Review of Ash to Steele by Karen-Anne Stewart

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My rating:
4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

I really love this book in so many ways! The storyline is awesome! The characters are sassy, sexy, and sweet. I really enjoyed reading this book.

So, the story starts with Emma moving away from her small town in Pickens. Leaving everything she has known since birth behind. She is a preacher’s daughter and takes her faith very seriously. But, she decides to move on her own in search of ‘Passion’ as she puts it.

And, She definitely finds ‘Passion’ when she meets her best friends, friend, Breck! Breck is the complete opposite of Emma. He is a player, that doesn’t like religion, he fights, and he has had a hard life. He doesn’t sleep with anyone more than once and he never kisses on the mouth. When he meets Emma, he is captivated by her but also sees her as a challenge. But, as much as, Emma thinks Breck is gorgeous and intriguing, she can’t stand him either. After time she starts to see a different side to Breck.

So, we get to see their friendship grow and eventually they fall for each other harder than ever. But, will Breck’s past and demons ruin everything? There is some suspense that will have you on edge, but the story moves fast. The relationship between these two is beautiful and strong and had me totally captivated. I love a story with a complete bad boy that changes for the woman he loves. Especially a story with a great storyline and great characters. Even the other characters in this book are great. And, there is no cliffhanger! I will definitely read books from this Author in the future!

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“Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey will love Tracy Wolff’s Ruined! Heat sizzles off the page and the oh-so-sexy Ethan Frost will make you swoon!”—USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy

 

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As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction.

Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world.

But that’s not why I’m with him.

I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me.

But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both?

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Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.

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EXCERPT:

Ethan. Ethan. Ethan.
His name is pounding in my blood, a mantra in my soul.
Ethan. Ethan. Ethan.
All that work. All those hours and days of trying to move on. All those assurances to myself that I had this, that I could do it. All of it blown out of the water in one fell swoop.
Ethan. Ethan. Ethan.
He’s here, right here in front of me. And despite everything, it’s all I can do not to fall straight into him.
I don’t know what to do, what to say, how to act. There’s a part of me that wants nothing more than to run across the room and throw myself into his lap. To bury my face in his neck and beg him to never let me go. To pretend that the last two weeks never happened and that, somehow, someway, all the pain, all the agony, was nothing but a nightmare gone awry.
But there’s another part—equally as big and equally as important—that wants to run away. Or at least dive behind the nearest chair and not come out until he’s gone. Until he’s no longer looking at me like he saw a ghost.
Or worse.
Of the two choices, the second is definitely the smarter one. Humiliating, yes. Unprofessional, absolutely. But still so much better than standing here remembering what it feels like to be held by him.
To be loved by him.
And yet, even knowing what a terrible idea it is, I can’t stop myself from taking a step toward him, then another and another. In seconds, I’m standing right in front of him, close enough to touch his soft hair and smoothly shaven cheeks. Close enough to register the uneven rise and fall of his chest beneath the navy silk of his shirt. More than close enough to feel his heartbeat if I just reach out and stroke my hands down his chest as I’m longing to do.
“Ethan.” His name is a tortured sound ripped from me, half whisper, half sob, but I can see by the way his eyes narrow and his fists clench that he hears me. Can tell by the way he looks at me that he understands all the things I don’t have the words to say.
He doesn’t react for a long time, doesn’t so much as move a muscle. Then, suddenly, he’s leaning forward in his chair, and I think that he’s going to be the one to do it, to break the oh-so-fragile understanding between us. To touch me the way I’ve been longing to be touched from the moment I left him in that parking lot.
But then his eyes go blank and he’s looking through me like I’m not even here.
Or worse, like I never was.

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ADDICTED: An Ethan Frost Novel

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On sale: July 15, 2014

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Pages: 304

 

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Addicted_new cvr (1) “You’re in my blood. You’re in my heart, in my brain, in the very fabric of my soul. You’re an addiction, one I’ll never get enough of. I love you, Chloe Girard. I love you more than you could ever possibly imagine.”

Ethan Frost returns in the breathtaking conclusion to New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff’s seductive novel Ruined—perfect for fans of Release Me and Bared to You. As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction. Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world. But that’s not why I’m with him. I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me. But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both?

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MY REVIEW OF ADDICTED

This is the sequel to Ruined and when Ruined ended we were left with a shocking cliffhanger, and I have been anticipating this book ever since. So, Addicted starts off right where Ruined left off. And, it’s pretty crazy. We find out Brandon is Ethan’s brother and Chloe doesn’t take it well at all. As expected. Ethan and Chloe go through a lot together in this book. They are getting to know each others deepest darkest secrets and we don’t know if they are going to make it. But, Ethan will not give up with out a fight and Chloe has a very hard time resisting him. They are both truly addicted to each other. The chemistry is off the charts between these two. The sex is freaking HOT! Ethan is one sexy alpha beast. I was totally captivated from the beginning. There is some angst, and it will keep you on edge until you find out what will happen next. But, Tracy Wolff doesn’t keep us waiting long to get what we all want. I really loved this book. I think this series has been my favorite by the author. I just absolutely LOVE Ethan, and you will too! And we get an HEA!!

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About ADDICTED:
As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction.

Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world.

But that’s not why I’m with him.

I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me.

But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both?

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Praise for RUINED:
“Tracy Wolff knows how to steam up the pages, and she proves it again in Ruined. If you’re looking for a hot read, curl up with Ethan Frost.” —New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner
“Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey will love Tracy Wolff’s Ruined! Heat sizzles off the page and the oh-so-sexy Ethan Frost will make you swoon!”—USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy

Excerpt 5: Broken

“There is no way to fix this, Ethan!” I bring my hands up and shove at his chest, hard.This time, he stumbles back, though I know it’s more from the emotional impact of the blow than it is from the blow itself. “There is no way to rewrite the past.
“I told you when we met that I was broken. I told you that you weren’t going to be able to fix me.”
“You’re not broken, baby.You’re not.” There are tears in his eyes, tears in his too-thick voice, and it hurts. Oh God, it hurts so badly to see him like this. To know that I’ve caused it, that I’ve reduced this strong, beautiful man to this when all he’s ever been is kind to me. It’s a blade deep inside me, an open, aching wound that can’t close because the knife keeps twisting, twisting, twisting.
“I am.”
“You’re not. Maybe you were, but you aren’t anymore.I wish you could see yourself the way that I see you.You’re strong, baby, so strong that some days it’s all I can do to believe that you’re mine. That I’m the one who gets to touch and kiss and hold you.”
He shakes his head, the look on his face saying that even now he can’t believe his luck.I know the look, because I wore the same one every day we were together when I thought about the fact that this as-gorgeous-on-the-inside-as-he-is-on-the-outside man was really mine.
“How you could have gone through everything you have and come out the other side this beautiful, brilliant woman . . .” He shakes his head. “It overwhelms me. You’re so smart and so talented and so sure of what you want, sure of how you’re going to get it. Don’t you see, sweetheart? That’s about as unbroken as you can get.”
“I’m not—”
“Yes! You are. I wish you could see yourself the way that I see you.Wish that you could understand. I’m in awe of you, Chloe.You’ve been to hell and back and you’re still here, still fighting to make a life for yourself. Still fighting to make the world a better place. None of that has anything to do with me. That’s all you, baby. It’s you, not me. You’ve healed yourself. Don’t let my bastard of a brother change that. Don’t let him ruin what you’ve built. Don’t let him ruin us.”
Now I’m the one crying. Again.I swipe at my cheeks, trying in vain to stem the flood of tears.
“Fuck.” Ethan breathes the word out and this time when he pulls me into his arms, I don’t fight him. I can’t, not when I crave his touch like a junkie craves a fix.I’m addicted to him, to his strength and his kindness, to the way he holds me and the way he makes my body burn with just a touch.

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About Tracy Wolff:
Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.

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KINK BY NIKKI SEX

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My rating:
3 of 5 stars

When I started reading this book I didn’t know it was the sequel to Fate by Nikki Sex. And, I have Fate on my Kindle. So, I will definitely be reading this next.

So, this story is more Paul’s POV, but Emily has some parts in it, too. I really like reading from the man’s point of view sometimes, and this is definitely one of those times. Nikki Sex does a great job getting in to a man’s head. Of course, I don’t know for sure what men think, but I imagine it’s very close to what Paul thinks in Kink. Pretty much SEX all the time.

As I was saying, this book starts with Emily and Paul living together and in a committed relationship. Paul has been a Dom for awhile now and has dominated and had sex with a lot of women. Emily on the hand has limited experience with sex and barely any with the life of D/s or BDSM. Paul is totally in love with Emily, but he has to be in control in the bedroom and he will not give in on this one thing, no matter what. So, we get to see him introduce this lifestyle to Emily. And, it’s one scorching hot intro! There is a LOT of SEX in this book. I had to take a lot of breaks while reading this book, for that reason. Now although they are having terrific sex and a loving relationship, what will happen when the Beast in Paul comes out? Will Emily be able to live his lifestyle and will all those women from the past haunt them? You will have to read to find out.

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The Millionaire Affair by Jessica Lemmon

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Landon Downey is a very successful business man with his own company and beautiful penthouse. He is the oldest of a very loving and caring family. The only thing he doesn’t have is a wife or girlfriend, and he likes it that way. Why someone with a very good, happy upbringing would not want to have a relationship, is hard to understand, but Landon has his reasons.

His life changes when the stunning red head from his childhood, comes to live at his house for one week, to be a nanny to his rambunctious nephew. And, a very sexy list she has the idea to create, after their challenge to stay platonic.

Kimber is the complete opposite of Landon in every way. She is a simple girl that lives a simple life. She wears her heart on her sleeve and falls in love too easy. When she gets asked to be a nanny for her childhood crushes nephew, she does it because she needs the money, but vows that she will not fall for him no matter what.

When I first started reading this book, I thought it would be a typical, millionaire sweeps everyday girl off her feet. And, he will wine and dine her and she will go gaga over him. NOT THE CASE. This story was different. It was more the other way around. Kimber sweeps Landon off his feet, so to speak. And, she is strong and in control most of the time. This was a sexy and very sweet story. With great characters. It totally made me want to read about the other Downey brothers in this series!

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Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde

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My rating:
4 of 5 stars

After Marie moves in with her stoner brother, Jeff, a lot changes for her. Jeff is a computer genius, but lives his life stoned, instead of using his talents. Then he gets involved with the Reaper’s MC, doing secretive IT stuff for them.

The first time Marie meets the bikers in the MC, she is scared of them, and rightfully so. But, something about Horse interests her. Then the bikers start to come around a lot and they become friends. Horse and Marie become more than friends, but Horse wants more. As much as Marie lusts after Horse, she can’t bring herself to fathom the MC’ s lifestyle. Then Jeff makes the wrong choice, where the Reaper’s are concerned. And, that’s when things get real interesting.

The story flip flops around from present day, and the past in the first quarter of the book, and after that, is when it gets really good. There is both POV’S of Marie and Horse but mostly Marie. The story really explains the life of the bikers in the Reaper’s MC very well. I really liked some of the bikers a lot, especially Horse and Picnic. Horse is hotter than hell, in every way. Marie irritated me a lot, there were a lot of times I wanted to scream at her, but the book was really good. I will definitely read the other books in the series.

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