Loving Josie by 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.

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Amazon buy link: bit.ly/JosieAmazon

Loving Josie is a great story of overcoming depression, whether from losing someone you love, or never receiving the love you deserve.  The overall story was good, it kept my attention, and was a quick read.  I did feel like the way in which the story was presented was a little different, in that with the differing points of view, more of the characters thoughts/feelings were expressed, but dialogue and interaction seemed lacking.  The character development was there, but I felt the relationship between the two characters was missing a little something.  I wanted to read more of their interactions and see more of how they became best friends.  Don't misunderstand, I did enjoy the story and I will read more from A.D. Ellis, and other books from this series.  The story had just the right amount of drama, not too much angst, and the steamy-ness was hot, but tasteful.