Friday, January 19, 2018

Audible Review Adam - Riding Hard #1 by Jennifer Ashley

I love Jennifer Ashley's impressive romances whether historical or contemporary, paranormal or real life so when I got the chance to snatch the kindle version for $0 and added the audible version for $1.99 I grabbed it. And the kindle version is still free!

Riding Hard, Volume 1

    By: Jennifer Ashley
    Narrated by: Eric Dove
    Series: Riding Hard, Book 1
    Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    Release date: 06-16-15
    Language: English
    Publisher: Jennifer Ashley


        Stuntman Adam Campbell returns home to Riverbend, Texas, after being seriously injured in a movie stunt gone wrong. He settles in to heal at his family's ranch, where his four brothers, famous trick riders, train horses.

        Adam is stunned to find Bailey Farrell working there—she was the shy girl who'd helped Adam graduate high school so he could run off to Hollywood. Except the budding Bailey, with whom Adam had a brief but intense affair, has blossomed into a beautiful woman. Now the sparks that had once ignited between them threaten to explode.

        Adam is beaten-up, broken-down, and has lost his nerve—the stunt that injured him also killed his best friend. The only one he can turn to is Bailey, but will Bailey, who has come back to Riverbend to lick her wounds after a painful divorce, be willing to help him again?

        My Review
Adam Riding Hard
Jennifer Ashley
Adam is the first book in bestselling author Jennifer Ashley’s contemporary Riding Hard series set in the Texas Hill Country. It’s a spicy and sweet second chance romance starring Adam Campbell and Bailey Farrell, who are genuine and likeable, have amazing chemistry and their romance is as sizzling as a hot Texas summer. With a fast paced narrative, action packed scenes and an engaging storyline plus some fabulous costars this amazing author once again makes her tale come to life for her audience. Book one does a great job of setting the stage for stories to come
The audible version is put in the very capable voice of Eric Dove. His drawly aw shucks southern baritone, slow paced reciting, impressive range and excellent talent of sounding so natural while vocalizing male, female and kid voices too makes him the perfect choice for this novel.
Stunt man to the stars Adam Campbell pretty much went for what he wanted and got it for most of his life. That is until a stunt went horribly wrong killed his best friend and left him broken and burned. What else could he do but go home to Texas, the loving arms of his family and the family’s very successful trick riding operation. When he arrives he’s stunned to find his high school sweetheart learning the dangerous trade and he is not happy about it, not after what he just went through.
Bailey Farrell left small Riverbend Texas for the city lights and a job in Austin but after an agonizing divorce she came home to heal and got a job on the Campbell ranch learning to stunt ride. When the oldest Campbell brother and her first love comes home to recover from a dreadful accident her first thought is that she’ll do whatever it takes to help get him back on his feet, the second thought is that she never really stopped loving him.

The Series

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Meet Jennifer:
Jennifer Ashley / Allyson James
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.
Jennifer’s/Allyson’s/Ashley’s more than 83 novels and novellas have won RWA’s RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer’s Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer’s novels have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, and other languages.
Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.


  1. Sooo, this sounds pretty amazing Debbie! I might just have to give in and listen to an audio book! ☺

    1. Yeah it was pretty good Jenea. I love Jenn's writing anyway so it's a no brainer for me. I hope you like it

  2. I've only ever read her shifter series. But I really enjoy it. I might have to try this some day. I do love Eric Dove's narration.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    1. Yeah Me too Melanie her Makenzie's series and the shifter one. I like Eric in most things too.

  3. I could get into this one. I love cowboy romances and reunions.

  4. Such a versatile author and I just love a hero who is recovering from something really tough.

    1. That and a second chance romance is a win for me Kathryn

  5. I never she wrote contemporary romance. This sounds like a fun read, Debbie. Glad you enjoyed it.

    1. Yes Nadene she's a very versatile author and at least she uses her own name so you know who you're reading

  6. I hadn't heard about this one but it sounds interesting. I like some of her other books.

  7. I'm not sure about that cover (lol), but the book and story line sounds pretty good. Hugs...RO

    1. Yeah I'm kinda really over these shirtless covers, but since I'm usually reading on the kindle I'm not constantly looking at it LOL. In fact if they hadn't invented digital media I probably wouldn't read half of what I do because of the covers. Thanks RO

  8. Oh yes. I have this one. It's one of the few series of hers I haven't tried yet. I need to give them a go :)