Lukas : Ashes & Embers

  • by Carian Cole
  • Narrated by Nelson Hobbs, Tatiana Sokolov
  • Series: Ashes & Embers
  • 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Storm's younger cousin. Vandal's little brother. You've met him in the background. The sweet one. The nice one. The one they can all rely on. In short, the good one.
He's a tattoo artist. He plays metal and classical music - on the violin. He's got a body built for sin. And he's 24.
In comes Ivy. She's a 36-year-old single mom who hasn't dated in 18 years. All she wanted was a tattoo. She got a whole lot more.
Contains mature themes.


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This series seems to be getting better and better - Carian Cole's characters have such depth to them and her stories are so addictive and bitter-sweet too because she doesn't hold back on the heartbreaking punches that can devastate along the way. Mother of two, Ivy's world has been turned upside down having found out her husband has been having an affair with a much younger woman for over a year. And, now separated, she's learning to take back her life.... so starts it off by having a tattoo - but never would she of guessed just how her life was going to change and be challenged by Lukas - the handsome young tattoo artist who lovingly strokes her thighs as he inks her leg.

Lukas was the perfect Hero - a sexy, tattooed, pierced, long haired rocker type who occasionally plays violin in the Ashes & Embers Band. But, when it comes to Ivy, he's so much more... he's caring, kind, thoughtful, loyal, honest, possessive, very loving and sexy (yes, it had to be said twice) and, despite Ivy's doubts, he relentlessly goes after what his soul is crying out for.. a loving family and Ivy. There's never any doubt with Lukas... he wants the whole package... Ivy, her two kids and the HEA ending but before that can happen there will be tears, a death, doubts, vicious lies, broken promises, a cruel betrayal, heartache, a shocking discovery... and once again Ivy's heart will be shattered.

Every time one of these listens ends I really don't want to say goodbye to the characters who I've mentally watched them battle with emotional turmoil, go through drama and heartache, find and let love in and eventually reap the rewards. Instead I wanted to bask alongside them a little more and soak up the romance, the tender heartfelt feel-good moments and the sexy desires - safe in the knowledge that this talented Author has weaved together another magical love story that will withstand anything. Dual POV's and great narration... Tatiana Sokolov is one of my top female narrators as her male voices are so well done and believable... which brings the story, and it's characters, to life.

Worth a credit? This book is seeped in romance, its characters melted my heart and the dilemma of the storyline kept me riveted until the very last word... so YES very creditworthy.
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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 loved this book. Lukas is Vandal's younger brother and Storm's cousin. With their inheritance Lucas and Vandal open a tattoo shop that also includes a nice roomy apartment where Lucas lives.

Ivy overhears her husband at midnight on the phone saying to someone "I love you and can't wait to f**k you, I'll see you Friday night." Ivy confronts him when he returns to their bedroom. He admits he has been having an affair for 1 year with an, of course, younger woman. He packs some clothes and leaves to go to his girlfriend's place. Ivy's reaction to the realization of what just happened had me crying right along with her.

Some time passes and Ivy decides she going to start anew. Ivy's best friend gives her a coupon to a tattoo shop. This is where Lukas and Ivy's story begins.....

Tatiana Sokolov is in my top 5 female performers. She put so much emotion into the first chapter I was crying with her. Nelson Hobbs made a very sexy Lukas.

I'm really enjoying this series, although I did return was just too depressing.

Absolutely with the credit and would recommend to anyone who likes a strong female lead who overcomes adversity and hot as heck male lead.
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- Vicki "I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that the book was not 'realistic'...come on now 'really'!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio