Monday, April 2, 2018


**NEW RELEASE** - JACOB'S LADDER: ELI by Katie Ashley - Now LIVE!Read for FREE on #KindleUnlimited:



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?


Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 4.5/5
In Patti's Imagination Rating: 7/10

I’m struggling with writing this review without giving any spoilers but I can say that this book will pull you right from the start and keep you wanting more even after the last page.
For fans of this author, Eli Renard is not a new character. We first meet him in the Runaway Train series. What we see of Eli, in those other books, was only a small fraction of who he actually is. There is so much to Eli and after reading this book he has become my favorite Renard twin.
Emersyn Wallace is a character that is dealing with many life changes. Having her best friend, Eli, there through it all has been her salvation. 
The friendship that Eli and Emersyn have is awesome and to get to see this friendship grow was perfect. The things that Eli will do to help Emersyn will have you laughing as well as in tears of the tenderness. For this reader this was not your typical friends to lover story. There is so much more involved. I am disappointed that I’m not able to give it a full 5 star rating but the 4.5 rating is because somewhere along the way either I, as a reader, missed it or the author became rushed because events happening with some of the supporting characters weren’t there. While they may be things happening to the supporting characters, they are still major happenings that needed a little more attention and I think that would give it a less of a choppy feel near the end. Besides that this book was able to provide some really great laughs; as well as show how learning to move on after the loss of someone isn’t easy. How do you compete with someone who is not there. How can you not understand a person, yet know a person better than anyone? While a good amount of the book is light and fun, there are some tough areas, but the author does a wonderful job with blending it all together. The supporting characters are great and just add to the wonderful overall experience. I am looking forward to more from this author.


About the Author

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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