Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant.
While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love.
But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it.
Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.
Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.
Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.read more
Reviews for The Will
The speech affectation of Josie, the main character, made this book an irritating read - I've never seen the word "alas" used 100 times by the same character in a book before and it was not welcome. It also felt weird reading the sex scenes, like she was some kind of naive alien that was being taken advantage of. That's not how rich people talk, that's not how ANYONE talks. In general, the language used in this book was problematic - the friend talks graphically and yuckily about arousal, the love interest swears like a sailor in front of his kids, and the word "babe" is ubiquitous no matter if you're talking to woman you just met, daughter, or wife. Apparently, everyone who meets Josie adores her, but I just wanted to throw her off a cliff.read more
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