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From Ashes To Flames: A Stand Alone Enemy To Lovers Grumpy Single Dad Romance (A West Brothers Novel Book 1) Kindle Edition
After losing his wife in a plane crash, Dr. Greydon West finds himself struggling to manage his life. A single father of two, he’s barely hanging on.
He’s also hiding a secret that’s ripping him to shreds.
Forced to hire a nanny, he’s unprepared for the quirky woman who shows up to fill the role.
Marin McClain’s life couldn’t get any worse. Dumping her cheating boyfriend and getting fired from her dream job sends her spiraling.
As a last resort, she takes the nanny job for the hot-tempered, grumpy bosshole Dr. West.
determined to be the best nanny possible, Marin soon wonders why the grouchy doctor ever had kids in the first place.
When she accidentally stumbles upon his secret, Dr. West reluctantly reveals the mystery behind his brusque behavior.
She begins to soften toward him as they find an undeniable attraction blossoming.
After sharing one heated kiss, lust explodes between them that’s impossible to ignore.
Will they pursue this forbidden relationship, or will their hearts end up flaming into ashes instead?
"A deliciously sexy slow-burn romance. I absolutely loved this book!!"Tia Louise, USA Today Bestselling Author
From Ashes To Flames (A West Brothers Novel, #1) features surprising plot twists and a mix of lovable characters that will keep you turning the pages. If you like raw emotion with splashes of humor, then start this series today.
From USA Today bestselling author, A.M. Hargrove, comes From Ashes To Flames (A West Brothers Novel, Book 1). This is a stand-alone, single dad, enemies to lovers, second chances, nanny contemporary romance.
From Ashes To Flames and all the other books in The West Brothers series, including From Ice To Flames, and From Smoke to Flames can be read as stand-alone novels.
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What happens when this uptight, grouchy doctor tangles with his quirky nanny?
Marin, the quirky, rebellious nanny moves into the stuffy Dr. West's house to take care of his children. Neither of them turn out to be what each other expected.
Manhattan's hottest veterinarian wrangles with his new neighbor.
When Milly moves next-door to the hot and steamy Hudson, all bets are off. Only he has a young son and she has a 160 pound dog.
Pearson West, a famous divorce attorney ends up in rehab and his counselor is one of the people he won a case against.
When Pearson enters rehab, his psychologist turns out to be Rose Wilson. He represented her ex-husband in their divorce and she despises him. How can sh possibly be empathetic toward him?
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One day on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast-forward. If she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that novel she had dreamt of her whole life. She slammed on the brakes, made a crazy decision, and quit her job. Then she reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker, Grey Goose Aficionado, and #WalterThePuppy Lover. If you're around her for more than five minutes, you'll soon notice she has a tendency to talk your ear off. Believe it or not, all her crazy stories she tells are true too.
Please find her books and stalk her at http://www.amhargrove.com
- ASIN : B07CSWLP64
- Publisher : UAN Publishing; 1st edition (May 1 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 5457 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 386 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #37,164 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I loved the banter between these two. I really admired Marin and found her to be a great character, especially the way she kept her head up and moved forward when found in a couple of circumstances that had the power to hurt. Grey, dear Grey....I wanted to kick him more than once, but he redeemed himself. The kids were a great addition to the story.
This is a well written story about two people finding love when they least expected or wanted it.
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If you’re a fan of single dad romances and, like me, you loved A.M. Hargrove’s ‘For The Love of English’ then you MUST read this!!
From Ashes To Flames has sent me on an emotional roller coaster of a ride. And what a ride! The fast paced plot had me hooked from the beginning and kept on the edge of my seat for most of the time, when I wasn't chuckling to myself. One hilarious scene in particular had me laughing so out loud so hard. You can always rely on this author to add her quirky sense of humour to her books. Pure genius!
I love a strong female lead who isn’t afraid to say what she’s thinking and Marin McLain was all that and more. With her rainbow coloured hair, piercings and tattoos and sassy mouth Dr. Greydon West didn’t know what had hit him. He'd definitely met his match with Marin.
Although Grey seemed quite distant and unfeeling at the start I adored that hot, sexy doctor *sighs*. Did I mention that he was hot?
I did feel for Grey over what he went through but at one point I did want to grab him by the shoulders to shake some sense into him and shout, ‘GET A GRIP, MAN!! LOOK WHAT YOU’RE DOING!!!!’
Six year old Kinsley TOTALLY stole the show. She turned my heart to mush with her Irish step-dancing and her ‘clicky shoes’.
From Ashes To Flames was a definite 'Goldilocks' read for me...just right.
It had just the right amount of humour, angst, drama, tension and sizzling, hot passion. Oh, and the surprise at the end was simply perfect!
I know I’m not doing this book the justice it deserves but trust me, this is one you need on your kindle. Go #1Click the hell out of this, I can't recommend it enough!!
Usually I’m not a huge fan of age difference in a book but I didn’t mind it in this case because both characters were old enough for my liking. I was also glad that it wasn't one of those daddy romances because although there was a 15-year age gap, the heroine was already 26 and mature enough to handle a 41 year old man so that I never had the feeling she would be too young for him or he too old for her.
I absolutely loved this book which started with a bang! There was so much going on right from the start which made it so easy to get sucked into the story and I kind of felt like being a teenager again, in love for the first time and making a fool out of myself because I was so giddy the whole time. I may have a huge crush on Greydon. =P
The love story was a slow burn for anyone who likes to know, but let me tell you, it's so worth it and absolutely perfect! There’s no way it would have been that good if the characters were head over heels in love from the beginning because the story definitely needed to take its time to unravel and for the H and h to be comfortable with each other. Especially since Grey had a lot to deal with until he could even acknowledge Marin’s presence.
I would have never expected the story to go this way because honestly, I feared that once the characters got it on with each other that it would be all lovey-dovey and soon get boring but WOW! My worries were for nothing because I was totally engrossed in this book from start to finish. Talk about unpredictable and unputdownable!! It's nothing like I've read before and definitely the best nanny book I've read so far.
Greydon was a broken hero who had to deal with a lot of pent-up anger and frustration which was totally understandable. I felt so very sorry for him because he would have needed to get everything off his chest before his world fell apart but life doesn’t always go the way you want it to. Anyway, I noticed that there were some people who didn't like the way Greydon treated Marin or how he acted at times. (Although he got his ass handed to him a time or two from her because she certainly was capable of handling a guy like him).
I'd just like to say that I had no problem with Grey’s behavior because although it must have been hard for Marin, I could totally relate to his feelings and how frustrated he was. He couldn’t act any differently because of the situation he was in and his actions were absolutely comprehensible. He was authentic and I loved to follow the process of his recovery. The author did an outstanding job with this story!!
My feelings were all over the place during this read and I wish I could have bottled up all those good emotions to have them at hand when I needed a dose of love.
I loved Marin's character. She was awesome and did what she thought was right and never let anyone dictate her anything she didn't want to do. I also loved her appearance because she wasn’t the typical beauty of the rich society with her colorful hair, piercings and tattoos.
The kids were the most well-behaved children and so adorable. Kinsley was so funny and a really clever and smart girl. She and Aaron were always good-humored and almost too good to be true.
I loved this book something fierce and can't wait for Grey's brothers’ stories!!