Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Teaser Tuesday ~ 10/1/13

This is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Be My Downfall by Lyla Payne

Toby Wright has always prided himself on being one of the most normal guys at Whitman University. He loves his parents, has a great job lined up after graduation, and with the exception of attempting to cross the unbalanced Sebastian Blair sophomore year, has kept his nose pretty clean.

But the rich never have empty closets, and memories long stashed away come spilling free when notorious party girl Kennedy Gilbert almost dies in his dorm room.

Nobody really knows how Kennedy manages to stay in good standing at Whitman–she never goes to class, doesn’t pretend to care about her future, and as far as people can tell, is never sober. This isn’t her first meeting with a stomach pump, but it is the first time she’s woken up to Toby’s concerned brown eyes. Despite the fact that she prefers life without friends, he gets under her skin with his insistence on playing her guardian angel.

No one knows better than Toby that people can only be saved if they want to be, but the realization that she has no one else draws him back into the shadows of Kennedy’s life–and eventually into her bed. But she long ago came to terms with a truth that Toby refuses to accept: she doesn’t want to be rescued, she only wants to forget.

Unwilling to give up on her, Toby’s dragged under by this broken girl and her dark, twisted Whitman University he never guessed existed. If he struggles to the surface, he’ll abandon someone he loves for the second time in his life. If he doesn’t, it won’t be long until they both drown

She scooted almost imperceptibly closer, then scooted again, until the heat from her body founds its way inside my ski clothes.  She smelled like shampoo and snow, fresh like the world around us and I breathed deep.  It doused my brain like some kind of drug.  (Kindle Location 327)

Just starting to read this one and I'm not sure what I think yet.  I will let you know.  What about you?  Have a teaser for me?  Leave me a comment.


  1. The teaser sounds cute. I hope you end up liking it.

    My teaser

  2. I like how the heat from her body found its way into his ski clothes. I haven't seen this one before. I'm think I might go and check it out.

    My TT @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. Oh I love that teaser! This sounds like such a cute read!

  4. Haven't seen this one yet! Great teaser!

  5. I like the teaser! I will anxiously await your review!