New Release: Sunny Shelly Reviews From Smoke To Flames, by A.M. Hargrove

 

Title: From Smoke to Flames

Series: The West Brothers Series #3

Author: A.M. Hargrove
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 23, 2019

 

Blurb
They say there’s a fine line between love and hate.
Ours was a mile wide.
To put it bluntly, my life sucked.
When I finally got up the courage to divorce
my jerk of a husband, never in a million years did I imagine his prick of an
attorney would gain him full custody of my daughter.
My scant two weekend visits per month killed
me.
And my ex made it as difficult as possible on
me every single time.
So imagine my shock when said attorney’s name
appeared at the top of the list at the in-patient substance abuse clinic where
I worked as a counselor.
My list.
The first thing that occurred was I completely
lost my Zen.
Then my blood boiled.
Then his chart flew across the room and
slammed into the wall.
How could this possibly be happening?
Karma couldn’t be this cruel.
How in the world could I be an empathetic
abuse counselor to the cocky Pearson West who destroyed my life?
I would rather become an addict myself, or
better yet, strangle him first.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

When Pearson went missing in the epilogue of From Ice To Flames, I was very intrigued. What did Annie Hargrove have planned for the last West brother’s story? What unfolds in From Smoke To Flames blew me away! The books are all stand-alones, but you really should read them in order to get the full effect of the West brothers!

If you’ve read the previous books in this series, you know that Pearson is a cut-throat divorce attorney, one of the best in Manhattan. But we never knew he was an alcoholic and drug addict until now. Pearson truly gets a second chance at life right from the start of this book, but he struggles every step of the way.

The last person ever that addiction counsellor Rose expected to become one of her clients at the Flower Power rehab facility is her ex-husband’s divorce attorney. If there is anyone Rose blames for losing custody of 4-year-old Montana to her angry, abusive ex-husband, it is Pearson West. The chemistry between them is electric from the start, but Rose holds SO MUCH hatred for Pearson, it’s border-line unprofessional.

Ultimately, Rose removes herself from Pearson’s case. And he goes about trying to atone for his past mistakes by helping Rose regain custody of Montana. As they work together on Rose’s case, she begins to thaw toward Pearson, and becomes a critical support in his recovery. And along the way, Pearson becomes a completely different person. The vulnerability he shows over and over again is heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once.

The twists and turns that this story took were amazing. The relationship between Pearson and Rose was a slow build, but a show of incredible strength on both their parts. The bond that Pearson has with his brothers, Grey and Hudson, is remarkable, and the support that he gets from his parents completes this close-knit bunch. But my favorite relationship in this story is the bond that forms between Mouse and Mister. Watching Pearson become wrapped around Montanta’s little finger made me feel all warm and fuzzy. He not only got a second (and third!) chance at life thanks to Rose, but he got the family his former jaded self never wanted.

I am sorry to see this series come to an end, but I loved the catch-ups with Grey and Marin, Hudson and Millie and all the kids. I’m excited to see what comes next in AM Hargrove’s next series, featuring the Wests’ cousin, Rose’s co-worker Sylvie.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

 

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Author Bio

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.
You can find out
more about her books at
www.amhargrove.com. To keep up to date with her, you
can subscribe to her newsletter here:
http://amhargrove.com/mailing-list/

 

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