Friday, 24 February 2017

Blog Tour: Emma Chase's "Royally Matched

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Emma Chase's "Royally Matched (Royally #2)."


Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition. 

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight. 

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

Review: Kirsty

This book was a great sequel to Royally Screwed.

Having previously met Prince Henry in Royally Screwed, I was already excited to read this book and find out what kind of journey he was going to go on to find his love! 

"What a strange pair we are. The sad boy and the frightened girl."

Sarah and Henry's relationship, for me, kind of came out of nowhere. They are such an unlikely pairing, but it worked so well. Henry's wild ways, and Sarah's quiet, shyness complimented each other perfectly. The storyline itself, I wasn't a huge fan of. Henry embarks on a TV series to help him find love. Here he meets Sarah and her sister Penelope. Penelope is a contestant, with Sarah coming along to keep track of her, and almost fade in to the background. I really didn't find the whole thing all that believable. For starters, what member of any royal family is really going to go for something like this? I certainly didn't think many.. Regardless of my feelings, it did have me laughing and I did find it worked well in this book, but I certainly couldn't see the characters as royalty!

Back to the relationship between Sarah and Henry.. it was very slow moving, and didn't feel rushed in any way. They took the time to work up to any kind of physical relationship, making sure they really knew each other beforehand. Sarah was extremely sceptical, but Henry knew what he wanted and went for it.. and that was Sarah.

"He could crush me; the foreshadowing is clearly written. It’s a tale as old as time:
 the inexperienced bluestocking and the bed-hopping rogue. Bloody hell, I’m a trope."

All in all I did think this was a great book, however there were a few things that I didn't enjoy.. but I was easily able to look past those. I rated "Royally Matched" ❤️❤️❤️❤️


About the Author:

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Review: Samantha Towle's "Unsuitable."
Amazon UK:


Daisy Smith has spent eighteen months of her life paying for a crime she didn’t commit. Now out of prison, she has only one focus—to get back custody of her younger brother, Jesse, who is deep in the foster care system. Desperate to rebuild her life and show the system that she is responsible enough to care for Jesse, she takes on the only job available to her—working as a maid at the Matis Estate.

On day one of her new job, Daisy meets Kastor Matis, the only son of the owners and her new boss. An enigmatic, handsome Greek god of a man, Kas is closed off, cold, and…well, kind of a bastard.

The more time Daisy spends around Kas, she starts to see there might be more to him than just his cold, bastard ways. He may actually have a heart beating in that frozen chest of his.

But Kas has secrets, too. Secrets that he’s determined to keep.

Secrets make Daisy curious.

And you know what curiosity can do…

Review: Surj 

It's been a while since I read a Samantha Towle book but having just finished "Unsuitable," I'm happy to say that spark she ignites with the stories she tells is still there and burning bright. I absolutely loved Kas and Daisy's book and for me, it really did have all the elements I love in a good read. Right from the get go, I was sucked in, the heart ache and angst holding me hostage, ensuring I wouldn't be able to put this book down until I had turned the last page. Then of course there was the addictive story line that was gripping, compelling and so bloody addictive. Of course that was coupled with some fab comedy moments that had me in stitches. Oh and of course there was that explosive ending that really did ensure my heart was in my mouth. But how could I forget the twist... that bloomin' twist that was so unexpected but fitted so seamlessly into the storyline. I could go on and on but I think you get where I'm going with this. "Unsuitable" really was a corker of a read. 

if I could love someone, then it would be you, Daisy. 
A million times over, it would be you.”

The characters in "Unsuitable" were as complex as they come. Both had their own demons, both had a truck load of baggage, some more visible than others. Kas's character drove me crackers. He was hot (oh boy was he hot) but then he was so darn cold. He was dark and moody and so standoffish. Oh and he was so rude!!! but the more I got to know him, the more I softened and warmed to his character and of course I did end up falling for that greek charm. Let's just say he was an asshole with a side order of compassion and kindness that made it impossible to hate him. 

“You’ve made me feel again, Daisy,” he murmurs, surprising me. 
I shift back and stare at his face. His eyes are still closed. Then, 
he lets out a shallow breath. “You’ve made me feel…and I fucking hate that.”

Now Daisy, my heart broke for her because it just felt like she had been dealt such a raw deal. Time after time, hurdle after hurdle, it really did appear that luck just wasn't on her side. Then of course there was Kas and Daisy and well, these two together and Daisy drove me bonkers. I wanted her to be stronger than some of her actions showed her to be and there were times I thought she was a gluten for punishment. But then she was young and pretty unexperienced when it came to men and I had to keep reminding myself that actually, her behaviour was probably a true reflection of just that. what I did love about Daisy was her inner monologue. She was so bloody funny at times and it was always just when I needed it. 

"God, the man can kiss. I could write songs about how well he can kiss. 
But then, that would be weird. And, also, I can't write for shit."

Like I said, I thoroughly enjoyed this read and I can't recommend it enough. The writing was spot on as always, the story line fabulous and the characters, well, they were just a delight. 

This one gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Monday, 6 February 2017

Release Blitz & Review: Nicole Lynne's "War Poppy."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Release Blitz & Review for Nicole Lynne's "War Poppy."



Love and war. Two words that should have little association, but to me the two go hand in hand. Both are a tragedy. They rip you open and spit you out. The war killed my husband, Connor, shattered my will to live, and took my best friend. Brandon may not have physically died in that war, but his soul did. And now we're left to pick up the wreckage. Expected to move on when all that is left is the ruins of a life we once had. 


War. It took everything from me, even myself. When you're only able to exist, death seems like a blessing. Pain...a welcome distraction. I ran from everything associated with my past, and then she found me, fighting, drowning myself in whisky, trying to forget. She reminds me of Connor, of what I've lost—what we've lost. In the midst of destruction, she's a salvation I don't deserve. 
I shouldn't love him. 
I shouldn't love her. 
Love is a war we never should have fought.

Review: Surj

Nicole Lynne's "Poppy's War" was a book that had heart ache written all over it. From the synopsis to the prologue to the first chapter and every chapter thereafter, I don't think there was a single moment where I didn't feel pain and sorrow at what unfolded before me. This really was a tragic love story that was car crash reading from the get go, the authors not going easy on their readers one little bit, giving us a realistic and very honest account of the devastation war leaves in its path. 

The broken taking care of the broken. What a pitiful mess we are. 

"Poppy's War" was a book that truly hurt to read and there were moments I had to put it down, walk away and gather my thoughts. The rollercoaster of emotions that coursed through me were (at times) unexpected and I think it was the feeling of anger and frustration that left me needing my time out the most. I had to step back, look at the situations the characters found themselves in, look at the bigger picture and even put myself in the characters shoes to truly understand what they were going through. This was not a hearts and flowers read but instead was often violent, cruel and brutal. By the time I turned the last page I felt destroyed, my heart a million tiny pieces around my feet. 

We're both in the middle of some horrible storm and the only way out is together. 

Both the main characters in "Poppy's War" were complex (to say the least) and to say that I liked or even loved them all the time would be a lie, but I had to try and understand them. Poppy was a grieving widow who had lost the love of her life. Brandon was a man who had lost the closest thing he had to a brother and was guilt ridden for not being able to save him. Here were two people who really were drowning and it didn't matter how much they tried to tread water, it didn't matter how many hands that came out to to save them, it was like there was a lead weight tied to each of them constantly pulling them back down. My heart broke for each of them as their lives became more about surviving rather than living each day. For every step forward I felt the ten steps back and it was like a train wreck. I should have looked away but I couldn't bring myself to. 

She should hate me. I'm a disaster waiting to happen, a ticking time bomb, 
and she's strapped right in with me just waiting for the inevitable bang. 

"Poppy's War" was a book about survival and sacrifice. It was a book about grief and guilt, regret and redemption. Have your glue gins at the ready ladies because this one is sure to leave your heart bruised, battered and ultimately shattered. I rated "Poppy's War" ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

I realise that sometimes we think we're helping someone and all
we're doing is placing a band-aid over a bullet hole. 

Author Bio:

Stevie J cole

Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her husband and two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel. 

Raw. Gritty. Love.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.

P.S. Stevie's greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING!

LP Lovell:

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. 

She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

Lauren is a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy. 

LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Review: J.A. Derouen's "Ever over After (Over Duet #2)."


The Over Duet is a story of first loves, second chances, and hard truths. 
Marlo … wild-eyed, untamed, and every single thing I’ve ever wanted from this life. I wasn’t ready for her back then. I was a stupid boy with adult feelings and no idea what to do with them. I squandered away every chance she gave me. 

Yes, a love like ours either burns white hot or crumbles under the pressure. 
And now I’m back to sift through the rubble.

Questions and excuses are two things I have in spades. What I need now are answers. 

Answers and Low. 

Always Low. 

My name is Ever Montgomery, and this is my story of love resurrected. 

Review: Jo 

The conclusion to Marlo and Ever's story was simply stunning. I could not have thought of a more perfect way to ending the duet that I have loved reading. "Ever over After" picked up pretty much where I left things in the previous book. As well as getting a recap into Marlo's new life, I was thankful to be given the details of what had happened to Ever and how he was doing now. I was absolutely desperate for Marlo and Ever to reunite and start over with their relationship. My heart was hurting for the couple and it made me so sad to think of what they had both endured whilst they had been apart. I was confident that Marlo and Ever truly belonged together and the hope that I felt for them kept me turning those pages. 

"Broken, whole, patched up with paper clips and super glue, 
I don’t care. I want her back. I want all of her."

Obviously, with all that had happened between Marlo and Ever, I knew that I was in for another stormy ride. Marlo had always been the stubborn one of the two and that part of her personality had not disappeared. Ever needed to work hard to earn a second chance with the love of his life. The pair's journey together had not been an easy one. Both together and apart they have faced more than most couple's would face in a lifetime. In this sequel, I was fully prepared for many emotional scenes as I learnt of Ever's heartbreak and Marlo's traumatic experiences. I found myself constantly fighting back tears as the couple began to discover what each of them had been through. 

"His lips tasted of the sweetest cyanide, lulling me softly to my inevitable demise." 

In this book we see Ever and Marlo as adults and I felt so proud of how each of them had succeeded in their lives despite their difficulties. Ever had grown into the most gorgeous, swoon-worthy man. He had matured into a deeply caring and loving guy and watching him fight to win back Marlo made me melt into a big puddle. His feelings for Marlo were stronger than ever. He has always treated her with so much love and that had never changed, but in this story, he knew what he wanted and he was determined to get his girl back. 

“Time passes, memories fade, but feelings are forever. 
I know you can feel this, Low. So give in to me.”

I have adored every minute of reading this beautiful story. I loved it so much that when I reached the final pages, I wasn't ready to let Marlo and Ever go. I am so happy that I took the time to read this duet and will definitely be on the look out for more from J.A. Derouen. 

"I want nighttime walks longer than my legs can carry me 
and bear hugs tighter than my lungs can stand. 
I want all those things with you. It’s always been you, Low.”

"Ever over After" gets 4.5 hearts from me.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Blog Tour: Pepper Winters "Crown of Lies (Crown of Lies Duet # 1)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part f the Blog Tour for Pepper Winters "Crown of Lies (Crown of Lies Duet # 1)."


“I met the boy I wanted. But then he vanished and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”

Noelle Charlston lived a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security.

However, two meetings with two men changed her happy existence forever. First, she met the boy who made her heart sing. Second, she met the man who made her blood quiver.

Noelle’s freedom was no longer hers. It belonged to the man her father believed was the perfect match. The man who pulled his lies over everyone he touched.
Including her.

Seduced and manipulated, Noelle lives two lives. The one everyone sees on the outside and the one no one sees on the inside. The lies he spins, the truth he hides, the mystery he webs—it’s all enough to slowly erode the woman she’d been and turn her into something else.

Until her past collides with her present.
And it’s her turn to lie.
To everyone…including herself.

Review: Surj 

Oh my giddy aunt, where so I even begin with this review? "Crown of Lies" was such an unexpected yet brilliantly captivating story that I honestly couldn't have predicted in a million years. If you have read the synopsis or seen any teasers, my advice is, leave any preconceived ideas you may have about Penn and Elle's story at the front door because the chances are (like me), you'll get it completely wrong. Also, if you're a fan of Mrs Winters, you'll have an idea of the kinds of books she writes. Leave those thoughts at the front door too because this book was so different to what I'm used to reading from this author. "Crown of Lies" wasn't dark but sure, there were a few dark moments. It wasn't a comedy but there were definitely a couple of times I found myself giggling. Was it romantic? Well of course (but not in the traditional sense) but don't worry, there were an abundance of swoon worthy moments that will have your belly doing flip flips and your heart rejoicing. I guess my point is,  "Crown of Lies" was a story that was unique in its own right and I loved the unpredictable direction it took. 

He was pretty. Too pretty. So pretty it masked the ugliness hidden inside. 

I'll be honest, when I started reading Elle and Penn's story, I struggled a little because Pepper had put a lot of emphasis on one particular scene (and obviously, with my preconceived ideas, it just didn't fit). But I pushed on and continued and then all of a sudden, BAM ... it all made sense. I should have had more faith. This author does not write words in her books unnecessarily. She doesn't do "fillers." Nope, there was method in her madness (metaphorically of course). There was a reason for every single word and the minute I hit a certain point, everything started to fall in to place and I bloody loved it. I'm so glad I kept going because this was such an epic story. 

He was like sugar and salt, pollen and poison- someone dangerous. 

I loved how this author had me guessing. I loved how she got me wanting and I absolutely adored how she made me fall in love with the characters so effortlessly. Penn Everett, ladies you will LOVE him. Penn was a man of mystery and intrigue. He was an enigma, a puzzle and I couldn't wait to figure him out. I had all these conspiracy theories (as you do) and I was 99% sure I had things all worked out. But in true Pepper Winters style, there were a few curve balls, a number of hurdles and of course some possible red herrings that had me second guessing. What I did know was that I had very quickly handed my heart over to this man and I just prayed he didn't carve it to pieces when the truth came out. 

"This is crazy."
"All things worth fighting for are crazy." 

Elle was such a fantastic character. I truly felt for her and the situation she was in. Had I been in her shoes, I'm sure, I would have followed the same path and made the same decisions she had. I loved her strength but equally her vulnerability. 

If lust was a color, I'd been bathed in reds and pinks for days. Now I swan in
blacks and deep, deep purples, wanting nothing more than to forget
who i was and become who I dared never to be. 

Penn and Elle were explosive together. Wow. The chemistry between them sizzled constantly and despite their dislike for one another, a connection of some sort could not be denied. The question was, would each of them as individuals but equally as a couple survive when the lies were revealed and the truth finally surfaced... I wasn't so sure. 

"Crown of Lies" was truly a work of art. Pepper Winters writing, her use of prose was simply stunning. And as for the ending of this first book in the "Crown of Lies" duet, OMG!!!! Thank god we only have a month to wait for the conclusion. I don't think my nerves could take waiting any longer. 

Another fantastic addition to this authors work and another ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ from me. 

Monday, 30 January 2017

Review: J.A Huss's "Taking Turns (Taking Turns # 1)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to review J.A Huss's "Taking Turns (Taking Turns # 1)."


I’ve never been afraid of the dark...but that doesn’t mean I wanted to live in it. And maybe everyone wants what they can’t have, but I should’ve thought it over before I accepted the key and unlocked the door to their forbidden world.
Number One is mostly silent. He watches me with them very carefully. His gaze never wanders. His interest never wanes.
Number Two is mostly gentle. But it’s the other side of him I like best. The wild side.
Number Three is mostly reserved. He refuses to cross the line. Even when I beg.
It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That’s it. That’s all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden.
I just didn’t expect to like them.

Review: Surj

”Nothing lasts forever. Not even the thrill of taboo lust.”

Clears throat, walks up to mic and taps. "This is  public service announcement. Do NOT, under any circumstances read J.A Huss's "Taking Turns" in public. In fact, do not read this book in front of parents or other family members or even friends, because it will become very apparent very quickly that you are reading something completely and utterly addictive yet completely and utterly filthy. You will not be able to hide your emotions and you will definitely not be able to hide your physical reactions to the story that unfolds. Be prepared to feel hot and bothered, be prepared to squirm and fidget. Get ready to cross, uncross and recross your legs as you clench your thighs to the point where you feel like you've done a thorough workout!!! Your toes will most definitely curl and a warm, tingling sensation will absolutely spread right throughout your body. Oh and god help partners,   husbands or anyone of the opposite sex that sits in your vicinity whilst you read because the chances are, you will want to jump their bones every chance you get. Like I said, this is your first and final warning. You have been told." 

"That's how we keep them Chella. We feed the craving, turn it into an addiction, 
and then we own you. There's no telling how long it will take for you to kick the
habit of us. But after this week, you'll be in too deep to walk away."

"Taking Turns" was J.A Huss at her best, although to be honest, every time I pick up one of this authors books, her best just gets better. There really seems to be no stopping this woman and her ability to tell mind blowing stories and this was a prime example of just that. "Taking Turns" was  sizzlingly hot, erotic, sexual, sensual, carnal, titilating ... god the list could go on but honestly, it was more than that. The story was just pure perfection and had me addicted from the minute I read the first chapter. It was heart poundingly brilliant. I loved the mystery and suspenseful element I was given but equally, I loved the characters. 

"You have secrets Marcella." I say it out loud but she never even
stirs. "And I'm gonna figure them out."

Chelle was such a fantastic character but looking back, how much did I really know about her and her past? Not very much but it was the little hints of something more to this woman that kept me glued. As for the men, holy moly, where to start? Each one of them was like a present J.A Huss had given me and I enjoyed every second of unwrapping each of them and getting to know them intimately. Bric, Smith and Quin ... wow boys, you really sent my blood pressure through the roof and I cannot wait to get more from you. Each of them was different but equally hot and each of them surprised me more than once. I'm not going to say any more about them because they truly are a gift that you will want to savour yourselves. 

I know addiction to the dark when I see it. And she's a junkie. 

"Taking Turns" was a book about a walk into the forbidden. It was about a game involving four people... Chella, Bric, Quin and Smith. Each of them went into the arrangement with their eyes open, knowing full well what they were getting themselves into. Yes there was some guidance and of course there were rules but what happened when the rules were bent and ultimately broken? Would anyone come out a winner and if so, what or who was the prize? 

What more can I say about this book without giving any more away? This really is a must read. My parting comment: Some people have porn. I have J.A Huss!!!!! 

I rated "Taking Turns" ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

I am gone. I am done. I am right where I want to be. I am in heaven. 

Friday, 27 January 2017

Review: Kristen Ashley's "Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 8.5)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog were pleased to review Kristen Ashley's "Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 8.5)."


From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloane—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.

Review: Surj

Kristen Ashley's "Rock Chick" series is up there with my all time favourites. It's a series that I quite literally inhaled one Christmas a couple of years ago, book after book I couldn't get enough of those sassy ladies, their "hot bunch" men and of course their crazy shenanigans. However, for me, despite this series being complete, I always felt that there was something missing and that was the story of Daisy and Marcus. Daisy was a rock chick after all and I truly felt that her journey to finding her HEA deserved to be told. I wanted to know what brought her into the arms of one dark and (what appeared to be) very dangerous Mark Sloan, a man who would walk to the ends of the earth for the girl with a laugh that sounded like the most beautiful bells in the world. So when Kristen Ashley announced that she would be putting pen to paper, I was beyond excited. 

“I handle you with care. I’ll always handle you with care. I will never, 
not ever, Daisy, give you reason to leave me. I won’t cheat on you. 
I won’t beat you…..To end, you’re safe with me. 
You’ll get from me only what you deserve, which is everything 
I can give you doing it handling you with care.”

What can I say about "Rock Chick Reawakening?" Daisy and Marcus's story was just pure perfection. It had everything I could have possibly wanted and then some. This couple's journey was one full of so much feeling and emotion. I laughed, I cried and there were so many times my heart ached for this couple and in particular Daisy. Her life had truly been a challenge but her fight, her determination and her spirit ensured light at the end of what had been some very dark times. Daisy's character was inspirational and she really made me want to be a better person. I loved her get up and go attitude. I loved her generosity but most importantly, I loved that she was just so comfortable in being her own person. Her hair, her boobs, her rhinestones and her heels ... she seriously kicked ass. She really did remind me of Dolly Parton, someone who was happy in her own skin. In fact as I write this review I'm actually listening to Dolly. 

I got treated all my life like I'd been treated because that's who I was.
I wasn't even trash. I was nothing. 

And Marcus Sloan, that man had me eating out of the palm of his hands. As much as Marcus had featured in the Rock Chick series, there was very little I actually knew about him. I knew he was a bad boy of sorts but equally, I knew that his love for his woman knew no bounds. This book was such an eye opener when it came to his character and by the time I had turned the last page, my heart was a pile of push and my stomach was a constant flurry of butterflies going crazy with happiness and joy. Every girl needs a Marcus Sloan that's for sure. 

“You’re safe now.”
“I’ve never been safe.”
“Okay, darling, but you’re safe now.”
“I wanna believe that. I wanna believe in castles.”
“You’ll believe,” he whispered.

What else can I say about this book without spoiling it I'm not sure but I can't recommend it enough. It was sugar and spice and all things nice with so much glitter and sparkle. And as for the epilogue, OMG, it really was the cherry on top, that icing on the cake. It left me with such a warm, fuzzy feeling that I'm sure I'll be feeling for days to come. This is one of those stories that will stay with me and I'm sure I will read time and time again when I need a "feel good factor" read. Wow, just wow. 

“I’ve been waiting thirty-five years for you to come into my life, Daisy.” 

Thank you so much Kristen Ashley, for this story. It really was just pure perfection and of course I rated it the ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️  it deserves.