Sam reviews ‘So Far Gone’ by Avril Ashton. Published by Sinner’s Haven Publishing on July 18, 2014 and is 108 pages long.
This book was provided free of charge by the author for an honest review.
Why I Read This: This weeks theme is 2-4-1 Week. ‘So Far Gone’ by Avril Ashton is one of the books that I choose. After reading the synopsis I realized this would be a storyline I would most likely enjoy
One night? Feels like three years…
Jacob Donnelly wants something new. Something different. Which is why he’s got a one-way ticket to New York and his bags packed. One last night out to the bar finds him in a sexy stranger’s bed, giving in to an explosive chemistry Jacob had been searching for, but never found. Until now. It’s too bad he’s leaving town, although once he finds out his one night stand’s true identity, Jacob can’t get away fast enough.
Cash Warner made a mistake. It doesn’t matter that he’d never felt anything like the fire generated between him and Jacob. He doesn’t plan to ever see his one-night hookup ever again. Except he does. When the reality of what they’d done fully sets in, Jacob flees, leaving Cash struggling with how to deal with the bitter taste of betrayal he can’t escape. Because even with Jacob gone for years, Cash can’t stop wanting more of that one night. Fate conspires against them once again, bringing Jacob home after tragedy strikes, and they’ll find it near impossible to keep their distance despite being committed to other people.
So Far Gone by Avril Ashton is a story about Jacob, a young man who had a hard life as a teen but lucky enough to have someone who loves to take him in and let him be who he is. Jacob is older now and ready to leave his small town to go off to bigger things. He has one last night in town and ends up meeting a man who should have been a one night stand but, ends up meaning more than that.
Cass is back in town and is going to meet up with the man who broke his heart years ago. Not knowing what is to come, he ends up calming down his nerves at a local bar. This is where he meets Jacob and can’t resist the temptation. Knowing he will regret it come morning, he throws caution to the wind and spends an unforgettable night with this gorgeous man.
Both men get the shock of their life the next morning. Never thinking they would see each other again, they end up at the same place with unimaginable circumstances converging upon them. This not only makes things awkward but, sends Jacob running faster than he planned.
What happens when they see each other again and the truth comes out? Will they be able to turn away from each other for good or will they give in to the undeniable pull they have towards each other.
I’m not sure how exactly I feel towards So Far Gone by Avril Ashton. While I lthink the author is very talented and the story was well-written, some of the things that happened and how they happened weren’t my cup of tea. There is a part where tragedy strikes and I feel that it was portrayed as a minor issue in the storyline. Therefore, making the characters seem heartless to me. That being said, this book is very intense, emotional and full of angst. Maybe if the story had spent more time on that particular situation, it would have been more my comfort level.
This may be a case where readers will either love the book, hate the book or be stuck in the middle, depending on how comfortable they are with the plot, but I think most will agree that there is a high literary quality to it.
I don’t regret giving the book a try and am definitely intrigued by the author. I’m sure that I will try another book by Avril Ashton in the future.
7/10 Pots of Gold (70% Recommended) – Compares to 3.5/5 Stars
A Caribbean transplant, Avril now lives in Stone Mountain, GA. with a tolerant Spousal Equivalent. Together they raise an eccentric daughter who loves reading and school (not so much school anymore). Avril’s earliest memories of reading revolve around discussing plot points of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys with an equally book-minded mother
Always in love with the written word, Avril finally decided to do the writing in August of ’09 and never looked back. Spicy love scenes, delicious heroes, and wicked women burn up the pages of Avril’s stories, but there’ll always be a happy ending; Av remains a believer of love in all its forms.
A lover of cake, the ID Channel and the UFC, Avril writes Erotic and GLBT Romance.
Website & Blog:www.avrilashton.com