My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Like Ashes We Scatter is typically the kind of books I (almost) never read, and yet, I really enjoyed it.
Alex is a young woman who takes care of her dying younger brother who needs a lungs transplant. When all hope seems lost they received a phone call urging them to go to the hospital for the so awaited surgery. Clearly, if the young man can be given new organs, that means that someone died. Meet Bishop, the brother of Nathan, the young man that just commited suicide.
This book is the story of Alex and Bishop who, through their sorrow, guilt, doubts will built a bubble of joy and well being. Little by little their complicity and attraction grows but will it last when Bishop discovers that Alex knew who he was from the beginning and that their first encounter wasn't so random?
The topics are not easy but Bradon Nave wrote a beautiful story, with enthralling characters whose emotions felt real and even if Bishop's Mom got on my nerves pretty much all along, I totally understood her point.
Suicide, organ donation, illness, depression are tough matters but really well handled, the author made an incredible job at instilling sweetness, light moments and even some craziness in the storyline. Well done!
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review, thank you!*
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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.