Review: Mystery Man (Dream Man #1) by Kristen Ashley



Description from Kristen Ashley's Website:

       While drinking cosmopolitans in a fabulous little black dress, 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 catches the eye of the biker hottie president of the Chaos Motorcycle Club, not long after she gets the attention of a Denver police detective who surely is on the cover of the DPD's Hot Guy calendar and lastly 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.


There's something about Kristen Ashley writing style that is so distinguishable. It's funny, action-packed, and witty dialogue are addictive. Once you've read one of her book, you'll read ALL of her books. 

[yep, that was my case too~ readers, expect Kristen Ashley book reviews in this few months

       So, The first book of Dream Man series - Mystery Man is a book about Gwen and Hawk. Gwen is book editor (yay! go girl :D ) who stumble upon the mysterious Hawk whilst supporting her girlfriend's fail bartending. It was lust at first sight.

     Thus their secret sexcapades began, yes, not their relationship readers~ (to be honest, i wasn't really a big fan of it. but as the story progressed~ ME LIKEY)

    Though, i should give you a warning, some Rock Chick series casts were in some scenes and this book will make action films 'must-do' proud (explosions, fast engines, hot dudes, and yes.. the chicks). Although some scenes were just eyerolling, there were some that was heartfelt, funny, and plain cute.

     I like that Ashley create dominant characters, they are more fun! The gals are sassy, independent extrovert women with wits to match and alpha, well-build, charming men to pair them up with. The supporting characters are lovable, and people of whom you'd like to know in real life.

     In this book, Ashley fusion The Badass world with The Cosmo chick world. Yes, there were some hell raising kidnaps, cosmo drinking, and cookie dough eating moments. But with Kristen Ashley's writing, her books will get you addicted and crave for more!

Favourite Excerpt

“No wonder. Puerto Rican, Italian and Cuban –the perfect ingredients for a hot, bossy, badass cocktail.”  ~ Gwen
         “Don’t forget the chocolate fudge frosting!”
“Gotcha,” Dad shouted back.
“Good to know, even after a family drama, Gwen’s still hard at work on that great ass,” Gus noted.” 

You can read Mysterious Man (Dream Man #1) first 5 chapter HERE

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