Basically, the story is: if she choses to have a ‘normal’ family, her heart will break. Is she goes after her heart, she loses a family. can there be a winner when you’re heading for pain anyway? And because the topic of the book doesn’t exactly shouts fun and laughters, when I had the Author here with me I asked you something a bit more mundane. Read on, my friends.
The book is Love Me, Love Me Not by S.M. Koz published yestareday in the Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult genre.
Family, abandonment, and forbidden romance are at the core of SM Koz’s powerful and emotionally charged novel about a teen who falls for her foster brother.
When Hailey Brown is removed from her home and put into foster care, all she wants is a safe, comfortable place where she can finish school and move on with her life. It’s not easy adjusting to a new school and a new life, but Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and their teenage son, Brad, welcome Hailey with open arms.
As Hailey begins to adjust to her new life, she and Brad grow closer. For the first time, Hailey feels like she might have a real shot at a future. Soon, however, Hailey realizes her relationship with Brad has crossed the line from friendship into something more. But being with Brad would mean giving up the perfect life that Hailey has waited so long to have.
Can Hailey and Brad resist the feelings that are developing between them—or will they risk it all to be together?
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, SM Koz delivers a powerful debut about the ups and downs of being a foster child.
And here’s S.M.! Hi, and thank you for being with us! So, we’re all gushing about what we like about heroes, but what is the thing(s) she can’t stand in a Hero (beside the cheating and co stuff)?
One of the things that drives me crazy about a hero is when he uses pet names for his love interest. Baby? Honey? Sweetie? Love? I don’t like any of them! Baby makes me think of a real baby. Honey makes me think of an elderly couple that’s been married for fifty years—nice, but not exactly burning romance. Sweetie makes me think of a small, fluffy white dog that travels around in someone’s bag. And love automatically gives the character a British accent in my mind—fine if he’s British, not so good if he’s not. Give me another one, and I’m sure I can find five reasons I don’t like it!
I know I’m ridiculous and I really should let it go since most readers appreciate the sense of closeness a pet name conveys, but it takes me out of a cute or romantic scene. This is why you’ll never find the hero using a pet name in any of my books. The characters might have nicknames for each other but never a pet name. And—surprise, surprise—my husband and I don’t have pet names for each other. He tried once. I laughed. Then immediately felt bad. At least he stopped so I didn’t have to pretend to like one while internally cringing!
Thank you, S.M.! Now, this is a Tour so you can follow the dates and know more about the Author or the Story here:
SM KOZ is a medical writer from North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and numerous pets. She has a BS in Biology from Duke University and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, photographing nature and her family, gardening, travelling, and attempting, usually unsuccessfully, to decorate birthday cakes. Love Me, Love Me Not is her first traditionally published novel.
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