Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt’s TIES



We are so excited to have Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt joining the InkSlinger PR family. They recently just released TIES, a new novel in their Lengths series. It is a companion novel and not a sequel, which means it can be read as a standalone.

AND…Here’s the exciting news! Right now TIES and LIMITS from the Lengths Series are on sale for just $.99! Have you been wanting to try this unbelievable series? Now’s the time to jump on it!

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About TIES:

When a shiny new convertible arrives for her twenty-first birthday, Hattie Beckett has had enough of her absent dad trying to buy a place in her life. It’s time for him to face her–or get out of her life forever.

She tosses some clothes in a bag, looks up her father’s last known address, and sets her GPS for Silver Stand, California.

When she arrives at a beach-bum paradise that’s totally foreign to her New England upbringing and finds nothing but an empty lot where her dad maybe once lived, her immediate instinct is to pack up her car and head right back to Connecticut.

But she also finds… Deo. The half-brother she never knew she had. He and his hippy-dippy mom insist that Hattie stick around—at least for the summer. And with all of her friends spending the summer abroad, what else does she have to do?

Her ideas about family are blown wide open as Deo and Marigold pull her in with their charm and love. But there’s still a huge question mark where her dad is concerned, and that question mark definitely looms over her ideas about love and relationships.

When Hattie meets Ryan, the college dropout turned competitive sailor, her perspective flips with her heart. Like it or not, Hattie is falling fast and hard for Ryan… even if it’s the last thing that she expected – and the last thing her newly found brother wants for her.

The Authors

Steph Campbell

Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now calls Southwest Louisiana home. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession.

Steph’s works include Delicate, Grounding Quinn and Beautiful Things Never Last; My Heart for Yours and My Fate for Yours (with Jolene Perry); A Toast to the Good Times (with Liz Reinhardt) and the bestselling new adult LENGTHS series with Liz Reinhardt: Lengths, Depths, Limits, Ties & Riptides.


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Liz Reinhardt was born and raised in the idyllic beauty of northwest NJ. A move to the subtropics of coastal Georgia with her daughter and husband left her with a newly realized taste for the beach and a bloated sunscreen budget. Right alongside these new loves is her old, steadfast affection and longing for bagels and the fast-talking foul mouths of her youth.

She loves Raisinettes, even if they aren’t really candy, the Oxford comma, movies that are hilarious or feature zombies, any and all books, but especially romance (the smarter and hotter, the better), the sound of her daughter’s incessantly wise and entertaining chatter, and watching her husband work on cars in the driveway.

She is the author of the Brenna Blixen series (Double Clutch, Junk Miles, Slow Twitch), the Youngblood series (Fall Guy, Perfectly Unmatched), and co-writes with the awesome Steph Campbell in the Lengths series (Lengths, Depths, Limits, Ties, Riptides).


Courtney Cole’s IF YOU LEAVE Blog Tour & Release Day Launch

It’s time for Courtney Cole’s IF YOU LEAVE Release Day Launch and Blog Tour!!! We are so excited to bring you this tour and launch. Please see below for the schedule of the blog tour and release day launch, as well as all of the information about IF YOU LEAVE and Courtney Cole!



Blog Tour Schedule

August 5th

The Autumn Review-Excerpt and Review

August 6th

Morning After A Good Book-Review

RELEASE LAUNCH DAY (See below for more information)

August 7th

BookNerds Anonymous-Review
Globug & Hootie Needs A Book-Guest Post and Review

August 8th

The Boyfriend Bookmark-Author Interview and Review

August 9th

3 Chicks & Their Books-Review
#BookNerd-Guest Post and Review

August 10th

Shh Mom’s Reading-Review

August 11th

Hesperia Loves Books-Excerpt and Review
Paulette’s Papers-Guest Post and Review

August 12th

The Book Rat-Guest Post

August 13th

Mundie Moms Guilty Pleasures-Excerpt

August 14th

MangaManiacCafe-Character Interview

August 15th

Harlequin Junkie-Author Interview

August 16th

Books With Bite-Excerpt

August 17th

Novel Thoughts Blog-Character Interview

August 18th

Justin’s Book Blog-Spotlight

August 19th

All Romance Reviews-Review
A Life Bound By Books-Character Interview and Review

August 20th

I Read Indie-Review
Love N Books-Excerpt

August 21st

Books Over Boys-Excerpt and Review
Into the Hall of Books-Guest Post and Review

August 22nd

The Bookish Babe-Review
I Heart Big Books-Character Interview and Review

August 23rd

Book Bitches Blog-Guest Post and Review
Readers Live 1000 Lives-Review

August 24th

Just a Booklover-Character Interview and Review

August 25th

I Love Indie Books-Excerpt and Review
Tiffany Talks Books-Review

Release Day Launch

Refreshingly Riki

Tiffany Talks Books

City of Books

Contagious Reads

Ramblings From This Chick

Tangled Up In Books

Stuck In YA Books

Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance

Roxy Kade


Paperbook Princess

Bibliophile Mystery

Books Over Boys

Happily Ever {Book} Hungover

Talk Supe

Into the Hall of Books

Please Another Book


Reader Girls

A Diary Of A Book Addict

Into the Night Reviews

Ladybug Storytime

Book Bitches Blog

Books, Coffee and Wine

Reviews by Tammy & Kim


Brianna Lee Book Reviews

HEA Book Shelf

SassyCat’s Books Review


The Book Cafe

All Romance Reviews

I Read Indie

Reads and Thoughts

Hackaroo’s Reviews

Random girl book blog

Books Complete Me

A Life Bound By Books

Book Nerds Anonymous

A Dream Within A Dream

Loverly’s Book Blog

Burning Impossibly Bright

Fic Talk

I Love Indie Books

Books Books Books

Live Read and Breathe

Reading Lark After Dark


IF YOU LEAVE Synopsis:

26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can’t get past, he needs someone who can help him heal…even if he doesn’t realize it.

25-year old Madison Hill doesn’t need anybody…or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents’ messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there’s no way in hell that she’s ever letting that happen to her.

They don’t know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.

But Gabriel’s got a secret, a hidden monster that he’s afraid Maddy could never overcome… And Maddy’s got issues that she’s afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they’ve got demons to fight.

And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly.

Courtney Cole Bio:

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

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Heather Lyons’ A MATTER OF FATE Blog Tour

AMOH Blog TourAnother fantastic release is coming up this week! A MATTER OF HEART by Heather Lyons, a spectacular mature YA/NA novel, is having it’s book birthday on Tuesday, June 25th! You don’t want to miss this series if you haven’t started it yet. It is sure to knock  your socks off! See below for the blog tour schedule, the blogs taking part in the release day launch, all of the information you need about the title and author, AND a giveaway!

June 24th

Natasha is a Book Junkie

June 25th

Tsk Tsk What to Read

RELEASE LAUNCH DAY (See below for more information)

June 26th

Vilma’s Book Blog

June 27th

Kaidan’s Seduction

June 28th

Shawna’s Survey

June 29th

Cocktails & Books

June 30th

The Road is You

Julyl 1st

Confessions from Romaholics

July 2nd

Brianna Lee Reviews

July 3rd

Lovin Los Libros

July 4th

The Book HookUp

July 5th

A Bookish Escape

July 6th

Paperbook Princess Blog

July 7th

Christine Palmer


Blogs Taking Part in the Release Day Launch

A Diary Of A Book Addict

Vilma’s Book Blog

Brianna Lee Book Reviews

I Heart YA Books

Tyhada Reads

Cristina’s Book Reviews

where fantasy meets reality

Andrea Heltsley Books

Simply Sarah’s Corner



No longer in high school, Chloe Lilywhite is now living and working in Annar, the Magicals’ city-state plane of existence. Since moving, she’s joined the Council, gone on missions with the Guard, moved into her own apartment, and enrolled at the University of Annar. Plus, she’s happily engaged to be married to Jonah Whitecomb, the literal man from her dreams, not to mention her Connection. While she still struggles with aspects of her craft, Chloe feels like she’s finally coming into her own, especially after a difficult year that had her questioning nearly everything in her life.

After a brutal attack by the Elders, her life is turned upside down once more. Accusations fly throughout the Council and Guard, forcing Chloe to confront her worst fears about what’s she’s capable of as a Creator. And then there’s the matter of Kellan Whitecomb, Jonah’s twin brother and Chloe’s ex, who resurfaces after disappearing months before. Although Chloe chose Jonah, and despite their best efforts, the two find it hard to stay away from one another.

But no matter what Fate throws at her, Chloe is determined to take charge of her life, even as it begins to spiral out of control.

A MATTER OF HEART is book 2 in the Fate Series, a mature Young Adult/New Adult fantasy.

Author Bio:

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.



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Alessandra Thomas’s SUBJECT TO CHANGE

StC Blog Tour


This week begins the blog tour for Alessandra Thomas’s New Adult Contemporary Romance, SUBJECT TO CHANGE! The second book in the Picturing Perfect series, this amazing novel releases this Tuesday, June 25th. See below for the blog tour schedule and all of the sites taking part in release day launch on the 25th as well.

June 24th

Ticket to Anywhere

June 25th

Babbling of a Bookaholic
Shawna’s Survey
RELEASE LAUNCH DAY (See below for more information)

June 26th

Rotten Apple Reads

June 27th

The Secret Book Brat

June 28th

A Life Bound By Books
Lovin Los Libros

June 29th

BookNerds Anonymous

June 30th

Diary of a Book Addict
Whirlwind Books

Julyl 1st

Into the Hall of Books
TarHeel Bibliobabe

July 2nd

All Romance Reviews

July 3rd

In Between
Always YA at Heart

July 4th

A Novel Affair
Waves of Fiction

July 5th

I Heart Big Books
Stuck in Books

July 6th

Shh Mom’s Reading
Cocktails & Books

July 7th

Book Bitches Blog
My Crazy Book Obsession

StC RDL Button

Blogs Taking Part in the Release Day Launch

Into the Hall of Books


Cocktails and Books

Starbucks & Books Obsession

A Diary Of A Book Addict

Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance

Book Reader Chronicles

Talk Supe

The YA Bookshelf

Stuck In YA Books

Refreshingly Riki


Brianna Lee Book Reviews

I Heart YA Books

The Book Life

Liezel’s Book Blog

Tiffany Talks Books

Hesperia Loves Books

Fic Talk

All Romance Reviews

Tyhada Reads

A Life Bound By Books

Book Nerds Anonymous

globug and  hootie need a book

Oops! I Read A Book Again

A Novel Affair [book blog]



Joey made her dad a deathbed promise that she would become a doctor, and dedicate herself to fighting the very cancer that took his life. There’s just one problem -three years into her pre-med classes, she’s struggling to stay on top of the curve, let alone prove she’s dazzling enough to earn a spot in an Ivy League medical school. In a Hail Mary move, she throws a basic Business 101 class into her semester schedule, banking on a perfect score to boost her GPA.

That is, until she’s paired for a final project with Hawk, the bartending, motorbike-riding, gorgeously bedheaded loser who falls asleep in class and communicates in one-word sentences.

Hawk does whatever he wants, whenever he wants, which sets Joey on edge – in every possible way. As they get to know each other, her urge to scream at him is curbed only by her fantasies of tearing his clothes off. Soon those fantasies become reality, and Joey realizes Hawk makes her feel more fully herself than any of the rich boys her mother and sorority sisters approve of.

But the promise to her father hangs over her head, and the harder Joey tries to succeed in her chosen career, the faster everything falls into a hopeless tailspin of bad grades, broken promises and guilt. It doesn’t help to have Hawk sitting like a devil on her shoulder, insisting she should be free to live however she wants to live – like he does.

The only thing Joey knows is that her neatly organized life is crushing her – and Hawk’s bad attitude might be the only thing that can save her.

Author Bio:

Alessandra Thomas is a New Adult writer who swears she was in her twenties yesterday. Since she’s not, she spends her time looking back on her college years fondly, and writing sexy stories about guys and girls falling in love and really living life for the first time. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a spoonful of ice cream in one hand and the newest New Adult release in the other.



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OTS Blog Tour

We are so thrilled to announce the blog tour for Adam Kunz’s ONE TINY SECRET. The tour will be taking place from June 16-June 22 and is filled with amazing stops of author interviews, interviews with characters, guest posts, and excerpts. Stop by and see who Adam would cast as his characters and find out what songs he would suggest for the ONE TINY SECRET playlist. Don’t miss this extremely exciting week!

Blog Tour Schedule:

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**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for 17+ due to language, violence, and sexual content.
Just one tiny secret has the potential to ruin everything.
Being the daughter of the sheriff in a small town like Holden Ridge means that eighteen-year-old Danielle “Dani” Marks’ life is under constant surveillance. She’s made a habit of staying under the radar by being a floater among social circles at school, which has kept her out of trouble—until now.
After a missing persons case stirs up the entire town, Dani finds herself caught right in the middle of the scandal. When she’s labeled a possible suspect, things quickly go from bad to worse. The sudden return of her old flame, Parker Reed, manages to make her whole situation even more complicated.
When an elusive unknown person begins to blackmail Dani by threatening to reveal her deepest secrets, Dani refuses to play along. That is, until the person’s actions take a violent turn. Holden Ridge loses its sense of quaint town security, and Dani is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Who can she trust when anyone around her could be a suspect?
One thing’s for certain though: Never underestimate the power of one tiny secret.
Adam Kunz Bio:

Adam Kunz is the A part of the mother and son author duo C.A. Kunz. Growing up, he always had a fondness for R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series. So, it was a no brainer when he decided to write his own novel that it’d be a thrilling mystery with a dash of horror, and some romance thrown in for good measure. When he’s not busy writing, Adam enjoys his job at a theme park in Orlando, Florida as a décor consultant. This job brings him face to face with all sorts of nightmarish creatures, especially when he decorates the haunted houses for the park’s annual Halloween event. It’s been said by many that his addiction to Starbucks coffee will most likely be his downfall later in life.


Blog Tour: PICTURE PERFECT by Alessandra Thomas

Picture Perfect - High ResolutionI am so excited to announce the upcoming Blog Tour and Release Day Launch for Alessandra Thomas’s PICTURE PERFECT! This book is amazing, and I just know you are going to love it. InkSlinger PR and the InkSlinging Blogs are throwing another beast of a Blog Tour and Release Day Launch. See below for the schedule of both and the synopsis of PICTURE PERFECT! Then make sure you stop by all of the InkSlinging Blogs on their designated days and enter to win one of the two signed copies and two eBook copies of PICTURE PERFECT that we’ll be giving away. It’s going to be amazing, and you don’t want to miss it!

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Blog Tour

March 25th

I Love Lady Porn-Excerpt & Review
The Book Goddess-Interview & Review

March 26th

RELEASE LAUNCH DAY (See below for more information)

March 27th

Globug & Hootie-Guest Post
Into the Hall of Books-Review

March 28th

Bound by Books-Interview
Defiantly Deviant-Review

March 29th

Chick Loves Lit-Excerpt
The Romance Bookie-Review

March 30th

Enticed by Books-Review
Magnet 4 Books-Guest Post

March 31st

#BookNerd-Guest Post
Bookworm’s Multiverse-Interview

April 1st

ReaderGirls-Excerpt & Review
Anna’s Romantic Reads-Guest Post & Review

April 2nd

Books Over Boys-Guest Post
Just A BookLover-Character Interview & Reivew

April 3rd

The Bookish Babe-Guest Post & Review
Always YA at Heart-Interview & Review

April 4th

In Between Reading and Writing-Review
Once Upon A Twilight-Guest Post

April 5th

FicTalk-Interview & Review
Dazzled by Books-Guest Post & Review

April 6th

Book Bitches Blog-Excerpt & Review
My Guilty Obsession-Guest Post & Review

April 7th

A Book Lover’s Review-Review
Babbling of a Bookaholic-Character Interview & Review

Release Day Launch

Stuck in YA Books
Bookmarks, Spoilers, and Happily Ever Afters
The Reading Date
My Book Muse
Brittany Blabs Books
For the Love of Film and Novels
Random Girl Book Blog
BookNerds Anonymous
Book Addicted AA
Jessie Harrell
Waves of Fiction
BookNerds Across America
Snuggling on the Sofa
Becca Watson
Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands
Total Bookaholic
The Book Pixie
Roxy Kade


Fashion design major Cat Mitchell has a closet full of gorgeous clothes – and not a single thing fits. After two years of runway modeling for easy cash, an accident shattered her lower leg bone and her self-esteem in just one swift fall. Ten months of no exercise, prescription steroids, comfort eating and yoga pants meant returning to campus as a size twelve instead of her former size two. When her gorgeous long-time friend with benefits sees her for the first time after her accident and snubs her in front of all her friends, Cat’s self-image hits rock bottom. Her sorority sisters all insist that she looks gorgeous, but all Cat sees is the roll of her stomach when she sits down, or the dimpling at the back of her thighs that wasn’t there last year. Cat’s therapist prescribes something radical to stop the downward spiral – nude modeling for a nearby college’s human form drawing classes. When Cat faces her fears and bares it all for the class, she realizes that she’s posing naked in front the most gorgeous, buffest guy she’s ever seen in her life. He asks her out after the class, and after one steamy night together, Cat’s absolutely smitten.

Nate’s pretty close to perfect – he takes Cat rock climbing when he discovers that it makes her feel strong and becomes a great chef after he learns that the perfect pesto sauce makes her swoon. Cat starts to feel like her old self again – confident and beautiful – as long as Nate’s around. Even when he discourages her from entering the Real Woman Project, a design competition for plus-sized apparel, she reasons that he’s just trying to prevent old body image wounds from splitting wide open again. But when Cat goes home with Nate for Thanksgiving, she discovers something shocking from his recent past that proves that he hasn’t always been so encouraging of women of all shapes and sizes. Cat has no idea what to think, but she does know one thing – this might destroy their relationship before it’s even had a chance to get off the ground.

Before Cat can figure out whether the real Nate is the sensitive, adoring guy she fell in love with, or an undercover asshole, she’ll have to finally feel comfortable in her own skin – even if it means leaving him forever.


IF YOU STAY & Courtney Cole-New York Times Best Seller List

ifyoustayPlease give InkSlinger PR author, Courtney Cole, a huge congratulations for hitting #9 on the New York Times Best Seller List this week for her title, IF YOU STAY! I am thrilled to get to walk alongside Courtney on this journey and so proud of her and this title. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly encourage you to go get it!

New Authors join the InkSlinger PR Family

I am thrilled to give an update on InkSlinger authors and announce new authors that have joined the InkSlinger PR family over the past couple of months. They are full of awesome and have written such amazing books. I cannot wait for you to read them. Check out what Amanda Havard, K.A. Tucker, Courtney Cole, Morgan Wylie, Amy Evans, and Alyssa Rose Ivy have going on!

Point of Origin

Amanda Havard is one of those authors that keeps you guessing and wondering about just where her books are going to go. You make up conspiracy theories and you are always wrong. Her Young Adult series, THE SURVIVORS, will keep you asking for more. The second book, POINT OF ORIGIN, released in 2012. We will be revealing the cover to Book 3, coming Summer 2013, soon! Right now, you can go enter to win some goodies from Amanda HERE!

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K.A. Tucker is an author with Young Adult and New Adult titles out right now. Her newest release, TEN TINY BREATHS, has taken the literary community by storm. So much so that Atria (Simon & Schuster) took notice too. K.A. has signed a 4 book deal with Atria! The second title, ONE TINY LIE, will be releasing later this year. If you haven’t read TEN TINY BREATHS, go pick it up now. I’m about to start setting up the TEN TINY BREATHS blog tour!


Courtney Cole is lighting up the BestSelling charts on Amazon and Barnes & Noble right now. Her new release, IF YOU STAY, is sitting in the Top 10 on Amazon and the Top 20 on Barnes & Noble right now! This book is raw, gritty and delicious. Courtney is another author with multiple titles out there for you. We’re in the middle of IF YOU STAY’s blog tour right now!

Morgan Wylie

Morgan is a Young Adult author. Her debut novel is going to knock your socks off! I can’t wait for you to see the cover of the novel (coming soon!) and read what I have read. It is haunting and beautiful. You are going to love it. A cover reveal is coming soon!!


Alyssa Rose Ivy is a seasoned author who is working on a couple of New Adult titles to add to her collection. I’m enthralled with her books and with her! If you haven’t read anything by her yet. Go out and get her books! We’re going to be setting up blog tours and reveals very soon for some upcoming projects. Be on the lookout!


Amy Evans is an upcoming Young Adult author writing THE DOLPHIN PROPHECY series. This series is a YA thriller full of romance and magical environmentalism. It will grab you in unexpected ways. You will find yourself rooting for each of the characters, falling in love with the love story, and intrigued by the ins and outs of the society Amy has created. We’re planning a cover reveal for the first book right now!

Blog Tour: IF YOU STAY by Courtney Cole

ifyoustayI am so excited to announce the upcoming Blog Tour and Release Day Launch for Courtney Cole’s IF YOU STAY! This book completely knocked my socks off, and I just know you are going to love it. InkSlinger PR and the InkSlinging Blogs are throwing a beast of a Blog Tour and Release Day Launch. See below for the schedule of both and the synopsis of IF YOU STAY! Then make sure you stop by all of the InkSlinging Blogs on their designated days and enter to win one of the five signed copies of IF YOU STAY that we’ll be giving away. It’s going to be amazing, and you don’t want to miss it!


February 11th

The Bookish Brunette-Interview
Book Briefs-Interview with Pax’s Dad

February 12th

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH (See below for more details)

February 13th

Globug & Hootie
Always YA at Heart-Interview

February 14th

Books Over Boys-Guest Post
Book Whisperer-Guest Post

February 15th

Bound by Books-Interview with Mila
Insightful Minds-Guest Post

February 16th

Novel Thoughts Blog-Excerpt
Magnet 4 Books-Interview

February 17th

I Love Indie Books-Interview
Stuck in YA Books-Guest Post

February 18th

3 Chicks & Their Books-Excerpt
Crazy Book Chicks-Interview with Pax

February 19th

I Read Indie-Top 10 Interview
Hackaroo Reviews-Guest Post

February 20th

The Life of Fiction-Review
Total Bookaholic-Interview

February 21st

Reader Girls-Interview
The Autumn Review-Guest Post

February 22nd

Book Hook-Up-Interview
Books, Books, Books-Excerpt


I Love Indie Books
Hackaroo Reviews
The Autumn Review
A Good Addiction
Bound By Books
The Bookish Babe
Insightful Minds
I Read Indie
Book Blogger Mom
Ladybug Storytime
The Book Goddess
Dream Within A Dream
Madison Says
Totally Booked
Whirlwind Books
Roxy Kade
Defiantly Deviant
The Love of Film & Novels
Book Nerd
Vamp and Stuff
Shhhh…Mom’s Reading
Mostly YA Book Obsessed
Moosubi Reviews

IF YOU STAY Synopsis:

24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole.


He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match.

But he’s got his reasons.

His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count.

As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect façade.

So he slipped far, far from it.

Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right?


And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila.

Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.

When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness.

But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it.

He knows that. And he’s working on it.

But is that enough to make her stay?

**Warning -Contains sex and violence**