When small town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn’t be stronger, but the timing couldn’t be worse.
Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids, and himself, is his only priority.
Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that’s perfect for them—a sleepy little town in Nebraska. She’s learned from life that there are no hopes and dreams. The only thing to look forward to is peace. And that’s what she works hard to build for herself and her brother. Right up until Hix walks into her life.
Hix can’t fight the pull and stay away from Greta for long. And Greta’s finding it hard not to hope for something more with all the promise that is Hix.
But when the first murder that’s happened in over five decades rocks his small, sleepy county, Hix has got to learn to trust again, convince Greta to take a shot with him, and at the same time catch a killer.
In other words, things are definitely…Complicated.
Melanie’s 4.5 Star Review:
As with all Kristen Ashley books, she sweeps you away in the intense romance brewing between her characters. In Complicated, we meet Hix a recently divorced father of 3 and also the town’s Sheriff. Admired by both genders of the population, Hix finds himself in a precarious situation when he falls in love with Greta Dare. Ms. Dare, a divorcee herself seems too glamorous for this small town. With luxurious hair, stylish clothes, gorgeous face, and a beautiful voice, she proves that her heart is even more attractive than her looks. Both finding themselves in surprising and uncharted territories, they navigate through it together in a way that only KA can write about. Complicated is a swoon worthy love story that is sure to set you heart on fire.
I love how candid both Hix and Greta are with each other from the get go. Knowing just how complicated it would get if they both pursued what was happening between them, they try their hardest to break off the connection that seems to naturally tether them to one another. It doesn’t take very long for them to realize the impossibility of staying away. I have to say that aside from KA’s Honey series, Complicated has got to be one of her hottest yet. I swear, I will never look at a head board the same way again. If I’ve made you curious about it, then I highly suggest you buy yourself a copy and find out for yourself. Trust me, you won’t regret it. In fact, you’ll love it. The passion that swirls around Hix and Greta is undeniable—it’s both profound and exciting. These are just some of the things I love about picking up a Kristen Ashley book. She makes you believe that even the most impossible is possible when it comes to love.
There are some elements of suspense and mystery entwined into the plot line as well which had me at the edge of my seat wanting to know who did it and why. I do wish there was a bit more closure than what was given about it but I also enjoyed the way it all came back to full circle. I’m so glad that the Ms. Ashley decided to release this once Audible exclusive novel into both digital and print because Hix and Greta’s love story was meant not only to be heard but to be lived through the pages too.
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About the Author:
Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.