Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Release Blitz & Book Review: Out of the Ashes by R.C. Boldt

Out of the Ashes
by R.C. Boldt
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: May 9th, 2017


Phoenix /fēniks/: (in classical mythology) a unique bird inhabiting the Arabian Desert that burned itself on a funeral pyre before rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.

This isn’t mythology, it’s war, and Hendy is left in the hands of Hell’s cruelest gatekeepers.

His team is killed before his very eyes, and despite his efforts to save them, he’s captured and subjected to merciless torture—losing virtually every piece of his identity but his pulse.

After his rescue, he returns home from Afghanistan, saddled with facing the daunting task of healing his physical scars as well as the invisible ones—his emotional demons.

Dr. Presley Cole isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Embarking on a new journey, she makes it her mission to prove to Hendy that his life isn’t over; that he’s worthy of love.

Because sometimes even a phoenix needs help to rise…

Out of the Ashes.


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About the author:

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.

My Review:


I knew I was going to love Hendy when I read Out Of Love (Book #1) but you know, I just didn't expect this. I actually had no words after I've finished this book and even now I struggle with finding the right ones. But you know what? I think it's not always necessary to write a ton of words especially when you love a book so much that you tend to rave about it without making much sense to people that haven't read the book yet.
So I'll just say a few things and hope you will pick up this book because it's one of my favorites from this author and definitely a must re-read for me.

The Story:
Hendy and his team got ambushed. He was the only one to survive just to get captured and tortured.
Now he's been rescued but that doesn't necessarily mean that he is fine or safe from his demons. Because Hendy had always been the pretty boy and it had never lacked him in female company. It's all the more harder for him now to deal with the visible scares on his body but also with the invisible ones – his emotions and memories of what happened.

Dr. Presley Cole knows she can help Hendy despite people saying that chiropractors or naturopathic doctors aren't real doctors. Turns out though, that she can help him in more ways than what he signed up for at her office. But is Hendy ready for it?
'Life is totally giving me a big fat fuck you right now. That much is certain.'
This was my third book by this author and although I loved the other ones too, this one's so far the best.
I absolutely loved reading about Hendy's way to recovery which wasn't easy - neither for him nor for me. I was deeply moved by a few things written in this book but I can't mention them as to not spoil anything.

This book made me laugh a lot of times but it also brought me to tears with the depth and meaning behind this story. At least that's what I think, that there's a message for each and every one. Enjoy life. Try your best to deal with whatever life throws at you. Love with all you have to give and be thankful.

I'm such a sappy person. There are sadder books out there but I just got so emotional with Hendy's story. I live in a country where we don't have Navy Seals or any real kind of military. We would so go down when it'd come down to it. Anyway, I might not be American but I still am human and deeply grateful for those that save people and risk their own lives for others. And I'm a romantic and love any kind of heroes =)

Sorry for my rambling, back to the book...

The romance in this story was more like a slow burn which was understandable because of Hendy’s situation but there was still lots of sexual tension and I absolutely loved it!! Especially Hendy's most perfect answer to the question if he's ever been in love. *sigh* Curious?! Read the book!! =P

Lucia added some quirkiness into the lot and you might not believe it but Kane had some really deep moments and was a great help for Hendy. I can't wait for Kane to have his own story. I hope at least he gets one because I'm sure it will be hilarious.

Out of the Ashes can be read as a standalone. However I'd say you better read Out of Love first because not just is it a really good book, but you'll also get to know some characters better which will also appear in this book.

-- I received an ARC of this book from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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