- File Size: 340 KB
- Print Length: 98 pages
- Publisher: Carina Press (December 3, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 3, 2012
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009FX22YK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #295,594 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Breath on Embers Kindle Edition
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Thea Moretti is in a world of self-inflicted psychological pain two years after the death of her husband. An incredibly smart, loving woman, she is unable to reenter life. "Half the time people say I`ve gotten this great second chance to find love all over again, like Jesse was a starter house with a cracked foundation and a badly designed kitchen."
Ronan O`Rourke is the handsome fireman who, having dealt with loss himself, sees something in Thea that makes her worth fighting for. The two characters meet on St. Patrick`s Day, when Ronan`s friend unsuccessfully hits on Thea. "There`s only one explanation for lines that bad. You`re his wingman," she said with a nod at Ronan, "trying to make HIM look good." Ronan rightfully replies that he doesn`t need a wingman and so it begins. Without having the usual kidnappings or near-death experiences, Ms. Calhoun moves the characters forward in a natural way.
The use of language is simply beautiful. Thea denies that she feels anything. Ronan disagrees because he sees the amount of energy she puts into NOT feeling. "You don`t pour thirty thousand gallons of water into a stone cold building. You pour it into an inferno."
Imagine an author who can use shortbread as a metaphor for love and starting again. "The heat from the oven triggered a chemical reaction between butter, flour and sugar. Heat and time worked on dormant ingredients to make something new. Different. Delicious." Thea can have a new chemistry with Ronan that doesn`t take away from how she felt about Jesse.Read more ›
This is the story of Ronan (awesome name, just conjures up vision of hot, alpha male) and Thea having a steamy love affair except that for Ronan, it has become more than that. He wants more. She doesn't.
Breath on Embers is really about Thea. Thea is a young widow unable to overcome her grief after losing her husband during the holidays a year before. She moves to New York to lose herself. She wants to be "in the void", not feeling, just existing.
Ronan has to convince her to re-engage in life. He is persistent and steadfast. And though, she rebuffs him at every turn, he is more than understanding.
The timing of this novella couldn't be better. As the cold descends upon us outside, this story is sure to raise the temperature of the reader inside.
Erotic as all get out. Utterly sensual. Hot. Thoughtful. Sublime.
That's soulful erotica how I love it, how I want it and masterfully written by Anne Calhoun.
Breath On Embers is mighty fine erotica and set in a very inspiring atmosphere. In fact, this is Anne at her very, very best! *fans self* On the one hand, I devoured this long novella and on the other hand, I savored every word of this exquisite read; I did not want it to end. Kudos, Anne, this excellent and carnal story just blew me away. It doesn't get any better.
"How do you move on after life-shattering loss? You live into the light. Step by step, kiss by kiss, you live into the light."
After losing her husband and once-in-a-lifetime love, Jesse, due to a traffic accident two years ago, Thea moved from Columbus, Ohio, to New York in February to work for Cooper Bensonhurst, the investment house, as a systems architect.
It's Thea's first Christmas in Manhattan. Thea hooked up with Ronan nine months ago when she'd met him on St. Patrick's Day on her way back from an appointment with her therapist. Thea had grieving, shadowed eyes and Ronan was incredibly attracted to her. Ronan, the sexilicious FDNY Lieutenant, radiates a calm demeanor. He is self-possessed and controlled, very intense. And Ronan is the man for Thea.
"You keep trying to drown this out. I'll keep doing my thing, but I'm not going to help you go under."
Thea doesn't let herself feel anything, neither pain nor grief and she is utterly numb.Read more ›
There is a threesome in this book but, as the rest of the sex, it served its purpose in telling the story and was not just thrown in there to make the book hot (the book was VERY hot, though).
I truly felt for the heroine and I loved the hero. He`s the kind of man any woman should have in her life!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! Thea lost her husband and has been seeing firefighter Ronan for quite some time. She is unable to let go of her deceased husband and thinks she is just using Ronan,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by LML
A story filled with good writing and palpable emotion that ran a bit off the rails for me with the menage scene near the end.Published 10 months ago by Sugar & Spice
This was an enjoyable short story from an author who writes beautifully. Ronan was the guy women dream of and a firefighter too! Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by Michelle
I really enjoyed this erotic story, not only because it is scorchingly sexy (it is) but also because the way that Ms. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Simone Beaudelaire
3.5 stars. A nice holiday read. Fairly erotic scenes. Chemistry wasn't huge for me but it's a well written novella. Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by AllisonPalk
I just loved Breath of Embers.
First of all it's set in my fav city in the world- NYC. The city was a big part of the story and it was fun reading about places I know... Read more
BREATH ON EMBERS by Anne Calhoun.
I've really enjoyed some of this author's other writing, but this book felt flat - like cooking without spices. Read more
Breath on Embers is an emotional story. Calhoun's characters feel human and vulnerable. Perhaps Ronan is a little too good to be true. Read more
I love all of Calhoun's books but this was not up to her usual style. It took a while to get into the characters, but it had a good ending.Published on January 19, 2013 by Rebecca