Down To Ash by Melissa Blue

Posted in Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ Reviews 29th March 2016
Down To Ash by Melissa BlueDown To Ash by Melissa Blue
Series: #dirtysexygeeks #2
Published by Smashwords Edition on March 24th 2016
Pages: 172
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two-stars

She's his best friend's baby sister, and he's too broken to deserve her.
Victor Yang spent six years in the Army as a bomb tech, and when he came back from war, he was half out of his mind and completely dangerous to anyone who got too close to him. His friend saved his life, and now he's repaying that debt in the worst way possible.He shouldn't fantasize about Ashley's touch, her taste. Definitely shouldn't act on those urges. But he doesn't half-ass mistakes. One explosive night later, he's learned how sweet her forbidden fruit tastes, and is coming back for seconds. And if his friend finds out Victor knows exactly how Ash's skin feels beneath his tongue, his best friend will kill him.

Apparently, the violation of the so-called sacred brotherhood code is a big thing I never knew about, like the equivalent of the desecration of some religious rite which would incite extreme reactions from everyone all around.

Being a fan of the first book, I wish I could say I liked this book more, given its take on the best friend’s brother trope. My main quibble lay with the main characters themselves, whose self-indulgent and selfish ways were off-putting – particularly Ashley’s thoughtless and frivolous pattern of behaviour, always playing the victim somehow – but also inexplicable in their overwhelming idiocy that they display when it comes to the brotherhood code. Ultimately, this made the sudden revelation (and declaration) of love and the marriage proposal even more ridiculous by the end.

two-stars

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