Wednesday, August 5, 2015

For The Love of Ash by Taylor Lavati Excerpt & Giveaway

For The Love of Ash Synopsis:
Maggie Larken is a reformed party girl. After her parent’s death, she’s left to raise Asher, her nine-year-old brother.
Luke Wilson has done everything his parents have ever asked of him. A new teacher, Luke constantly questions where his life is headed.
When Luke and Maggie meet, neither is in the market for a relationship. But sometimes life has other plans. Both navigate new waters as they try to decide where their priorities should lie, while also seizing what they want.
In this heartbreakingly real tale of love, Maggie and Luke discover what being a family truly means.
*This book is a standalone and NOT part of a series. This book contains mature content.


“Asher! Please, get in the car!” This kid was seriously going to be the death of me. I knew that scheduling my classes earlier in the day would be a problem, but Western college didn’t offer the classes I needed to take after four.

“I’m not going!” His whiney voice carried from the living room, which was just a step inside the townhouse. I was just about to get into my car and start our day, but his temper tantrum brought me back inside. I slammed the car door shut and double checked the time on my wrist. We were already five minutes late. But I guess it wasn’t as bad, since people expected this of me. I shouldn’t have cared what the general population thought. But I still did.

I stormed into the house. I’d never seen my feet move so fast this early in the morning—especially after such a laid back summer of going into work at ten and getting home by five. There were two short cement steps up to my home, and I grabbed onto the black wrought iron railing to catapult myself through the front door.

I found Asher sitting on the small love seat. His face was streaked with crocodile tears. He looked up at my loud entrance with wide eyes and a trembling lower lip. His eyes were red and blotchy. I couldn’t stand seeing him this upset. His tears were my weakness. The fact that we were late didn’t matter anymore. I just had to make him feel better.

“What’s wrong, baby?”

“I don’t want to go to school anymore,” he said between ragged, sobbing breaths. I walked over to his side and sat next to him. I wrapped my arms around his skinny body and pulled him towards me. He was reluctant to accept my comfort, but when his arms circled me, I let out a sigh of relief.

I let him rest his head on my chest as I brushed his overgrown brown hair off his forehead. He soaked my tee with his tears, but it hardly phased me.

“Why not? You love school,” I said as his breathing started to even out.

“Because you can’t come, too.”

Taylor Lavati  Bio:
Taylor Lavati is a twenty-something year old author residing in Connecticut with her husband and dog. She writes both Young Adult and New Adult with ranging genres from fantasy to dark romance and all the niches in between. If she's not behind a computer screen or scribbling in her notebook, she's playing video games, going on hikes, or spending time with her family.
Romance with a bit of CHAOS.

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  1. I liked reading the excerpt and I know that I will enjoy reading this book.

  2. Everything! This book, sounds great!!