Monday, July 27, 2015

The Pledge - Laura Ward & Christine Manzari/ Hottie McTottie Monday

Today's post featured The Pledge by Laura Ward and Christine Manzari.
And let me tell you Alec is the definition of Hottie McTottie.

New Adult Romance
Taren needs a do-over. She’s decided the best way to put the high school bullies behind her is to pledge a Taylor-Swift-lip-syncing, beer-guzzling, sorority. Sisterhood helps Taren find the acceptance she’s always craved, but not the love she needs.

Alec wants freedom. To escape his father’s iron fist and unrealistic expectations, he pledges a campus acrobatics club where he finds that drugs and alcohol aren't the only ways to get high. His addiction to danger helps him gain his independence, but it comes at a heavy price.
When the two cross paths, Alec fears his undeniable attraction to the party girl just might threaten everything he's worked so hard to earn. Taren hasn’t forgotten that Alec humiliated her back in high school, but she also can't deny the chemistry they share.

Alec and Taren have nothing in common, but fate is bound and determined to bring them together. They know falling in love is a risk, and yet it’s too hard to ignore. When their worlds clash and they both end up suffering, will they fight to stay together? Or are some pledges too hard to keep?

The Pledge is a new adult romance that had me hooked from page one.  Taren was bullied most of her life and college is her new start.  She learns to be confident and have friends.  Her trouble is learning to trust others. Alec is one hottie mctottie I could easily insert in my life.  He's gentle and caring.  He also needs to learn to trust. At times I wanted to jerk knots in both their noggins.  
I love how the authors developed a story with the special needs community in a very heart warming manner.  This story was addictive and definitely a book hangover book.

I give The Pledge...

5 Baskets!