Monday, March 31, 2014

Review! Rising from the Ashes (Picking up the Pieces #2) By Jessica Prince

Book Title: Rising from the Ashes
Author: Jessica Prince
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2014
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Wow, this is going to be the hardest review I’ve ever written. I both loved and didn’t like the book. When I first read book one, Picking up the Pieces, I loved the friendship between the characters. It was so inspiring and heartwarming the way they all stuck together and were there for each other at the worst of times. Their loyalty was their strongest piece. Emmy and Luke from book one, had the support of all their friends even though there were such big secrets that they all knew about except Luke, which I agree was Emmy’s right to tell him when it was right. With Rising from the Ashes, it was the total opposite. Savannah has this huge secret except only one person knows. I love Savannah and Jeremy as a couple, they both complimented each other when they were committed and their romance was off the charts hot. Throughout this book, they were a train wreck. Partially because Savannah has the worst self-esteem, and what makes it worse is that all her friends know that. Jeremy just baffles me. Any man that just loses his mind from any woman touching him makes me puke, I mean come on…show some will! The story went well up until the big secret reveal. After that I just wanted it to be over. I am so disappointed with how Savannah’s two biggest supporters and supposed best friends just dump her. Only one person actually is there for her and it was just heartbreaking. That friendship that I loved from the first was gone. It actually took drastic measures for anyone to see what a dick they were being to her. Why did I give this 4 stars then? Well, other than the story plot, the writing was fantastic. Easily pulled in and hard to put down. I did shed a tear or two, and laughed a few times as well. I hold hope that the strength in friendship returns later although this one might have ruined that image for me. 

People make mistakes when they're young, but how they choose to come back from those mistakes is what matters in the end.

Savannah Morgan found true love at a very early age, but one rash decision — one that she would regret for the rest of her life — was all it took to end her relationship with the love of her life.

For seven years, Jeremy Matthews has accepted being ""just friends"" with the only woman he's ever loved. Finally deciding that enough is enough, Jeremy relentlessly pursues Savannah until he forces her to see just how right they are for each other.

When Savannah's past mistake is revealed, threatening the future she so desperately wants, the fate of their relationship lies in Jeremy’s hands. Will he be able to forgive Savannah, or is the relationship truly over?

When struggles and obstacles threaten the foundation of Savannah and Jeremy's relationship, will they choose to let each other go, or rise from the ashes of the past to claim their happiness?

I looked back out my window at Jeremy, taking in the broad chest, ripped abs, and muscular arms pushing the mower around my front lawn. Sweat was running down his sexy-as-sin torso, pulling my eyes to the worn out jeans that were resting low on his hips. The white T-shirt he’d shown up in earlier had been discarded and was hanging out the waistband of the back of his pants. He was a walking advertisement for sex, and even my neighbors couldn’t help but come outside to appreciate him.
I let out a sexually repressed sigh and went back to my conversation with Lizzy. “He’s bulked up a bit over the years, but yeah, for the most part, he’s always been pretty cut.”
She was silent for several seconds. “No offense, babe, but how in the ever-living hell did you give up having sex with that for the past seven years?”
I leaned my head against the glass and squeezed my eyes shut. “With an iron will.”
She started laughing on the other end of the phone. “How’s that working out for ya right now?”
“Well, considering I’m two seconds from knocking his ass out just so I can take advantage of him, I’d say not so good.”
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Meet the Author

Jessica was born and raised in Texas—where she’ll stay because she claims the cost of living in Texas excuses the god-awful weather. She is first and foremost a wife and mother. Because of those two things, she’s also a self proclaimed wino and coffee addict.
She’s always been and avid lover of all types of books, but romances are her main favorites.
Jessica’s husband likes to say reading is her obsession, but she likes to call it her passion…there’s a difference.

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