EEEEK!! I'm so excited for this. Ugh.. Okay, I need to calm myself down *inhales and brings hands down slowly*. OK, done! Now, now.. A few months ago I read this fabulous novel Back to You by this very talented author Priscilla Glenn. I'm forever grateful for Jenni @ Alluring Reads for recommending it. It was truly uh-mazing! If you want to read my review, you can do it here (no spoilers of course, as always). Oh, you haven't heard of this book? Well, let me introduce it to you then.
Title: Back to You
Author: Priscilla Glenn
Published: October 20th 2012
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Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
When Lauren Monroe first laid eyes on Michael Delaney back in high school, she had every reason to stay away from him; within minutes of their first encounter, his volatile actions confirmed his notorious reputation. But Lauren saw something in him that caused her to question his bad-boy persona, and against her better judgment, she took a chance. She had no way of knowing that the unlikely friendship they formed would become so important to her.
Or that it would end so painfully.
Eight years later, when Lauren begins her new job at Learn and Grow Day Care, Michael is the last person she expects to see. Refusing to revisit the hurt and confusion of their past, Lauren vows to keep her distance from him. But staying away from Michael proves to be more difficult than she thought, despite her lingering grief and her instincts for self-preservation.
As Lauren and Michael recall the friendship that changed them forever and the events that tore them apart, will they finally be able to heal? Or will the ghosts of Michael’s past prove to be too much to overcome?
*In a sing-alike voice* I adooored this book! It was sweet like a spoonful of sugar, but at the same time emotional and a little devastating - right up my alley, to tell you the truth.
A Character Profile
Today I get to share a character profile with you and let me tell you - this little angel is one of the best parts of this novel. She is so smart, innocent and adorable that I just wanted to squeeze her into a hug and never let go. Ha.
Name: Erin Delaney
Age: 3 ½
Physical description: “God, she looked so much like him. The eyes were exactly the same, eyes that were so dark they were almost , except hers were large and round with childhood, ringed by a fringe of dark lashes. She had the same full lips, the same dark hair, only hers fell in silky ringlets that brushed the tops of her shoulders. She was gorgeous.”
Quote: “Even though you’re disappointed. You didn’t forget to still love him, did you?”
Best quality: endearing/innocent
Worst quality: can be overly shy
Also, US/Can peeps can participate in this giveaway. (3) Three signed print copies of Back to You. As always, INTL people are also welcome to participate, if you have a US/Can shipping address. GOOD LUCK to everyone!
Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three beautiful children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years. Glenn has written three books, although Back to You is her first published novel. Her guilty pleasures include great books, good wine, anything chocolate, and Robert Pattinson :)
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