Title: Like Ashes We Scatter
Author: Bradon Nave
Genre: NA Romance Standalone
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Across town, Alex Ayers is watching a loved one succumb to a horrible illness, helpless to stop it.
But out of scattered ashes, hope can bloom, and sometimes tragedy can beget a miracle.
Alex can't bear to tell Bishop about the fateful connection that binds them. She fears his love for her isn't strong enough to survive if he knew. But no secret stays hidden forever, and now Alex might lose the man she loves, and the family she's fought so hard to save.
4 Stars from Tiffany!
Predictable, but a Good Story
Brandon Nave gives his readers a slightly heavy book of love and hope. A nice handful of characters that instantly capture your heart from beginning to end. This review will be vague as to protect the storylines.
As the blurb says, we have two heartbroken characters whose lives cross paths unnaturally. In time, they were bound to meet, however something or someone moved things along a little bit faster. There is instant attraction, as well as a big ol' secret looming over thier heads, it made for some great angst.
"I was at my weakest when I met you...I'm still weak, Alex...but your strength makes me stronger."
So I felt slightly guilty for thinking this guy was a big baby. Yes he went through something extremely traumatizing, but the way he acted and his mother treated him, made it seem like he was a little kid, not a man in his twenties. Loved the name Bishop, just not the character that much. Now Alex I loved. She was fierce, yet had showed a weak side every so often. She was wise beyond her years and finally needed it to be about her for once.
The book is well written and like I said, predictable and slightly on the YA side. However, the story of Bishop and Alex carries itself well and doesn't need sex on every page to make the book. Like Ashes we Scatter reads as a standalone and I would have loved to read a nice epilogue that wrapped things up for this cute couple.
Award winning author, Bradon Nave was born and raised in Oklahoma. He attended a small school during junior high and high school, and graduated with only three people in his class. After graduate school, he decided to devote his spare time to his passion of writing. Bradon currently lives in Piedmont, Oklahoma, with his wife and two young children. He loves running, being with friends, and writing.