Title: For The Love of Ash
Author: Taylor Lavati
Published: March 9, 2015
ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review.
Maggie Larken is a reformed party girl. After her parent’s death, she’s left to raise Asher, her nine-year-old brother.
Luke Wilson has done everything his parents have ever asked of him. A new teacher, Luke constantly questions where his life is headed.
When Luke and Maggie meet, neither is in the market for a relationship. But sometimes life has other plans. Both navigate new waters as they try to decide where their priorities should lie, while also seizing what they want.
In this heartbreakingly real tale of love, Maggie and Luke discover what being a family truly means.
What I Thought:
For The Love of Ash was an amazing read, from the characters to the real life plot twists. There was a lot to follow, but it was easy to follow. The scenes in the book were described so well that I thought I was there experiencing what was happening with the characters.
Maggie amazes me. She gives up her life to take care of her brother after their parents died. She not only is his sister, but becomes a mother to her brother. She takes care of him and puts his needs before her own. She doubts her parenting abilities but shows she can handle everything life throws at her.
Luke cares for his siblings when he returns home from college to protect his younger siblings from their abusive father. There is some child abuse, but we don't see it happening, we see the child after the fact.
Luke and Maggie are much alike in more ways than one. They are both caring for their younger siblings and being a parental figure in their lives.
For the Love of Ash is a book I highly recommend. It's a page turner and an easy read. It's a single book so you can jump right in and enjoy it. I enjoyed the entire book and wished it didn't have to end. Everything was so real and interesting. I couldn't put the book down and I doubt you will be able to as well.
Review by Katlynn from Kat's Reading Corner