Review: Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole

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Review: Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian ColeStorm by Carian Cole
on October 6th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Rockstar
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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?

Dorsey’s Review


3.5 Rockin’ Stars!!

Storm and Evelyn meet during a blizzard when Evelyn loses control of her car and gets stuck in a ditch and Storm saves her. Later they both get stuck and learn a lot about each other during their confinement. Storm is very cocky, yet sweet with a tragic past, he’s very sexy and can pretty much have any woman he wants and he wants Evie, Evie makes him feel like himself. With Evie, he can give up the rock star persona he has to show the world. The only problem is, Evie is in a long-term relationship (12 years) with her live-in boyfriend. She’s at a crossroads and doesn’t know what to do. Storm is relentless in his pursuit of Evie as he tries to prove to her that he is the man for her.

“Sometimes, the right person comes along at the wrong time, and you have to just trust fate and hope it leads you in the right direction and it all evens out.”

I really liked this book but I have to say I don’t like cheating… all!! Which is reflected in my rating, had Evie resolved her relationship with Michael before physically and emotionally getting involved with Storm I would have upped my rating. Though I have to admit Evie drew compassion from me, her circumstances with Michael and her past is not a happy one. I had the impression she was a lost soul doing her best to live and survive by holding on to the now.

“I think most people settle for what is safe at least once at some point in their lives, but a person who suffers from anxiety or depression will almost always run away from goals, dreams, and new life adventures to avoid the possibility of feeling anything new and somewhat scary. It is better to live with the known than face the unknown.”

I enjoyed Storm and Evie’s banter and there were many great secondary characters, I’m definitely looking forward to reading their books.



About Carian Cole

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, with several more of this series planned throughout 2015 and 2016.

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.

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