Thursday, May 3, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review: From Ashes to Flames by A.M. Hargrove

From Ashes to Flames
by A.M. Hargrove
Series: The West Brothers Series #1
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 3rd, 2018


I had it all—the dream job, a wonderful boyfriend, a fabulous life.
Or that’s what I thought.

Then my life took an unexpected turn and I found myself working as a nanny for the hot-tempered Dr. West.
He and his regimented spreadsheets and rude attitude were more than anyone should have to take.
If that jerkface thought he could order me around, he’d better think again.

Then one day I discovered his secrets, which explained why he acted the way he did.

I never expected my heart to soften towards him so much.
I never expected to have such sexy dreams about him.
Nor did I expect to want him the way I did.
But he was my boss, older than me, and off-limits.

And if I wasn’t careful, everything, including my heart, would go up in flames.

This is a stand alone contemporary romance novel from the author of For The Love of English.

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About the author:

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

Reader, Writer, #WalterThePuppy Owner, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Vodka Aficionado, Coffee Drinker, she believes coffee and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups.

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My review:

❤ OMG!! ❤ I couldn’t handle all the LOVE I had for this book!!! I was absolutely blown away by this story which will definitely be a re-read soon.

Usually I’m not a huge fan of age difference in a book but I didn’t mind it in this case because both characters were old enough for my liking. I was also glad that it wasn't one of those daddy romances because although there was a 15-year age gap, the heroine was already 26 and mature enough to handle a 41 year old man so that I never had the feeling she would be too young for him or he too old for her.

I absolutely loved this book which started with a bang! There was so much going on right from the start which made it so easy to get sucked into the story and I kind of felt like being a teenager again, in love for the first time and making a fool out of myself because I was so giddy the whole time. I may have a huge crush on Greydon. =P

The love story was a slow burn for anyone who likes to know, but let me tell you, it's so worth it and absolutely perfect! There's no way it would have been that good if the characters were head over heels in love from the beginning because the story definitely needed to take its time to unravel and for the H and h to be comfortable with each other. Especially since Grey had a lot to deal with until he could even acknowledge Marin’s presence.
'I was the guy who handled the heart's electrical issues. But I couldn't fix my own broken down heart.'
I would have never expected the story to go this way because honestly, I feared that once the characters got it on with each other that it would be all lovey-dovey and soon get boring but WOW! My worries were for nothing because I was totally engrossed in this book from start to finish. Talk about unpredictable and unputdownable!! It's nothing like I've read before and definitely the best nanny book I've read so far.
'And here I thought Dr. West was a straight-laced tight-assed dude. Who would've thought he was so dirty minded?'
Greydon was a broken hero who had to deal with a lot of pent-up anger and frustration which was totally understandable. I felt so very sorry for him because he would have needed to get everything off his chest before his world fell apart but life doesn’t always go the way you want it to. Anyway, I noticed that there were some people who didn't like the way Greydon treated Marin or how he acted at times. (Although he got his ass handed to him a time or two from her because she certainly was capable of handling a guy like him).
I'd just like to say that I had no problem with Grey’s behavior because although it must have been hard for Marin, I could totally relate to his feelings and how frustrated he was. He couldn’t act any differently because of the situation he was in and his actions were absolutely comprehensible. He was authentic and I loved to follow the process of his recovery. The author did an outstanding job with this story!!
‘Grey was a man who commanded the room. When he was in it, people took notice. I saw that at the picnic. And it wasn’t that he tried. It just happened.’
My feelings were all over the place during this read and I wish I could have bottled up all those good emotions to have them at hand when I needed a dose of love.

I loved Marin's character. She was awesome and did what she thought was right and never let anyone dictate her anything she didn't want to do. I also loved her appearance because she wasn’t the typical beauty of the rich society with her colorful hair, piercings and tattoos.
'She was pretty in a disarrayed fashion. Her crazy messed up hair and the rest of her was completely unconventional, but it somehow worked.'
The kids were the most well-behaved children and so adorable. Kinsley was so funny and a really clever and smart girl. She and Aaron were always good-humored and almost too good to be true.

I loved this book something fierce and can't wait for Grey's brothers’ stories!!

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by Give Me Books Promotions. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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