Friday, March 1, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway - Raid by Kristen Ashley

 Hanna Boudreaux has lived in the small town of Willow, Colorado all her life. The great-granddaughter of the town matriarch, she's sweet, cute and quiet.

Too quiet.

Hanna has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Ulysses Miller, is not ever going to be hers. She sees her life as narrow and decides to do something about it.

Raiden Miller is the town of Willow's local hero. An ex-marine with the medal to prove his hero status, he comes home, shrouded in mystery. It takes a while but, eventually, Hanna catches his eye.

But after all these years of Raid and Hanna living in the same town, the question is, why? Is Raid interested in Hanna because she's sweet and cute? Or does Raid have something else going on?


Raid is the third book in Kristen Ashley’s Unfinished Hero series and right from the start, grabbed hold and never let go. It’s sweet, it’s funny, it’s sexy... yep! It’s all kinds of awesome!

If you’ve read the previous books in this series, Knight and Creed, you know that these “unfinished heroes” are men who don’t just walk the edge of honor, they spit on it, cross it, and never look back. They’re men who live and love by their own code, make no excuses for what they do, and Raiden Ulysses Miller is no different. And thank God for that!

Hanna. She is such a doll! She’s cute, she’s funny, she’s clever and talented… she’s absolutely awesome. With her girlie girl bike, and girlie girl basket and cutsie handlebar streamers, she’s a woman who knows what she likes and isn’t embarrassed to flaunt it. She loves life and does everything she can to make sure the people around her love life, too. She’s the kind of person who is so amazing, so awesome, that if I can’t be her, I’d want to be part of her world. And that’d be true even if she wasn’t getting a happily ever after with one incredibly sexy man.

Speaking of which…

Raid. Intense. Solid. Honorable. Sexy. Devoted. Confident. He’s a man who knows that there’s a big gray area between what’s right and what’s wrong, and I love how he works that area to his advantage. In truth, the world needs more men like Raiden Ulysses Miller. I think of all KA’s unfinished heroes - not just those in the series - he’s the most grounded, and the most okay with what he does, which is something else I love about him.

There’s something extra special about this story, and it's Hanna's great grandmother, Miss Mildred, who is an absolute hoot! I don't think I've ever enjoyed a 'secondary' character as much as I enjoyed her, and truth be told, there's nothing 'secondary' about her. Everything about this woman shines, and I absolutely adore her! Between Raid, Hanna and Miss Mildred, the first several chapters of this story put such a huge smile on my face that my cheeks hurt, seriously! And then as the story continues, the people and places of Willow, Colorado kept that smile there, and, had me laughing, sighing, fanning myself and sobbing so hard I couldn’t see to keep reading… and I loved each and every minute of it.

The bottom line: What can I say? Raid’s a typical Kristen Ashley hero, but there’s something… more… about him... something that makes him stand out from the others. He’s truly incredible and I love how he gives Hanna the happily ever after she's always dreamed of.  And Hanna, with her rose colored glasses and beautiful spirit – I love how she gave Raid the happily ever after that he not only needs, but one he's more than deserving of.

They are, each to the other, their reward.

My thanks to Kristen Ashley and Chas for providing BlithelyBookish with a copy of Raid in exchange for an honest review! What a HUGE treat this has been!



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Prize Packs

First prize pack:

Signed Copy of Raid (when it's available in print)

Amazon or $25 gift card 

Raid, Knight and Creed E-books

Second prize pack:

Amazon or $10 gift card

Raid, Knight and Creed E-books

Third prize pack:

Amazon or $5 Gift card

Raid, Knight and Creed E-books

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  1. The post looks great, Dhes! And, as always, fantastic review!:)