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Ash to Steele

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  501 ratings  ·  143 reviews

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 choic
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 13th 2014 by Karen-Anne Stewart
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Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I was provided an ARC copy for an honest Review

I firstly have to say that I loved, loved this book!

Meet Emma Michelle Jones a preacher's daughter.

She leaves her life behind to go to Boston to go seek her PASSION! She is also an artist.
Emma meets Breck in a club 3months after moving away from home and it was..... Hate at first sight...
But you could cut the sexual tension with a knife.

Breck is like a serious badass, and by badass I mean BADASS!!! You know the broody type you know has a dark past
Raw and earthy romance with heart, best describes Ash to Steele by Karen-Anne Stewart. If you like a strong-willed, small town heroine who would brave the big city in search of her own destiny and an over-the-top alpha bad boy with brains and heart in addition to the threat of his fists, its here.

Emma has escaped the confines of small town living as the daughter of a preacher, leaving behind a man who never felt “right” for her, but never giving up her belief in saving sex for marriage. Heading
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What is it with Karen-Anne Stewart's writing? She certainly knows how to draw you into a book and keep you reading it till the very end!! Never a dull moment or even a thought of skimming, She makes you want to read every single word and feel all your emotions within those words!

Breck ~ I wanted to kiss her. That goes against all my rules. No kissing, no personal shit, just sex.

Emma was so sweet and innocent, I couldnt help but wonder what would happen when Breck walked into her life! I really l
Ayushi Agarwal
Nov 01, 2015 rated it liked it
'3.50 stars!'

Fantastic! Ms. Stewart does not disappoint with the recent release of her New Adult novel "Ash to Steele". The novel is full of emotional unheaval, erotically charged passion, and fearless survival when talented artist Emma Jones and wealthy badboy Breck Steele meet and become romantically involved. The novel promises to leave the reader thoroughly entertained and constantly guessing if this courageous couple will survive life's most trying and heartrending emotions - love. A story not to
Honey Warren
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this beta read in exchange for my honest opinion.

Karen-Anne Stewart did it again!!! I absolutely LOVED the Saving Rain Trilogy (it was on my Top of 2013 list) so I have been anxiously awaiting her next book!

This is the story of Breck and Emma. What a journey it was!!!!! I loved it from beginning to end. KAS has a real talent for getting you totally sucked in, and quick! The prologue was all I needed to read to know THIS was going to be great!!!

Breck is a total badass! Literally, he
Future Slayer Girl
This book turned out a really, really hard one for me to rate. On one hand, I honestly liked all the characters featured in the story. On the other hand, the story had some very jarring moments where I was thrown out of the story because the ebb and flow just wasn't totally refine.

Let me explain.

Emma, as a lead character was very likable. She was strong without it being tossed in your face, and she was vulnerable like any real person in every day life. Her best friend was a colorful addition a
Susan Sager
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I received a gifted copy in exchange for a honest review.

Ash To Steele will entertain you as well as leave you with a huge smile for days. I will be honest and say that I read the story three times before I wrote my review. It was that good. Everything from the beginning to the conclusion carries a feeling of swooning that you can't resist but to fall for the hero and heroine. In addition, there is a group of friends that define the word loyalty. What makes a better book than all of tha
May 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
I stopped reading this at 25%. I guess the curse continues bc this book is another in a string of disappointing reads. First, the H is an arrogant prick who will bang random women whenever the need arouses him. There were constant descriptions of how hot he was that I couldn't stop rolling my eyes. Ok, I want my H to be hot but if that is all there is to him, then I'm bored. Apparently this H was a great fighter, successful businessman, and on and on. It was too ridiculous. I never felt like he ...more
Emma Jones knew if she didn't leave home she would feel stifled for the rest of her life. As a preachers daughter, Emma has stuck by her beliefs especially no sex before marriage and she doesn't plan to change that by moving to Boston but she knows if she stays she will settle and she wants passion in her life.

Emma is settling in when she meets Breck. Breck is everything that her daddy warned her about and more. He oozes sexuality, is crass and seems to feel great pleasure in making her uncomfor
Johnnie-Marie Howard
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
This story blew my mind away with how much passion and anger the main characters had for each other. I feel head over heels for the main characters. The Alpha male Breck was just to die for and caring, strong, and very protective. Emma she's this shy girl with with Alpha woman tendencies lol. Anyways the ending for this amazing story really blew me away(not going to share have to read the story)lol.

I do have to say that this is a must read!!!!

*** I received this story for free in exchange for a
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in exchange for an honest opinion. It does not influence my opinion on this book.
I loved this book! It caught my attention from the very beginning and held on until the very end. This story had a little bit of everything lust, love, romance, friendship, left me wanting more! The way she introduced the characters was perfect. I like the way she let each character tell their own story. I hope to read more of her books
Ash to Steele by Karen-Anne Stewart was a great read. I gave it 5 stars!
I didn't want to put this book down.
Emma, is a preacher's daughter who leaves her long-time boyfriend, father, and home for Boston in the hopes of finding more...
Find more she does...
I needed tissues, many tissues before this book was finished.
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is a good ride. I really like the characters of Emma and Breck. I can imagine how great a love story this can be. I could definitely picture Breck as a bad boy, hot great looking soap opera star. WOW!! This is a great author and I would read more of her books! * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Ashley Lenderman
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 4-stars

Emma Stone is from a small town in South Carolina. Being a preachers daughter, Emma grew up with religious values that she chooses to live by. Emma has always been the good girl and has dated the same guy since she was young. Emma knows her life is missing something and she needs more out of life. She decides to pack up and move to Boston to pursue her dream as an artist.

One night Emma goes to a bar where her best friend Jess works at. Jess introduces her to her small group of clo
Vânia Nunes
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Vânia by: Blog Tour
A novel written in two POV that brings the difficult acceptance of two very different souls, but somehow they fill for each other.

Emma, aged 22, leaves her hometown in Southern California and goes to Boston to pursue something more in life. In recent times it was just her and her father. Her years of dating with Justin no longer thrilled her, though he is full of plans for a future wedding.
In fact, Emma wanted the same passion she had experienced from her parents, with Justin it would never happ
Lori Palle
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
“I need to understand you. I need to know why I can’t get you out of my head.”—Breck

Emma realized there was something missing from her life, and she needed to go find it—even if that meant leaving her long-time boyfriend, pastor father, and the small town she grew up in. Packing up and heading to Boston, she never expected that what she’d find would be Breck Steele. He’s gorgeous, dangerous, and powerful. But damaged. Oh so damaged. Innocent Emma is everything he avoids, even if she’s what he ne
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my... Really, Oh Wow!

Once again Karen-Anne Stewart has totally blown my heart and my mind!!!

My full review will follow soon, but honestly, You need to read this book! WOW!! :)

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
Kristina Brooks
I was provided this book as an exchange for an honest review.

WOW! To start off, this book was great! It had everything that I love in a well rounded story: Small town girl, Hot bad boy, a wide variety of well developed characters, alternate points of view and drama.

Emma Jones is the main character, she's just your average preachers daughter from Pickens, SC. I love that Emma is venturing out on her own to Boston to pursue her dreams in art, and she doesn't just succumb to a small town life with
Jovon Tucker
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Ash to Steel! I have read Karen-Anne's other books and I thought it was really awesome that I could still see the author in this very different book!

I would recommend the reader be at least 18 before reading this book because the profanity and sex scenes have been ramped up in this one! Nothing trashy, in my opinion.

Breck is this rough sexy guy that had my panties slipping off as well as pretty much every gal he runs into in the book, LOL. He doesn't date, or get close to anyo
Jamie Roberts
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Visit Reading Eating & Dreaming for more reviews by Jamie, Dana and Morgan!

"This story was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.”

This story in one word, AMAZING! In my opinion, Ms. Stewart develops top-notch bestseller list quality work! NO FUCKING JOKE! The way that she can weave words together easily sucks you right into the story. Ash to Steele is by far my favorite book by Ms. Stewart and this story will stay with me for awhile.

“There is a consequence for every choi
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was more than happy to give this NA romance a go because I was already a fan of this author's previous work... The Saving Rain Trilogy. This book is very different from the Trilogy and I was impressed with how the author was able to have me rooting for the bad boy when usually I am not a fan of this type of character.
Emma and Breck come from opposite sides of the tracks, so to speak. I loved how they both kind of helped fill in each others blanks. They both grew stronger as individuals by tak

First I have to say that this book is my favorite of Karen-Anne Stewarts’ books. I liked the Rain Trilogy, but this book…I could just tell how much she has grown as an author. I loved ASH TO STEELE.

First it is written in first person, which I prefer and the switch in POVs was spaced perfectly.
The switch did not happen at every other chapter.
When I started to read the book, I thought oh no the story was going to be told to me instead of allowing me to feel and come up with my own assumption
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gifted-books
This is the first book I’ve read by this author. I must say she has a very easy penmanship. She knows how to start a story, build a story and end a story well. The character development was excellent.

Breck was the typical bad boy. Total man-whore. Shagged women, no repeats. He had a cocky arrogance about him, a shrewd businessman, a fighter. He had his eye on Emma from the first moment he saw her. He played with her feelings, he toyed with her but he pursued her. Like all alpha men in books, he
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I have to put my hand up and say I haven't quite finished this book yet, so my FULL review will be updated her very shortly. But what I will say is what I have read is easily classed as pretty darn fine story telling. Karen-Anne like Rob said above has extremely good penmanship, her words flow; the story very, very easy to fall into and very enjoyable to escape with.

Her characters main and indeed secondary are very three dimensional and jump off the pages into your head and pretty much become yo
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Karen-Anne Stewart has been a favorite author of mine since I read The Rain Trilogy. (In fact if you are reading this on my blog, look to the right in the sidebar and scroll down just a tad, you will see her books right there, that is how much I love them.) When I was offered the chance to read Ash To Steele, I jumped at the chance, pushing all other books aside and reading this in just one day (342 pages).

I loved Ash To Steele just as much as I loved The Rain Trilogy. In the beginning, I thoug
I won't be rating this as I didn't finish it. But from what I've read so far, I can honestly say I can't continue. The characters -- Emma & Brent -- aren't exactly my favorite. I could probably say I'll come back to this but let's be honest I lost interest too quickly within the first chapters.
The following is a short rant about why I didn't enjoy this...
(view spoiler)
Mary Tatar
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ash To Steele by Karen-Anne Stewart was a welcome change to the angst filled books of late. I enjoyed reading Emma and Breck's story. The book consumed me at just the right pace. It was evident from Emma and Breck's first meeting that this was a couple I could get on board with. The ride exceeded all of my expectations and then some.This story can only be described as warm, inviting, and simply lovely.

Emma comes to Boston from a small town where she is affectionately known as the Preacher's daug
Kimberley Jade
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow, this was such a good book. I had to take a few days after finishing it to let it just all sink in. It has been a while since a book actually made me so emotional and I loved it!

Emma is the daughter of a preacher, living in a small town and dating her high-school boyfriend who she has known most of her life. Her life is pretty much mapped out - marry the high-school football star, live in the town you grew up in, become a mum, etc. But Emma has a passion for painting and a drive to see th
Anasheh Satoorian
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this one! Karen-Anne Stewart is just an amazing writer! Full review on blog tour stop tomorrow :)

Actual 4.5

There is just something about Karen-Anne Stewarts character development that makes it so easy to fall in love with her characters. And the two main characters in ASH TO STEELE are no different.

This story is about Emma a young woman who pickes up her life and moves from a mall town in South Carolina and moves to Boston. A preacher's daughter and a girl in a relationship that
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Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain, and Ash to Steele. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards, and Saving Rain and After the Rain were nominees for the 2014 RONE Awards.

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“I need you to tell me you're mine, to swear that you are mine, because, damn you, I need to be yours!” 6 likes
“What I think is, no matter what someone’s beliefs may be, they should not treat anyone differently because of his or her life and/or religious choice.  There are too many battles waged over differences when everyone deserves be treated with respect.  We are all different.”    Breck glares at me.  I can feel his anger; it saturates” 2 likes
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