Kiss My Ash by Leddy Harper is a taboo/age gap romance featuring a mother in her 30’s and the 17 year old boy next door. Krista is a single mom that has put her life on hold for the past decade in order to put her everything into providing the best life for her 16 year old daughter. She finally purchases her first home and when she meets her new neighbor it isn’t anything like she expected.
Ash is hard to believe as a 17 year old. He reads much older, which is obviously part of the plot (Krista believes he is older than 17 at the beginning of their relationship). I enjoyed their relationship, but would have liked it better in a different context. All of that being said, this book wasn’t an easy one to put down. I enjoyed it and finished it within a couple of days. The epilogue was golden and really helped cement the story.
I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.
kidding? There was nothing typical about that boy.
age. Intelligent, sexy as sin, and barely legal.
with the law, he was definitely someone I needed to stay away from.
She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.
She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.
The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.