Wednesday, December 24, 2014

BAD ROMEO by Leisa Rayven (Starcrossed #1) #NewAdult #Review #NewRelease @SMPRomance @LeisaRayven #Giveaway

Star Crossed #1
Leisa Rayven
Released Dec 23rd, 2014
St. Martin's Griffin

While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discovered one of their own …

At America’s most prestigious arts academy, Cassie Taylor was the good girl acting student. Ethan Holt was the bad boy around campus. Then one fated casting choice for Romeo and Julietchanged everything. Like the characters they were playing onstage, Cassie and Ethan’s epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart.

Now they’ve made it to Broadway, where they’re reunited as romantic leads once more, and their passionate scenes force them to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair.

For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret and he’s determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much for her to ever trust him again. The trouble is, working with him reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it’s the things that aren’t good for us that are the most irresistible.

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Fantastic Debut from Leisa Rayven...BAD ROMEO is a mix of first-time fall in love butterflies, and the sting of rejection all rolled into a ball of perfection! Rayven delivers the goods!

A Combination of New Adult and Contemporary Romance, BAD ROMEO takes us from past to present, following the ups and downs, and twists and turns of the brooding relationship between Ethan Holt (Holt) and Cassie Taylor (Taylor).  I was hooked from page one, and the story just took on a life of it's own!  Cassie's diary entries were my favorite...I loved her honesty, her poetic style and she just cracked me up!

Ethan was broody and sexy...and I was intrigued as to what was the cause of his trying to keep Cassie at arms length...everything comes to a head eventually, but the ride there was nothing but wild!

I am excited to see where Leisa will take these characters, and counting the days until the April release of BROKEN JULIET!!

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Writing has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.

Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.

Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured
throughout Australia.

These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and Leisa’s debut novel, BAD ROMEO, will be available in a worldwide release through Macmillan Publishing in December 2014.

Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three cats, and a kangaroo named Howard.

(Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)

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Starcrossed #2
Leisa Rayven
Releasing April 28th, 2015
St. Martin's Griffin

Despite destroying Cassie Taylor twice before, Ethan Holt now wants another chance, but how can she possibly take him back knowing it could all go to hell again? And yet, knowing how much she still loves him, how can she not?

Second chances are hard to come by. Third chances, even more so.

Shakespeare once wrote, "The course of true love never did run smooth." Next to that quote, he should have included a picture of Cassie and Ethan.



jodi marinich said...

love the title

Maria Malaveci said...

Thanks so much for the chance. I heard this was so....good!


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krg said...
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krg said...

Thank you for the post and your thoughts on this book, I enjoyed reading them. I love second chance romance books that aren't too angsty and that have some humor and I am a huge theatre fan so this sounds perfect for me! Thanks for the chance to win. =D

Tasty Book Tours said...

Congrats Maria Malaveci!! I am emailing you about the win!