Asher by Effy Vaughn (Abbi Glines)
The Sutton Boys - those three words bring a smile to the faces of females of all ages in the small town of Malroy, Alabama. Five brothers who help their momma run their farm during the work week, while seeing how many women they can sweet talk out of their panties on the weekends.
Each brother has a story and just like with all families and small towns, their stories twist together into a tangled mess that changes each of their lives forever. Because for each brother there will come a moment when he has to make a decision to keep playing or finally become a man.
One will be given a gift that every man longs for.
One will be broken.
One will be lost.
One will find out what it means to be owned.
One will make the ultimate sacrifice.
South of The Mason Dixon, the boys get naughtier, the nights get hotter and the southern charm is down right addictive.
Asher is the first of in a serial by Abbi Glines (it was originally written under the name Effy Vaughn). I have never read a serial before, or if I did it was only after it was finished and I read it as one book. Well I love Abbi Glines so when I saw something was posted on her blog about this I had to read it. And man! The end is just....The story is intense right from the start. Asher and Dixie were meant to be together forever. Then one day, three years ago, Asher just stops talking to her all together. She doesn't know why, no one does, and he runs off. She has not really seen him since, though she has started dating his brother Steel. Steel has proposed, but Dixie hasn't given him an answer. Her heart still belongs to Asher is the problem.
Now Asher is back. And he has to tell Steel what happened three years ago, what he learned, that made him break up with Dixie. The whole time it is just like what is it?!? I just...when you find out it is like okay well this is going to get resolved quickly. When it does it is just like why did Asher's mom never say anything? She suspected, but didn't think that the sudden shunning of Dixie by Asher, and Asher's subsequent hurt because of it, was worth even asking about? Really mom? Really? I just didn't get that.
Then Steel...poor Steel. I didn't like the ending. I think Steel deserves way more, and has probably always deserved way more, than someone who tolerates him because he loves them. I mean how can he just sit by and try to marry a girl who obviously still has feeling for your brother? How is that supposed to work out? I hope this gets resolved in the next installments as...no one deserves to be second best. And Dixie deserves more also. She deserves to be with someone she truly loves with all her heart. I mean it is Steel's brother who hurt her so much. How is that going to work? How will seeing him at family events and stuff ever be okay. At least she should talk to Asher since everything came out. I don't understand Asher's reasoning for not going for what he wants, who he wants, when he knows she wants him too. Dixie needs to at least talk to him before she should try and move on. So frustrating the ending, but I still loved it and can't wait to read more.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Available on Abbi Glines blog for free.