Monday, June 8, 2015

Amber to Ashes (Torn Hearts, #1) by Gail McHugh

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.

An emotional roller-coaster where nothing is black & white and even though we 
get three POV's  there is still so much to unravel... 
 So much unsaid and secrets kept close!

I can't go into much detail about the book since it ends on a cliffhanger 
and as we get further into the story is when we start to see each character for who 
and what they really are..

Amber finally realized she could let her walls down to LOVE & Be LOVED 
but with this realization comes the guilt and confusion when she falls for both
Brock and Ryder..

Amber's past has been nothing but dark and tragic only just recently taking some control of what she wants out of life with the help and support of her foster parents Love was never in the equation!!

Brock was consumed by guilt on the inside but on the outside was the perfect package football captain, definitely going places and the looks to seal the deal..

Ryder has his own demons to deal with but with his Bad Boy persona, arrogant ways  and girls to keep him busy day and night, no-ones the wiser..

I definitely have my favorite and it's the obvious choice in my opinion 
 but I'll let you read and come to your own conclusion. There were parts that kept me turning pages and others that just didn't do it for me, I found myself struggling at times... 

Brock & Ryder were front and center through out and I enjoyed their POV's so much more.. I felt as if Amber kept contradicting her self and her character just fell a bit flat for me.. I can't put my finger on whether it was the story told BY HER or HER. 

None the less I need to see where this story takes us and what the end has in store for them..

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