Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Gossip by Jenny Holiday - Blitz

Loose lips sink ships…
Out Oct 4th – the second book in the New Adult College Romance series: New Wave Newsroom
Title: The Gossip
Series: New Wave Newsroom #2
Author: Jenny Holiday
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Length: 36k words
Format: Digital/Paperback
Digital ISBN: 978-0-9950927-3-0
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9950927-2-3

Dawn Hathaway is a realist. She’s not the smartest girl at Allenhurst College. She’s not the prettiest, either. So if she wants to be popular, she’ll need something else: power. What better way to get it than to start a gossip column in the campus newspaper? If she has to commit a few minor crimes in pursuit of the latest scoop, what’s the harm?

Arturo Perez loves being a campus cop. He knows Allenhurst’s nooks and crannies—and lately he’s been finding the campus gossip snooping into every one of them. He can’t deny that he enjoys bantering with the sassy schemer. But he also can’t shake the sense that there’s more going on with Dawn than meets the eye.

When tragedy strikes and Dawn needs help, how far will Art go to protect her?

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Reese's Reviews:
EEEK I am so excited to have gotten a copy of Jenny Holiday’s The Gossip! Loved the first book (The Fixer) so much I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the sequel.

Dawn Hathaway’s story starts her freshman year where she’s trying to get alcohol to a sorority she’s trying to get into. Sadly, that doesn’t work out when she gets ticketed by campus officer Arturo Perez. The two don’t start off friendly, but later on they begin to form a friendship through the years they’re at Allenhurst college together. Sometimes with Arturo bursting Dawn for things she’s not supposed to be doing, and other times when Dawn needs help. The line between student and campus officer blurs more and more as the years go by and when Dawn’s time is finally up and Arturo is supposed to become a police officer, the two need to decide who will dictate their lives; themselves or their families.

I loved Dawn and Arturo’s story. I like that they didn’t start off as love interests and that over time they began to fall for each other. Jenny Holiday did a great job of building up the suspense for their relationship.

Dawn wanted to be powerful and so after being rejected by the sorority she joined the newspaper and started the first ever gossip column. She learned a lot about what made for good journalism in that time and she became very good at breaking stories. Sadly, some of the stories don’t work out so well and Dawn has to deal with the fall out of that for some of this story which really brought to light Dawn’s strength. I liked Dawn a lot and thought she was a super quirky relatable female lead who brought in some insecurities and some strengths.

Arturo’s whole family are police officers and while he knows his whole family expects him to follow suit he really enjoys being a campus cop. Throughout the story he deals with trying to live up to his family expectations, wanting to be there for Dawn and being happy.

I like that so much story is packed into such a short story. Jenny Holiday is just amazing!!! Grab this whole series if you can.

“You aren’t going to call my parents, are you?” Never mind that I only had one, and that Daddy finding out I was drinking probably wouldn’t even rate a phone call from him. I stuck out my lower lip and tried to make it quiver, not enough that I could be accused of purposeful manipulation, but enough—I hoped—that I was communicating some remorse.
“Nope,” said Officer Perez, totally unaffected by my emotional display. “You’re eighteen. Welcome to adulthood.”
“Welcome to adulthood, yet I’m not allowed to buy alcohol?”
“That is correct.” He handed my ID to the cop next to him, and that cop flipped open a little notepad and started writing on it.
“You’re a campus cop,” I said, letting my gaze rake over Perez’s belt. It held a baton and handcuffs and a few other things I didn’t recognize, but no gun. The other guy had a gun.
He glanced at the patch on his right biceps that read ALLENHURST COLLEGE PD. It was stretched taut over the muscle. “And you have a talent for stating the obvious.”
“Do you even have jurisdiction here? Because we’re not actually on campus.” We were a mere two blocks from it, but still. If he wasn’t going to respond to my remorseful-little-girl act, maybe I could wiggle out through a procedural loophole.
“That’s why this guy”—he jerked his thumb at the colleague I’d come to think of as Good Cop—“is writing your ticket.”
“Teamwork,” Good Cop said, smiling as he ripped off the ticket and held it out to me. “Allenhurst PD at your service, miss.”
“Oh, so you need a real cop to close your deals.” I was being a brat for no reason now, but I hated the fact that this big guy, this big gunless guy, could just step in and ruin everything.
The big gunless guy in question took a step toward me. God, he was big. Maybe he didn’t need a gun because of those tree-trunk arms. They looked like they were more than sufficient to take on any villain. “Perhaps you’d prefer that instead of issuing you that fifty-dollar possession ticket, I have my ‘real cop’ friend here arrest you,” he said. “And hey, while we’re at it, we’ll get your friends for furnishing alcohol to a minor.”
“You can’t do that!”
He took another step, leaving only a few inches between us. My eyes were level with the middle of his chest, so I had to crank my neck back to maintain eye contact. He was probably doing it on purpose, trying to intimidate me and compensate for his lack of a gun.
He smirked. “Perhaps you’d care to add resisting arrest?”
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More books from the New Wave Newsroom this fall!
The Fixer: Out Now!
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The Pacifist: coming Oct 25, 2015:
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Author Bio:
Jenny Holiday started writing at age nine when her awesome fourth grade teacher gave her a notebook and told her to start writing some stories. That first batch featured mass murderers on the loose, alien invasions, and hauntings. (Looking back, she’s amazed no one sent her to a kid-shrink.) She’s been writing ever since. After a brief detour to get a PhD in geography, she worked as a professional writer, producing everything from speeches to magazine articles. More recently, her tastes having evolved from alien invasions to happily-ever-afters, she tried her hand at romance. A lifelong city-lover, she lives in Toronto, Canada, with her family. She is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Greenburger Associates.
You can visit her online at the following places: Website Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon

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