Tru Smoke (Parvathy’s Review)

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Title: Tru Smoke (Ember Peak #1)
Author: Edie Danford
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 3, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 258
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire… Whenever Jones touches him, flames flicker in Truitt Larkin’s smoky-gray eyes.

Growing up in Ember Peak, Colorado, Jones nurtured dreams as big as the Rockies. Why else would a flat-broke college student believe he has a shot with Truitt Larkin, the billionaire CEO of Larkin Corp? And, sure, Tru might own the fab, five-thousand-acre Ember Peak Ranch, where Jones is just the son of a ranch employee, but that doesn’t mean a future with Tru is doomed, does it? When he finally, finally convinces Tru to break his chiseled-in-rock no-sex-ever policy, Jones is sure smoke will never shroud Tru’s silver-flame eyes again.

But fire burns and dreams crash. And when Tru shuts down Jones’s hopes, Jones leaves Ember Peak—and a big chunk of his heart—for good.

Tru knows he’s responsible for fracturing his valued friendship with Jones. Indulging his attraction to the younger man was selfish and destructive—something he’ll always regret. When Jones returns to Ember Peak for a family wedding, Tru wants a chance to heal their friendship and give back to Jones the comfort of coming home. But sparks fly the moment they reunite, and they scramble to douse the passion that’s burned them both before. Yet a flicker of hope glows brightly, and soon they need all their courage to see their way to a future together.

Tru Smoke is simply a beautiful, emotional and passionate love story of Jones and Tru and how they get a second chance at their happily ever after. The author has created a beautiful story filled with equally beautiful characters who will resonate in your mind even after you finish reading their story.

Jones and Tru are opposites and have a lot working against them but they still find each other in spite of it all. The age difference, Tru’s upbringing, the way he thinks, his past, so much acts as a reason for the differences between them and creates issues in their relationship but they work at them and take a chance on each other. I really liked the way the author has developed their relationship and gave them their happily ever after. Their relation and their love was truly beautiful to read and realistically portrayed too. I loved everything about this book. Tru and Jones and all the secondary characters told their story in a beautiful, emotional and heart warming way.

Tru Smoke is the first book in the Ember Peak series and I was completely captivated by the story. I can’t wait to read what is coming next for them. Read this book to go an emotional, beautiful and captivating adventure.

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