Who I am and all I believe is marred with just one glance into angry, steel blue eyes. He seems to control my air, my ability to breathe. He makes me crave everything I know is a sin. Pure becomes tainted and lines are blurred. It's my fault; I'm the one who isn't strong enough. I've been damaged...broken. Breck's words haunt me...'There's a consequence for every choice you make.'
I've had so many women I can't even remember over half of their names, but none of them are mine; I make damn sure of that. I take what I desire and never look back. I don't need or want anyone, ever...not until I met Emma. Those eyes bore into what's left of my soul and her touch sears me, weakens me. I want to hate her for that. She is my ruin...my sweetest hell.
My 5* Review-
In Ash To Steele we meet Emma and Breck, as well as a whole host of other characters.
Emma is a young woman who has left home and wants to be independent and make it on her own. Emma's father is a preacher so some of the religious beliefs that she has grown up with have followed her and she still abides by them. She is determined to work herself into the life that she wants, and to discover herself along the way. She finds herself a new home, new lifestyle, new friends and also a new love interest too; who she first meets as he finishes with his latest conquest! (Cue Breck)!! Breck infuriates her with his attitude, but I think he intrigues her too. Knowing that he his a bit of a man whore and a bad boy piques her curiosity as to why he's like that.
Breck seems to be a bit of a man whore and bad boy! But a smoking hot bad boy at that!!! And he knows it! Breck has his pick of the ladies and thinks nothing of picking up a different one each night. He does however have rules, no attachments, no second dates, and he doesn't take them back to his place. Breck doesn't do relationships and he won't let anyone get under his skin or into his head. All is not how it seems with Breck. The bad boy side is his willingness to get involved in fights! Breck also has his own personal demons that he is battling with, but will he escape unscathed when his past catches up with him again?
I love how Emma is portrayed as your everyday girl, she's definitely someone most females could relate to! She seems to be quietly confident in herself, unless it comes to her art work, she's not scared to stick up for herself either.
I love how Breck is fiercely protective of his friends, and he will willingly fight for them and himself. He seems to have issues with some of Emma's religious beliefs; and he's determined to tempt her into bending or breaking some of those beliefs!
There are a few baddies too, and they are very hate-able baddies! I know there were a couple of times that made me want to dive in and kick some ass too! The drug dealer and Liam are nasty and need a damn good kicking! I won't say more on this as it will give key details away.
Ash To Steele is a fantastic book that I have no doubt I will read again! I was totally sucked in from the synopsis, and the fact that its written by Karen-Anne Stewart! And it held me captive within the story right to the very end! It's emotionally charged, full of passion, sexual tension and sexual chemistry. The sex scenes are very tasteful and by no means trashy! There is a little bit of religion contained within but its very subtle.
I have read all Karen-Anne's other books; The Rain Trilogy and I absolutely adored them, Karen-Anne has definitely made it on to my list of favourite authors! (There is a serious amount of fangirling going on over here)! To wrap this up an Amazing book by a completely Amaze-balls author!!
My recommendations for this book are: due to the profanity and sex scenes it should only be read by those of us aged 18 years and over. If you have read Karen-Anne Stewart's other books and enjoyed them, I think you'll love this too. And for those of you that haven't yet read anything by Karen-Anne then what are you waiting for? Go and grab yourself a copy and get reading! I don't think you'll be disappointed.
About The Author-
Karen-Anne Stewart is a new author and has only recently discovered that she is now addicted to writing. Her first novel, Saving Rain, was originally going to be a single novel, but it quickly turned into a trilogy. She fell in love with the characters and had to continue the story. Saving Rain is a new adult contemporary romance meant for readers 18 and older.
She lives in the mountains with her family. She loves to read, hike, and travel when she is not writing. She is a sucker for romance, especially a book with a strong alpha male who has a sensitive side. She also enjoys a good mystery and thrillers.
Her favorite author is James Patterson; he is an amazing writer.
With being a newbie, she is just learning all the ropes, but is loving the wild ride. She plans to write for as long as her fingers have dexterity.