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The Long Game by J.L. Fynn
Book Name: The Long Game
Book Genre: NA Contemporary
Book release date: October 7, 2013
The Long Game book blurb:
Smooth talking. Ambitious. Loyal. Twenty-year-old Shay Reilly has proven himself to his Irish-American Gypsy clan on small-scale cons, but now the clan leader has a bigger mission for him: playing the long game.
To rake in the big score he’s after, he needs to con co-ed Spencer into falling in love with him. He knows he should see Spencer as a mere means to an end, but that’s easier said than done when there’s a witty, attractive girl in your arms.
Now the only thing that can keep them apart is the thing that brought them together: Shay’s plans of revenge against someone who wronged his clan and family years before—Spencer’s father
About the author J.L. Fynn:
J.L. Fynn is the public face of a private identity. She enjoys making up stories about iniquitous heroes, providing Delphic answers to unasked questions, and obfuscating the truth just for laughs. But then, what’s an author but a professional liar? If you send her an email she might let you in on her little secret—assuming she likes your moxie.
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Title: Going Home Again
Author: Abby Cavenaugh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Going Home Again
In high school, it was doubtful Michael Day knew Alyssa Jones existed.
Twenty years later, when the now-famous pop star returns home to coastal North Carolina, Alyssa gets a second chance to make a first impression on Michael.
On sabbatical from his failing marriage, Michael agrees to an interview with Alyssa, a journalist for the local tourist magazine.
When the chemistry between them ignites, Alyssa and Michael are hit with the harsh reality that he isn’t yet free to love her.
With Michael’s wife and son still very much in the picture, can Alyssa hold out until he ends his marriage for good? Or will she risk it all for a second chance with the one who got away?
About Abby Cavenaugh
Abby Cavenaugh is a writer of romantic women’s fiction and YA paranormal. She is a newspaper editor by day, but dreams of someday retiring to the North Carolina coast to write books full-time. She lives near Charlotte with her twin sister, also a writer, six-year-old niece and crazy cat, Gus, and is driven by dreams, Diet Coke and chocolate.
Review of Going Home Again
What a sweet, lovely romance!
Who hasn’t had a sweet high school crush? I know I have. And this book allowed me to revisit this love. Le sigh.
Sometimes I can’t help but wonder the question What if?
Well, Alyssa (who had a crush) is thrown into a spiral of emotions when her heartthrob Michael returns to their hometown and then confronted with all the feels. Michael is going through a separation, which makes all of the feelings not always so easy to deal with.
I loved this book and I love how this story is told in alternating perspectives. Both characters were written realistically– which is so important. I hate when I read a book and the characters sound flat or fake. NOT THE CASE HERE. Both Alyssa and Michael are real people, with real emotions, and a beautiful story to tell.
I laughed, I cried, and I enjoyed the schmexy times.
Amazing job Abby! The only complaint I have is that I want more!! (*hint hint)
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Elegantly Wasted book blurb:
On the eve of her high school graduation, proper socialite Francesca “Frankie” Fairholm rebelled against her elitist and controlling family to pursue the dark lifestyle of a contract killer for the enigmatic Osiris Corporation. Years later, with her training complete, she believes she’s doomed to the life of a sociopathic lone gun until a botched hit brings two unlikely allies, her cousins Addison and Katharine.
Using Katharine’s etiquette school, Elegance, Inc., as a front, the trio weave through Frankie’s dark underworld, carrying out contracts, drinking too much wine, and trying not to get each other killed.
Trouble follows the team home when the death of the cruel Fairholm matriarch reveals more than they ever wanted to know about their family. As the funeral preparations play out, the trio begin to realize there is much more to their employer than meets the eye and their family connections run deeper than they ever imagined.
Favorite Quote from the book
“You know those long awkward silences that you get when talking with people for the first time? I love those. Most people hate them, but to me they were like welcomed sighs of relief. Above that, I think I loved how awkward it made people feel. I’d sit there and smile, watching their eyes shift while their idiot brains searched for something to say.”
I chose this quote because it’s so Frankie. She’s snarky, she’s got this hilarious personality, and she’s the black sheep that you can’t help root for. This novel was like a breath of fresh air because I really couldn’t compare it to any other new adult read out there. I love the story line, I love the concept, and I absolutely love Frankie and her sarcastic personality. C. Elizabeth Vescio writes real characters and such an engaging, action packed story you can’t put down!
About C. Elizabeth Vescio:
Jack of all trades and stereotypical black sheep, Cara has been writing somewhat dark and morbid since that teen angst hit somewhere in the early 90’s- probably because her dad was a mortician. After pursuing a degree in English, she changed gears to photography and design in 2006… although she kept penning stories for fun while reading the works of Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway (whom she adores even though he was a huge douche canoe). In 2009, her life shifted considerably and she found herself writing Elegantly Wasted- helping her sort out a bunch of stupid feelings and other lame stuff.
She enjoys cynical debates, cupcakes, making her mother-in-law sew her aprons that she never wears, zombies, the Fifth Element and Tomb Raider. She gathers her life inspirations from Neil Gaiman, Julia Child and Paul Simon. When she isn’t out photographing her next project, she’s studying color, concept and design or writing stuff down in hopes it makes sense one day… or she’s on Pinterest.
Cara lives in Las Vegas with her husband, John and their three genetically altered dogs all of which have personal vendettas for the guy who cleans the pool.
Welcome to the YA Summer of Love Blog Tour!
I have three amazing authors and their upcoming titles to show you, so let’s not waste any time!
Check out awesome books Advantage Heartbreak by Kelly Hashway, Secondary Characters by Rachel Schieffelbein, and Charm and Consequence by Stephanie Wardrop! These are definitely books that I will be reading this summer!
Author: Kelly Hashway
Book: Advantage Heartbreak (A Game. Set. Match. Heartbreak series #2)
Release date: 5/28/13
Book blurb: Seventeen-year-old Meg Flannigan thought she’d made up her mind about love. But with two guys still vying for her attention, she wonders if she made the right decision. Ash is everything she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend: loyal, loving, and totally hot. But then there’s Noah: fun, sexy, and the more he sticks around, the more Meg wants him there.
What’s a girl to do?
Make up her mind, before it’s too late. Gorgeous freshman Liz has set her sights on Ash, and Noah is beginning to remind Meg of her last boyfriend—the one who broke her heart. Can she figure things out before she ruins not one, but two relationships? Or is she doomed to serve up heartbreak?
Kelly Hashway’s blog: http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com/
Kelly Hashway on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kellyhashway
Kelly Hashway on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4528793.Kelly_Hashway
Kelly Hashway on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kellyhashway?fref=ts
Kelly Hashway on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kelly-Hashway/e/B004B3W3CU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1367902978&sr=1-2-ent
Advantage Heartbreak on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17239207-advantage
Author: Rachel Schieffelbein
Book: Secondary Characters
Release date: 5/28/13
Book blurb: When Mabel’s best friend, Amber, drags her along on a double date she finds herself falling for Lance, the obnoxious class clown whom she swore she’d have no interest in. The only problem is, she’s not sure if she’s really the girl Lance is into, or if, like every other guy she knows, it’s really Amber he’s after. One thing is clear, if Mabel wants to be the lead in her own love story, she needs to start acting like it.
Rachel Schieffelbein’s blog: http://rachelmarybean-writingonthewall.blogspot.com/
Rachel Schieffelbein on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RMSchieffelbein
Rachel Schieffelbein on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rachel-Schieffelbein/495759520488755?fref=ts
Secondary Characters on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17787923-secondary-characters
Author: Stephanie Wardrop
Book: Charm and Consequence
Release date: May 28th, 2013
Book blurb: One superior smirk from Michael Endicott convinces sixteen-year-old Georgia Barrett that the Devil wears Polo. His family may have founded the postcard-perfect New England town they live in, but Georgia’s not impressed. Even if he is smart, good looking, and can return Georgia’s barbs as deftly as he returns serves on his family’s tennis courts. After all, if Michael actually thinks she refuses to participate in lab dissections just to mess with his grade, he’s a little too sure that he’s the center of the universe. Could there be more to Michael Endicott than smirks and sarcasm? If Georgia can cut the snark long enough, she just might find out.
Stephanie Wardrop’s Tumblr: http://stephaniewardrop.tumblr.com/
Stephanie Wardrop on Twitter: https://twitter.com/s_wardrop
Stephanie Wardrop on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6889365.Stephanie_Wardrop
Stephanie Wardrop on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephanieWardropYaAuthor
About the Publisher:
Swoon Romance is a digital-first imprint from Month9Books founder and publisher, Georgia McBride. Our stories are full of second chances, forbidden love, sexy encounters, hidden feelings, happy ever afters and flirtatious first love.
It’s easy to get lost in one of our books. Go ahead . . . swoon.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Here is what I’m looking forward to this week!
Release date: May 14th 2013
College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.
What do you guys think? I’m reading it right now and I’m loving it! I can’t wait to share it with you guys!