My Review 5 Stars
Not many books get me to shed tears, but this did and for that it gets my thumbs up. Hendy had been a very shallow man, living by his looks (when he wasn't being a bad ass navy seal). The story starts AFTER the end of his Seal career and his struggle to come to terms with how his life had changed. He was a likeable, smart-mouthed hero who you will 'fall in love with'.
Presley is such a down-to-earth and believable heroine, with her own hang-ups, who learns how to stand up for herself. The chemistry between Hendy and Presley is so hot, but I liked how the romance and relationship took time to develop. I'm not a huge fan of 'instant love' and loved that there was a friendship stage prior to any romance.
Whilst there isn't the usual huge row or misunderstanding, there is a crisis point that will tear at your emotions and have you hoping for a HEA for Hendy. I'd also love to see some HEA for the supporting characters, particularly Kane and Lucia who both made me smile with their warmth and humour.
I found the plot to be captivating, the pace of the story was good, the characters are all extremely well written and the narrative flowed smoothly ensuring an easy read. R.C. Boldt is a talented author who writes an enjoyable and captivating story that will keep you interested from the first page to the very last line.
Title: Out of the Ashes
Author: R.C. Boldt
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Phoenix /fēniks/: (in classical mythology) a unique bird inhabiting the Arabian Desert that burned itself on a funeral pyre before rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.
This isn’t mythology, it’s war, and Hendy is left in the hands of Hell’s cruelest gatekeepers.
His team is killed before his very eyes, and despite his efforts to save them, he’s captured and subjected to merciless torture—losing virtually every piece of his identity but his pulse.
After his rescue, he returns home from Afghanistan, saddled with facing the daunting task of healing his physical scars as well as the invisible ones—his emotional demons.
Dr. Presley Cole isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Embarking on a new journey, she makes it her mission to prove to Hendy that his life isn’t over; that he’s worthy of love.
Because sometimes even a phoenix needs help to rise…
Out of the Ashes.
RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.