Hello lovely readers today’s book review is of a contemporary romance with musicians one of my favorite romance tropes. Carian Cole writes characters who make you feel the world and aspire you to be and have people like them around you. Happy Reading and Discovering new stories.
Asher is a part of the Ashes & Embers #6 series a series with stories of the Valentine Brothers who are musicians with a bad boy image. Though part of the series can be read standalone as well. know more about the series, click here
I should have died.
I should have been forgotten.
But I didn’t, and I wasn’t.
Living the life most women only dream about, I was madly in love with my soulmate—Asher Valentine—amazing husband, loving father, and rock’s favorite kick-ass front man. A man who loved me every day, in every way, since we first met as teens fifteen years ago. We were blessed with a beautiful daughter who was the light of our life. My all-female rock band was tearing up the charts.
Then tragedy struck, and I lost it all.
Now all I have is a stack of journals, an antique key, and a big black void where my memories should be.
Used to be.
And I have him—this man with wild hair, tattoos from head to toe, a soft voice, and an even softer touch that gives me butterflies. He’s clearly hopelessly in love with his wife.
I’m told that’s me.
But that wife is gone, and she took everything they once had, leaving me in her place.
A broken replacement. A new version that doesn’t quite fit.
I’m slowly falling in love with him, but will he ever truly love me? Or will he forever be in love with her, the phantom woman who haunts us both?
Asher and Amber are the rock and roll couple who are successful with a legion of fans behind them. In their 30’s now they have been together since they were 15 and head over heels in Love. Right from then theirs is a soul mates type of love. At the peak of their success they have everything they aimed at a happy marriage and lovely daughter, Kenzi who’s almost a teen, a house and a career doing what they love – making music. Having it all though doesn’t make one happy and one day Asher and Ember go on a ride, have a soul searching chat about their future.
On the ride back, with a plan for a better future tragedy strikes and changes their lives for a long time to come. Asher learns to live with the new reality where Ember is alive but not with him, though he never loses hope. He works, becomes more and more successful, raises their daughter, see’s her getting married all the while keeping hope and his love for Ember alive. It is a tough, long journey of almost a decade where Asher endures the pain but never gave up. His love for Ember never wavers or fades and when she is finally back, he is ecstatic.
Though Ember is back things are different and this new reality is another tough time for them as a couple. Slowly they navigate this new life as they get to know each other all over again. For Asher it is bittersweet as he finds it tough to deal with the emotional upheaval Ember goes through which sometimes he ends up causing.
Ember is frustrated and feels haunted by the ghost of her past life. She and Asher are slowly falling for each other and as pre- tragedy Ember makes appearances via Asher they face some tough times before they finally sort out their lives. Asher and Ember talk out their fears, vulnerabilities and everything they are going through as they decide how to move ahead together.
Asher is a story in which you will find that relationships can be worth the pain and obstacles they go through to be in a strong, loving place. Sometimes it’s not outside influences that make your relationship got through something unexpected and life changing. Sometimes it is life itself and the curveballs it throws your way which test your whole being in how much love and want that person and relationship in your life. Asher is the type of guy every person dreams to have as their partner. His love for Ember, his belief that they can get through anything and stay together is the stuff of dreams.
You will cry, be sad, angry and a whole lot of mushy swooning all the while wishing you had an Asher or being happy that you have one of his type. Asher is a story will fill your heart with joy and hope for love. This story has the potential of making cynics believe in love however if you would rather stay a cynic and miss out just not read it, let us – the fans of hope, love, soul mates and Carian Cole fans have Asher all to ourselves, to hold dear in tough times.
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ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE ASHES & EMBERS SERIES
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Carian Cole has a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls who try to tame them and win their hearts.
Born and raised a Jersey girl, Carian now resides in beautiful New Hampshire with her husband and their multitude of furry pets. She spends most of her time writing, reading, and vacuuming.
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Reviewed by Bee