Maggie is a 23 year old reformed party girl. She has been grated custody of her 9 year old brother Asher. Maggie is struggling to work to support her and her brother, finish college so that she can become a teacher which would allow them to live more comfortably, and try to be the best guardian/parent to her young brother while allowing him to participate in a sport that he loves, hockey.
Luke is also 23 and attending college to finish his degree in education. He has move home to help protect and keep an eye out for his younger sisters and brother as Luke’s dad had a habit of hitting him when he was younger. Luke is struggling to help his siblings, finish his classes, and work as a PE teacher (although as a teacher myself, I don’t know how he would get a “teaching” job without having finished classes).
Luke and Maggie meet each other in class. Maggie is attracted to Luke but she doesn’t have the time or energy to devote to a relationship; she pours everything she has into caring for her brother. Luke continues to pursue her and discovers that her brother Ash is in his class at the school where he works.
Luke and Maggie finally find their ways to each other but the journey was not easy.
For the Love of Ash was a well-written novel. The story was developed, providing details to create the perfect image in my mind while reading. The characters of Luke and Maggie were realistic; they both struggled with real issues that many people deal with today while trying to develop a relationship. Taylor Lavati’s story pulled me in; I kept hoping for the happily-ever-after for Maggie and Luke. I wanted to see them reach happiness through each other. For the Love of Ash is a stand-alone.