19 January 2015

Release Day Blitz ~ Loving Josie: A Torey Hope Novel ~ A. D. Ellis


Loving Josie, A Torey Hope Novel by A.D. Ellis

This is a stand-alone novel and does not need to be read in order.
Josie Decker has spent her whole life as an unloved and unwanted bother. Like a wild horse captured and bridled, Josie’s spirit is broken. She devises a plan to start her life anew; silently biding her time, she waits for the perfect moment. When that moment arises, Josie takes the opportunity and runs freely into an uncertain future in Torey Hope.
Kyle Martin is a tattooed, pierced, bad boy with a heart of gold. Marching to the beat of his own drummer, Kyle meets his perfect match early on in life. Devastating circumstances beyond his control plunge Kyle into dark despair and suffocating blackness. In an effort to escape the blackness, Kyle accepts an offer from an old friend and moves to Torey Hope.
Josie and Kyle hit it off as close friends and kindred spirits right away. Both are harboring secrets and sadness, but the connection between them is bringing light back to their smiles, their hearts, their lives. Kyle and Josie cling to each other as they battle guilt and crushed spirits. Through it all, with a lot of help from an unexpected accomplice, Kyle and Josie come to view each other in a new light.
When the past catches up to them and causes their lives to come crashing down, will Kyle and Josie get the chance to see where their future is headed? Or will they be forced to admit they waited too long to embrace what was right in front of them the whole time?
A heart-wrenching and heart-warming love story of cherishing the past while embracing the future.
For ages 18+ due to adult language and situations.

This book will be available on Kobo, iBooks, Nook SOON (if it's not already!)
Amazon buy link: bit.ly/JosieAmazon


This was a beautiful story of two people who are trying to get over their pasts. Josie came from a family who never wanted her. her entire life she was made to do things she didn't want, made to give up dreams that she did have, and forced to marry a man she could never love. When her parents die suddenly, she learns about a uncle she never knew that she had. Finding a way to run away from her controlling abusive husband, she finally files for divorce and flees to the only place where she may be able to start over with family who may even like her.

Kyle is a man who is trying to get over the unexpected loss of his wife and unborn child. They were high school sweethearts and had been trying for years to get pregnant unsuccessfully. She was killed in a car accident on her way to the DR to find out if they had finally succeeded with fertility treatments, and neither of them knew that they had finally been able to get pregnant. Kyle doesn't think there is a way for his to love again, but he knows that he need to move away from where all the memories of him and his love were together. So he moves to Torey Hope where his best friend lives to start over. There he meets Josie, and they hit it off as friends right away because they both see something in each other that they recognize.

However they end up falling in love, with the help of Kyle's dead wife's ghost, and just when they think everything is going to be okay for them, they have an unexpected guest show up and threaten everything they have built. Neither of them realize how much they need each other until it's almost too late. I loved the way that this was all brought together and how it wasn't a case of insta-love, but was built on an actual friendship. I also love the concept of everyone supporting the new relationship, including his late wife's ghost. This book captured me from page one and I had a hard time putting it down until the end. 4.5 Stars!


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