Amber to Ashes

  • by Gail McHugh
  • Narrated by Arden Hammersmith
  • 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Collide and Pulse comes a gritty new novel about a shattered young woman who unexpectedly falls for two best friends.
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.
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.
They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally.
Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpected ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men.
Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained.
But one devastating event changes everything - and Amber isn't sure she can recover from it.


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I was totally mesmerised, addicted, captured and finally blown away by this gut wrenching storyline about three emotionally damaged characters who found themselves caught up and entwined in a passionate, bitter-sweet and ultimately tragic love story - one of desperation, need, obsession and all-consuming love. Each character had their demons and, when the tattooed, pierced and gorgeous Ryder, first laid eyes on Amber in the Campus Cafeteria he knew he had met a soul that was crying out to be saved as much as his was.... but unfortunately he acted like a conceited horny dog and that's when his best friend, the equally handsome, equally damaged and equally aroused Brock, seized his chance.

Four months went by where tensions built, needs flared, attractions grew and the relationship between Brock and Amber became intense and all consuming but in the wings was Ryder whose feelings for Amber were getting out of control and their mutual chemistry was explosive. Brock and Ryder also had 'business' dealings together which took a catastrophic, dramatic and deadly turn which changed everything and brought into play a very sinister, evil and dangerous enemy with retribution, vengeance and murder in mind.

First the friendship and interweaving love story is intense, sensual and sexy, then the pulse-pounding drama filled chapters when the 'pick up' goes wrong will have you gasping in disbelief and those chapters are followed by a beautiful respite as all three fiercely, erotically and passionately act on their lust crazed libidos which will lull you into a false sense of security. Because nothing, no nothing, can prepare you for the heartbreaking chapters that follow.... and then finally the horror filled nightmare that plunges everyone's lives in danger. But the cliffhanger, that you dread and know is coming, will, quite frankly, inject fear, shock and terror into the mix and it'll leave you drained, speechless and desperately researching for book 2's release date.

Worth a credit? Triple POV's, great main and secondary characters, a highly emotionally charged storyline, a beautiful heartbreaking love story, hot and with a M/F/M sex scene, tense, chilling and thrilling with nail-biting action and a narrator who made every character and every scene come alive. This wasn't just well-written, it was a fictional masterpiece and an utter joy to listen to. One of those listens that you eagerly want to get through but one where you also want to put off the ending too. Creditworthy..... Hell YEAH.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"


I can not explain how surprised I was with this book. It was hot, intriguing, mysterious, suspenseful and very well written. This book is worth every and any credit. My only complaint is that the second book has not even been released on hard copy. That means a long wait for the audible version. Note To Author: Don't wait too long because we will get frustrated and move on to other books with complete series. I'm about to listen to it again πŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΎ
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- Deedra "Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio