Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Will by Kristen Ashley

First, I hate crying. Period. I get all red nosed, blotchy faced, red eyed demon looking. It's not pretty. Second. After I cry, I can't speak. My throat gets tight. It feels like there is a ball in my throat(get your mind outta the gutter) and I have to swallow hard(again, get your mind outta the gutter) repeatedly to talk and then when I do it goes something like this....I I I r r rre rreal rrreally lllloooove this booooook! WWWWWAAAAAA! It's beyond ridiculous. Seriously. Now, why did I mention that? Kit's epilogues are some of THE best out there. She is LA REINA of the epilogues. Third, it doesn't always mean that someone dies in a story. It can be a moment, a phrase or just how well a story is told that just GET it. On to the story...

Fate comes in many different shapes and forms. In this case in comes in The Will. In The Will, Josephine Malone's beloved grandmother left her in the hands to Jake Spears. They are both taken surprised to this. Josie and Jake are from two completely different worlds. You would think they wouldn't have anything in common but they do. *I'm gonna stop right here for a bit. When I read Josephine, I found her language on the nanny side being very proper. It kinda thru me off but I got over it and I'm pretty sure you will too. It teaches you to expand your vocabulary.* Now, with Kit's stories it's not all about the H and h. It's about family too and this family is one of the best I've read. The way Jake is with his kids is funny, adorable, laughable and men could learn a lesson or two. Of course there are side characters that are just as yummy and funny and you know that they'll get a story so I won't delve into them. In this story little by little, words by words, touch by touch it's revealed how even when someone is physically gone their presence is always felt with what special gift they left behind which is the power of love. Sometimes there are just no words that I can write down to do any justice to Kristen Ashley's books. I've been saying this for years but if you haven't read anything by her...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?!
Favorite line:
"Lesson,"Jake said gently. "Man's got the power to break a woman's heart. Women have their own power. Learn this in future, choose better."

The Will is a beautiful and moving story about finding love and family. You will laugh out loud, fall in love with main characters and secondary characters, cry, swoon with all things Jake Spears and be "Oh snap" when Josephine berates the douche nozzles in a way that is classy, refined and kick ass.

I must confess that it took a while for me to warm up to Josephine because of the way she talks and acts and for just a small itty bitty moment I thought she was going to throw me off but she quickly grew on me. I love how she is different from all the rest of the h's in KA's stories. You'll find out how she is different when you read the book.

Jake....holy macaroni. That man. That man is DELICIOUS! HOT! SEXY! And it's not all because of his looks. The way he treats his kids and Josephine will melt your heart. Melt it I tell you.

Jake and Josephine are by far one of the best couples I've read in a while. They are so different yet they complete each other perfectly.

Like my sister said up above, KA is The Queen of writing epilogues. I would say that I just cried a little while reading it but oh no, I bawled my eyes out. They were happy tears that were filled with love for the characters and for Kristen.

Favorite Lines:

"They stopped when my sunglasses hit his.
And when they did, my breath also stopped.
This was because in all my life, and I'd had a long one, and in all my wandering, and I'd wandered far, I'd never seen a man like him."

"Josie, a man takes a woman to dinner, he picks her up at her door and he returns her there,"

My eyes narrowed. "Telling someone to shut up is rude."
"Babe," he returned.
"And ordering an adult to sleep is preposterous," I went on.
"Is that your response?" I asked.
"No, my repsonse is, babe, shut up and sleep but I already said that so I condensed it to just babe 'cause taht's easier to say and might not piss you off."
"I can't read all that in 'babe', Jake."
"You'll learn to read my babes."~ I just love this scene! lol.

"He asks her out and comes on that bike to pick her up, I'm shooting him."

"Smartass and bossy, what got into you today?" he asked.
I'm just handling my man," I answered. His lips quirk turned into a full-blown laugh as his arms convulsed around me and he roared with his amusement.

"You got one choice, you either suck me or I eat you. After that, I take over."

"You don't want the results of that work in your mouth, baby, you best get up here."

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