Not In Jersey: What I’ve Been Reading #70 Featuring Becoming Us + Giveaway What I’ve Been Reading #70 Featuring Becoming Us + Giveaway - Not In Jersey

What I’ve Been Reading #70 Featuring Becoming Us + Giveaway

Friday, January 16, 2015

Today I am participating in a blog tour for Amy Daws, the author of A Broken Us, which I reviewed here. Now, Amy Daws has re-wound the clock to go back to where it all began with Becoming Us, the prequel to A Broken Us. “The dreaded friend-zone... The last place I ever want to be with college basketball God, Jake LaShae. I am losing my mind trying to figure out what this gorgeous and confident man wants from me. I need to break through his walls. What is it about me that makes him not go there? What am I lacking? When a mind-blowing betrayal knocks the wind out of me, and I think I can’t feel any lower...Brody stumbles into my path—barefoot no less, and sexy as hell. His direct and mouth-watering swagger is a breath of fresh air. The feelings this man gives me are like nothing I've ever experienced. But Brody has a past. A past that makes it nearly impossible for him to trust me and let us become us in whatever capacity that may be. Just when Brody and I truly connect, just when I think that finding my soul-mate in college isn’t a total joke, Jake comes back into my life…and messes things up…possibly for good.” The tag line of the book is “College love never hurt so good,” and this book definitely brought me right into the college life with its exciting descriptions of classes, parties, and Finley’s computer lab job. Like Finley, I found my true love in college, after a time of misdirected pining over the wrong man. So, even though it was a good while ago, I could relate to Finley’s story. Having read A Broken Us, I enjoyed reading how Finley and Brody met and became a couple. Amy’s writing is easy to read and a lot of fun with the reader able to relate well to the characters while joining in with both their pain and their joy.

What follows is more information on the book and a giveaway!

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I look back out the window and am floored when I see Brody standing there with a big goofy grin on his face. I stand up in shock and walk through a row of computers closer to the window to figure out what’s going on. He smiles even bigger as I approach, then holds up a finger, indicating to wait one minute. He fumbles in his backpack lying on the ground next to him, and presses a white sheet of paper up against the window. I squint to read it. I FORGOT TO GET YOUR NUMBER. I laugh out loud at his message, to which Parni and a few other students look up at me and train their eyes on the Brody Spectacle as well. I run back to my desk, grab a notebook, and quickly write my number down. I return to Brody’s eager eyes and hold my paper up. We’re now separated by two feet and one pane of glass. He smiles, then quickly grabs his phone out of his pocket and enters my digits. He holds up one finger again, and reaches into his bag and presses another sign against the window. DOES THIS MEAN I CAN CALL YOU? I laugh out loud again. “Oh for the love of God!” Parni reprimands, but I ignore her and nod enthusiastically to Brody’s dark blue eyes. He reaches into his bag and pulls out another piece of paper. JUST MAKING SURE. I continue shamelessly beaming back at him, and he swaps his paper with another. YOU LIKE SAILING? I furrow my brow and shrug my shoulders, unsure how to answer that. ME NEITHER. He shakes his head and gives me a look that he’s disgusted. I laugh out loud at his adorably comedic expression. SERIOUSLY, WHO SAILS? Before I can even get a chance to laugh again he presses another sign up against the window. I MADE GOOD USE OF MY TIME IN CLASS TODAY. I give him my best impressed look. I’LL CALL YOU. I bite my lip and nod, returning his wave goodbye. I turn on my heel and my Brody-buzz is pummeled at the sight of Jake standing in the doorway with a brown bag of food in hand, looking visibly shaken. We lock eyes and my smile fades instantly at his somber expression.


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*If you're new to Amy Daws...we recommend reading this new release, Becoming Us, first and, A Broken Us, second. Though they can be read in any order. :)


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Amy lives in South Dakota with her husband, Kevin, and their miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy’s first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. Amy’s contemporary romance books are a part of the The London Lover Series and currently have two installments out with more to come. Amy’s inspiration for writing is and always will be her six precious angel babies and her daughter. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle.

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1 Winner will receive a paperbacks of Becoming Us + Swag. 3 Winners will receive an E-book of Becoming Us. 2 Winners will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card.


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I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own!