Falling Embers by Catherine Cowles
I’ve loved Calder Cruz from the moment he taught me how to fly. Racing down a mountain and giving me the release I so desperately needed. My understanding. My safe space.
Hadley has fought for a life of her own ever since her sister’s kidnapping. When she was drowning in expectations and family pressures, Calder was always the one who understood her.
Until one night changed it all. From best friends to strangers in a single breath.
She’s like a fire that lives inside me. Even when I thought it was all burned out, there were still embers that lived in my bones.
Calder knows what it’s like to almost lose the people he loves most. He’ll never make that kind of mistake again. Working at the fire station and taking care of his daughters are the only things he needs.
All it takes is a single moment to make him realize how wrong he is. A split second of coming close to losing the woman he has always loved.
But as long-buried embers light anew, there are those who lurk in the shadows. And they’ll do whatever it takes to extinguish that flame for good…
4 Heart Review by Ashley
It's official....Catherine Cowles can do no wrong. Case in point...Falling Embers. From the very beginning it grabbed me in the chest and didn't let go.
I absolutely loved Hadley. Her strength and resolve. Her adventurous spirit. Her battered heart that took hit after hit but still tried. Still loved. No one more than Calder. Her brother's best friend. The boy who taught her to fly. The man always just out of reach.
Oh Calder. He wore his pain and fear on his sleeve. Rightfully so. He couldn't risk it, risk anything because his girls were counting on him. I loved seeing him in dad mode. In boss firefighter mode. In protective mode when threats towards Hadley started coming in.
There was no denying the chemistry between these two. I could feel it pulsing off the pages. But there was also years of pain and guilt they were holding too. I was so glad they found a safe place to lay their fears in one another. More than that, the relationship that Hadley had with the girls melted my heart. She saw them for who they were and encouraged them to be wholeheartedly themselves. But not everyone was happy about Calder and Hadley's relationship.
I will say that I guessed who was behind all the threats towards Hadley about halfway through the book. BUT! I didn't see just how twisted things would get. My heart was pounding as everything played out in slow motion. Talk about intense reading. Hadley and Calder's second-chance romance was a sexy and emotional thrill ride from start to finish (and I'm not just talking about the jumps) and I couldn't get enough.
About the Author
Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she's not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.
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