Ash’s Fire by Callie Gold *Giveaway/SALE
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Smart and successful Attorney Jordan Cohen didn’t expect Sam, her husband and best friend, to invoke their old pact for non-exclusivity. But after twenty-some years together, he did.
A chance meeting with Ari Ash, the tall-dark-and-yummy internationally renowned concert pianist, sends Jordan into his arms. Ari’s mysterious ways and magical lovemaking pull the conflicted Jordan into a whirlwind affair.
When Ari is implicated in an execution-style murder, she wants to believe Ari is innocent, but one troubling fact after another keeps popping up. Jordan turns to the only man she can trust with her lover’s life – her brilliant criminal defense attorney husband.
Is Ari a killer?
When Ari is charged, Jordan fears the worst: a life sentence for her lover, exposure of her affair and the ruin of her law firm and irreparable damage to her husband’s reputation. But she can’t let go of Ari’s love…
With the trial just days ahead, Jordan races to save her lover, her husband and herself.
Desire, suspicion, love and loyalty all clash in the fast-paced Mediterranean city of Tel-Aviv.
This is book one in the Ash Trilogy. The mystery is solved, but the relationships are up in the air.
Jordan and Sam are married lawyers who own and work in their own firm in Tel Aviv. They have been married over 20 years and the spark is gone. They made a pact, early in their relationship to let each other know if they wanted to have an affair. They both felt that sneaking around and lying were worse than adultery?! Sam cheats first and throws Jordan in a tailspin. She feels unloved, not sexy, old and used up. Just by chance, she meets a man, Ari, and they begin an affair.
Ari is a musician who lives in NY. He travels back and forth to see Jordan and his family. He uses Sam & Jordan’s law firm to represent him in a lawsuit that spirals out of control. Soon Ari is accused of murder and a very jealous, Sam, must defend him.
This story was a good mystery and the author’s descriptions and prose were so well written. She goes on and on about the different layers to Ari’s smell. Weird, but so intriguing to read. I do not believe the premise of 2 married people, who say they are in love, agreeing to cheat out in the open. I dislike cheating and this story made a mockery of the whole institution of marriage. Throwing in a murder mystery did not erase the taint of disgust and shame I felt while reading this book. The author is a wonderful writer, but her premise was silly and brought down an otherwise well written book.
This book is for an adult (18+) audience due to descriptions of sexual encounters and the theme of adultery.
I’m giving this book 3 fangs.
Goodreads – Ash’s Fire – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1098736861?book_show_action=false
Amazon – Ash’s Fire – http://www.amazon.com/review/R2Z9MPFJOCYLEL
Callie Gold is an Israeli married to an American. She admits that marrying her husband was the smartest decision she has ever made in her entire life. Together they have raised three beautiful children.
Callie is a lawyer, and a Jew, and what’s worse – an Israeli. That means that she’s an in-your-face kinda gal. There is no Hebrew word for ‘subtle’. Callie’s husband says that she has too many opinions, and he’s right. But she’s also open and friendly and very curious, and is known to start intimate conversations with the Falafel guy.
Since she stopped litigating, Callie’s husband says she’s become a much nicer person (Callie’s husband is almost always right, which makes living with him really good and seriously annoying, all at the same time).
When she’s not writing, Callie does divorce mediation and marriage counseling, which, she believes will save her a good seat in that place up there. She also cooks and bakes and you will always find home-baked bread in her freezer, next to the chocolate gelato that her husband makes.
Callie writes because writing creates another life for her, a life in which she can do whatever she wants. In order to write she has become a time thief.
Above all, Callie is a lover of people and she can never get enough of human interaction. So feel free to start up a conversation with her!