Out of the Ashes by RC Boldt ~~ New Review ~~

Posted August 5, 2017 by Lisa Marie in Blog, Contemporary Romance, Ebook, Erotic Romance, Reviews, The HUB, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Out of the Ashes (Out of #2) on May 9th 2017
Genres: Adult Contemporary, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Women, Dating & Sex, Grief & Loss, Love & Romance, Military, Psychological, Romance, Social Themes
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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 tackling the difficult subjects of PTSD, non-traditional healing and self-forgiveness in this second installment in her Out of series.  Each book has some inter-connections but can still be read as a standalone.

Hendy comes back from Afghanistan scarred badly both inside and out.  When traditional medicine fails to help him, Hendy tries a non-traditional approach.  Enter Presley, a chiropractor who looks at Hendy and can see what he needs both inside and out.  The interaction between Presley and Hendy is sexy and touching with a heart breaking and heart lifting ending that is marvelously done.

This is an enjoyable read that handles the more difficult issues with sensitivity and compassion.  RC Boldt’s characters are the kind that take root in your heart and stay long after the last page is read.

 

four-half-stars
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Plot
four-half-stars
Characters
four-half-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Pacing
four-half-stars
Cover
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars
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