Thursday, June 21, 2018

Review: Smoldering Ashes (book 4) by Annie Anderson


Book Description

Kyle Brennan can't catch a break.
After centuries without a mate, he finally found his only to have her ripped away from him. But the woman who came back doesn't remember the first thing about him. Kyle doesn't know this woman, and he's not so sure he wants to.

Nicola Miller has a big problem.
She can't remember a single second of her life before she woke up in a hospital bed in Knoxville, Tennessee. Not just that, but she has a huge, hulking man in her hospital room claiming to be her husband - a man she obviously doesn't know. She's not sure how things could get any worse.

But the last shards of Nicola's life are about to be burned to the ground. Because someone has to pay for the sins of the past, and she's wearing the face of the woman who committed them.

It looks like the last of their luck has just run out.


My Review

So I picked this one up when it was a freebie but I didn't read the 3 books in the series before this one. The description on Amazon said it could be read as a standalone so I took a chance and it worked out fine as a standalone. 

Nicola wakes from a coma to find a huge man next to her that she finds out is her husband. She's scared because she doesn't remember anything but she knows the nurse isn't human but then she finds out that neither is she or Kyle, her husband. 

This book goes back and forth from past to present so you get a lot of information as to what happened to her and Kyle to bring them to this place. 

There are a lot of people mad at Nicola because of what she did before her coma but some understand what really happened and have forgiven her and are ready to give her a fresh start. She's not sure where she fits in with Kyle or his family and since they all seem to be in the same house as her and Kyle when he takes her home, things are tense. Things get said and she takes off but gets kidnapped. A lot is going on at that point and some revelations are brought to light and the book wraps up nicely after a few really tense pages. So even though I haven't read the rest of the series this was a good read and I didn't feel like I was missing a lot by starting where I did. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 

24 comments:

  1. Gong back and forth from past to present can be challenging, and stink when it is done wrong.

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  2. We have a hard time with the back and forth too but the cover is darn cool!

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  3. Yay for the gamble to work on standalone. And, yay for getting to those freebies on your Kindle. :)

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    1. It's nice when a freebie works out.

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  4. hmm sounds interesting Mary and it's great it can be read by itself

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    1. It's always nice to find a book in the middle of a series that you can still read and not feel lost.

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  5. why not? I like the cover

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  6. I wonder what she did before her coma then

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    1. It was an interesting story to find out.

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  7. I like the premise, the coma and all but I'd be too afraid to read out of order like you did!

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    1. I read out of order all the time. lol

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  8. I am glad that it worked well as a stand alone. I couldn't imagine waking up from a coma and not knowing anything. Sounds like a decent read. Great review!

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    1. I couldn't either. That would be crazy.

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  9. 3 out of 5 isn't bad. I hope I'll never wake from a coma to find a huge man next to me. Just saying.

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    1. LOL I can understand that. I wouldn't mind though.

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  10. Sounds decent for a freebie. Great cover, too :)

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    1. For a freebie, it wasn't bad at all.

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  11. Sounds interesting for sure!

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