ARC Review: When Ashes Fall by Marni Mann

Title: When Ashes Fall
Author: Marni Mann
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Multiple
Expected Publication: January 15, 2019

 

 

It’s been said that you can’t love two men at the same time.
You can’t split your heart, soul, and body in half.
But I’m here to tell you, you can.
Dylan Cole is like ice, sharp and unpredictable, the thunder inside a tumultuous storm.
Smith Reid is warmth, soft and gentle, perfect like a sunny day.
Both are mine.
But I can have only one.
There are two sides to this tale.
I’m here to tell you mine.
If you think this story is about a cheater, you couldn’t be more wrong.

 

 

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ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Alix Rayne learned to appreciate moments in her life. As a first responder, she knew how the tide could turn without warning. The love in her heart kept her grounded but it was split by two men – the commanding Dylan Cole and the compassionate Smith Reid, and she wasn’t ready to let go either of them.

Alix and I weren’t perfect. We had cracks. And, as the months passed, I learned some deepened while others got filled in.

I love painful books that portrayed the fragility of human being and this book is one of them. Each of the characters had their own appeal with personal demons to overcome and each of them handled it differently.

Characters with broken edges spoke to me differently than any other types of character. I love seeing them at their lowest and how they chose to crawl out of the black hole. Smith was my favorite among the three but I also understood the other two’s pain and motivations.

I couldn’t take the pain. It was stabbing through my chest. It was moving to my throat. It was so powerful; I wanted to gag.

I enjoyed the overall storyline. It was engaging and heartbreaking. I just wish certain aspect of the book wasn’t so obvious because it would have added even more impact.

“A pilot once told me, he always hoped for sunny days.”

When Ashes Fall is a story of resilience and letting go. It would appeal to readers looking for an emotionally charged and poignant romance.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.

 

 

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Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.

 

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. 📖 #CurrentlyReading: When Ashes Fall by #MarniMann Coming January 15, 2019! See book details below . . What’s your happy place? For me it used to be cooking. I would try new recipes on the weekend but I’d have to be alone in the kitchen or it would disturb my zen 😆. . Now I read. And I’d still have to be alone to do it. See a pattern here? Well I suppose my happy place is basically doing things I love in solitude lol! . . ★ Book Details ★ Pre-order: https://amzn.to/2RJMPme Blurb: It’s been said that you can’t love two men at the same time. You can’t split your heart, soul, and body in half. But I’m here to tell you, you can. Dylan Cole is like ice, sharp and unpredictable, the thunder inside a tumultuous storm. Smith Reid is warmth, soft and gentle, perfect like a sunny day. Both are mine. But I can have only one. There are two sides to this tale. I'm here to tell you mine. If you think this story is about a cheater, you couldn’t be more wrong. . . . #amreading #WarhawkesVault #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblog #booklover #bibliophile #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookporn #booknerdigans #bookish #bookishfeatures #bookstagramfeature #bookfeaturepage #mybookfeatures #igreads #bookphotography #BookstagramMalaysia #foodphotography #foodstagram #foodgasm #foodporn #foodiebookstagram #MushroomSoup #WhenAshesFall

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