Amber to Ashes by Gail McHugh


5 Stars|Amazon|Goodreads

Now, I am a HUGE Gail McHugh fan. I LOVED her other works and when I saw this as coming I was over the moon. I was a little hesitant after reading the blurb though. Thank goodness I jumped din head first, because this novel is fantastic. It is a mind twist and a story about what one will do for love. A story about which man truly holds her heart. Epic. I also need the second book like NOW. I am typically a HUGE fan of love triangles. That being said, I wasn't sure I would be head over with this one. I Hate indecisiveness. This novel is a completely new twist on the triangle most are familiar with. Back to Amber and her indecisiveness. She drove me a little nuts. I think in her heart she knew what and who she needed, but these men became an addiction to her. Each side of her needed a part of each of them. It was exactly as the blurb said. She was addicted and they were most certainly her drug. The story had a great plot line and you were hooked. You start off trying to figure everything out and once you do, you spend the rest of the novel yelling at the characters because you know things they don't. We have the lucky opportunity of knowing a little more then they do and that leaves you in said predicament. Lies. Lets start there when we are talking about our lovely men. Lies aren't always a bad thing. Sometimes they can save someone necessary hurt. I guess it isn't so much lying as it is omitting. These boys though, they both have their ideals about what things they are going to lie about and when they are going to come clean. These are the secrets that can put people in danger and this is where the lines are drawn. Brandon is our all star football player with a knack for making you melt in the polite and dastardly handsome way. From he very start he catches Ambers attention and won't let up until he has her. Ryder on the other hand is our tattooed and apparent babd boy. But all you see isn't nearly all you get with him. He is one of the most complex and interesting characters I have read in a long time. Which boy would you pick if you had to? Would you be able to when you thought you needed them both? Get lost in this story. Fall in love with these boys and follow Amber as she goes down a dark path with the two of them.


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.