Title: A Beautiful Kind of Love

Author: Ellie Wade

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 13, 2015


Every choice has a consequence.

I believe in soul mates. Why? Because I have one and his name is Jax Porter.

I have known Jax my whole life and I have loved him with every breath I’ve ever taken. The fact that we were born a mere month apart to mothers that are best friends has made us inseparable since birth.

What we have is so rare, one would think our story would be written, our fate sealed. But, unfortunately that’s not how life works. Life offers us many choices that can turn destiny into chance.

I now find myself heading toward a destination that I could have never imagined and I have to figure out where to go from here.

Will the choices that have been made change our path forever or will fate find its way?


Our entire life together has been perfect. We have had eighteen years of foreplay. I don’t need candles or flowers. I need you. Take me to bed and make me yours in the only way that I’m not. ~ A Beautiful Kind of Love

What we have is the absolute rightness of two souls born into this world to complement the other flawlessly. Everything that Jax is and everything that he does is always exactly what I need. A Beautiful Kind of Love

I can’t compare what I’ve had with others to what I could have with you. You are my Lily. There is no comparison. A Beautiful Kind of Love

Our entire life together has been perfect. We have had eighteen years of foreplay. I don’t need candles or flowers. I need you. Take me to bed and make me yours in the only way that I’m not. A Beautiful Kind of Love

This right here with Jax and me, our bodies and our souls acting on pure instinct and desire, is what I was made for. A Beautiful Kind of Love




               JAX                    LILY




Reviewed By Donna Elsegood.

Jax and Lily are just a month apart in age and since their mothers are best friends, these two have had a close bond growing up. Lily being the eldest is nicknamed “Little” by Jake which she finds most annoying. She wants to be called Lil. This is a brief introduction to their story as it leaps forward five years when they are preparing to go to college. Jax is a football player and has a girlfriend called Maeve; however, he doesn’t like Lily gaining attention from other guys. Lily points out to Jax that he can’t always be around to protect her.

Quote ~ Lily: “You can’t always be around, Jax.”
Quote ~ Jax: “For you, Lily, I can. I’m always here for you. You know that.”

Jax takes Lily to the school prom and while they are they are dancing together, she starts feeling something. She can’t understand why she is reacting like she is, or why she is attracted to him. When a song they have danced to more than a million times is played, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis, Lily gets confused. Ruining her friendship with her best friend is the last thing on her mind.

Quote~ “I requested it, and I made it extremely clear to the DJ that my Little had to dance to this song tonight.”

Kisses are shared increasing their magnetism which in turn, causes more bewilderment. But they discuss this at great length as neither of them want to destroy what they’ve had in the past. Decisions are made and they decide to take their relationship up to new level.

Three years later, Jax is in college playing football and Lily stays behind at a local community college. Jax wanted her to go to his college, Lily feels she needs to branch out and discover her own identity. So when she enrols in photography, Jax breaks off with her as he says he wants to have the college life.

Regardless of other romances, their passion is rekindled. There is a lot of angst in this emotional rollercoaster story which I won’t give away. One thing is clear though; as they grow older, the few twists and turns thrown in doesn’t dampen their powerful love.

The author has written a story that shows us life isn’t always mapped out the way one expects it to. Jax and Lily thought they would be able to withstand anything. Growing up and learning who they are as people made it inevitable that there would be the unexpected in store. Sweet moments and few hot scenes made this read perfect.

This is book one of two in a series and now that Lily and Jax are adults who have graduated, I am looking forward to seeing what happens in their futures. The ending of this first part was a huge wow! Will they or won’t they? I was totally sitting on edge. Please don’t be put off by the fact that it begins with them as children until young adults. This all adds to the build-up of who they really are. I can’t wait for the second book from this fabulous storyteller. Ellie, you just get better and better and in my opinion, five shiny stars are most certainly worthy of such a fab read.



Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kiddos, or spending time with family and friends. She loves traveling and exploring new places with her family.