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Addicted to Ansley

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  13 reviews
*contemporary sweet adult romance*
**no explicitness**

Through all the years that passed,
the memory of their love never faded.

Motivational speaker and drug rehab counselor Ward Gemmell can hold an audience in the palm of his hand-because he knows what it's like to have everything he loved slip through his fingers. When a particularly heartfelt speech reunites him with the da
Paperback, 183 pages
Published March 15th 2013 by Black Lyon Publishing (first published March 13th 2013)
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I signed up for this review blog tour having absolutely no expectations of this book but thought the synopsis looked promising so I thought what the hell and gave it a go. I was so pleasantly surprised with this gem of a book.

The premise of the story was good, the characters were good and you felt the connection between Ward, Ansley and Brooklyn.

At times the story went a little fast in places but all in all I did love t
Erin Maurer
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For seventeen years, Ansley has tried to forget about Ward, though she sees him every time she looks at Brooklyn, their daughter. The one time Ansley rebelled left her fifteen, alone and pregnant. The same incident left Ward in jail and determined to kick his drug habit for good.

Today, Ward is clean and sober, teaching and counseling teen addicts. A chance encounter brings him face to face with Brooklyn, the daughter he wasn't sure existed. Meeting Brooklyn makes him realize that he has been wor
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: once-is-enough
I usually really enjoy Linda Kage, which is why this book was such a disappointment.
It just felt like I was reading a high school sophomore literature project. No show then tell. Immature dialogue. No depth. No passion. I could barely finish, and the only reason I did, was because I felt a sense of loyalty to this author, since I have enjoyed many of her other books.

Completely forgettable. I will not read again. However, this dismal tome shouldn't keep anyone from trying out her Forbidden Men s
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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There’s very little that I don’t like from this author. The hits still outweigh the misses by a long shot. This is a very simple but tragic story none-the-less. It’s the tale of a young couple, the boy is 18 and the girl is 15 when they initially meet. He’s a bad boy through and through but he’s able to hide the criminal elements of his personality for the small windows of time that he’s with the most beautiful girl in the world.

Ansley Marlow has never forgotten the boy of her dreams. Well, she
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
I'm a total sucker for the second-chance romance trope. Addicted to Ansley is a sweet, sweet story of a couple who gets a second chance at a love that survived against all odds.

Ansley Marlow is a single mom doing quite well for herself and her daughter, Brooklyn. She hasn't always had it easy - becoming a teen mom and Brooklyn's dad being completely out of the picture. But she's a good mom and has raised a smart, compassionate sixteen-year old. In the back of her mind of her mind, she holds out
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I really liked this book. A drug addict, that became clean, a long lost lover and a daughter he never knew he had. Will They have their ever after?

Ward Gemmell is a drug rehab counselor, who helps teens overcome drug abuse and does motivational speeches at high schools. One day while he was at a high school he was approached by a girl begging him to let her volunteer at the rehab because her dad had been a drug addict and she thought that maybe if she helped someone like him, she would feel lik
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another Linda Kage novel. Again, one of those books about characters with dark backgrounds trying to get the happily ever after that they deserve.
The previous novels that I read from the same author were about a gigolo and a killer. This time around, the story was about a former drug addict.

What I liked about the book is there wasn't any animosity between Ward and Ansley. Even Brooklyn didn't hate Ward from abandoning her and Ansley. I guess I would've hated the book if it had too much drama.
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars. I loved Ward. He is a really sweet character. He is unsure of his reception when he is reunited with his lost love and the child he never knew. Ansley has never gotten over Ward but is hesitant to let him into the lives of her and her daughter. I felt so bad for the things Ansley and Ward went through and so happy they got their second shot. This is another touching romance (see Be My Hero - Forbidden Men Book 3) by Linda Kage. She is a relatively new author to me but I look forward ...more
I don't have much to say about this one. It was a sweet story of forgiveness and redemption and a second chance at love and lost relationships. But I just didn't connect with the characters. I adore Linda Kage and this is nothing against her or this book. I, personally, just didn't connect.

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Kayla Grotheer
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great Book!
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
A nice, heart warming tale of past regrets and second chances.
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Linda writes romance fiction from YA to adult, contemporary to fantasy. Most Kage stories lean more toward the lighter, sillier side with a couple meaningful moments thrown in. Focuses more on entertainment value and emotional impact.

Published since 2010. Went through a 2-year writing correspondence class in children’s literature from The Institute of Children’s Literature. Then graduated with Bac