Loving Josie, A Torey Hope Novel by A.D. Ellis (ARC Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Loving Josie

Title: Loving Josie, A Torey Hope Novel

Author: A.D. Ellis

Published Date: Expected January 15th 2015

Genre:   Contemporary romance / YA Romance


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This is a stand-alone novel and does not need to be read in order.
Josie Decker has spent her whole life as an unloved and unwanted bother. Like a wild horse captured and bridled, Josie’s spirit is broken. She devises a plan to start her life anew; silently biding her time, she waits for the perfect moment. When that moment arises, Josie takes the opportunity and runs freely into an uncertain future in Torey Hope.
Kyle Martin is a tattooed, pierced, bad boy with a heart of gold. Marching to the beat of his own drummer, Kyle meets his perfect match early on in life. Devastating circumstances beyond his control plunge Kyle into dark despair and suffocating blackness. In an effort to escape the blackness, Kyle accepts an offer from an old friend and moves to Torey Hope.
Josie and Kyle hit it off as close friends and kindred spirits right away. Both are harboring secrets and sadness, but the connection between them is bringing light back to their smiles, their hearts, their lives. Kyle and Josie cling to each other as they battle guilt and crushed spirits. Through it all, with a lot of help from an unexpected accomplice, Kyle and Josie come to view each other in a new light.
When the past catches up to them and causes their lives to come crashing down, will Kyle and Josie get the chance to see where their future is headed? Or will they be forced to admit they waited too long to embrace what was right in front of them the whole time?
A heart-wrenching and heart-warming love story of cherishing the past while embracing the future.


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language or Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Stephenee- #NerdGirlSteph’s  Review***
I have fallen in love with all of the characters in the Torey Hope series.  This is without a doubt some of the most amazing characters that I have “met” along my reading journey.  I love the way in which the author deals with real life issues in her books and is respectful, encouraging and unflinching when it comes to showing people how these issues can really affect someone.  Author A.D. Ellis is not afraid to tackle those issues that others would like to keep a secret, such as, love and loss, being mentally or physically challenged, harming oneself, low self esteem, harming others to make you feel good about yourself and most importantly family issues.  She takes regular everyday issues and makes the reader understand how little things can affect people just by weaving into her story.  She makes the reader think, ponder and at times reflect on the things that they could change by being more knowledgable about a subject, but the most important thing is that she writes some amazing stories!

Each book that I read by A.D. Ellis quickly becomes my favorite and with good reason. This story introduces us to Kyle and Josie – 2 people who have been through more than a bit of a rough patch and who need to be able to overcome things to move on with their lives. You can’t help but feel the emotions pour out of them as you read the book and you instantly start to root for them.  Along the journey you want to yell, scream, pull your hair out and at times cry, but never once do you want to put the book down.  In each story you spend time with all of your favorite’s from Torey Hope, and each time those favorites change – you can’t help it, you want to love them all!

I love the style of writing that the author uses and the character descriptions leave you with a clear picture of who and what each person is about.  The author is so descriptive that there have been times I felt like I was in Torey Hope riding on the back of the motorcycle, or at the community center for the parties.  I guarantee that once you start reading these books, you won’t want to put any of them down. Add this and her others to your TBR list and you won’t be sorry, they are amazing books!  Enjoy this one and the others as you fall in love with Nate, Libby, Jeremiah, Kyle, Josie, Beckett, Nicky and all of the others that you will meet along the way.  These characters stay with you long after the story has ended, and you will be sure to think about them for weeks, if not months later.

This is one of those books that leaves you with a book hangover and you are not sure if any book that you read after this one will be able to compare.  Sit back, relax and enter the world of Torey Hope.


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