Kiss My Ash (Standalone)
by Leddy Harper (Author)
This review is from: July 31, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Love is love.
When it involves two, single, consenting adults there should be nothing that states your love is wrong. Yet, we live in a world that has a set of unwritten rules regarding relationships which has relatively limited our pool of dating instead of letting us jump into the deep end of the water.
In Kiss My Ash, it begins in the very taboo aspect of one adult and one two months away from being a legal adult. That’s correct, Asher is only 17 when the book begins, but pursues the much older, (MILF as he once refers to) Kristy. Now, Ash doesn’t pursue a physical relationship with Kristy until he is actually 18, knowing the legal ramifications of doing so, but instead under the misinformed guise that Kristy thinks he is actually older than he is (22 years old) uses that time to get to know her.
Once the cat is out of the bag that Ash is still in high school, a school Kristy’s own teenage daughter attends, that is when emotions really begin to get complicated. The story continues and the push and pull of their complicated feelings, relationship, ramifications, etc…continue to a well written conclusion, but I want you to experience this relationship through your own emotions, not mine.
I can’t tell you how many times my emotions flipped and flopped during this book. I am a huge believer in the never-ending happiness of love and HEA. However, Leddy didn’t hold back on her punches or letting the emotions run high. The reality of Ash and Kristy’s situation isn’t brushed under a rug. They both know the ramifications of what they want to pursue vs. the reality of actually living the dream. Can a HEA exist when the world is such an ugly place? It doesn’t matter that Asher is wise beyond his years or that Kristy had her daughter as a young teen and hasn’t really had a chance to live a life that has been her own since she was 17 herself. The world only sees what it wants to see, but should that matter when two people love each other? This is the emotional rollercoaster of this story!!
I don’t want to give much more away, but I will tell you this; if you are ready for a thought provoking book that will take you on an emotional journey than Kiss My Ash is for you.