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A Beautiful Kind of Love (Choices Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00W0AL6BK
- Language : English
- File size : 4551 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 344 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 30,526 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Skimming through L goes to university and meets a boy dates him. Breaks up with Jax.. Meanwhile L doesn't love this other dude. She realised her heart belongs to J. So she goes back to J to find out its to late. He is engaged to some other girl he dated.
L. Puts her heart out there and it ends up getting smashed to bits. L leaves and later she calls him to be just friends.
Crappy ending. I am sorry but I felt this story was a bit blah...
Not my cuppa...
Thanks for amazing story. I look forward to reading the next book.. I hope Lily finds her true happiness.
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.
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“Unfortunately, regret is one persistent b***h.”
First thoughts on this book was, what a beautiful cover, yes it was one of those reads where I one-clicked because the cover caught my eye in the first instance and then I read the blurb and thought, this sounds like my kind of book. But as the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover and that is so true when it comes to reading this. The cover says beautiful, pretty, hearts and flowers love story, but inside…we have angst, lots and lots of angst, we have a beautiful friends to lover’s story, we have a book that made me angry, extremely bloody angry, but I was taken on one amazing journey and I whole heartedly loved this book. It ticked my boxes and now I am anxiously awaiting the next one.
This is one of those books where you cannot say too much without giving too much away, so I am going to have the brief. For me this book was all about the connection, not only the reader connection with the characters but also the connection between Jax and Lil themselves. These two were born a month apart to mothers that were best friends. These two spent every waking moment together and built a friendship bond that was so strong it was unbreakable. It was the friendship that we all wanted, that person who was your person. No matter the time or place you knew they would always be there for you and these two were just like that. Each other came first and foremost, they had each others back, and they truly were soul mates.
“…loving Jax has never been a choice, but it’s always been a privilege.”
Whenever you have a friendship such as this where we have one male and one female you always have the inkling that as they get older and hormones get involved that those lines of friendship are going to get blurry and I take my hat off to these two because they lasted a long time as “friends.” It was only a matter of time though before Jax and Lil saw what everyone else did and when those lines do start to blur, was when I started to panic, I knew the angst would begin. These two were so perfectly suited to each other, they were fantastic together, and I loved them so much. I was championing them from the start and even though I could see the peaks and troughs coming I whole heartedly thought that these two would be strong enough to get through anything.
“our entire life 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.”
Long distance relationships are hard at the best of times but these two communicated daily, they were always at the end of the phone but when Lil decides she wants the college experience too and moves away, this is where we get more troughs than peaks and I read on with my heart in my mouth, my nerves frayed, my nails bitten and with fear and trepidation.
“I feel like I’m walking on a tightrope toward my destiny, and if I slip or make one wrong move, I will fall, and I’ll never reach my fated destination. Since I believe that Jax is waiting for me at the end of that tightrope, the risks of falling aren’t ones I’m willing to take…”
This is one tough ride and kudos to Ellie Wade because I was hooked; I could not put this book down. At times I was infuriated and so damn angry but that is testament to this authors writing because she evoked every single emotion out of me during this read. I liked, I loved, I laughed, I cried, tears of sadness, tears of laughter and tears of sheer frustration and anger but I knew that I had been on one incredible journey.
“You see, every action has a reaction, and that reaction has another, and so on and on. Therefore, once that action is put out into the universe, we have no control over the infinite amount of reactions that might occur, forever changing the future.”
With any relationships, mistakes will be made, but when you have a love like this you always hope that the good will outweigh the bad and somehow things will all be ok at the end. This book did rip my heart out in all the best ways, the tears flowed, the tissues were abundant and I now I am anxiously awaiting the next book. Imagine my pleasure when I saw it was due for release this week. It has been put back a week so now I have a few days to wait…just a few more long days…did I say long…I need to know what happens!!
My first book but ellie wade it was a wonderful book
The story is about a friendship of years turning in to more. Its a fantastic read. it leaves you wanting more with a tear stained face it's heartwarming and also heartbreaking. The way ellie kept you on your toes was amazing it has funny sad happy love and lose wow! the girls are fabulous loved them
congratulations ellie I can't wait to read more from you.