Nov 6, 2014

Blog Tour and Review-- When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King & Christina Lee

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Today’s premiere New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house. 

When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.

BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson 

Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams 

On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King 

Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.


In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans…

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Beneath Your Layers
Christina Lee/When We Met Anthology

I motioned for the bar. “Want me to get you a soda or a water?”
Chloe stared at me for another long moment before she said, “No, thanks.”
We listened to the next song quietly standing beside each other, lost in our own thoughts. Until she turned to me and said, “Truth or dare?”
“Dare,” I said, almost breathless. Given her mood, maybe she’d give me something good this time.
“Your turn, Blake,” she said. “Do something spontaneous.”
My fingers trembled from wanting to touch her so badly and all I could think about was doing just that.
“You sure that’s what you want?” I said, turning and backing her against the wall.
“Yes,” she breathed out.
“Something spontaneous or something I’ve been thinking about doing for days?” I said, my lips coming closer to hers. “Maybe weeks?”
Her breath caught. “It . . . it’s your call.”
My head swung forward, our foreheads practically touching. Fluttery breaths were escaping her lips. I place my arms on either side of her head and she bit down on her lip.
My heart thrashed in my chest and all I could think about was how desperate I was to kiss her, but how nervous I was to blow this opportunity.  
So I attempted to read her signals and they were definitely mixed. Her eyes flitted between panic and lust.
When I pinned my hip against hers, I could’ve sworn I heard a low moan in the back of her throat.
“Please,” she rasped out. “Please . . . don’t . . . Blake.”
My stomach was in my throat. Fuck, either I’d scared her or I’d been reading her wrong.
I leaned back to give her space, but her fingers suddenly skimmed across my waist, clenching my shirt and drawing me nearer.
“Don’t what?” I asked in confusion. She was so fucking messing with my head.
“Don’t . . .” She was panting now. “Don’t stop.”


Behind Her Eyes by A.L. Jackson

Three months after her world was crushed, Misha Crosse came back to the place she swore she wouldn’t. She knew she couldn’t give up her schooling just because of a guy; a guy who ruined her entire life.

“Never again would I allow myself to fall prey to a guy like that. Lesson learned-the hard way.”

Vowing never to let a guy take over her life again, she was going to brave through her school year, and hope no one mentions what happened. Too bad fate didn’t see it that way. She had no idea that the new guy next door was just the thing she didn’t think she needed.

Darryn Wild didn’t expect to be taken by Misha so quickly. Sure, he knew who she was, but he wasn’t ready for those eyes and that pouty mouth. With just a few words spoken between them, he knew he had to protect her from everything. He also knew he had to earn her trust. She had been broken, and he would give anything to fix her.

“God, I wanted her. Wanted to fix her and hold her and promise her I’d never let anyone hurt her. But she wouldn’t give me the chance.”

As they grow closer, Misha is able to let down her walls little by little. Darryn has gotten under her skin, and vice versa. But can they get past what happened to Misha? Can she finally trust another man?

“Maybe my boy-man-god really was my avenging angel. Darryn the Destroyer. Sent to rescue me. To slay all the beasts that had held me captive. I guess I really wanted a fairy tale, after all.”

I really enjoyed Misha and Darryn’s story. I kinda wish I had a picture book just so I could see that boy for myself! Hehe.

Who doesn’t love a story about redeeming your life? One that shows that you shouldn’t be scared to love again.

“I leaned in and placed a kiss, so soft I hope it spoke a thousand words that I wasn’t ready to say. Or maybe it was just three.”

Saving Me by Molly McAdams

“Every time he spoke, I had the craziest sense of déjà vu…Like we’d already had that same conversation before. None of it made sense. He didn’t make sense. But for the life of me I wanted to make sense out of what was pulling me to him.”

Indy hasn’t had it easy the past couple of years. The one thing she thought was going great was just waiting to break her heart. She wasn’t sure how to move on after the world seemed stacked against her. She turned to partying it up every weekend to forget everything. She had no clue that she had someone by her side through it all.

Kier lives next door. He keeps to himself and is very quiet. Not many notice him, but for some reason Indy can’t get him out of her mind. He’s in the back of her mind all the time, and she has no idea why. Reading this story, I wanted to know more about Kier! He was so sweet, yet so mysterious. I had to know his story.

“It is the weirdest feeling to have with someone I only know three things about.”
“Yes. Three things. Your name is Kier, you’re extremely quiet, and you’re the biggest puzzle I’ve ever tried to figure out.”

As their story unfolded, you saw how much these two needed one another. It wasn’t just Kier saving Indy from her troubles, it was them saving each other from the demons of the past. In true Molly form, the emotions everywhere, and I couldn’t help but to weep for these two.

Their past stories hurt me to my core, and I wanted nothing more than to see them rise up from the heartache. I almost wish that this story could continue because I didn’t want to let them go! What Kier does for Indy is heroic in my opinion. Love him!

“If I’m capable, I will save you every time, Indy. Believe that, if nothing else. I don’t need or expect anything in return. I’m doing this because it’s what you deserve and what I want to do for you.”

Fouling Out by Tiffany King

"When I decided to attend the same college as Dalton, I figured I was safe because the chances of us running into each other were pretty slim, and yet here we are."

Courtney Leighton spent her days in class and her nights waitressing at Gruby's. Being around all those rowdy men at night was not what she wanted, but it paid the bills. She also didn't like that that after eight years of being ignored, her past came walking in with a determination to know her again.

"Who would have ever thought she'd grow up to be such a knockout? As a matter of fact, the longer she stood in front of me, the cuter she was getting."

Dalton Thompson lives and breaths basketball. Being scouted by the NBA had him working his butt off. But with the pressure of his father, basketball also led him away from his best friend eight years ago. Seeing Courtney again wasn't in his game plan, but he couldn't turn away from her this time.

"What I didn't admit was that I wanted to be more than friends. Everything about Courtney appealed to me.
 I wanted to discover everything I'd missed over the last eight years."

I love stories of lost friendships/love. It's a familiar past, but also it gives the struggle of how to fit that person into the present. Courtney and Dalton were pulled apart when they were young and the loose ends were never mended. I loved the hard time that she gave him. It made the story seem so real and relatable. Dalton's determination was swoonworthy! He would stop at nothing to win her over.

"If I took the plunge, there was a chance it would leave my heart bleeding and broken on the rocks below. The kicker to the situation was that I did want to go out with him."

I really enjoyed their story, and it truly made me laugh with their banter back and forth. 
So good!

Beneath Your Layers by Christina Lee

"He frustrated the hell out of me, he also made my stomach do this weird flippy nervous thing. He was easy to dislike from a distance, but up close I felt vulnerable and probably acted like a silly little girl."

Chloe Brighton has a dream to work in the fashion world. She had an eye for design. Chloe worked for a local clothing store and her boss came up with a great idea for her final school project of the year. She asked Chloe to make a pop-up shop for a upcoming event and knew just the guy to help her with the construction...Her nephew, Blake. Problem was, Chloe couldn't stand being around him...Or could she.

"Something about her made me want to dig deep, to find out what she was really made of. There had to be a different person- a decent, compassionate person- under all that restraint."

Blake Davis hasn't had a good past few years. His personal life has really taken a toll and now he has to help the one girl that ironically shares the same distaste for him as he does for her. With her nose stuck in the air and her constant post-it note taking, how he possibly work side by side with her? Maybe he can just work and not be distracted by her, right?

"You're like a canvas that needs to be studied.Your lips and eyes and how you style your hair--even down to those sexy heels you wear. You're like a work of art."

The attraction between these two could be felt through the pages! The more they couldn't stand each other, the more they couldn't stop looking. They were opposites end of a magnet that were meant to be connected. 

"Truth is--you turn me on so much. It's hard not to think about...touching you again. For whatever that's worth."
"Blake. I've never been kissed like that before. For whatever that's worth."
"Ah, hell."

Let me just say that the game of "Truth or Dare" could change someone's life. Between the hazelnut coffees, the love of classic movies and theatre, and the sudden change of heart, this story had it all. I truly loved seeing Chole and Blake struggle between what's real and what's expected. Wonderful!

"Close your eyes and stop thinking. Just feel. Don't worry about later or tomorrow. This is me and you. Just here and now."

About the Authors

A.L. Jackson:

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Come to Me Quietly, Come to Me Softly, Pulled, When We Collide, and If Forever Comes.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student.  She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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Molly McAdams:

Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.

Come be my friend!


USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iPhone and iPad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.
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Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son--her two favorite guys. 

She's addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job. 

Author of the Between Breaths series from Penguin. ALL OF YOU, BEFORE YOU BREAK and WHISPER TO ME available now, PROMISE ME THIS on October 7th, 2014. 

Also Adult contemporary romance TWO OF HEARTS coming from Peguin/NAL on May 5th 2015.

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