Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Deacon by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
How much do I love Deacon? Let me count the ways.
This was an epic, romantic, raw, and patient novel. Deacon, for all intents and purposes, was a stranger to Cassidy Swallow the first time they met. At that time, Cassidy had just fulfilled a lifelong dream and bought a bunch of cabins in the Colorado mountains. Then, she had a sweet boyfriend who turned out sour, and she was just figuring that out when Deacon walked in to request cabin 11. After losing her deadbeat boyfriend and improving her cabins by hand, year after year, Deacon would periodically show up and she would keep cabin 11 open as often as she could. For him. Just in case he showed up.
It took years for their story to be told, but it was like peeling back the layers of a delicious treat. Fans of KA will know of Deacon, but Cassidy went in completely blind. I loved how this story focused so much on the two of them, and the different reality they allowed themselves to live at Glacier Lily cabins. Deacon is smoldering hot and a big, strong, silent force to be reckoned with. The petite and beautiful but supremely stubborn Cassidy is a perfect match for him.
I devoured this cover to cover and cannot wait for that fucking scamp Nick to get his book.
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