REVIEW: “TIMING” by Ashley John


TITLE: Timing
AUTHOR: Ashley John
PUBLISHER: Ashley John
GENRE: Contemporary
PRICE: $ 3.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 312 pages
RELEASE DATE: 25th April 2016


BLURB:  If you love that pretty farm boy, fight for him!”

When it comes to love, is timing everything?

Tom doesn’t have time for a relationship – not now that his fingers are practically touching the promotion he’s spent years chasing. His weekdays are consumed by desperately fighting for his editor’s attention and his weekends are wasted alone with meals for one and his cat for company.

All Cole has ever wanted is to work on the farm he was raised on, but money is tighter than ever and he is forced to get a job in a bar to keep a roof over him and his auntie’s heads. Time is running out for the farm but he spends his days dreaming about a future he thinks he’ll never have.

After an unexpected collision at the village train station, their lives suddenly become connected when Cole clumsily spills his coffee on Tom and it sets into motion something greater. Tom is wary of listening to his heart and Cole is distracted by the threat of losing everything. Each possesses something the other desperately needs, but can they ignore bad timing to listen to their hearts? 



They say that timing is everything and they would be right, this book proves it beyond doubt.
Tom is a workaholic. He’s dedicated and has patiently waited years for a promotion and it looks like that all his hard work may finally be paying off. Because of his commitment to his job and after a very painful breakup, he doesn’t have the time for relationships. But what happens when at the wrong time, you meet the right person?

Sometimes, timing is everything.

Cole is a tea drinker, but inexplicably that day, he decides to buy a coffee instead and crashes straight into Tom. And this is the start of a very lovely, sweet, low angst storyline that I fell in love with.
The storyline was delicious, Cole and Tom were wonderful MCs, to me they became real.
The author did a remarkable job in presenting these two guys as ordinary people, everyone of us can identify with them. Then there was some amazing sub-characters. But Rick, Drag Queen and Tom’s best friend, was my favourite – he deserves his own book (hint, hint author).
As I’ve said, this is low angst but one particular incident happened and I thought Tom was going to ruin everything, I was so involved in the story I wanted to shout out to him, stop him from making the biggest mistake of his life and thinking of how blind we sometimes are?
This is true romance, so everything gets resolved in the end and of course we all know that true love never runs smoothly.
As I like to believe in fate and a true romantic at heart, for me this was the perfect fairy tale.
I love my angst books, but when I’m in the mood for something else, this is the kind of storyline I want to read and love..

I haven’t read a lot of Ashley John’s books but that is going to change, I know that he’s an author that I’m going to love and can’t wait to see what else he has to offer.

5 big fat timely stars from me.


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