4 starsContemporary RomanceSmall Town Romance

Golden Trail (The Burg #3) by Kristen Ashley

Golden Trail Book Cover Golden Trail
The Burg #3
Kristen Ashley
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
July 5th 2011

Tanner Layne and Raquel Merrick fell in love young, hard and fast and both of them knew a beautiful life they thought would be forever.

Until Rocky left Layne, no explanation, no going back.

Layne escapes The ‘Burg only to come back years later because his ex-wife has hooked herself to the town jerk and Layne needs to make sure his sons get raised right. Layne manages to avoid Rocky but when Layne gets three bullets drilled into him while investigating a dirty cop, he can’t do that because Rocky stops avoiding Layne. They make a deal to work together to expose the dirty cop but they have no idea the strength of their enduring attraction or the sheer evil at work in The ‘Burg.

As Tanner Layne and Raquel Merrick play their game and dance around the pull that draws them together, Layne has to discover the dark secrets buried so deep in Rocky’s heart she doesn’t even know they’re there at the same time untangle a sinister web of crime so abhorrent it has to be stopped... at all costs.

And to do it, Layne has to enlist everyone, including his ex-CIA mentor, Rocky’s detective brother, the town’s unpredictable informant and Layne’s two teenage sons all the while stopping Rocky from doing something crazy and keeping their game secret so Layne won't get himself dead.

Val’s Note

3.5 to 4 stars… As other reviewers have said, this was different than any KA. It was told from the male lead perspective and I think there were a lot of missed opportunities (the Jasper/Keira storyline could have been a lot more IMO) but it was still a KA and very entertaining. Sometimes I felt like there were too many “cases” going on at once, but it’s that over the top action that makes her books fun.