Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review/Giveaway: From the Ashes by Daisy Harris

From the Ashes 
by Daisy Harris


When an accident burns down Jesse’s apartment, he’s left broke and homeless, with a giant dog and a college schedule he can’t afford to maintain. And no family who’s willing to take him in.

Lucky for him, a sexy fireman offers him a place to stay. The drawback? The fireman’s big Latino family lives next door, and they don’t know their son is gay.

Tomas’s parents made their way in America with hard work and by accepting help when it was offered, so he won’t let Jesse drop out of school just so he can afford a place to live. Besides, Jesse’s the perfect roommate—funny, sweet and breathtakingly cute. He climbs into Tomas’s bed and tugs at his heart. Until Jesse starts pushing for more.

Their passion enflames their bodies but threatens to crush Tomas’s family. Tomas is willing to fight for Jesse, but after losing everything, Jesse isn’t sure he can bear to risk his one remaining possession—his heart.

Warning: Contains an angry older brother, judgmental best friends, a slobbering bull mastiff, and enough red-hot gay loving to make a porn star blush.

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My Review:

Wow, I fall more and more in love with Daisy Harris with every book I read, she has a knack for writing interesting and real characters. Jesse is no different, I can’t even imagine being in his situation and watching everything go up in smoke, add on to that his family struggles and he’s an amazingly strong character that I would love to call my friend.

Then enters super-hot and sweet Tomas, who isn’t out of the closet but is definitely intrigued by Jesse. They have this fast forwarded relationship with its ups and downs, and that only makes this even more real. I adored the way Tomas is so involved with his family.

This is a hot book, there are some seriously sexy scenes but at its core it’s a sweet love story. I can easily see myself re-reading this story as a comfort read. Hats off to Ms. Harris for another successful story of love blossoming out of unexpected places, I look forward to reading more.

 5 Books

I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.


Whimpering, Char tugged on the leash. She backed up and barked to shoo the other dogs away. But then Sushi went around to sniff her ass, and Char took the opportunity to return the favor. Suddenly, something was decided between them, and they were sniffing all over each other, play fighting.

It wasn’t much different than the couple clubs Jesse had been to, except that men tended to wait until they were in private to lick one another’s butts.

Only Chester hung back, batting with his paws. He seemed to want to get in a couple sniffs but was thwarted by the more aggressive Sushi. With his gray muzzle, he had the air of an old dog, one not up to wrestling with a hundred- pound mastiff.

 “I think I can let her go.” Tomas struggled to get the collar off Chardonnay’s neck and set her free.

Fur flew everywhere as the two dogs wrestled and grabbed and yelped and growled, with Chester barking his loudest in the background. Jesse stepped forward to stop them from hurting one another, but Tomas pushed him out of the way.

“They’ll figure it out,” he said, close to Jesse’s ear. The way he crowded him toward the door was exactly what Jesse liked. Jesse didn’t have much experience—just that month and a half with Bobby, and a few hookups since he’d moved to Seattle—but a guy advancing on him, pushing him into a wall or onto a bed... Man, the rough-and-ready types really turned his knob.

“Um, yeah.” He’d forgotten what he and Tomas were discussing.

A loud yelp sounded from the yard. “Aren’t you worried one of them’ll get hurt?”

Tomas gave Jesse a smile so hot it could have melted paint off the walls. “Nah. Sushi and Chester were strays. They’ve toughed it out before.”

About the Author:

Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn't sure if she writes erotica. Her romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris's dismay the sex tends to get completely out of hand.

She writes about fantastical creatures and about young men getting their freak on, and she's never missed an episode of The Walking Dead.

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  1. The consensus is in! And everyone seems to love this story Daisy :) I can't wait to get to it myself!

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  2. Thanks so much for having me on the blog, Sheri, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! And thanks, Andra! I do seem to be getting some very positive reviews today and that makes me :)

  3. Definitely look forward to reading. Thank for the giveaway.

  4. Sounds like a good book. Thank you for the review and the giveaway!
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  5. Love the sound of this book and that cover is fantastic .

  6. I've not heard of Daisy Harris before stumbling across this blog post. Will definitely be checking out her work!

  7. Thanks for all the comments guys, and I hope you all enjoy the book. Good luck on winning the tour prize!

  8. Sounds good. Count me in please :)