Audiobook Review – Complicated by Kristen Ashley


WOW!!! I loved this book!!


Exclusively written for Audible, available only in audio. From the New York Times best-selling author of the Rock Chick series comes a story of love, murder, and second chances….

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 and the brother she adores that’s perfect for them – a sleepy little town in Nebraska. She’s learned from life that there are no hopes and dreams. The only thing to look forward to is peace. And that’s what she works hard to build for herself and her brother. Right up until Hix walks into her life.

Hix can’t fight the pull and stay away from Greta for long. And Greta’s finding it hard not to hope for something more with all the promise that is Hix.

But when the first murder that’s happened in over five decades rocks his small, sleepy county, Hix has got to learn to trust again, convince Greta to take a shot with him, and at the same time catch a killer.

In other words, things are definitely…Complicated.


Audible Audio
Published May 2nd 2017 by Audible Studios





I 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 ‘Golden Prey‘, when I saw an amazing review by my friend Stacey and couldn’t push it out any longer. So, Golden Prey went on the back burner, and I was diving into COMPLICATED!!!

And OMG!!!!!

First thought I had was that it was a bit different from her regular work. It was less all over the place in regards to sentence structure, it had more dialogue, and an old school KA feel – which I loved.

The story was typically KA. Lovely alpha male, awesome dad, ex-husband of a woman who wanted him back, and who was falling heads over heels in love with a woman – even so he didn’t think it was the right time or the right woman.

It was sweet – REALLY SWEET!!!

One of those feel-good novels that leave me all gooey and glowing. Yep that was me – all gooey and glowing every time I walked to work, was out for a stroll or just sitting in my cozy chair with a cup of coffee – scratch that no coffee for me – but you get my drift.

COMPLICATED was awesome!! It was so much more than expected. And much BETTER than I thought it would be. Honestly, I was astonished by how much I LOVED it!!!

I adored the small town life in Nebraska. All the wonderful characters, the kids, the friends, and most of all Hix and Greta did it for me. Hix and Greta were the BOMB!! They were perfect for each other. They completed and complimented each other and filled places in each others lives that they didn’t even know were empty.

And the SEX – phew – wow – I was MELTING!!!! Which was not necessarily a good thing, since I was out and about, and I must have had a HUGE grin on my face. I can only hope my ear phones weren’t the ones that everyone could hear a mile coming.

All those naughty words for everyone to hear!!! YIKES!

I hated Greta’s mom – what a piece of work. That woman was like a broken record, going on and on. And NO, I for sure didn’t understand her method of parenting.

It was also hard to listen to Hix’s ex-wife trying to win him back, even so she was the one who broke their marriage in the first place. It was still sad hearing her go on and on about how much she loved him. It’s hard to be the one that is left behind. But she made her bed, so now she had to lie in it. Stupid mistakes that change lives in a second and afterwards all there is is regret. Same with Greta’s ex-husband. But that’s typical for KA – exes that regret their decisions when it’s too late!!!!

And OMG the epilogue! I think it was over 40 minutes long. Just fantastic and so sweet!!!

So, all in all I was very GLAD I used my monthly credit towards this audiobook. It was definitely worth it. And I’ll be the first one buying her next audible exclusive – if she’ll do another one that is. 😀






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