4 little bookworms

From Ashes
Molly McAdams

When Cassidy Jameson's best friend Tyler took her to Texas with him when he left for college, she was expecting his cousin, their new roommate, to be a Stetson-wearing cowboy since his family owned a ranch; not this incredibly gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl that seemed to make the world stop whenever she looked at him. Because of her past, she's only ever trusted two men in her life, Tyler and her dad whom passed away when she was six. But there's something about Gage that draws her to him in a way she can't explain, only problem? He's always telling Tyler that he doesn't want Cassidy living there and sees her as nothing more than his little sister.

Gage Carson was excited his cousin Tyler was coming to live with, and go to college with him. When he'd called to ask if he could bring his friend Cassi with him, Gage didn't care. Gage had heard about this mysterious friend since they were kids and felt like he already knew her. Nothing would prepare him for watching her jump out of Ty's Jeep though. Not only was Cassi the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, but there was something about her that within seconds of meeting her, made Gage want to protect her, and make her his. Too bad Tyler made it a point to remind Gage on a daily basis that he was dating her and she was completely off limits.

For a year and a half, Gage and Cassidy dance around their feelings for each other as Tyler continues to keep them apart; until one day Tyler unknowingly pushes her right into Gage's arms. With Tyler unable to keep lying to them, they finally start a relationship both have been craving since their first meeting. But when an accident and disaster sends her back to Tyler and California, will Cassidy be able to come face to face with the demons from her past to live a life she and Gage deserve; or will the fact that she once again ran to Tyler be the final push that ends Cassidy and Gage for good?

I liked this book! So much more than I did 'Taking Chances'. The author did ramble on a little towards the end like in that book, but not nearly as much. Sometimes I just want her to end the book earlier on but to each their own. I don't always have to know the characters' entire life story in one book. The last few chapters always seem to go on and on and on. I get that they are living happily ever... just wrap it up already.

First, let's start off with Gage Carson! Wow! Yum! Delish! Who doesn't love a Texas cowboy that just happens to be a gorgeous, sweet talking hunk of a fictional character? I know I sure do! Perfection! I loved his character from the first page till the last page.

Secondly, let's talk about Cassidy. She's a pretty cool character for the most part. Dumb, yeah. But not nearly as sheltered and stupid as the girl from 'Taking Chances'. You could actually relate to Cassidy even when she was doing things that made you want to punch her in the face.

Thirdly, let's talk about Tyler. Seriously a giant douche! Even when he was having his "good" moments throughout the book, I still hated him. Which was good because then I knew that Cassidy wasn't going to end up with him instead of Gage. She might be retarded at times but she wasn't a horrible person who would pick a retard like Tyler over a hottie like Gage.

In 'Taking Chances', Harper only ended up with Brandon out of default when Chase died. I was seriously worried that the author was going to pull the same stunt in this book, but she didn't! Thank goodness! I wanted to be able to rate this one 5 Little Bookworms but I just couldn't with the prolong ending. Still, this book gave me a better understanding of Molly McAdam's writing choices. I'm just happy that this book didn't upset me as much as her last book did. So, go out and read this book because it was really good!



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