Monday, June 16, 2014

BLOG TOUR STOP! CHOOSING YOU BY ALLIE EVERHART (@TastyBookTours)

 

Choosing YouBlurb

When Jade is given a scholarship to an elite private college in Connecticut, she sees it as a chance to finally escape her painful past and get a fresh start. She’s determined to succeed and that means keeping her focus on school and not guys. But her plan falls apart her first day on campus when Garret, a rich prep school boy with swimmer abs and a perfect smile, offers to help her move in.


Jade tries to push him away, but she can’t deny her attraction to him and Garret won’t let her. Things quickly heat up between them, but then come to a sudden halt when reality hits and Jade realizes that a relationship with Garret may never be possible. He comes from a world of wealth where there are rules, including rules about who he can date. And not following those rules has consequences.

As the two of them try to overcome the obstacles working to keep them apart, Jade is confronted with another challenge. On her 19th birthday, she receives a letter that her now deceased mother wrote years ago. In it are revelations that explain her traumatic childhood but also make her question the past she’s been running from.

Note: This is a New Adult novel and contains mature language and situations.


Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2014/04/now-booking-tasty-blurb-tour-for_26.html


Series Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/series/112892-jade


Review by Brandy



My apologies to the author on the lateness of this review.


This was a really enjoyable read.  FYI, it is a cliffhanger but I don't mind those.  Jade is one of those people that seems to have to struggle in life.  When she is offered a full ride to a great college she accepts.  I am the type that would have seriously questioned this but I don't believe anything is given away for free.  Anyway, she meets Garrett and he is not who she expects him to be.  He slowly gains her trusts only to lose it when life and others get in the way.  Garrett's family doesn't want him to have anything to do with Jade and I like when a character steps away from the mold and stands up for themselves.

This is a really nice start to a series and I am interested in seeing where Ms. Everhart takes it. 



Buy Links


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Choosing-You-Jade-Series-ebook/dp/B00FCEBAEE/ref=zg_bs_6487838011_42


B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/choosing-you-allie-everhart/1117134964?ean=2940148697367


Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/choosing-you


iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/choosing-you/id806873933?ls=1&mt=11


Author Info


 



Allie Everhart



Allie Everhart writes about dating, love, and romance. She’s also a freelance writer for magazines and websites. Before freelancing, she was a book editor for a publishing company where she worked on several NYT bestselling nonfiction books. She loves to read as much as she loves to write. And when she’s not reading or writing, she’s outside running, which is when she gets her best book ideas.



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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7244325.Allie_Everhart


Giveaway


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excerpt


     After dinner, we go back to his room. It’s the first time I’ve been to the second floor. The hallway stinks like beer and sweat. Luckily Garret’s room doesn’t have that odor and it’s much cleaner than I imagined it would be. He has a ton of electronics, including the big TV he mentioned along with a surround sound system. And there are at least 100 movies sitting in a big cardboard box on the floor. 


“Pick whatever you want,” he says as I flip through the movies. 


“You have quite a setup here. It’s like your own movie theater. I don’t even have a TV.”


“You don’t? You need a TV, Jade.”


“No, I don’t. If I want to watch something I’ll just use the one down the hall.”


“That one barely works. If you want to watch TV, come up here.”


“I’m not going to do that. I hardly ever watch TV anyway. Here. Let’s watch this one.” I hold up a cartoon, trying to keep a straight face. “It says it’s about some dogs that solve crimes.”


“How did that get in there? That’s my little sister’s movie.”


“It’s okay, Garret. I don’t care if you like cartoons.”


“That is not my movie. She must’ve stuck it in the box when I wasn’t looking.”


I laugh. “Yeah, sure she did.” 

“Give it here.” He reaches for it, but I won’t let him have it. I quickly stand up, holding it behind my back with one hand while putting my other hand out in front of me trying to keep him away. 


He quickly backs me up against the wall, forcing my outstretched hand against his hard chest. I lower it to my side as he leans his hand on the wall near my head. Then he slowly reaches behind me with his other hand to get the movie. Our bodies are now touching and our faces are just inches apart. My heart is beating erratically and I struggle to keep my breathing steady as I feel his body against mine. 


“Jade.” He gazes down at me with this incredibly sexy smile. “Give me the movie, please.” I try not to stare at his lips but they’re so close and so inviting.


The movie is still in my hand wedged between my lower back and the wall. I push my hips forward slightly to release it, which positions me even closer to him. As he goes to take the movie, I accidentally drop it and he catches it, right behind my butt. I feel his hand there and I freeze as my face heats up. He slowly takes his hand out from behind me and rests it on the wall by my head. I realize I’ve been holding my breath and I force myself to breathe again. 


I look up and our eyes meet. “For the last time, the movie is my sister’s. But if you really want to watch the crime-fighting dog cartoon, we’ll watch it. Or,” he pauses and that sexy smile reappears, “if you want to do something else, we’ll do something else.”


I know from his tone what ‘something else’ is and I really, really want to do ‘something else’ but I promised myself I wouldn’t get involved with a guy at college. Unfortunately, I’ve never been very good with promises.



Extra Goodies


Series Info


Description of The Jade Series


The Jade Series is a New Adult Romance that follows the relationship of Jade and Garret in their first year of college. In Choosing You, (Jade 1), Jade and Garret meet on Jade’s first night at Moorhurst College and despite their strong attraction to each other, they’re not allowed to date because of the strict rules that control Garret’s life. In Knowing You, (Jade 2), Garret breaks the family rules and begins dating Jade. Their relationship grows deeper but issues from Jade’s past complicate matters. Loving You (Jade 3) shows Jade and Garret growing closer as a couple but also hints at the trouble that lies ahead in Promising You (Jade 4), in which a new challenge emerges for Garret that could interfere with the future he wants with Jade. Originally, book 4 was the end of the series, but fans wanted more of Jade and Garret, so Allie recently published Forever You, an all-new, full-length follow-up book to The Jade Series.


Buy Links for KNOWING YOU 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Knowing-You-The-Jade-Series-ebook/dp/B00GEB7LM4/ref=zg_bs_6361435011_29


Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/knowing-you-allie-everhart/1117322750?ean=2940148876861


Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/knowing-you


iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/knowing-you/id807091940?mt=11


Buy Links for LOVING YOU
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Loving-You-The-Jade-Series-ebook/dp/B00H9GMPYM/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2


Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/loving-you-allie-everhart/1117673203?ean=2940149098064


Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/loving-you-5


iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/loving-you/id807103144?mt=11


Buy Links for PROMISING YOU


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Promising-You-The-Jade-Series-ebook/dp/B00I0XNO3E/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/promising-you-allie-everhart/1118212305?ean=2940148168188


Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/promising-you


iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/promising-you/id807114110?mt=11


1 comment:

  1. Tasty Book ToursJune 17, 2014 at 5:27 AM

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