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(Flames & Ashes #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  29 reviews

When Jaxxon Reginhardt walks into my gym, my rigidly structured existence begins to crumble. He’s a beast of a man, the personification of power, and more beautiful than any man has a right to be. He’s everything I avoid. Everything I fear. Yet, the second I see him, something deep within me roars to life. He makes me want. He sets my body aflame with just a look
Kindle Edition, 496 pages
Published January 7th 2019
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Carla Bulian
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
This one was difficult.
Liked the H but he at the beginning was being typical man whore material but he got better and turn out to be great!
The h was so hot and cold that sometimes it looked like I was reading another book.
She goes from someone strong and put together to a nerve wreaking mess in a,snap of fingers.
The story basically revolve around her not trust him and open to him. She is in terapy for years and still.

Its predictable from beginning that they were connected some how with the ge
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am kind of angry because I was so immersed into this book and I got to the end and it wasn’t the end ! It was a cliffhanger . So I loved Valentina and she had a terrible past. Jaxxon was such a good alpha hero . He was a divorced father of two and always put his kids first and Valentina encouraged it . Jaxxon even treated his ex wife respectfully and there was no ex drama. It was a refreshing story and from page one I couldn’t turn away. The cliffhanger was not something I saw coming and now p ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very interesting

First time reading this author. This book dealt with some pretty serious issues that were handled with care. Interesting storyline and characters. It does end on a cliffhanger.
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is A-MA-ZING

I got frustrated because I couldn't spend time reading as much as I wanted!

Jaxx is a hell of a man!

Valentina, what a heroine! =D

Get it, read it!
Charity Cunningham
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Phoenix by Carolyn Anthony was an Excellent Raw Read, With Heart! The power of the characters development was an emotional rollercoaster! Just Wow! I will definitely be looking for more from this Author!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jann Gray
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was just amazing. Well written, story line was unforgettable and it was a "I could not put it down" book. Loved it. Can't wait for more of this author

Received from Booksprout
Ursula  Parenteau
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I became addicted to the main characters, Valentina and Jaxxon, pretty quickly. I couldn't put the book down and needed to see how it ended. I will warn there is some dark subject matter in the book. It was not disturbing but actually made you want to see things through to then and how Valentina pushes through. Definitely worth a good read :) ...more
From the very first chapter of this book, the author managed to draw me in and I had a NEED to know what happened as well as what would happen next.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers but I can say that this book is very emotional and does carry a warning trigger as the heroine, Valentina, has flashbacks / memories of a traumatic past. The hero, Jaxx, is every woman’s dream man (or at least mine) but nothing too OTT as his character is still very believable and has his own flaws and past.

Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book managed to grab and hold on to my attention immediately and made it nearly impossible to finish quicker than I did. Valentina, the lead character, was a character whose rough exterior, commitment to work and self-placed pressure was something that I see in myself and other people I love and admire. The author greatly shows her ability to push herself and experience new aspects of her life in an authentic and relate-able manner.

Jaxxon comes off as a realistic divorced dad, whose commitm
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy Sh*t this book was intense and I loved every minute of it. This book drew me in so much I was sneaking off every chance I got to read just a little bit of it. This book is Gritty and dark and deals with intense issues, but even with all that it is a romance, a love story and a story of strength.
Traumatized by a dark past Valentina's one goal in life is to survive. Living in the shadow of her past Valentina craves order and strength, she is unwilling to trust and open her heart or life to a
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is dark and light. Toni has a terrible past that left her scarred in more ways than one. From the very first page I was hooked and throughout the book I wondered what had happened. She is traumatized and doesn’t trust people. She meets Jaxxon at the gym who could very well be the next Fabio in looks but he is the perfect man, understanding, funny and sexy as all get out. The story is quite emotional, a bit of a roller coaster but the writer does it wonderfully. This is my first book fr ...more
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was really good. The characterizations were spot on and lovely. The story was emotional and heartfelt and REAL. I really loved this story...


The last 3 pages completely changed the whole characterization of one of the characters and now this book is having a sequel. That was truly disappointing. This book ended well and the story was wrapped, why push for a second part with a weak line...I just don't understand these authors sometimes.
Tina Wallace
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This was one gut wrenching book but because of Valentina’s sheer determination to try and be normal it ended up being one of the best books with an actual story line that could’ve really happened. Jaxxon was the greatest leading man and made this an absolute HEA. His sheer love and grit to never give up, especially on Valentina makes your heart swoon. Such a well written book and I can’t wait for the next.
Kim Mccormick
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jaxx and Valentina are fabulous!

This a new author to me, but you better believe she will be a one-click from now on! The depth of feeling, the real fears and insecurities are top notch. The harrowing story, told in fits and spurts until later in the book, is horrific. The amount of courage and STRENGTH in just living is phenomenal. Well done, and anxious for part two!
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a super hot but emotional roller coaster of a read! Beware, it is dark and may be a trigger for some. Also, it does end in a heck of a cliffhanger. I enjoyed this story for the most part. The chemistry between the characters is off the charts. Jaxxon and Valentina's story is very captivating I just hate the cliffhanger. I do look forward to reading "Guardian". ...more
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My heart broke and I cried. This was such a good story. The flashbacks, the pain, the insecurities, the a**hole ex. I loved the humorous parts, the wild and screaming hot sex, the cougar aspect, the overwhelming love of this story. I can't wait for more.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Katie Hellems
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow this was a fantastic read, Jaxxon and Valentina's story will suck you in from start to finish and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, the characters were well developed and the storyline flowed smoothly I definitely recommend reading you won't be disappointed
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Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a dark and fascinating book. It was really well written and emotionally gut-wrenching. I loved it and I could not put it down. I would recommend this book to all!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Valentina has a troubled past and doesn't trust anyone. She meets Jaxxon at the gym and feels a connection to him. Jaxxon has his own problems. These two were a great couple and I really enjoyed this story. A good read.

I received a copy of this book via Booksprout and am leaving a review.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved Jaxx & Valentina's story. It was so raw & sexy. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book. ...more
Michelle Fortune
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You immediately fall into the book and do not want to leave. You will laugh, cry and be on the edge of your seat throughout this book. I cannot wait to see what will happen in the next book. The ins and outs of this book will make you reevaluate how you act towards your own love ones.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
Silly terms of endearment weaken a book they do.
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first of Carolyn's books I've had the pleasure to read and review. I can't wait to read more. I so loved reading this book. String characters and a great story line. ...more
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!
Lisa Baffi
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Five stars!!!

I loved this story!! The way Jaxxon was able to show Valentina she was loveable, beautiful, and could trust was beautiful. I also loved the steamy sex scenes.
Tera Comer
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This book was well written with a story line that was unforgettable. The characters and world building are well developed and fit perfectly together.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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