Books, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Nearly Gone and Take Me On

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!


Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

Hardcover, 388 pages
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Release Date: March 25th, 2014
ISBN# 9780803739260
Page: 72

I wondered the same thing. Why had I come? I wasn’t close to Emily. And I didn’t owe her any favors. I should have minded my own business. Too late now.





Take Me On by Katie McGarry

Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: May 27th, 2014
ISBN# 9780373211180
Page: 226

My eyes shoot to hers and she steadily holds my gaze. She knows. Dear God, she knows.


Books, Waiting On Wednesday, YA

“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Take Me On

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


Take Me On (Pushing the Limits, #4) by Katie McGarry

Hardcover, 544 pages
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
ISBN: 9780373211180
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can’t stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she’d stay away from. Yet he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help.

West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it’s his fault his family is falling apart. He can’t change the past, but maybe he can change Haley’s future.

Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they’ll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.

There are oh so many reasons why I love books by Katie McGarry. Chief among them being that I love the way she writes teenage characters. For me, they always come across so pitch perfect in the way they sound and the way they behave. I like that all the stories are interconnected, but you don’t have to necessarily read them in order. Each couple stands by themselves for the most part, and I love that. I’m looking forward to seeing more of West, because previously I wasn’t so sure I liked him very much. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to see from his perspective. McGarry also does her romances really well. In some, you can practically feel the steam rising off the page, and I’m hoping this is no exception!