Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spotlight #review: Decker (Torey Hope: The Later Years) by A.D. Ellis

The boys are back, and Torey Hope is better than ever.
When Decker Morgan returns to Torey Hope, he has no time for love and distractions. Always in control, his loyalties lie with himself and his family. His only interest is putting down roots and expanding his family’s business.
Kate Turner had planned to leave Torey Hope after college, but she found that being there for her family took precedence. When she lands her dream job working for Decker at his family’s business, The Center+, she realizes that Torey Hope is where she’s supposed to be.
When Decker hires Kate she turns his world upside down. She’s brilliant, funny, beautiful, and completely off limits, due to Decker’s self-imposed rules concerning work and family. Kate knows a secret that will make their attraction for one another a little less taboo, but she needs to convince Decker to take a chance.
Decker has to decide if he’ll give in to a forbidden romance or keep his tight control firmly in hand. Kate is possibly his perfect girl, but unexpected chaos and havoc at work threaten to tear her away.
Will he find the courage to let go or will he lose the only girl he’s ever wanted to keep close?
**This is a contemporary romance with suspenseful elements intended for readers age 18+ due to mature language, sexual situations, and violence. While there are no male/male sex scenes in this story, there are some detailed descriptions of male/male relationships.**

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This is a standalone in Torey Hope: The Later Years by A.D. Ellis


This is the third book I've read by A.D. Ellis and in my opinion is the best one yet.
Decker comes back to Torey Hope to help the family business, he's goal oriented, loyal to his family, and a bit, shall we say, controlling?
He has this rule of not mixing business with pleasure but when the time comes to hire an assistant, he chooses a woman he becomes very attracted to.
Kate is a smart, beautiful girl, working at her dream job and for a dream boss. She's attracted to Decker and knows the attraction is mutual, but she also knows of his little dating rule.
There are secrets, angst, humor, and of course romance. I love the way family is portrayed in this book, how close and supportive they are. The author also touches on a difficult subject and treats it with the utmost respect.
 The connection between the main characters is palpable from the beginning even though Decker tries to run away from it. I really like Kate, she's a strong character, secure of what she wants and she confronts Decker head on, not letting him intimidate her. There is a crazy factor on the person that comes back from Decker's past to try to ruin his present and future and Kate is her main target.
For me it was the sense of togetherness that made me love the story. In a world, real and fictional, where families are separated, they hate each other, and even hurt each other, it truly meant a lot that the author gave this story such a close knit group of people who are there for each other no matter what. 
A.D. gives us a little insight on the other guys, who's stories will be soon to follow.

About the Author

A.D. Ellis is the author of A Torey Hope Novel Series. Her 2014 debut novel, For Nicky, was voted #3 of the Top 50 Indie Books of 2014 by readers/voters.

She was born and raised in a small farming town in southern Indiana. An avid reader from the time she learned to read, A.D. could often be found curled up somewhere with her nose in a book. Most of her friends were not such book enthusiasts which earned her a few snickers when she was constantly reading.
A.D. had always dreamed of being a teacher. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University in 1999 and her Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003. A.D. has been teaching in the inner city of Indianapolis for 15 years. While she’s taught several different grades, fourth grade is her favorite. They are learning independence by 4th grade, but most haven’t learned the attitude yet. A.D. loves teaching fractions, variables, probability, and graphing in Math. She loves almost all aspects of English Language Arts. Figurative language, theme, making predictions, drawing conclusions, inference, context clues, making writing come to life, A.D. loves it all! Her students may not be in agreement with that excitement.
A.D. met her husband in college in 1996 and they married in June of 2000. A.D. lives in a south side suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and two school-aged children. When she’s not reading or writing with music blaring, she can be found shopping at thrift stores, reading to her children, and running.
A.D. had always pondered the idea of writing a book, but until recently it was a far off dream. In today’s age of independently published authors, A.D. decided to take a chance and try her hand at writing. She has learned so much during this journey and is having a world of fun with it.

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