Ash P Reads

Avid reader & reviewer, movie/tv show buff and music lover, copy editor and freelance makeup artist. Love books, a book a day kind of person. Express my love of books by reviewing them.

Christmas at the Castle (The Ever After series Book 3)

Christmas at the Castle (The Ever After series Book 3) - Melissa McClone Review coming soon

A Royal Christmas Princess

A Royal Christmas Princess - Scarlet Wilson Review coming soon

Dragon Heartstring

Dragon Heartstring - Juliette Cross Review coming soon

Top Shelf: An Aces Hockey Novel

Top Shelf: An Aces Hockey Novel - Kelly Jamieson Jared Rupp has been pretty much sure of the life he's made for himself. after an unsteady childhood, he is proud of his NHL career, investments he's made and the Sin Bin. So, when the beautiful woman / mixologist, he can't seem to take his eyes off completely slams his drinks menu he hires her on the spot.

Sidney has just only started living her life again. A failed marriage and dead-end job later she's finally smooth sailing and she doesn't want to do anything to rock the boat. But everything about Jared has her swaying.

This book is about Jared realizing that even though he's enjoyed his life till now he needs more and he's not going to let his past get in the way. And Sidney needs to overcome her insecurities so that he can love her in exactly the way that she deserves.

I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from NetGalley for voluntary review consideration.


Rendezvous - Skye Jordan, Joan Swan Always in a typical "judge a book by its cover" situation Keaton Holt has till now taken advantage of the women who have approached him and given freely of themselves.s He's explored a myriad of experiences with these adventurous women but now he wants something more substantial and he can't seem to figure out why he's always attracted the "wrong" kind of girl.

The only woman who has only ever seen him for himself is Brooke Dempsey, but they never really got a chance to see where things would go for them. So when he finds he once again and so unexpectedly too since she had been on his mind for a while, he's ready to grab on to her with both hands.

Brooke has the most complicated life ever. Her only focus right now is to make enough money to support what is left of her family; getting her sister through nursing school and finding the best treatment for her young nephew's medical condition. Then and only then can she think about herself. But now her pain in the butt, make her life a living hell boss has her sights set on Keaton and Brooke can't risk losing her heart as well as her job. And so it's going to have to be the occasional secret rendezvous with Keaton or then nothing at all.

I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from the author for voluntary review consideration.

Coffee, Tea or Me

Coffee, Tea or Me - Rich Amooi This is a hilariously yummy book, I kept switching between tea and coffee and craving scones which are very uncommon where I come from, plus when you lead a low-carb lifestyle... Mr. Amooi that part was just not fair. Harvey is a hoot! The open mic disaster with the I'm too sexy dance was too much. And Jack and Kenneth's bromance woohoo. As always Rich Amooi's book never fail to entertain. Can't wait till this one is in audiobook format so I can gift it to my mom.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book

Eden's Deliverance (Eden, #4)

Eden's Deliverance (Eden, #4) - Rhenna Morgan Ludan and Brenna are characters that have intrigued me since Book 1 and I'm so excited that they have their own book. The prophecy has been at the heart of this series and everyone's story has revolved around it. But Brenna's role in it was probably the most surprising. Tortured and damaged she shies away from any form of interaction. so deciding the fate of both the races is not something she's prepared for.

Ludan is just as isolated as Brenna and even more, he's intimidating. The secret he carries within is something that he'd rather not reveal because it would prevent him from fulfilling his duties to his Malran. Brenna though throws him completely off balance and what is even more unusual is he's the only one she seems to trust long enough to get close enough to protect her.

Together they thrive, even though they have much to learn and overcome. I think of all the couples in this series. Ludan and Brenna are my favorites. I just wish this series wasn't ending.

I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from NetGalley for voluntary review consideration

Melt My Heart, Cowboy (Love at the Chocolate Shop Book 1)

Melt My Heart, Cowboy (Love at the Chocolate Shop Book 1) - CJ Carmichael This book is a sweet little story about a girl with big dreams and a cowboy who can't afford to dream big. Rosie Linn has a dream job in a chocolate shop but she has a bigger dream of being a writer in LA. Having spent most of her young life taking care of ailing parents, she is now ready to spread her wings and make a place for herself in the world.

Brant Willington is the handsome cowboy she's had her eye for a while now but he's never shown any interest. When he approaches her to ask for help with his autistic sister, Rosie feels she may be falling back to the old role of caregiver. Especially when Brant seems so at odds with how to deal with his younger sibling. But he's willing to help shape up her house so that it sells faster and she can make her way to LA.

As a comforting companionship builds between Rosie and Sara Maria she discovers many amazing aspects of the girl and budding romance with Brant. But he's wary and stubborn about the way Sara needs to be handled and that causes friction between them. Even then individually they cannot deny that their feelings for each other run deeper than they seemed. And Brant doesn't want to be the reason that Rosie gives up her dream.

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

His Best Mistake

His Best Mistake - Diane Alberts Another wonderful installment in this terrific series. Daisy and Mark are so good together that it's like a match made in heaven. But their career choices stand in the way of a perfect relationship. Each having experienced heartbreak of the worst kind has made them wary of opening up again. But something keeps drawing them back towards each other, and the can no longer deny what is fated. If only they can let down their guards long enough to overcome the obstacles that stand between them

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Christmas Kisses & Wishes

Christmas Kisses & Wishes - Sharon Kleve This is a cutie pie of a story about a woman finding her place in world. After a heartbreaking divorce, Finn has been pushed by her grandmother to travel around and find a place in the country that she feels she belongs to. When she lands in Vine Grove she immediately feels and home and hopes it is a place where she can put down roots. Keaton just happens to be an added bonus to the whole place. But her happiness is threatened when an obsessive admirer begins to turn up wherever she goes and this might just be the one thing that prevents her from finding her happily ever after.

Free copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

Take Me Deeper: A Texas Bounty Novel

Take Me Deeper: A Texas Bounty Novel - Jackie Ashenden Yikes, what a bunch of Alpha men and each different from the other. Bossy, bad boy and broody. Those are the names I've given to Quinn, Rush, and Zane, the Redmond brothers. Each brother deadly in his own right. This book is fast paced and action packed. And let's not forget Zane's dominating romancing of Iris Callahan, who is on the run from both the law and the drug cartels. Zane has made it his mission to protect her and keep her safe while having to deal with his overbearing brother Quinn and "don't give a damn" brother Rush. Explosions and Fireworks galore!

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Hot Puck (A Rough Riders Hockey Novel Book 2)

Hot Puck (A Rough Riders Hockey Novel Book 2) - Skye Jordan, Joan Swan This is such a sweet story. It looks a bit into the stigma that athletes face, especially those that are part of physical sports. It also delves into the effects of domestic abuse and how it's survivors can re-establish a successful life if they are determined and have the right support. A lovely story about second chances at love and life

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Of Fear and Faith [Death and Destiny Trilogy 1]

Of Fear and Faith [Death and Destiny Trilogy 1] - N.D. Jones An unusual PNR story. I'm a big fan of all things mythology and folklore and this book has quite a bit of Egyptian mythology and African folklore. For me, this is new because I have not ventured into these particular myths till now. I love the concept of witches and their familiars being soul mates. Tha is also a new one for me. Overall I enjoyed this book quite a bit and had a bit of a tough time putting it down. There is plenty of action and drama and a whole host of unusual preternatural creatures that PNR fans will enjoy.

Free copy provided in exchange for an honest review

Pink Lies

Pink Lies - Haley Kitts I'm not a big fan of books that are in the first person unless it is in a dual perspective. I tend to find them a bit monotonous, the character rambling on and on about their life. Initially, I felt the same about Pink Lies. The Charleston half of Scarlett Hanes' life kept me wondering when this story would take off. But once "the call" comes in that's where the fun begins. Everything that happens after is a bucket of giggles and snorts because I felt that Scarlett was a tad silly when it came to men. But she's good at her job and that is her biggest asset. In spite of her silliness with all the friends she makes, she is one lucky girl to escape by the skin of her teeth and bag the guy as well.

Free copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

Blue Skies, Season 2, Episode 8

Blue Skies, Season 2, Episode 8 - Dee Davis, Julie Kenner Oh man! what a season finale. As far as I'm concerned everyone gets EXACTLY what the deserved, whether good or bad. Lots of happy endings and a good helping of "take that" in this last episode. I'm not giving any spoilers in this review. It just HAS TO BE READ, it's that good.

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Blinding Rain, Season 2, Episode 7

Blinding Rain, Season 2, Episode 7 - Elisabeth Naughton, Julie Kenner, Dee Davis **spoiler alert**Tate must finally face that Tucker is the better man for Hannah and that he could never make her happy. Fortunately, Mary Louise is right there to help him pick up the pieces. Ginny is still trying to find a way back to Logan and a way to gain Britanny's forgiveness. But it is Britanny who finally steps up to support her best friend once again.

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