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Title: Beauty in the Ashes
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 6, 2016


Some stories are a fairytale...but this isn't one.

Caelan Gregory’s life fell apart the night he went home and opened the door to find his whole family murdered. Since then, his life has held no meaning. He’s angry. He’s bitter. He’s barely human anymore. There’s nothing left to remind him of the straight A student, and football quarterback he once was…but he wasn’t a good person then, and he’s certainly not a good person now. He’s retreated into a world where all that exists is numbness and his passion for painting. 

When Sutton Hale moves into the apartment across the hall from Caelan she’s not prepared for her reaction to him. Something in his broken blue eyes calls to her—after all she’s always had an irrational need to fix everything. 

But Caelan doesn’t do relationships or feelings. He does drugs and alcohol. However, he can’t ignore his desire to get to know the raven-haired woman across the hall.

Two broken souls trying to mend one another. 

But not everything can be fixed.
In the end, Caelan and Sutton will have to learn that there is beauty in the ashes.

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Micalea Smeltzer surprised me with ‘Beauty In The Ashes’ as it was so not a book I was expecting from her. This emotive and enthralling read was four stars.

In this emotional tale two broken souls are brought together and laid out before you in this well written book. Full of twists and turns that keep you gripped right up until the end. Caelan and Sutton’s are both struggling. Both damaged by their pasts and have their own ways of coping and neither is looking for love.

Caelan is a sexy guy but is an angry drunk that has every right to be angry at the world. Numbing his pain in his drinking, partying ways and taking drugs he has found a way to just get through the day. Things changes when he comes across Sutton, inexplicably drawn to her despite how hard he tries to push her away.

Running from her own past Sutton doesn’t have any time or interest for falling for anyone but there is something about Caelan that she can relate with. Recognising the pain in him and feeling the connection and chemistry Sutton’s resolve begins to dissolve. Can two broken people be the missing piece for the other that makes them whole? 

Reading as Caelan and Sutton both managed to move on and begin to heal was captivating. You really feel for them both and want them to get the chance they deserve. This book managed to really get to me at parts and I was totally thrown by that ending.

Reviewed by Louise G.

Author Bio

Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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