Book Review: Soaring (Magdalene #2) by Kristen Ashley


American heiress Amelia Hathaway needs to start anew. 

Her husband cheated on her, and when everything she wanted in life slipped through her fingers, she fell apart. When she did, she took another heart wrenching hit as she lost the respect of her children.

When her ex took her family from California to live in the small town of Magdalene in Maine, Amelia decided it was time to sort herself out. In order to do that and win her children back, she moves to Cliff Blue, an architectural masterpiece on the rocky coast of Magdalene.

Her boxes aren’t even unpacked when she meets Mickey Donovan, a man who lives across the street, a man so beautiful Amelia takes one look at Mickey and knows she wants everything from him.

The problem is, she finds out swiftly that he’s friendly, he’s kind, but he doesn’t want everything back.

Amelia struggles to right past wrongs in her life at the same time find out who she wants to be. She also struggles with her attraction to the handsome firefighter who lives across the street.

But Amelia will face a surprise when her friendly neighbor becomes not-so-friendly. As Amelia and Mickey go head to head, Amelia must focus on winning back the hearts of her children.

She soon discovers she also must focus on winning the heart of a handsome firefighter who understands down to his soul the beautiful heiress who lives across the street is used to a life he cannot provide.

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HELL YEAH! We are back to the Kristen Ashley whose books I fell in love with in the first place. I was on the verge of giving up on her, I thought that her books were becoming redundant an her male leads were starting to blend into one heaping ball of badass male but had no individual redeeming qualities. This book put all those fears to rest. I was crying in the first quarter of the book. I thought that the journey of self-discovery that Amelia went on was AMAZING. I felt her pain, her loss, her self-loathing, and then I felt her self-discovery, her love for her kids, and eventually how happy she was with herself. Now don’t get me wrong Mickey is badass in the way that all of Kristen’s Hero’s are, and boy does she do it well, but unlike in her last few books, he’s an individual that is easily defined and is not like half of her other male characters. She’s had single dad’s before, but he takes the cake. I love how well written both of these characters were. I think she did a brilliant job with the very real struggle of blended families. I am so amazed with this book. So Ms. Ashley PLEASE please PLEASE keep going in this vein. I loved this book!

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