Friday, July 31, 2015

Amber to Ashes - Gail McHugh Book review

From the New York Times bestselling author of Collide and Pulse comes a gritty new novel about a shattered young woman who unexpectedly falls for two best friends as she struggles to overcome the trauma of her tormented childhood.

They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff. 

Amber Moretti's life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university’s dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world. 

They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high. 

Brock Cunningham’s appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can’t deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn’t take long for him to consume her every thought, her every breath. 

Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately—that is, until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart, her soul. 

They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally.

Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpectedly beautiful yet petrifying ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men. 

Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained. 

But one event changes everything, shattering each of their lives…and Amber isn’t sure she can come back from it


OMG I loved this story !!! It's intense, steamy, raw and powerful ! 

“I fell for the two loves of my life when I was nineteen. Yes, two. Plural. More than one. Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable.” (( nope I can see how haha ))

“Just like faith, love is another misconception held by those who believe in fairy tales. Fairy Tales don't exist; neither do knights on white horses. In my honest opinion every book princess in history was a stupid, naive twit.”


Gail McHugh delivers a love triangle that will not only have you teary eyed, but gooey inside and maybe even your heart and loins aflutter. 

They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.

In Amber to Ashes the story is centered around Amber a college student who bumps into not one but two hotties in her first week at school ** fans onself ** 

Both best friends almost polar opposites but both sexy as !  We Meet Ryder Ashcroft and Brock Cunningham ! 

The story is told from Amber's POV,  but we do see small amounts from Both Ryder and Brock. This gives the story that added bonus reading the pov from all three of them. Depth - definition and much more .

With the shady business the boys deal with - we see a few twists and turns and that bit of suspense and danger to the story. This will have your breathe baited and heart beating ! 

As hard as it was for Amber to decifer her feelings for both these boys, she does choose one ,this being  her first feelings towards someone,  for love , rather just for sex. Something very different for her to experience, we see her dilema, thoughts and struggle dealing with both the boys. 

I enjoyed the authors writing it was smooth flowing, the love triangle sexy as sin ! The plot was solid and all the characters well developed. . Angst, heartbreak, powerful and raw at times the story has it all. 

The business dilemma added that suspense we like to see in our reads, and all the bonus info the author wrote within the story gave us insight into the pasts from other characters and thoughts. 

The sex scenes - ** wipes brow** maybe a bit predictable hence once scenerio but hey saucy , spicy and it will rock your socks off. 

Emotionally Fulfilling, engaging and a cliffhanger that will leave you wanting more. 

Thank you to Simon & Schuster for supplying me this book for my honest review.

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