Ashes by Suzanne Wright
Series: Dark In You #3
Also in this series: Burn, Embers
Published by Piatkus on July 4, 2017
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Knox and Harper's story continues as the Las Vegas lair - and its two infamous Co-Primes - face their most terrifying enemy yet . . .
Together, Harper and Knox have overcome just about every evil thing you can think of - from Horsemen of the Apocalypse to dark magic practitioners to Lucifer's insistent belief that he's hilarious. They're looking forward to some well-earned downtime - until Harper is attacked by mercenaries in the middle of her tattoo shop. Worse still, the attackers are trying to take her wings - the ones no one is meant to know she even has.
It's a near miss and once a furious Knox has managed to pull his demon back into line there's only one thing clear - someone knows Harper's secrets and is systematically setting out to destroy her. It seems likely that someone is the third Horseman - but how do they know so much about Harper? It seems the impossible might be true - they have an enemy hiding at the very heart of the lair.
To survive Harper will need to embrace power that's darker than she's ever experienced and even Knox can't protect her from everything - though God knows nothing's going to stop him trying. The stakes have never been higher, for if Harper's taken by this new threat, Knox won't be able to stop his demon from taking a vicious pleasure in tearing the world apart . . .
With Knox and Harper as the main characters of Suzanne Wright’s Dark in You series, I know I’m going to love any book in it, and Ashes did not disappoint.
I’ve decided in a perfect world, every woman would have her very own Knox. He’s a hot, sexy, driven, completely overprotective, alpha hero and best of all he has magic psychic hands and boy does he know how to use them. He loves Harper with his entire being, but despite his need to wrap her in bubble wrap and protect her from the world, he understands the need to let her fight her own battles. That being said, any fool who crosses her is a dead man walking. Once again Harper showed how utterly badass she is and how perfect she is for Knox because let’s face it, without Harper, Knox would burn the world down and not care.
Like the first two, Ashes had a lot, and when I say that, I mean a whole hell of a lot going on. At times I found it hard to keep up, but there were other times, especially in the middle, I felt like it was spinning its wheels just a bit. More than likely this was because annoying people kept intruding on my reading time and forcing me to put the book down. I am seriously proud of myself that I didn’t kill someone that day. I mean, besides the fact they got on my last nerve they were harshing my Knox vibe and there should be consequences for that!
I could have done without such an extensive and detailed play by play of certain things- both the lead up to and the big showdown. Been there done that, don’t need to relive it again but I also realize I’m in the minority with that, and most will eat that up with a spoon. Parts did have me laughing, but yeah, I was cringing too.
What makes this work as a series that focuses on the same couple (other than the fact that Knox and Harper are so freaking awesome), is they have excellent secondary characters surrounding them. Knox’s sentinels are literary eye candy–loyal, protective, and I envision them as hot as hell, even Larkin and she’s a girl. Plus Harper’s family, the Wallis’…OMG. It’s actually the closest anyone has gotten to the craziness of my own family (without the larceny of course). There are lots of them, they are loyal to each other to a fault, and freaking hilarious because really how could a family who prides themselves on being grifters not be.
I’m not going to give anything away, but I will say at the end I had a goofy assed smile on my face and kept saying “awwww” over and over and over again. I think my dogs thought I lost it. I can’t freaking wait for the next book.
Rating: 4.5 Knox Is Perfect Stars
PS: Sparkles’ can’t write a review right now but she wanted you to know she’s even crazier about it than I am and it was 5 stars all the way for her!
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