Cover Design: Wicked by Design

Release Date: May 9, 2017



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.







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5 Stars
I knew if we ever got a book about Hendy he would steal my heart from Foster and I wasn’t mistaken, we hear about Hendy being captured in Out Of Love and I knew his book would really touch me if we ever got one. This book can be read as a standalone but I definitely recommend you read Out Of Love first, you will get some background of the other characters and understand the dynamics of their relationships.
Hendy has suffered for over a year at the hands of terrorists and comes back stateside a totally different man than he went, he was used to being the joker of the group and the guy all the women wanted but after sustaining serious injuries to his face he realises things will never be the same again. Hendy is fighting many demons some of which are survivors guilt and PTSD, while this isn’t a story about real life it shows us some of what our troops go through to serve their country.
Presley is a chiropractor and one of the best in her field, after meeting her new patient Hendy she cant deny they have a connection and some serious attraction to each other. Only problem is she’s already in a relationship. Presley hasn’t been without her struggles either but while they are mild she still has to overcome them. I really enjoyed Presley’s character, she seen past Hendy’s exterior and didn’t care what others thought about that!
I absolutely adored Kane Windham in this book, we met Kane in Out Of Love but its this book he really made his mark with me. He was such a great guy and was always trying to help Hendy, he knew when to lighten the conversation and knew when to touch subjects his other friends wouldn’t. To be honest this whole group of friends are some of the best characters I have read and I really hope we get to see them all get their HEA’s.
Watching Hendy heal was both heartbreaking and cathartic, I cried rivers at times while reading this book but I wouldn’t change that fact. It shows how talented the author was for hitting us that hard with her writing and evoking some serious emotions out of us.
This was an amazing story about a veteran overcoming PTSD and learning to love himself as he is now, It was hard hitting at times and broached some tough topics but it was handled so well. RC Boldt is quickly becoming an author I love, this has been my favourite of her books by far but I am excited to see what she has in store for us in the future.

About the Author

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.


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