Judging Books by Shay Savage

5 Smooches


The debutante path is a fairly straight track: who you are, who you associate with, and whose label you are wearing become priorities. They define you. They are the aspects by which you are judged.

Ashlyn’s world has been one of enlightenment and finesse, and now she is ready to take on the financial world at her father’s company just as he had always planned. Her future had been scripted long ago, but a chance meeting with a beautiful boy on a bicycle gives Ashlyn a new outlook on life.

Ethan is far too young, far too tattooed, far too pierced—just far too everything—to ever fit into her world. He has issues, too—major ones. Ashlyn knows he will never be accepted by her friends, let alone her overbearing father, but there is something about his live-in-the-moment outlook that keeps drawing her back into his arms.

Ashlyn must make a choice. Can she forgo the family dynasty and live life to the fullest with this fascinating but damaged young man?


Well, this one was a fun breath of fresh air.  I don’t know what I expected going into this one because the truth is that you can never really expect anything from Shay Savage.  Her writing range is wide and deep and I never really know what she is going to give me which is one of the reasons that I really enjoy reading her books.  Every one of them is so different and unique and Ashlyn and Ethan’s story was no exception.

I say this story was unique because Ive never read one quite like it.  It had the obvious tropes like older woman/younger alpha guy but some of the story was very different and Ethan his self was most of the reason.  This guy was sweet and a really swoony book boyfriend even with all of this “issues”.

I enjoyed this one.  I always enjoy this authors books.  Another five star book from a five star writer.