Sunday, August 20, 2017

ARC Review - From Ashes by K.M. Neuhold!


“When the broken man with scarred skin walked into Heathens, asked for a job, and showed me a sketch of a phoenix, it felt like fate.”~ Adam

It started with an anonymous post by someone who didn't want to live anymore. I read it over and over again, unable to get it out of my mind. What if my brother Johnny had posted something like this before he'd taken his own life? Would someone have been able to save him? 

I've been living a lie for 16 long years and I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to keep it up. And when a beautiful, broken man walks into my tattoo shop asking for a second chance at life, I know I'll never be able to turn him away. 

“When I was so far down I couldn’t even see the light, a stranger reached in to save me”~ Nox
I didn't have anything to live for, until a kind stranger pulled me back from the brink. With physical and emotional scars I have nowhere to turn now but to that same stranger who saved my life without realizing it. But as my feelings for Adam grow, will I ever be anything other than a surrogate for the brother he couldn’t save? Am I even worthy of his love?

**From Ashes is the third book in the Heathens Ink series, each book in the series CAN be read as a standalone.

CAUTION: this book contains graphic descriptions of domestic violence and drug use that may be disturbing to some readers.


This book touches base with everything negative the LGBT community goes is heartbreaking. This was such an emotionally charged read. I wanted to hug, each of these characters (well almost all of them anyway). When I can get emotionally attached to characters and wish I could just...console and care for them and want to make things better for them, it touches me in a way I just can't describe. From Ashes is a heart-breaking, tender, sweet romance that also speaks about real life struggles and how two people that love each other, can help build each other up and become something more than they every could of imagined!

Nox and Adam just had me utterly breathless. I cried so much throughout there story, yet I was so touched and impressed with the writing, the incredible life-altering plot, and the way this story talks about REAL life issues the LGBT community goes through. Nox and Adam also brought on some major love, respect, and incredible caring and thoughtful moments. The sex is delicious and decadent.  

From Ashes is just...THE BEST EMOTIONAL ROMANCE OF THE YEAR...HAND DOWN! I give this book an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING FIVE SHOOTING STARS!  I can't put into words just how much this book changed my life and complete view on..well EVERYTHING to do with LGBT world. 

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