Thursday, July 31, 2014

Teaching Roman Blog Tour: Guest Post - Dating 101!!

Today I have an extra special treat for you! I was super lucky to be a part of the TEACHING ROMAN Blog Tour, and I've got a lovely guest post from the amazing Gennifer Albin to share with you all! So, here it is! :D



Dating 101: First comes love...

I had the rather unusual experience of meeting my husband in high school, having a very dramatic (and public) breakup, and then getting back together with him in college. So my dating experience was pretty limited, although there were a few guys. And as for my dating experience?

Let’s just say, I definitely borrowed some scenes from real life ;)

Of course, I learned a lot from watching my sorority sisters date.

Yeah, some people meet the love of their life in college. Maybe it was a symptom of going to school in the Midwest, but every spring I attended dozens of weddings for graduating seniors. I myself got married a year after I graduated. BUT, and this is really important, there’s no time limit.

On dorm move-in day, my whole floor met for a meeting where we all introduced ourselves and said why we came to school here. Without missing a beat, I said “to find a husband.” Then I burst out laughing. You can imagine the initial reaction. It was the year 2000! Fast forward three years and I’m having dinner with a sorority sister who announces to us that if her boyfriend doesn’t propose my Christmas, she’s dumping him, because that will give her a year to find someone to marry. Yeah, that actually happened...in the 21st century.

My point? It’s awesome if you find the person you want to marry in college. It’s cool if you don’t.

If there’s one recurring theme in New Adult lit, it’s that you often fall in love when you least expect it. And if I could give new college students one piece of advice, it would be to walk into your freshman floor meeting and announce you’re there to find a husband.

That joke never gets old.


TEACHING ROMAN 
(Good Girls Don't #2)
 by Gennifer Albin

BOOK SUMMARY:

Jessica Stone has her life in perfect order until her perfectly boring boyfriend Brett puts things in perspective. So when she receives a call to action from her heartbroken best friend Cassie, she ditches her plans for Winter Break in gloomy Olympic Falls and sets off to Mexico for some fun in the sun.

Determined to use her oceanview to prep for her MCATS, she doesn't plan to run into anyone from Olympic State, least of all the cute communications prof she's been crushing on for a year. When he unexpectedly saves the day, the two are thrown together in a distinctly extracurricular activity.

Roman Markson doesn’t expect to run into anyone he knows from Olympic Falls while visiting his family in Puerto Vallarta, especially not a former student. Although Jess Stone has a way of catching men’s attention, a relationship with her is strictly off-limits. However, the rules feel less strict in Mexico, so they agree to a plan: one week in paradise and nothing more.

But avoiding each other back on campus is harder than they anticipated, especially when they can’t stay away from one another. Neither is sure what they have to learn—and lose—before life teaches them a lesson they’ll never forget.

Goodreads link:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18157895-teaching-roman
Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N

About GENNIFER ALBIN

Gennifer Albin holds a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Missouri. A recovering academic, she turned to writing her own books.  In her free time she sits on the National Novel Writing Month Advisory Board, laughs (and cries) with her mom writers group, and watches too much Doctor Who (if that's possible). Gennifer lives in Poulsbo Washington with her family. (Bio from Website.)

Author Links: Website | Facebook Fan Page | Twitter | Goodreads
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haha I absolutely LOVED Gennifer's guest post!!! :D It definitely made me chuckle and think! I definitely missed some great opportunities to make jokes about getting a husband when I started post-secondary! haha :P 

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