Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lennon's Jinx by Chris Meyers (Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway)

Title: Lennon’s Jinx

Author: Chris Myers

Expected release date: January 15, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

Sometimes, we don’t get to choose who we fall for.

Lennon spends most of his time raising his little sister Currie while trying to skate through his senior year of high school. He prefers groupies with no-strings attached but finds himself strangely attracted to Jinx, the straight-A student in his choir. Lennon’s curiosity overrules his good sense as he tries to peel away the layers to discover the reason for Jinx’s skittishness.

Jinx conceals the black truth about herself from her friends. She won’t admit to them that she screwed up big time, losing her first love and what she once held most precious.

When Lennon’s band holds auditions to replace their keyboard player, Jinx comes to tryout and almost leaves after seeing Lennon. Despite the fact she despises him, she joins the band to nurture her love of music that will hopefully ease the guilt gnawing away at her.

Like the rest of his band mates, Jinx soon witnesses Lennon battling his infamous father for the custody of Currie. While confronting his pent-up anger at his dad, Lennon exposes vulnerabilities he had no intention of letting any girl ever see, especially Jinx. Their reckless pasts may bring them together or further complicate their already messy lives.

Chris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. In second grade, Sister Bernice produced Chris's first play about pumpkins mauling and eating children. Apparently, the nuns didn’t catch the underlying meaning. This instantly raised Chris to stardom amongst her peers for the several days off from schoolwork while in production. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers and young adult. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon.

Chris literally has very few photos of herself, even though photography put her through college. Here she is with her sisters and daughter. Chris is the one with the vino.
Chris started out as an art major, then moved to bio-chem, hoping to play Victor Frankenstein as a genetic engineer or messing with people's minds as a psychiatrist. Just as she was about to graduate, she decided being broke for another four to ten years wouldn't work out for her adventurous spirit and traveling. She ended up with an electrical engineering degree then a masters. As it turns out, she should've finished her first novel twenty-five years ago and stuck in the make-believe world where she is happiest.

My Thoughts:

Lennon's Jinx is such an emotional read. Not in the way that you will be crying through out it, but in the way that you will laugh, cry, smile, ache, gasp, groan and yeah you might shed a tear or two.

Myers' characters are divine. Lennon appears to be you typical bad boy slut (for lack of a better word). However, quickly you realize that there is so much more to him. The way he cares for his little sister and his "second" family make you wish that there were more guys around like him. Oh and did I mention that Lennon isn't just a normal super hot bad boy but that he's also in a band? Bonus!  Lennon's little sister Currie is hilarious. Myers did such an amazing job of writing this little California girl too grown up for her age, but young and innocent all at the same time. 

Jinx broke my heart and made me want to bring her home and take care of her. She has kept her secret and lived in fear for way too long. I loved how Myers finally gives her someone to lean on and take some of her burden so that she could start to heal. 

Parts of this story were perhaps a bit predictable. Bad boy finally meets the right girl and becomes the perfect guy. Girl has had a tough time and is afraid of boys but the right boy melts her. They verbally spare until they just can't resist anymore. Don't get me wrong though, I love this kind of story and Myers nailed it! 

Lennon's Jinx is considered New Adult and I would have to agree with that. There is lots of underage drinking, abuse, and just some generally tough subject matter. 

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