From the Ashes

From the Ashes After a rough start to their relationship Deck and Naim are living together and living well except they re not The fire at the clinic and those behind it are still a specter in the background of thei

  • Title: From the Ashes
  • Author: Lillian T. MacGowan
  • ISBN: 9781623008536
  • Page: 128
  • Format: ebook
  • After a rough start to their relationship, Deck and Naim are living together and living well except they re not The fire at the clinic and those behind it are still a specter in the background of their lives, soon to come to the forefront Someone is stalking them, and as the acts grow increasingly violent and threatening, the boys make an unsettling discovery that turnsAfter a rough start to their relationship, Deck and Naim are living together and living well except they re not The fire at the clinic and those behind it are still a specter in the background of their lives, soon to come to the forefront Someone is stalking them, and as the acts grow increasingly violent and threatening, the boys make an unsettling discovery that turns Naim s world inside out.They re sorely tried and tested, and even with the support of the neighborhood and Deck s firefighting crew, people get hurt Deck has to decide how much hurt he s willing to take on for the sake of Naim, and Naim has to decide once and for all what sort of man he wants to be all while navigating a terrifying world of crime, violence and depravity.

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    1. I didn’t really intend to jump into book 2 because book 1 ended with what I thought was a fairly strong happy for now ending. I also couldn’t imagine what more the author had to write about in a next book that was almost 400 pages long. It turns out there was a lot to write about…relationships, friendships and community.This book for me was both emotionally exhausting and satisfying. Deck and Naim were not always okay. They argued, and unintentionally hurt one another. But even through the [...]

    2. Naim and Deck are just getting into their relationship but someone has plans to keep things from moving forward with the new clinic. Naim is getting little presents and there’s warnings that no one can ignore. As Naim still struggles with his past and his issues, can Deck and Naim survive through it all together and intact?Naim has issues. We know he does. They manifest themselves and it’s not pretty. It hurts us as readers. It hurts Deck. He doesn’t deserve it. Naim tries to fix it. To ma [...]

    3. 4.5 rounded up to 5 starsI'm not sure I can do this book justice, but I will try. This was a roller coaster of emotions. There is so much that happens in this book. There were parts that were very frustrating. The bad guy seems to be winning, and no justice seems to be on the horizon. They decide to fight him in the media, and the consequences are heartbreaking. Decker is a rock, and continues to support and love Naim without fail. However, Naim is struggling as the circumstances bring on memori [...]

    4. 2.5 stars for me I had such high hopes for this book but unfortunately this just didn’t work for me. I think I’m one of the few that just didn’t love this book. I had in my mind it was going to be about something else but as I finished the book I went back and looked at the description from the author/publisher and it was spot on with the description. I think in my head I romanticized the relationship between Naim and hottie firer fighter Deck. I was hoping it was going to be about them le [...]

    5. OK, so part two of the story of Naim and Deck. I think I’m probably going to go with a Likes and Dislikes sort of review, and as this one didn't work for me as much as Smoke and Mirrors, my rating will be 4.5 stars.LikesThe fact that Freya, Mrs Potty Mouth, was hardly in the story. A huge plus in my opinion, nuff said.The Firefighters calendar/organiser. I creased myself up laughing at all the comments made, both by the guys from the station and their ‘customers’. Naim’s fetish for seein [...]

    6. 3.5 starsThis one didn't work as well for me as the first. I like Deck and Naim as a couple and there is one scene in particular with them (the one in front of the mirror) that was incredibly beautiful and touching. Bosko was great for comic relief and cutting to the chase when the guys would beat around the bush and happily Freya was far in the background in this one. I did find myself struggling a bit around the middle of this one, but I can't quite figure out why. It did tie up the loose ends [...]

    7. Just incredible. You must read Smoke and Mirrors first to understand this book. But this has even more depth and so many layers. Deck and Naim almost broke my heart in this one. But this author does a wonderful job of balancing the sorrow, tragedy and chaos of their experiences, and those of all their friends and family, with humor and love and understanding and forgiveness. Hard to believe I could be nearly in tears on one page and laughing out loud a few pages later. Love all the secondary cha [...]

    8. WHEW! This was quite the emotional roller coaster. I just LOVE LOVE LOVED this sequel, eleventy billion stars for this!! I just loved Deck and Naim's growth, set backs and all, to their relationship, although the part around the first third of the story made my heart ache for these two men. I also LOVED Bosco and how he basically stole all the scenes he was in. Excellent interaction between all the characters, I loved the feeling of family and "together" with all the firemen and cops and doctors [...]

    9. Wow. Okay, I need a minute. Or two. Review to come :)----Some books make you laugh. Some keep you on the edge of your seat while the angst pours from the page. Some books fill you with passion. Some make you cry and touch your heart. This book hit each of those things for me.“His giant body twisted and pitched in tune with Naim’s, and they played off each other and into each other, dancing like heathens. Deck gripped Naim’s hair in a tight fist, mindful not to pull, forever aware of Naim a [...]

    10. Book sequels are so hit-and-miss for me that I usually lower my expectations before reading them. Luckily, From the Ashes actually exceeded my expectations, and I’m soooo glad! Though I miss the falling-in-love aspect of Deck and Naim’s relationship from the first book, I was completely pulled in by how much more gets revealed to us as their love progresses. Ate up every word! It had a ton of laughter and heartache, with plenty of drama/danger, which made for a fulfilling and exciting read.T [...]

    11. Heart-wrenching. That's the best way to describe this sequel. I absolutely loved Smoke & Mirrors. I cried, laughed, my heart broke for Naim. Well From the Ashes was no different. I was literally cracking up out loud on the subway, tears in my eyes half the time. This story is just that good! The obstacles this group suffer through are inmense. What I love most, besides the hot sex between Deck & Naim, are the characters. This story is about the whole firehouse crew, the kids in the Botto [...]

    12. OH YES! THIS AUTHOR MUST KEEP WRITING, IN MY OPINION!OK, I have to admit, I haven't finished the book, yet, so I'll be back, but half way through, I'm just as thrilled with it as I was with "Smoke and Mirrors". Any one who has been undecided about reading this book, read it. More than well worth it. Her characters again are strong and consistent, her plot moves in a well thought out chronology -NO doubt the ending will not disappoint

    13. I was reading this book for a very long time but it wasn't a difficulty, mostly I really enjoyed it, in a quiet, meditative sort of way. I really liked Deck and Naim in the first book and it was a pleasure to spend more time with them. Still After reading the first book, I was kinda worried what if something happens to them in the second book and I'll be upset. As it was, I was glad when something happened - they fought, or a disaster struck - because otherwise it was just very long, very sweet [...]

    14. So this book didn't work as well for me as the first one, and I can't really put my finger on why that is exactly. The story starts off where the first one ends, and this is the fall out from the loss of the clinic.Dex and Naims relationship faces a lot of hardship in this story, which they both have to learn how to lean on each other. The middle did really drag for me, and I kind of lost interest but really wanted to see how everything played out. Overall and okay read for me.

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