Sunday, 23 March 2014

Release Day blitz - Broken Wings by Erika Ashby

Lynsie Fox has what she considers to be a perfect life. Married to Lincoln, a military pilot, she's living the Army life she's always loved. Being a sucker for great love stories, Lynsie makes it her mission to find Lincoln's best friend and co-pilot, Dax Adams, a good woman. Losing the one woman he's ever loved, Dax attempts to be a good sport by playing along in Lynsie's match-making scheme. However, Dax is certain he will never get the woman of his dreams. But life doesn't always fly smoothly. When turbulence strikes, Lynsie watches her world crash and burn around her, leaving her empty with broken wings. Despite her grief, can she mend the pieces back together and learn to fly again?
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We waste no time stripping each other down once we make it back home.

“You know what I love most?” Lincoln asks as his tongue dances across my bare stomach.

“Hmm,” is all I can manage as I lift my back, pressing myself closer to his mouth of goodness.

“The way you taste.” He licks circles around my navel, teasing my body in a way only he knows best. “The way you taste, baby, it puts every rainbow to shame.”

“Taste the rainbow,” I moan as his mouth continues its path down my waist.

“I plan on licking my way to your pot of the gold.” His hot breath against my inner thigh shoots a jolt of electricity through my body.
I giggle and moan all at once. “All yours, baby,” I gasp as I turn to putty beneath him.

“Say it again,” he demands as he nips and licks, teasing my skin.

“I’m yours. Only yours. Always yours,” I manage to pant before he swipes his tongue right where I want him most. My hands are firm against his head pulling at his short locks, holding him in place as he licks and fingers me until I come undone around his mouth.

He kisses his way back up my body and slides between my legs. I feel him at my entrance, but he stays put until he’s face to face with me. Grabbing me by my chin, he tilts my face up to look him square in the eyes.

“And I am yours. Only yours. I will always be yours,” he breathes against my lips before claiming them. His lips against mine are firm, needy, and full of passion as he pushes himself inside me.

I moan into his mouth as our tongues battle for control. He’ll win. He always does, but in cases such as this, I gladly accept defeat.

My Rating = Five stars plus ++++ (ten stars!)
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.

Epic. That was the word that entered my head the minute I had finished this ‘unputdownable’ book. I am over the moon that Ms Ashby was persuaded to do a military story and with that she has created an absolutely beautiful and heart wrenching tale that deservedly is a five star (ten stars!) read for me.

Lynsie Fox is the woman who has everything but then tragedy strikes leaving her with nothing, or is there hope she has been given a second chance by fate or had fate already driven the path she was unknowingly on?

Oh WOW where to start? OK.  Lincoln Fox is a hot military man with all that that entails (big swoon!) and to top that he is a pilot. In the army. (Even bigger swoons!) But even more than that he loves his wife, his Lynsie Pearl. In the first part of the book we delve into the lives and love of Lynsie and Lincoln and their hopes for the future. To further encompass this perfect world is Dax, Lincoln’s best friend since forever and now also the best friend of his wife.

Lynsie is such a wonderfully strong woman, even in the depth of the deepest anguish she should ever know she fights it head on, knowing she has to come through this. However at first she cuts off everyone she knows, as is her coping mechanism, but one person she cannot cope without is Dax. Only Dax could really understand what she is feeling and she leans on him as her anchor in a storm. In doing so she doesn’t realise that she is also helping Dax to live through the most distraught time of his life.

I was drawn to Dax from the first page, he was so heartbreakingly gorgeous with his scruffy but sexy blonde hair. He was devoted to his best friend and wife, hiding his own deepest feelings and always putting others first before himself. Such a wonderful and selfless man. How could anyone not fall in love with this character? A man with a kiss in his name is one I shall forever hold dear.

I can’t really divulge too much about the storyline as it really does need to be experienced every glorious step by step and turn of the page. It had me in floods of tears in parts and then later in sighs of bliss in others. It was hauntingly enthralling that all I could do was read, nothing else could drag me away from reading this.
It was so beautifully written and yes there were parts I did not want to turn the page as I knew it was going to break my heart but the way it evolved from the pages just tempted me further in. It opened my eyes to the dangers our military personnel not only come up against in war but also on home shores undertaking routine training and skills.

Throughout the read there were various songs that came into my head and yes Wings Beneath My Wings was one of them. There was also John Legend’s  All of Me and Westlife’s Flying Without Wings which made the tears flow faster I can tell you!

It was such an amazing and emotional read and by far the best I have read by Ms Ashby (and that takes some beating) It resonated deep in my heart that even after I had finished reading it I felt the loss even weeks later. I really can not recommend this book enough. For one who loves military romance this just hit all my expectations and needs. Beautifully done. 
This is purely Foxylutely BR blog playlist and one we felt enhanced our reading experience.

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Being born an "Army Brat", Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She's a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn't until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.
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