Complicated by Kristen Ashley

Complicated

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 ...


Details Complicated

TitleComplicated
Author
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews Complicated

  • Christy
    1970-01-01
    5 Gum Drop stars! Kristen Ashley fans rejoice! If you’re looking for a KA book that will give you the same type of feels as her Burg series, pick up Complicated and give it a listen. KA is one of my favorite authors, and I’m a complete audio whore (I’ve listened to over 30 this year alone) so when I heard she was releasing an audio exclusive, I one clicked that baby on release day. For it being a longish audio, it didn’t take me much time...
  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
    1970-01-01
    Holy hell, that woman’s gonna kill me with her epilogues.And yes. Five shiny stars.Because this was DA BOMB .Unlike her previous book.She toned down on her what-the-fuck-does-that-mean syntax. Maybe somebody finally told her nobody understood shit so she decided to use normal, human-comprehensible English instead. Or maybe it's just an one-off thing.Anyhow, it felt good to not feel stupid for once.No surprise I loved it so much. It reminded me...
  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this a lot. Felt like reading an old KA. And thank FUCK we got more “darlin’s” than “honeys.” Made my fucking year.Not in a review mood, maybe later.
  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
    1970-01-01
    UPDATED on 12/11/2017Read it and loved it!Review************************************10/02/2017Changed my mind. I can't concentrate for shit. Audibooks are definitely NOT my thing.So waiting it is.
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Smokey StarsFirst things first, this review is geared towards a very specific group of readers, mainly those folks who used to set their watches to a KA new release but whose enthusiasm has taken a nose dive over recent years. Whether that be because you prefer your alpha males to speak in full and complete sentences, or because you feel like shaking every KA lady who says something like “It wasn’t good. It was GOOD” or maybe the slouch...
  • NMmomof4
    1970-01-01
    4.25 StarsOverall Opinion: Ms. Ashley did it! She gave us a groveling hero!! In KA typical fashion the H was an a$s and he did mess up, but he actually expressed his mistakes and groveled! Love it. I also love that the h was strong enough to demand better from him! I really enjoyed this book, and I think it was along the lines of her storytelling in the early Colorado Mountain series -- which is my favorite of her works. Hopefully she keeps thes...
  • SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
    1970-01-01
    Check out this and my other reviews at My Blog, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest★Book Basics★ Genre : - Cont. Romance Series : - Stand Alone Love triangle? - (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)] Cheating? - (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)] HEA? - (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes Rating - 5 +++ stars★Review★First things first!Really! The relief!!Can you tell I loved t...
  • Karla
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars! Now this is what I’m talking about total KA heaven! I love this author I consider myself a big fan of hers. Though her last few releases haven’t been for me as soon as I read this blurb I knew I had to read it. “Complicated” we start where our Mc Hixon and Greta just hooked up and it was a rough start because Hixon regrets it. BUT he has his reasons having just divorced his wife of 20 years he feels like his still dealing and d...
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    Well HOT DAMN this was good! I will keep this review short and sweet because as much as I LOVE AUDIO READS, it makes it difficult to highlight quotes or document the journey (which we all know how much I LOVE to do!)! Complicated is exclusively available on Audible and when I stumbled upon this beauty I could not have been more excited to gorge on another delicious KA read!!!! And believe me when I say this read is a perfect blend of all the thin...
  • Pam Nelson
    1970-01-01
    5 Complicated Stars Ok I am going to be totally Honest, I might be a little bias because I love most everything Kristen Ashley writes. Sometimes I have to read a book 1 time and love it sometimes 2 or more.This was a 1 and done for me. I loved it. I love the relationship Hixon has with his kids, with the community. I just loved Hixon. Greta has not had an easy life but she never lets it get her down not once. She does what needs to be done and sh...
  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    1970-01-01
    Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books✮✮✮ 4 STARS ✮✮✮ Whenever we get a new Kristen Ashley story I know what to expect. I've never been wrong so far and I've read more than half of her books. Admittedly, it can get boring but I'm not reading them back to back so it's always a treat when I finally get around reading another one.I listened to the audiobook of this story and I have to say, while the male narrator was fabulous I wasn't a big fan ...
  • Gi's Spot Reviews
    1970-01-01
    4.75 ‘Uncomplicated’ StarsWoohooooooo! A new all time fav from KA!“It’s more complicated than that,” Hix informed him.“People say that when they’re trying not to see how simple stuff really is.”I can’t express how much I ADORED and devoured every single word of this book! We get the best of Kristen Ashley, and I couldn’t have loved Hixon and Greta (plus all the incredible secondary characters!) more and they will be forever in...
  • Alba and Her Secrets..♥
    1970-01-01
    5 'At Last' Stars!AAAAAND.. Kristen Ashley strikes again! I don’t know how this woman does it but she makes me fall in love with everything she writes. I’ve been waiting for this novel to release in eBook format (I know, I know it released a while ago in audiobook format but I still haven’t lost my audiobook virginity lol) and now I can say it surely was worth the wait!Complicated is a standalone novel (for now) and it tells the love story ...
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    1970-01-01
    "Babe, you agreed to complicate it. You might as well give it all it's worth." My adoration for Kristen Ashley's audiobooks truly knows no bounds. I own every single one and I listen to them repeatedly. There's nothing that brings more peace and contentment to this reader than revisiting my favorite KA stories as narrators bring them from page to life. With that said, I think an entirely different reading experience is granted through an audioboo...
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    1970-01-01
    4 KA Givens Stars* * * * Spoiler FreeSo this is a unadulterated look at why I read KA. There seems to be a need in me to read about everyday people who speak in a fashion that is very distinct to KA characters. Coming from other characters in other stories, I may not have the same willingness to accept it..but when starting a KA story... I know there will be this type of uttering, a mind set and I allow it.I had loved her Burg and Colorado serie...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsI wasn’t sure what I was supposed to think when I found out that Kristen Ashley wrote a book exclusively for Audible. I thought it was a nice marketing strategy – but didn’t plan on buying it. And then I saw that lonely credit on my Audible balance and I thought – ok whatever. CLICK!!!!Thank You for Shopping at Audible!!!!Yeah, I bet you liked that!!!Anyway, I was in the middle of listening to the latest John Sandford novel ‘Go...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    1970-01-01
    KA books are guilty of a few things:- Being super long for contemporary romances - Having a lot of extraneous details about décor, clothing and hair. - The midway break-up because the hero/heroine becomes a complete idiot for a minute over a misunderstanding that could have been cleared up easily with a conversation. - Lots of side characters and random details about their lives. - Some semi-cheesy language for nicknames, or using a song to conv...
  • Shawna
    1970-01-01
    2.5-3 stars - Contemporary RomanceI liked Hix and Greta together and there were some good aspects to the story. But, it was way too freaking long (like, 5 hours too long), slow going, and there was way too much rambling, drama, and mundane detail.
  • Jennifer Kyle
    1970-01-01
    3.75 Stars
  • Natasha is a Book Junkie
    1970-01-01
    “You don’t make a man what he’s not. You find the man you want and stand beside him no matter what.” Small town romances are my ultimate weakness. There’s something so irresistible about a powerful love story being set against the backdrop of a quaint little community in which everybody knows everybody, and its many intermingled lives rolling along so close to one another, that we get to know much more than just two of its residents. I...
  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    1970-01-01
    4 Stars!I always get a bit excited when KA comes out with a new book. Especially her recent ones since they are reminders of her earlier work. Her books are a comfort read for me. When I pop one of her books open I know to get my favorite blanket and pillow and snuggle down cause I'm going to be lost to the real world for quite some time. Oh, and I have to grab drinks and snacks because I'll forget to eat. LOL Complicated was exactly that, compli...
  • Ingie
    1970-01-01
    Review written May 6, 20174 1/2 Stars - You recognize it all as the usual KA romance stuff but I loved every minute anyway • • • • When this new Kristen Ashley title some months ago was scheduled to be released in May (first as an audiobook) I pre ordered at once. * 18:15 hours narrated by Lance Greenfield and Erin Mallon**********************************************Yay, then it was released! ... With a promising blurb, a bit older mai...
  • Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Refried KA StarsCan’t believe I’m saying this cause it’s been awhile, but I actually enjoyed this one. Yes it was very reminiscent of The Burg series and it’s typical KA, but somehow a couple of hours into the audio, the story and characters started to grow on me. I don’t have any serious emotions about the story, but the epilogue was beautiful (of course) and it feels to good finally enjoy a book by one of your fave authors.
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    1970-01-01
    4 ★'sYou either love KA books or you hate them and I kind of fit somewhere in the middle...actually more on the love side if I'm honest. But...and this is a big BUT, I had one hell of a time with the Alpha-speak this time! I just could not wrap my head around it. I felt like they were speaking a different language and even when I started understanding it, I still had a hard time understanding it! One thing that wasn't hard to understand...or lo...
  • Jonetta
    1970-01-01
    Sheriff Hixon Drake was happily married (or so he thought) for 19 years until his wife inexplicably kicked him out and they divorced a year later. They live in a small town so everyone knows everybody’s business, even what you don’t know about your own. When just a few days after the divorce was final he wakes from a night of passion with Greta Dare, a lounge singer he’s oddly attracted to, Hix flees but it’s too late to avoid town gossip...
  • Jo
    1970-01-01
    “That all sounds really complicated, Hix,” she replied softly, her voice breathy.“No, sweetheart, all that is really fuckin’ simple.” Sheriff Hixon Drake’s nineteen year marriage ended just three weeks ago when the divorce papers were signed, a divorce he hadn’t wanted. Trying to makes things right in his life for his kids, he isn’t ready for the feelings that arise when he meets Greta Dare and shares one incredible night with h...
  • Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
    1970-01-01
    3 Complicated Stars!! Complicated starts out with a Greta, a hairdresser and lounge singer and Hix, the town Sheriff hooking up one night. Hix immediately regrets it and comes to the conclusion that his getting involved with Greta would be a mistake, feeling it’s too soon after his divorce. But, because they live in a very small close-knit town, their hook-up spreads like wildfire and reaches his ex-wife, children, co-workers, neighbors.........
  • Stacey is Sassy
    1970-01-01
    Really enjoyed my re-read/listen and feel a wee bit emotionally wrung out. Loved the family dynamics once the dead weights were removed. Nice to revisit Kristen Ashley's Complicated world.**********Learning to love complications.What a journey!! Of course, it was supposed to last longer for me but how was I supposed to keep my listening pleasure to just my journeys to and from work? Obviously, when it’s a Kristen Ashley, it is impossible. So, i...
  • Shari Kay
    1970-01-01
    2.75✭This was not a feel-good book. Especially, the first 40ish % was such a downer I didn't even look forward to my reading time the next night knowing I was delving back into the sadness going on in this book.Throughout most of this story, I just keep thinking, "What a waste!" (view spoiler)[A woman throwing away almost 2 decades of what we were told was a good marriage because...selfish stupidity. A man divorced 3 weeks, a man who never want...