Book & Author Details:
Out of the Ashes by Anne Malcom
Publication date: March 1st 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Living a life in darkness causes the soul to char to ash. Battling demons by turning himself into a monster is the only way he can survive…the only way he can keep a grip on sanity. That grip is precarious at best, every day is a silent battle with demons that threaten to yank him into the truest form of darkness, the abyss he’ll never escape. Then it happens. Light shines through the cracks.
Happiness. Mia Spencer’s life is full of it. She has an amazing new job, friends, family, and the light of her life – her daughter Lexie. Running from the demons of the past, escaping a hell that she vowed Lexie would never know about, she worked through hardship and near poverty to create something she was proud of. Buried deep inside, underneath the swell of love she had for her only daughter, were the fractured pieces of her. Pieces that were smashed and battered when she was young and vulnerable.
Then she meets Bull, who seems to hate her on sight. He screams danger, from his huge physique, to his beautiful ink, to the motorcycle club he belongs to. He is silent, his glares threaten to burn her into flames, yet she finds herself falling for him. Finds this broken man slowly fixing the pieces she thought would stay shattered forever.
Now, because I read Echoes of Silence and Skeletons of Us before I came to the Sons of Templar series proper, I was keen to read Bull and Mia’s story. I’m pleased to be able to report that I wasn’t disappointed.
Once again, you can see that the author’s writing style has strengthened and improved and this is by far my favourite pairing of the series so far. Mia is the first female protagonist that I have actually liked, but even leaving that aside, I think that Bull and Mia as a couple are more believeable. But I don’t think that it’s just that which makes this book work for me. I think that the addition of Lexie into the mix blends this story into a more rounded narrative, and a significant improvement over the first two.
This is, without doubt, the best in the series so far.
I voluntarily reviewed a reviewer copy of this book.
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.