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Dust to Dust (A Broken Fairy Tale #1)

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If faced with your worst fear, what would you do? Would you run or would you fight?

Camryn Hamilton is a fighter.

A thirty-something mother of two, Camryn appears to have it all: a husband, plenty of money, and children she adores. When she returns home to spend Christmas with her family, her perfect world she has created begins to crumble, thrusting her face to face with
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Paperback, 361 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by S.P. Cervantes (first published March 2nd 2014)
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Mihaela
Mar 14, 2015 Mihaela rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Dust to Dust is a story about two friends, about two lovers, about how strong love sometimes is.

Camryn Hamilton and Holden Patrick had been best friends since childhood. She comes from a loving family while he'd been in foster care the first years of his life. He had suffered abuse and the demons from the past make it hard for him to really trust people. Camryn seems to be the only one who can reach him. They spend almost every moment together which makes it almost unavoidable for them to take
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Bj
Mar 16, 2015 Bj marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebies-2015
Free on Amazon as of 3/16/15!
Romancerwblog
Oct 03, 2014 Romancerwblog rated it really liked it
This is the first book in S.P. Cervantes Broken Fairy Tale series, and without a doubt it completely encompasses what happens when you believe you've found your fairy tale happily ever after and then without warning everything goes horribly wrong! Camryn and Holden were childhood friends who's love for one another grew from friendship to romance. They were the perfect couple, always bringing out the best in one another while only ever having eyes for each other. These two always knew in their ...more
Monica **can't read fast enough**
I love second chance romances. I enjoy seeing people come back together after years of separation for one reason or another and making things work the way that they should. However, in some romances that comes at the expense of a third person and that is a part of this story as well. After suffering a horrific incident Cam decides that to be safe and secure with someone that she doesn't fully love is better than risking what could happen if she pursued what she passionately held in her heart. ...more
Read and Share Book Reviews
Feb 26, 2014 Read and Share Book Reviews rated it it was amazing
5 BEAUTIFUL STARS
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.
This book grabbed my attention from the start and held it until the very last page. First let me say Holden is my new book boyfriend, yep I am going to go ahead and add him to my list of favorites. This man was so sweet yet hot, bossy and dominate. All great qualities in a man as far as I am concerned. LOL
Camryn and Holden have been best friends since they were young and while they dated some when they were younger now that th
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
It's when I read a book like this I thank the stars that I sign up for blog tours. I've never heard of this author or this book. Looking at good reads either have my friends. Well that certainly needs to change as this is a brilliant book.
I absolutely loved this book. Camryn and Holden were next door neighbours and best friends. That's until something really horrible happens to her. She then puts walls around her heart so she doesn't get hurt again and also to protect her family. The air of mys
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A.R. Von
Apr 01, 2015 A.R. Von rated it really liked it
A 3.5 rounded to a solid 4 rating.
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Jul 22, 2016 Christine (Shh Moms Reading) rated it really liked it
3.5 stars..
So truth be told, I am a sucker for fairy tales, happily ever afters and most especially second chance love stories. S.P Cervantes is a new author to me and when a fellow blogger asked me to read Dust to Dust, I find it hard to ever really say no. :) The prologue is completely enchanting and mesmerizing and I couldn't wait to dive right into this book.

Camryn and Holden grew up together as next door neighbors, best friends and eventually dated as young adults. Both characters so close
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Danielle from Short and Sassy
Dust to Dust. This book. Wow just Wow!!! This book blew me away. It was not what I was expecting at all. It was so much more!! Dust to Dust has a little bit of everything. Drama, mystery, secrets, attempted murder, first loves, divorce, cheating, death, and the list can go on and on.

The story centers around Cam. She had one great true love of her life in Holden. She loved his since they were little kids. Then something really tragic happens. Can does not deal with it well and it ruins her relati
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Shannon Daniel
Apr 23, 2014 Shannon Daniel rated it really liked it


This is my first Cervantes book and I was enthralled with it. The writing is superb; the story is very well thought out – it kept me interested through the whole book.

Cam and Holden were best friends for a long time then that friendship turned into more. While inseparable on most occasions the one time they’re not together tragedy strikes. Cam begins to push everyone away including her best friend. He leaves for college, she meets and falls for Marcus who loves her and over looks her standoffish
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Chelsea Carter ~ Author Groupies
This is the first book in the Broken Fairy Tale Series and my first book by S.P. Cervantes. S.P. is a new author for me and I will definitely be on the lookout for more books by this amazing author! I started this book and by the first chapter I was hooked! Camryn Hamilton’s worst fear has come true. After a sudden separation and divorce from her husband and the reappearance of her teenage love, Camryn is left to pick up the pieces of her life.
Holden Patrick knows all about loss. After losing
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Red Cheeks Reads
Oct 30, 2014 Red Cheeks Reads rated it really liked it
If faced with your worst fear, what would you do? Would you run or would you fight?

Well this was a crazy…mysterious…didn’t know what was going to happen kind of book.
This book was pretty good!! It is about a girl named Camryn.
She is a thirty-something mother of two, Camryn appears to have it all: a husband, plenty of money, and children she adores. When she returns home to spend Christmas with her family, her perfect world she has created begins to crumble, thrusting her face to face with the
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Anny hernandez
Mar 06, 2014 Anny hernandez rated it it was amazing
***** I received an ARC copy for an honest review *****

First let me start by saying that this is the first book that I read from this author.

Wow just finish reading this book and love it, this is a story about second chances, this book has so much going, I have to say that this have my emotions on a roller coaster, reading this story I got mad, cried, and laugh and I love every single minute of it, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

The story begging with Camryn
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Lost Between the Pages
Mar 23, 2014 Lost Between the Pages rated it really liked it
DUST TO DUST: A BROKEN FAIRY TALE BY S.P. CERVANTES

Camryn Hamilton and Holden Patrick have been best friends and neighbors since they were little kids. After sharing a magical kiss, they both realized their friendship had been elevated to the next level.

“ ‘I guess this changes things for us,’ he had said quietly as he pressed his forehead against mine with his eyes looking up at me through his long, dark eyelashes.
‘I guess it does,’ I answered, knowing I didn’t need to say anything more.”

Thus b
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Garden Of REden
Jul 07, 2015 Garden Of REden rated it really liked it
Camryn Hamilton and Holden Patrick have been best friends and neighbors since they were little kids. After sharing a magical kiss, they both realized their friendship had been elevated to the next level.
“I guess this changes things for us," he had said quietly as he pressed his forehead against mine with his eyes looking up at me through his long, dark eyelashes.
"I guess it does," I answered, knowing I didn’t need to say anything more."


Thus began a relationship that all felt was unbreakable…. U
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Jamie Rhodes
Jun 26, 2014 Jamie Rhodes rated it it was amazing
I'm impressed. This was a great book. I have never read this author before. This is a second chance romance with a bit of mystery. Camryn and Holden have been best friends and girlfriend/boyfriend. Holden put up walls when they dated as young adults. Now, Camryn is putting up those same walls years later. You can tell that they still love each other. There is so much more to the story than just a lost romance. You see, Camryn is married. I was impressed with a lot of the dialogue that S.P. ...more
Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books
Oct 25, 2014 Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books rated it really liked it
Shelves: mglb, 2014-faves
Ahhh...a second chance romance. I am a HUGE sucker for the second chancers. Dust to Dust was great!

This is the story of Camryn and Holden. They were best friends friends as children, then became each others first loves. Then, tragedy strikes Cam and she is never the same. She shuts down emotionally and even shuts out Holden. They grown apart and eventually break up.

Life moves on, Camryn gets married, has two children, and is on the brink of divorce. Holden returns to their hometown and to Cam's
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Alissa Maureen
Mar 14, 2014 Alissa Maureen rated it really liked it
This book peaked my interest from the very beginning. I immediately liked the characters and I was surprised when they didn’t get together right away. I was a little surprised by the way Cervantes let a lot of time pass between chapters. I haven’t read a whole lot of books like that and Cervantes really made it work. Dust to Dust was very well written and, although it was a little slow at times, I enjoyed this book. Great love story + added suspense. I would definitely read more from this ...more
Beth
Jul 02, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it
Camryn Hamilton and Holden Patrick have been best friends since they were kids. They dated in high school but when Holden went off to college something terrible happened to Camryn. The only way she could cope was to emotionally shut down and push Holden away. Years later Camryn is now married with two wonderful kids. She married her college boyfriend because he was safe and good for her, but Camryn's heart still remains locked behind a wall. With her marriage now crumbling all she can do is ...more
Lisa
Mar 07, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-digital
Dust to Dust by S.P. Cervantes is the first book in her Broken Fairy Tale series. It is also an emotional roller-coaster ride from happy to hell and back again. The twists and turns it takes along the way will leave you jaw-dropped and angst-filled. A story of second chances and true loves and the steadfast love of a hot alpha male is something almost any woman would want. Holden can boss me around any day! This book will make you feel for your characters, feel a little uncomfortable, and feel a ...more
Donna
Jun 17, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
Omg dust to dust emotionally amazing ! Camryn Hamilton perfect world comes crashing down bringing her face to face only man truly knows her.powerful handsome attorney Holden Patrick,fate has brought him back to only girl he's ever loved.are they willing to fight for each other ? Both faced with tragic past they both want to forget,they struggle to protect there hearts from being broken again.will there love be enough to get them threw tragedy or will they closed themselves off run away ...more
Kaia
This book was sweet. Probably too sweet. The plot twist wasn't surprising but still overly dramatic for my taste. I was really set on giving 3 stars. I liked it but it wasn't something I was going to remember. Then I read the ending. OMG that is going to be something I will remember forever. I loved it. Gave the book an extra star. Holden is so damn romantical and what not. Got me making up words. I smiled the whole way through. The prologue, the ending, and the fourth are probably the strongest ...more
Lauren
Jul 23, 2014 Lauren rated it really liked it
Camryn and her childhood love Holden have a second chance at romance. Even with a haunting past and crazy present they make it happen. The book had a good story line, a lot was packed into it. Great characters, you are given enough information on most of them to feel as if you know them. The only part I wasn't a big fan of was hearing the same songs mentioned throughout the book. Between hearing about Roar and Safe and Sound I don't want to hear them for a very long time! Overall great read ...more
Katharine Cordy
Mar 18, 2015 Katharine Cordy rated it it was amazing
So, I took my time before I started this book. I've been holding on for about 2 months. I have no idea why I waited. I really don't. It was a great story! It showed how timeless love is and how deep secrets can cut. I cried more than once. I could feel the pain the characters went though. So well written. I love that it showed that sometimes it is not a direct path to happiness. But it is the struggles that we deal with that make the happiness that much more enjoyable.
Tracy Lundy-Munn
What a fantastic read!! The storyline was amazing with many twists and turns that kept me hooked from beginning to end. The characters had depth and so many emotions that helped me feel an instant connection to them. This story tugged at my heartstrings with all the ups and downs that Camryn went through to finally find her happily ever after!! Great job!!
Ssbatch
Apr 09, 2014 Ssbatch rated it really liked it
Overall a really good book. Cam got on my nerves from time to time with her constant second guessing, but at least it didn't last long. I wish the love scenes would've been a little hotter & I definitely think there needed to be an epilogue clearing up all the loose ends. There were a lot of questions that were left unanswered.
Amanda Evans
Jun 26, 2014 Amanda Evans rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. The story flowed really well and there were plenty of twists and turns to keep me turning the pages. The characters were well thought out and the love story between the two main characters was really well done. There is no cliffhanger and a HEA so all in all defintely a 5 star in my opinion. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Autumn Review
May 30, 2014 Autumn Review rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Dust to Dust was a great debut into the contemporary romance genre for Cervantes. It's sexy, sweet and I adore the friend to lovers trope. Camryn and Holden were a great couple! If you're looking for a solid romance, check this one out.
April
Aug 01, 2014 April rated it it was amazing
5 stars is an understatement! This book is an emotional rollercoaster that left me nauseated in the best way possible & with one hell of a hangover. One of my top reads thus far of 2014. I just don't even know where to begin *happy sigh* You won't be disappointed!
Sandy Catanzarita
Apr 24, 2014 Sandy Catanzarita rated it really liked it
I thought this was a great story. It's every little girl and woman's dream of the fairy tale. The knight that will always be there. I think it flowed smoothly, though I would have loved to have Holdens POV.
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S.P Cervantes lives in Orange County, California with her husband and three children, where she is a teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, reading, and running, but is always thinking of an idea for her next novel.
S.P. Cervantes is the author of the highly rated New Adult Romantic Fantasy series Secrets of Shadow Hill. “Always and Forever”, “The Prophecy” and “War of Wizards
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