September 18, 2014

Blog Tour: Perfect For You by Ashelyn Drake

Seventeen-year-old Meg Flannigan isn’t very self-confident, but what girl would be after her sophomore-year boyfriend dumped her by making out with another girl in front of her locker?

Now a senior, Meg catches the eye of not one, but two gorgeous guys at school. Sounds good, right? What girl wouldn't want to be in Meg's shoes? One cute boy happens to be her boyfriend, and the other? Well, he wants to be. And Meg? She't torn between Ash, the boy she's been with for nearly five months, and Noah who is pretty irresistible.

But Meg is playing with fire. Pitting two boys against one another, even if she doesn't intend to, could end badly if she isn't careful. PERFECT FOR YOU is a teen romance from bestselling author Ashelyn Drake, where one girl will risk everything to find her perfect match.

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I put the phone down and eat my cereal. Just as I take the last bite, my phone beeps with a message. I grab it, thinking Ash is taking a bathroom break.
Got plans for today?
It’s not Ash. I don’t recognize the number at all. I text back.
Who is this?
Noah? No, he doesn’t have my number. My fingers hover over the keys, not knowing how to respond.
Noah: It’s Noah.
Why is Noah texting me? Sure we’ve been hanging out, but only at the courts. We’ve never called each other or anything.
Meg: How did you get my number?
 Noah: I have my ways. How’s your head?
I haven’t even thought about it. My late night swim with Ash sort of cured all my ailments.
Meg: Better.
Noah: Good. Let’s go to the water park.
Is he asking me out? He knows I’m with Ash. I can explain being at the tennis courts with Noah since he’s the best player on the guys’ team, but going to a water park?
Noah: What, do you have plans already?
Yes, I do. Gray and I have to practice, and I promised Ash I would go watch the Football Challenge tonight.
Meg: Kind of.
Kind of? Why did I text that? What the hell is Noah doing to me? It’s like my brain shuts off when I talk to him.
Noah: Pick you up in twenty.
It isn’t a question. He’s not asking me to go out with him. He’s telling me he’s on his way to pick me up. On his way here. My house. My mind is mush right now. A week ago I didn’t think Noah knew my name. Now, he knows my cell number and where I live. How is this happening?
I snap out of my mind melt and realize I’m not dressed to go to a water park. I race back upstairs and throw on a bathing suit. Instantly, my late night swim with Ash comes to mind. I should text Noah and cancel. This is a huge mistake. Ash isn’t going to understand this. Grayson isn’t going to understand this. Hell, I don’t understand this. What is it about Noah that draws me in? There’s something there, but I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe if I can figure out what it is, I can actually be his friend and this stupid crush would go away.

About the Author

Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it's rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there's never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Covisiero Literary Agency.

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September 10, 2014

Cover Reveal: Free Me by Laurelin Paige

Free Me by Laurelin Paige
Release Date: December 9, 2014

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Her story began long before she started working at The Sky Launch... 

Screw fairytales. The only reward Gwen Anders got from her rough childhood was a thick skin and hard heart. She’s content with her daily grind managing a top NYC nightclub—Eighty-Eighth Floor. So hers isn’t a happily ever after. She doesn’t believe in those anyway.

Then she meets J.C. 

The rich, smooth talking playboy is the sexiest thing that Gwen has ever encountered, but she’s not interested in a night-in-shining latex. But when a family tragedy pushes her to the brink, it’s J.C. who’s there to teach her a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges and desires. His no-strings-attached lessons require her to abandon her constant need for control. Her carefully built walls are obliterated.

Gwen discovers there’s a beautiful world outside her prison. Freedom is exhilarating—and terrifying. When she starts to feel something for J.C., she fears for her heart. Especially as she realizes that he has secrets of his own. Secrets that don't want to set him free. 

BOOK ONE OF TWO. This series can be read alone or with the Fixed Trilogy.

About the Author

Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.

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September 4, 2014

Blog Tour: Had To Be You by Juliet Chatham

When Rory Finn first left behind the familiarity of her quiet, picturesque hometown to pursue a professional career in the city after college, her intention was to focus on the future—until a jarring bit of unwelcome news forces her to face the past. What if her first love could actually still be the true love of her life? There’s just one little problem with the timing of this revelation. He is about to marry someone else.

As she embarks upon an impulsive, desperate bid to win him back, her mission turns into an unexpected and emotional journey of rediscovery. With both humor and heartbreak, the story itself transitions from past to present, exploring a small history of love from its tentative beginnings to what may just turned out to be its final bittersweet end.

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"She might break his heart again and again, but nothing could ever change the fact it would always be hers to break."

I think there is one wedding invitation that I never want to receive. The thought of ever having to receive that invitation made me really feel for Rory at the beginning of this story. Would I up and go home to face my past? Probably not (but I'm also at a different stage of life), but good on her for doing it! It was very easy to like Rory and Matt together. Their sarcastic relationship and just the ease of which they fall in step with each other regardless of how much time has passed since they last saw each other is enviable.

At times, I felt like Rory was a bit TOO desperate but, by the same token, Matt didn't seem too far off from being on the same page as her. The flashbacks were a bit odd to get used to because there were so many of them and they were in no particular chronological order but they really gave Rory and Matt a (hot) history. The depth was there and the feelings were more than there. By the end of it, I really felt for Rory. Who doesn't want "meant to be" to actually "be"!!? The flashbacks definitely served as a good case for Rory's standpoint. Why fight it, Matt? I sort of felt bad for Amanda for being jilted at the altar but felt less bad for her as HER story unfolded...

Had To Be You was a great read--perfect for the beach/cottage getaway. Sweet, heart-wrenching at times and easy to get through. 

About the Author

A lifelong New Englander, I divide my time between the North Shore and Cape Cod. My favorite things are beaches, boats, books, bars, the Boston Red Sox and boys, but not necessarily in that order. Consequently, you’ll probably find that these are the things I write about, too.

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