At Peace Audio by Kristen Ashley narrated by Olivia Porter
Violet Winters once had it all but lost it when her husband was murdered by a criminal madman. During a cold winter night Violet has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down. And that’s when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan.
She wants to deny it, but Violet can’t beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again and again. Feeling it himself, Joe feeds Vi’s hunger, breaking his own rules to keep her in his bed.
Even though Violet had only one man in her life, she’s sure Joe is giving her the signals and Vi decides she’s ready to take a second chance at life and, maybe, love. But Violet doesn’t know the dark secrets in Joe’s past, secrets so soul-wrenching, they’ve drained him dry. With nothing left to give, Joe’s determined to live his life alone and he breaks Violet’s heart.
Crushed by Joe’s betrayal, Violet comes to terms with the fact that, no matter what signals he gave, Joe was not theirs to win. But Violet’s husband’s murderer is obsessed with her and heartbreak again haunts the door of the Winters home. When it does Joe is forced to face the knowledge that he can’t fight Violet’s pull, she’s under his skin and filled him full to bursting.
Joe needs to win her back and put his life on the line to keep Violet safe. But, having had it all once, can Violet endure losing Joe?
Audio Release 5-12-2015
My review 5 stars
Oh Kristen Ashley, how you did it again!! You brought me to tears and held my heart in the palm of your very talented hands. I loved this story!!
Vi is a strong sexy woman who has had a bad hand dealt and the same holds true for Joe. These two are neighbors and when this heats up, it really heats up.
I had listened to The Promise and I wasn’t sold on The Burg Series. I thought, well I can;t love everything she writes, Can I? This story for me rivals, The Gamble and The Will. I am chalking The Promise, up as a fluke or that something was wrong with me, because At Peace only proves that Kristen Ashley is a Rock Chick!!
Narration: Olivia Porter
I thought she did pretty well. There were a few scene breaks where she didn’t pause long enough, such as in one scene they are at JJ’s eating and she is ordering a Reuben and Joe takes a bite of his burger and then there should have been a dramatic pause for a scene break but it went straight to ride my face, and I was all, wait a minute what’s going on in the restaurant he’s eating what!!
I would highly recommend this audio!
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.