REVIEW – QUIET MAN (Dream Man, #4.5) by Kristen Ashley


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Dream Man series…

Charlotte “Lottie” McAlister is in the zone. She’s ready to take on the next chapter of her life, and since she doesn’t have a man, she’ll do what she’s done all along. She’ll take care of business on her own. Even if that business means starting a family.

The problem is, Lottie has a stalker. The really bad kind. The kind that means she needs a bodyguard.

Enter Mo Morrison.

Enormous. Scary.


Mo doesn’t say much, and Lottie’s used to getting attention. And she wants Mo’s attention. Badly.

But Mo has a strict rule. If he’s guarding your body, that’s all he’s doing with it.

However, the longer Mo has to keep Lottie safe, the faster he falls for the beautiful blonde who has it so together, she might even be able to tackle the demons he’s got in his head that just won’t die.

But in the end, Lottie and Mo don’t only have to find some way to keep hands off until the threat is over, they have to negotiate the overprotective Hot Bunch, Lottie’s crazy stepdad, Tex, Mo’s crew of frat-boy commandos, not to mention his nutty sisters.

All before Lottie finally gets her Dream Man.

And Mo can lay claim to his Dream Girl.

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*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}



”QUIET MAN” is categorized as a novella in the “Dream Man” series but seemed to be more of an installment of the “Rock Chick” series instead. I’ve never read any of the “Rock Chick” books but I’m sure die-hard KA fans will be excited for the chance to spend more time with these particular characters. While I liked the Hero and Heroine, I felt the plot could have been better. There was little to no angst and hardly any action. I’m used to a lot of danger and jam-packed action in the “Dream Man” series and this book was highly lacking in both categories. We get the signature over the top Alpha Male KA Hero in Mo Morrison and an endearing Heroine in Lottie McAllister. Once Mo and Lottie were able to pursue their attraction for each other, the steam level is off the charts HOT, but their “insta-love” romance made this just an “ok” story instead of a five-star winner for me.



Lottie is one of the highest-paid strippers in a local gentleman’s club who’s caught the attention of a psychopath. After her boss receives a disturbing letter from the crazed stalker, he hires Hawk Delgado and his team to protect his number one asset. Mo is the strong and sexy silent type alpha who is assigned as Lottie’s 24/7 bodyguard. They spend every waking moment together for two weeks while Mo and Hawk’s team try to find out who is after Lottie. The majority of the story is spent on Mo trying to keep things professional while he is responsible for protecting Lottie. While I found the plot to be luke-warm, I was thoroughly entertained by all the steamy scenes!!

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Plot: 2.5
Angst: 2
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

”QUIET MAN” is currently available.


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