Lengths by Steph Campbell AND Liz Reinhardt
Expected publication: August 2012
Expected publication: August 2012
New adult contemporary romance
Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend—Ryan—who is a little less friend, a little more benefits.Racquel's thoughts:
Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for tattoos and beautiful women. On the eve of his twenty-second birthday, he finds himself living with his grandfather, recently unemployed, and seriously adrift. He doesn’t know much about what he wants out of life, but he does know his current situation isn't cutting it.
When Deo meets Whit, she’s all sexy makeup and fierce, smart-ass fun. It doesn’t take him long to see past her tough shell. And when he gets a good look at what's under all the superficial stuff that usually gets his attention, it leaves Deo wondering if there might be more to life than living fast and free.
Too bad Whit has a past she doesn't plan on sharing—no matter how hot Deo is. She might want him, but she knows better than to let her guard down.
Deo falls for Whit, and falls hard. But everything about her, down to that mysterious tattoo and the way she thrashes in her sleep, tells him that the girl he loves is hiding something. And the more he pushes for answers, the more Whit pulls away.
Having your guard up is one thing, but are the lengths Whit goes to to protect her secret worth throwing away the second chance she has at happiness with Deo?
By a raise of hands, who loves HAAAWT, sexseeeh covers? *raises all 20 fingers, both hands and feet* That's what I thought!! Oh la la~ I love the picture of the cover!! Though I'm not a *big* fan of the font. I don't hate it but think it could have been better. But cover aside, I do love the blurb. Love it I say!! I haven't read anything by Steph buuuuut Liz Reinhardt's books are some of my faves!! Let's us check off all the things that make this book sound like one Racquel will enjoy immensely:
- "Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad..." NINETEEN. You know I'm a fan of mature books.
- "a place to stash her grief" BRING THE ANGST ON!!
- "a little less friend, a little more benefits." more matuuurity.
- "soulful surfer" Hello there ;D
- "his twenty-second birthday" even more matuuuuuuurity.
- "he does know his current situation isn't cutting it." I sense an epiphany in on his behalf? Those are always fun
- "Whit, she’s all sexy makeup" I love make-up. Just as much as books.
- "smart-ass fun" smart-ass fun is well, FUN.
- "see past her tough shell" so there is more than fun here? sweet!
- "there might be more to life than living fast and free" so there IS an epiphany. Yay!
- "a past she doesn't plan on sharing" DRAMA DRAMA!! I love it.
- "hot Deo" this one speaks for it self.
- "knows better than to let her guard down." now Deo has to charm her (and me) bring it on.
- "Deo falls for Whit, and falls hard." Romance, I luuuuurve it. I can't read without it.
- "the girl he loves is hiding something" more drama and mystery. Give me this book NOW.
- "are the lengths Whit goes to to protect her secret worth throwing away the second chance she has at happiness with Deo?" we must read to find out, y'all.
Here is a teaser from LENGTHS:
“Deo?” I turn and look at her, hands in my hoodie pocket. She takes a few tentative steps my way. “You have a phone?” She nabs her lip between her teeth again, like she’s about to do something she knows she shouldn’t, and it makes me feel this wild surge of triumph. I have a feeling her worst instincts are leading her straight to me whether she likes it or not.Also, the cover of FALL GUY by Liz Reinhardt was released a week ago and I also love it. Completely. 100%. Look at it and LOVE it too:
And I’m betting she doesn’t like it much at all.
Evan Lennox is going nowhere fast. She's living with her grandparents after her parents bailed on her, she got kicked out of her posh private school, her ex-boyfriend proved to be the biggest sleaze imaginable, her former best friend is a back-stabber, and her current best friend is stuck in backwoods NJ. To top it all off, one teeny, tiny fire she lit to burn some memories of her ex goes a little out of control and winds up igniting a good piece of a very powerful family's pecan orchard.We met Evan in the Brenna Blixen series and since I love that series, I'm super duper excited for Fall Guy. And that cover. It's perfect. The picture is perfect and hot and the FONT IS PERFECT so I can't complain about that! Really, it's SO fitting. The guy's feature are so sexy and that SMIRK!!! It's
Evan lands her pampered behind in court and gets sentenced to community service. Which she knows she deserves. But the hard labor and humiliation may be her undoing.
Until she meets Winchester Youngblood on the site.
Everything about him is tricky, confusing, not at all what it seems, and so sexy, Evan can't resist pulling closer. But every step she takes to get to know him gives her more of a reason to back up and put him as far out of life as she possibly can. Because Winch is one hundred percent complicated, and Evan isn't looking for that. At all. She needs to meet a nice, responsible guy, not share searing kisses with the charming hustler she met after they both got sentenced in court.
But Winch is so much more than what he seems, and Evan finds out that she's falling hard for the guy everyone underestimates and writes off. And Winch realizes that Evan is the one person who's ever challenged him to ask for more out of his life, and her courage inspires him to try to be the person she sees when she looks at him. With every single odd stacked against them, Evan and Winch need to find out whether they have what it takes to fall for each other.
Taken from Liz blog, here is more about the book:
It's a New Adult/Mature YA, and it deals with Brenna's friend Evan, who is at a really messed up place when she meets a really messed up guy and they need each other to figure things out. Winchester meets Evan the day they're both sentenced in court, and, despite this fact, he's incredibly responsible. So damn responsible, he forgets to put himself first and winds up falling into that trap of taking care of everyone else. But the only person he really wants to take care of is Evan. And she finds herself finally straightening up and growing a colossal backbone because he needs someone to fight for Winch and stop allowing him to put himself last all the time, and that's what you do when you're in love.
She had me at mature.
Find the authors:
Steph Campell's Website | Twitter
Liz Reinhardt's Website | Twitter | Facebook
What do you think of both covers? I'm I alone on my opinion that both books look and sound great?