Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tour Stop: Strings of the Heart by Katie Ashley

Title: Strings of the Heart 

Series: Runaway Train 


Twenty year old, Allison Slater has been in love with her brother’s bandmate, Rhys McGowan, since she was fifteen years old. But to him, she’ll always be Jake’s little sister and off limits. Now a college sophomore and licking her wounds from a bad breakup, she sets her sights on making Rhys see her as someone he could date…maybe even love. Her opportunity comes when Rhys visits his parents in Savannah where she is attending college. But the night she’s dreamed of turns to heart-break, and she realizes she’ll never be the one for Rhys. 

For Rhys McGowan, his nightmare began when he woke up, naked and hung-over, next to his bandmate’s little sister. Unable to remember a thing from the previous night, he only makes matters worse by lying to Allison about not being interested in her. The truth is he’s spent the last year to ignore his body’s reaction whenever Allison is around. His resolve is tested when Allison comes on tour with Runaway Train, as both Jake and Abby’s nanny and to fulfill her fashion design internship. The more time he spends with her in the close quarters of the bus, the harder it is for him to resist. 

Will Rhys realize that having a relationship with Allison is worth fighting for even if it means that he has to fight his best friend for a chance?


When I read the other books in the Runaway Train series, I often wondered about Rhys. He was always a mystery for me and I couldn't wait to hear his story. I wasn't entirely prepared for the depth of it though. Rhys' story is one that ripped out my heart. I cried so many times during this book. For him and because of him. I seriously wanted to slap him. I was torn with how to feel about his actions. I think this is the most emotional book in this series for me. It blew me away what he went through and how he chose to react to it. Emotionally closed off to the world, he made me love him at the same time. 

Allison, she was a surprise. Katie Ashley always gives us strong willed females, but the strength that Allison had, gave me a whole new love for Katie's character writing. She stands well on her own two feet, and fought like Hell for what and who she wanted. I love the fact that not even Jake could stop her from getting what she wanted. 

Once again, I laughed my Ass off with the banter of my guys (Runaway Train) as you know them. Jake, AJ, Rhys and Brayden are so funny and I love the women too. This series is such a wonderful one and I'm going to ugly cry for a long time when we have to say Goodbye to them all. This book is full of emotion, love, and heartache. To see such strong characters battle the things that they do, you can't help but cheer for their happiness and love them to death. I also loved the part when she intertwined her other book Jules the Bounty Hunter into this one. I remember giggling when I realized that's who it was. I love that all of her books are coming together.

 I absolutely loved this book and Rhys will forever be one of my favorite book boyfriends. He is one Hell of a lover too. WOW! Those were some of the hottest scenes I've seen. I will always think of this book when swimming and drinking Tequila. I give this book 5 Stars! ~Jen 

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About the Author 

Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.

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