Kristen Ashley Raid – Blog Contest Tour

Hanna Boudreaux has lived in the small town of Willow, Colorado all her life. The great-granddaughter of the town matriarch, she's sweet, cute and quiet.

Too quiet.

Hanna has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Ulysses Miller, is not ever going to be hers. She sees her life as narrow and decides to do something about it.

Raiden Miller is the town of Willow's local hero. An ex-marine with the medal to prove his hero status, he comes home, shrouded in mystery. It takes a while but, eventually, Hanna catches his eye.

But after all these years of Raid and Hanna living in the same town, the question is, why? Is Raid interested in Hanna because she's sweet and cute? Or does Raid have something else going on?

Review by Karia

Raiden Ulysses Miller...Raiden Miller...Raiden...Raid…Raiden (said on a whisper)…

The above describes the book Raid and the evolution of Raid and Hanna's love story. Raiden Ulysses Miller was an enigma, a bad-boy force of nature, a myth and an urban legend. Hanna, like many of the girls/women in Willow, crushed on Raiden Ulysses Miller from afar. He was remote and aloof and all three names were needed to describe the huge, tough, amazing man that was Raiden Ulysses Miller.

As the story unfolds, Hanna realizes that Raiden Miller is just a man. A man who obviously lusts after big boobed Barbie's who are skinny, skanky and slutty. And on that day, Hanna realizes that Raiden Ulysses Miller is actually just Raiden Miller, man…and that is the day her life truly begins.

Hanna becomes who she is meant to be. She stretches her comfort zone, opens up her horizons and gets a new hair do! And wouldn't you know it, but Raiden Miller notices. For the first time in nearly 20 years, Raiden Miller notices Hanna Boudreaux. Then, shockingly, Raiden Miller asks Hanna on a date. I loved seeing these two have preconceived expectations and opinions about the other. I loved how they shattered those ideas and let each other be who they really were and who they could be together. To say that their journey was smooth would be a lie…but to say that the trip was arduous would be an even bigger lie.

As Hanna and Raiden connect, share meals and then share bodies, Hanna learns who Raid is. Raid is the man that other people know. Raid, the son who kicked his dad ass to secure a home for his family, the brother worked through high school to feed his family, the marine who carries the spoils of war, the friend who hires his buddies when no else will, and the townsman who mows old ladies' lawns. But Raid is also the man who desires to be Raiden for Hanna…and for Hanna alone.

I loved these two together. I love how innocent and fresh Hanna was through the whole story. She reminded me so much of Anya (Knight) and of Ava (Rock Chick Revenge) who both had to learn how to live with a dominant man, a possessive partner, and an assertive lover. The love story wove in and out of back story which was all relating to Knight and his ongoing issues with Nair and yet was not compromised in its path towards their HEA.

One huge aspect that I loved about this story was the "who" that is Raiden Ulysses Miller. The under current throughout the story gave the reader and Hanna small pieces of Raiden and larger pieces of Raid. But like Hanna, I was drawn to Raiden and who he really was deep down. I loved that he shared these Raiden pieces with Hanna and I loved how she nurtured Raiden. She wrapped him in her love as much as she wrapped his big body with one of her afghans. I felt the love between these two and I was overjoyed by their HEA! Enjoy!

Prize Packs


First prize pack:

Signed Copy of Raid (when it's available in print)

Amazon or BN.com $25 gift card 

Raid, Knight and Creed E-books


Second prize pack:

Amazon or BN.com $10 gift card

Raid, Knight and Creed E-books


Third prize pack:

Amazon or BN.com $5 Gift card

Raid, Knight and Creed E-books


Along with e-copies of Raid to 5 additional winners.







  1. Loved..buy, read! end of story!

  2. Can't wait to read this love KA! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  3. Great review! :) can't wait for some new KA

  4. Lovely review. I can't wait to read Raid's story!

  5. Wonderful review Karia!

  6. Great review! Looking forward to reading the book!
    Thanks for the contest!


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