Phoenix /fēniks/: (in classical mythology) a unique bird inhabiting the Arabian Desert that burned itself on a funeral pyre before rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.
This isn’t mythology, it’s war, and Hendy is left in the hands of Hell’s cruelest gatekeepers.
His team is killed before his very eyes, and despite his efforts to save them, he’s captured and subjected to merciless torture—losing virtually every piece of his identity but his pulse.
After his rescue, he returns home from Afghanistan, saddled with facing the daunting task of healing his physical scars as well as the invisible ones—his emotional demons.
Dr. Presley Cole isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Embarking on a new journey, she makes it her mission to prove to Hendy that his life isn’t over; that he’s worthy of love.
Because sometimes even a phoenix needs help to rise…
Out of the Ashes.
Well now …. this was exceptional!
To call this book an emotional read would be an understatement. It was spiritual. It grabs your soul and doesn’t let go. It’s a story of growth and survival. The trauma that Hendy survives is unthinkable but it is real. It happens. Daily. This situation has never touched me personally but I know good writing when I read it. I know intelligent and thought out writing when I read it. And this was it and so much more. It was compassionate and it was loving and it was awe inspiring.
Thank you, R.C. Boldt, for getting it right!
Copy provided for blog tour review
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