Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rewind to You by Laura Johnston Review/Giveaway

Rewind to You Tour

Rewind to You Cover Rewind to You One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away. But the past isn’t easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the guy with the intense blue eyes, athlete’s body, and weakness for pralines who scooped her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street. When she’s with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now…

My Review: I love a good YA summer romance and for me, this one totally hit the spot! Why didn't I ever have a summer romance like this one?

Sienna is a girl who seems to have it all--star football player boyfriend, wealthy, beautiful, and ready to start college, majoring in dance. But she has some issues. Her father passed away the summer before her senior year in a car accident--and she was driving. Sienna has a hard time dealing with that and when the family goes to Tybee for their annual summer vacation, memories resurface and cause problems for her. Right off the bat, Sienna finds herself in a scary situation...and she also finds herself in the arms of a very handsome stranger.

Austin hasn't had an easy upbringing. He's had to fight to get to where he is, yet he is the kindest, most non-judgmental guy you could meet. He and Sienna seem so different, from the opposite sides of the tracks, yet sometimes, opposites really do attract. What girl in her right mind could resist Austin? Sienna has some serious choices to make.

I really enjoyed the sparks between these two characters. They both have issues to deal with and the way they come to realize what really matters was such a treat. They both make some generalized assumptions about people, including themselves and each other, but there is generally more to a person than just a few facts. I loved the journey; I loved the story; I loved the romance; I loved the little surprises and twists; and I loved the ending!

Content: no language; mild violence; lots of kissing. Clean!

I watch as Sienna glides the ChapStick across her supple lips. Slowly. Temptingly. She must know what she’s doing to me. “You want some?” she asks.
I want to take the ChapStick right off her lips, but I don’t think that’s what she’s offering.
Laura Rewind to You AuthorAuthor Laura Johnston Laura Johnston lives in Utah with her husband and two children. Growing up with five siblings, a few horses, peach trees, beehives and gardens, she developed an active imagination and always loved a good story. She fell in love with the young adult genre both through her experience in high school as well as her job later as a high school teacher. Laura enjoys running, playing tennis, sewing, traveling, writing, and above all, spending time with her husband and kids. REWIND TO YOU is her debut novel.

Praise for the Book 
“Johnston’s debut spotlights romance and familial relationships, including themes like grief and self-sacrifice. It’s an ideal story for readers looking for a deep-rooted YA love story with the emotional ups and downs and poignancy of a Nicholas Sparks contemporary. There’s also a touch of wit and a sigh-worthy hero – a definite on your TBR list.” – RT Book Reviews

“This is contemporary YA fiction at its best! –Kay Lynn Mangum, author of The Secret Journal of Brett Colton

Rewind to You will steal your hear away.” –Kelly Nelson, author of The Keeper’s Saga    

Blog Tour Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 10/13/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an iTunes Gift Code or River Street Sweets Gift Card. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  
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