The Friday 56: Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley

Here’s how the Friday 56 works…

Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.  Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.

The book I chose is the book I’m currently devouring, Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley

Here’s the synopsis:

While drinking cosmopolitans, Gwendolyn Kidd meets the man of her dreams. Then she takes him home. Then she wakes up alone. But her fear that she lost her dream man turns into a relationship with a mystery man when, night after night in the dead of night, he comes back for more. Hoping it will blossom into something real, she lets him.

But she doesn’t even know his name.

Gwen’s struggling with the decision to end their crazy non-relationship when her sister-from-hell, Ginger’s best friend pays a visit and warns Gwen that if she and her sister don’t get smart, they’ll both get d-e-a-d, dead. Gwen has no clue what’s going on but she’s used to Ginger’s antics and decides to lay the problem on her sister’s biker boyfriend’s doorstep. Bad choice. She hits the Denver Underground radar with a big, loud ping.

This means Gwen’s Mystery Man, Cabe “Hawk” Delgado has to step in to keep her safe. But when Hawk gets a dose of Gwen in the daylight, he makes the decision that he finally wants real with Gwen. However when Gwen gets a dose of badass, bossy, straight-talker Hawk in the daylight, she decides she’s done.

Thus begins the head-to-head of the Commando vs. Cosmo Girl as Hawk woos Gwen in his own unique way, Gwen survives firebombs, drive-bys, kidnappings, hot pursuits by biker hotties and gorgeous police detectives and discovers the heartbreaking reason why Hawk kept her at arm’s length.

And as all this happens, Gwen finds that her sister’s troubles are serious trouble and she must decide who to keep alive: her sister-from-hell or the man of her dreams.


Here’s the sentences I chose:

“Gwen, baby, do me a favor. Trust me enough to do what I can for your sister. And trust me enough that I can deal with the emotional fallout we find there’s nothin’ I can do for your sister, Yeah?”

I looked from my lap to his books to his CDs to his lair.

“Gwen, you there?” Hawk called.

He got unoccupied. For me.


Peeps, don’t wait for a Shout Out or a book review…if you like comedy, romance, and some heat? Then you need to read this book…NOW!

Tamie Xo

4 thoughts on “The Friday 56: Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley

  1. MercyPed says:

    Just downloaded Allyson James’s Rees, which is her first book in the Tales of the Shareem Series. I love this author under Jennifer Ashley so I thought I’d give one of her other series a try.

    Synopsis from Amazon:
    Shareem: Males created for the pleasure of women. They come in three levels: Level one, sensuality; Level two, fun and games; Level three, dark and dangerous pleasures.The Shareem were made to be all things to women, to live to please, and to have no emotions—not anger, jealousy, joy, or love.

    Lady Talan d’Urvey has never seen a Shareem. But she’s read the diary of a woman who long ago spent two glorious weeks with one. Intrigued, Lady Talan, studying to be a celibate, decides to find a Shareem and have one heady taste of carnality before she takes the robes and shuts herself from the world.

    But Talan finds Rees, a Shareem experiment who terrified his captors and then escaped. Rees is all levels of Shareem rolled into one, his capabilities far beyond those of a level three. No one knows who Rees is, and Rees likes it that way.

    When Lady Talan encounters him, Rees is captivated. Who is this woman under her prim robes who wants to study him? He thinks it hilarious to be appointed as the man to teach her about Shareem, but Rees never bargains for losing his heart, proving the hard way that Shareem can indeed fall in love . . .

    “But is that all? Are we finished?”
    Rees raised his head, eyes going bluer. “Sweet baby, I can show you anything you want.”
    “Level one?”
    “We skipped over level one, didn’t we?”
    Rees stopped. “Maybe a little.”
    Talan knew she was drawing this out on purpose. She could easily tell Rees they were finished, and go home, never to see him again but she didn’t want to. Not yet.


  2. MercyPed says:

    Sorry, somehow missed the bold all caps caption to leave a thought about Kristen Ashley’s Mystery Man. Feel free to delete my other comment. Oops!

    Mystery Man sounds interesting. Adding to my TBR! 🙂


  3. MoMabie says:

    I love that concept!!!


  4. fredamans says:

    I’m not sure what to make of that… though I wonder what the sister has gotten herself into.
    Thanks for joining in. 🙂


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