Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BOOK BLITZ: For The Love of Ash by Taylor Lavati

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Release Date: March 9

Maggie Larken is a reformed party girl. After her parent’s death, she’s left to raise Asher, her nine-year-old brother.

Luke Wilson has done everything his parents have ever asked of him. A new teacher, Luke constantly questions where his life is headed.

When Luke and Maggie meet, neither is in the market for a relationship. But sometimes life has other plans. Both navigate new waters as they try to decide where their priorities should lie, while also seizing what they want.

In this heartbreakingly real tale of love, Maggie and Luke discover what being a family truly means.

~Book Review~
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  3.5 Stars

For the Love of Ash is the story of two twenty-three year old’s struggles to handle responsibilities greater than their age. Both Maggie Larken and Luke Wilson have taken on the parenting roles for their siblings. Maggie to her nine year old brother after their parent’s death, and Luke due to an abusive father and neglectful mother. It creates an interesting back story, although at times it’s more of the main story than their developing romance.

Luke, despite a few missteps, was pretty cute. I liked when he was being flirty—that’s when the chemistry came through. Maggie, though, frustrated me at times. Just when things would start to sizzle, they’d buckle under the pressures. I really wanted to see more of them making it work, but the story is more about them making their way.

While the writing is good, there were a few side characters and side plots that felt never fully developed. Issues were raised or teased at but they never came to fruition. And while it was nice to see the main characters who had endured some heavy life events at a young age get counseling, there were still incidents occurring that were never reported.

For the Love of Ash is a stand-alone told via Maggie and Luke’s alternating first person point of view. Epilogue included. 


Playlist Trans
Want to Want Me—Jason Derulo
Stolen Dance—Milky Chance
Jealous—Nick Jonas
Me and My Broken Heart—Rixon
Skinny Love—Birdy
Take Me Home Tonight—Jamestown Story
Save Tonight—Eagle-Eye Cherry
Human—Christina Perri
Lovesick Fool—The Cab
Stay—Florida Georgia Line
I’m Not Okay—My Chemical Romance
Change—Taylor Swift
All That Matters—Justin Beiber
Make You Feel My Love—Adele

Taylor Lavati is a twenty three year old student residing in a small town in Connecticut with her husband and flat-coated retriever. She enjoys writing books that are unique with dynamic characters. She writes both Young Adult and New Adult with ranging genres from fantasy to dark romance. When she's not writing, she's reading. When she's not reading, she's gaming.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing! I appreciate it :)