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Ashes to Ashes

(McClintock Security #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  58 reviews
He was the mistake I never forgot. Now my life depends on him.
When my husband cast me aside, the lies he told cost me everything. In the blink of an eye, I went from the darling of country music to a scorned woman who drank too much and went looking for solace in the arms of handsome, anonymous strangers.

But I’m sober now, and ready to launch my comeback tour. When a serie
Published December 13th 2017
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Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Rebecca Norinne Fans, Romance
3.5 Lots of Wrongs Making Them Right Stars
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Take the Young Country Singer married to Everyone's Favorite and then have her betrayed. Have her be the subject of Lyin', Cheatin' and all things Unholy from her Ex Superstar...and see what happens...

What happens is a need to drown ones sorrows the only way she knows doing her gigs and then hitting the booze and men...After all, if Mr. Beloved By All in Country Music is going to spread lies about her, she might as will li
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angsty, dramatic, and romantic!

Ashes to Ashes is a steamy adventure that introduces us to two main characters, Rae, a young singer recently sober who suddenly finds herself the target of an obsessed stalker, and Ash, the scarred, sexy bodyguard who will protect her at any cost.

The writing is sultry and smooth. The characters are flirty, vulnerable, and stubborn. And the plot sweeps you away into a push-pull storyline filled with smoldering chemistry, insatiable lust, emotion, suspense, violence,
Apr 11, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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He was the mistake she never forgot. Now her life depends on him.

Country music darling Rae Griffin is back. She's conquered her addictions, and she's ready for her comeback tour. But when a series of death threats begins to unravel her plans, Rae's team calls in the big guns for her protection. There's just one catch: her brand-new bodyguard turns out to be the one-night stand she never forgot—no matter how hard she tried.

Rae can fight it all she wants,
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Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
The minute I read the blurb to Ashes to Ashes I was intrigued. I loved the idea of a woman who found herself at the end of her rope who dragged herself up by the bootstrings to get back to who she was. I loved that Rae was not only strong and sexy but tough and sassy when she had to be. She knew she was her own worst enemy and would allow nothing to stand in her way or be the catalyst for a downward spiral again. For this reason I felt like Ash was the perfect guy for her. He literally saw Rae d ...more
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This was an enjoyable book full of angst with characters I really liked.

Rae was country music's rising star until her personal life fell apart. Her superstar husband betrayed her but his legions of fans turn on her. Rae meets Ash when she's on her downward spiral using drink drugs and sex to ease her pain. When she starts receiving threats she is reunited unexpectedly with one of her one nighters Ash.

I love reading about strong women and eventually that's what you get with Rae. After losing ever
The first book I read by Rebecca Norinne was Trying Sophie, the first book of the Dublin Rugby series. I found it while looking for second chance romances. Ashes to Ashes is also a second chance romance book but it’s different from Trying Sophie in that it’s a second chance for Ash and Rae to find true love with each other after realizing the people they thought were their first loves were not. Rae is a country singer superstar and Ash is a badass former Army Green Beret. Everything isn’t always ...more
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hold on for just a second while I put out the flames from this scorching hot and absolutely beautiful story. This book is very different from Rebecca's previous works. While her other books don't lack in the heat department, this one turns it up about 10 notches while still delivering the most beautiful love story. This book will slither it's way into your heart and soul and make you feel so satisfied.

Let's start with Rae. Rae is a tough cookie. She may have gone down a bad path in dealing with
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ashes to Ashes by Rebecca Norinne tells the story of Rae Griffin, the country darling who is making a comeback. She fought her demons and is now ready to move forward. But when her life is threatened, the man hired to protect her is the same one-night stand she never forgot.

I loved how strong Rae was. She hit rock bottom but lifted herself up. She was determined to move forward and put her past behind her. Ash had his own demons as well. He was strong, protective and a total alpha. He wanted to
Heather C
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, dec-2017
Ashes to Ashes is my first book by Rebecaa Norinne and I am so happy that I have discovered her and her work. From the start, I was instantly hooked into the story line. The writing was smooth and it was easy to connect to the characters. 

We all like the bodyguard romance stories, right? I mean, who wouldn't want a smoking hot bodyguard falling on their knees for you? I know I certainly wouldn't mind that. And while I can admit that there are a lot of these type of romance stories out there, Ash
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
When a story sticks with you, and keeps pinging around in your brain (okay, my brain) for a while (I was given a copy early) after reading it, it’s good.

How far down in the dumps can someone go? Rae hits bottom pretty far and hard, and while she’s on her way down sleeping with random men while on her concert tours, she sleeps with one memorable man who reaches her in a way no other has - but at the time, that’s the end of it. Two years later, we meet Ash again and we find out she’d hit a chord w
Ashes to Ashes, Dusk to Dusk who in the country world do you think were the muses for this story? I have a few that I thought in my head and the man was a mix between a few country men to be one whole. The girl is a given. You may have it all, but it can go in the blink of an eye as we all know. Just ask Rae, she may be a successful country star, but her life is far from perfect. She numbs her pain with sex and alcohol; however, that’s all they are is one-night stands. She my turn her life aroun ...more
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ashes to Ashes
by Rebecca Norinne
WOW! Ms. Norinne sure does pack a punch! Since being targeted by a stalker, Rae Griffin, superstar sex and alcohol addict, needs a body guard. The man chosen for that position is the same man she sent on his way after a wild one night stand. She originally met him in a bar, now he's her "keeper". Both of these characters are drawn to each other, for good or bad. What ensues is nothing short of thrilling. They both have their own deep seated issues that t
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am new to Rebecca's book ... she has been on my TBR list and I am happy 2 jump on her bandwagon (so to speak) and check out what is does write and all that jazz ... gorgeous cover. look forward to seeing what else she does write in the future. This is a bad boy, with a horrible past to shallow kind of read ..nothing say that Rae doesn't have her own struggles through her musical work. What life does have some baggage no matter what you do or say? Quick read. If I recall I got it free on Amazon ...more
Laurie Beemer
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a novel that contained suspense, romance, twists and turns that kept me enthralled from the final page. The characters in this book were so fun to read and learn about and this made the book an amazing story. The feistiness and determination that Rae showed made me fall in love with her. When she finds herself in a dangerous situation what happens to career and her spunk? The chance to learn what can make her happy, just might lie with the person who is protecting her. Thank you for all ...more
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had some very intense moments in it  and from the beginning I was hooked.

Rae is trying desperately to get over her ex but the non stop drinking, and the endless men who she doesn't know in her bed are bringing her to the rock bottom but one night stays in her mind and a year later when she has fought her addiction to drinking she is now having to get protection for her life and in walks him the man who she still thinks of , they both have pasts that they have to fight against but they
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such an unbelievable story! I absolutely loved it. Ash and Rae are real characters. full of history and emotion and flaws. They really are two broken halves of the same whole.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
They had a one night stand and two years later, he's now going to be her bodyguard. They've thought about each other since that night, but he didn't even know who she was until he just walked into the room. He's the one that can make things better for her, even though he believes the opposite. When they are hiding from her stalker, just the two of them in the house, they can't manage to stay professional and find all they need in each other. ...more
Ola Adamska
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2017
They are Both broken and they can't deny they feel something.
It started as a one-night stand and was supposed to end There. After few years Rae's life is in danger and she needs a bodyguard. And he will be Ash her one-night stand. Sparkle flies. She can't stop thinking about him. Will she allow him to have her in complete submission? Only that will mean they have something.
Ash didn't know Rae when they had one night. Now he knows her. And his dark side needs control over her. Will he allow her t
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rae's story starts out like a fictionalized version of Miranda Lambert's musical career and the aftermath of her marriage to Blake Shelton. I kept flipping through the pages because her vulnerability & her running from her pain, and even her hitting bottom felt so real and relatable. It was impossible to read the story without her hurt reaching palpably through the pages to you. She is ready to let the world know her pain and hear her side of the story of her marriage, in the best way she knows: ...more
Rebecca Norinne
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
ASHES TO ASHES is darker than my other books, but after listening to Miranda Lambert's VICE on loop all spring, I knew I had to write a story about a singer who'd hit rock bottom and how she clawed her way back to the top (with the help of one hell of an alpha by her side). I hope you enjoy Rae and Ash despite their many flaws, and that you'll embrace this story about the healing power of love.

Jen Taylor
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rae and Ash are two wounded souls living life, when fate brings them together not once, but twice. The second meeting allows them to explore their attractions further, while Ash protects Rae from a serious threat. The only part I didn't like? Having to wait until fall for the second half. This book is hot! ...more
Samantha Jayne Grubey
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2017
"Such great writing, Rebecca Norinne does not disappoint"

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Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading this new story by Rebecca Norinne and I had the last proof about what I already knew: I love her books and they're definitely my cup of tea.
She changes the settings of her novels, changes her characters, but her skills to give life to intense stories are still the same, she captures and she could make you feel the emotions through what her characters are living and feeling.
I like the way this author see things, her idea of ​​how a relationship works, she gets under my skin, allowing me t
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rae Griffin first meets Ash Devereaux just as she’s about to hit rock bottom. Even through the fog of alcohol and despair, she recognises in him something that makes her feel. Something that makes her want him to understand her. Though she responds to him both physically and emotionally, Rae turns her back on Ash, afraid to reach out, and spirals further down…

18 months of sobriety later, Rae might be slowly winning her internal battles but the battles being waged by her ex-husband are still ongo
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just WOW, what an exciting and emotion journey the author will take you on with Ashes to Ashes. The book is very well written and with characters you will come to love (and maybe want to bop their heads together on occasions). They will tear your heart out with their inner struggles yet have you smiling and wishing for a HEA on occasions when things go right.

Our heroine, country singer Rae Griffin, hits rock bottom with her husband divorces her and starts spreading horrendous lies. Due to a Pre
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He was the mistake I never forgot. Now, my life depends on him.

I’m back, bitches! I’ve conquered my addictions, and I’m ready for my next world tour. But when a
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Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: celeste
Rae Griffin is destroyed and almost ruins her life as a country singer when her famous husband Ford humiliates her in an interview and announces he is filling for divorce. Once the country’s sweetheart, Rae instantly becomes the most hated celebrity. So, if everyone is going to think it about her, she might as well do it.  Rae spirals down to rock bottom sleeping and drinking her way across the country in a blur of concerts and one-night stands.  

Now two years later Rae is clean and sober and is
Julianne Macneil
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this book as part of an arc program. I loved this book, it was an emotional ride about a young woman name Rae who was a recovering alcoholic and was in danger from a stalker. Rae was a country music star and she was divorced from another singer. Rae was blindsided with the divorce and because of a gag clause in her prenup, she could never reveal the true story of her marriage. Her ex-husband made her life difficult and she turned to drinking and sex to try to numb things. One drunken nigh ...more
Sassy Southern
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love protector for hire books and this one did not disappoint! I was hooked from the very first page and could not put this book down. There was lots of action and drama within the pages as well as some VERY hot and steamy moments. The chemistry between Ash and Rae is off the charts and as hard as they try to deny it, they both are being drawn together. There is also major suspense going on because the reason Rae and Ash are thrown together is because there is a dangerous stalker out to get he ...more
Rachel Russell
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book by Rebecca Norinne and it was the blurb that intrigued me and I was really surprised about how much this one really got my attention. I've read other books with a similar theme, but Ashes to Ashes took it to another level. It was a brilliant read, it had me hooked from the first chapter. Reading how Rae hits rock bottom in her life with booze and sleeping with a whole lot of men and then slowly begins to build herself back up with the help of Ash Devereaux when an obsession ...more
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USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Norinne writes sexy romance from the heart. When not banging away at the keyboard, she is watching rugby, playing board games, or drinking a pint of craft beer.

Originally from California, she now resides in New England with her husband and two cats where she is renovating a house built in the 1700s and trying valiantly not to be eaten alive by mosquitos.

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