Review: Ashes of War (Book #2: Sons of War Series) by Lia Davis

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Ashlynn Blake, minor goddess of the hunt—lethal, beautiful, and able to connect with animals on a psychic level—is the perfect person to place judgment upon an accused dragon. But first she has to prove to the gods that Ty Sullivan is innocent of his crimes. If she fails, she’s doomed to lose her heart along with him forever.  Ty’s been beaten, scarred, and betrayed by females. He doesn’t trust them, can’t stand being around them for longer than he or his dragon needs to be. Yet, when he meets Ashlynn, his dragon is ready to mate, but the man believes she’s no different than the others.  The Fates have thrown them together, forcing secrets to be told and igniting a passion so fierce it may destroy both of them. 

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My Rating: 4/5 stars

My Review:

I am still loving the dragons to a serious degree J  Round two of the Sons of War series focuses on Ty, by far the most dangerous of the brothers.  Ty is lethal, his dragon is always just at the surface ready to break free, and he is absolutely untrusting of all females.

Though Ty has idea how long his captivity lasted and his memory of the events that occurred while in captivity are fuzzy, at best, one thing is certain, the god Eros wants Ty’s head for the death of his beloved daughter, Elizabeth.  When Ty’s brother, Zavier rescued him from Elizabeth and Garrick’s clutches, Elizabeth was dead and all the available evidence pointed to Ty as her killer.  How could it not point to him??  Elizabeth lured Ty into captivity in her depravity, tortured Ty in a multitude of ways designed to break both Ty and his dragon.  To this day, Ty bears the scars of Elizabeth’s sick and twisted mind. 

Ashlynn has been tasked by Zeus himself – at Eros’s insistence – to find the person responsible for Elizabeth’s death.  Eros is convinced of Ty’s guilt but Ash is not so certain and is determined to discover the truth.  Unravelling the truth isn’t going to be easy for a multitude of reasons including Ash’s growing certainty that Ty is her mate, the need to find and utilize the skills of a very rare and very well-hidden weaver to unlock Ty’s memories, the extremely short amount of time before Ty has to appear before Zeus, and Ty’s inability to trust women.  Add to all of this mess the fact that Garrick is still causing a great deal of trouble for the Sons and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. 

The Bottom Line: Ty might be my favorite among the brother with his barely contained anger, his intensely sexual side, and his incredible loyalty to those he has claimed as his own.  Ty has a few secrets he has been keeping from his brothers and as those tumble out, Ty becomes even more interesting.  Ash is one of the strongest of the woman gathering around the brothers which makes her the perfect for Ty.  Ash is strong, capable, fierce, determined, and just as stubborn as Ty.  Together the two are a sexy and formidable team hell bent on discovering the truth of Ty’s captivity and who, precisely killed Elizabeth.  With every discovery, Ty and Ash not only get closer to the truth of Ty’s situation but unveil more of the crazy that is Garrick and plot to overthrow the Olympian deities.  Ashes of War is a good blend of a book-specific plot line and series plot-line coming together into one cohesive unit.  More background information is revealed throughout the read with old and new characters alike playing a role in the huge drama.

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About the author and where to find her:

LiaDavis2In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.

While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.

Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it! Sign up for her newsletter, become a member of her fan club, and follow her on Twitter  @NovelsByLia.

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