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Loving Ashe

(Celebrity Series #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  855 ratings  ·  157 reviews
Librarian note: Alternative Kindle cover for ASIN: B00ZB80EOI

A booty call. A stuck elevator. A chance to move on.

Three years after her ex-boyfriend left her to pursue his Hollywood dream, Riley Eames' love life is still on hold, hindered by questions only he can answer. So when he asks to meet her for a booty call while he's in town, she reluctantly agrees, only to find he
Kindle Edition, 418 pages
Published June 8th 2015 (first published November 1st 2014)
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Sep 15, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf

Loving Ashe is not what I expected. The plot promising so much drama and lies and twist. I thought this could be a good book.

The more I am listening to the audiobook, the more it is clear I can not follow the plot. Or maybe at one point, I lost interest. The first hour is interesting and promising.
Then it goes downhill from there.

2 stars
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book by Liz Durano and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it and I already am waiting in anticipation for Loving Riley book 2 of this series to come out!

Riley is dealing with a lot of insecurities and anxieties stemming from a bad break up when her ex Gareth left her behind to pursue his dreams and the heartache spiraled Rileys life out of control. Years later her scars are very much still there until one day she meets Ashe while running away from a would be meetin
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
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"...Pain was a tough emotion to hide..."

This was my first book by Liz Madrid and I am glad to say that I enjoyed it a lot!
Riley, our main character, has a dark part that a lot of us can relate to which automatically forms a bond with her. Once I started this story, I couldn't flip the page fast enough. Next thing I knew, I was well over past the halfway point.
I saw a small detail coming but that was nothing compared to the extreme plot twists Liz
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

When choosing Loving Ashe I honestly did not notice that there were supposed to be more than one book. Meaning that it was supposed to be a series. Well when I discovered that fact it was already to late and I had started reading it.

So all the time I was afraid that I would be left with a cliffhanger of epic proportions as the story continued in such a way and at such a pace that I felt it could only end THAT way.

Than I discovered that the author really had a lot of plat that she packed into t
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book I read the whole thing cover to cover in like 8 hours! Liz Madrid is an amazing author whose stories hold a really deep meaning. I first came across this book on Wattpad and I just ordered an actual copy of it so I can have it forever!
This was like a Soap opera.

Everyone seems to be bogged down by past baggage, and their behavior was just that little bit too much.
Nov 24, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Okay, I read Loving Ashe a year or so ago whilst I was still on Wattpad. After finding it on Goodreads, I wanted to review it. I remember the details...well enough.

This is a truthful review, so caution to anything which may cause an uproar. Again, it's my opinion and the way I received the book.

Now, the start of Loving Ashe was explosive, witty, fun and totally flirty. I loved it. The scenario of being stuck in the elevator with Ashe ( growing Hollywood A-lister) whilst Riley had decided atten
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Loving Ashe is sexy and sweet with secrets roiling around underneath.

Riley is an awesome heroine. She's about to meet up with her ex, an actor who dumped her to go off and become famous, when the elevator in his hotel quits and she's stuck in it with another actor, the gorgeous, sweet Brit, Ashe. I absolutely adore Ashe. He's swoony and sweet and sexy, and BRITISH! I love me some sexy British guys ( Tom Hardy anyone?!?!)

But, there are lots of secrets that Riley doesn't know about, and when sh
Ana Simons
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting reading: engaging plot, well-developed characters and awesome writing style. One of those stories you need to read in one sitting because you can't just stop! Liz Madrid is indeed a talented writer, who knows extactly how to hook her readers. Highly recommended. ...more
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Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. The story is a little slow at the start but soon develops into a gripping story. It definitely isn't a standard romance.

Riley has just changed her mind about visiting her ex (now a big movie star) who had dumped her three years ago and is catching a staff elevator to avoid having to walk through the hotel foyer. Ashe also catched the elevator to avoid the press as well. However, the elevator stops and leaves them stranded. They start chatting while waiting for rescue,
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was between a 3 and 4 for this. A 3, as in how possible really was all of this, but a 4 because I literally could not put it down! I loved the main character, Riley, as she was incredibly clueless in the 21st century, only loving books (not having a TV)--woman after my own heart!

But everyone was always taking care of her and she was just stuck in her own world which I really didn't enjoy. I also thought multiple times "no one can be that lucky and unlucky all at the same time!"

As in...she's i
Raveen Vann
What an amazing book by this author. The author sure knows how to keep you hooked. The characters were just so great and I loved the chemistry between them. I just felt for both of them. Can not wait to read the next one.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
I wrote this book and it was one of the most fun experiences ever to bring Ashe and Riley to life. I hope you enjoy their story.
Jul 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Riley and Ashe

Most of this book is inner monologue, it's a bit of a negative.

But it explores family trauma and it's wide effects. It is a romance but the exploration of intergenerational family dysfunction was really profound.

I really liked this audiobook.
This is my first Liz Durano book, but not my last.
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2 stars

This book was a free ibooks read. I always have some free books on hand so I can always have something to read with me. I didn't hate it, but it wasn't very good. I probably will never continue on in the series.
Mar 31, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Riley and the drama of her past quickly became repetitive and annoying to read...Ashe Hunter saved this book.
Loving Ashe is a really heartfelt story that will leave you reeling and wanting for more. The way that Liz describes her characters and brings them to life is amazing to witness. Each and every word of this story is beautifully written.

The characters are real, deep and flawed. People make mistakes. They lie and they manipulate. But, what matters in the end is that they try to redeem themselves and that they love.

I'm absolutely smitten by Ashe. Ashe Hunter is really a force to be reckoned with, y
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first read Loving Ashe on Wattpad, it was a draft with such detail for sensations, feelings and states of mind that I was hooked instantly. This edited and published version grasps all of that and goes beyond, to my utter delight. If you think this is a disguised fan fiction, rethink that notion. Other than having a great looking and charming actor as a romantic interest what matters is going deep inside Riley's mind, and she's got many layers. She's beautifully flawed and in the end, shows us ...more
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
First off I want congratulate the author. You wrote an amazing book that me up all night and waiting for the next update. Congratulations for publishing it. I hope you the very best in all future endeavors.

When I first read the summary of this book on Wattpad I was so intrigued. I am what you call a hopeless romantic and the story of Ashe and Riley really captured me. I fell in love with both of them. They're both strong characters. And I this Liz Madrid did amazing job on portraying their love.
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing novel! Riley is not over her childhood love. She remains in New York, part owner of the Library Café, roommate to Miss Bailey and a non-existent love life. All this while Gareth is realizing his Hollywood dream. Needless to say their break up was acrimonious.

Riley makes an ill-advised calling on Gareth only to get stuck an elevator with a acting rival, Ashe Hunter. This dashing Brit slowly works his way into her heart and may help her heal from her troubled past.

Loved this b
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loving Ashe is a compilation of loves, all kind of them. Not a cliché story. There's no villain or hero but humans that struggle to find happiness with all they've got. Yes, the main characters are Riley,an hardworker barista and Ashe, a famous actor, but as "he is so much more than just a collection of pixels on a screen" , their story is more than the couples of moments they share for its realistic setting ,with obstacles that Riley has to face on her own, in order to achieve real adultness. U ...more
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received free through GoodReads First Reads - thank you.

Really enjoyed this book from the start. We're into the story straightaway with good visual descriptions. Well rounded characters with facets of characterisation coming out in the dialogue between Riley and Ashe. More to Riley's life than just her developing relationship with Ashe.

I like the look and feel of the cover. The length is just right and the print was perfect.

Would certainly read another of Liz Madrid's title, especially the next
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written with a strong plot and interesting characters. At times the book is sad and painful as we learn how the scars from child abuse never go away and follow us into our adult life. The story of Riley an insecure girl who has been betrayed by so many including her boyfriend. A chance meeting in an elevator throws her with a famous movie star. The drama, heartbreak, suspense and surprises continue as Riley learns to trust again. No spoiler here- but a great book that you'll want to read. ...more
May 02, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Yuck. Drama on top of drama! This could rival the plot of any soap opera with the amount of nonsense I just read. Riley's perspective was easy enough to enjoy but so much of what was written for shock factor could have been left out. It was just one relavation after the other, from a recovering drug addict to the mysterious~ Hollywood heart throb with secrets of his own, the asshole ex-boyfriend and controlling sister. I was so grossed out by the end of this I didn't see how any of the character ...more
Hengy Etebar
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loving Ashe

Amazing, beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time. Loved every single page, word and couldn't put the book down if I wanted to. Basically I read the book in a day and a half - 418 pages? That should tell everyone how good this book is and personally, I can't wait for the second book that is coming out in July and I hope the God that the date won't change.

Liz, thanks fir a great read and I can't wait to read you're other books.

Fondly - Hengy Etebar
Honestly Honest Bookworm
1.5 stars

Favorite Quotes:
"I'm not your Prince Charming, Riley. And I sure as hell am not your knight in shining armor. But if there's one thing that I am, I'm yours."
Side Note:
I was that I could give it more stars because there was one redeeming character in this book, but the 1.5 is for Ashe Hunter alone.

Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
L - Love Story, created by an
O - Outstanding author
V - Vogue
I - Interesting characters
N - Nice plot
G - Great protagonists

A - Amazing
S - Sweet, Sensual, and Sexy
H - Heartbreaking
E - Exciting to read
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story so much, I first discovered the story in Wattpad, I fell in love with the story, the characters and I seem to fall in love with the story more and more. Some stories are just that amazing. I loved how it was written and how the story line flows. I am in love with Ashe and Riley and they will always remain in my heart no matter what.
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