Rising from the Ashes

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Rising from the Ashes

Flame Kissed Book 1

"Rising from the Ashes" is a sweet, cute story of romance that includes a sexy fireman, a nasty bad guy, and a brave young lady. The story was told fairly well. The author Charity West kept spiking the story with something throughout the book to keep me reading! She obviously spent some time writing this book. Readers are also in for a sexy and intense book cover. YUMMY!

The details written into the story gave me a good visual of what was going with the characters and how they were feeling at the moment. There were definitely moments of strong emotions from Zarek taking Kaycee back to his apartment that very first night to Kaycee confronting Price on that awful night.Of course, I am not going to say what happened to the lead up to that awful night or what exactly happened because everyone should read what lead up to the infamous night.

I liked how the author created lots of intimate scenes for Kacey and Zarek. They definitely gave me ideas of what was going on but it wasn’t the main focus of the story. The author had lots of intrigue written into almost every page with the guy Price looming about being evil. Like the snakes. That blew me away. Kaycee was absolutely right to be afraid of her surroundings! I think the author could have drifted off in a dozen different directions, but she kept it on course. It’s nice to read a book that is to the point sometimes.

This book gets 4 stars. There were glitches here and there but the story was sweet, sexy, and exciting at various points. The story read smoothly for the most part with a sweet ending. I hope to read something from this author again in the future. This author has great talent!


Book Blurb for Rising from the Ashes

Kaycee Witherspoon barely escaped her last relationship with her life. Now that she has a fresh start in a new town, she feels like she can finally breathe. But is she relaxing her guard too soon? When she finds her tires slashed and her apartment broken into, she has to wonder if her past isn’t quite so far behind her.

Zarek O’Donnell doesn’t know much about the new assistant at his fire station except that her mesmerizing curves and bewitching smile have him under her spell. Even though she laughs easily and seems to light up around him, he can tell that there’s something darker haunting her. His protective side rises to the surface whenever she’s near, and he knows he’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe.

When the lines of past and present begin to blur, there’s only one thing Kaycee knows. This time she might not escape. If she wants the new life she’s forged for herself, she’ll have to fight to keep it.


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2017 4.50