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.
Hot damn.... the Phoenix has risen!
I'm not gonna lie, I was eagerly awaiting for Out of the Ashes to land on my reader and it was totally worth the wait. RC Boldt really knocked it out of the park with this book and the readers reap the rewards.
Hendy is not your typical alpha hero, he's a survivor. He's seen the worst and after a few bumps in the road, he's come out on the other end a better man.
Presley is not slouch either. She's a strong, independent woman that works hard to cares deeply. She's been thrown some hard knocks here and there, but she's a kind, loving person despite it. Her heart is pure and made of gold.
The chemistry between Hendy and Presley is hot, hot, hot. I love watching them fight their connection because it's clear that they belong together. And when the path was cleared for them to finally be together the temperature rises quickly. There's a lot of sexy goodness contained between the pages of Out of the Ashes.
I loved every single minute of Out of the Ashes and couldn't put it down. I have loved all of RC Boldt's heroes, but Hendy is now by far my ultimate favorite.
Out of the Ashes is a fun, sexy, captivating book that will keep you glued to the pages from start to finish. The love is intense and the angst intriguing. This is a read that will give you a book hangover that will stay with you long after you've finished.
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.