Sunday, June 30, 2013

Blog Tour: This Love Author Interview and Review

Book Info:
Title: This Love 
Series: University of Branton #1
Edition: ARC Edition
Publishers by A&A Literary
Release Date: June 25th 2013
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About This Love:
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.
He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess life his had become.
They didn't know they needed each other.

Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket--her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall. Atticus Grimes needs help--the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he's got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon. When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she's thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can't happen--he's a professor and she's a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?

Me: What made you decided to write This Love?
Nazarea: Characters who showed up in my head and wouldn’t quit talking to me until I wrote their story.

Me: Favorite Food?
Nazarea: Guacomole—homemade—or NY Strip steak. So delicious.

Me: What is the next book you are planning on working on?
Nazarea: I’m actually working on the second book in the University of Branton series. :)

Me: What makes This Love different from your other novels?
Nazarea: It’s just a romance. No extra dystopian, retelling, sci-fi, ect. Just straight contemporary romance.

Me: Pancakes or Waffles?

Nazarea: Waffles.

Me: Is there a book, song, or event that inspired This Love?

Nazarea: Ours by Taylor Swift. It’s actually where  I got the name of the book, as well.

Me:  What are your goals as an author?
Nazarea: To tell stories my readers love and want to share.

Me: Cake or pie?
Nazarea: Chocolate cake with chocolate icing.

Me: If you could be any character in any book who would you be?
Nazarea: Hmm. Be? Probably Sidonie de Courcel from the Kushiel’s Legacy. She gets to hang out with Imriel. ;)

Me: Who is your favorite character in this upcoming book This Love?
Nazarea: Atticus. Although, his best friend Dane is fun too.

My Review:
I received an ARC copy of This Love for an honest review.

Oh my goodness I NEED MORE!!!
Avery Emili’s sister has just hit her with a shock that will leave her desperate for two grand. Atticus Grimes is getting divorced after seeing his wife in a bed with two men. Now he needs to find an assistant before time runs out to do his research. When Atticus’ best friend Dane takes charge and gets Atticus an assistant he doesn’t know what to think until he sees her. Working together proves to both difficult and rewarding as sexual tension builds between the two of them with each passing moment. When Avery and Atticus finally give in to temptation their pasts begin to collide with their present and feelings that shouldn’t be there begin to form between them. Now Atticus and Avery must decide if they can put behind them and their professional obstacles to be together forever.

Dear Nazarea Andrews you are awesome. I loved This Love and could not put it down for one moment. The book is split up between the two main characters Avery and Atticus which as you should know by now I am a huge fan of. I have to say I was a tad skeptical as to whether I would like this book because the theme of student and teacher relationships in New Adult fiction seems like a huge theme but took the relationship and twisted it enough to where it wasn’t the overdone theme. Nazarea’s writing was amazing and so was the story telling. I loved This Love so so much. The characters grew so much and yet stayed the same great characters I fell in love with at the beginning of the book. Both characters have pasts and flaws and insecurities but that didn’t keep them down or prevent them many times from growing or going after what they wanted.

Overall, I loved This Love and I cannot wait for the next installment of this awesome series. This story reminded me a lot of Losing It by Cora Carmack, Wait for You by J. Lynn, H.M. Wards’ The Arrangement and Damaged Series, and Easy by Tammara Webber. This Love is definitely a great New Adult book that will have readers falling in love with the author and the New Adult series if they haven’t already.

Favorite Quote: I so chose this quote because I am telling you I say the same thing all the time "crap on toast" that is.

Crap on toast. He's a professor-it is completely unfair that he looks like that.

About Nazarea:
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

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