Vandal

Vandal

by Carian Cole

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Vandal by Carian Cole

She takes my breath away; she is so beautifully damaged. Yes, I had broken her, ravished her life and destroyed her happiness. I brought her to the ultimate despair.

I was responsible for all the pain and suffering that now brought her to her knees in front of me.

Broken.
Hopeless.
Reckless in her agony.

She is a mirror of my own tortured soul.

But what I took away I can give back, in ways she cannot even begin to imagine .

She is everything right in all my wrongs.

She loves me. She needs me.

She has no idea I'm the one who wrecked her life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508596493
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/22/2015
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Carian Cole is the author of the Ashes & Embers series, which includes the novels Storm, Vandal, Lukas, and Talon. Born and raised in New Jersey, she now lives in New Hampshire with her husband and a multitude of pets. Visit her at cariancolewrites.com.

Maxine Mitchell is passionate about animals, traveling, coffee, a good bottle of wine, and great stories. Raised an Army brat, she had a mobile childhood (affording her the opportunity to meet people from many different backgrounds) that she would not trade for anything. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Joe Arden's narration has been described as "sensual," "sexy," and "hot." His recordings range from sweet and romantic to steamy and raw. In his spare time, Joe raises and trains rescue pitbulls and restores vintage motorcycles.

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Vandal 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an emotional read, had me in tears, but is also HOT and sexy. Loved this book!! This is a book not to be missed.
Shawnta More than 1 year ago
Now the first story with Storm and Evie was not my favorite. It was very slow. But Ms. Cole redeemed herself with Vandal and Tabitha. OMG! Heartache, Pain, Love, Guilt, Sympathy...you have it all. Absolutely loved this story. I couldn't put it down. Just wish the ending was more dramatic. With Ash stepping in to save the day, his story should really be next. It makes you kind of wonder what he has going on. I also wonder what's up with key around Ash's neck. Makes you wonder if he lost his sub! Hint Hint! Can't wait. Vandal's brother already seems secure so we can wait on his story and get Ash's first!
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I wasn’t a fan of the premise behind this story. Vandal started his relationship with Tabi being downright dishonest. Then they are supposed to have this D/s relationship that needs to be based on trust and honesty, which he is not being. The relationship is just toxic. Because I found the D/s relationship that was supposed to based on trust on honestly so toxic I just had a hard time with both characters especially Vandal. The book was incredibly emotional and erotic but just not for me. I am giving Vandal: Ashes & Embers, Book 2, two Boundless stars.
Tiffany More than 1 year ago
I cried at the beginning of this book and I cried at the end. My emotions were all over the place between the characters and the story itself. Both are damaged, broken, hurt almost beyond repair but together they find a way to mend one another souls. Vandal is a man that you wont ever forget. He is a man on a mission, a mission of self destruction. And that path cost him more than he ever thought possible. Tabitha is a woman who had it all. She is the kind of woman fairy tales are made of. But they are not the only ones who will steal your heart in this tale, there is Sterling. They say our greatest gift is to love but what do you do when love embraces you in the ice cold depths of death, loneliness, self hatred, fear, and depression? Love is fueled by love even when you may not recognize it as Vandal and Tabitha learned for themselves. It changed them forever. Are you brave enough to let it change you? Read their story and find out.
bealarocks More than 1 year ago
[edit] Having just finished reading Storm, I knew that I was in for an ugly cry with Vandal's story and I was not disappointed. I just can't praise this author's writing skills enough! The ability to pull a reader in emotionally is a rare gift indeed and Carian Cole has been blessed with this gift. A much darker read than the first story in this series, Vandal will tug at your very heart and soul. Having survived a horrific accident that took the lives of three people, including his five-year old daughter, Katie, Vandal Valentine falls back into a pit of self-destruction, relapsing into several addictions to numb the pain of his devastating loss and the accompanying guilt and self-loathing. His self-destructive behavior forces the other members of his band, Ashes and Embers to replace him until he can clean himself up again. Completely adrift now that he's lost this last good thing in his life, he succumbs to the darkness within. A chance encounter with a young widow gives him a new purpose though as he vows to fix what he has broken. He keeps the truth from her, that he is the person responsible for her loss. Overwhelmed with grief, angry and contemplating suicide, Tabitha doesn't think twice about hopping onto the back of Vandal's bike and when he gets her home she doesn't hesitate to accept his offer to help her. This "help" certainly comes in an unconventional form though as Vandal is convinced that training Tabi in the subtle nuances of a D/s relationship will help her deal with her grief and restore her sense of self. He believes that this type of relationship, a secret fantasy of his for many years, is exactly what they both need to heal. Once they start though, they each soon realize that they could have something so much more if they can just get past all of the pain and the anger and all of the secrets and lies between them. A brutally honest portrayal of grief, the lasting effects of abuse and the mindset of a person that has been battling the demons of several addictions for most of his life, Vandal is not a read for the fainthearted. It is however an exceptional story which offers raw and vivid insight into the hearts and minds of the "beautifully damaged"
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has pain, secrets, betrayal, lies, deceit, grief, suspense, and heartbreak. If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Storm (Ashes & Embers, #1) This is Tabi and Vandal’s story. When grief makes you do crazy things. When you are determined to put someone back together when you know at some point you are just going to re-break them. They are both going through grief and both have hit rock bottom. Can the heal each other? Or will coming together be a buildup of an explosion when they realize who they really are? Will they be able to overcome the pain and betrayal to finally come to forgiveness? Will they be able to build a life or will one comment be what completely destroys them both? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
All I can say about this book is wow. This book is dark and sad. Vandal has been in a car accident and his daughter, the girl he was with, and the driver of the other vehicle are dead. He doesn’t believe them at first and is super distraught about his daughter. He goes into a downward spiral and self-destruction. He begins to drink and do drugs again. Without Katie he doesn’t want to live. The bands thinks he should take some time and get himself together; so they get someone take his spot on the upcoming tour. Then he begins to look up the accident on the internet and is completely taken with the wife of the driver of the other car, Tabitha. Then one day he sees her at the cemetery and decides to go and talk to her. He asks her if she would like to get of there and she agrees. He winds up taking her to his cabin in the woods. He tells he can help her get over her depression and be happy again. All she has to do is submit to him. He doesn’t tell her who he is or about his part in the car accident that took her husband from her. He actually does help her. What neither of them expected or wanted was to actually develop feelings for each other. What will happen when Tabitha finds out about Vandal’s part in the accident? Sometimes love just isn’t enough and it can’t overcome everything no matter how hard we want it to. This book was so dark and full of sadness to me. They both are grieving the death of someone they loved with all their hearts. Vandal has never really felted loved or accepted by anyone. Figures the one person he feels that with is the one person he should absolutely not be with. They both spend the majority of the book trying to find a way to move past what has happen to the people they love. Vandal never imagined that he would truly feel anything for Tabitha and was even more blown away when she has feelings for him. They are changing each other in ways they never could have imagined. There is a twist at the end that took me by complete surprise and added the something extra to the book. I really liking this series and am excited to read the next book in the series. Carian writes a fantastic book that completely pulls you in. The characters are great and have a wonderful complexity to them. I highly recommend this series. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read Storm and Vandal in 2 days. I loved these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Second book was as good as the first, again love the covert art.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok so where do i start it was sexy and sweet. Sad and depressing at times. Strange a little at the end. I dont know i loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. So heartbreaking at times and so beautiful at others. This is turning out to be a great series