Today, Sort of Normal comes out. This amazing tale is an emotional roller coaster. The relationship between the two main characters reminded me of my own relationship with my first boyfriend. He'd been the one person I grew up with, from diaper-wearing toddler to best friends as adults. Tracey was the one person who knew me as no one else did.
Ms. Ashlee weaves the romance along with letters between the two characters so readers can understand the backstory and gain a glimpse into their relationship.
Now Available in Ebook and Print. This is a book you will want to read over and over again.
Falling in love isn’t as easy as staying in love.
Carter Hart and Boone Fell’s lives are tangle of perfect and imperfect memories. In a world of drugs, alcoholism and neglectful parents, their love for each other kept them strong. But all it takes is one kiss and a lie to tear them apart.
When Carter’s brother, Declan, dies of an overdose, Boone decides he can’t let another day of secrets and mistaken circumstances keep them apart. His only problem? Now that he’s ready to move forward with Carter, she’s ready to leave him where she thinks he belongs: in the past.
For once in my life, we're on even ground. "I don't like it," I tell him. "The nickname, I mean."
"You used to."
"I was little. I liked everything you said—including a nickname after an ugly bug. I tried to find one good thing about them, and you know what I found?"
He actually looks curious. "What?"
"They aren't harmful to humans or animals, and that's about it. They kill crops, burrow into the ground, come back out, and die. Oh, and they make good food for small creatures. I'm really glad that I represent that to you."
"I think they're actually beautiful, you know," he tells me as we come to a stop at a crosswalk and wait for the light to change. "They're resilient, and they always emerge around the same time. You can put a lot of faith in a Junebug to do what it's gotta do."
Liz Ashlee is a romance novelist known for Step Toward You and "Wishing on Water" in the Once Upon a Summer anthology. Liz is currently working toward her M.A. in English at Northern Kentucky University, where she also earned her undergraduate degrees. Liz lives in Kentucky, where she loves spending time with her parents, boyfriend, friends and dog-daughter, Hero.