Author: Ashley John
Pages/Word Count: 334 Pages
At a Glance: I say it every time I read a new Ashley John book, “This one is my new favorite,” and it’s true. It is. At least until the next book is released.
Reviewed By: Karen
Blurb: After years of travelling the world using his trust fund, college-dropout Joshua Silverton returns to London to discover two shocking truths; his estranged and wealthy father has been dead for over a year and he left his fortune to a total stranger. Joshua soon meets the man who stole his inheritance and even though he expects to hate Ezra Steele, he can’t ignore the strange attraction he suddenly feels towards him.
Bill Silverton saved Ezra Steele from his troubled past when he signed Silverton Tower over to him on his deathbed. Ezra now has the house, the business, the cars, the money and a different man in his bed every night. It’s a life he wants to cling to, so when Bill’s gorgeous son unexpectedly turns up and demands he hand everything back, his life is turned upside down in more ways than one.
A need to finally prove himself to his dead father forces Joshua to challenge Ezra but will he be able to ignore the attraction in order to be ruthless? Ezra tries to keep his enemies close by getting Joshua into his bed but as history catches up with him, he is forced to face himself. They are both running from their past, so in a battle between head and heart, Joshua and Ezra must choose what is more important – money or each other.
Review: It is no secret that I am a huge Ashley John fan. He has a unique way of making you feel for the characters, but not always happy, loving feelings, even for the main characters in the story. Whether you love them or hate them, though, you want to know more.
I found myself, through a lot of this story, wanting to punch one (or both) of the main characters in the face, then randomly mumbling to myself, “What is wrong with you two?” But I was also so invested and drawn in to the story that I couldn’t put it down. Each character has his own past that has caused him to put up walls and mask how he really feels, and until he meets the person who is willing to break through the mirage, he coasts through life, convincing himself he is doing exactly what he wants, when just below the surface he really wants so much more. Joshua and Ezra, don’t trust each other, and try to hate one another, but are so drawn to each other they don’t know what to do.
There are misunderstands and a complete lack of communication that just makes you want to scream at them, but in the end, without all of that, it could have ended up so differently. Although BOSS had me feeling some of the same emotions I have felt while reading the Surf Bays series, this book was really nothing like it. I say it every time I read a new Ashley John book, “This one is my new favorite,” and it’s true. It is. At least until the next book is released.
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