Review: From the Ashes (Fire and Rain #1) by Daisy Harris

October 23, 2014 Review 0

Review: From the Ashes (Fire and Rain #1) by Daisy Harris

He wanted a boyfriend. What he got was a hero.

Fire and Rain, Book 1

When an accident burns down Jesse’s apartment, he’s left broke and homeless, with a giant dog and a college schedule he can’t afford to maintain. And no family who’s willing to take him in.

Lucky for him, a sexy fireman offers him a place to stay. The drawback? The fireman’s big Latino family lives next door, and they don’t know their son is gay.

Tomas’s parents made their way in America with hard work and by accepting help when it was offered, so he won’t let Jesse drop out of school just so he can afford a place to live. Besides, Jesse’s the perfect roommate—funny, sweet and breathtakingly cute. He climbs into Tomas’s bed and tugs at his heart. Until Jesse starts pushing for more.

Their passion enflames their bodies but threatens to crush Tomas’s family. Tomas is willing to fight for Jesse, but after losing everything, Jesse isn’t sure he can bear to risk his one remaining possession—his heart.

Warning: Contains an angry older brother, judgmental best friends, a slobbering bull mastiff, and enough red-hot gay loving to make a porn star blush.

Title: From the Ashes
Author: Daisy Harris
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Built 4 It, Nothing But Smoke, After the Rain, Freshman: Uncut
Series: Fire and Rain
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Nothing But Smoke, After the Rain
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Author
Published: August 13, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 259
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Stars: four-stars

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Daisy Harris is one of the few authors I can honestly say if she writes it I will read it. I’ve loved every book of hers that I have ever read. Her writing, the characters, the world she creates, and the situations she puts her characters in always draws me in immediately and keeps me there until the end. I typically read her books in one sitting. I just can’t put them down once I start them. With her newest Fire and Rain series she treats readers to the college boys that she does so well and adds hot firemen. Firemen are always hot!

I have to admit I loved Tomas and his struggles with his sexuality. His type of closet was new for me. His type of closet also made for the progression of a relationship with Jesse very intense at times. Jesse is out, but he still has his own struggles to deal with. Jesse is having a rough go due to his coming out. In fact that is what brought him and Tomas together in the first place. Jesse has been living on his own for a couple of months when his apartment goes up in flames. Things initially work well for Jesse and Tomas when they are alone in their own place, but when life happens and they cannot just be alone with each other readers get to go along with them in their struggle to find their happily ever after.

The happily ever after of From the Ashes was another thing I truly loved about this book. When Jesse and Tomas finally get there it is not all hearts and flowers and perfection in pretty packaging. They will still have to deal with things that are not always pleasant. They will have to put up with some aggravation from family members. They have each other and they have figured out how they work best. The emotions that come with it made it feel real and plausible. I liked the way Daisy ended their tale and look forward to the next in her new fireman series.

Daisy Harris

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