Ashes to Ashes by Rebecca Norinne
Published by Indie on December 13, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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I had it all, or so I thought. Until my husband betrayed me and my entire world came crashing down. I turned to alcohol and sex to numb my pain—a different city each night, a new man in my bed. But I’m sober now, and I’m working my way back up the country music charts.
But then the death threats started and I needed protection. When my new bodyguard walked in the room, I couldn’t believe my eyes: the one man from my long spiral down who I never forgot. The one who played my body like an instrument.
Now we’re on the run from a madman and all I want is to forget about everything. To pretend this isn’t my life. To lose myself in him. So I let him take control.
I tried telling myself it was only sex, but I've done the unthinkable: I've fallen in love with a man who can never love me back. Because Ash has demons of his own—ones he never talks about and never will. I know I should walk away before it’s too late. But I'm an addict, and I need him.
How do you give up something you love, even when you know it’s bad for you? How do you walk away from a man like Ash Devereaux?
Ashes to Ashes is my first book by Rebecaa Norinne and I am so happy that I have discovered her and her work. From the start, I was instantly hooked into the story line. The writing was smooth and it was easy to connect to the characters.
We all like the bodyguard romance stories, right? I mean, who wouldn’t want a smoking hot bodyguard falling on their knees for you? I know I certainly wouldn’t mind that. And while I can admit that there are a lot of these type of romance stories out there, Ashes to Ashes held my attention way more than most of them.
I think what I liked the most about it was that both Ash and Rae are so relatable. They both have their own demons to battle. They both a past that they have to face.
Rae is so strong in this story. She may be the one with a torrid past but she owns it, learns from it and fights to grow from it. Watching her get back more and more of who she really is when she was with Ash was a breath of fresh air. From the start, I wanted her to find happiness and I enjoyed watching her find it with him.
And Ash…whew. Now we have a hot bodyguard who is ex military and likes control in the bedroom. Yeah, I’m gonna need a lot of that. Keep that mouth dirty, Ash because I’m feeling it. But at the same time, he has a bit of vulnerability in him that makes you relate to him even more. He’s harboring some of his own emotions so it’s nice to see him work that out with Rae.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to see what the author does next. You can bet that I will certainly read it. If you are looking for a story with a bodyguard with a dirty mouth and the need for some control in the bedroom and the country singer who fits right into his world, then this is the book for you. Give it a whirl!