From the New York Times bestselling author of Collide and Pulse comes a gritty new novel about a shattered young woman who unexpectedly falls for two best friends as she struggles to overcome the trauma of her tormented childhood.
They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.
Amber Moretti’s life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university’s dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world.
They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high.
Brock Cunningham’s appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can’t deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn’t take long for him to consume her every thought, her every breath.
Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately—that is, until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart, her soul.
They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally.
Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpectedly beautiful yet petrifying ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men.
Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained.
But one event changes everything, shattering each of their lives…and Amber isn’t sure she can come back from it.
I was nervous to start Amber to Ashes. I fell in love with Gail McHugh’s writing when I read Collide and Pulse. I knew she mastered the way to angst the frack out of my gut and cause me to worry a hole in my lip.
She did it again. I have a love/hate relationship with angst. I need to be ready for it. Amber to Ashes knocked me on my ass. I should have been prepared. I mean, did you read the synopsis?
I fell in love with three people in this story. Amber, Ryder, and Brock… they are all so different. They are all so pivotal to every detail this story builds on. I am so bloody shaken, that as I read the last page I had goosebumps. This story is so broken. It’s made of broken people. Can someone so broken truly put together another’s pieces? I don’t have that answer. After reading Amber to Ashes, I’m more lost in my own thoughts than before I started. But regardless of their state, these characters are full of wanting. A wanting that you can’t help but attach yourself to. And that’s exactly what I did. And it hurts in every way I would hope it to.
Amber to Ashes is a poignant roller coaster that I couldn’t get off of. I will do anything for an ARC when the next book in the Torn Hearts series is ready because as the series is appropriately named, my heart is torn. Ripped by brilliant writing, striving characters, and the truly heart-wrenching insanity that only broken love will bring you. I hope for an ending that somehow will make these character’s broken pieces whole when they’re all put together. I need someone to come out of this whole. I just don’t know if that’s what I’m going to get…
You need to read this.