“I’m payin’ and if you even open your mouth to argue with me, I’m gonna be forced to find a way to stop you from speaking.” — Kristy Wyatt’s favorite quote by Mitch Lawson (hero) from Law Man—Dream Man Series by Kristen Ashley.
This week we are going out to dinner with Mitch, Mara, Billy and Billie as they venture out on on their first outing for delicious burrito’s.
As Mitch said in the quote above, we can’t argue about who’s paying, which is not a problem, since we physically can’t go out to dinner with him…such a shame. However, I am offering up my version of a burrito for this Tasty Tuesday’s recipe (recipe below).
GIVEAWAY: Don’t miss out on the fabulous prizes Kristen Ashley is gifting to five lucky readers (details below).
WARNING: The discussion on this blog post and quotes from the book are of an explicit nature intended for adult audience only.
Review by Heidi Wiley
Mara Hanover never had any intention of telling her hot detective neighbor Mitch Lawson that she’s been in love with him for the past four years, but when a family crisis arises she has no choice but to turn to the man that knows the system and finds her dream man will do most anything to help her.
Law Man is the third release in the Dream Man series. This book had a different tone than the previous novels in the series.
Not only did Law Man center on the hot romance between Mara and Mitch, it also touched on the heartache endured by some in today’s society.
I loved how Kristen Ashley developed Mitch’s calm, caring attitude which made him as attractive as his looks, smarts and toughness. Mara’s willingness to give everything she had for her cousin’s children’s best interest was as heartwarming as the story it’s wrapped in.
Kristen Ashley writes this novel not only based on two lovers, but a circle of life that includes two adorable children that any reader will fall in love with.
As always, Kristen Ashley’s characters’ passion for one another is sexy hot, intense and makes us all wish our neighbors were as sexy as Detective Mitch Lawson.
I highly recommend Law Man and give it 5 Stars.
Heidi’s favorite quote: “You could cover up that nightie with a snowsuit, sweetheart, but you in my living room wearin’ nothing but that nightie is burned on my brain in a way that I like a fuckuva lot. So all I’m gonna see is you in that fuckin’ nightie no matter what you put on over it.”
“That’s insane,” I snapped.
“You’re not a guy,” he replied.
Gitte’s favorite: “I’ll go gentle, baby,” he whispered against my lips. “I promise. You’ll always be safe with me.”
“Mitch,” I breathed.
His soulful eyes held mine captive as he repeated firmly, “Always.”
“Never believed in this shit, but now, I’m thinkin’ I fell in love with the promise of you the first time I saw you.”
Kelly Bennett’s: Mitch talking to Mara: “Since I have your attention, baby, and I see you beatin’ your retreat, I want you to take this with you when you slide back into that cocoon. Straight up, Mara, I want you in my bed. And when you’re in my bed, I’m gonna be in you. And while I’m movin’ inside you, I’m gonna make you come with your long, fuckin’ legs wrapped around my back, when my hands are finally on that fantastic fuckin, ass of yours, your tongue’s in my mouth and you’re kissin’ me as only you can kiss me. I know you got a way of twistin’ shit so it’s fucked up in your brain so I’m hopin’ if I’m direct about just what I want from you, it might penetrate and you might keep it straight long enough to give us both what we’ve been wantin’ for a long fuckin’ time.”
Pat Fordyce’s: Mitch talking to the kids, Billy & Billie. “Donuts are a Sunday breakfast when you got nothin’ to do but watch cartoons. Oatmeal is a before school breakfast, when you gotta activate your brain.”
Selena’s favorite: Mitch Lawson is a hero that will melt any reader’s heart, especially when he is talking to the children as in the following two quotes I chose as my favorites:
“You sleep okay, sweetie?” Mitch asked.
“Miss my teddy,” Billie replied.
Personally, I thought Detective Mitch Lawson was far superior to a tiny pink teddy bear but I wasn’t six years old.
Mitch nodded. “Right. What I mean is, I didn’t fall in love with you all as a whole. I fell in love with each of you because of who you are. I don’t care about you because you come with Mara. I care about you because you’re a good kid. You’re smart. You’re loyal. And you love and look out for your sister and Mara. I know grown men who do not have a character as fine as yours. Those are the reasons I love you. There are different reasons I love Billie. And there are different reasons I love Mara. Today, what we had together was good. But the feelings I feel for you aren’t feelings I have to have in order to have Mara. They’re feelings you earned. Now, you with me?”
“I love you, Bud,” he whispered to Billy and two more tears escaped.
“I love you too, Mitch,” Billy whispered back, and my breath hitched and both males’ eyes came to me.
I waved my wineglass at them and murmured, “Don’t mind me. Have your moment.”
Mitch leaned back, letting Billy go and grinning at me. “Men don’t have moments.”
“You do,” I returned. “I’m witnessing one.”
“This isn’t a moment, honey, it’s a meeting of the minds,” Mitch contradicted me.
SELENA’S VERSION OF LAW MAN’s BURRITO’S
Makes Two Burrito’s
6 ounces of cooked chicken breast, shredded
2 large spinach tortilla shells (gluten-free tortilla shells work as well)
½ roasted sweet red pepper, cut in strips
½ roasted sweet yellow pepper, cut in strips
½ cup plain Greek Yogurt
½ cup salsa
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven 350 F
Lay parchment paper (or you can use a non-stick spray) on a baking sheet.
In a bowl add and mix together: Greek yogurt and salsa.
In another bowl add: shredded cooked chicken and roasted peppers and half of both cheeses.
Lay tortilla shell flat and in the center add equal amounts of the chicken mixture to each shell, then top off equal amounts of the Greek yogurt/salsa mixture.
Fold shells and lightly spray each one with olive oil.
Top with the remaining cheese and some salsa.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes (until cheese is melted).
All dressed up and ready to go
Optional: Mash an avocado to use as a topping, adding a mixture of low-fat sour cream and Greek Yogurt and black olives.
KRISTEN ASHLEY’S GIVEAWAY
Ultimate Prize Winner to include:
- Signed copies of Own the Wind and Fire Inside
- Forever Swag Bag – Canvas tote bag to celebrate 10th Anniversary of Forever – Full of Forever books
- $15 gift card to BN or Amazon
- Rock Chick Bumper Sticker
- Print copies of Rock Chick, Rock Chick Rescue and Rock Chick Redemption
- 2nd Place – Signed copies of Own the Wind and Fire Inside
- 3rd place – Signed copy of Fire Inside
- 4th place – e-copy of Fire Inside
- 5th place – ecopy of Fire Inside