Monday, October 28

Law Man by Kristen Ashley

Four years ago, Mitch Lawson moved across the breezeway from Mara Hanover and she fell in love with the tall, good-looking police detective who had an uncanny ability to dress well even though he’s single. It was not a stalker kind of love; she knows she has no hope since Mitch is way out of her league. That doesn't change the fact that he’s her dream man.

So I met Mitch Lawson in Wild Man. We did not get on very well at first. The man did not make the best first impression. But by the time that book ended, I was rearing to go to read his story.

And so here we are with this book, Mitch's book. *smiles*

First, there was Mara Hanover. Mara was Mitch's neighbor. Mara has been in love with Mitch for years. Unbeknownst to Mara, Mitch felt the same way. Being Mitch Lawson and probably getting the any woman he wanted, I don't know why he didn't makes the moves on her the soonest. But then Mitch being who he was, a gentleman, he didn't do anything as Mara dated with someone else.

When Mara rescued her niece and nephew from a cousin that had gone off the rails, Mitch was there to readily lend a hand. I love stories with kids in them and this may be one of the best. There was just this easiness between Mitch and the kids that was unexpected in storylines such as this. (Don't I just wish more men are like him in real life?) And these were not even Mara's children so the bond formed between him and the kids was really something special.

KA still had her trademark family dynamics mixed in into this book--in extremes of a very close knit one versus the seriously effed up one. Mitch's family was the former despite his parents being divorced (there are several interesting secondary stories here) and the Mara's was the latter. I cringed at the thought of being part of this family and having Mara escape it, making something of herself was a really inspiring note. 

My most favorite scene in this book was probably when Mitch confronted Mara's cousin Bill after his kids got abducted by people that Bill crossed. This was when Mitch informed him that if the kids survived the kidnapping, they were going to be his and that they were going to have his name and that their biological father would give up all of his parental rights towards them. Ahh, I only have love for this man.

But don't forget another KA trademark--the epilogue. This! (I don't have words for the epilogue of this book so I guess you just have to read it.)

Final verdict: 9/10. Great read, must have.


Rowena said...

I've been meaning to read this series for a while now but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Must fix this!

Kookie said...

I'm glad to have stumbled on this series. Love, love, love it! I'm actually avoiding to read the fourth book for as long as possible. Don't want it to end yet. ;)

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