Title: Out of the Ashes
Author: R.C. Boldt
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Phoenix /fēniks/: (in classical mythology) a unique bird inhabiting the Arabian Desert that burned itself on a funeral pyre before rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.
This isn’t mythology, it’s war, and Hendy is left in the hands of Hell’s cruelest gatekeepers.
His team is killed before his very eyes, and despite his efforts to save them, he’s captured and subjected to merciless torture—losing virtually every piece of his identity but his pulse.
After his rescue, he returns home from Afghanistan, saddled with facing the daunting task of healing his physical scars as well as the invisible ones—his emotional demons.
Dr. Presley Cole isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Embarking on a new journey, she makes it her mission to prove to Hendy that his life isn’t over; that he’s worthy of love.
Because sometimes even a phoenix needs help to rise…
Out of the Ashes.
I was enraptured from the start. Out Of The Ashes is a heavy read but it's beautifully written. R.C. Boldt touches you with what happens when a soldier is captured, tortured and then coming back from the ashes.
Hendy has lived in hell and is always reminded when he looks in the mirror. But he has to finally learn what it is deep inside himself. To finally be him again. He needs to face his obstacles but he needs help. Dr. Presley Cole has her work cut out for her with Hendy. With working one-on-one, she can see beneath his broken soul. While being together, their chemistry was insanely hot. A bond formed and even love and commitment. But Presley knew they could never be together unless he was able to look pass his looks. He needs to find himself.
Out Of The Ashes is a story that I couldn't put down. It does deal with heavy situations. War happens but it doesn't always have a positive outcome. But with a support system and asking for help, you can do anything.
4.5 Book Corner Stars
RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.