Save Me From Me by Erika Ashby: Review

Dani refuses to lose another parent due to her absence from their life. After pulling herself back together following the death of her father, she moves back to her childhood town to live with her mom. She’s slowly pulled back into the lifestyle she worked so hard to get away from ten years ago. She accepts that this is the life she has always been destined to live. Getting a job at the store down the road and hooking back up with her first love Gage, seems to be the logical way to go…that is until Holden Reynolds shows up in town.
Now that Holden is finally back home from the Navy he plans on following in his father’s footsteps. Still trying to move on from the one woman who had his heart, he busies himself in work and returning to the country boy lifestyle he’s always loved. The best way to get over someone is to get under someone, right? That’s his mindset as he travels town to town with his job perfectly content with being a rambling man…that is until he meets Danielle Brooks.
When Dani isn’t leaving and Holden isn’t staying will they be able to keep themselves from getting too attached? Or will they be just what each other needs to cut all the strings that have them bound?
“You can’t save me from me, Holden.” –Dani

  “They say that true love is a once in lifetime thing. But I think sometimes, it can be twice in a lifetime. It can be two different people, or even with the same person but at different times in your life.”

We all have books that just sit on our TBR. We have every intention of reading them, but somehow something else always comes along and they get bumped. Even though I purchased each book on it's release date this is what happened to Erika Ashby's Timing is Everything series.Though I had heard Moving Forward was an amazing read life and other books just always seemed to get in the way. There is something about meeting an author in person that makes your desire to read their book elevate. Erika is one of the most amazing people I've ever met! Pure awesome is the best way I can think of to describe her. So when I was given the chance to read Save Me From Me I jumped all over it. And to be honest I liked the idea of reading a book from a series without having prior knowledge of the characters. 

For those who have read Moving Forward you will have met Holden before. Don't even think about it though...that man is MINE! Prior claims are not acknowledged. Dani is brash and in your face and loves her mother fiercely. Moving home after the loss of her father she thinks she needs to protect her mother from her half siblings. Some of the things her mother put up with drove me BUG NUTS!!!! I felt like smacking her in the face just to knock some sense into her. But when you think about it, there isn't much you wouldn't do for your children. And grandchildren...yeah, I get why she did. The first time Dani meets Holden may be one of my favorite "first meetings" I spent a few minutes laughing my ass off! Holden is strong, sexy, and mine. Oh...did I say that Holden is mine yet?! 

The story moves along quickly and draws you in. You will laugh, you will cry, but most of all you will fall in love with the world Erika created. I have said many times that authors are magic. And Erika is her own special brand of fairy dust. After reading SMFM I am going back to read the other three books in the series. They just got moved to the top of my TBR! 

Meet Erika Ashby


Being born an “Army Brat”, Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She’s a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn’t until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.

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