Sunday 30 December 2012

From Ashes

From Ashes

Mature YA
Source: Kindle
When Cassidy Jameson's best friend Tyler took her to Texas with him when he left for college, she was expecting his cousin, their new roommate, to be a Stetson-wearing cowboy since his family owned a ranch; not this incredibly gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl that seemed to make the world stop whenever she looked at him. Because of her past, she's only ever trusted two men in her life, Tyler and her dad whom passed away when she was six. But there's something about Gage that draws her to him in a way she can't explain, only problem? He's always telling Tyler that he doesn't want Cassidy living there and sees her as nothing more than his little sister.

Gage Carson was excited his cousin Tyler was coming to live with, and go to college with him. When he'd called to ask if he could bring his friend Cassi with him, Gage didn't care. Gage had heard about this mysterious friend since they were kids and felt like he already knew her. Nothing would prepare him for watching her jump out of Ty's Jeep though. Not only was Cassi the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, but there was something about her that within seconds of meeting her, made Gage want to protect her, and make her his. Too bad Tyler made it a point to remind Gage on a daily basis that he was dating her and she was completely off limits.

For a year and a half, Gage and Cassidy dance around their feelings for each other as Tyler continues to keep them apart; until one day Tyler unknowingly pushes her right into Gage's arms. With Tyler unable to keep lying to them, they finally start a relationship both have been craving since their first meeting. But when an accident and disaster sends her back to Tyler and California, will Cassidy be able to come face to face with the demons from her past to live a life she and Gage deserve; or will the fact that she once again ran to Tyler be the final push that ends Cassidy and Gage for good?

Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language. 

From Goodreads


My Review...

I was stoked to read this book. After I read Taking Chances by Molly McAdams I was gutted for weeks after so I didn't know what to expect with From Ashes. Let me tell you it was amaze balls and Molly McAdams is a queen at love triangles. 

Right from the beginning you feel for Cassidy and what she has had to overcome. It is just mind blowing that anyone would have to go through that and it absolutely breaks my heart the power that parents can have and the damage they can cause. 

For Cassidy her only life line was her friend Tyler.  He is the only one for her until she meets Gage. As soon as Gage and Cassidy meet you want them together but sometimes life and douchebags can get in the way.  

In the beginning you like Tyler but then you start to see his manipulating ways and are blown away of what a dick he turns out to be.  Thank goodness for redemption and second chances though. 

Now for Gage and his family I love them. All of them. The are so great and give such a support to Gage and Cassidy. This family is what we would all love our in-laws to be.

There is quite the journey for Gage and Cassidy but so well worth it.  The exploration of love, hope and happiness is what builds the bridge for Gage and Cassidy.  This story is beautiful yet shocking.  

 "To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved deeply by someone gives you courage."
 - Lao Tzu

I so definitely recommend this book.  Since I had already post my best of 2012's this book will be on my Gah! List for 2013 and also look for Gage in future book boyfriends.

5 Amaze Balls Thumbs up! 

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