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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Loving Josie by A.D. Ellis is a breathtaking love story about a battered woman, Josie Decker. Josie lived her life as an unloved, unwanted creature in her house. No one loved her and she has accepted that, but she wants to live a free life where she can run away from her past and try to live happily. With that dream in her heart, she leaves everything behind and travels to Torey Hope.
Enter Kyle Martin, a pierced, tattooed bad boy who has a heart to rival saints. But even he is not able to protect his one true love and its loss plunges him into the deepest depraved despair that makes him fight for every breath he takes. To break free of the shackles of guilt, he accepts help and moves to Torey Hope in order to live a life that is bearable. Josie and Kyle meet and there is an instant spark. The two become kindred spirits and very close friends. Together, they bring a smile into each other’s lives and put the past behind them. However, the past is back and with full vengeance. Will the two of them accept their past and move forward together? Or will they give in and lose a good thing that has the potential to save them?
A.D. Ellis did a great job with Loving Josie. The novel is a wonderful mix of angst, loss, love and a hope to live life once again. Josie’s struggle was portrayed in a really realistic manner and I could relate to her. Kyle, on the other hand, is the perfect example of a bad boy persona. He literally does have a heart of gold and, hey, he is hot with all those tattoos, so that was one more thing to love about him. All in all, a great, fun read. A really sweet and amazing novel. Perfect to read on weekends when you have nothing to do.