Darcie Weatherby has a full plate—a preteen and sixteen-year-old twins, a wayward grandmother, a nightmare boss, and a manipulative ex-husband. The last thing she needs is hot flashes.

Especially ones that start fires.

But like most single mothers, Darcie sucks it up and deals with it, because what else can she do? The kids need to be fed, her grandmother needs supervising, and her demanding boss needs placating.

Burning her boss’s house down was a total accident.

Honest.

It doesn’t take long before Darcie realizes she’s running on borrowed time. Unless she figures out a way to get these hot flashes under control, there’s a very good chance she’ll spontaneously combust at the Founder’s Day Masquerade Ball and leave her children motherless. There’s no way in hell—or Perry’s Fall, Ohio—Darcie will let that happen.

Never underestimate the determination of a mother.

Especially a smokin’ hot one.

Titles in the From the Ashes series include – Let it All Burn

Title:  Let It All Burn
Series:  From The Ashes #1
Author:  Denise Grover Swank
Genre:  Paranormal Women’s Fiction
Published:  February 18, 2020
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My Rating:  4.5 stars

It may sound odd to say yet it’s still true – Let It All Burn is truly a slow burn type of story that slowly builds in intensity and tensions until the conclusion where all those bits and pieces make perfect sense… and you’re left wondering when the next story in this series will arrive.

Darcie’s life is slowly changing.  She’s kicked out the cheating scum called her now ex-husband and is dealing with a very nasty boss, the kind you have to put up with because at least it’s a paycheck.  Three kids, all dealing with their parents’ divorce in different ways, a grandmother who is more socially active than them all, and what surely has to be the beginning of menopause – but no woman she knows has ever actually set something on fire with a hot flash.  Welcome to Darcie’s new world.

This story builds, picks up speed, and soon will have you racing to the ending to know if your suspicions were correct all along.  I enjoyed Let It All Burn for several different reasons.  It’s an emotionally intense story, the writing is smooth and the characters make perfect sense in their reactions, and Darcie felt like an old friend throughout because she’s believable and even relatable in all she’s going through right now.  There are a few twists and turns, things I didn’t see coming, and a plot that had me flipping pages quickly to see what happens next.  I had fun with this one and would not hesitate to recommend it to any reader no matter their preferred genre.

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