Today we are sharing the release of JACOB'S LADDER: ELI by Katie Ashley. This book is part of the Jacob's Ladder contemporary romance series. You can read the book for FREE in Amazon's Kindle Unlimited.
JACOB'S LADDER: ELI by Katie Ashley
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?
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“Sometimes forever is standing right next to you, 5 stars”
Eli’s story was straight up painful in the best possible way. Depending on what kind of reader you are you may cry but for sure your heart will hurt several times thought the story. You’ll want to bash some heads but won’t be able to. Ashley wove a story that will make you want to shout GET IT TOGETHER MAN! But in the end, it will be worth it.
Emmersyn just lost her husband and the only one who’s brought her slightly back to the land of living is her best friend Eli. She has to decide if she wants to accept she’s a widow at thirty or if she’s going to join her husband in the afterlife because that’s the route she’s on. But Eli? He won’t lose her, that’s the thing about best friends, they are always there to catch you when you fall.
Eli and Emmersyn have been best friends since the age of ten. She’s always been like his second sister and watching her grieve her loss is painful for him. But what happens when the grieving ends? What happens when his view of his best friend changes and he starts to see her more as a woman and less like a sister?
These two have an uphill battle ahead of them and they don’t even realize it. Everything about the relationship between them is obvious to everyone but them and its awesome. I love how Eli is all about putting a smile on her face and making her happy. I loved how Emmersyn tackled her steps of grieving because she knew she deserved to be happy. These two will definitely give you a new view on falling in love.
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.