Saturday, October 10, 2015

Review: Calling Me Away by Louise Bay

Part Two of the Calling Me Series. Part One is Calling Me Back.

Is it possible for a guy to turn on a switch and realize he’s been in love with a girl that’s been under his nose for over a decade? Ashleigh Franklin can’t decide.

Ashleigh wants the fairy tale. Ever since she was a kid, her best friend’s brother, Luke, has been her fantasy Prince Charming. Now he’s trying to convince her that she’s the one he’s wanted all these years. There’s no way it’s that easy to escape the friend zone.

Single after years living with a girlfriend, Luke has finally woken up. What he’s been waiting for has been right under his nose for almost his entire life. Can he persuade her that he’s serious and won’t break her heart?

A Wonder Woman costume, a bottle of tequila and a game of truth or dare between two close friends changes everything.

The Calling Me Series concludes with Calling Me Home released on 13 October

4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

This is the 2nd installment in the Calling me series and the continuation of Luke and Ash's story. First I need to admit then when I read the first book it never dawned on me that this was Luke and Ash from What The Lightning sees.  I am not sure how I missed that one.  But the whole time while reading that series I could not wait for these two to get together.  Between the flirting, the comfortability they felt with each other and how much Ash loved Luke I just needed more of them. And I am so happy that Ms bay if giving me what I needed.  Even if this one caused knots in my stomach.  

We start exactly where we left off.  Luke has just ended a 3 year relationship with Emma and it now seems that him and Ash are taking their friendship to the next level. But as much as Luke wants her and as much and she has been in love with Luke for her whole life she wonders if he is just settling.  If getting involved with him so quick after ending a long relationship will end up costing her her heart and her family in the end.  She made a decision that pained both her and Luke as well as me.  But I understood why she did it.  Doesn't mean it didn't hurt because it did.  

Luke and Ash need to live their life on their own to truly be able to see exactly what it is that they want.  Yes Ash wants and loves Luke.  But she needs to make sure he loves her the same.  So taking a break is what they need.  She wants Luke to live his life for him not for her.  This is where my heart hurt for the two of them. I understand her decision but I still feel so bad for Luke. I never doubted his love for Ash or his reasons for being with her.  But time away does wonders for someone's growth.   And it was exactly what they needed.  

This book brought out so many emotions. I was nervous.  I'm not going to lie.  I was afraid that these two would concentrate and finding out what they wanted and in the process would lose their chance at happiness, with each other.  I felt like I was going through it all with them. I felt the hurt and pain.  I felt the moments when they missed each other and how hard being a part from each other really was.  But I also loved watching them figure it all out.  I loved seeing Luke be his own person and really come to terms and understand what Ash was asking of him.  

I always look forward to Louise Bay's serial as.  And she does not disappoint with this one. I can't wait to see where these two go from here. 

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