Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ash to Steele ebook

Who I am and all I believe is marred with just one glance into angry, steel blue eyes. He seems to control my air, my ability to breathe. He makes me crave everything I know is a sin. Pure becomes tainted and lines are blurred. It’s my fault; I’m the one who isn’t strong enough. I’ve been damaged…broken. Breck’s words haunt me…’There’s a consequence for every choice you make.’

I’ve had so many women I can’t even remember over half of their names, but none of them are mine; I make damn sure of that. I take what I desire and never look back. I don’t need or want anyone, ever…not until I met Emma. Those eyes bore into what’s left of my soul and her touch sears me, weakens me. I want to hate her for that. She is my ruin…my sweetest hell.

Disclaimer: Intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.

My Impressions:
This is one of those stories that really set in the saying "there are consequences to every choice you make." Emma and Breck realize this in some very dramatic moments. Breck  is just a hot mess. He has the right balance of bad boy meets good boy. Enough of a rough edge to draw you in and make you desire him without being a total jerk that you detest. He is a hard character to like at first because he is a womanizer and frankly that turns me off, but as the story progresses he tames a little and you see more of a caring and loving side to him. Emma is a preachers kid. She grew up in a small town with strong Christian values and made the decision to become her own person and moved to the city to peruse her love of art.

These two characters have great chemistry. They see the other side of life  and use their past experiences to help each other become the best they can be. Filled with lots of drama, this book is an emotional roller-coaster that was a great read.

The only negative thing about this book that I could have easily lived without were the sex scenes. I ended up skipping over most of them simply because they were overdone and dragged on and it was not needed in my opinion to the extent that they were wrote. Overall this book is easy to recommend. It has great themes of friendship, love, abuse, conquering your past etc running through it.

About the Author: 
Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain, and the newly released stand alone novel, Ash to Steele. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards, and Saving Rain and After the Rain were nominees for the 2014 RONE Awards.

When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.

Visit her website at www.karen-annestewart.com.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of Pump Up Your Books Review Crew.

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