Thursday, June 6, 2013

Leigh T. Moore's DRAGONFLY Release Day Launch

Three bad things I learned this year:
-People you trust lie, even parents. 
-That hot guy, the one who’s totally into you, he might not be the one. 
-Things are not always how they appear.

Three good things I learned this year:
-Best friends are always there for you, even when they’re far away. 
-That other hot guy, the one who remembers your birthday, he just might be the one. 
-Oh, and things are not always how they appear.

Anna Sanders expected an anonymous (and uneventful) senior year until she crossed paths with rich-and-sexy Jack Kyser and his twin sister Lucy.

Pulling Anna into their extravagant lifestyle on the Gulf Coast, Lucy pushed Anna outside her comfort zone, and Jack showed her feelings she’d never experienced... Until he mysteriously withdrew.

Anna turned to her internship at the city paper and to her old attraction for Julian, a handsome local artist and rising star, for distraction. But both led to her discovery of a decades-old secret closely guarded by the twins’ distant, single father.

A secret that could permanently change all their lives.

Be watching for Undertow, Book 2 in the Dragonfly series, coming July 18th!
Falling in Love Changes Everything…

“C’mon,” Julian said, helping me stand. “Let’s blow off this party and catch a movie or go to Scoops. This isn’t our scene.”

I shook my head. “I just really want to go home.” The tears were trying to start again. “Can I just go home now?”

“Sure,” he said, holding my cheek. I took a limping step, and he stopped. “Does it hurt to walk?” 

My leg was throbbing. I nodded, looking down, and before I realized what was happening, he was lifting me in his arms. 

“Julian, wait,” I held his shoulders. “I’m too heavy!” 

“It’s okay,” he said, walking on. I sighed and leaned my head against his shoulder. I didn’t feel like fighting. Gentle pressure against my temple, and he’d kissed me. “You’ll get over this,” I heard him say under his breath.

Anna Sanders expects to have an uneventful senior year.  Her best friend Gabi moved away and even though she's lived on the Gulf Coast for three years other than Gabi and Julian she's never really made friends.  That is until she meets twins Lucy and Jack.  Lucy is quick to make friends with Anna even wanting to set her up with her brother Jack.  Jack is everything you could want in a guy, he's rich, good-looking, sweet, and popular but as he and Anna grow closer to one another he constantly pulls away telling her it's best of they are not together.  Throw into the mix Jack's dad who isn't the nicest man and Jack's older brother who wants to take Jack away and  you have a recipe for disaster.

Then there's Julian.  Julian is a rising star in the art world.  He's the son of a former artist and has a real gift with art.  He's always been on Anna's radar and with her friend Gabi out of the picture she thinks she might finally have a shot with him.  Problem is she can't tell half the time if Julian is serious or flirting, she doesn't want to mess up their friendship, and her heart in some ways is with another... Jack.  But when push comes to shove who will come out on top Julian or Jack?  Add to the mix that Anna wants to be a journalist and unknowing uncovers a deep dark secret that could rip everyone around worlds apart.

When I first started reading this story I expected to find a shy girl who would fall for the rich guy who has everything.  The friend would get in the way and ultimately she would choose the new guy who she has deep feelings for.  What I didn't expect to find was the emotional heartfelt roller coaster ride I was taken on.  Every time Anna and Jack took two steps forward they took three steps back and I wanted to cry sometimes because I could really feel what Anna was going through.  These characters are so well developed that you'll find yourself lost in the story living right along side Anna as she goes through the twists and turns of her senior year in high school.  I look forward to reading the next book in this series and the wait is going to kill me because it left me wanting to know so much more about what will happen with this story.

I give it 5 stars!  ***ARC provided in exchange for honest review***
Leigh Talbert Moore is the author of the popular young adult romantic comedy The Truth About Faking, its companion The Truth About Letting Go, and the mature YA/new adult romantic suspense novel Rouge, a Quarter Finalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

She is an award-winning journalist and editor, who has also worked in marketing and public relations for many years. Her writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the southeast and Midwest U.S., and she runs the popular writing-craft blog That’s Write.

A southern ex-pat and beach bum, she currently lives with her husband, two young children, and one grumpy cat in the Midwest.

Read excerpts of her books on Wattpad and Figment!
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1 comment:

  1. Awesome review. Thanks so much, Rose! I'm so happy you liked my book! Hope you lurv the whole series~ :o) <3