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BTL UKThe winner of a signed set of the Between the Lines Series by Tammara Webber has just concluded, and I’m excited to say that the winner has been chosen via Rafflecopter.

And the winner is…

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4826501Good morning, and happy Sunday!!  Today, I have something quite awesome for you on behalf of Tammara Webber, the author of the amazing Between the Lines series!!  Tammara is GIVING AWAY an ENTIRE SET of her Between the Lines Series (that’s all four books), SIGNED, and the winner gets to CHOOSE whether they want the US of UK version!!  AH-MAY-ZING!!!

This is an international giveaway!!!

I’ve been reading Tammara’s work since the very beginning, and let me tell you, every single book in this series is phenomenal!!  I fell in love with them immediately, and I’ve given them ALL 5+ stars in my reviews!

  You can read my reviews here:

Between the Lines (#1)

Where You Are (#2)

Good For You (#3)

Here Without You (#4)

Now, take a look at these cover choices!!

US Covers:

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UK Covers:

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And you get to choose which set you’d like if you win!  Tammara will sign them, and they’ll be sent wherever you want as this is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway!  That’s right!  Tell your friends!  This is EPIC!!!

To enter this giveaway, you must:

-Be 18 years or older (or have parent permission)

-Fill in the mandatory question on rafflecopter (extra entries optional)

Click this Rafflecopter Link to Enter!

This giveaway is open internationally and will end at 12:01am EST on September 29th at 12:01am. Please only enter once. The winner will be announced later on September 29th, and will receive email notification! Please read my giveaway policy and leave me a comment!



17158158From Goodreads: Everyone has secrets.
Some are buried so deep, their existence is forgotten.
But a secret never told can turn into a lie.
And in love, a lie is one thing:
Poison.

Reid’s in love with Dori, though she hasn’t told her parents that she’s fallen hard for the guy they’d forbidden her to see. Now she’s leaving for college, and Reid’s promise not to push her to go public is wearing thin, especially when she can’t – or won’t – return those three important words he wants to hear.

Five years ago, Brooke and Reid were a Thing. That relationship is long gone, detonated amid allegations of cheating – but they still share a secret that would stun everyone they know and alter public perception of them both if it ever comes out. And it’s about to do just that.

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Here Without You, a moving story that will grip readers’ hearts, brings about the perfect closure to the Between the Lines series, a series that is very dear to me.  Beginning with the epic novels, Between the Lines and Where You Are, readers of this series have learned much about young Hollywood stars Reid, Brooke, Graham, and Emma through Webber’s in-depth characterization and first-person narration, giving all her exceptional characters a voice while allowing readers to connect with them on a deeper level, learning the truths in their hearts as their souls are laid bare.

But while the first two novels, Between the Lines and Where You Are focus on the intertwined lives of Reid, Brooke, Graham, and Emma, the last two novels, Good For You and Here Without You, focus mainly on Reid and newcomer, Dori, and it is through their relationship that readers really begin to see Reid change for the better.  And in this fourth novel, the introduction of another new character, River, provides a raw, gripping point-of-view that is beautifully executed in this final installment, which will leave readers raw and full of emotion; a full box of tissues nearby is a must for this heart-rending read.

Perhaps more so that Webber’s other novels, Here Without You deals with some extremely tender subjects, ones that actually cannot be mentioned without triggering a spoiler here or there.  But readers should know that this extremely powerful story will have them falling in love with all their favorite (and not so favorite) characters all over again.  It is, in a word, perfect.  Five stars.

5 stars

I purchased this novel from Amazon.

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Between the Lines (#1)

Where You Are (#2)

Good For You (#3)

Here Without You (#4)



From Goodreads: Reid Alexander’s life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.

Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she’s human.

Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.

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Although this novel doesn’t follow all the beloved characters from Between the Lines and Where You Are, it does follow Reid Alexander, the self assured, conceited, yet dreamy actor we all love to hate, and let me tell you, he is hot in this novel!

I wasn’t sure how much I was going to enjoy this story as it left out my favorite characters, Graham and Emma, but Webber is a master storyteller, creating more amazing characters, such as Dori, while also giving the reader an even closer look into Reid’s soul.  I loved it.  I absolutely did, and I am in awe of Webber’s sheer writing abilities.  I was drawn into the story from the very first page, and while Reid was his normal cocky self in the beginning of the novel, the reader is able to see him begin to transition and tap into his softer side, a side he hides from everyone, as he works alongside Dori completing his community service.  It’s a beautiful tale that wrapped me up until the final page, where I sat breathless and wishing for more.

This novel is extremely well written, but reader beware, it does have a darker side to it as well.  Not everything works out for the best for those involved within the pages, and I was shocked by one of the developments.  Although completely plausible, I wasn’t ready for it, even though I was aware, before reading, that there were some extremely sad elements within it.  But, it makes this novel that much stronger and believable, and I’m anxious for the next book in this series, which I hope continues Reid and Dori’s journey. Five stars.

5 stars

 I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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From Goodreads: Graham Douglas doesn’t do romantic relationships, but he was knocked for a loop when he met Emma Pierce on the set of his last film. As they grew closer, he did everything in his power to keep from falling for a girl being pursued by superstar Reid Alexander. Now home in New York, his life is once again under control, until Emma appears and shows him how not over her he is.

Emma Pierce is forsaking an up-and-coming Hollywood career to embark on a life she’s only dreamed of—the life of a regular girl. After spending months burying her feelings for the two night-and-day guys who vied for her heart while filming her last movie, a twist of fate puts her in a coffee shop in the middle of Manhattan with the one she still misses.

Brooke Cameron was a fresh-faced Texas girl when she arrived in LA. Now she’s a beach sitcom star turned conceited heiress on the big screen. Having just survived three months on location with her ex—Hollywood’s reigning golden boy—she’s older and wiser and has set her sights on her close friend Graham. The only thing standing in her way is the girl he can’t forget.

Reid Alexander can sum up his life in one word: boring. Between film projects, there’s little going on outside of interviews, photo shoots, and the premiere of the film he finished last fall. The next-to-last thing he expects is to get a second chance with Emma, the girl who rejected him. The last thing he expects is for his still-bitter-ex to be the one to offer it to him on a platter.

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Webber is a master storyteller, engaging her readers from start to finish as she relays the story of teen celebrities in this sequel to Between the Lines.  This is the second novel of Webber’s that I’ve read, and it’s the second time that I’ve been transported into her characters’ world, making vast connections and figuratively becoming a part of the story.  Webber utilizes a first person, multiple narrator style in her novels, allowing the reader to make deeper connections as he/she sees each situation from all sides.  This allows the reader to make informed decisions about characters, while also increasing the anxiety and tension the reader feels as the story unfolds.  I love having this connection with characters, and though I spent a majority of this novel angry at two of them, I loved every minute of the experience, especially as it all came to a head at the end.

When I read one of Webber’s books, reality falls away and I become enraptured in her fictional worlds. While reading Where You Are, I felt like a fly on the wall, able to see the intricate workings of the whole story from each character’s point of view, while also feeling the tension and passion along with them.  This novel is a great follow up to Between the Lines, picking up exactly where the first novel left off, and the reader is given much more background information about the characters, especially Brooke and Graham, which gives readers much food for thought as the story unfolds.

Although the novel was a rollercoaster ride of emotions for both me and the four characters within in the novel, I will note that I am happily satisfied with the conclusion of this novel.  I am also extremely excited to read the next book in the series, Good For You, which will deviated from the storyline of both Between the Lines and Where You Are, following only one of our beloved characters as he/she moves on (no spoilers).  It is also my understanding that a new character will be introduced, which is intriguing in and of itself!  I’ve read the sneak peek of this third novel, which is thankfully located at the very end of Where You Are (past the acknowledgements) and I’m really looking forward to it.  And, though I don’t necessarily want to see the Graham, Emma, Reid, and Brooke chapter close, I am ready to follow other characters on new adventures, mainly because Webber is just that phenomenal when it comes to writing books and giving them sound, perfect endings.  December can’t come fast enough! Five stars!

5 stars

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Check out all the books in this awesome series!

Between the Lines (#1)

Where You Are (#2)

Good For You (#3)

Here Without You (#4)



The contest for Between the Lines has just concluded, and I’m excited to say that the winners have been chosen using Random.org.
 
And the winners are…
 

Stephanie from  Steph Likes Books  

Nicci @ Paper Dreams from Paper Dreams 

Tara T. from Taming the Bookshelf 

Jamella Medrano   

Claudine S. 

 

Emails have been sent out to the winners. If I don’t hear from them within 48 hours, I will select another winner(s) using Random.org. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winners… but don’t despair if you didn’t win this round!  Between the Lines is available from the following sites–so go pick up your copy today!

Amazon.com

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I’m really excited to announce that Tammara Webber has graciously stopped by the blog to answer some questions for me in regards to her most wonderful debut novel, Between the Lines, and is also offering an eBook GIVEAWAY to FIVE lucky winners!  Here’s the synopsis of her wonderful novel:

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When Hollywood It Boy, Reid Alexander, arrives on location to shoot his next movie, his goals are the same as always-film another blockbuster hit and enjoy his celebrity status to the fullest while doing so. His costar is a virtual unknown with whom he had blazing hot chemistry during her auditions. The universe is lining up nicely to grant whatever he wants, as usual, until he’s confronted with unexpected obstacles on location like a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for the first girl to spark his genuine interest in years.

Emma Pierce just got her big break after more than a decade of filming commercials for grape juice, department stores and tampons, and more recently, bit parts in made-for-TV movies. Nailing the lead role in a wide-release film sent her agent, father and stepmother into raptures, and should have done the same for her. The Problem? Emma is experiencing a building desire to be normal, and starring in a silly, modernized adaptation of one of her favorite novels-opposite the very hot Reid Alexander-isn’t going to advance that aspiration.

Graham Douglas doesn’t fear playing the part of a nerdy dimwit; when it comes to choosing film roles, if it pays, he’ll do it. Besides, his friend Brooke Cameron snatched up the role of the bitchy hot girl and could use his help as a buffer, because her ex is the star. Graham has no problem keeping a handle on the situation, until he finds himself attracted to Reid’s costar, Emma, the girl Reid is pursuing full-throttle with his standard arsenal of charm, good looks and arrogance.

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 I absolutely loved this novel, and you will too; Tammara is a truly gifted writer, so without further ado, I give you Tammara Webber:

What led you to write your debut novel, Between the Lines?  What were your inspirations for the novel, if any??

When I started writing it, my oldest son was studying drama at NYU. I watched the way the media and fans get so into the lives of celebrities now – there’s no such thing as privacy. People are assumed to be hooking up or cheating or breaking up and once the assumption is there it spreads like wildfire. My original idea was how that affects the people – especially young people – who really want nothing more than to be the artists they are, but suddenly every single thing they do (and even stuff they don’t do) is public knowledge. Some of them must wish, occasionally, to just be a normal private person, while others revel in the whole celebrity thing.


You have many wonderful characters in Between the Lines.  Is there a particular character that you identify with more than others?  Why?

My kids say I’m a cross between Emily (Emma’s BFF) and her mom. They’re both supportive and snarky. Reid was the easiest voice to write; I have no idea why. He let me into his head, no holds barred, and I guess for that reason I’d have to say Reid.

Your novel is set up in a wonderful back and forth style narrative, giving both viewpoints of Emma and Reid.  What made you decide to write your novel in this style?

I actually wrote the whole thing from Emma’s POV, and it just felt not quite there. I began writing the sequel, which flowed dual POV naturally. After a few chapters I thought, “Oh NO. I need to rewrite the first book. It’s got to have Reid’s voice.” I dreaded an overhaul like that, but the moment I started doing it, I knew it was the right move. Reid from the outside is too good at pretending to be sweet. I had to get in his head to show the real guy.


What do you hope readers take away from your novel??

Oh, man. Well, the importance of friendship, of following your instincts, of speaking up for what you want instead of expecting people to read your mind. Communication is crucial to any relationship. The lack of it is what causes people to begin making assumptions. For high school readers, because a teacher I never expected to say this said this to me — whatever intolerable situation might be going on at home now, you’re about to be on your own. Not everything can or will be resolved—but it doesn’t need to be. Some relationships just need distance, and parent/child relationships, particularly when seeing eye-to-eye isn’t possible, benefit from the “child” reaching an age of autonomy and getting some separation. Take that independence by the horns and show it who’s boss. Most parents can’t help but respect that.


Why did you choose YA literature as a starting point?  Did you always want to write for this age group, or did it just happen??

When my oldest was old enough to check out the YA section, I was amazed at what was there. I took a YA lit course in college (I went back to school late), and that’s the point I first started thinking about writing YA. The book that clinched the deal was The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. It was just perfect and lovely. I wanted to do that. With steamier scenes and the F-word.


What is the writing process like for you?  Do you have a special place that you like to write, or any special rituals that you go through before/during the writing process?

I recently set up an extra bedroom as a writing room. The book A Room of Her Own, by Virginia Woolf, inspired me to take this space for myself, and it’s made a huge difference for me in output. My rituals include a lot of staring (out the window, at a cat, at the wall) and attempting to avoid clicking open facebook, twitter, email, etc. I actually benefitted from writing one novel and revising another at the same time, which is probably weird. I went by what mood I was in. Logical and analytical? Editing. Creative? Writing. Writer’s block? Reading (I have a comfortable loveseat in the room as well).


Do you have a favorite author or novel that you recommend your fans read?  What are you reading right now??

I think readers have a greater ability now to find authors they can connect with than they ever have before. My favorite YA author is Jennifer Echols. She is masterful at writing hot guys and complications and plucky heroines and I always laugh out loud while reading her books. I also love Courtney Summers, queen of the misunderstood, imperfect heroine. My current WIP was very influenced by her. I also love Maggie Stiefvater, Sarah Dessen, Melina Marchetta, Kristen Cashore… heck, just friend me on goodreads.com and you can see who I love. Right this moment I’m reading Let’s Get Lost by English author Sarra Manning. Loving it so far.


As Between the Lines is the first in a series, what can your fans expect from the next novel?  Do you have any plans for a new series at this time?

I did not expect Between the Lines to become a series when I was writing it. I don’t outline, though I do begin with an idea of where I’d like to end up. However—I create characters and then I set them loose, and often they do stuff I don’t expect. I was won over towards the end by a couple of characters. I had to give them another shot. So, a sequel, and maybe one more. Absolutely no more than three  total. The sequel could stand alone, just as Between the Lines could. The third, if it works out, will relate back to the other two. I have ideas for another story, which I’m trying to hold back while I finish editing book two and writing book three! The plan is for it to be a stand-alone with a whole new cast of characters. (I’d better stop before the characters get the idea I want them to start talking to me. Being a writer is a little bit schizophrenic.)


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Thank you Tammara!!! I am excited to have you on the blog and have really enjoyed getting to know you!
 
Between the Lines is available from the following sites–so go pick up your copy today!

 
Amazon.com

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To read my review of Between the Lines, click HERE.
 
This Giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to all who entered!

 

Winners: 

Stephanie from Steph Likes Books

Nicci @ Paper Dreams from Paper Dreams

Tara T. from Taming the Bookshelf

Jamella Medrano

Claudine S.



From Goodreads: When Hollywood It Boy, Reid Alexander, arrives on location to shoot his next movie, his goals are the same as always-film another blockbuster hit and enjoy his celebrity status to the fullest while doing so. His costar is a virtual unknown with whom he had blazing hot chemistry during her auditions. The universe is lining up nicely to grant whatever he wants, as usual, until he’s confronted with unexpected obstacles on location like a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for the first girl to spark his genuine interest in years.

Emma Pierce just got her big break after more than a decade of filming commercials for grape juice, department stores and tampons, and more recently, bit parts in made-for-TV movies. Nailing the lead role in a wide-release film sent her agent, father and stepmother into raptures, and should have done the same for her. The Problem? Emma is experiencing a building desire to be normal, and starring in a silly, modernized adaptation of one of her favorite novels-opposite the very hot Reid Alexander-isn’t going to advance that aspiration.

Graham Douglas doesn’t fear playing the part of a nerdy dimwit; when it comes to choosing film roles, if it pays, he’ll do it. Besides, his friend Brooke Cameron snatched up the role of the bitchy hot girl and could use his help as a buffer, because her ex is the star. Graham has no problem keeping a handle on the situation, until he finds himself attracted to Reid’s costar, Emma, the girl Reid is pursuing full-throttle with his standard arsenal of charm, good looks and arrogance.

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Have you ever read a novel that causes your heart to pound and puts butterflies in your stomach, because it’s so good?  Well, this is one of those novels, and I highly recommend it!  I loved it!  This is just an absolutely fantastic read, and what a beautiful cover!!!  It’s such a refreshing novel too—I’ve never come across a book like this one, focusing on teenage celebrities!  I really enjoyed myself while reading this novel, and as our nation is always so wrapped up in celebrity activities, this is sure to be a pleasing fictitious tale for all.  Webber does a magnificent job creating a novel around such a fascinating topic, and I was glued to the story from the very first page.

The writing style is superb, and I love the way Webber chose to present the story through the back and forth perspectives of the two main characters, Emma and Reid.  By utilizing this writing technique, Webber allows the reader to step into both Emma and Reid’s shoes through their first person narrative, and it’s a breathtaking way to become one with the characters.  I also loved the inside view the reader obtains in regards to what happens on and off the set, as the actors and actresses come together to create movies for the public.  It was really interesting to read—and it’s a topic I’ve wondered about for years!

It’s a true love/coming-of-age story, and the characterization is just beautiful.  While I love to hate a few choice characters within the novel, Webber has portrayed them all realistically, and I found myself connecting with them all as I read.  The love story portion of the novel is also extremely beautiful, even though I occasionally wanted to shake the characters in regards to their choices, and I even found myself yelling at them, aloud, as I read.  I think that’s an aspect that makes the characters so believable, creating a bond between them and the reader.  Webber is an amazing writer, and she’s an up and coming author to watch!  I am very impressed, and excited for the sequel to this novel—I’m on pins and needles!  Pick it up STAT on Amazon!!  Five stars!

5 stars

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Check out all the books in this awesome series!

Between the Lines (#1)

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Here Without You (#4)



SweetFrom Goodreads:

He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.

He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
She’s always been obedient. Now she’s restless.

Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.

And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:
Sweet.

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If there’s one thing I know, it’s that Tammara Webber’s novels are going to take my breath away, and her latest treasure, Sweet, definitely delivers in more ways than one. Boyce Wynn is the epitome of dreamy, sexy, and sensual; a bad boy with a soft spot for none aside from Pearl, his long-time crush, the one he let get away. Living life on the edge has always been his motto, and dealing with more than his fair share of bad, he’s hardened himself against the world. Rightfully so; with an abusive father, a mother who abandoned him long ago, and very few prospects in the world, he’s thrown himself into his father’s car repair shop. And now, Pearl’s back.

Boyce Wynn, for all intents and purposes, is my new book boyfriend. Extremely gritty and real, I felt a connection with him from the get-go. Webber has always been a master at fleshing out her fictional characters, and Wynn is no exception. His emotions and reactions are fluid and tangible, and watching him struggle with his inner self as he begins a relationship with Pearl made me feel like he was a real person in the next room. I love when I feel I’ve become part of the story, that the characters are real, and Webber definitely does this with Wynn.

Pearl is also a loveable character, sweet and caring, ready to take on the world, if her mother lets her. Her assertion over her life had me rallying behind her, and as she struggled to come to terms with her feelings for Boyce, I cheered. This novel is told is dual perspectives, a narrative style I just adore, and as Pearl reveals her thoughts both past and present, as does Boyce, the reader is given full access to their thoughts and feelings, connecting the dots of their childhood and love for one another before either of the characters. At times, I was bursting with joy and anticipation, knowing the two loved one another, waiting, just waiting for them to realize their relationship was written in the stars.

Perhaps my favorite part of the novel actually comes near the end when a person from Pearl’s past comes to wreak havoc in her life, and I was definitely shocked by the twist the novel took as I had chalked it up to a beautiful contemporary NA romance. It’s more than that, though, with a bit of mystery and some heart-pounding action that had me on pins and needles as the novel began its climax.

Although this novel is the third in the Contours of the Heart series, it is indeed a stand-alone, as are all the others. Boyce Wynn and Pearl Frank are characters from the same world as those in the other books, but this is the first novel where they are the main focus, and I loved getting to know them as much as I loved getting to know Lucas and Jacqueline in the first two books. Sweet is undeniably a novel you need to read, though it’s definitely for a more mature audience as it gets a bit hot and heavy at times. Five stars.

5 stars

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EASY and BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart series – NA), as well BETWEEN THE LINES, WHERE YOU ARE, GOOD FOR YOU and HERE WITHOUT YOU (Between the Lines series – YA/NA).

I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon.

I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.

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BreakableFrom Goodreads: He was lost and alone. Then he found her. And the future seemed more fragile than ever.

As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.

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This second novel in the Contours of the Heart series, by Tammara Webber, focuses on that of heartthrob Lucas, the young man who stole my heart in Easy, and who continues to draw my love in Breakable.  If you’ve read Easy, then you already have the foundation for Breakable, but whether you have that foundation or not, Webber’s latest novel stands all on its own, telling the story from the masculine perspective, which is just as much fun as its predecessor, and all the more captivating as Lucas takes readers on an in-depth journey to his soul.

Webber is a master storyteller, and her characters are implicitly real.  It’s as if they walk right off the page and into your life as you read, and I absolutely adore her writing style.  The story itself is poignant and raw, and it’s impossible not to feel for Lucas as he works through the loss of his mother and his feelings for Jacqueline.  While this novel does follow the storyline of Easy, readers are given an in-depth analysis of Lucas, and the narrative jumps between past and present as the novel unfolds, giving us glimpses into this past experiences in school, with girls, and with his family as he slowly begins on the road to recovery after the night that forever stole his mother from him.

The juxtaposition of past and present is one of my favorite narrative styles, as it that of duel perspectives, and Webber has done a superb job not only bringing to life her characters, but also creating a believable scenario that entices readers to keep turning the pages. I read this beautiful novel in one sitting, and I absolutely adore it–Lucas will melt your heart and stay with you long after the final page!

I highly suggest lovers of NA novels pick up this enticing read as it depicts life on a college campus, the ups and downs it encompasses, and the intensity of finding your soul mate.  Five stars.

 

5 stars

In exchange for an honest review, I received an ARC of this awesome novel from the publisher.

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(Read my 5 star review of Easy HERE)

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Interview with the amazing Tammara Webber:

What was your inspiration for your novels Easy and Breakable?

Though there are some deeply personal issues in these books, the stories aren’t autobiographical. I am an acquaintance rape survivor (friend/classmate), but I never intended to write about that experience. It took me several years to even tell anyone because I was so ashamed of my bad judgment. I thought I should have been more careful, or I should have known that guy was untrustworthy. I finally confessed what happened to a friend, and began the healing process. Years after that, I woke up with Jacqueline’s story in my head, and she insisted on it being told. Lucas’s story stems from a particular fear of mine, based on a news story I heard years ago. When my husband left town on business trips, particularly when my kids were small, I was often so terrified that it was hard to sleep. I took the emotions from those real-life experiences and deep-seated fears and gave them to my characters.

How difficult/easy was it to write Lucas’ point-of-view in Breakable, and what made you decide to tell his story?

It was the most difficult thing I’ve written, from a technical standpoint. I didn’t think I’d ever write Lucas’s story, because he didn’t “talk” to me much when I wrote Easy. I knew the facts before she did, but I saw him through Jacqueline’s eyes – I didn’t always see or completely understand his emotions or reasoning, especially when it wasn’t logical. It was months after publishing Easy before he started speaking to me. Once he did, I had to write it. There would have been no way to integrate the stories. His would have overshadowed hers – and I felt (and probably always will feel) that her story was the most important thing I’ll ever write.

Will there be more to the Contours of the Heart series, or is this a two book series?

I’m finished with Lucas and Jacqueline, but there are possible spinoff stand-alones for other characters in my head. We’ll see what emerges.

What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

I wrote three shelf novels and notebooks full of poems and short stories before I wrote Between the Lines. Easy was the seventh novel I wrote. You’ve probably heard this before – that often, people thought to be overnight successes are people who’ve been working at their particular craft for a long time. There is absolutely a place for right-place-right-time (which I credit for some of my success) and who-you-know (I didn’t have a single friend who wrote – I had to seek out strangers on the internet to find critique partners and reviewers. As an introvert, that was completely outside my comfort zone!). But working continually to become better at what you do is as important – more important – to a career as an author. If I hadn’t kept working, I might not have had a book ready when the digital book + self-publishing revolution took off. I allowed myself to be knocked off kilter by the craziness that went along with moving from being a wholly self-published to a traditionally-published author, and I know I lost some momentum. For me, that’s water under the bridge. For an aspiring author, it’s a lesson – always be working on the next thing. Seek to become better and better at what you do. Allow projects to come to completion so you can move on to the next thing. I’ve seen many authors get stuck in the writing, revising, querying or marketing (if self-pub) stage – of one book – sometimes for years. Nothing will ever be perfect. Do your best work and move to the next thing. The more you write, the better you’ll write.

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tammara webberAbout Tammara Webber:

Tammara Webber is author of the New York Times bestselling New Adult novel Easy, the first novel in her Contours of the Heart series, and the Between the Lines series.  She is a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life.  Before writing full-time, she was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon.  She married her high school sweetheart, and is a mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.

Connect with her online at tammarawebber.blogspot.com, twitter.com/tammarawebber, and www.facebook.com/TammaraWebberAuthor.

 

 



Remember WhenFrom Goodreads: Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

In case you live under a rock and don’t know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.

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This was very well done. I thought it would be similar to Tammara Webber’s Between the Lines series, but it’s not, really–Trip isn’t famous in this novel yet, and it’s really the back-story before he gets famous (but if you’re a fan of Webber’s BtL series, then definitely pick this one up, anyway!). In fact, the only time they talk about his fame is in the very beginning, when Layla is reminiscing. Book two, I think, is where the fame piece will come up–and I can’t wait to read it, especially with a heartbreaking ending like the one Torrest left us with in the first novel.

I loved Layla’s voice in this novel. She’s full of spunk and she regales us with her memories of her senior year, making us a part of the story and she relives it–the good and the bad–and it was fun to read. Trip is a swoon-worthy character, and Layla is extremely sweet, though I think she allowed her best friend to control her a bit much. Things could have been so different if Layla has just followed her own heart and not taken her best friend’s advice to just let it go. Best friend or not, sometimes their advice shouldn’t be heeded.

I was happy that things sort of worked out in the end for Trip and Layla in the end, and that they at least got to spend some time happy together prior to leaving for college, but I really, really wanted things to end differently. But hey, at least the second and third books are already out, so I can start reading them now and find out what happens next for this fun couple. Four stars.

4 stars

I purchased this novel from Amazon.

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White SpaceFrom Goodreads: In the tradition of Memento and Inception comes a thrilling and scary young adult novel about blurred reality where characters in a story find that a deadly and horrifying world exists in the space between the written lines.

Seventeen-year-old Emma Lindsay has problems: a head full of metal, no parents, a crazy artist for a guardian whom a stroke has turned into a vegetable, and all those times when she blinks away, dropping into other lives so ghostly and surreal it’s as if the story of her life bleeds into theirs. But one thing Emma has never doubted is that she’s real.

Then she writes “White Space,” a story about these kids stranded in a spooky house during a blizzard.

Unfortunately, “White Space” turns out to be a dead ringer for part of an unfinished novel by a long-dead writer. The manuscript, which she’s never seen, is a loopy Matrix meets Inkheart story in which characters fall out of different books and jump off the page. Thing is, when Emma blinks, she might be doing the same and, before long, she’s dropped into the very story she thought she’d written. Trapped in a weird, snow-choked valley, Emma meets other kids with dark secrets and strange abilities: Eric, Casey, Bode, Rima, and a very special little girl, Lizzie. What they discover is that they–and Emma–may be nothing more than characters written into being from an alternative universe for a very specific purpose.

Now what they must uncover is why they’ve been brought to this place–a world between the lines where parallel realities are created and destroyed and nightmares are written–before someone pens their end.

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I absolutely adore most of Ilsa J. Bick’s novels, but this one was just so hard to read. It begins with Lizzie’s story and, truth be told, it doesn’t make much sense. Readers get the feeling that Lizzie lives in an alternate world, especially with all the made up words and strange references, but then Lizzie references London, and you have to wonder if she’s living in our world, or an alternate one, because her story with the white space and her father bringing characters to life just seems so surreal. It isn’t until Emma’s story begins that some semblance of a story begins to protrude, and it was here that I had my first “aha” moment! Emma lives in what I consider the here and now–a University student, I could easily connect with her and she made sense to me, unlike Lizzie and her family. As we learn about her and her odd life, we realize that she is connected to Lizzie in a way, but readers really have to read slowly because the connections are minute to begin with, and truth be told, you have to think a whole lot while reading this book. If you’re just looking for a fun story that you can sit down and read, well, this isn’t it. As the story progresses, and more and more characters are added to the mix, the reader knows they’re all connected, but may struggle a bit to follow everything because the points of view jump from one to another often–leaving many “stories” with cliffhangers until the next time. While I love this style of narration, and Bick is a master at it, employing it in all her novels, this time I had to work extremely hard to keep the stories straight, and though I loved the twist and putting everything together, and my mind was racing with possibilities connecting Lizzie and her family to everyone else, this was more like homework than a pleasurable evening read. If you miss any of the finite details that produce a connection, then… you’re lost for quite some time. And so, reading this extremely long work of fiction became more of a chore than a leisurely activity.

I was really into the story until about 30%, when Emma enters the house. From here, I either missed something extremely crucial, or it just became too weird, but I stopped really enjoying the book at that point. Nothing made sense any more, and while I think that the point is to keep readers guessing, at nearly 600 pages, it’s just too much for too long–without making sense. Around 60%, Bick drops a bombshell that I wasn’t expecting–in fact, I thought just the opposite the entire time I was reading, but even so, it wasn’t enough to bring me back into the novel full circle. I think this is a great idea–I LOVE Matrix and the idea of Inkheart is extremely interesting, but this was just too long and drawn out. I know Bick’s novels are generally long, but this one could have definitely dropped about 300 pages, in my opinion.

Note: This is a horror story with some exceptionally horrific tales and twists, so readers should beware. While it doesn’t start out all that horrific, Bick definitely takes readers there with her descriptions of blood and gore as the novel proceed.  I actually liked that part, but the rest was just too dense.  Two and a half stars.

2.5 stars

Egmont USA has been extremely gracious in allowing me to read and ARC of this novel, via Netgalley, prior to its release on February 11, 2014.

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Eleanor and ParkFrom Goodreads: TWO MISFITS. ONE EXTRAORDINARY LOVE. 
It’s 1986 and two star-crossed teens are smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love–and just how hard it pulled you under.

 A cross between the iconic ’80s movie Sixteen Candles and the classic coming-of-age novel Looking for Alaska, Eleanor & Park is a brilliantly written young adult novel.

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Set in the 1980s, this is a very cute throw-back story of first love.  Though I was just a little girl in the 80s, the references and details of the time period still hit home for me, and I loved this look back in time, especially as most YA books nowadays are set in either the present or future, therefore making Eleanor & Park a refreshing and unique read.

One aspect that I really enjoyed about this novel is that neither Eleanor or Park are particularly unique.  Instead, they are average, just like a majority of the world, and it was especially nice to read about a semi plump girl and a misfit boy because most books I pick up tend to have the ultra-perfect hero and heroine.  And while I enjoy those books, there really aren’t that many perfect people in the world, so I don’t always find myself connecting with those characters.  But with Eleanor and Park, I was able to connect.  I am that plump little girl who doesn’t necessarily fit in—and it doesn’t bother me.  Some of my best friends in high school were Asian, and I dated a few of them, though my school was an international boarding school in the 90s, so it’s a little different, but the idea is still the same.  It was great to just read about average high schoolers living a little less than average lives, and I really felt for the characters, especially Eleanor and her nightmare home situation.

Eleanor is a no nonsense young woman.  She pushed her way into Park’s heart, unintentionally, and though he tries to fight it and is less than accommodating at first, he eventually falls hard for her.  It’s a little different from Eleanor’s perspective.  She reciprocates, but non-verbally, and I really liked this slow paced “first-love” story.

The ending, however, is what really got me.  I, personally, didn’t see it as being real.  Suddenly their lives are thrown into chaos and everything is upset, which is understandable, but how Park’s parents dealt with it struck me as odd.  Now, remember, everyone experiences different things growing up, but my parents and my friends’ parents wouldn’t have reacted the way Park’s do, and so that’s why I see it as unbelievable on my end.  That’s not to say it couldn’t happen; I just haven’t experienced it so it sits a little heavy on my heart.  Likewise, the ending was left completely open to interpretation, and while I’m always telling my students to infer, to read between the lines and figure it out, I don’t want to do that with this ending.  It’s just… I need closure.  And while, yes, I can go back through and make an educated guess about what happens, it’s still my interpretation, and this is one of those books where I don’t want my interpretation; I want to know exactly what happens, exactly what the author was thinking.  Of course, I can’t have that, and I’ll accept it, but it did leave me hanging in the end, which left a twinge of bad taste in my mouth.  Overall, however, is was a cute little story that I enjoyed.  Three stars.

3 stars

I borrowed this book from the library.

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Here’s the list of all the books I’ve read and reviewed over the last 3 years, in alphabetical order.  It’s about 940 reviews, give or take.  Enjoy!!

–A Book Vacation

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  • Keening, The by LaFaye, A.: Read May 10, 2011
  • Khantara by Michelle Franklin (Vol. 1): Read December 4, 2011
  • Dead Flesh by Tim O’Rourke: Read April 30, 2012
  • Kill Order, The by James Dashner (Maze Runner #0.5): Read July 31, 2012
  • Knifepoint by Alex Van Tol: Read February 15, 2011
  • Kult, The by Shaun Jeffrey: Read June 4, 2011

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  • Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson: Read September 4, 2011
  • Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The by Michelle Hodkin: Read October 9, 2011
  • Unbreakable Love by Angela Carling: Read January 8, 2012
  • Uncharted by Tracey Garvis-Graves: Read July 3, 2013
  • Unchosen Life, The by Danka V.: Read November 7, 2013
  • Undead by Kristy McKay (Undead #1): Read August 16, 2012
  • Undeadly by Michele Vail: Read November 11, 2012
  • Underworld, The by Jessica Sorenson: Read October 15, 2011
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly #1): Read November 27, 2011
  • Uninvited, The by Liz Jensen: Read December 27, 2012
  • Unlikely Allies by Tiffany King: Read September 2, 2012
  • Unnatural Law by Natasha Larry (Darwin’s Children #2): Read December 30, 2011
  • Unquiet, The by Jeannine Garsee: Read July 7, 2012
  • Unremembered by Jessica Brody (Unremembered #1): Read February 18, 2013
  • Unrequited Death by Tamara Rose Blodgett (Death #5): Read December 14, 2012
  • Unscathed by Tim O’Rourke and C.J. Pinard: Read October 27, 2013
  • Unspeakable by S.R. Johannes (The Natures of Grace #1.5): Read September 21, 2013
  • Unspoken by Sarah Brennan Rees (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan: Read September 13, 2012
  • Untraceable by S.R. Johannes (The Natures of Grace #1): Read September 21, 2013

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{January 2, 2014}   Books Reviewed: 2013

I beat my goal for 2013 and read 301 books for the year!  Below is the alphabetical list of books read along with their reviews.  Titles that begin with “the” can be found by using the first letter of next word in the title.

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  • Daring Young Man, The by Jane George (Mumbo Jumbo Circus #2): Read February 24, 2013
  • Dark Return by Taryn Browning (Seeker #2): Read February 4, 2013
  • Darla’s Story by Mike Mullin (Ashfall #0.5): Read December 12, 2013
  • Dead and Buried, The by Kim Harrington: Read July 8, 2013
  • Dead Ends by Erin Jade Lange: Read August 18, 2013
  • Dead Insider by Victoria Houston: Read June 11, 2013
  • Dead Lost by Tim O’Rourke (Kiera Husgon Series Two, #8): Read December 23, 2013
  • Dead Push by Tim O’Rourke (Kiera Hudson Series Two #7): Read August 6, 2013
  • Dead Water by Tim O’Rourke (Kiera Hudson Series Two #6): Read March 25, 2013
  • Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey: Read September 2, 2013
  • Decoy by S.B. Sebrick (Assassin’s Rising #1): Read August 1, 2013
  • Defy by Sara B. Larson (Defy #1)” Read December 13, 2013
  • Demonic Dora by Claire Chilton: Read June 23, 2013
  • Demonica by Will Davis: Read November 29, 2013
  • Destiny by P.T. Michelle (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3): Read November 16, 2013
  • Digging Crew, The by Nathalie Mallet: read October 5, 2013
  • Dinner, The by Herman Koch: Read Febray 5, 2013
  • Disconnected by A.K. Adles: Read March 20, 2013
  • Disturbing Bedtime Tales by Dean Wilkinson: Read June 10, 2013
  • Doodling by Jonathan Gould: Read November 18, 2013
  • Double Clutch by Liz Reinhardt (Brenna Blixen #1): Read December 14, 2013
  • Drawing the Circle by Jason Beineke (Blackstone #1): Read January 16, 2013
  • Dream Thieves, The by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #2): Read September 3, 2013

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  • I, Zombie by Jo Michaels: Read Devember 22, 2013
  • Identity Theft by John Abramowitz: Read April 8, 2013
  • If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch: Read March 6, 2013
  • Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand: Read March 8, 2013
  • Immortals by Ednah Walters (Runes #2): Read July 24, 2013
  • Imposter by Susanne Winnacker (Variants #1): Read December 8, 2013
  • In the Blood by Sara Hantz: Read November 5, 2013
  • In Too Deep by Coert Voorhees: Read July 4, 2013
  • In Wilder Lands by Jim Galford: Read March 25, 2013
  • Indebted by Alli Bowen (Beta Read—novel not out yet): Read July 29, 2013
  • Ink by Amanda Sun: Read June 17, 2013
  • Intuition by C.J. Omololu: Read June 19, 2013
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison: Read October 12, 2013
  • Iron Traitor, The by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2): Read September 28, 2013
  • Island, The by Jen Minkman: Read May 23, 2013

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  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Read November 19, 2013
  • Oubliette by Megg Jensen (Could Prophet Trilogy #2): Read March 20, 2013
  • Out of Sync by Amanda Humann: Read April 7, 2013
  • Outside by Shalini Boland (Outside #1): Read February 26, 2013

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  • Uncharted by Tracey Garvis-Graves: Read July 3, 2013
  • Unchosen Life, The by Danka V.: Read November 7, 2013
  • Unremembered by Jessica Brody (Unremembered #1): Read February 18, 2013
  • Unscathed by Tim O’Rourke and C.J. Pinard: Read October 27, 2013
  • Unspeakable by S.R. Johannes (The Natures of Grace #1.5): Read September 21, 2013
  • Untraceable by S.R. Johannes (The Natures of Grace #1): Read September 21, 2013

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  • Yellow by Tim O’Rourke (Sydney Hart #3): Read February 23, 2013


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{May 17, 2013}   Books Reviewed: 2011

I beat my goal for 2011 and read 367 books for the year!  Below is the alphabetical list of books read along with their reviews.  Titles that begin with “the” can be found by using the first letter of next word in the title:

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    • Jacked by Carrie Mac: Read March 9, 2011
    • Jackpot, The by David Kazzie: Read July 10, 2011
    • Just In Case by Meg Rosoff: Read January 6, 2011
    • Jungle Book, The by Rudyard Kipling: Read January 7, 2011

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    • Keening, The by LaFaye, A.: Read May 10, 2011
    • Khantara by Michelle Franklin (Vol. 1): Read December 4, 2011
    • Knifepoint by Alex Van Tol: Read February 15, 2011
    • Kult, The by Shaun Jeffrey: Read June 4, 2011

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Easy 2It’s finally here, folks!  Easy, by Tammara Webber, released early this morning and is now available for Kindle and Nook for just $3.99!  I cannot wait to get home this afternoon and begin reading it!  Check out the intense synopsis below and the beautiful cover, then pick up your copy today!

Never read a book by Tammara Webber? She’s amazing!  Check out all her other novels: Between the Lines, Where You Are, and Good For You by visiting either Goodreads, Amazon, or Barnes and Nobel!

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Synopsis: When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email.

Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more.

Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

Author Recommendation: Mature Young Adults (language, drinking, sexual situations)



Easy 2Tammara Webber has spent the last few months secretly working on her fourth book, a stand-alone novel that readers have been eagerly anticipating.  Today marks the reveal of the cover and synopsis of Easy, and with its beautiful cover and intriguing synopsis, its sure to be another hit, just like Webber’s riveting Between the Lines series!

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Synopsis:

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email.

Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more.

Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

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Intrigued?  Easy is slated to release in late May and, like many others, I cannot wait to read this book!



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