Even as Sloane rediscovers that life without love is no life at all, she is learning that parenthood—especially single parenting—means making sacrifices. Can she have it all? Finn and Reagan and the badge she has worn with honor for almost nine years? Or will a cartel drug lord bent on revenge force her to not only betray her conscience—but also fail to save the ones she loves?
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This is one amazing follow up to book 1. The characters grow very well together, even though there is still mafia issues going around them. I felt that the plot to resolve all issues was nicely provided. The war on drug crime was won by wonderful team of police and DEA. You have lots of shooting and kidnapping and all is resolved so well in the end. The finish was wonderful, and I feel like there will be new set of stories (or so I hope) for the main characters who decide on their new adventure.
Apologises for the delayed review. Not been very well. 5* Firstly, if you've not read Stacy Lynn Miller's debut novel and first in the series of 'A Manhattan Sloane Thriller ' .... give it a read. Its called 'Out of the flames' and I can guarantee you will not regret it and be hooked like many of us who are now following her work. 'From the Ashes' follows on from the first book, you don't really need to read the first BUT PLEASE DO! Its fast paced action, keeps you on your toes and includes romance! What's not to love? The story centres around Manhattan Sloane who works as a detective for the San Francisco police. DEA Finn Harper puts her career on the line once again to help Sloane go after the ones responsible for Sloane's wife's death. If you're looking for a read that keeps you on your toes with action and you want a little romance too, this one is for you. I can't wait for future books by Miller. I was given a copy of this book for a honest review. Again... please read. :)
I have been looking forward to reading From the Ashes by Stacy Lynn Miller since I read her first Manhattan Sloan novel back in April. I fell in love with Sloan, Finn, and all the other characters in this story while reading the first book, and I wanted more, especially since the story didn’t completely end with the first novel. I’m happy to say I loved this book as much as the first one. In this second tale, we find Sloan still struggling with her grief over her wife’s death as she also deals with her growing love for Finn. Nothing is ever easy for Sloan and Finn, since the head of the drug cartel they battled in the first book is now looking for revenge, and he’s quite willing to target Sloan and Finn’s loved ones. This is an action-packed story with a complex plot. Most of the characters in this book were introduced in the first, one so they are already well developed and we learn more about the different members of the drug cartel and their motivations. This is definitely a character-driven tale, and Ms. Miller has done an excellent job of creating realistic characters, both good and bad. I enjoyed seeing the romance grow between Sloan and Finn, even with all the obstacles that could come between them. The author did a wonderful job weaving this romance into all the action and suspense in the overall story. As I mentioned above, this book is the second in the Manhattan Sloan series and takes up where the first novel, Out of the Flames ended. These books really need to be read together and in order to get the most enjoyment out of the story. I highly recommend both novels, though, so get them both. You won’t be disappointed. I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bella Books for an honest review.
From the Ashes is the sequel to Out of the Flames with SFPD Detective Manhattan Sloane and DEA Finn Harper. They're chasing after a Mexican drug cartel who are ultimately responsible for killing Sloane's wife. Sloane and Harper had a connection in high school when they were torn apart after Sloane's parents were killed in car accident. Then they were thrown together on this case as the drug cartel seek revenge for the death of one of their own. Miller is a wonderful storyteller and this story has you sitting on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The first book in the series, Out of the Flames, was a 5 star read and From the Ashes is the same as it ducks and weaves and thrills and spills all the way to the end. The chemistry between Sloane and Harper is palpable...Miller certainly knows how to write angst into her characters. This book is a thrill a minute and I can't wait for the next one.
This was the sequel to this author’s very good debut book, Out of the Flames. Within this storyline, Sloane and Finn had to deal with several problems. They were determined to take down the very dangerous cartel and the people responsible for the death of Sloane’s wife. In order to do that they needed to find the department’s leak that worked for the cartel. Besides that, each women also faced personal issues. Sloane was trying to fulfill the promise she made to her wife of adopting Reagan. But Avery’s homophobic parents continued their legal fight to take Reagan away from Sloane. Both women also had to deal with their love for each other. Even though Finn opening declared her love for Sloane, Sloane was not ready to reciprocate. Avery’s presence was still very much alive in Sloane’s thoughts and even her dreams. More importantly, Sloane had to take into consideration Reagan’s feelings about bringing another woman into their lives. I enjoyed how the author developed this sequel with realistic problems the characters faced after the loss of loved ones. The author also provided more answers to the car accident that killed Sloane’s parents. This was a very emotional moment for those involved. The way it was described, you couldn’t help but feel for those characters. Similar to the previous book, there was a lot of drama when the characters dealt with the cartels. These scenes quickened the pace of the story and allowed for more anxious moments. The secondary characters, both good and bad, increased this story’s emotional depth. Since this was a sequel, I recommend reading the first book to get an overall understanding of the characters and their background. The author did provide some past events to resurface, but the emotional scenes from the first book were too good not to read and experience. This book was very engaging with tense moments, emotional breakdowns and recovery, and most of all, tender loving scenes. An ARC was given for an honest review.
Detective Sloane is back as she still grieving her wife she is determined to find the people who kill her. Sloane gets help from DEA agent Finn who she knew as teens. As they investigate their feelings they had as teenagers are still there but Sloane who stills grieving her wife thinks it’s wrong to have feelings for someone when her wife Avery haven’t been gone long. As Sloane deals with this she realize being a parent to her stepdaughter Reagan means she has to make sacrifices but as Finn and her are close to the people who kill her wife will she be able to keep everyone she loves safe. I enjoy this book and can’t wait for the next book. I received an ARC copy of this book from the Publisher via Netgalley and voluntarily leaving my review.
From the ashes by Stacy Lynn Miller. A manhattan Sloane thriller #2. I really enjoyed this book and even though I haven't read book 1 I got into it. Lots of action. Great characters apart from the bad guys. I liked the story. Looking forward to reading more from this author and series. 5*.