Asher (Wolves of Winter's Edge #3) by T.S. Joyce
Asher Striker is full of dark secrets. His brothers think he’s quiet because he’s moody, but Asher had to learn at a young age that if he doesn’t focus on controlling the power within him, he could destroy everything and everyone around him. All he needs to do is help Gentry and Roman open up Winter’s Edge, and then go back to his solitary life. It would be safest for everyone that way. But when a mouthy, funny, beautiful woman shows up at his inn, Asher begins to rethink where his life should be headed. Ashlyn makes him want things he can’t have. She’s wrecking his focus, but little by little, she’s also breaking down his walls and easing the darkness within him. And now he has to decide whether her fixing him is a good thing, or something that will get them all killed.
Ashlyn Jenkins has a bone to pick with her best friend, Blaire. She’s on a mission to save her from the three obvious psychopaths she lives with now. Sure, the Striker brothers are hot, especially the oldest, Asher, but Ashlyn’s duty is to her friend, first and foremost. That is, until she realizes Blaire is very different from the way she used to be. Now, the more time Ashlyn spends with Asher, the more she wants to unravel the mysteries around him and the life Blaire has built for herself. And when she witnesses the darkness that dwells inside of the quiet, silver-eyed, growly giant, she thinks she might just be able to save him. But Fate has plans for her and Asher that will change the course of not only their lives, but also the town of Rangeley forever.
I am relatively new to the world of T.S. Joyce but I am now a lifelong devotee.
Her shifter books are so much fun. The broody men and the quirky characters are just a few of the reasons that I love them. The latest book in the Wolves of Winter’s Edge series, Asher, did not disappoint. Asher has it all.
Asher is the broody older brother to Gentry and Roman. He’s the one who got fucked in the genetic lottery. All three of the brothers were born to a black witch who had to raise their wolves so they could fit in with the pack... Unfortunately, that just meant that Asher had one more thing messing with his life. But, the biggest issue he has is controlling the force within him that he calls The Taker. He just can’t help having to draw life force from all the living things around him and let’s just say it makes it hard to connect with women when you have to worry about killing them accidently. Asher has unimaginable power and it just makes sense that he would be the alpha of the Wolves of Winter’s Edge….if he would just claim it!
Ashlyn is Blaire’s best friend who’s decided that she needs to have an intervention to drag her bestie back to civilization after she hooked up with Gentry. When she shows up in Rangely, the first person she meets is Asher, which just reinforces her belief that Blaire needs saving. I got Ashlyn…because when your friend stops answering calls, changes their whole life in a matter of weeks and drops off the grid, you worry.
I felt bad for the shit that Asher had to deal with and I got why Ashlyn was concerned… But, these two could not be more different and it’s the interaction between them that makes this book so much fun. It’s a great mesh of the serious and the silly and a great end to this series.