Now eighteen, Audrey returns to her hometown for the first time after the accident – the car crash that took her dad and scarred her for life. She’s here to start again. Go to college and have fun. Make new friends. Get over the past.
But the past won’t let go. Asher is here – her first kiss, her first heartbreak. More handsome and distant than ever, he’s still the boy who used to be her best friend. That was before he changed into someone she hardly knows anymore – the boy who started getting into fights and gave her the cold shoulder for years.
Asher isn’t what she needs. In fact, she hates him and should try her best to keep away from him.
Yet her body doesn’t seem to care about how she feels, and maybe, just maybe this time her body got it right. Not that she has much of a choice. Asher draws her like a bright flame, and if she isn’t careful, she’ll burn.
And that may not be such a bad thing after all...
This is New Adult erotic romance, dual POV.
******Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***
Asher is the debut novel by Author Jo Raven. I liked it for the most part. I liked all the characters. Since this is the first book in a series, readers are introduced to the five young men who grew up as friends and treat each other like brothers. The five guys make up the heroes in each book.
This book’s hero is Asher. The heroine is Audrey.
I really liked these two. Fate separated them back in high school and Audrey moved away. Several years later she comes back home to go to college. When she returns she sees that Asher’s still there. Things are pretty tense between them for a while. Once Audrey comes back to town I started rooting for her and Asher. It was apparent they had strong feelings for each other and I wanted them to work things out and become a couple. They sort of dance around each other for the first part of the book and at times I became frustrated with them.
The dialogue was a bit juvenile at times and the characters actions were comparable to those of high schoolers rather than college aged people. This book reminded me of a mature Young Adult more so then a New Adult. However, there are sex scenes within the pages that were well written and hot. I’m thinking those scenes are why a new adult category was chosen.
The storyline was very intriguing and it captured my attention right away. I think Ms Raven did a great job writing it. Again at times the dialogue was a bit juvenile and I think it needed to be a bit more mature considering the characters ages, but I still really liked this book.
Up next is Tyler’s book. He’s Asher’s long lost brother. You’ll get a glimpse of him in this book. I can’t wait to read his story.