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Jacob's Ladder: Eli

(Jacob's Ladder #2)

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One wouldn’t expect a sexy-as-sin rocker like Eli Renard to spend time with a woman just as a friend, but that’s exactly what Emersyn Wallace is to him. Just a friend. Even though she’s matured into a beauty, Eli still doesn’t remotely see his childhood pal as a sex-object. When tragedy brings her back into his world, Eli moves mountains to help Emersyn get back onto her ...more
Published March 26th 2018 by Katie Ashley Productions (first published March 25th 2018)
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Stacie
3 1/2 "Ride or die Eli."

5 stars for Eli!!! 2 Stars for Emersyn and the rest of the book...

I liked this book, all because of Eli, but I didn't love it. Eli was freaking fantastic he was a great friend and then became a great lover. Almost any woman would fall in love with him. The good- They did have a truly great friendship since they were 10 years old. They knew each other very well. The bad- Emersyn got on my nerves once the dynamic of their relationship shifted! It's not like her emotional
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Syndi
Nov 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Here is the thing about miss Ashley books. She starts with a good opening. Introducing characters, building the chemistry, plot and twist. All done eithin 50 to 60% of the book. All of the conflict, clkmax is solved.

Then the rest of the story, she drenches us with all good and OTT closing. I do love good romance. But i wish she can done a much slower climax on the conflict and the twist.

I feel like building a expectation then suddenly without warning sliding into the end of the story.

Now back
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Rebecca
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Regardless of the time or the distance that may have caused best friends to lose touch, when they need each other the most, they’re there, which is exactly what Eli Renard does for Emersyn Wallace when her world turns tragic and she not only finds herself swimming in a sea of grief but also needing support financially and emotionally.

As Eli’s protective nature works to alleviate some of Emersyn’s stressors, readers are with him when he realizes exactly what Emersyn means to him and as the
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Michelle
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

Loved it.

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This book was so good. I 've been dying for Eli's book for so long. Since I first meet him in the Runaway Train series I wanted his story. So when I finally got it I was so excited. Eli is great he is funny caring sexy (he knows it to) and the best friend you could ask for. He is so close to his family they mean everything to him and being in a band with them is amazing. They work so well together. He has one more person in his life
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
Best friends since they were kids, it takes a tragedy for Eli and Emersyn to finally realize their hidden feelings—feelings that they really didn’t know existed. Emersyn is still trying to find her way through the haze of grief after losing her husband. Eli’s trying to help her—and one of the ways is to have her join the band as a back-up singer and fiddler.

It’s through this rediscovery of her love of music that Emersyn finally begins to heal and realize that she doesn’t want to be alone, doesn
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

~Kacie
Spoiler Alert: This an emotional story. You will laugh, cry, outrage and think “what?!” But it is so worth the emotional turmoil.

Eli and Emersyn have been best friends since they met when they were young. Years go by but they are still close. Eli helps her push through the worst time of her life. They have an intense connection that is off the charts hot. While others notice it, the two of them don’t seem to.

Eli is a sexy rock star with a quick wit and a fantastic sense of humor. He’s a
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Jenny B
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Katie Ashley has written a wonderful story In Jacob's Ladder - Eli. This story is so full of emotion, build up, angst and heart string pulling. Their story is so simple yet so complicated and has all the feels. I feel like the author did an amazing job providing the background to these characters and really allowing the reader to get into the characters minds and know what they are thinking and feeling. Eli and Emeryson obviously had great chemistry but seeing their relationship develop
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Kathy Aronoff
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet entertaining best friends to lovers book. It did take me a little bit of time to realize this is an offshoot of the Runaway Train Series that I had read eons ago so catching up is always a good thing. Eli is someone that is so lovable that you can't help but fall for him and the fact that he's always been there for "Sonny", especially when tragedy strikes just makes him even more so. I have an issue with why she needed to rejoin Jacob's Ladder, but hey - it's fiction
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

As I started reading Eli, I was kicking myself for buying Gabe way back when and never reading it! What was I thinking.

I adored Eli and Emersyn's story. It was sweet, beautiful, heartbreaking and left me wanting more.

Once I picked it up, I couldn't stop reading it.

I adored Eli and Emersyn as best friends, but boy did I love them as they began to fall in love. They had so many hurdles to overcome, however they did this with all the love in their hearts for each
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Isha Coleman
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Tragedy is the beginning. What began as a shoulder to cry on after a devastating loss, takes a long standing friendship in a surprising direction. Katie Ashley finds inspiration within the most heartbreaking of circumstances. Emersyn and Eli are soulmates. Friendship has created a bond not easily broken, but emotionally draining. When life gets in the way, fate has a way of coming full circle. Eli is a gateway to second chances. It's a heartbreaking, uplifting, fine tuned love song that began as ...more
Heather andrews
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emersyn has a way of just shocking the heck out of her man, “I wanted to touch myself. I wanted to get off by watching you.” Eli’s nostrils flared at my words..." Eli is just so romantic, "I snorted. “Babe, I’m not a chick who dreams of walking down the aisle. I would be just as happy having my dad marry us next to the leftovers as I would to get married in some big ass cathedral somewhere.” Eli is just easily offended at times, "his dark brows creased. “Nice? That’s the adjective you chose to ...more
Chu
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5/5

Friendship is always a good foundation for love - Eli and Emersyn or as he fondly call her, Sonny had been friends since they were younger, and they stayed that way throughout the years. They never ventured beyond it - which is really surprising. Until, Sonny lost her husband and Eli came rushing to her.

Although that fact always remained between the two of them. Whenever Sonny needs his help, Eli is always there. He might be one of the members of a very popular band, but he’s one
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Tracy Ashley
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Gabe’s story and the glimpses we saw of Eli. I could not wait to read his story and I am happy to say it did not disappoint. There were a lot of heartbreaking moments as well as quite a few that made you laugh. Eli and Emersyn have been best friends since they were 10 years old. When Emersyn’s husband dies, Eli doesn’t hesitate to be by her side. After 6 months Eli, hoping to help Emersyn start to heal asks her to be part of the Jacob’s Ladder tour for their new album. While ...more
Jamie Rhodes
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read!!! Eli and Emersyn's story has all of the feels. Get a fan for the video scene. Then an extinguisher for the hotel scene. Lots of angst that goes along with this friends to lovers story. There is a solid storyline that will keep you invested from beginning to end. The epilogue was priceless. Highly recommend.
Emma
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
Full review to follow closer to release date
Debbie Eichler
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Sometimes you had to go through the darkest times to appreciate the blessing of light in your life. Sometimes you found the other half you had been desperately searching for all your life had been standing next to you all along."

This quote sums up this book perfectly. Emersyn got her second chance at love with Eli and Eli finally found his first love!! Another amazing book by Katie Ashley!!
ANB kc
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tisha
This is the definition of friends to lovers all the way. Friends since they was kids, both exceptional musicians. But when one faces tragedy, the other sets aside their feelings to help them overcome their grieve and in the end they fall in love.
Sofia Lazaridou
I stopped reading this book a little before the 30% mark. I just couldn't get into it and the more I read the worse it got for me. Emersyn was still grieving her husband who had died 9 months before and I couldn't buy the idea of her moving on. She loved her husband deeply and he was a great guy. I didn't (and I still don't) think that she could just wake up some day anytime soon and be ready to have something more with another man. If the main part of the story had begun a couple of years late ...more
Cocktails and Books
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Cocktails and Books received this book for free from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.I enjoy a good friends to lovers romance, but I wasn't sure how the author was going to make this one work, considering what had happened to Emersyn. But somehow she made this one work.

Having been friends since they were young children, Eli andEmersyn had been there
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Jacqueline
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh man wooo weeee

This was really good. Not that I didn’t like Gabe’s story, but I think Eli’s was the best. To see what Emersyn, goes through is tough. Yet at the same time seeing how close her and Eli are just makes me wonder, why weren’t already together to begin with? Obviously you can see they were so meant to be, how could they of not seen it sooner? Being best friends what, since they were ten. That’s a lot.

“I’m seriously surprised the mirror didn’t shatter.” “Whatever,” she replied. When
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Kim
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Eli Renard is supposed to be the more easy-going, friendly, and charming of the Renard twins where as his brother, Gabe was the moodier, more serious one. He's been a playboy, but deep down would like to settle down like his brother and sister.

He has been best friends with Emersyn since they were ten years old. And now that Emersyn is dealing with the loss of her husband who was also her musical partner, Eli is there as her friend, confidante, and protector. She is lonely, sad, lost, and fading
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Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
NO SPOILERS!

Jacob's Ladder: Eli was absolutely amazing and more perfect that I ever could have imagined! It was a sweet, sexy, emotional, and utterly romantic standalone contemporary romance, and I loved it with all of my heart! The storyline and characters were phenomenal, and I loved Katie Ashley's writing style. I have read many romances from this author over the years, and Jacob's Ladder: Eli was definitely one of my top favorites, if not THE top favorite. I hope all of you love Eli and
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Janet
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I’m struggling with writing this review without giving any spoilers but I can say that this book will pull you right from the start and keep you wanting more even after the last page.
For fans of this author, Eli Renard is not a new character. We first meet him in the Runaway Train series. What we see of Eli, in those other books, was only a small fraction of who he actually is. There is so much to Eli and after reading this book he has become my favorite Renard twin.
Emersyn Wallace is a
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KFForever
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
kfforever

Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

I have to start by saying that I truly love this series. I read Gabe’s story and didn’t think I could love anyone as much as I did Gabe and Rae; man, was I wrong. Emersyn and Eli stole my heart and I adored them both so much. I sat down to read this book mid evening and before I knew it I had reached 60% and just couldn’t put it down.

I’m a huge fan of the covers. Each one speaks so much about the main characters starring in the book. The white
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Phuong
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a perfect friends to lover read! I loved Ms. Ashley's books since I first read The Proposition series. Eli and Emersyn's story is so sweet and a little heartbreaking. I couldn't wait to figure out what will truly happen with the couple at the end.

Emersyn (Sonny) Wallace and Eli Renard have been best friends for over 20 years, since they were 10 years old. They love each other like brother and sister and know about what is going on with each other's lives. When tragedy struck
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Johnaka
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jacobs Ladder; Eli by Katie Ashley
“Sometimes forever is standing right next to you, 5 stars”

Eli’s story was straight up painful in the best possible way. Depending on what kind of reader you are you may cry but for sure your heart will hurt several times thought the story. You’ll want to bash some heads but won’t be able to. Ashley wove a story that will make you want to shout GET IT TOGETHER MAN! But in the end, it will be worth it.
Emmersyn just lost her husband and the only one who’s brought
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 4.5 Soulmate Stars ~

Jacob’s Ladder : Eli was a friends to lovers story, but also a story about finding love again and learning to heal.

Jus like while reading Jacob’s Ladder : Gabe, I loved being back in this world. It was fun reading about Eli, Abby, Jake, Gabe and Rae. Also hearing about the guys from Runaway Train. The Runaway Train Series does not need to be read before enjoying this book. Katie does a great job filling in
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Natasha
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing

4.5* read.
I've been a follwer of this authors work since I fell in love with her Runaway train series. This is book two in this series but can be read as a standalone. I fell in love with Gabe's story in book one and wasn't sure how Eli would measure up to Gabe or if I'd love his story as much. I'm glad to say I did. What I also loved was the cover, very eye catching and immediantly made me want to pick up and read this book. People say you should never judge a book by its cover but I have to
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Kim
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rock-stars
4 to 4.5 stars

Eli and Emersyn have been best friends since they were ten years old, so they have shared pretty much every major event in each other's lives. When Emersyn got married, Eli was there to help her celebrate and when her husband died unexpectedly he was there to hold her up in her time of need. When Emersyn falls into depression, Eli and the guys offer her an opportunity to go on tour with them. They see it as a win/win: they get a talented performer who is a known entity, and they
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Kelly (the book hussy)
After Gabe’s book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Eli’s. I adore Eli. He’s an all around good guy. He’s sweet, compassionate and loving.

Eli and Emersyn (or Sonny, as Eli likes to call her) have been best friends since they were 10 years old. After Emersyn’s husband dies, Eli swoops in to be by her side.

“One day someone is going to come along who makes you forget all your grief and sadness. They’ll make you feel alive again in ways you couldn’t imagine. And when you think of Jack, you will
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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Top Ten Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She's written rockers, bikers, manwhores with hearts of gold, New Adult, and Young Adult. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, her Heeler-Mix, Belle, and her two cats, Harry Potter and Hermoine. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, ...more

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