Fragments of Ash (Modern Fairytale Collection) by Katy Regnery
Released: October 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Katharine Gilliam Regnery
Reviewed by Keyrsten
My name is Ashley Ellis…
I was thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.
When I turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched "work" he expected me to do.
With the help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier's clutches, but his twin sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at nothing to return my virgin body to their father
…dead or alive.
** Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection: contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.
The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) - available now
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) - available now
Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) - available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) - available now
Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) - available now
Sheer Heaven (Rapunzel) - available now
Fragments of Ash (Cinderella) - available now
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – coming soon
When it comes to slow burns I don't always trust them. They've gotten burn oh so good for me to get into them. By that I mean the chemistry and storyline have to be oh so scrumptious that it distracts me from the agony of the slow burn. Did Katy succeed in doing this with Ash and Julian ... *drumroll* ... YES!
Ash is trying to find her bearings in the world and Julian does everything he can to push her away. As time goes on he can't help but be drawn to the sweet kindhearted Ash. They both have built up such high walls around their hearts, that it takes time for them to open up to one another. Ash is inexperienced when it comes to men, so it was refreshing to see Julian be patient and tender with her as she learns this whole new side to herself. To me, a good chunk of time when there is a virgin FMC in a story the author almost always throws her into some acrobatic porn scene to lose her virginity in. Is that every girl's dream? Possibly. Is that reality? Hell no. Julian took the time to chip away at Ash's emotional and sexual walls, allowing her to feel every ounce of love they shared together.
The way I felt about the chaos that ensues due to Ash's step-father, is the same way I feel while watching Marriage Reality Boot Camp. I can't helped but be sucked into it, even if I want to occasionally roll my eyes I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame. It's like when you drive by an accident on the freeway and you can't help but stare at it as you drive by. Did some of the plot twists make me put on my "Really?" face? Yes, but that was part of the joy of the story. There were truly villainous individuals, twists at every turn, and of course you can't have a fairytale retelling without a bit of chaos and darkness.
This was more than just a love story. This was a story about finding yourself and letting people in. It was about believing that not everyone will hurt you, and that real love is worth a fight.
Rating: 4 stars
Give me an alpha male with a woman who aces all forms of sarcasm and I'm putty in you hands -- bonus points if a Reverse Harem is involved. Supernatural esque romance and power plays tend to make my heart go pitter patter. I haven't met a book I wasn't willing to try, so if you've got recommendations email them my way. I'm a foul mouthed makeup addicted with slight wino tendencies.