LOVING JOSIE (A Torey Hope Novel) by A. D. Ellis



Loving Josie, A Torey Hope Novel
by A.D. Ellis



This is a stand-alone novel and does not need to be read in order.

Josie Decker has spent her whole life as an unloved and unwanted bother. Like a wild horse captured and bridled, Josie’s spirit is broken. She devises a plan to start her life anew; silently biding her time, she waits for the perfect moment. When that moment arises, Josie takes the opportunity and runs freely into an uncertain future in Torey Hope.

Kyle Martin is a tattooed, pierced, bad boy with a heart of gold. Marching to the beat of his own drummer, Kyle meets his perfect match early on in life. Devastating circumstances beyond his control plunge Kyle into dark despair and suffocating blackness. In an effort to escape the blackness, Kyle accepts an offer from an old friend and moves to Torey Hope.

Josie and Kyle hit it off as close friends and kindred spirits right away. Both are harboring secrets and sadness, but the connection between them is bringing light back to their smiles, their hearts, their lives. Kyle and Josie cling to each other as they battle guilt and crushed spirits. Through it all, with a lot of help from an unexpected accomplice, Kyle and Josie come to view each other in a new light.

When the past catches up to them and causes their lives to come crashing down, will Kyle and Josie get the chance to see where their future is headed? Or will they be forced to admit they waited too long to embrace what was right in front of them the whole time?

A heart-wrenching and heart-warming love story of cherishing the past while embracing the future.

For ages 18+ due to adult language and situations.


Reviewed by Dawn Vickers.

This is a wonderfully sweet romantic story that touches your heart; pulls at it, breaks it, then puts it back together again! Be prepared to get emotional!

In the beginning, we get an insight into the lives of Josie and Kyle and what ultimately led each of them to the town of Torey Hope. Josie has felt unloved and unwanted her entire life. She has no self-worth or confidence in herself, and she knows she has to get away and start her life again.

Devastated by a personal tragedy, Kyle’s life is in a “black hole.” He decides he has to get away and accepts an offer from his old school friend. He and Josie are on separate journeys to Torey Hope, but their paths are about to cross and change them forever.

When they meet, they hit it off and become close friends, both recognising the pain the other is suffering. They are there for each other in every way as friends; however, a different kind of feeling slowly emerges which goes beyond just being friends. As Kyle’s so damaged and broken by tragedy, he suffered telling Josie he can never love again. He can’t offer anything but friendship but the heart wants what the heart wants. With a nudge from a very unlikely source, Kyle realises Josie is for him. Is he too late? Someone is watching Josie and hell-bent on destroying any happiness she has found. Can these two lost broken people finally have happiness and love together or once again, will it be cruelly snatched away?

I totally fell for the characters in this book. Torey Hope sounds like my kind of town! It was easy to love Josie … soft, gentle, caring and loving even after everything she had been through. And Kyle! A hot tattooed broken man who slowly comes back to life thanks to her. The passion and connection these two have is plain to see and the story is full of heart-breaking, tear-jerking, sweet tender moments that make you feel connected to these two protagonists. I did not want to put this outstanding read down once I started! Beautifully written and from both points of view, I highly recommend this book!


This book will be available on Kobo, iBooks, Nook SOON (if it’s not already!)

Amazon buy link: bit.ly/JosieAmazon


Connect with Author A.D. Ellis and find out about her other books:

For Nicky, A Torey Hope Novel Book 1
Because of Beckett, A Torey Hope Novel Book 2
Amazon Kindle Copy
Christmas in Torey Hope, A Novella
Loving Josie, A Torey Hope Novel (a standalone)
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