Book Title: Lukas (Ashes & Embers #3)
Author: Carian Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Hosted by: Book FancyStorm’s younger cousin.
Vandal’s little brother.
You’ve met him in the background.
The sweet one.
The nice one.
The one they can all rely on.
The good one.
He’s a tattoo artist. He plays metal and classical music - on the violin.
He’s got a body built for sin.
In comes Ivy. She’s a 36 year old single mom who hasn’t dated in 18 years.
All she wanted was a tattoo.
She got a helluva lot more :)
Being good has never been so bad.
ARC received for an honest review
I didn't think I could love one of the Ashes and Ember's guys more than I could Vandal.... but then I met Lukas.
Ivy's life is in tatters, but she is pulling up her big girl pants and is trying to move on.
Walking in to get a new tattoo, Ivy was not expecting her life to change so suddenly, and so dramatically.
We caught tantalising glimpses of Lukas and Ivy during Vandal's book, but they were just a tasty sample of all the goodness in this installment of the series. And there were some events from Vandal that I had forgotten ,that caught me off guard again!
Lukas - swoon - I swear, reading this book had me wanting to jump in my car and drive around to tattoo parlours until I found my own Lukas. Or if I couldn't find a Lukas, at least get another tattoo!
I swear, that guys gives all us older ladies a bit of hope!
Lukas runs concurrent with Storm and Vandal, so it is good that we get a little bit of each of the characters along the way.
Ivy, I could understand her hesitance at starting something with someone, let alone someone so much younger. But I wanted to shake some sense into her, tell her to take that leap - or would I take her place!
I adored Lukas' persistence, never giving up on Ivy. Life and love was never meant to be easy though, and there are struggles he and Ivy need to overcome.
Can they make a go of it when everyone and everything seems to be against them getting their HEA?
There were some secondary characters that I am still undecided about. Ivy's best friend? Not sure if I like her or loathe her - though am leaning towards the loathe.
Ms Cole has a way of dragging you right along with her characters, from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. And I for one loved being on the ride with them.
Can't wait for Talon's story and more of the Ashes and Embers men
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I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.
My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, was published in September of 2014 and book 2, Vandal, was published in February 2015 with several more of this series planned throughout 2015.
Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.