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(Magdalene #2)

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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  13,509 ratings  ·  1,267 reviews
American heiress Amelia Hathaway needs to start anew.

Her husband cheated on her, and when everything she wanted in life slipped through her fingers, she fell apart. When she did, she took another heart wrenching hit as she lost the respect of her children.

When her ex took her family from California to live in the small town of Magdalene in Maine, Amelia decided it was ti
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596 pages
Published March 16th 2015 by Kristen Ashley (first published 2014)
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Aestas Book Blog
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
:::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED :::


Soaring was a beautiful story of second chances, rebuilding family after messy divorces, finding yourself again, and realizing that sometimes the best things come later in life. I've read almost every single book KA has written and I have to say that I think this is the quietest of them all. It's a slow build, and a slow burn, but the story has all the depth and heart that we've come to love from Kristen Ashley's books.

This book is a standalone telling Mickey and
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Mo
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Broken Umbrella Stars.

On reflection, I am going to give it 3.5 Stars - why? Well, the main reason is that she writes about older characters, which is solely lacking in many of the romance books out there. The Hero was the same age as me and the Heroine a year younger. I wish authors would write more for us "mature" ladies ...


Yikes, it pains me to rate this 3 stars. Wanted to love it. LOVED The Will. This one just did not do it for me ... at all. I should have been swooning with the sexy Iris
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Today (3/19/15)is last day of the SOARING Blog tour and Rafflecopter giveaway! Here's the link, as promised! There's also a very cool excerpt! http://blithelybookish.blogspot.com/2...

5 "I had to pull myself together and start anew" stars!!

Full review now posted...

By now you all know I adore Kristen Ashley's stories. It's not just the stories themselves, but also the way she tells them. She's got a unique "voice", a voice I can't help but love, making Soaring another 5 star winner!

Blurb...

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✦❋Arianna✦❋
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Amelia Hathaway is a 47 years old lost woman. She lost what she loves the most, her beloved children. After she found out her husband cheated on her, she fell apart. She was angry, she was bitter and she was hurt. She lost not only her husband of 15 years, she also lost her children, their love and their respect. Her life is shattered when she loses their custody and her ex moves in Magdalene, a small town in Maine. Amelia decides is time to sort herself out, so she moves in Magdalene as well to
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Christy
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars!

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It’s no secret that Kristen Ashley is hands down my favorite author. When she has a new release, it doesn’t matter how busy I am with other books, with work, family, real life whatever- I read her books. There was so much I loved about Soaring. Both of the main characters were fantastic. I loved the kids. Overall, I just loved the story. It was a little on the long side (which normally I never complain about) and some of the length made it feel a little long. Which is the ONLY reaso
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Catarina
4 Soaring Stars.

Amelia went through a bad divorce with a cheating ex-husband and in the process she lost the custody and respect of her children.
Now, finally awaken to life again she wants to do everything to get her kids back, so she goes to Magdalene trying to win their love back.
When she gets there she meets her neighbor, broody, sexy Mickey. A single father with his own problems. They can’t resist each other, but with their problems continuously keeping in their way, can Mickey give Ameli
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Jennifer Kyle
3.75 ~ 4 Stars

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I enjoyed this story but sadly KA totally lost me with the furniture shopping/decorating details (I’m just not a huge shopper and sadly not an heiress).

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The length of the story could have been cut down a bit without losing any of the story line. However, I loved that the main characters were mature, all the family drama, Alyssa, Josie and of course fight night.

Mickey was a good guy but on a scale of one to Jake (with Jake being a 10) he was like a 4 for me. I loved Amelia's strengt
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Geri Reads
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.7 to 4 stars!

I am so happy I read this book. I didn't read The Will and it's no secret that the last three or four KA titles I've read were disappointing but Soaring managed to hold my attention. I ended up enjoying it.

I liked Amelia. She was the perfectly flawed KA heroine. Her heroines to me have always been a perfect blend of ballsy and vulnerable, and Amelia perfectly embodies that. She's made a lot of mistakes that she's now paying for. Gawd, my heart broke for her. She was in a very bad
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

2.5 Completely Underwhelming Stars.


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Gosh, it pains me to do this but I simply can't rate this book any higher. I've never rated a single Kristen Ashley book under four stars but this one is an epic fail for me. In fact, I'm quitting at...get this...89%. Um, 89% in this marathon of a book is 16.5 hours of my time (and 9 reading days) GONE...so it's equivalent to three full length books. I almost never rate a DNF but with the time I spent reading this (time I'll never get back) I'm giving it a rat
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Natasha is a Book Junkie
“All my life, I was the girl who everyone thought had everything or could get it. But the only thing I ever wanted was a man like you.”

To encapsulate all the feelings that a Kristen Ashley novel stirs up in me is always an ambitious feat in itself, her stories being an extraordinary emotional journey beginning to end, and this book did not disappoint. Mickey and Amelia’s story moved me deeply, just as I expected it would, but the sheer beauty of their romance caught me by surprise. I never e
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~IreneOust~
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This book is why those of us who love Kristen Ashley, LOVE Kristen Ashley!

Review to be posted during the blog tour.
Brandi
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75-4 Stars

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In Soaring, you will find the classic KA formula. Alpha male, new friends, and TONS of shopping/decorating/fashion descriptions. I enjoyed Amelia's character and the family interactions were great, but the romance fell a little flat, Micky annoyed me a bit... I was expecting an epic romance, don't get me wrong, there were great moments, I just would have liked more.

“The mistakes we make in life don’t define us, Amy. The way we handle ’em after makin’ ’em do.”

Amelia is an heiress i
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Elizabeth
4.5 Soaring Stars

“The mistakes we make in life don’t define us, Amy. The way we handle ’em after makin’ ’em do.-Mickey

Soaring is the second book in the Magdalene series. It has the ideal KA formula. It has "the Alpha Male", beautiful heroine, amazing side kicks, a strong family focus on the family, and colorful text.

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Amelia Hathaway has just moved across the country to make amends with her children. She is on a journey to recreate herself. She has made some mistakes and yet has the resiliance to
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.25 Soaring stars!

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Heiress Amelia Hathaway has recently moved to Maine after following her ex husband, her children, and their new stepmom there. You see, Amelia's husband left her after almost twenty years of happy marriage for the woman he was cheating on her with. And Amelia? Well, she:
LOST
HER
SHIT.

But wouldn't you? After all those years of happiness thrown away by a woman 15 years younger than you? Well unfortunately, Amelia lost her shit and dragged her kids into it, which then turned th
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Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
I am tempted to buy this and crack it open coming off my Ride Steady high...but reading my friends' reviews has reminded me of the biggest reason why I should probably stay away:

I hate shopping.

And I heard that takes up like 40% of this mammoth, so...maybe next week...

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I said KA was no longer an auto-buy after the disaster that was Wild and Free, but I just can't seem to help myself...

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I just don't know if I feel like chin-lifting and "baby"-ing myself to death while
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Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
5 Soaring Stars

ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review

Soaring was an amazingly fantastic, ridiculously sexy, feel good read that proved once again why Kristen Ashley will forever remain my literary queen of romance. This love story embodied everything KA spoils me with - a unique and descriptive writing style, brilliant dialogue, an incredibly strong heroine, super hot dominant Alpha, a cast of secondary characters that stole my heart and passionate moments that set my kindle
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Wendy'sThoughts
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kristen Ashley Fans, Romance
4 Getting Everything You Need Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
It can seem from the outside looking in, a person "has the life". They have wealth, status, ease of life... they seem to have it all. But as we know, everything is never as it appears to be...and this is the lesson which is the core of Soaring, in my opinion.

Oh, there are so many other focuses and life lessons in this book... all laid out for us to see coming and experience...and we get to in the unique style of Kristen Ashley.


Now, here is w
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SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Check out this and my other reviews at My Blog


★Book Basics★

Genre : - Cont Romance
Series : - Book 2 in the series.
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating 3 stars

I have to say, overall, this is so far not my favourite series of hers.

In both this and book 1, I have struggled with the heroine. And while I loved Jake in The Will,
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Kathleen
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Story Rating ~ 4 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 4.5 Stars
Romance ~ 4 Stars
Heat Level ~ 3.5 Stars
Ending ~ 4 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 4 Stars

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While I did enjoy this book, I have to say it was not my favorite Kristen Ashley book. Half the time they were eating which made me hungry too LOL. I also felt that there was just a bit too much drama that seem to go on and on. Some of the drama was done really good and then some I felt was not necessary.

What really worked for me was I felt like I w
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Mysza
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**** 4,5 stars ****
Karen
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 STARS
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I’ve been waiting for this book for-freaking-ever. Needless to say Kristen Ashley is one of my go-to, favorite authors. And The Will, which is the first book in the Magdalene series was absolutely fantastic. So where does that leave us here?

Soaring is book two, and definitely in second place. While I really liked the story, I found the delivery a bit slow and uneventful. I didn’t dislike it in any way… in fact quite the opposite. But it just didn’t have that certain joie de
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S.M. West
5 SOARING STARS

“…falling in love didn’t feel like falling. It felt like soaring.”


This book has all that is wonderful about Kristen Ashley. If you are KA fan, you will LOVE this book. I’m soaring!!!



It's been a while since I've read KA so this was like visiting a BFF. It was so easy to kick back, grab a glass of wine, have a few laughs and feel great. Yes, it was long but we know KA is and there was a lot of detail to every scene but it's KA so what else would you expect? But in all, this was a
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
No review because I'm lazy :)
But gotta love me some KA. Though I'm thinking it could have been about 40% shorter without the shopping trips
♥Sharon♥
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow that was a long one. I guess I shouldn't be surprised right. KA books are normally long.

I enjoyed it but found it a tiny bit predictable. And as much as I enjoy the way KA describes every beautiful detail of places, people and things I found myself thinking a little less would have been better.

Minor details. :) I love all things Kristen Ashley So I will be looking forward to the conclusion of the Magdalene series with Coert's story.


Full review to come.
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
Could it be possible that I read too many Kristen Ashley’s books?



That’s the question I asked myself when I finished Soaring. Don’t get me wrong, Soaring was a beautiful read, I enjoyed most of it, and even teared up. No, I’m asking myself this question because some things in the book really felt repetitive and maybe formulaic for her to write. (Aha!) I’m usually rejoicing for long (LOOOONG) KA’s books but this one, I must admit, dragged a bit.



I waited for this book for months, you could say I wa
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
4.5 Trial by Fire Stars

SOARING...yep that is the exact feeling I get when I get lost in a KA gem. Perfect name for this book and for the way the characters made the story!

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Amelia Hathaway is lost...47 years old...filthy rich...poor in self. After completely losing it when her husband cheated then married within moments of finalizing the divorce, she embraced her rage. Her actions horrendous and her children caught in the middle, totally devastated. It is time to grow up and make the wrongs right
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NMmomof4
4 Stars (Originally read 3/27/2015)

3 Stars (Re-Read 11/2/2016)

Overall Opinion: I'm bummed to say that this rating is going down for me. I had it originally as a 4 star rating, but I'm going to put it as a 3. This pains me, because I had some fond memories of this book and I think the overall premise is one of the best KA has! I appreciated the fact that the h is trying to mend her relationship with her kids, and is struggling at the beginning to find her identity without them. I also loved t
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Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
This is like diving into a warm pool, welcoming and all consuming in its comforting perfection. It feels like a throwback to Kristen Ashley’s earlier books. Long, sweeping, and enthralling. Gah! I know I’m gushing, but I just can’t help myself. The all-consuming alpha male is KA’s masterpiece. She knows how to write it and she never fails to up her game with the men she creates. Mickey has been added to my short list of book boyfriends for sure.

Soaring is all about a woman that took a ride on th
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TeriLyn

5 Flash Stars

I was so excited to read this book after falling for Mickey Donovan in The Will. Once again Kristen Ashley did not disappoint. It's a simple life in Magdalene. I love the simplicity of peoples lives there and the only threat being that of drama not real danger. And since KA drama is so fun to read, bring it on.

The story of Mickey and Amelia truly embodies easy love. There's a connection, you feel it between them and you feel it for them thanks to KA's unique and beautiful storytell
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Kirsten
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angst-fest
4 Neighbor stars!

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Soaring is a book about moving on and starting over.

Amelia Hathaway, has left California and moved to the small town of Magdelene, Maine in order to follow her children. When her husband cheated on her her years ago, and left her, Amelia did not act as an heiress should. She's made mistakes and is ready to mend her relationship with the children who only see her once a month (and hold their own grudges as well).

On her first day in her new home, Amelia has a run-in with the ne
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