Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Without Walls by Ashley Erin

without walls
by Ashley Erin

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: May 10, 2016
Publisher: Ashley Erin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 211 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Traits Brett Arlington wishes she possessed. Determined to test herself, Brett undertakes a grueling challenge: backpack 200 miles from a remote peak in the Rocky Mountains to a fire lookout. Alone.
When Brett stumbles upon a stranger, she is forced to leave her plan behind.

Drew Sullivan challenges Brett every step of the way. She pushes back and when things heat up there is a chance she will be burned.

A journey of self-discovery that will change Brett’s life even more than she thought possible. 

Without Walls by Ashley Erin

without wallsShe wanted independence from her family name and clout. She wanted to find out how much grit she had and this was her chance. Brett Arlington is going on a trip, a two hundred mile hike, alone, her against the wilderness, making her own decisions, not worrying if he was perfectly poised or if her parents would frown. Until she found an unconscious man on the trail. From that moment forward, Brett discovered she could drown under the brutal assault of a hurtful, arrogant, but beautiful man, like she did every day of her life or she could swim in the deep end and make big waves, finding her own personal tidal wave of independence.

Drew was on his favorite trail, in need of the alone time, time to contemplate life, to lose the stress of work and beyond. Just his luck, he is literally stumbled upon by a first time hiker with the spine of an over-cooked noodle. What started as irritation and a really brutal attitude became his own personal quest to bring out the tiger hidden in the mewling kitten in front of him. Meanwhile, when he discovers who she is, he knows he must keep a secret from her that could re-define or erase the budding relationship they are forming.

When their journey is over, will it be the end of “them” before they even began or will Drew’s lies by omission be the straw that broke Cupid’s back?

Without Walls by Ashley Erin has humor, heart and a lot of hiking! Although his intentions were good, I hated, absolutely hated the method Drew used to “help” Drew. He went over the top with his mental and emotional cruelty. No one should be made to feel so useless, ever. Brett was a huge surprise, I loved her. Alone in a world she has no practical experience in, she learned to stand up on her own two feet, hopefully gaining the starch she needed to do so in her “real” world.

Ms. Erin did a wonderful job creating a tale of romance in the wild while depicting each scene so vividly, I almost found myself out of breath, sweating and dying of thirst on the trail.

I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I love stories about hiking, so I will definitely check this out. Great review!

  2. Yes I have been mistaken for someone else.

  3. Yes I have been mistaken for someone else.