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Release Blitz: Whatever Happens by Micalea Smeltzer

Whatever Happens by Micalea Smeltzer Release Date: July 19, 2019
About Whatever Happens Violet Page is having a rough time. This former popular girl is lost. Her parents uproot everything after her younger sister’s suicide, moving states away to escape the lingering pain of loss. She doesn’t fit in anywhere, but finds herself strangely drawn to the boy she watches view the world through a telescope.
Finnley Crawford isn’t your typical boy next door. Being autistic has always set him apart from kids his age. None of them quite knows how to approach him or interact, leaving him only one friend in the form of his support dog. His lack of friendships lead him to a unique love of space and aspirations of one day reaching the stars. For in the stars, he sees a peace and beauty he can’t find on Earth.
The more time these two seemingly opposite teenagers spend together, the more they learn it isn’t what’s on the outside that counts. So much can be found on the inside if you only care to look.


Review: Whatever Happens by Micalea Smeltzer

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
“I never had a choice when it comes to loving you, I just do. That's how love works. You don't choose, you just know.
The best kind of reads are the ones you don't see coming--the ones that knock you over with the most subtle and lightest of touches and leave their mark. That's exactly what Micalea Smeltzer's newest published young adult (YA) novel was. Whatever Happens is the story of a seventeen-year-old named Violet Page who, along with her parents, moves from the only home she's known in Texas to Massachusetts. The loss of her fourteen-year-old sister, Luna, devastated all of them, and Violet is saddled with guilt, believing she'd missed the signs that led Luna to taking her own life. Now, Violet is trying to cope with her new life in her new house in her new town and in a new school. The last thing she expects is to form a connection with the boy next door, and…

Book Spotlight: All Boy by Mia Kerick

All Boy by Mia Kerick Date Released: June 25, 2019 Lakewater Press
About All Boy Seventeen-year-old Callie Canter knows all about screwing up—and being screwed over. After her so-called boyfriend publicly humiliated her senior year, taking a fifth year of high school at Beaufort Hills Academy is her second chance to leave behind a painful past. But her need for social acceptance follows, and going along with the in-crowd is the difference between survival and becoming a target. Staying off the radar is top priority. So, falling for an outsider is the last thing on Callie’s “to-do” list. Too bad her heart didn’t get the memo.
With his strict, religious upbringing and former identity far away in Florida, Jayden Morrissey can finally be true to himself at Beaufort Hills Academy. But life as a trans man means keeping secrets, and keeping secrets means not getting too close to anyone. If he can just get through his fifth year unnoticed, maybe a future living as the person he was born to be is …

Review: All Boy by Mia Kerick

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Xpresso Book Tours.
No one does LGBTQIA+ young adult (YA) quite like Mia Kerick does. If you're unfamiliar with her work--and you seriously need to rectify that as soon as humanly possible--diving into her latest standalone release could give you an inkling of just how adept she is with this genre. All Boy is the story of two teenagers who simply want to remain under the radar, hoping to not attract unwanted attention that could likely make them a target in the prep school they attend. Being at Beaufort Hills Academy was supposed to be the second chance Callie Canter and Jayden Morrissey were desperate for. Callie was publicly humiliated by her now-ex-boyfriend, and the last thing she needs is to be the laughingstock of her new set of peers. Being accepted by them is the right way to go and following their cues is what she needs in order to make it till graduation. Then she meets Jayden and becoming friends with so…

Release Blitz: The Wrong Prince Charming by Holly Renee

The Wrong Prince Charming by Holly Renee Date Released: July 15, 2019
About The Wrong Prince Charming Every little girl dreams of being swept off her feet by a charming Prince.
But my life was no fairy tale.
And in this kingdom called college, the rules went out the window.
I’d known golden boy, Theo Hunt, was the one for me since we were kids. My heart was his for the taking, but I had become nothing more than the MVP of the campus king’s friend-zone.
Easton Cole was a storm I couldn’t have predicted. He knocked me off my feet and stole my heart. But he was off limits. Not only was he was Theo’s frat brother, but he was the teacher’s assistant in English 101 and I was acing every test.
My heart was torn, my feelings tangled.
Because as soon as I noticed Easton, Theo finally noticed me.
I was in love with two guys, as different as night and day, but I could only have one.
I only hoped I didn’t choose The Wrong Prince Charming.

Read my four-starred review of The Wrong Prince Charming.

Release Blitz: Thirty-Five and Single by Terri E. Laine

Thirty-Five and SIngle by Terri E. Laine Release Date: July 18, 2019
About Thirty-Five and Single What can go wrong when you’re getting divorced from your high school sweetheart, it's your thirty-fifth birthday and you have too much to drink? 
Throw in the gorgeous neighbor who comes to the rescue when you can't seem to open your apartment door after all the alcohol and end up taking a drunken slip and slid across the floor.
Then you look up into his gorgeous face and forget all the reasons why it’s a bad idea to hook-up with said twenty-something neighbor. In fact, it’s a fan-freaking-tastic idea. 
Now let the games begin because this is Olivia's life: - interfering sisters, the ex, co-workers… and Joel, her way too sexy, too young, but oh so hot neighbor. 
Wanting to explore single life, Olivia fights her growing connection with Joel. Only he’s is determined to prove to her that age is just a number and she’s is his number one.

Read my four-starred review of Thirty-Five and…

Review: Thirty-Five and Single by Terri E. Laine

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
It's been about three years since I last read something from Terri E. Laine, and the blurb for her latest release sounded like something right up my alley. Thirty-Five and Single is a story about a woman who finds herself starting anew a year after catching her husband cheating on her. Marrying the boy you loved in high school doesn't always guarantee a happy ending, and with a notice that she's now legally separated from her soon-to-be ex-husband, Corey, Olivia Cole can attest to that sad fact. Her sisters encourage her to get out there and date again, but sleeping with Joel Matthews--who just happens to be a hot tattoo artist, seven years younger, a close friend, AND her neighbor--may not have been the best of ideas, especially since she was rather drunk. Joel, however, begs to differ. He's wanted to be with Olivia in the year that he's known her, and he wants to show her…

Release Blitz: My Blue by Emery Jacobs

My Blue by Emery Jacobs Release Date: July 18, 2019
About My Blue Leo  For most of my life, Ella Blue had been by my side. My best friend. My whole world. Then she vanished. Without a trace. I didn’t know how to move on without her, but I knew in my heart I’d never let her go—I’d wait for her forever.
Ella Blue  For me, no time has passed. I have no clue what happened to the last eight years of my life.  I have no memories of a life without Leo. He’s always been my one constant. And now I’m stuck in the past, trying to figure out if we can find our way back to each other. 
How can I move forward when I don’t know what I’m leaving behind?
Ella and Leo must rediscover their love—a once-in-a-lifetime love…for the second time.

Read my 3.5-starred review of My Blue.
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About Emery Jacobs

Emery Jacobs grew up in Southern Arkansas and has lived most of her adult life in Northern Louisiana. She spends her days working…