Release Date: April 7
From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance, Ashes, set in the same dangerous world as Sparrow Web. You do not need to read the Web of Sin or Tangled Web trilogy to get caught up in this new and intriguing saga, Web of Desire.
“From what I’ve tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire…” ~ Robert Frost
Will this renewed desire warm my soul or consume my world?
Is it too late?
Will the life we yearn to have survive the ashes?
ASHES is book three of the WEB OF DESIRE trilogy that began with SPARK, continued with FLAME, and concludes in ASHES.
Writing a « no spoiler » review will be hard as it’s the third book of the series. But let’s try it!
From the synopsis you can guess that Maddeline has found Patrick again.
We were left on a double cliffy by the end on book two. About a big reveal concerning Maddie’s identity and about uncertainty for her fate!
Would she stay prisoner or would she be freed?
The third book starts right where we left and I thank Aleatha for quickly dealing with one of these two cliffy. Aleatha went straight to business and I am grateful as I can’t stand unnecessary angst!
That does not mean that this book was like a cake walk! Far from it as I think this trilogy is the darkest and hardest Aleatha has ever written!
What’s been done to Maddie was unfathomable. We already learned a lot of her horrific past in the second book but this one was another level in cruelty.
Expect abuse and mind manipulation along with PTSD.
Maddie is extremely resilient and I don’t know how she didn’t crumble. Everyone else would have lost her sanity and probably her life but she was like a real phoenix.
You also have revenge as the central plot alongside many surprises concerning the nasty deeds of several side characters.
And Patrick…Patrick is the sweetest of all these alpha male in the Sparrow family. He is certainly not weak but there is a tenderness and a sweetness that sticks to him. I can hardly explain but that’s how I experienced smart, commanding, level headed but kind Patrick.
He was the perfect match for Maddie!
You have secrets, revenge, mobsters, killings, betrayal, abuse and strong women in this series alongside lots of chemistry!
Thank you Aleatha for that very nice epilogue!
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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!
Sweet review! It is indeed hard to review sequels in general. Unless you dive into spoilers! 😀
The darkest and hardest yet! Now I really must read the series. Been wanting too!
Double cliffy, love that. You’re reviews are so much more fun to read.
Thank you so much Trin!
This sounds like a tough read with the dark subject matter but I definitely like the sound of Patrick!
Added this on my TBR. Great review Sophie. 🙂 🙂
Thank you Lili!