❆REVIEW❄❄❄Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole❆

Book: Storm (ashes & embers #1)
Author: Carian Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The calm before the storm…
I lived in the quiet stillness.   
I felt the wind rustle, warning me, telling me to get out of its path.
But I didn’t.
I never stood a chance.
A series of weather and road mishaps leaves me trapped in the middle of a blizzard with a complete stranger.  In the back of a pickup truck. For forty-eight freakin’ hours.
A stranger with long hair, tattoos, and rippling with muscle. 
A stranger with an insanely sexy voice and a wicked smile that turned my insides to jelly. 
A stranger who held me in his arms, calmed me, and then set a fire in me that I couldn’t put out.
Storm lives up to his name. Beautiful. Dangerously inviting. Tumultuous. Dark. A clash of hot and cold.
He’s used to getting everything he wants.
And now he wants me.
Some people chase storms for the beautiful thrill. What happens when the storm chases you?


Storm (Ashes & Embers series #1) by Carian Cole

Storm & Evie (Blizzard Chick)


I won this book from a blog contest

I am reeling from this. What an exceptional read! This is most definitely a “cannot put down” kinda book! It’s got so much more than I expected and I’m still amazed that this is Carian’s first book! Usually authors write more than a few books before they reach this kind of excellence in their writing! She did it on the first try! You rock sista!

Ok, so where to begin. This book is jammed packed with lots of steamy sexual tension, hotter than hot sex scenes, heaps of humor, suspense, angst, and the hottest damn rock stars with alluring tattoos. I’m not sure when I felt it, probably from that holy hotness, sexy cover, but this book gave me goosebumps and tingles all over my body! I’m pretty sure my panties burst into flames the second Storm uttered his first words!! Pick up a copy of this book immediately, you will not regret it, in fact, you’ll be calling me to thank me! LOL!

Now, what would you do if you were stuck in the backseat of a pickup truck during a blizzard with a long haired, tattooed up, sexy as all get out stranger for 48 hours? I know I’d drool all over myself every time I opened my mouth to talk. Not Evie! She acted like he was an axe murderer and treated him like the plague. Evie has issues and I’m thinking Storm is just what the doctor ordered to eradicate that rather large stick that’s been lodged up her tight ass for years. She’s fallen into this sort of lull with her life and surroundings that she doesn’t even see the Storm coming for her, following her, until it’s too late. What will Evie do? What will she change to make her life her own? And most importantly, how will she handle it all? Questions you can find the answers to if you just pick this breathtaking read up today!

Storm is more than just a pretty face. He’s got his own issues to deal with, but beneath that rock hard chiseled exterior he’s harboring the biggest, loving heart a man can attain. The zingers he throws at Evie crack me the hell up…

“You must be on some kind of meds for whatever mental illness you have. You want me to walk all the way back down that fuckin’ ditch just to get your bag full of clothes and more stupid shoes?”

“Are you sure you don’t want a latte? Maybe I could walk to Starbucks in this blizzard for you and get you a coffee?”

and on the sexier side…

“I can feel your heart pounding, Evie.” His voice is so low I can barely hear him. “I can feel yours, too.” “You’re shaking.” “I know. I’m scared.” “You should be.”

Now, as far as the supporting characters go, the band is unbelievably hot and I can’t wait to read about their stories. Especially that beautifully fucked up Asher, he made my toes curl and scared the shit out of me at the same time! I absolutely, completely, without a doubt LOVE LOVE LOVE the Vale/Valentine family. It’s like a modern day Sonny and Cher clan… How do I get an invite over to their pad?

Now, Michael, the boyfriend… well, that guy made me see red. He seems to take Evie for granted and it pissed me right the hell off. I wouldn’t say he was necessarily a bad guy, but there was just something there that made me want to throat punch him with a pitch fork. Onto the bestie… Amy is the bomb. Everyone needs a friends like her. A chick that’ll tell you exactly what you need to hear as opposed to what you want to hear. Love her!

Amy quote: “Go directly to his bed. Do not pass go. Do not collect two hundred dollars.” – funny shit

To wrap this up cause I feel like I’ve typed a damn novel over here… This book, this tantalizing tale is 244 (kindle version) estimated pages long. It’s sensual. It’s hilarious. It’s angsty. The pacing is perfect, the dialogue flows nicely and feels natural. The story was so compelling I could not, for the life of me, put it down. The build up to the climax was one I won’t soon forget. The characters are very relatable and powerful that I found their lives being my main concern while reading this. Great book Carian… you knocked it out of the park!

5 Stars because 10 is not available!

Meet The Author
I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.
My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, was published in September of 2014.  
Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

*Storm has a HEA and is book 1 of the Ashes & Embers series but all books can be read as a stand-alone.  No cliffhangers.  Vandal (book 2) coming in January 2015.

***Warning. This is an adult romance book and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. It contains graphic sex scenes and explicit language.***

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