The debutante path is a fairly straight track: who you are, who you associate with, and whose label you are wearing become priorities. They define you. They are the aspects by which you are judged. Ashlyn’s world has been one of enlightenment and finesse, and now she is ready to take on the financial world at her father’s company just as he had always planned. Her future had been scripted long ago, but a chance meeting with a beautiful boy on a bicycle gives Ashlyn a new outlook on life. Ethan is far too young, far too tattooed, far too pierced—just far too everything—to ever fit into her world. He has issues, too—major ones. Ashlyn knows he will never be accepted by her friends, let alone her overbearing father, but there is something about his live-in-the-moment outlook that keeps drawing her back into his arms. Ashlyn must make a choice. Can she forgo the family dynasty and live life to the fullest with this fascinating but damaged young man?
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Judging Books by Shay Savage
Review by Theresa Esterline
We've all leaned not to judge based on looks, right???
I must admit a good book cover will definitely draw me in, but I've read books with just plain text in tree cover too. This story centers around why you should not judge things or people by their looks or possessions. It will make: tears stream down your cheeks, you laugh out loud, and melt here and there. And now a bit about the story...
Ashlyn is weeks away from graduating with her master's. She's about ready to interview for the assistant CFO position at her father's company. Appearances are very important in his business and their social circle. Ashlyn has to crush her interview and prove she deserves it. There is just one problem... her car battery is dead and she is running (literally) late in the heels she picked out. At a crosswalk she meets Ethan. At first she just hopes he leaves her alone. He's on a BMX bike, he has tattoos and piercings and she just doesn't have time for this. But his appearance is deceiving and she is drawn to him. Before she realizes it she has missed a light cycle. When he offers to give her a ride -- on his bike -- she doesn't know what to think, but decides to go for it.
- “You never know what tomorrow’s going to bring, so don’t wait to do or say something important. You only make real mistakes when you refuse to live in the moment.”
- “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Ethan. How long have you known our Ashlyn here?” Our? How many people did she think she was?
- “He commented on my shoes.” Ethan laughed. “I told him Chucks were expensive as well as comfortable, but he just made a face like he was sucking a lemon.”
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