From Ashes To Flames
Dr. Greydon West had it all … or at least that’s what everyone said.
The broody, single father of two was nothing like I’d imagined.
He was my boss … I was the nanny.
Hot-tempered and regimented, with spreadsheets for everything, he had me wondering why he’d ever had kids in the first place.
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I burned a slow death with this read. I am one of those readers that thrive on angst. Yet..... I’m one that Thrives on getting a happily ever after. Let me say this to you all, my heart is battered, beaten, and it is pounding with so much love right now. This book tore me apart with all the sadness, it shattered me with all the hurt, then it put me back together with the healing, it warmed me with the love, and it ultimately reminded me why I love this author’s writing. Hello ...more
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I had it all—the dream job, a wonderful boyfriend, a fabulous life.
Or that’s what I thought.
Then my life took an unexpected turn and I found myself working as a nanny for the hot-tempered Dr. West.
He and his regimented spreadsheets and rude attitude were more than anyone should have to take.
If that jerkface thought he could order me around, he’d better think again.
Then one day I discovered his secrets, which explained why he ...more
The characters when they stands alone, I can connect with them. But when the characters finally connect, I am lost. I think its because of the writing. It is more direct writing and not give so much drama, swoon worthy writing. The drama, the twist are not highlighted and developed properly. The connectio ...more
From Ashes To Flames was a fun and light contemporary romance. I love stories with single fathers and this story fit perfectly into that category. I fell in love with Grey's children: Aaron (one year old) & Kinsley (six year old) right away. Especially Kinsley was just the cutest little girl, she was just so sweet and curious. When Grey loses his wife he hires a nanny to take care of his children while he is working. He was a moody and ar ...more
It amaze me how patient and lovely was Marin with kids, and she didn’t have any previous experience and she was an only child! My heart squeezed a lot during first pages: motherless children, broken widowed man...
It was a slowburn, but did it hurt sometimes. I cried for Marin, with a lot of Kleenex!
She was such a strong woman, she didnt give a sh*t for her employer, she spoke her mind.
And Grey, ooh, Grey, poor man, such a tragedy, but he did have his HEA!
Emotionally, I want to rate this lower but I will not deny I was committed to seeing this story through to its end and it kept me turning the page. Ultimately the goods outweighed the bad - but the bad for me was an especially hard pill to swallow.
Quick synopsis: Grey lost his wife in a tragic accident right after he found out she had been cheating. He is left coping, angry, and failing miserably at his attempt to raise two kids. Marin has also had a bad run of luck and has been licking ...more
From Ashes To Flames was a nice read.
Marin and Greydon can't be more different from each other but that only makes them even more perfect and they are complementary.The broody 41 year old doctor found his match with the colorful mid twenties nanny.
Their love story was a slow burn,and thanks to that it was more believable,but the pace was never dragging,on the contrary there were a couple of plot twists that kept me on my toes while reading.
This story grabbed and held my attention from start to
The writing is fantastic, the plot never drags, and you will totally be cheering for these two and hugging your kindle in the end. It's just a wonderful, FIVE STAR journey.
Don't miss it!
Greydon knew what he had to do to never go through what he was going through, but Marin had a way of getting under his skin and I couldn't help but laugh because she was a total hoot!! The more the ...more
I have two MAJOR weaknesses when it comes to books: kids and forbidden love. This book had both of those!!!
From Ashes To Flames was a slow burning romance that had me at the edge of my seat anticipating who'd make the first move. While it was a story about love it was also about second chances, healing, and moving on. What I REALLY loved was that the two children were never put on the backburner. They were just as important as the hero and heroine.
I'm VERY eager for the rest of the West Brothe ...more
This was a new to me author and I enjoyed her book immensely. It was entertaining throughout. I especially loved the heroine Marin. She did what she thought was best , always stood up for herself. Grey was awesome and it was understandable why did he act the way he did. You could feel his pain. Marin was a great partner for him. The book was comparatively less steamy , the focus was more on the character’s development.
But the person I adored and loved the most was kensley ( grey’s daug ...more
❤ OMG!! ❤ I couldn’t handle all the LOVE I had for this book!!! I was absolutely blown away by this story which will definitely be a re-read soon.
Usually I’m not a huge fan of age difference in a book but I didn’t mind it in this case because both characters were old enough for my liking. I was also glad that it wasn't one of those daddy romances because although there was a 15-year age gap, the heroine was already 26 and mature enough to handle a 41 year old man so that I never had the feeling ...more
From Ashes to Flames is the first book the West Brother's series by A.M. Hargrove. I jump at the chance to read anything by this author because I just know it will be angsty and heart wrenching and captivating. I quite enjoyed the beginning of this book. Grey and Marin have a slow burn romance but my problem was when Grey suddenly started showing interest in Marin. I felt like it way too sudden and totally contradictory of Grey's usual attitude and character. It wasn't really that credi ...more
Well AM Hargrove has done it once again!! I know when i read her words I'll be hooked from start to finish. And From Ashes to Flames was another example of PERFECTION! I devoured this book in a setting. I just couldn't put it down.
We have Marin the sexy, smart nanny. And Grey the handsome workaholic dad. What starts as very slow burn nanny/single dad relationship becomes more.
Am Hargrove's writing style is fantastic, the plot engaging, and characters you will LOVE!! Another 5 st ...more
~ 5 Polka Dot Stars ~
FULL REVIEW to come on Release Day.... Another GREAT read from A.M. Hargrove. This is a MUST READ when it comes out.
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What an emotional rollercoaster ride!!!
I went from yelling at my kindle to laughing to falling in love and even blushed a time or two ;) This story had me all over the place. But that is pretty common when you read a book written by A.M. Hargrove. She isn’t ...more
Grey is a tortured hero through and through. His suffering and struggle bleeds from the pages. Even though he’s bitter and moody, my heart melted for him. He’s a man I want to root for. Cir ...more
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ❤~🌟~❤4.5 HEART-MELTING STARS! ❤~🌟~❤
HOLY FREAKING SWOOOOON! I just devoured the most freaking amazing single dad romance with an enemies to lovers twist! Pure emotionally-charged, HEART-THROBBING perfection! It had everything I adore in a second chance book. Grumpy a-hole with heart of gold. Sweet yet feisty nanny. Taboo age gap. The cutest kids on the planet. Love and laughter. Drama and angst and passion galore! And epic feeeeels!!
I first fell in love with A.M. Ha ...more
From Ashes to Flames is the first book by author A.M. Hargrove I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I love when a female character is different from your typical heroine and Marin was delightfully different. She had a wicked sense of humor and style that intrigued Grey. But what I really loved was her interactions with the kids. Watching her fall just as hard for Grey's kids as she was falling for their dad was entertaining.
When Grey finally let down his guard with Marin, he was all sexy, dir ...more
Marin's first impression of her new employer,' the-older-but-oh-so-sexy Dr West', was that he was a rude a-hole and if it wasn't for his cute children she would pu ...more
I love A.M. Hargrove and was beyond thrilled when I found more book of hers in the Kindle Unlimited program!
What a firecracker of a tale this was to read. I devoured in A few short hours. A tragic event in the beginning leading to an epic love story kids in all. I loved and can't wait to meet the other brothers in more detail.
Talk about starting off with a bang! I was all “Seriously? Really?...Damn!” because there is no slow and steady build up. You’re tossed right into the thick of things and then you’re off and running as Marin and Grey collide and find that neither is exactly what they believe the other to be and that they may just be exactly what they never knew they wanted and needed.
I loved and adored Marin from the very beginning. No questions about it and though she did hit a bit ...more
aaaand VOILA! You got yourself this journey of a book.
I love me some angst-filled story that heals the characters along the way. and if the couple were healing each other - as it's the case here- it's even better!
Marin needed a reality dose and a kick ...more
Steam level - High
Angst - Low/ Medium
OW/OM drama - No
A slow burn nanny and employer book.... A great combination. Marin was down and out because she had no job prospects and her asshole of her boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend! (I know, cliche right!!!!!)
Then there's Grey, a doctor. His asshole of a wife has been cheating in him for a long time and on the day he finds out she's cheating, she dies with her lover in a plane crash. Now he's left with 2 adorable kids and someone ...more
I absolutely adored the book From Ashes to Flames! Anytime I see a Single Dad romance, I can't help but fall in love, and while Dr. Grouch was sometimes hard to love, he was melting my heart by the end of my read. This book was an easy read for me, I was in the right mood to read it, and I flew through it in one day.
Marin seems to be quite the unlucky lady in life- it doesn't get much worse than walking in on your boyf ...more
Grey was a cardiologist and dad of a seven year old little girl and a 10 month old little boy. He had lost his wife but it’s a complicated situation. That’s where Marin comes in. She’s actually a journalist but also went thru something simila ...more
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