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Lukas: Ashes & Embers, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Storm's younger cousin. Vandal's little brother. You've met him in the background. The sweet one. The nice one. The one they can all rely on. In short, the good one.

He's a tattoo artist. He plays metal and classical music - on the violin. He's got a body built for sin. And he's 24.

In comes Ivy. She's a 36-year-old single mom who hasn't dated in 18 years. All she wanted was a tattoo. She got a whole lot more.

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Carian Cole (P)2016 Tantor

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    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 11-29-16
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 11-29-16 Member Since 2012

    Addicted to Audiobooks! Whispersync Deals! The Romance Genre! And Discovering New Authors and Narrators!

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    "Loved It! Awesome Story; Stellar Performance!"

    It's rare to find a series where we get a tasteful story about an older women and a younger man; usually it's the other way around. Way to go Cole! I loved it! I think my heart stopped when Ivy realized her husband was leaving her for a younger women.

    Nelson Hobbs and Tatiana Sokolov's performance was Stellar! They had me hanging on to every word, and I could feel the emotions Ivy went through! Kudos!

    All I can do is ditto all the positive reviews on this one! Awesome story, well worth the time and credit! Enjoyed every minute.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Everett, MA, United States 06-21-16
    Diane Everett, MA, United States 06-21-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Romance at its finest!"

    Lukas is such an amazing book boyfriend! Carian Cole draws his character as a tough, tattooed and pierced young man with a gentle "old soul". He woos a hesitant Ivy with kindness and honesty and only wants the same back from her.

    "Lukas doesn’t belong here, I realize right then. He’s a Knight. A prince. A warrior. A Viking. He’s one of those men that fight for love ’til the end of time."

    Ivy is reeling from break up of her marriage and is surprised to find herself so attracted to her young and sexy tattoo artist. Lukas helps her to see herself as a beautiful woman.

    “Shh . . . be a kitten tomorrow," he whispers, his hand sliding slowly up my arm. “Be a cougar tonight.”

    I can't express how much I adore this book and this series! I could read each book over and over to revel in the beautiful writing and all the amazing feelings as I fall in love with each character.
    For this reread, I listened to the audiobook and loved the narrators, Tatiana Sokolov and Nelson Hobbs! They did such a great job of bringing to life Ivy and Lukas. Their seamless narration kept me fully invested in the story right from the opening page!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer eiler 12-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "love will listen again "

    older women younger man both finding each other all the problems of this kind of love and how ppl will try to destroy it. totally love how it all unfolds worth the listen couldn't be more pleases

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jack huck 07-28-16
    jack huck 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another winner..."

    Loved the first one in this series, not a fan of the second, this one, which is the third one, is really good! On to the next now..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki 06-23-16
    Vicki 06-23-16 Member Since 2015

    I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that a fiction book was not realistic...come on now 'really'

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    "LUKAS...A YOUNG HOTTIE WITH AN 'OLE SOUL"

    I loved this book. Lukas is Vandal's younger brother and Storm's cousin. With their inheritance Lucas and Vandal open a tattoo shop that also includes a nice roomy apartment where Lucas lives.

    Ivy overhears her husband at midnight on the phone saying to someone "I love you and can't wait to f**k you, I'll see you Friday night." Ivy confronts him when he returns to their bedroom. He admits he has been having an affair for 1 year with an, of course, younger woman. He packs some clothes and leaves to go to his girlfriend's place. Ivy's reaction to the realization of what just happened had me crying right along with her.

    Some time passes and Ivy decides she going to start anew. Ivy's best friend gives her a coupon to a tattoo shop. This is where Lukas and Ivy's story begins.....

    Tatiana Sokolov is in my top 5 female performers. She put so much emotion into the first chapter I was crying with her. Nelson Hobbs made a very sexy Lukas.

    I'm really enjoying this series, although I did return Vandal...it was just too depressing.

    Absolutely with the credit and would recommend to anyone who likes a strong female lead who overcomes adversity and hot as heck male lead.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    PATRICIA 01-22-17
    PATRICIA 01-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This one may be my favorite"

    The tattoo artist living in an old church with stained glassed windows. While only 24, he is an old soul and you love him for it. Wanting the wife and family is all Lukas ever wanted. He meets Ivy, an older woman just coming out of an 18 year marriage with 2 kids. He feels the pull, but will she react? The chemistry between Ivy and Lukas is so great, you can't help but root for this couple. He is incredible, literally the perfect man. He has a past with hurt and depression, which he relives with Ivy by his side. She has a jerk(putting it mildly, I wanted to crawl in the book and choke him) of an ex husband, with Lukas showing Ivy her real worth. They are able to work out their age difference, bridge the family, but that is just not enough! There are several twists in this book that were surprising to me...waiting to see how the last one will effect the future of this couple!

    Tatiana Sokolov and Nelson Hobbs narrated this dual POV. Love them both. Carian Cole writes incredible emotional books with some humor, gives her characters grit and backbone and picks the best narrators to give the stories life.

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    vilma 01-20-17
    vilma 01-20-17
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    "Best in the series"

    I like all the books in this series but this one is the best. Lukas is a great character.Very mature for his age. Ivy is a bit insecure but together they complement each other. No spoilers. If you've listened to the others you must hear this one too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ronna Kulongowski 10-26-16 Member Since 2016

    I am a Lover of Audible books and also cd and mp3 books. I have 3 grown children, 9 grandchildren and I have been married for 31 years.

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    "book 3 rocks!!!!!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lukas, he's so open and awesome.....


    What about Nelson Hobbs and Tatiana Sokolov ’s performance did you like?

    as always, they both bring the male and female characters to life and set great scenes with there voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh out loud and cried .....


    Any additional comments?

    so far the whole series has been great.... book three so worth the listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela East Haven, CT, United States 09-17-16
    Pamela East Haven, CT, United States 09-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "OMG!!!"

    I cried through much of this book! Lucas has the most loving heart pure soul and you just want to love him! if you aren't into emotional and heart wrenching this book is not for you! I loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Houston, TX, United States 09-14-16
    Jennifer Houston, TX, United States 09-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome!!!"

    I do not typically review books, however this one touched my heart and had to share. For those of you who have loved an unconventional person or who are one themselves unconventional, this book is for you! It is well written and has a wonderful story line.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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