Book Title: Lukas (Ashes & Embers #3)
Author: Carian Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Hosted by: Book Fancy
Storm’s younger cousin. Vandal’s little brother. You’ve met him in the background. The sweet one. The nice one. The one they can all rely on. The good one. He’s a tattoo artist. He plays metal and classical music - on the violin. He’s got a body built for sin. He’s 24. In comes Ivy. She’s a 36 year old single mom who hasn’t dated in 18 years. All she wanted was a tattoo. She got a helluva lot more :) Being good has never been so bad.
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I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.
My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, was published in September of 2014 and book 2, Vandal, was published in February 2015 with several more of this series planned throughout 2015.
Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is definitely my favorite book of the series. The men in this family are similar in some ways, but they are so very different. Storm is a confident manly guy, and his book is pretty contemporary. Vandal is the broken bad boy, and his book is BDSM-ish. Lukas is a total renaissance man with an old soul, and his book is complete romance (mostly, of course it has it's drama bits).
Lukas is the baby of the family, on 24. Don't let his age fool you. He's absolutely ready to settle down. For so much of the storyline, Lukas just had me swooning. He is always ready with a romantic gesture and never afraid to tell how he feels.
Ivy is a 36 year old mother of two. Her husband recently left her for another woman after 20 years together so her life has pretty much been turned upside down. I identified with being a 30 something single mother of two. So when a ink & piercing covered younger guy who is an artist, business owner, violin player and great cook came after her hard, I fell for it.
Some of this story happened at the same time as what happened in the previous two books so the reader gets a better understanding of the whole family dynamic. Vandal's situation hit me harder in this book than in his own. Also I now see a pattern of Asher being the man that kind of moves things along. He's mysterious. Lukas seems to be the mature one under pressure. It's really neat how they all fit together. This book did leave some questions about the future for some of the guys. I'm looking forward to more.