Ashley is married and lives in Houston with her husband Tony. They have two dogs named Toto and Doogie. They have been together for over 8 and a 1/2 years and he brings her more joy than she could ever imagine as a child. She loves to read and has been hooked on the romance genre ever since her life long best friend gave her "Ashes to Ashes' by Tami Hoag to read when they were younger.
Ashley finds her strength through her family, especially her parents. They always support her in life, they push her to strive for greatness. There once was a motto that Ashley heard in her youth through her Taekwondo life 'Reach for the Stars' and that is what Ashley has always done. It was through her upbringing that the values Ashley has and display's came from. With her Parents always cheering her on in life she was able to grow up having faith in herself and her ability to conquer the world.
on April 07, 2013 :
A great mystery without all the usual explicit content that make up today’s mystery genre. A return to a time when the mystery was more in the readers mind rather than having it spoon fed to them and their attention retained by the more salacious details of intimate human relationships. The focus on family unity and love was a wonderful balance to the intrigue bubbling under the surface, giving a solid basis for the heroine Nadia’s convictions. Nadia was an easy loving character to her family while being engaging and still carrying off the tough girl image. Her easy acceptance of her best friend Gabe’s lifestyle choice and the loving support she showed was a great message to give the reader, as well as avoiding the typical portrayal of a same sex couple. It was a truer portrayal than most of the ones I have seen currently on television without being awkward or appearing demeaning, something Hollywood could take some lessons in. Nadia’s relationship with Mr. A was the best part, the way they came together while not the typical beginning to a relationship carried the same heart pounding nervousness and daring that many first dates carry. This is a relationship I wouldn’t mind seeing developed further and has the potential to be one of the all-time great couples known for their interactions, not to mention a great first encounter. A wonderful read, I loved it, and would recommend to family and friends without hesitation.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)