Amber to Ashes - Gail McHugh


Amber to Ashes gave me a lot of mixed feelings.  I loved the writing and the plot, but at times some of the characters felt like they weren't developed, and I couldn't connect with them.

The first thing I love is that it's told in alternate points of view, and I think that was a major plus with this book because there are so many things going on.  Amber, Brock and Ryder are all dealing with their own demons, and trying to find ways to come out a better person on the other side.  My heart breaks for Amber.  She's dealt with a lot of awful things in her life, and Brock and Ryder help her see that maybe there can be some good things too.  I'm not a big fan of Brock.  He has moments where he's a complete sweetheart, but I feel like he has the wrong motivations.  He's selfish a lot of the time, and very controlling.  He's the main character I didn't feel like I could connect to.  I adore Ryder.  He is crass most of the time, but his heart is in the right place.  He isn't scared to show his fears to those that he trusts, and that's what made me love him.

I can't imagine the position Amber finds herself in when she feels connected to two men.  How do you decide whom you love more? I definitely don't envy her that's for sure.  Although I felt disconnected at times, after the way it ends, I'm looking forward to the next book.  I need to know what's going to happen.

If you're expecting a light read, you aren't going to get it with this book.  Amber to Ashes is dark, gritty, and will have you on your toes trying to figure out what choices each character is going to make.  I am going to warn you that there is menage in this book, and if you don't like those types of books this probably isn't for you.



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