Friday, August 23, 2013

Blog Tour Review: Are You Mine? by N.K. Smith (& Giveaway!)


Source: I received a copy from the author for an honest review and to participate in the book's blog tour.
Release Date: Already Released.
Purchase Links: Amazon - KindlePaperback | B&N



Description from Goodreads:
Human connection? Who needs it?

Ever since she can remember, wealthy but weary Saige Armstrong has felt different from her peers in Pechimu, New Jersey. With only one good friend to her name, she has navigated the complicated halls of high school and is now faced with the timeless question: Now what?

Fox Harrington, a fun-loving, socially charismatic graffiti artist uses his passions to color his world exactly how he wants it. He knows exactly where his life is headed. That is, until he meets Saige.

A summer project links the two together, making a tentative friendship bloom into romance, but despite their affection for each other, fundamental beliefs and ways of thinking threaten to destroy all they have built.

In this tender story of young love, N.K. Smith delivers a striking tale of two people standing on the precipice of adult life.
Photo from Author's Website
Author Bio
Based in the American Midwest, N.K. Smith is a Technical Writer for a Fortune 100 company. The author of the Old Wounds Series, Ghosts of Our Pasts, and My Only, she is a mother of two who finds the time to write very early in the morning when the rest of the world is still fast asleep.
An avid lover of history, art, music, books, and people, she is interested in telling stories that speak to the human condition.

Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


MY REVIEW
Before reading Are You Mine?, I signed up to reveal the cover...and once I saw it, I was totally smitten! The cover was cute and the description totally had me hooked, and boy, oh boy, did this book ever deliver! I absolutely LOVED it! :D The characters were complex, and completely compelling and I loved getting to experience the story through both Fox and Saige! :D

From the first moment we meet Saige, she seems bristly and downright mean, but then we meet Fox, this wonderful guy who is constantly smiling and is friends with absolutely everyone, and Fox, he sees something in Saige that others don't. He doesn't think she's as mean as she pretends to be, and since we're privy to her inner thoughts, we know he's right...she just doesn't like to let people in because she doesn't want to get hurt. I really liked Saige...and I could actually relate to the whole closing people off thing, although I'm not really like her at all, but I think we've all been in a position where we thought not caring or feeling would keep us from getting hurt, so in that way, she's very, very easy to understand! Thankfully, Fox didn't give up though and he pushed through her walls with his fantastically, cheesy jokes...which I loved so freaking much! I'm gonna have to use a few of them. ;D haha

So, I loved Saige...but I loved Fox even more! I think Fox is my new favourite book boyfriend (shhhhh....don't tell the others! :P haha)! He just such a wonderful guy...he was creative, he was hot, he was optimistic (which I love since I'm a total optimist myself ;P haha), and he was just amazing at breaking those awkward silences with jokes...seriously, I can't stress how much I loved those jokes! Fox had struggles of his own, just like Saige, but he approached life in such a dynamic, personable, and positive way that he's honestly sooooo hard not to love....and I think if you read this one, you really won't find loving Fox to be a bad thing at all because he's so freaking amazing...I love, love, LOVE him...okay, I'm gonna stop talking about Fox now because my inner fangirl has just overloaded. :P

Overall, I loved every single word, every single moment, and every single aspect of Are You Mine?! It was a wonderful story, with two amazing main characters, and it was one fantastic love story! I didn't want to put it down at all, so I think it's a pretty quick read, but once you're finished, you'll definitely be satisfied. :D I recommend this one so freaking much that I can't even praise it enough! I think that if you love contemporary romance at all, you'll love this one...heck, if you like fantastic guys who aren't assholes, regardless if you like contemporary, I think you'll love it, too! ;D haha


GIVEAWAY
- International
- 1 winner will win an ebook of Are You Mine? in the format of their choice
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- Ends September 20th @ 11:59 PM (MST).

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What do you think?
Does Are You Mine? sound like a book you want to read?

6 comments:

  1. A very helpful review thank you. Happy to add ARE YOU MINE? to my reading list.

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    1. You're welcome, Mary! Glad to hear that! I hope you love it, too! :D

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  2. haha, Fox sounds great! I can definitely appreciate a cheesy joke. Can he be my new book boyfriend, too? So nice you enjoyed this one so much!

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  3. He is AMAZING! :D I'm totally smitten! ;D I'll be nice and share him with you. ;D I'm definitely glad too! I expected to like it, but it's always nice when you end up loving a book even more than you thought you would! :D

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  4. This one sounds really good Ambur! I'm so glad you loved the characters. Fox sounds awesome. Especially for a girl like me, who doesn't always get the bad boy appeal.

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    1. It is, it is!!! :D He's fantastic! I think you'd love him, too, especially if you're not into bad boys. He's so not a bad boy, but he's not some boring super duper nice guy either. He's kind of a dork, but in a seriously normal, awesome way! :D

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