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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Review by Wendy ♥ Ashes to Ashes by Rebecca Norinne

 A Review by Wendy
 3.5 Lots of Wrongs Making Them Right Stars
* * * 1/2 
Spoiler Free

Take the Young Country Singer married to Everyone's Favorite and then have her betrayed. Have her be the subject of Lyin', Cheatin' and all things Unholy from her Ex Superstar...and see what happens...

What happens is a need to drown ones sorrows the only way she knows doing her gigs and then hitting the booze and men...After all, if Mr. Beloved By All in Country Music is going to spread lies about her, she might as will live up to them, right...

And live up to them or should she say down to them, she did..
for Rae was in a spiral that was heading for a an ugly crash... she just wasn't there yet. She hadn't had enough faceless men or enough booze to drown away the hurt her ex had inflicted.

She was in a no name dive on the way to another low level gig when she saw a man who looked like he didn't give a shit either...They ended up together after Rae had drunk herself to where she needed to be and the hook up turned out to be very wasn't faceless or meaning less...She had felt something... and it seems this guy named Ash did too...

Ash took a look at the woman who was moving around the room and practically throwing him out of it... He saw the pain in her eyes... he saw there was a loneliness and lost look...He started to say he would be there to help her if she wanted but as quickly as the words came out... she blew him off.

Fine...He could live with that...Although she sure seemed lost.

Fast forward to a year or so. Rae did hit bottom and recovered through a hardcore rehab. She has started to build her way back and has been working her program. Things emotionally are a bit better but her ex's fans have made it their mission in life to bully her and talk crap. They have fed into all the lies he has spun.

At first Rae tried to just let it all roll off her back and let it go. But lately, things have turned really ugly... and now she cannot deny she maybe in peril. Someone out there has been sending letters and thing to show they wish her dead...and it is time to bring in security..

She is at the security company's office with her best friend and assistant Charlotte. Her manager and the police detective advised after the last episode to remove herself from her home until they catch who is doing this. Everyone is in the conference room and they are going over the plan... Charlotte will stay in one location with her bodyguard and Rae will be in another with hers.

As the manager, Rae and Charlotte go back and forth with the Security team about whether splitting them up is necessary, Rae's Bodyguard walks into the room.

Yup, It is Ash... the man from the hook up... the one she thinks about and wonders if she had only handled things differently... what would have happened. Ash takes one look at her... and the boss senses there is "A Thing" there and asks if that is going to be a problem...Both say no...

But Oh, Boy ... These two together locked away in an isolated place...Yup there is going to be a problem alright...Trying to keep their hands and mouths off each other.

Of, course there is so much more to this story then just their attraction to each other. Rae is taking a stand and fighting back. She is no longer going to allow her ex to run the show. She is going to do a tell all interview about what her marriage was really like, name names if necessary and then get on with making the music she loves.

It turns out Ash had a background in music, recording and singing so he will work as the engineer and record her new tracks while they are in hiding.

This tale is not all sugar and spice. Rae had her backstory and Ash had a very complicated past which had scarred him. Yet the two of them found that they were able to see their way clear of the secrets and lies. He provided what she needed and she was someone who allowed him to heal.

There is suspense with the stalker, sexy intense time between Ash and Rae and a HEA in the end. It seems a book for Charlotte is coming.

A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

13488550 USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Norinne writes contemporary romance about life and love in the real world, featuring sassy, sexy women and the men who adore them. Originally from California, she lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband. When not writing, Rebecca is watching her favorite rugby team, drinking craft beer, or traveling the globe in search of inspiration for her next story. To find out more, visit

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