28 March 2018

New Release + Book Review | Jacob's Ladder: Eli by Katie Ashley (@KatieAshleyLuv)

**NEW RELEASE** - JACOB'S LADDER: ELI by Katie Ashley - Now LIVE!
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One wouldn’t expect a sexy-as-sin rocker like Eli Renard to spend time with a woman just as a friend, but that’s exactly what Emersyn Wallace is to him. Just a friend. Even though she’s matured into a beauty, Eli still doesn’t remotely see his childhood pal as a sex-object. When tragedy brings her back into his world, Eli moves mountains to help Emersyn get back onto her feet by finding her a job as a backup singer for Jacob’s Ladder. At first, Eli is thrilled that Emerysn is along on tour, and he sets out to do his best to help her forget her sorrow through a range of crazy friend dates. But after spending so much time with her in such close quarters, Eli finds his feelings beginning to shift. He no longer sees Emersyn as the once awkward young girl he played some of his first songs with. Soon it’s not only his body that reacts to her, but it’s also his heart. He’s about to learn what a dangerous game it is to dry a widow’s tears.

After losing her husband and singing partner in a tragic accident, Emersyn Wallace spent the last eight months drowning in a sea of grief. With the bills piling up and her family and friends concerned about her emotional welfare, she reluctantly agrees to join the Jacob’s Ladder’s tour. While recapturing her lost love of singing and performing, she finds both comfort and healing in Eli’s gregarious personality and outrageous sense of humor. But as the anniversary of her husband’s death approaches, she finds herself in turmoil over her new amorous feelings for Eli.

Can Eli and Emersyn find the perfect melody to transition from friends to lovers, or will their relationship end out of tune? 

Rating: 4.5/5

Friendship is always a good foundation for love - Eli and Emersyn or as he fondly call her, Sonny had been friends since they were younger, and they stayed that way throughout the years. They never ventured beyond it - which is really surprising. Until, Sonny lost her husband and Eli came rushing to her.

Although that fact always remained between the two of them. Whenever Sonny needs his help, Eli is always there. He might be one of the members of a very popular band, but he’s one heck of a friend. He’s easy to like, really. It’s hard to hate him, even if he did something out of the ordinary.

On the other hand, Sonny is great as well. Grief had made her weak, and it was good that Eli suggested for her to join the tour. He tries to bring the old Emersyn back to normal with his crazy antics. And as days go by, Eli finds his feelings beginning to change. He can no longer imagine her as a friend. But will Emersyn welcome his feelings? Or will grief prevent her from it?

I love, love, love this book! The fact that they started out as friends, and they continued their friendship before any of the shift-of-feelings happened. And it didn’t happen instantly, instead Katie allowed her readers to watch the characters fall in love one day at a time. It didn’t felt forced, instead it felt right. Because you just knew that the feelings grew as the story progress and didn’t happen just out of the blue.

It was a fun read, with the right amount of drama that will make hearts hurt and eyes a little teary, nevertheless - there were a whole lot of hilarious parts rather than the sad part. I was just glad that finally Emersyn found a way to love again. Only a few are lucky to find the right love twice in their loves, and it is not always easy to find the right timing to love.

Jacob’s Ladder: Eli is a slow-burn, perfectly-paced, friends-to-lovers romance that will sweep you off your feet.

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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her spoiled mutt, Duke. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English, as well as a few adjunct college English classes. As of January 2013, she hung up her red pen and expo markers to become a full-time writer. Each and every day she counts her blessings to be able to do her dream job.

Although her roots are firmly planted in the red Georgia clay, she loves traveling the country and world to meet readers and hang out with fellow authors. When she’s not writing or chasing down her toddler, you might find her watching reruns of The Golden Girls, reading historical biographies, along with romance novels, or spending way too much time on Facebook.


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