Lady Luck is the third book in the Colorado Mountain series by Kristen Ashley. Sometimes writers start losing quality after so many books in a series, but this was not the case. I raved and raved about the last 2 books in this series and I couldn’t possibly imagine this one being any better than the last one, but somehow it was.
It is my favorite book in this series so far and has earned a permanent place on my reread favorites shelf and that says something since I read a LOT in my free time and it is very rare for books to wiggle their way in to my reread favorites shelf.
Ty Walker was imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit. On the day of his release he has nothing on his mind but vengeance, but when he walks out of prison and finds a gorgeous innocent girl that got sucked into some bad shit he knows his plans for revenge may end up coming undone. He knows at first sight that Lexie is what he wants and it isn’t because he hasn’t had a woman for five years. Ty can’t help but think she is too good for him and doesn’t want the blowback of his vengeance to affect her, but Lexie is determined to break through his shell and earn a place in his heart.
Lexie has had a rough life. She had shit parents, a shit childhood, and a marriage that ended with a husband’s bad choices earning him a couple bullets to the head. His death left her with connections to people she’d rather not be connected with. To keep them from ruining her life she accepts a simple assignment to pick a convict up from prison. A simple task. Or so she thought. Lexie never expected she would end up with the man of her dreams or how hard it would be to keep him clean through all of the dirt they have to trudge through.
After going through a Vegas wedding, a high stakes poker game, dirty cops, and criminals who will stop at nothing to get what they want, Ty and Lexie will find out if Lady Luck truly does have their back.
I could not put this book down and I think it comes down to the chemistry and the personalities of the two main characters Lexie and Ty. Ty is a hard man to get to know. He has just spent the past 5 years in jail stewing over his revenge. So it is easy to assume that he is a man of little words at first, but after he opens up….oh my god is it worth the wait. My favorite part:
"Your nightmare, mama, was my dream." My heart clenched. He kept going.
"Never had a home until you gave me one."
My breath started sticking.
"Never had anyone give to me the way you gave to me."
My breath stopped sticking and clogged.
"Never thought of findin' a woman who I wanted to have my baby."
Oh God. "Never had light in my life, never, not once, I lived wild but I didn't burn bright until you shined your light on me."
I loved Ty from the second he walked out of those prison doors until the last page of the book. He was kind of a dick at times, but he had it rough and always redeemed himself. I’d be pretty pissed too if I was locked away for a crime I didn’t commit and had to go back to the town where the people that put me away got to live free. Ty is a good guy. He shows it through his actions and you can see it in the way people throw their love at him. He is so tender and sweet under his rough exterior. Plus, the nicknames he used for Lexie. *Fans self off*
I found myself rereading lines in the book just so I could relive the butterfly feeling every time he called Lexie mama. It may sound corny, but my God it worked in this book.
Lexie was pretty fantastic too. She takes the cake for the female lead in this series. She is funny, sweet, dorky, loyal, and very intuitive. She knows what Ty needs because it is what she has always wanted. A home. A life. Someone to love him without stops and she gives it to him without reserve.
As with the other books in the Colorado Mountain Series, this one was quite long. It clocks in at 535 breathtakingly awesome pages.
Yet again, it works. I felt like I was on the adventure of my life with Ty and Lexie and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen. Kristen Ashley has made me a lifetime reader of her work and if the following books in this series keep up in the consistent way as her previous ones, I know that I won’t be disappointed. I am so glad I gave this author and series a try!