Jul 16, 2014

{Review} of The Will by Kristen Ashley

The Will by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Family Drama

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant.

While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love.

But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it.

Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.


Continuing on with my addiction to Kristen Ashley’s wonderful intense and always entertaining writing about two destined people, The Will takes an interesting and wonderful twist at love. This novel has only been out for a couple of months and already has 1500 reviews and has 4.3 stars, an obvious sign on how goo this book seriously is and how much I totally agree with everyone else.

The will follows Josie Malone, who has just lost the most important person in her life, her Gran. After a terrible relationship with her parents, the one who raised her was her Grandmother. But as all people who love someone do, especially the granddaughter, her gran did something unexpected in her Will. Josie is surprised to see someone else sitting along side her when her grandmothers will is being read, a man whom she can’t seem to figure out. But she’s about to get a surprise as this man, Jake Spear, was very important to gran and the one man she wanted for her granddaughter. Thus she leaves Josie to Jake in her Will. Shocked by her request they both come to an agreement and understanding that there might be something that neither were expecting.

Josie is a prim and proper type of woman, talking like she’s from the olden days and in a way it was a bit annoying and my major negative point about her. Nonetheless I loved her innocent mind; though an adult she truly is a sweet and caring woman. She adored her grandmother and shocked by the outcome of her request for Jake to take care of her. She and Jake don’t actually see eye to eye, where Jake knows a heck of a lot more about Josie than she does him. Plus with Jake being an alpha male and wanting to control the situation, Josie is having none of it. It was entertaining to see how these too opposites fall for each other. There were a ton of ups and downs, lost of obstacles trying to tear them apart, but for them the love of her Gran was strong with pushing them together. Josie also has to deal will her family issues, as her uncle wants to take her home from her, a jerk of a businessman pressures her to sell her Grans house and Jakes complex past love life seems to make their connection break.

Jake Spear is one heck of a mans man, a former pro boxer, who now owns a gym and still boxes to keep in shape. He also owns a club that might not be ideal, but to take care and support his three children, he’d climb through hell and back for them. Josie is an unexpected surprise for him; he avoided their meeting for so long, but cant resist the sweet and caring woman who makes his heart catch fire. Plus the way she protects and adores his children makes him sure that she’s the one.

Overall this was a big two thumbs up to Ashley’s fantastic writing and character development. Her characters are so strong; the readers will get so involved and connect to each one, no matter how small their role is. The romance is hot and heavy, it’s passionate from beginning to end and I loved every minute of it. I can’t wait to see how Ashley writes about next in this series because there were some great secondary characters introduced.


This is an adult novel meant for mature readers over the age of 18, for its sexual content and adult language. Fans of Jennifer Armentrout author of Be With Me and Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren, will love The Will by Kristen Ashley.

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  1. Great review. Stumbled upon your blog and love the design. New follower from Coffee and Characters
    -Danielle Romero

  2. Hi Danielle! Thanks for visiting and reading y review!