Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls #1)
by Nikki Groom
Releases 24th April
Sadie Foster is consumed with revenge. The quiet beauty she portrays on the outside disguises the rage bubbling within her. Because on the inside, her desire for retribution dominates her every waking thought, until him…
Ramsey Dalton is an outlaw. A criminal that will do whatever it takes to get what he wants and to keep his MC brothers safe. He didn’t know there could be more to his life than sex, drugs and death, until her…
Their meeting is pure chance. Their connection undeniable. But what neither of them know, is that their relationship threatens to uncover far more than they could have imagined.
Secrets and lies are best left buried, but sometimes they’re too real to stay dead.
“Do you have any idea what you got involved in tonight, little girl?” His voice is low, dangerous, and for the first time since I woke, fear taps at each bone as it trickles down my spine and he moves closer. “I might not know your name, but I do know what you’ve done. What are you, some kind of femme fatale? You on a mission to rid the world of all the bad guys?” He chuckles to himself then stops with his body flush to mine. I hold his gaze, refusing to back off, feeling the fire in his eyes burning through mine. He strokes a finger lightly along my temple and down my cheek. “You got daddy issues?” he whispers.
“Fuck. You.” I shove at his chest, but he doesn’t budge an inch which only increases my frustration.
“Oh, sweetheart, usually I would take a girl up on such an offer, but—”
I bring my hand up to slap him, but he catches my wrist and grabs the other one in a flash, roughly pinning them to my side. “Oh no, you don’t.” He laughs under his breath, but his gaze is anything but humorous. “You got a lucky shot in last time. That kinda luck doesn’t happen twice.” He leans in close, pushing my hair from my face gently with his cheekbone and settling his hot breath over my ear. “Now, we can do this the easy way, or the hard way. I’m not above binding you again—” He pauses, letting a few heated breaths brush across my skin. “So tell me, are you going to bend and comply? Which will make it so much easier for you, or am I going to have to wrangle your twisted little soul into submission?”
Steel Souls is book #1 in what promises to be a great series. The start of this book was epic and the author didn’t let up from that moment on. Spark in the Ashes was an MC romance story filled with action, suspense, and plenty of steam. I loved how much the author made the characters and storyline relatable.
Ramsey and Sadie are two pretty amazingly, strong characters that really make this story pretty amazing but we also get some very interesting side characters as well. Ramsey is the VP of the Steel Souls. He is a bad ass biker who immediately is taken in by the ravens haired beauty, Sadie. Ramsey doesn’t do relationships or so he thinks. I loved seeing his inner battle with his heart and mind. The man was a goner from the start. Our first impression of Sadie is impacting. I love that she’s not a docile female leading character. She has some serious demons, she lives for revenge and to right terrible wrongs. She’s very focused and determined to protect innocent women and children. She won’t let anyone stop her, well that was before she met Ramsey.
Let me tell you if any two people belonged together it is these characters. They both have pasts that have made them into the people they are today. Together they are a force so strong nothing can break them. This story is gritty, fast paced and at times dark. There are some events that some readers might find difficult but it adds to the edge of a perfectly well written story. This is start of a story that brought my to my knees and kept me clenching my Kindle to the end. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.
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