Book Review: Soaring (Magdalene #2) by Kristen Ashley

I am loving this series! The characters, the depth, the emotion... every word pulled me in. Soaring was a truly fantastic read. 

Book Review: Soaring (Magdalene #2) by Kristen Ashley | About That Story
Soaring (Magdalene #2) by Kristen Ashley

American heiress Amelia Hathaway needs to start anew.

Her husband cheated on her, and when everything she wanted in life slipped through her fingers, she fell apart. When she did, she took another heart-wrenching hit as she lost the respect of her children.

When her ex took her family from California to live in the small town of Magdalene in Maine, Amelia decided it was time to sort herself out. In order to do that and win her children back, she moves to Cliff Blue, an architectural masterpiece on the rocky coast of Magdalene.

Her boxes aren’t even unpacked when she meets Mickey Donovan, a man who lives across the street, a man so beautiful Amelia takes one look at Mickey and knows she wants it all from him.

The problem is, she finds out swiftly that he’s friendly, he’s kind, but he doesn’t want that back.

Amelia struggles to right past wrongs in her life at the same time find out who she wants to be. She also struggles with her attraction to the handsome firefighter who lives across the street.

But Amelia will face a surprise when her friendly neighbor becomes not-so-friendly. As Amelia and Mickey go head to head, Amelia must focus on winning back the hearts of her children.

She soon discovers she also must focus on winning the heart of a handsome firefighter who understands down to his soul that the beautiful heiress who lives across the street is used to a life he cannot provide.

5 out of 5 stars

Soaring was an exceptional read! It was filled with so much goodness and heart with excellent details and an amazing build. I honestly couldn't get enough. It’s a beautiful story of healing, redemption, and love.

Amelia and Mickey were fantastic characters. I truly enjoyed Amelia’s personal growth and I adored watching her become the woman who she truly was inside. I had so many questions about her past and choices, I hung on every word as it was learned. I loved her owning up to past mistakes and doing everything in her power to move forward and fix things. Mickey was amazing. I loved his alpha-man ways and how sweet he could be and how he interacted with his kids. I love how hard he worked and his dedication to who he wanted to be. Amelia and Mickey had a lot of ups and downs but I enjoyed that push and pull between them. I loved the want and need as they get to know each other and how that passion builds, it was intense and emotional.

I loved all the smaller stories woven in with their kids and with their friends. There was an excellent amount of drama happening as the story developed. There were so many great details, a lot of depth and layers. It had a lot of very real, raw moments. The kids stole my heart with the situations they were in and I thought it was wonderful that they had their own personal growth too.

This had a lot of standout moments for me where I would laugh out loud one minute or choke up the next. I was always excited about what was going to happen next and it killed me to have to put my Kindle down. Kristen Ashley is a favorite author of mine and I always go in expecting a lot, she exceeded my expectations with this one! A must-read!

Book Review: Soaring (Magdalene #2) by Kristen Ashley | About That Story

Purchase your copy of Soaring
Amazon | Authors Books Page
Connect with Kristen Ashley
Add Soaring to Goodreads

The Will (The Magdalene Series Book 1) by [Ashley, Kristen] The Time in Between (The Magdalene Series Book 3) by [Ashley, Kristen]
The Will (#1) - Amazon | My Review
The Time in Between (#3) - Amazon

Kristen Ashley is one of my all-time favorite authors and this was a stand-out story for me. Have you read KA before? Let me know some of your favorite books of hers.

Book Review: Soaring by Kristen Ashley | About That Story

Don’t want to miss another post? Subscribe to this blog by email.