Series: Magdalene #1
Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant.
While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love.
But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it.
Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.
Kristen Ashley has to be my favorite Contemporary Romance author, I don’t know how she does it, but she seems to be collecting my tears left and right. Not to mention I need a reminder to never start a Kristen Ashley novel after 10pm, because I will never go to sleep once I start reading. And The Will was no exception.
While this was another older age characters’ story, when I was reading I really didn’t feel like they were “older” (same can be said to her other romance with older age of the characters). Ms Ashley is a master in creating very well-like and easily elate to characters. I really love the family aspect in this book, which seem to be an important part in Ms Ashley’s Contemporary Romance series. I enjoyed reading about Josephine’s character, her oddness makes her a unique character, then of course the alpha-male Jake Spear who will easily swoon you over.
The Will has quite a unique story plot, very well-developed and engaging characters, that which I an say I enjoyed every word of this book.
I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy reading a good emotional contemporary romance story. I can’t wait to read the next book of the series!
If you are new to Kristen Ashley’s work, I highly recommend you to check out her Rock Chick series, they are my favorite Contemporary Romance series by Ms Ashley.
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