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Out of the Ashes

(Out of #2)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  607 ratings  ·  176 reviews
From USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt...
Phoenix /fēniks/: (in classical mythology) a unique bird inhabiting the Arabian Desert that burned itself on a funeral pyre before rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.

This isn’t mythology, it’s war, and Hendy is left in the hands of Hell’s cruelest gatekeepers.

His team is killed before his ve
Published May 9th 2017
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Olga therebelreader
This book deals with some heavy stuff but handles it really well. Hendy is so traumatized from his captivity abuse, suffering PTSD, and with each page of the book he is slowly healing. He meets Presley who is compassionate, sweet and loving. These two complement each other in so many ways.
The story is heartbreaking and emotional with bits of hope and sweetness! Sensitively written with a depth of emotion, character and understanding that is guaranteed to pull at the heart strings. This is a br
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing

“I see you. As you are.”

Wowww!! I just finished OUT OF THE ASHES by RC Boldt and I am so overcome with emotion it feels as if my heart is gonna explode out of my chest! I am a SUCKER for wounded warrior tales but this book...OMG...NO WORDS for what this sweet, swoony, tender-hearted romance did to me. If you are looking for a sizzling hot love story with charm, humor and a healthy dose of angst then this book is for you!!

This is the third novel I have read by
Jessica Alcazar
Well now .... this was exceptional!

To call this book an emotional read would be an understatement. It was spiritual. It grabs your soul and doesn't let go. It's a story of growth and survival. The trauma that Hendy survives is unthinkable but it is real. It happens. Daily. This situation has never touched me personally but I know good writing when I read it. I know intelligent and thought out writing when I read it. And this was it and so much more. It was compassionate and it was loving and it
J.B. McGee
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From time to time, a story captures me and won't let me go. I couldn't put Out of the Ashes down. The struggle the main character goes through to realize that beauty is more than skin deep combined with the humor and sexiness that sizzles off the page had me reading as fast as I could. That is, until I was close to the end and realized I was about to have one of the biggest book boyfriend hangovers of my life. Out of the Ashes has everything, and RC Boldt's writing just gets better and better. T ...more
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
It took me a few days to gain my composure after reading this book. I still dont think I can adequately find the words to express how much I loved this book. Hendy is home from a horrible experience. He was sent to get some help through a local doctor. One who had left him at a loss for words. He had been so guarded and a hermit that he wasn't ready for the one woman who could possibly turn his life around..But the question is, was he ready for her? Could he give her everything she needs and des ...more
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
May 16, 2017 marked it as not-interested-anymore
Shelves: d-n-f, cheating
Take a shot everytime I come across a book where the heroine emotionally cheats on her boyfriend/fiancee/husband/significant other and the book ends up with the boyfriend/fiancee/husband/significant other cheating on her, just to justify the whole thing.

I'm bored.
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh, my dear sweet Hendy. I loved this installment in the Out Of series. I knew to expect some heart-wrenching details about his time as a POW, and I certainly got that. But I also got a strong hero who fought his way back into the world of the living, to make himself happy and to be enough for our heroine. It was such a sweet story. Looking forward to the next book!
Sandie - Books and Tequila Book Blog
4.5 stars

Ever since I finished Out of Love by RC Boldt at Christmas, I have been hounding the poor woman for the next book in this series. She build up the suspense surrounding Hendy early in Out of love, so to say I was excited when Out of Ashes dropped on my kindle is an understatement.

Christiano Hendixson knows as Hendy is a navy seal but different than most. Naturally, he is still a badass but he is damaged, both mentally and physically. When he meets his new chiropractor, Presley Cole, he
Carol Seymour
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If it were possible, I would rate this book as a 10 star book. RC Boldt has created the perfect mix for this book. She has incorporated the right amount of romance, humor and emotion/angst. Hendy has returned "from the dead". After losing his entire unit in Afghanistan, Hendy is captured and tortured for almost 2 years. When he is rescued, the torture has left deep scars physically and emotionally. When he returns to the states and has exhausted all forms of treatment but wishes to avoid narcoti ...more
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Out of the Ashes is the second book in R.C. Boldt’s Out of… series, but it works perfectly fine as a standalone novel. If you have read other Boldt books, including the prior book in the series, you will have a better understanding of the side characters in this one, but it is not necessary to enjoy Out of the Ashes.

Out of the Ashes is a story of healing, one that packs a serious punch throughout. You’re pulled in deep, you fall in love with the characters, and you’ll find yourself happy to devo
Dannah Leizl
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

“You should own it. You rose from the ashes.”

The characters are interesting –both the leads and the minor. Presley’s character is sweet, while Hendy’s character is mysterious. In the end, they balance each other out.
I like the plot, and I love all the scenes in the book, especially when Presley got drunk – that scene was hilarious.
The pace is realistic – the characters falling in love doesn’t seem rushed, and the ending is just perfect.
Overall, it is a really good book. It has drama and come
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Out Of The Ashes
RC Boldt
5 stars

This is just a wow read. An emotional read. A read with a connection for those of us tied to the military. Exceptional.

This book can be read as a standalone however I encourage you to read Out of Love prior to this release. You do still stay in touch with all of the characters you meet in the first book. Foster and Noelle are here as well as our other heros and band of brothers.

Hendy and Presley -- someone who sees a man and a man who needs to see himself -- This
Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
Christ on a cracker - the things Cristiano (“Hendy”) Hendrixson just did to my heart. I knew his story would pack an emotional punch. I knew he'd leave a mark. I entered into this story already half in love with him but now? Ugh. I’m sitting here all twitterpated and starry eyed because Hendy just carved out a permanent place for himself in my heart.

I adore wounded heroes. For reasons I can't quite put my finger on, this is one of my favorite tropes. I think it's the element of rising above the
Crystal Singer
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Ashes was.....without a top favorite RC Boldt book to date! It was INCREDIBLE. A story full of emotion, love, friendship, and of course hotness, that I simply could not put down. I read it in one sitting. I adore this group of friends. But this story was different from the others. What Hendy had to endure was unlike anything I could imagine. I wanted to wrap my arms around him. And Presley was for sure the perfect woman for him. Strong, independent, loving, sure and stead ...more
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
This was another great story by RC Boldt's and probably my favorite to date. I loved Henley despite how much he has gone through in the past. My heart would break for him at times. I think him and Presley were perfect for each other and I loved the development of their friendship and how the story progressed. They have great chemistry and there are some hot scenes throughout. The book deals with tough issues that both characters are facing and this is beautifully written. The story has a great p ...more
Petrina Huffstater
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Did you say Ex Military Seal with a damaged soul and scarred who meets a kind smart loving Doc??? A book that will give me more feels than EVER?
Yes Yes Yes!!!

My mind and heart are still trying to come back to reality and NOPE they don't want to. Out of the Ashes completely took my life over. And I say that with lots of LOVE. It's been a bit since a story touched my soul in a way I will never forget. From the beginning, I was drawn to Hendy and the unimaginable pain and torture he barely surviv
Reflections of a Book Geek
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-from-author, r
5 Stars

I knew if we ever got a book about Hendy he would steal my heart from Foster and I wasn't mistaken, we hear about Hendy being captured in Out Of Love and I knew his book would really touch me if we ever got one. This book can be read as a standalone but I definitely recommend you read Out Of Love first, you will get some background of the other characters and understand the dynamics of their relationships.

Hendy has suffered for over a year at the hands of terrorists and comes back statesi
Becky Cox
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Out of the Ashes is thought provoking and eye opening to the emotional turmoil of our soldiers. There is so much that they endure that the general public is unaware. Hendy returns stateside after a tragic event. He is left scarred inside and out. The alternating points of view gave me an insight into Hendy's pain and anger.

Presley is a chiropractor who has been assigned by the VA to help alleviate some of Hendy's chronic pain. She is compassionate, funny and great at her job. I connect
Books 2 Blog
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ive followed this series and loved every book from the very first one, but this one, this one was different in so many ways. Of course i loved it infact its probably my favourite one yet.

Hendy, oh boy Hendy my heart broke for him so many times, im talking tears running down my cheek without even realising i was crying. I needed him to get a HEA, not a want but a need.

This books touches issues such as PTSD and it hit really close to home for me, i had to stop several times and just catch my bre
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I freaking loved this book!
Ok I have to be honest with each book in the Teach Me and Out of Series I have fallen more in love with this group of characters, and have been dying for Hendy's story. RC Boldt did not disappoint! Hendy has gone through some shit and in the beginning he was struggling to find himself on the other side. But with the love and support from his friends and a good woman he rises like the Phoenix. Presley was perfect. She was kind, loving, intelligent, and honest. I loved
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hendy and Presley are the best! This book is about loving yourself because you can't expect someone else will. Hendy is a wounded vet who hasn't fully come to terms with the fact he's all scarred up. Inside and out. Presley is a chiropractor and alternative medicine practitioner. Once they meet, it's on. They is some other man drama, but he was a sleeze who didnt appreciate her. A must read! ...more
Chasing The Words  Book Blog
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing, touching, kick@ss book by R.C. Boldt.

My most favorite part about reading one of R.C. Boldt's books is that at the end of the day it always comes down to family and how they have each other's back no matter what. Blood relation or doesn't matter. My heart broken for Hendy. I personally have no idea the pain and suffering he went through but the emotions that R.C. Boldt put forth in Out Of The Ashes made you feel like you were right there and just wanted to give the big
Charli (charlithebookprincess)
***I received an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review***

Wow! What an emotional roller coaster! I read Out of Love first and was very intrigued by Hendy's story and was expecting to get more answers than I did in this book. (view spoiler) So if you are looking for more of a romantic suspense then this is not the book for you. The suspense ta
The Book Bee
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
"I see you."

Once again, RC Boldt has shared a love story that gave me butterflies and massive smiles. I really enjoy the stories that I've read of hers so far. I loved Clam Jam and now I can add Out of the Ashes to that list! I am going to jump backwards and dive into Out of Love here soon because there is a character I want to "meet" in that book. RC Boldt is most definitely on my "to read" list now.

ALL OF THE CHARACTERS in this series are ones that I am most definitely
Up All Night Book Addict
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews, read-2017
Boldt's writing just gets better and better. Each book of hers I read seem to fight over the previous books as my favorite. I am not sure how she does it, but she makes me want to read romance. She pulls me in and doesn't let go!

Hendy's story is one of my favorite romance stories. Seriously, how could you not love him and want to see him with his own HEA? Tortured, self-loathing and lost. At the same time, a gentlemen of his own right. I knew from the start of this book that I was in for a great
Marieke ~ Marieke's Books
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Out of the Ashes ~ 4.5 stars

Out of the Ashes is the latest book by RC Boldt. It’s a standalone story, but the characters from previous books by the author play a part in this book. In Out of Love, Hendy went missing, his faith unknown. I knew RC Boldt wouldn’t let a man go missing like that, and I’m glad she gives us his story. I love Hendy and Presley.
“Because you make me feel everything.”

Hendy is a changed man. Being kept captive and tortured for almost two years by ISIS in Afghanistan
Books Laid Bare
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have read so many books that when I have the opportunity to discuss them with my fellow bloggers and readers I get told that the book made them sob or brought them to tears, and often I haven’t had the same experience… but with this book I can’t say that, because it obviously takes something of absolute quality to bring on the tears and this had that quality in spades!
The story is very well written and the characters are fantastic.
It may not seems like it straight off the bat but Hendy is the
Char Sowers
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
RC Boldt has written a sexy, poignant, thoughtful, and very moving romance featuring multifaceted characters and a compelling storyline. "Out of the Ashes" features Cristiano "Hendy" Hendrixson, who was mentioned in RC Boldt's previous book, "Out of Love". He's an ex-POW who was held hostage and tortured in Afghanistan for over a year before he was rescued. His back is completely scarred but most the entire left-side of his face is the most noticeable. The most insidious, however, are his intern ...more
Wit & Wonder Books
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided by the author for an honest review***

Out of the Ashes (Out of #2) by R.C. Boldt is a standalone Ex-Military romance with a broken hero and chiropractor/ naturopathic doctor who’s stuck in a rut. This is an utterly heartbreaking story about a love that is true and deeply inside of you.

Cristiano “Hendy” Hendrixson was Special Forces in the Military when he was captured by terrorist and tortured for information for a year. The scars Hendy suffered were external and internal, after
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