Thursday, September 6, 2012

Breaking Lauren by Jordan Deen ~ Tour stop spotlight & GIVEAWAY

Check out this contemporary read.

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From Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Danny Cummings' life is far from a fairytale, but that's okay since he doesn't believe in happy endings. After spending a year in juvenile hall for maliciously beating his sister's boyfriend, Danny embraces his badass image. Spending most nights drinking, fighting and collecting gambling debts for his Uncle, Danny's life is out of control. His addiction to the bad boy lifestyle won't let him do anything about it, even with his family begging him to go straight. But, when fifteen-year-old Lauren McIntosh stumbles into one of his nightly escapades, the self-proclaimed anti-romantic can't concentrate on anything except Lauren and the fact that she's on the same path his sister was on. Danny knows true love happening for the villain is as common as gamblers paying their debt on time, but he's never backed away from a challenge before and he hates the idea that history will repeat itself.

Growing old with the man she loves—in the small town where she was born—is the only dream Lauren McIntosh has ever had; that is until her family is practically run out of town amidst rumors of arson and adultery. So, when she meets Danny at her new school and hears the rumors about his activities from her new friends, she wants nothing to do with him or the gossip that seems to follow Danny everywhere. After a dangerous and ill-fated attempt at sneaking out, she develops unwelcomed feelings for Danny that he seems to reciprocate. But, Danny’s unrelenting pursuit makes Lauren nervous, especially since he's the only one that wants to know the secrets surrounding her family’s move. Lauren can't tell if Danny's intentions are true or if he has other plans for their newfound and unlikely friendship. The only way to figure out is to let him in and that could destroy everything, including the popularity and social acceptance she desperately seeks.

I had a teaser from this book on my blog Tuesday.  

If you missed it, check it out here.

Here are some peeps that LOVED this book!

About the author

I love to meet new people and get teased (a lot) for my knack to make friends anywhere, including but not limited to: the bank, the store, the bathroom, the movies... you get the idea.

A few of my fave things: dogs, quads, my family, camping, and (of course) tattoos.

I'm available on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and of course, here on Good Reads! I look forward to getting some great recommendations.

And one of the most important things to know about me- I live each day with the moto: Life is about the journey, not the destination.

'Carpe Noctem'

Fun Factoid: 'The Crescent' was originally called 'The Guardian'- any guesses why?


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  1. I had some mixed feeling about this book. I liked the beginning, but then I think there were some gaps in the story. Then Lauren bugged me. I will read the next one though. I need to see what happens. I liked Danny too. :)

  2. Glad you included the links to other reviews. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This book sounds like a worthy read. I am a big fan of contemporary. Thank you for giving me a chance of winning it.

  4. Sounds like an interesting book. I'd love to try it.

  5. I wanna read this so bad! Sounds so good! Thanks for the GIVEAWAY! :)

  6. Jordan sounds like a fun person to know! I too believe that you need to enjoy all the byways in life and not just hurry from one destination to the next.

  7. This book sound so good I want to read
    Great giveaway

  8. i always love couple on the cover..looking forward to read breaking lauren...sound a great book!!
    thx u for the chance of win :)

  9. This sounds like such a fantastic read! I really hope I can get my hands on it =D

    Thanks for the giveaway! I am going to check out the teaser now =D
    -Becky Paulk

  10. This sounds great!! Id love to read it! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

  11. Great giveaway!! I think this book sounds like a great read!! Thanks for the chance.

  12. Jordan, hope all is well. Good luck on your new book. Kiss your son for me... Grandma from California. Xoxoxoxo