Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ex Convict by Ashley Beale


Hope Manson ruled her school senior year. When a girl in her class, Jenny, spreads a rumor about Hope, an attempt of getting even ends with Jenny dead and Hope in prison for man-slaughter. Six years later, she is let out with one goal in mind- to make a difference.
A difference for Jenny.
Hope will be anything but selfish.

Wes Styles is an asshole.
He is controlling, self obsessed, and just plain mean.
And Hope likes it. She wants someone to treat her like dirt, as a reminder of what she did.
Plus, if someone treats her like shit, she can't fall in love- right? Because falling in love is the most selfish thing you can do.

Wes Styles loves women. He loves when they're calling his name, making him come, or digging nails into his back. But he does not fall in love with women.
When Wes meets Hope, he is immediately intrigued by the fact she likes being treated like nothing more than a piece of ass.
And he knows she is holding a dark secret.
But he doesn't want to know what this secret is, because when he finds out the truth, he may leave. And for the first time in his life, he doesn't want to.

Warning: This story deals with topics not suitable for everyone. Recommended for mature adults, 18+ in age, due to intense sexual situations, violence, and strong language.




I really enjoyed reading Ex Convict.

Hope was a popular girl in high school.  When a girl Jenny spreads a rumor about Hope, Hope creates a plan to make Jenny's life a living hell. 

What Hope thinks is a way to get even, quickly turns into something that she'll regret for the rest of her life. 

After doing 6 years in women's prison for manslaughter, Hope begins her new life, with a positive goal.  Hope wants to help teenagers overcome the horrible epidemic that has become bullying. 

She begins motivational speaking in high schools, spreading her story, explaining how bullying affected her life in such a horrible way. 

While adjusting to her new found freedom, Hope makes a promise to not fall in love.  Mostly because she feels she doesn't deserve it for what she's done. 

Then comes Wes...

Wes is the epitome of an asshole, especially when it comes to the way he treated women.  He uses them for sex, and has no shame whatsoever in doing so.  He doesn't kiss, and never lets them spend a night. 

When a chance meeting at a party, bring Hope and Wes together, Hope is loving every second of Wes's rules.  Hope feels like she deserves to be used and abused, so she quickly agrees to his terms. 

Wes is used to having a night of fun, what he's not used to is wanting more with someone. 

While both Hope and Wes try to act as if their relationship is just sex, nothing more nothing less, something happens that quickly leaves the both of them wishing they admitted how they really felt for one another. 

Ex Convict was a great story.  I love how Ashley Beale touched on the subject of bullying.  It's a real issue that many people deal with on a daily basis.  It was a subject that I can easily relate to.  I give Ex Convict a bold 4 stars, I'm looking forward to reading more from Ashley Beale. 




Ashley Beale, 25, is an indie author and self-publisher from the beautiful state of Maine. She comes from a large, loving family, which she adores completely, is a mother of two, has the best of friends, and really enjoys connecting with her fans!

Ashley has a love for reading and writing, traveling, watching great movies and addictive TV series, doing crafts, exploring, or just laying back with a glass of wine.


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