Friday, July 11, 2014

Turning Home (A Small Town Novel, Book #1) by Stephanie Nelson with Giveaway, Book Trailer & Review

Turning Home
A Small Town Novel
Book 1
Stephanie Nelson
Genre: New Adult
Date of Publication: Feb 18, 2014
Cover Artist: Once Upon a Time Covers

Book Description: 
When Brooke Kingsley finally captures the interest of her four-year crush-Dylan Crawford-her world turns upside down. Feeling alive for the first time, Brooke decides to spend her last three days of summer with Dylan and discovers there's more to him than the rumors being whispered all over town. The problem is, Brooke's father doesn't want his daughter anywhere near the blue-collar bad boy.

As Brooke leaves for college, she'll realize that some boys aren't easy to forget.
Dylan Crawford has hated the Roseville Snobs his whole life, but one particular Snob has captured his eye-Brooke Kingsley. He knows he should stay away from her, but willpower has never been his strong suit. Soon Brooke is all he can think about. When she leaves for school, Dylan tries to move on with other girls, but the memory of Brooke taunts him. There's an undeniable pull to the very girl he's been warned to stay away from.

When tragedy strikes the Kingsley household, secrets are uncovered. Brooke and Dylan must decide if what they feel for each other is strong enough to conquer their families' dark past.

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My Review: 4 1/2 stars
This was a really good read. I loved the characters and who they really were as people. This one one of those good girl / bad boy, rich girl / poor boy stories. I loved that is really got in and told the reality of Dylan and Brooke. Brooke may have money, but she really needs love. Real love, not money to buy her love. Dylan is the bad boy here, but with a heart of gold. He takes care of his little sister and his family because they're important to him. Brooke and Dylan have that spark, the something special between them. Things between them aren't easy, so they have to decide if the fight is worth it. I say it so is! Brooke and Dylan have everything against them, their families, their friends and a secret. I am really pulling for them to stay together. This is the first in a series, so I'll have to wait for the second book and the rest of Dylan and Brooke's story to find out what happens. I will say I'm not very good at waiting. This was a very good start to a series, and I really enjoyed reading it. I'm anticipating the next book... Stephanie did a fantastic job with this one, it was well written and I completely fell in love with both Dylan and Brooke. 

About the Author: 

This may be my least favorite part about writing a book. You guys may be surprised to learn that I am the most boring person you’ll ever meet. The most interesting thing about me is that I write books, most of the time in my pajamas and jacked up on caffeine.

I began writing six years ago for fun and published my first book in 2012. Since then, my hobby has become my job and I love every second of it. I live in Illinois, in the country where I’m surrounded by corn and soybean fields. When I manage to escape my office, I enjoy fishing, spending time with my family and playing Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong. Yes, I’m a huge video game nerd.

Twitter: @stephnel1

Tour giveaway
2 prize packs featuring A signed paperback copy of Turning Home, bookmarks, postcards and a $25 Amazon giftcard.  Open to US Shipping

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