This excellent addition to a fun erotic series provides a great combination of sizzling encounters with dramatic emotional conflicts as well as entertaining cameos of characters introduced in previous stories. The serious repercussions of a dark episode in Emily’s past is lightly touched upon but the emotional scars that each of the main characters bears sensitizes them to each other’s pain. I enjoy the variety of personalities that mesh to form the close-knit group of friends that are depicted in the series even as I am entertained by the blunt observations that some of them make and the inventive solutions (and threats) that are conjured up. There are some definitely striking fun and games provided with the help of various types of syrup and delightful shattering of preconceived notions that help humble those who need to be. A very enjoyable read.
“Heart of Ash” by Sabrina York is Volume 4 in the ‘Tryst Island’ series and centers around naive teacher Emily Donahue who gets ensnared in the machinations of fun-loving Ash Bristol who discovers that his seductive techniques are all a game to him. Emily’s friends rally around her and Ash has to decide whether to continue to judge all women by the ones who hurt him but he will have to overcome plenty of skepticism to earn his second chance with Emily.
When Emily Donahue sets eyes on Ash Bristol, she is convinced he’s the one she’d been waiting for, her Prince Charming. But wealthy playboy Ash Bristol’ has been burned. He’s sworn off relationships, vowing to have nothing more than a series of steamy one night stands. So when he meets Emily, the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, he resolves to seduce her, possess her…and walk away.
The passion that ignites between them has him questioning his decision. He begins to suspect he just tossed away the best thing that’s ever happened to him…and vows to win her back.
Can he survive the erotic punishment she—and her friends— devise?