Phoenix /fēniks/: (in classical mythology) a unique bird inhabiting the Arabian Desert that burned itself on a funeral pyre before rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.
This isn’t mythology, it’s war, and Hendy is left in the hands of Hell’s cruelest gatekeepers.
His team is killed before his very eyes, and despite his efforts to save them, he’s captured and subjected to merciless torture—losing virtually every piece of his identity but his pulse.
After his rescue, he returns home from Afghanistan, saddled with facing the daunting task of healing his physical scars as well as the invisible ones—his emotional demons.
Dr. Presley Cole isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Embarking on a new journey, she makes it her mission to prove to Hendy that his life isn’t over; that he’s worthy of love.
Because sometimes even a phoenix needs help to rise…
Out of the Ashes.
This is just a wow read. An emotional read. A read with a connection for those of us tied to the military. Exceptional.
This book can be read as a standalone however I encourage you to read Out of Love prior to this release. You do still stay in touch with all of the characters you meet in the first book. Foster and Noelle are here as well as our other heroes and band of brothers.
Hendy and Presley -- someone who sees a man and a man who needs to see himself -- This is a riveting story of recovery, survivors guilt and more. Although fiction if this does not tie you to what our men and women face on the battlefield then I don't know what will. My heart was beating out of my chest with every word, every thought and every ounce of emotional distress and morsel of hope.
Take your time with this one --- absorb it all. You won't regret it. We are fortunate enough to have a few other books in this series on coming --
Out Of Luck
Out Of Chances
Out Of Hope
I'm ready I think ... my entire being needs to heal a bit before diving back in but you can believe I am and I will. Thank you for a beautiful read, a magnificent cover and for your acknowledgement in the afterword for those needing help and where to go.
It was my honor to have received this ARC