Book & Author Details:
Scattered Ashes by Annie Anderson
(Ashes to Ashes #1)
Publication date: October 27th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Aurelia Constantine is having a rough century.
Plagued by visions of murder, death and destruction, she has resigned herself to the nightmare her life has become. When an enemy from her past comes to her rescue, she must let go of old wounds and heal the breach so she may survive the evil poisoning her mind.
Rhys Stevens is guilty.
Murder. Betrayal. Treason. Take your pick; he’s guilty of them all. On the path of redemption, he must beg for forgiveness from the one person he fought to save – the woman he has always loved.
Thrown together in the trenches of war, they must work as a team to stop a monstrous puppet master from pulling their strings.
Ashes, ashes. We all fall down.
Get ready to burn.
I loved this story, which provided a hefty amount of escapism, set in a real world environment.
It’s fair to say that is isn’t perfect. For example, I really wanted the relationship between Aurelia and Rhys to take off, but given their extensive history, it seemed unlikely. I was surprised at the sheer speed of the switch. Additionally, I would query whether the threat was too easily and conveniently resolved.
That said, I found this to be a fast paced, easily absorbed read. Very enjoyable. The second book is already on my TBR list.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, and old man of a dog.