 1970
    Kristen Ashley is one of the long time leading authors in contemporary romance, and readers can rely on her newest novella to bring all the feels. Surrounded by friends and family who are happily settled, Lottie MaAlister has decided she wants the same thing. Have a baby that is. Even if she doesn’t have a man to do it with. Before she can proceed with her baby making plans she must first resolve her stalker problems. When Lottie meets the big, strong and reticent man who’s been assigned as her Kristen Ashley is one of the long time leading authors in contemporary romance, and readers can rely on her newest novella to bring all the feels. Surrounded by friends and family who are happily settled, Lottie MaAlister has decided she wants the same thing. Have a baby that is. Even if she doesn’t have a man to do it with. Before she can proceed with her baby making plans she must first resolve her stalker problems. When Lottie meets the big, strong and reticent man who’s been assigned as her body guard, she wants to have HIS babies.Mo Morrison is committed to do his job well. That means he has to keep his feelings to himself and his hands off the gorgeous exotic dancer he’s been assigned to keep safe. But being with Lottie 24/7 means getting to know her and fall for her even faster. Can he neutralize the threat sooner rather than latter and convince all of Lottie’s overprotective friends and family that they’re each other’s dream person?I have always loved picking up a Kristen Ashley book because I can trust she’ll deliver well balanced story between romance, emotional depth, great characters and an entertaining plot. Quiet Man isn’t just a long awaited addition to the Dream Man series, it’s also a great one buoyed by its rich group of characters and Mo and Lottie’s love which poured right into my heart. It was delightful watching them fall in love while navigating the punches life threw at them. Book Facts: Quiet Man is novella #4.5 of the Dream Man series by author Kristen Ashley. It’s written from several points of view so you can fully connect with the characters. It can be read as a standalone, although it’s easier to understand the dynamics between the supporting and interconnecting characters and not get spoiled if you plan to read the Dream Man series. The story has a happy ending and no cliffhanger.* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via InkSlinger. The excerpts are from that copy. I am voluntarily reviewing this title. *Amazon -> https://amzn.to/31xyxKeStalk me on FaceBook * Instagram * More reviews
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