The Choice by Ashley Jade

The world thought I belonged to another man…
they were wrong.


THE CHOICE, book 1 in The Star-crossed Lovers Duet from USA Today bestselling author Ashely Jade is NOW LIVE!!

Release Date: January 19th
GENRE/TROPES: Second-Chance/Enemies-to-Lovers/Off Limits/Rockstar Romance


Get ready to dive back into the world of Sharp Objects, featuring guitarist, Memphis, in this angsty, gritty, off-limits, second-chance romance!

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From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ashley Jade comes a gritty, off-limits romance about mistakes, choices, and love conquering all.

He was the mysterious dark knight always swooping in to save me when I needed it most.
I was the troubled girl with scars and a bleeding heart.

He was the gifted guitarist destined for big things.
I was the small-town girl battling her demons.

He was my earth….always keeping me grounded.
And I was his sky…always just out of his reach.

Our love was everything I wished for.
Until I destroyed it.

I never thought I’d see Memphis Payne again after I broke his heart, but the stars had other plans.

Because here he is…needing me to clean up his mess this time.

Only problem is…
Doing so will break both our hearts.

They say only the strongest love can survive an apocalypse.
That if two people are meant to be, they’ll find their way back to each other.

I hope they’re right.


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The Choice by Ashley Jade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***

The Choice is book one in the Star Crossed Lovers Duet. If you’ve read The Words then you’ve met all three main characters Josh, Memphis and Skylar, but this is their journey through adolescents and how they met. You don’t need to have read The Words though, this can be read as a standalone.

WHEW! Talk about an emotional roller coaster. This story was full of angst, twists, drama, trauma, tragedy, and so much more. I was stunned about what we learned getting to know these characters on a deeper level. It’s pretty intense and heart breaking, Jade isn’t one to sugar coat. It is unpredictable and leaves you with a huge book hangover and a tad bit in despair. I am jonesing to get my hands on book two and see how it all unfolds.

**Make sure to read trigger warnings if you’re sensitive!!

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“Stop moving. I’m almost done.”

I scowl at him. “Why am I always hurting my foot around you?”

A slow grin unfurls. “Because of your aversion to wearing feet prisoners.”

I fight back a grin of my own. He remembered.

“That was back when I was a little girl,” I protest. “I’m all grown up now.”

My heart pounds when he scans the length of my bare legs.

We both are.

“It’s out,” he states a moment later, although he makes no move to release me.

I don’t want him to.

A traitorous flutter thrums between my thighs when he grazes the bottom of my foot with the pad of his thumb. “You have a tiny scar here.”

“I know.”

I don’t recognize my own voice. It’s raspy. Breathy.

Our gazes collide and it’s a struggle to take air into my lungs.

Goose bumps break out over my skin as he gently circles my scar.

His touch is featherlight and innocent…but I feel it everywhere I shouldn’t.

I become acutely aware of my nipples puckering. So does he.

A sharp breath leaves me when he abruptly stands up and leans in. So close I feel the heat emanating from him. Smell his orangey scent. Hear the thud of his pulse.

My stomach dips when his lips brush the shell of my ear. “I have to get back to work.”





The Consequence (Star-Crossed Lovers Duet #2)

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About the Author:

Ashley Jade is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and top 20 bestselling Amazon author who craves tackling different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including erotica and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em-dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought-provoking…except for math.
Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her Amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go ’round.

~Happy Reading~

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