American heiress Amelia Hathaway needs to start anew.
Her husband cheated on her, and when everything she wanted in life slipped through her fingers, she fell apart. When she did, she took another heart wrenching hit as she lost the respect of her children.
When her ex took her family from California to live in the small town of Magdalene in Maine, Amelia decided it was time to sort herself out. In order to do that and win her children back, she moves to Cliff Blue, an architectural masterpiece on the rocky coast of Magdalene.
Her boxes aren’t even unpacked when she meets Mickey Donovan, a man who lives across the street, a man so beautiful Amelia takes one look at Mickey and knows she wants everything from him.
The problem is, she finds out swiftly that he’s friendly, he’s kind, but he doesn’t want everything back.
Amelia struggles to right past wrongs in her life at the same time find out who she wants to be. She also struggles with her attraction to the handsome firefighter who lives across the street.
But Amelia will face a surprise when her friendly neighbor becomes not-so-friendly. As Amelia and Mickey go head to head, Amelia must focus on winning back the hearts of her children.
She soon discovers she also must focus on winning the heart of a handsome firefighter who understands down to his soul the beautiful heiress who lives across the street is used to a life he cannot provide.
It’s no secret that KA is hands down my favorite author. Whenever she release a new book; it doesn’t matter how busy I am with work, I read her books. Soaring is why those of us who love Kristen Ashley, LOVE Kristen Ashley. You’ll find the classic KA ingredients in this book; Alpha Male, love, family, new friends, tons of fashion descriptions and Soaring is nice and long (like 500 pages long).
Amelia Hathaway is a woman in her late forties. After she found out that her husband cheated on her, she loses herself in her anger and pain. She was sad, angry, bitter, disappointed, and hurt. She lost herself along the way and ultimately she lost the respect of her two beloved children. She needs a new beginning. She needs to earn the affection and respect of her children back. And finally, she needs to find herself and be the woman she wants to be. She moves across the country to Magdalene. Upon her arrival, she meets her hot firefighter neighbor; one of Magdalene’s finest, Mickey…
With a new house, new friends and new purpose in life; Amelia is ready to move on from her past. But things aren’t easy for her. No matter how hard she tries; things just don’t go exactly the way she wants them to be. It was quite painful to read. But, fear not my fellow KA addicts, this is KA we’re talking about, so the drama is fun to read.
I love Amelia. It’s true that she isn’t perfect but then again, who is? She’s down to earth even though she came from money and didn’t give a second thought at spending it when she wanted something. She’s very caring to those around her. Best of all, she’s one of those people who has an entertaining personality.
Mickey Donovan lives across the street from Amelia. He’s a good man, a volunteer firefighter, and a single dad who loves his children more than anything. His painful divorce has made him question all he can offer to a woman. He becomes a bit distant with a wall of protection around his feelings. It took a while for me to connect with Mickey’s character. But once I got to know him; turns out there’s a lot to like about Mickey Donovan. Sure he can be a short fused jerk sometimes, but he’s also friendly, charming, protective and we must not forget that he’s a beast in the bedroom 😉
The chemistry between Amelia and Mickey is sizzling. I loved how their relationship progressed at a decent pace. At first, neither of them wants to be in a relationship. Both of them struggle with what their exes did to their life and they just want to focus on their children. But their chemistry is just too strong to deny. I enjoy their fights and banter. It’s like foreplay for them; a total turn on.
The main reason I like Soaring though, is because the main characters are in their late forties, which is solely lacking in many of the romance books out there. I’m in my mid-twenties myself, but it’s nice and endearing to read books about older characters. It reminds me that sometimes the best things come later in life; that we might get the second chance that we need.
4 Soaring stars from me!
“Life isn’t always beauty,” he returned. “Most of the time it’s shit. But you keep fightin’ to turn it around.”
“There is nothing guaranteed in life. But the only leaps really worth taking are leaps of faith on love. So look where you leap, beautiful, and happy landing.”
“I have three trust funds that I’m not turning my back on because I like the way I live and I’m not going to be made to feel less because I do or be judged because I do or feel pressured to be anything but what I am.”
“All my life, I was the girl who everyone thought had everything or could get it. But the only thing I ever wanted was a man like you.”
“Falling in love didn’t feel like falling. It felt like soaring.”