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Ashes

(The Bleeding Hearts #3)

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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  744 ratings  ·  160 reviews
Fate is as fickle as an unattended flame, you never know what’s going to happen—and sometimes all that’s left are the ashes.
Twice now my life has been altered by the choice of someone else.

The first time I was ten; when my mom got married she moved us into a better neighborhood, which meant I had to leave behind everything and everyone I loved.

The second time was six years
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Published October 26th 2021
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 ⚔Irunía⚔
1.5 starsWhen 3 guys leisurely take turns at one girl or the reverse harem book gone wrong ...✨

Finally! I pushed through.

This story is absolutely sacrilegious, in my humble opinion, to the first two books in the series that remain in my very short *absolute favourites* list. I daresay that the decision to make this book a part of the Torment series was very infelicitous for 2 reasons:

1) it narrowed down the book's reading audience (a lot of people who know nothing about the first two probably
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Mareeva
2.8 stars

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I seriously have no clue what people consider spoilers, but for the sake of not offending anyone's sensibilities....

🛑MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD🛑

believe me, no one is more saddened by that rating than me.

To put into perspective just how sad I am:
⇉ I hyped this book up like no other.
⇉ I sent every minuscule update about it to my rats *cough* friends
⇉ I stalked all the posts the author shared
⇉ Got my hands on a damn ARC
⇉ I JOINED HER FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR GOD'S SAKE
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Now I am sitting in midst of
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TJ ☾
Oct 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: dark-or-taboo
-2.75 stars-

me every time i read a RH book:

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okay so the players

vail: the leader. idk what else to say about him. hot?

lee: irrelevant. the 'funny carefree' character in RH books that is always there but never necessary. and how DARE this man rip off my bby shay w that spanking scene 🔪🔪🔪🔪 i swear i felt shay's spirit resurrect from the pits of hell going

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like i KNOW y'all are not tryna to play shay like he's average??? i-

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but moving on to what's really important -

shaw: SWEET BBY ANGEL VIRGIN KING WI
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Pisces
Sep 15, 2021 marked it as ashes-of-dnf
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After coming across so many disappointed reviews without forgetting how much I am done with RH i think I rather not read this.

moving on

*****

Omy fking God...
What the f is this ..is this another book wtfff
I thought shay was back 😭 for months ...like wthell ...

Did I really trick myself? Was I reading into unnecessary things ? ?
*closes the door
Miserable forever
skye
Sep 14, 2021 marked it as unreleased-or-unfinished-series
Honest to god I still haven't recovered from book 2 😭 ...more
gina
Oct 24, 2021 rated it it was ok
UPDATE



Yeah I think I might just drop this series entirely because it’s going in a direction that’s not making enough sense for me to even want to read that last book


Honestly I’m not sure what the authors vision for the story is anymore I thought I knew what the ending of torment was about but it becomes less clear to me the more I find out about this series…



I think what confused me the most that was that I don’t understand why this author chooses to continue Keenan and Mina’s story in a comple
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Birjis
Ashes is total disarray and completly different from Torment. The depth of the plot and characters were shock factors since it has failed to evoke emotions (shocking, considering Shay made me cry in Torment 2). I wish Shay was left in the Torment duet and this RH was created with new characters without Shay.
Amy
Oct 28, 2021 rated it it was ok
2.5 ⭐

I'm not sure where to even start with this review.

First of all, I loved this authors previous work. The Torment duet was amazing. It was gritty, it was dark, it had me feeling all kinds of emotions whilst reading and when I had finished reading. I recommend it all the damn time because that shit needs to be read.

I was highly anticipating this instalment and to say I was underwhelmed would be, well, an understatement.

This book felt like it had too much going on but then not much at all. H
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Precious ✨ {semi-hiatus}
Just can’t say I had any attachment to anybody. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

I’m really going to need book 4 from this author to knock me out. Cause this just was not hitting it for me. Hopefully, the next one is not another RH and the male lead is not in high school anymore or not for the majority of the book. It’s just hard for me to really be into it.
The Romantic Rush Blog
Oct 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
<3.5 stars>

Dylan Page’s work was hands down one of the greatest discoveries of the past year for me. Her debut novel Torment, and the entire Bleeding Hearts duet was truly a revelation. A work of shere artistic brilliance- a meaningful, subversive, insightful point of view. So poignant, that months later, I still can’t stop thinking about it months later-I imagine I’ll think about it for years to come. And, while I know that the ending may be polarizing to those who can’t think outside of their
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Maria
Sep 13, 2021 marked it as to-read
OMG OMG OMG THERES MORE????? My heart barely survived the last book 😭😭😭

It’s a RH!!!!!!!! Ahh and finally a blurb, I’m already sold this is gonna be great!
Emely
Jan 03, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2022
My feelings about this book: 📈📈📉🤡📉

Things that i dislike:
“That’s his turn over. Now it’s mine again.”

Things that i like:
“Because my heart aches for you, my soul cries for you. I need you and you need me. I’ve loved you from the very first moment, Casey. That’s never changed.”
Joanna P
I have loved Dylan Page's writing since Torment Part 1 and then part 2 . I have stalked the author everywhere possible. I have felt included by her during her live videos and I used to have a lot of respect for her. I even suffered in the spoiler groups that she grooms to be mini attackers like she is LJ Shen herself. My respect was brutally dismantled as I turned the pages of Ashes. The book is aptly titled since that's exactly what should be the only thing left of this trash.

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Ronireads romance
Sep 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Heartbroken after the second book in the series, I was admittedly nervous reading Ashes. I adored Dylan’s writing style, but Torment left me hung over for weeks. So, I read Ashes, excited to get my hands on the next book in the series, but with the caution I would have used opening up Tom Riddles diary- It’s a little dangerous after all and you might get hurt


To be clear, this is NOT a continuation of Torment. It is a new h, Casey, and her guys Vail, Shaw and Lee.
I do not normally read RH. Howe
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Nonieღserenity2bliss
As much as I would love to see the demise of Elias and The Faceless, I don't think I will be continuing with the series. It just doesn't have the same vibe as the first two in the series. While I was completely absorbed by Shay and Mina from the get-go, the characters in this one were a bit 'meh'. Of course I don't expect to have another Shay in this one, nor do I want another Shay, but I expect something MORE than this. ...more
Claire
I loved the "Torment" duet, so I'm sad that this follow up is a mess, with a plot that’s all over the place and way too many characters and gang machinations stuffed into one story. In some ways, I think a reader would like it better if they skipped “Torment,” so that they weren’t comparing it, because “Ashes” doesn’t measure up. But, it’s kind of a Catch-22, because “Ashes” barely makes sense in the first place — but it would make even less sense if you skipped “Torment.”

Essentially, “Ashes” i
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Izzy
Meh 😑, sorry I’m disappointed and I like to say it how it is.
Danielle Brand
Oct 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Dylan Page you are a GODESS!

Ashes was everything I hoped it would be… while leaving me wanting more.

Casey is such a young woman who is dealt a bad hand in life. Tragedy and loss throw her back to her old neighborhood of Harley. While trying to reacclimate to her old life and neighborhood she reunites with her childhood friends Vail, Shaw and Lee. The trials and tribulations these four went thru as children made their bond note worth but what they go thru once reunited? Make for one of the best
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mygreypages
Oct 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
❛fate is as fickle as an unattended flame, you never know what’s going to happen— and sometimes, all that’s left are the ashes.❜

Torment I and II are all time favourite books of mine (even though part 2 crushed me like no book ever has🥲😭), so when i got to know that there would be a third book in the Bleeding Hearts series— i freaking screamed!!!

back into Dylan’s made-up world of motorcycle clubs, street gangs and mafias, and add a reverse harem to the dark mix, #whychoose *rolls up sleeves drama
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Michelle - Your Favorite Book Bag
“Each one touched a part of my soul in different ways, and when one of the three were gone, I found myself aching for them.”

Lee. Shaw. Vail. Casey.

Wherever one went, the others followed. They were inseparable, and had such a deep seated bond, they were unbreakable.

Life happened, and Casey found herself on the other side of the tracks. She had hope, but the one constant she craved, was them.

“Ashes,” by @authordylanpage is a standalone reverse harem in The Bleeding Hearts Series. It can be read as
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Jodie Lauren
Oct 26, 2021 rated it liked it
Casey and her three friends Vail, Lee and Shaw are so close but she moves away, on to a better life but that all comes crashes back down and she back.

She hates that they ghosted her but now she’s back they aren’t letting her go and for good reason, no girl is safe.

I can’t help but feel like I’ve missed something with this book with all the side characters. It was good to hear about some of the others from the previous stories but now having read this i would have thought the ending to book 2 cou
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BookmarkedbyKat
Oct 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reverse-harems
4/5 ⭐️ • 4/5 🔥

I have been dyyying to get my hands on this book! The Torment duet is probably the best read of 2021 for me so my expectations were extremely high.

This author knows how to write damn good characters and storyline. The guys in this book were perfection; Especially Shaw. That man had my heart.

I really liked the flashbacks throughout the book; they were done in a seamlessly that kept the storyline flowing. Plus, the connections made from this book to Torment were 👌🏼

I felt like the beg
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Allie
Oct 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
First you destroy my heart, then you destroy my panties.


“You’re gonna squeeze around me. Your hot, wet cunt begging for me to cream in you.” His lips brushed against mine. “Isn’t that right? My girl wants my cum in her?”


Ashes is the third installment in The Bleeding Hearts series. And should not be read as a standalone. It is a
F2L RH romance, following Casey, Shaw, Vail and Lee. Dibs on Shaw, I love a quiet man needing of some loving! 😋



Ashes is picking up in the same battle against The Facele
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Sam - s.rae.reads
Oct 15, 2021 rated it liked it
Edited to add 12/27/2021

I've been thinking on this book for like a month and I have to lower my rating to a 3. There were just some issues I had that I didn't really clue into when I first finished it.

"we stick together, it's the only way to survive."

Ashes is the third book in the Bleeding Hearts series except this time with new characters. This is Casey's story and it was fantastic! After living a very privileged life in the rich end of Ashland, tragedy strikes and Casey Cooper must return to
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Rita V Mudawar
Oct 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
So after reading some of the other reviews I feel the need to point out again this was not a continuation of Torment. It has a different cast and a much different feel. Now that, that is out of the way....
I love Dylan's writing, she makes you fall in love with these characters. I found myself genuinely upset because people I loved in the Torment Duet were now the villains. However, I fell hard for Casey and her boys and for a first time RH writer, I was impressed with how well they were written.
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Star217
Hard to believe it’s the same author.

I won’t give up on Dylan However this was not what I was expecting. After the masterpiece that was part 1&2 i was expecting to be just as effected however I was not.
Set in the same world as the first two books these characters are left to deal with the aftermath of what Shay left behind.
Casey or FMC i really liked her. She had a smart mouth and she stuck up for herself.
She dealt with a lot and thankfully she had a strong mother and three best friends to he
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Amanda
Oct 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book has been difficult for me to review. It’s part of a series that is close to a lot of people’s hearts. So much so that it’s almost painful to read the little mentions of a certain character. If your a reader of RH you know how hard it is to convey a connection to every character that’s deeper than just finding them fuckable. I’ve only read maybe 5 where I’ve really loved each guy equally. Ashes has conveyed Casey’s connection to each guy really well and in a stand-alone too which is eve ...more
Eunice
Oct 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-romance
After Torment Part One and Two, I know I would read anything Dylan has for us, especially if it is more from the world Torment is set in. I'm so incredibly thankful to have received an eARC for Ashes and it was absolutely a great read for me!

Ashes is set in the same world as the first two books but follows the life of another girl, Casey Cooper. It answers some questions that we might have had at the end of Torment and we even get cameos of old characters! Ashes takes place several years after T
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Bianca Williams
Oct 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, this book is nothing like the Torment duo, it has some characters that make an appearance and it’s in the same town but that’s where the similarities end. The book jumps right into it, so buckle your seat belt, it’s a wild ride. I love how the book starts with the main characters as children, you see how they loved each other then and through various flashbacks as they got older and had reconnected. Dylan is the master of flashbacks, they are seamless and fit right into the story line. ...more
Camy
Oct 30, 2021 rated it it was ok
Sigh I don't know what i just read. I'm still hoping for the greatness of book 1 but i keep getting disappointed. Maybe I'll wait till the next series I'm done with this one. ...more
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