Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Through The Ashes, by Julia Wolf

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅโ„๐•†๐•‹ โ„•๐”ผ๐•Ž โ„๐”ผ๐•ƒ๐”ผ๐”ธ๐•Š๐”ผ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐“๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐€๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ ๐›๐ฒ ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ข๐š ๐–๐จ๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‹๐ˆ๐•๐„!

๐Ž๐ง๐ž-๐œ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ!


Iโ€™ve never fit in, but I have no desire to stand out either. I was perfectly fine hanging in the shadows, but my choice to remain anonymous is taken from me.

Iโ€™m thrust into the spotlight. His spotlight.

Asher Beck is a golden god at Savage River High. Football star, whip-smart, and popular, we donโ€™t belong in the same hemisphere, let alone circle. But underneath that perfection is a darkness he only reveals to me.

I have no idea what I did to capture Asherโ€™s attention, but he is relentless in his pursuit. The problem is, I canโ€™t tell if heโ€™s trying to break me or own me…and I donโ€™t know which I want more.

Broken boy meets broken girl.

Author’s Note: Through the Ashes is a high school bully romance with mature themes and dubious situations some readers may find offensive. If heroes who are golden on the outside but dark as night on the inside aren’t your thing, this book isn’t for you!

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Through The Ashes is a dark, twisted bully romance. Asher is such a complex character, and while it seems like there is zero in common between him and Bex at first, they are more alike than either one of them realizes.

Asher hates that he’s so drawn to Bex, and it’s a while before we find out why he hates her. And it was a brilliant twist, because the reason he despises Bex and her family is the only thing that Bex seems to be hanging on to in her family. The push and pull between the characters is so full of angst. Both of their lives are in shambles, and every time that Bex and Asher seem to make progress in not hating one another, they take two steps back as that progress goes up in flames.

By the end of the story, these two broken souls find a sense of solace in the other that they never would have imagined they would that first explosive night they hooked up at a high school party. Through The Ashes is the second book in a series about interconnected characters. I did not read book #1 and did not feel like I was missing pieces of the backstory. It reads as a standalone.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


Julia Wolf is a lover of all things romance. From steamy, to sweet, to funny, to so dirty youโ€™ll be blushing for days, she loves it all.

Formerly a hair stylist, she spent years collecting stories her clients couldnโ€™t wait to spill. And now that sheโ€™s writing full time, sheโ€™s putting those stories to use, although all identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent!

Julia lives in Maryland with her three crazy, beautiful kids and her patient husband who sheโ€™s slowly converting to a romance reader, one book at a time.






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