Title: Heart of Ash
When Emily Donahue sets eyes on Ash Bristol, she is convinced he’s the one she’d been waiting for, her Prince Charming. But wealthy playboy Ash Bristol’ has been burned. He’s sworn off relationships, vowing to have nothing more than a series of steamy one night stands. So when he meets Emily, the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, he resolves to seduce her, possess her…and walk away.
The passion that ignites between them has him questioning his decision. He begins to suspect he just tossed away the best thing that’s ever happened to him…and vows to win her back.
Can he survive the erotic punishment she—and her friends— devise?
Author: Sabrina York
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Training Tess, Rising Green, Adam's Obsession, Trickery
Series: Tryst Island
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Dragonfly Kisses, Smoking Holt, Devlin's Dare
Published: October 7, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I have to give props to any author that can start a romance with a hero I find skeezy and a heroine I find naïve and too innocent and turn them into a couple who I not only care about but I find them interesting enough that I not only want them to find happiness but I’m cheering them to their own happily ever after.
Tryst Island is a favorite weekend getaway retreat for many. Ash (the ass) and his friends have found that it is also a place where they can hold on to their glorious college years and behave like obnoxious immature frat guys. Wow. It took me a while to like Ash. He starts off as an overly attractive rich brat. This side of him makes it so easy to see why Emily and her gal pals would vow to steer clear of their hot yet unattractive neighbors. Emily has her own mountain of issues when it comes to the opposite sex anyways so it makes sense for her to stay away from the rowdy boys next door. Yet the moment sexy golden boy catches her alone and oozes some of his natural charm vows are forgotten and hearts are broken.
As a reader going into a romance it is a given that you’ll get your happily ever after. I have to be honest after Ash and Emily’s “One Night” I was beyond curious how Sabrina was going to take these two from that to happily ever after. I loved the story she created to bring them to life and make them someone I cared about. Sabrina made them into real people. She gave them real problems and real obstacles to overcome. Many of those obstacles drove the sexual tension up and allowed for the romance to flow at a pace that reflected Emily and Ash’s beginning.
Heart of Ash is the first book I’ve read in the Tryst Island series. It certainly will not be the last. Feel confident in jumping into this series at any point as each book works as stand-alone.