Cover Reveal: Because of You by Maria E. Monteiro

When we first started our blog one of the first authors we met is Maria E. Monteiro. We quickly became huge fans of her Hold on Tight series. Now we are excited to bring you the new cover for her next book Because of You, which is coming out September 17th. We will be counting down the days until then. So without further or do we present you the cover for Because of You.

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Synopsis:

No one ever forgets their first love.

Six years ago Austin broke Jade’s heart. On that day he went from being her best friend to the person she hates the most.

Now six years later Jade’s life has been turned upside down, the family she once knew no longer exists. Her father’s infidelity has made it hard for her to trust anyone.

That is until she reconnects with the one person she’s despised the most.

Will Austin be able to break through Jade’s wall of anger to get her to trust him again?

Or will she always see him as the boy who first broke her heart?

Together they will learn what love is really all about.

Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17287736-because-of-you

Author’s Links:

Blog link: http://mariamonteiro.net

Twitter link: https://twitter.com/MMonteiro33

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/Rebelroadbooks?ref=hl

Other books by Maria E. Monteiro:

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Battle of the Book Boyfriend (round 2)

This is the fifth and last match in round two in our battle to find the best boyfriend of the week from 2012. Each winner will move on to round three, which will begin in three days. So now enjoy our final battle of the book boyfriends in the second round. But first here is why we picked these three boyfriends:

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Sebastian is the type of guy that can teach how to reel a guy in (AKA: The Hook-up Doctor.) Sebastian might think he’s God gift to girls, but he has a heart of gold when it come to his friends. He is very charming and will get inside your heart even if you don’t want him to. He might be afraid of love, but he’s not afraid to hug his mom. Sebastian may come off cocky but his heart will make you fall for him.

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Wes can easily be the guy of your dreams. Okay, so he served time, but it wasn’t for anything big. Wes is the type of guy that can be series one moment and goofy the very next moment. He’ll become your best friend first. Wes will know almost everything about you, since his favorite game is truth. Wes will hold your hand when you need him to, and will make you realize the boyfriend you do have is a total jerk. We love Wes, but who doesn’t love the artsy type that can make garbage into beautiful art?

 

Finn is the type of guy that will carry you in his arms while zombies chase you. He’s your best friend, but you can quickly fall in love with him. He might have a jerk for a brother and secretes about his family, but his crooked smile will make you forget the end of the world is occurring. Finn will protect and fight along side you. He will hold you in his arms when you need him too and won’t think any less of you when you’ show up in “mom” jeans. He is amazing and will make your heart melt when it’s not full of fear. If you haven’t met Finn yet, you must. You will not only fall in love with him, but also all the other characters.

 

 

 

Battle of the Book Boyfriend (round 2)

This is the third match in round two in our battle to find the best boyfriend of the week from 2012. We will bring you a new match every three days. Each winner will move on to round three. So now enjoy our third battle of the book boyfriends in the second round. But first here is why we picked these three boyfriends:

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Russ a sexy cowboy with a Texas twang. Sure he might be a frat guy but he knows so much about music he will blow your mind. He will actually teach you to love country music. Russ will make you a mixed CD and take you out for a great burger. He might have an ex-girlfriend he’s still trying to get over, but he’ll devote himself to you once you let him. He’ll take you to the famous bridge in Austin to watch the bats fly out, and make sure to bring an umbrella so no yucky stuff falls on you. Russ is amazing, funny, and kind. He will make you smile. Besides who can’t resist a guy in cowboy boots.

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Nash is the bad boy who makes your heart beat a little faster. He drives a motorcycle and a pick-up truck. He’s the kind of guy that can get you into concerts and makes sure you have a memorable time. Nash is the type of guy who can cook and draw. He’ll take you to his own private paradise in the mountains of the Catskills. His crooked smile will drive you wild, and his golden green eyes will make the butterflies in your stomach do the conga line. If you don’t know who Nash is read Hold on Tight to decide whether you’re team Nash or team Court.

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Reece is the type of guy you won’t scare off with a prediction of him breaking your heart. He will save you at a carnival if a creepy guy is trying to get too pushy on you. He will take you to Six Flags on your first date and make it easier to ride the scary roller coaster. He will spend time with your parents just to show them he can be trusted. Reece will make you smile, and give you goose bumps all over when he kisses your neck. He will make you love him, no matter what secrete he could be hiding. Reece will make you forget all the guys who ignored you in the past and the guys who are paying attention to you now. Reece is the type of guy you want to spend everyday with. You don’t believe us? Then check out Heart Waves and fall in love with Reece too.

 

Battle of the Book Boyfriend (round 2)

This is the second match in round two in our battle to find the best boyfriend of the week from 2012. We will bring you a new match every three days. Each winner will move on to round three. So now enjoy our second battle of the book boyfriend in the second round. But first here is why we picked these three boyfriends:

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Conrad is moody, but caring. He has all the right to be so sad. You must read the book to find out why he’s so sad and moody. We love the way he touches Belly’s hair when he’s drunk. No we are not crazy. Once again you must read the book to know what we are talking about. We love you Conrad, oh yes we do!

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Yes Court is the rich popular golden boy, but that’s not why we love him. He is kind and will go out of his way to get you tickets to see your favorite band. He’s also the type that will notice you when no one else has. He wants to spend all his time with you. Court is to die for and he’ll treat you like gold. If you haven’t read about Court yet you must!

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Doug at first seems like the bad boy we should all stay away from, but pretty soon we get to see his soft side. How can you not fall for a guy with long lashes and a swimmer’s body. He is strong and vulnerable at the same time. If we ever lose our memory we hope we have someone like Doug to help us remember.

 

Battle of the Book Boyfriend (round 2)

Round two starts today in our battle to find the best boyfriend of the week from 2012. We will bring you a new match every three days. Each winner will move on to round three. So now enjoy our first battle of the book boyfriend in the second round. But first here is why we picked these three boyfriends:

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John After  is caring, loving, and even moody at times but we still love him. Especially his love for Meg. He is one cop we would love to pull us over.

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It’s hard to say why, without giving any of the surprises away. Let’s just say we picked him for his perfect eyes, hair, body, and heart. He looks after Lily in a way no one else can. He can make us drool in a way no other character has. You must get to know Eli.

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He treats Belly better and is not so moody. As much as we loved Conrad in The Summer I turned Pretty, in the second book it’s all about Jeremiah. He’s the one that’s makes us melt.

Breaking Waves (Heart Waves) by Danielle Sibarium

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Story: From the moment they met, Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, but she never dreamed it would happen like this. Jenna is left shattered and broken. When life becomes too painful to deal with and she feels completely alone, there’s only one person to help her pick up the pieces and move on. The one person she doesn’t want to turn to. The one person she promised to stay away from. Tyler. Can Jenna put aside everything she knows about him and let Tyler help heal her broken heart?

Our rating: 5 out of 5 Romeo and Juliet stars

Review: Warning you will need a huge box of tissues and that’s only for the first couple of pages. A huge, big, explosive event happens, which will blow your mind. It’s rare for a book to have a great sequel and this book has an amazing sequel. Breaking Waves is just as good and entertaining as Heart Waves. There is so many twists and turns your emotions will be going crazy. Each character had us so pulled in, which made it impossible to put this book down. We liked that Jenna seemed to grow and become more independent. Okay, we all thought we loved Reece, but now, Tyler playing a bigger role in this series, has made us jump ship to Team Tyler. He is one hot love interest. We like that he’s flawed in all the perfect ways. Okay a little part of us still don’t fully trust him, but there’s just something about a bad tortured boy we love. We also notice we began to really like Mike in this book. Chelsea actually is team Mike and wants him for herself. He becomes the friend Jenna really needs. We were a little disappointed in her best friend Grace. She seemed like such a good friend in the first book. Hopefully by book three she will go back to being the friend Jenna needs.There is a lot of secretes that go unanswered in this book, which just brings more excitement for the next installment in this amazing, thrilling series. Danielle is a brilliant writer and knows exactly how to make a reader cry, rejoice, and fall in love even when our hearts are broken. We can not wait for the next book. This is a series you must not miss.

So grab a big box of tissues and read Breaking Waves.

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**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **

Winter S*cks! Remembering Summer

If you are anything like us you are sick of the winter. Sure it was fun at first, getting to wear sweaters and your favorite sexy boots. But enough is enough. We are officially over snow, cold days, and having to wear a big bulky coat. It’s time to remember what the warm sun feels like. Here are our top 10 choices for the best summer romances that will make you forget it’s cold outside. They are in no particular order.

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Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer — they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

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After suffering a great loss, Emma is ready to get her life back to normal. She is spending her summer, before her junior year, with her new boyfriend Court. They are both working at Fairland Park alongside her best friend Britney. Emma is spending all her time with Court and is really falling for him. But things change when she meets Nash. She begins to question her feelings for Court. Is Court the right choice? Or is Nash the right choice? Emma will fall in love this summer. But will it lead her to happiness or a broken heart? It will be a summer full of romance, music, and moments Emma will never forget.

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Sixteen-year-old Piper Wesley has always been better at hooking fish than guys. But with her best friend Benny by her side, she’s never minded. And besides, her fishing skills have made her a celebrity in her hometown of Islamorada, an island paradise in the Florida Keys.

So when a slump in tourism threatens to sink her family’s fishing charter business, Piper recruits Benny to help her win a major fishing tournament and the $25,000 grand prize. It seems like a perfect plan. Put her skills to use, win some money and help her parents weather the storm.

Except that now Benny cares more about hanging out with his girlfriend Marina than helping Piper. And he keeps disappearing, usually after something suspicious happens on the island. Add in Logan, a Michigan transplant with a growing interest in something other than Piper’s fishing, and it looks like practicing for the tournament will be anything but easy.

Leaving Piper to wonder how she’ll win. And who will be there when it’s over.

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Jenna Kingsley has a gift. She knows things. With a simple touch she can pick up personal information from jewelry or objects. While at a neighbor’s party, a voice mesmerizes her. Jenna is momentarily frozen as a ring is placed in her hand. White electricity surges through her and a dire prediction is made. “It’s like Romeo and Juliet. You’re going to break my heart.”

From the moment they meet, Jenna is enchanted and entranced with Reece Walton. She’s thrilled to learn he’s spending the summer two houses away from hers. Every moment they spend together is magical. But she can’t get the prediction out of her mind. As the summer draws to a close and secrets are revealed, can Jenna get past the fear of being left with a broken heart to live in the moment with Reece or will her fear of being hurt fulfill the prophecy?

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Austin music fest

Yay, summer in Austin!

Good food, good times. Fun for everyone!

Okay, living with my sorority-brainwashed cousin, who willingly goes by “Party Penny,” is not exactly what I had in mind.

All your favorite bands

But the cute musicians I’ve met totally make up for it . . . like Sebastian. Swoon.

All ages welcome

So why can’t I stop thinking about Penny’s friend All-American Russ and his Texas twang??

Saturday & Sunday, from noon to midnight

Don’t wait up!
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Two irresistible boys. One unforgettable summer.

Lori can’t wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends—including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she’s always been just one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But that’s not going to happen—not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.

Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori’s romantic summer melt into one hot mess?

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Summer has always looked forward to spending her summers at her Aunt’s beach house with the Donovans. To her, summers at Aunt Sookie’s beach house was magical, especially getting to spend time with the Donovans – her best friend Rachel and Rachel’s brothers Nathaniel, and Drew. Here at Aunt Sookie’s beach house, they can be anyone and anything they dreamed. For Summer, she had always wished to become as pretty as Rachel and for her brothers to think of her as more than Rachel’s friend. For Nat and Drew, summers at Aunt Sookie’s beach house meant fun and escape, a place where they go to with their mom and sister for the summer, away from city life. They never thought this summer would be different. They never thought things would change as much as they did…and it all began with them falling for and loving Summer.

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According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie—she’s already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

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Sometimes I wake up shivering in the early hours of the morning, drowning in dreams of being out there in the ocean that summer, of looking up at the moon and feeling as invisible and free as a fish. But I’m jumping ahead, and to tell the story right I have to go back to the beginning. To a place called Indigo Beach. To a boy with pale skin that glowed against the dark waves. To the start of something neither of us could have predicted, and which would mark us forever, making everything that came after and before seem like it belonged to another life.

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A summer to remember…
Angie always thought high school romances were just silly infatuations that come and go. She certainly never thought she would fall in love over one short summer. But when she meets Jack, their connection is beyond any childish crush. Suddenly, Angie and Jack are filling their summer with stolen moments and romantic nights. But as fall grows closer, they must figure out if their love is forever, or just a summer they’ll never forget.

Let us know which book is your favorite summer romance book.