I have been given an ARC copy by the author for an honest review.
5 AMAZING STARS. This book is seriously amazing. Everyone who knows me or follows me here, twitter or FB, just knows that I am a huge fan of Ashley’s books. And she didn’t disappoint me. No shock here. With every single book she is just getting better and better. I loved Soul’s Mark series, I adored and was fangirling over Aidan from Deadly Pack Trilogy, but let me tell you that: they were good, but this? This is PERFECTION for me. She hit the right spots for me.
One year ago, I became a missing person. I left everything behind—family, friends, school. It seemed like a good idea at the time. My only option, really, until I realized running from a police officer isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.
It’s been exactly three-hundred and sixty-five days since I left home, but I’m finally ready to take the step I should have taken a year ago. I’m done hiding. I’m done running. I’m going to take my life back.
It was supposed to be easy. A meeting with Jason Pierce, a private investigator, was set up for me. All I had to do was go to him, let him do his thing, and then I could go home, or so I thought.
That is, until I met Jason and things got … complicated
In the story we meet Elena Reed. A girl, who suddenly decides to run away from home and was hiding for a year. On her 21st Birthday she decides to get help in claiming her life back. She wants to go home and she wants to stop running. So she sits in a shady bar waiting for her helper. And there she meets Jason Pierce. Handsome, confident and quick with snarky comments private investigator. But as always not everything is going according to plan. He thinks she is looking for fun, she calls him names, she runs, he chases her. Yep. Loved those scenes.
I liked Elena from the first page. She was shy, nervous and so scared, but from the beginning you can observe how she is maturing and becoming strong, confident and stubborn woman. My heart broke when she finally told her story. At the beginning I was sure she was a witness of a murder, but noooo…Ashley had to do something more heart clenching! And she did it amazingly.
Jason….oh my Jason….he is handsome, confident and sweet. He is a private investigator together with his friends, Wes and Vance, who are just as funny as he is. I just love that he has that protectiveness and possessiveness over Elena (I am 100% sure Ashley meant to call the main character Ewelina, but there must be a typo like in the whole book 😛 ). He knows what he wants and once he wants it, he is going after it. But what I love the most about him? He has his own problems. He is not perfect and untouched by world ugliness. Both are not. And that’s why this book is so amazing.
This book made me smile, laugh, pant and cry a bit. It’s not ugly crier, but sometimes you don’t need death or sickness to cry.
And oh. Best scene? Wes. Elena. Hotel room, Taser. Jason. – crying from laughter, barely breathing because of that. Snorting, while laughing. Yeah. Love that Scene! 😀