When reading description of this book I thought to myself, this would be a cute, quick story. I am so glad that I decided to read For The Love of Ash.
Maggie, a twenty-three year old women, ends up with custody of her nine year old brother after the death of their parents. She is determined to give her brother a good, loving home. Something that they did not have with their parents. She has to deal with her condescending grandmother Margo though who has court-ordered monthly visits and constantly makes Maggie feel like a failure.
Luke comes from a very well off family with five siblings and an abusive father. He recently accepted a job at an elementary school where he wants to make a difference, with dreams of teaching overseas one day. The first day of school, his first day teaching gym, the counselor has asked him to keep an eye out for one of his students whose guardian is concerned about his adjustment to everything...
Luke and Maggie meet when they each return to college. Luke must retake a class at the local college around work schedule. The first day of class, he sits behind Maggie and she intrigues him. He tries to talk to her, but she blows him off. They are thrown together though when they're partnered together in class and Maggie soon learns that Luke is Asher’s teacher.
I really enjoyed the story of Maggie coming into herself. Of Luke realizing he is a good person, and not like his father. All of Luke’s siblings play a part in the story and I loved the fact that no matter what they were always there for each other. I hate spoilers, so I won't give any! I would have given the story 5 wine glasses, but I felt that the issues with Margo could have been better resolved, or told to us. She was in and out of the story, which was fine, but after her last scene, that was it.
I definitely recommend For The Love of Ash. It is a longer book, not in a bad way; I did not skim. The story is also a stand-alone with a solid ending, no waiting forever for the next part, and no cliffhangers! ☺
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book"
-Melannie S for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
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