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Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain Series Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Kristen Ashley
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (394 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!" --- Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author

When old friends become new lovers...anything can happen.

Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello." His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?

It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .


Editorial Reviews

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''Kristen Ashley's books are addicting!'' --Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author

''I adore Kristen Ashley's books!'' --Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author

About the Author

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver and the West Country of England. She is the author of numerous books, including those in the Colorado Mountain, Dream Man, and Chaos series.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1183 KB
  • Print Length: 406 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1455599166
  • Publisher: Forever (February 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D5YWZFQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,156 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, could be better February 4, 2014
By Leigh
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoy Kristen Ashley's books. I've reread the majority of them. I don't know what happened, whether it's her publisher or editor or just a change but her recently books, for me, have been slightly dull. I am not referring to the drama that she used to instill in her books, and although the previous level of drama has yet to be seen (unfortunately) in recent times, I am referring to that hook. In her previous books, KA, pulled you in hard and hooked you. There was nothing that could stop it. I thought maybe it was just the newness of her writing but every time I reread her other novels, I still feel it. Did I enjoy this book? Absolutely. I like the story but it was tame. I used to get crazy feels for her characters and the story but now I just feel disconnected to them. I liked Jacob and Emme. I did, but at the same time I felt like the story was just going through motions. I do enjoy KA's story telling, I just know in my gut, I'll probably never read this again, or only read parts. And that kills me. I know what KA is capable of but I keep getting disappointed. I hope something changes soon.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Did you read the same book I did? February 5, 2014
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The Kristen Ashley who writes books that keep me up until the wee hours seems to vanish every time her publisher is involved. I am thrilled that she got a publishing deal. I just prefer her self-published work. I think I understand the difference: the publisher tames the inner Kristen Ashley to get a product that is more generic and thus appeals to a wider readership. But in the process, all of the hilarious and relatable idiosyncrasies of the characters are lost, everyone is just kind of bland, likable but blah; the gripping intensity is just gone; and the dramatic ups and downs of the h and H just seem to flatline. Be sure you read all of the previous Colorado Mountain books (except Jagged, which came from her publisher) and you will notice the difference immediately. Kristen Ashley is still great but I'm not sure that if the first book I ever read was Kaleidoscope, I would ever seek another one of her works. Fortunately for me, the first book I read was Play it Safe. She has an incredible backlist. Still a fan, just a distressed one.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lazy Sunday kinda read February 4, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I describe Kaleidoscope as a lazy Sunday kinda read. You know how you feel on a Sunday afternoon? Calm, relaxed, and a little bit sleepy. That about sums this one up. Not so much in a negative way, but a nice read without the over the top drama. It’s a nice change of pace.

The funny back-and-forth these two had at times was laugh out loud. Debating the name of her truck and her misguided attempts to prioritize her home renovations was hilarious and sweet.

Since I am a die-hard KA fan, I tend to review compared on all her books. So after the last few books released I did notice a few things I feel a KA fan might want to know. The “ya feel me’s” where taken down a notch. We still get the over long monologue from the alpha and I did skim read a bit during these. We are smart women after all, we get it. The longer epilogue was there (yay) and Kaleidoscope did seem a bit longer. Double yay!

All in all it, was a good read. My only negatives were that I wish I could describe it as a Saturday night read. Hot, thrilling and exciting like a good Saturday night should be. There was no drama of the boy getting the girl; they both knew it from page one. The ex didn’t offer any issues really. He was weak and didn’t offer a challenge or give much of a fight. Also I found the overall case Decker was working on lack luster. When we find out what the crime ring was about I didn’t find it worth the reaction of the teen in the beginning. (yes, being a bit vague so as not to spoil it)

Emma’s story was touching and at times I really felt a loss of who she could have been. I am happy she finally got the therapy she so desperately needed from the get go. Oh and the ex best friend? I wouldn’t have given her the time of day. No matter what Deck had to say on the subject. Men can be so daft.

All in all 3.75 stars but I’ll round up to 4
T~

*Given via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved Jacob, but there was something missing... February 5, 2014
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First, let me say I enjoyed this book. I loved the male lead. I never really connected with Emme as much, but I think that was because I got impatient with her. Yes, her issues were explained. Yes, those explanations made sense. But about the time she met Deck's parents, I lost patience with her. That was my fault. And just one reason that Deck is a better person than I am. That aside, there was just something missing from this book. I don't even know what it was, but I didn't feel a sense of urgency to finish this book as I have with others in the series. The conflicts just sort of....dwindled away without any big climax. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but not what I've come to expect from a KA book. That break up scene between Ty and Lex? Gut wrenching. This book didn't have anything like that and frankly I missed it. Still, overall a very enjoyable read. I'm just not sure I'll read it again.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit ho hum - Spoilers in the review February 4, 2014
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I am a Kristen Ashley lover and read most of her books over and over. I soooo love her alpha males. While this was good it was like an old pair of slippers. A bit worn out but oh so comfortable. Loved Deck but I feel as though the insta love thing was a bit much. Not a whole lot of angst here. There was a mini drama of Emme pulling away but it felt like more was going to happen and just never did. The whole kidnap thing when she was young and being friends now with her kidnapper was really odd. The ex boyfriend and the promise of retaliation. Nothing. Deck's ex Elsbeth seemed like a drama in the making. Then nothing. This just seemed like a lot of little story lines that went absolutely nowhere. Lots of nothing here. The heat between our h & H is there as usual but just not her best. But of course Ms. Ashley's mediocre usually trumps most others best. Certainly won't prevent me from preordering the next.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun addition to series.
Aweeee! I really enjoyed this one. Seeing a lot of mixed reviews about this book but it still had that KA magic to me. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Marie
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!!
This was fantastic! KA can write damn fine heroes and heroines... LOVED this book and LOVE this series!
Published 17 days ago by amanda redd
1.0 out of 5 stars Not interesting
This is a tough review fir me to write. I like the author so much.

I did not enjoy reading this book. The plot was a bit forced, was an unbelievable premise/mystery. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Valerie B
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ever
This is my favorite series.
Published 24 days ago by Jessica Murray
4.0 out of 5 stars Suspense and romance...great combination!
Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain Series)
By: Kristen Ashley
Grand Central Publishing Pages 416
Copy Courtesy of: The Reading Room Advance Reading Copy
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Published 29 days ago by doseofbella
4.0 out of 5 stars You won't be disappointed!
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jerjen

Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley is the sixth book in the Colorado Mountain series. It is the story of Jacob Decker and Emme Holmes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by OpenBookSociety dot com
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellant book would love this series
Published 1 month ago by penny snyder
5.0 out of 5 stars Kaleidoscope
Excellent! Second time reading it and I was just as engrossed as I was the first time around. Kristen Ashley is the consumate storyteller. Love her books.
Published 1 month ago by annice battle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Another great love story from Kristen Ashley.
Published 1 month ago by Annette L. Dahl
5.0 out of 5 stars "...Kaleidoscope is probably right up there as one of my favorites."
Jacob Decker and Emme Holmes had danced around each other the entire time he was dating her best friend. Neither was willing to admit that they had potential. Read more
Published 2 months ago by M. Nix
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More About the Author

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

Nothing's changed.

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

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

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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