June 19, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review: Amber to Ashes by Gail McHugh

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They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.

Amber Moretti’s life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university’s dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world.

They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high.

Brock Cunningham’s appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can’t deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn’t take long for him to consume her every thought, her every breath.

Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately—that is, until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart, her soul.

They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally. 

Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpectedly beautiful yet petrifying ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men.

Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained.

But one devastating event changes everything, shattering each of their lives...and Amber isn’t sure she can recover from it.

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My Review

WOW. First off, I'm Team Ryder. Right off the bat, he captured my attention. I've read Gail's previous works, Collide and Pulse, and I was already a fan, but with this book, I just fell in love with Ryder. Despite the whole love triangle-esque love story, I really enjoyed this book. This book was a roller coaster of emotion, sexual expression, love, jealously and passion. Our leading lady is no stranger to loss and being a victim is something she's familiar with. Amber, as a heroine, is just as broken on the inside as the two leading heroes. Amber sees her college life as a new way to start over and become a new person. During the first days of college, Amber walks into the dining area at school and trips over a bag and falls into the lap of Ryder. Tall, hot, tattooed bad boy with a joker side, he and Amber have an instant connection... until he opens his mouth and earns himself a slap in the face. Next, we meet Brock. Super down to earth, all American, beautiful man-candy. She's the complete opposite of Ryder, but there's an edge to him that Amber is drawn to. With an instant connection to two different men, what's a girl to do? With Amber's history of sexual conquests, she picks the safer choice and dates him. Ironically, he's just as dangerous as the other one. As the story progress, Amber is caught between two magnetic personalities and the more time she sends with them, the more she loses herself to the passion and pleasure. Near the end of the book, we meet shady characters who will threaten everything our trio holds dear. I absolutely loved everything about this book. I can't wait for for eventual sequel.

5 freakin' stars!

About the author


Gail McHugh is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Collide and Pulse. She is the mother of three beautiful children and has been married to her husband for fifteen years. 

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