For The Love of Ash

For The Love of Ash

by Taylor Lavati


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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.

*This book is a standalone and NOT part of a series. This book contains mature content.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502835369
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2015
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Taylor Lavati is a twenty-something year old author residing in a small town in Connecticut with her husband and dog. She writes Young Adult and New Adult romances with ranging genres from fantasy, A Curse Books trilogy, to dark romance, A Reliant Love, and everything in between. She works as a pre-school teacher and spends her free time playing video games.

Romance with a bit of CHAOS.

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"Taylor Lavati has proven to be a wonderful writer & has made her way onto my list of favorite authors pretty quickly." Amy B

"One for readers at the older end of the 'young adult' spectrum, The Thousand Year Curse is clearly the work of a gifted young writer. ...what struck me most about the book was the deft and surprisingly mature touch of the author." Jay G

"I fell in love with Taylor's writing when I read the first book in her Curse Books. When I opened this book {A Reliant Love} I wasn't positive what would be waiting on the other side for me, but I was certain it would be a reading adventure. Taylor didn't disappoint." Bestselling author Jesse Kimmel-Freeman

"I absolutely loved this story {For The Love of Ash} and how beautifully it was written and flowed together. I have reread it 4 times now!" Taylor K

"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book." Melannie S

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For The Love of Ash 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Vicki_Goodwin More than 1 year ago
This book had the sweetest characters, Characters that had endured so much loss and pain. Maggie has to take over the care of her brother after the death their parents and she becomes the parent he is missing. The telling of the transition from sister to parent was well told and emotionally charged. Luke is in a similar situation with his own family. The heart of these characters made for a lovely read. I enjoyed this and I was glad that I was asked to read this book. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book is really well written and a simple sweet story.
CTremblay More than 1 year ago
Great story!! Original review can be found here:
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite For The Love of Ash is the story of Maggie and Luke. Maggie is a former party girl who was granted custody of her young brother after the death of their parents. Maggie is determined to make a good life for her and Asher by finishing college and becoming a teacher. Her ultimate goal is to be the best guardian possible and let Asher enjoy life and do the thing he loves most; play hockey. Luke is in a similar situation, having moved home to protect his siblings from his dad’s violent hand. He’s struggling to balance his life as a student, teacher and protector, but this is where he meets Maggie. Taylor Lavati does a great job, especially when Luke and Maggie meet, of showing the chemistry between them but also their reluctance to purse a relationship. It makes for a layered story and Luke’s unwillingness to give up makes the story great. What I love most about For The Love of Ash is that these young people are so deeply committed to their siblings, and they work hard to make life better for them. That aspect was touching and it gave me great respect for Luke and Maggie. Beyond that I loved them together and Taylor Lavati did a great job of their initial bickering and the flirty banter that came afterwards. This is a love story that didn’t come easily, but the challenges they faced made their coming together even more rewarding. I thought at times Asher acted a bit too mature for his nine years, but he was suitably adorable and you could see that Maggie was a great guardian for him. Watching these two young characters come into their own in life and love was emotional and, despite the few times they acted their ages, they were loyal and fun and giving.
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
A sweet love story of two coming together and overcoming so many obstacle to raise a family. Well balanced story plot and characters. Very talented author. Makes for a nice Spring day read our on the porch! *Received for an honest review*