REVIEW BY BRANDY! WAITING ON FOREVER BY ASHLEY WILCOX (@ashleywilcox55, #AtomrTours)

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Title: Waiting on Forever

Author: Ashley Wilcox

Release date: April 29, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: Adult

Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17205995-waiting-on-forever

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr1tfcZioX8

 

Blurb:

College.

Parties, sororities and getting drunk.

Oh, yeah. And learning.

This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett. College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school. When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom. Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.

Matthew Jacobs.

Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend. Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be heard because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none.
When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.

Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?

Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?

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Review:

This was a good and quick read!  There is always something about the bookworm girl getting the hot jock that makes my bookworm tendencies quiver!  I have to admit that it was a bit predictable in some spots but I did enjoy it.  I kept waiting for Matt to be more of a jerk or to have some major flaws.  The one thing I would have liked to see was him talking to her about a relationship.  That was a little caveman act to me.  I feel in college a mutual understanding should take place and not an assumption.

All in all, this is good love story with a happy ever after.  If you are looking for a cute and loveable book, this is the one for you! 

Author Info:

WAITINGAUTHOR

Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all. But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days. Yes, three books in three days.I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head.I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born.The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.

 Author Links:

 http://www.ashleywilcoxauthor.com/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ashley-Wilcox-Author/534100859949004
https://twitter.com/ashleywilcox55

BOSTON CHARITY BOOK GIVEAWAY! #ATOMR

Boston Charity Book Giveaway

We are helping to spread the word about  this amazing book giveaway that was created to aid the victims and families of the 2013 Boston Marathon Attack. Many best-selling authors have donated books  in response to this cause. The books are grouped into bundle packs and a winner will be selected randomly through Rafflecopter for each bundle. Visit the book giveaway site for more details and how to enter.

If you do not want to enter to win a bundle, please feel free to make a donation using this link. It will take you directly to the organization donation site.

The auction will run from April 21-April 30th.

 

Book Bundle #1

In the Name of Love

SIGNED copies of:

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Easy by Tammara Webber

Fallen Too Far & Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

FATE by Elizabeth Reyes

CRUSH by Nicole Williams

Disastrous by EL Montes

 

Book Bundle #2

Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

SIGNED copies of:

Slammed & Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

What a Boy Wants, What a Boy Needs and Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn

Sleep My Child by Eyvonna Rains
ebooks: Shark Bait & The Other Fish in the Sea by Jenn Cooksey

 

Book Bundle #3

Just the Way You Are

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Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase

Inhale Exhale by Sarah Ross

Destined to Change by Lisa Harley

Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley

Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

 

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I Walk the Line

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The Thoughtless Series by SC Stephens

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Until I Break by M. Leighton-ARC

Collide by Gail McHugh

 

Book Bundle #5

Stand By Me

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Love Unscripted & Love Unrehearsed by Tina Reber

Collide by Gail McHugh

Love Em’ or Leave Em’ by Angie Stanton

On The Island byTracey Garvis-Graves

 

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand

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Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

Naked, All In by Raine Miller

Collide by Gail McHugh

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Superstition

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Awaken and Avenged by Sarah Ross

Darkride and Crossfire by Laura Bradley Rede

 

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Whole Lotta Love

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Fall Guy & Perfectly Unmatched by Liz Reinhardt

Lengths & Depths by Steph Campbell

Charade & Freeing Carter by Nyrae Dawn

Destined to Change by Lisa Harley

A Prior Engagement by SL Scott

 

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Maybe I’m Amazed

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A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

Inescapable, Intuition, Indebted and Incendiary by Amy Bartol

 

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Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

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The Proposition and The Proposal by Katie Ashley

Chocolate Lovers Series by Tara Sivec

His Perfect Passion and The Undoing of a Libertine by Raine Miller

 

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RELEASE WEEK EVENT AND GIVEAWAY! DATE ME (THE KEATYN CHRONICLES #3) BY JILLIAN DODD (@JillianDodd, #Atomrtours)

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Title:  Date Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #3)           

Author:  Jillian Dodd

Release date:  Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Genre: Romance

Age Group:  Young Adult/New Adult

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16173484-date-me

Event organized by: AToMR Tours

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Blurb:

I’m not scripting my life anymore.

I’m living it.

I’m done with the God of all Hotties.

I’m going to give my heart to the boy who I think deserves it.

The boy whose kisses are hotter than molten lava.

The boy who offered me the key to his heart.

The boy who asked me to Homecoming in a big, sexy way.

 

There are so many things to look forward to.

Parties at the Cave. Homecoming festivities. Drama Tryouts. Shopping trips to NY.

But things aren’t always as perfect as they seem.

I find out that my best friend has been keeping a secret from me.

Not that I can blame him. 

I have secrets too.

But, for now, I’m going to pretend I’m just a normal girl.

I’m going to pretend he’s not still out there.

I’m going to pretend he’s not getting desperate.

I’m going to pretend I’ll never see him again.

But, I will.

Excerpt:

After dinner, he parks his car down by the field house and leads me out onto the big green commons ground, where we played football and he kissed me in the grass.

My heels are sinking into the damp grass and I’m worrying about ruining the suede when he says, “This is where I first laid eyes on you.”

“No, it’s not. We met at dinner, when you said Riley was a cheap imitation of the real thing.”

He scrunches up his nose. Kisses me. “You tease me about the worse kiss ever, but you’re lucky I even talked to you. You were so mean.”

I laugh. “You were a jerk and, besides, I apologized.”

“Still, this is where I first saw you. When you stole the soccer ball from me.”

I remember that day so vividly. Like it was a scene out of a movie. I felt free and fearless. I could’ve never done something like that at my old school.

I glance over at the goal. The spot where I first saw Aiden.

I can still feel that instant connection.

But I’ve learned that instant connections aren’t enough. Sparks aren’t enough.

My mom always says that life is about the choices you make. And I know that I’ve made the right choice. The smart decision.

Because I’m here with Dawson.

“You didn’t have a shirt on that day. I thought you were gorgeous.”

“I thought you were crazy.” He laughs and grabs a piece of my hair, twirling it lightly on his finger. “Crazy, but hot. So, Keatie, will you be my girlfriend?” His big brown eyes glitter in the moonlight.

Our relationship has been all backwards. Bad first impressions. Bad manners. Bad kisses. Sex way too soon. My supposed rebound could have gone horribly wrong in so many ways.

But it hasn’t. It’s been better than I could have scripted.

“I’d love to be your girlfriend, Dawson.”

He undoes the necklace. I turn around and lift my hair up, while he clasps the key to his heart around my neck.

Of course, once he has it clasped he attacks my neck with his mouth.

Author Info:

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Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy.

She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

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Links:

website:  www.jilliandodd.net

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GIVEAWAY:

(1) eBook copy of DATE ME (The Keatyn Chronicles, #3). Books will be gifted from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Open International.  TO ENTER, LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW WITH A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS!  WINNER WILL BE PICKED ON APRIL 18TH!