Tuesday 3 April 2018

♫ Jacob's Ladder: Eli (Jacob's Ladder #2) ♫ Katie Ashley ♫ Blog Tour ♫

One wouldnt expect a sexy-as-sin rocker like Eli Renard to spend time with a woman just as a friend, but thats exactly what Emersyn Wallace is to him. Just a friend. Even though shes matured into a beauty, Eli still doesnt 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 Jacobs 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 its not only his body that reacts to her, but its also his heart. Hes about to learn what a dangerous game it is to dry a widows 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 Jacobs Ladders tour. While recapturing her lost love of singing and performing, she finds both comfort and healing in Elis gregarious personality and outrageous sense of humor. But as the anniversary of her husbands 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?

ARC received for an honest review

As I started reading Eli, I was kicking myself for buying Gabe way back when and never reading it!  What was I thinking.

I adored Eli and Emersyn's story.  It was sweet, beautiful, heartbreaking and left me wanting more.
Once I picked it up, I couldn't stop reading it.

I adored Eli and Emersyn as best friends, but boy did I love them as they began to fall in love.  They had so many hurdles to overcome, however they did this with all the love in their hearts for each other.

My heart was broken right at the start of the book,  however as the story progressed, Ms Ashley put it all back together with sweet, tender and at times laugh out loud moments.  What starts out as a tragedy becomes all encompassing adoration, and so much more for our lovelies.

I loved seeing snippets of the Runaway Train boys, and now I am chomping at the bit go to back and read Gabe's story.

Thank  you Ms Ashley for this lovely story.


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 shes 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.