Wednesday 3 June 2020

✪ Asher (Ashes and Embers #6) ✪ Carian Cole ✪

I should have died.
I should have been forgotten.

But I didn’t, and I wasn’t.

Living the life most women only dream about, I was madly in love with my soulmate—Asher Valentine—amazing husband, loving father, and rock’s favorite kick-ass frontman. A man who loved me every day, in every way, since we first met as teens. We were blessed with a beautiful daughter who was the light of our life. My all-female rock band was tearing up the charts.

Then tragedy struck, and I lost it all.

Now all I have is a stack of journals, an antique key, and a big black void where my memories should be.

Used to be.

And I have him—this man with wild hair, tattoos from head to toe, a soft voice, and an even softer touch that gives me butterflies. He’s clearly hopelessly in love with his wife.

I’m told that’s me.

But that wife is gone, and she took everything they once had, leaving me in her place.

A broken replacement. A new version that doesn’t quite fit.

I’m slowly falling in love with him, but will he ever truly love me? Or will he forever be in love with her, the phantom woman who haunts us both?

Asher can be read standalone!

There is NO cheating in this book. The Hero stays 100% faithful to his wife from the time he meets her at 15, all through her 8 year coma, and forever after. This is a story of what marriage and true love is.

ARC received for an honest review

It has been a long and torturous wait for Asher, however every single moment of waiting has been worth it to get this book as it is.

I have been intrigued by Ember's story throughout the A & E series, however this story was more than I could have ever expected.

I knew going in that this was going to be an emotional story,  however I was not expecting the toll this was going to take on me.  I wanted to turn each page, however I had to put it aside a time or two to give myself a breathe.

Asher was all killer, no filler.  The reader does not get a break from what is happening, so make sure you are ready to be mentally exhausted as you keep reading.

This is a story that I feel that the reader needs to just dive in and ride the wave - and make sure they have a strong grip, as they are going to need it. IT is raw, gritty andd powerful.

Asher is everything any woman (or man) could ask for in a partner.  I loved seeing more of the Valentine extended family as I was reading.

I will love this book twice - now and forever


 Carian Cole has a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls who try to tame them and win their hearts.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, Carian now resides in beautiful New Hampshire with her husband and their multitude of furry pets. She spends most of her time writing, reading, and vacuuming.