Monday, February 11, 2013

Lennon's Jinx by Chris Myers ~ Tour Stop

I'm happy to be part of the tour for Lennon's Jinx by Chris Myers

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Sometimes, you don’t get to choose who you fall for...

Lennon spends most of his time raising his little sister Currie while trying to skate through his senior year of high school. He prefers groupies with no-strings attached but finds himself strangely attracted to Jinx, the straight-A student in his choir. Lennon’s curiosity overrules his good sense as he tries to peel away the layers to discover the reason for Jinx’s skittishness.

Jinx conceals the black truth about herself from her friends. She won’t admit to them that she screwed up big time, losing her first love and what she once held most precious.

When Lennon’s band holds auditions to replace their keyboard player, Jinx comes to tryout and almost leaves after seeing Lennon. Despite the fact she despises him, she joins the band to nurture her love of music that will hopefully ease the guilt gnawing away at her.

Like the rest of his band mates, Jinx soon witnesses Lennon battling his infamous father for the custody of Currie. While confronting his pent-up anger at his dad, Lennon exposes vulnerabilities he had no intention of letting any girl ever see, especially Jinx. Their reckless pasts may bring them together or further complicate their already messy lives.

My Thoughts:
4 stars -

Can I just start with Lennon?  I totally and completely just want to hold that boy.  He is broken but he has a good heart.  He has a well deserved reputation with the girls for no commitment or attachment but he's committed to the most important girl in his life, his sister.  He has never been on a date but he his gets laid on a regular basis.  He's been a parent to his younger sister but no one ever parented him.  He was neglected and unloved growing up but he is the best at taking care of those in his life.  His voice and musical talent get the doors opened for him but he still gets a beer thrown in his face by Jinx.  He's know for his kissing skills but his heroism is even more impressive.  I want to hold him, keep him and never let him go.  I love Lennon Tyler!

It took more for me to like Jinx.  She hated Lennon and I really don't understand why.  Yes his rep says he doesn't stay with a girl but she seems to have a personal thing against him.  Even as she gets to know him, it takes her too long to care about him.  I know I feel this way because I cared so much for Lennon but dang girl, don't be so mean to him.  Jinx has her own issues.  She's just as broken as he is but in a different way.  Growing up in a happy home, Jinx is devastated when her Dad dies of Cancer.  When her mom marries the Step Monster (love that name), things get a whole lot worse.  She loses her boyfriend and can't really get over him.  Her big secret is the cause of all of it but I won't clue you in on that.  Just know she's broken.

Together, Lennon and Jinx face emotional struggles but discover that they can be there for the other.  Joining Lennon's band, Jinx finds out he isn't the bad guy she thought he was.  He saves her over and over.  He's there for her when she needs someone the most.  And she's there for him.  As he faces some of his biggest fears, she stands by him holding his hand.

I read this book in a day.  It was easy to get stuck in.  If meaningful contemporary YA is your thing, then you should so read this one.


  1. Thank you so much for the review, Valerie!

  2. We are tour twins today! I just did a teaser though. This book does sound really good.

  3. I'm so bummed that I passed on this tour now. Andrea loved this book. Glad you liked it too. I'll have to read it.

  4. Ack! I adored this book, too, Val!! I expected more of a light-hearted story for some reason. Lennon was the best, one of my favorite guys I've read lately. I can't wait for more Lennon and Jinx!
    Great review!

  5. This sounds like a good book. I'll have to check it out.

  6. I like the sound of this. Glad you enjoyed it.