Saturday, January 9, 2016

Heaven and Hell (Heaven and Hell #1) by Kristen Ashley


After making a bad decision when she was very young, Kia Clementine finds herself in hell. Then, suddenly, within the time it takes for a shotgun to blast, her hell changes. Completely. Then out-of-the-blue she sees Sampson Cooper, her celebrity crush. A man the whole world knows is decent. A man the world knows is loyal. A man the world knows is good. All of these very unlike her now dead husband.

He’s sitting at a table right next to hers. And she catches his eye.

Terrified of the interest Sam shows in her, Kia finds the courage to go out with him. Not long after, she shares her dark secrets and Sam shares that he’ll stop at nothing to gain her trust.

As Sam leads Kia to heaven, Kia realizes that Sam is living his own hell. But although he gives her beauty and she gives him everything, he withholds his trust.

Even with all the beauty Sam shows her, Kia wants it all. But Sam forces Kia to make a heartbreaking decision and only she can decide.

It’s all or nothing.

No surprises here, I really enjoyed Heaven and Hell and it’s clear that Kristen Ashley knows how to write compelling heroes and heroines, regardless of their line of work. But what I loved most about this book, even more than the others I’ve read by Ms. Ashley, is the way the story enveloped so many characters on such a deeply emotional level. It shows how a single event can devastate so many lives, and at the same time, how those affected can help each other heal.

Sampson Cooper is a tortured man and, no two ways about it, Kia Clementine is a tortured soul, too. This story is so poignant, so moving… and at the same time, so Kristen Ashley in that all the characters are strong, even when they’re vulnerable.

I’m sorry, I know I’m not making a lot of sense, but I can’t really put it into words. Suffice it to say, Heaven and Hell is a wonderful story. Though, from what I understand, it’s a stand alone, there is the possibility for another book and I really do hope we can have Luci and Hap’s story, someday.

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