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BOOK REVIEW~EX CONVICT by Ashley Beale (Penny Stephanie)

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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.

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Review5 Pennies

Hope Manson had it all, or at least that is what she thought.  She was on top of the world in high school did not believe anything could touch her.  Hope found out quickly one night just how you can lose everything in an instance.  When a prank goes terribly wrong, Hope must pay for her mistakes.  While serving time, she makes a pledge that she would not be selfish and would devote her time after release to help Jenny’s name and memory live on.

Wes Styles is the typical playboy; gorgeous, can get any women he wants, no commitment, and likes to party.  He has commitment issues from his mother leaving him and is father at an early age.  He does not believe that any women will ever be worth the trouble to keep around.

Wes doesn’t believe in love and Hope doesn’t believe she deserves to be loved, so they seem to be perfect for each other.

This book is an amazing story of what one girl’s faces after being part of a bullying prank gone wrong.  It shows her transformation into a woman from her time served and her desire and need to speak at high schools on behalf of Jenny.  Her hope is by telling her story it can help bullies and the victims learn that they are not alone and there is a way to stop the cycle.  Hope discovers many things about herself throughout her journey.

 This particular quote just stood out to me as a great example of how we need to live for today:

“I believe we all die too early.  It’s not until death faces us full frontal that we realized we never actually lived. Time is wasted too often.  I know this now, and because of this, I truly have become a better person.”

This book has drugs, friends in trouble, kidnapping, death, families lost and love found.  This book covered so much in so little pages.  I enjoyed every second of it and was sad to see it end.  Thank you Ashley Beale for another amazingly touching story with some very steamy sex scenes included.

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Author Bio

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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