How does a tomboy raised in a house full of men find the sensual woman inside of her? Growing up with a widowed, retired Marine as a father and two older brothers taught Asia to be tough. But how does she stop being one of the guys and learn to find the right one?
Finding herself won’t be easy, finding love will be even harder.
Meeting Jay opens Asia’s eyes to the possibility of love and unbelievable sex but can his country club world accept the woman more comfortable in torn jeans and flip flops? Or will she find the love she yearns for in the tattooed arms of her first love, a pro skater who has come back into her life?
With the possibility of new love or closure from a painful first love, finding her path is riddled with uncertainty and discoveries but before she can follow her heart she must first set it free.
Freeing Asia was one of those books that started off in one place and then completely changed course and took me in a whole other direction. This was a completely refreshing and surprising book that is a total gem and a wonderful read.
It’s hard to believe this is the first book by this author.
Asia grew up the only girl in a house full of boys, an artist who is afraid to explore her talent and be herself. While living her somewhat lonely life, she meets the gorgeous, sexy and wealthy Jay, which is where I thought, “Uh oh, not this story line again.” Well, I was dead wrong! Freeing Asia is about so much more, it is about being yourself, not being afraid to love, and not changing to be what other people want you to be.
Jay is driven, smart, handsome, very kind and clearly smitten with Asia. And she with him:
“He had the power to change me and turn me into anything he wanted me to be. And, in this moment, I was willing to be whatever he wanted.”
Asia had her heart broken by her first love, Marcus, who is still in her life as her brother’s best friend. The author writes so many smexy scenes between Jay and Asia that I was really caught off-guard by where this story went.
“Marcus had been my first. He’d known the real me, and there had been something between us that I could never explain.”
I don’t want to go into much detail about the plot because it is very creative and filled with a fabulous cast of supporting characters. Freeing Asia is a great story about finding yourself and finding your own self-worth.
“You should be proud of who you are babe, ‘cause you are amazing.”
Don’t worry, there’s lots and lots of steam in this book! This is the kind of book that you start reading and don’t put down until you’re finished. I absolutely felt a deep connection to these characters, and must admit that it was tough to pick between Marcus and Jay! But ultimately this is a book about learning to love yourself before you can let others love you. And for that, the author should be applauded. I LOVED all the characters in Freeing Asia and can’t wait for the next book from Ms. Abel!
“What?” he asked, amused.
“I just love how attentive you are. You’re a true gentleman. I’ve never been treated like a lady before.”
“I usually like the bad boys,” I confessed before I took a bite of my pizza.”But since you’re not a bad boy anymore, I guess I should try to behave myself.”
After swallowing a bite I put my pizza down on the plate. Jay grabbed my hand and brought it up to his mouth. His eyes locked on mine as he took my index finger and slowly licked the sauce off of it.
“Oh, I can be bad, baby”
My entire body tingled with that single touch. As I imagined other places where I wanted that tongue to be, I could feel myself tighten between my thighs.
When he was done I brought the same finger to my mouth and sucked on it as I held his gaze. His eyes moved down to watch, and his lips slowly lifted into a devilish grin.
I slid my finger out of my mouth. “Good,” I murmured before smiling back.
My husband is awesome and also a Chief in the US Navy. This means crazy schedules, uncertainty and lots of nights spent alone writing on my computer.
I have two amazing kids who always know how to make me laugh.
I’ve been passionate about writing ever since I wrote my first poem in the 3rd grade and I’ve been using it as a means to express myself ever since.
I think because I hold my emotions so close and fear being vulnerable I use different forms of self expression- writing, drawing, painting, photography, tattoos- to show the world who I am.
The one rule I use everyday is the Golden Rule—”Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.” I believe karma is very real and sometimes she can be a bitch if you make her that way.
I love acting crazy, I love to laugh, I love making people laugh, I love the ocean, I love dancing like no one is watching, I love good music, I love good books… and I love my family, friends and readers. It’s crazy that I feel a connection with people just because they read something I wrote, but I do. It’s an awesome feeling.
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