Sunday, December 27, 2015

What Comes of Eating Doughnuts With a Boy Who Plays Guitar by Nicole Campbell (Gem City, #1)

What Comes of Eating Doughnuts With a Boy Who Plays Guitar
by Nicole Campbell

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Nicole Campbell
Publication Date: June 17, 2015
Genre: Older YA Romance | Coming of Age
Print Length: 222 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Courtney Ross has lived her whole life doing everything by the book. She’s a top student, the captain of the cheer squad at her Scottsdale high school, and a nervous wreck most of the time. For summer vacation before senior year, she finally has her chance just to relax. She will be spending it with her best friend, Vanessa, in her tiny hometown of Gem City, Ohio. Courtney’s hoping for a chance to breathe, and maybe even for some of Vanessa’s carefree nature to rub off on her. What she doesn’t expect is Ethan Fisher. Courtney knows she’s in trouble the minute she sees him holding a guitar at her “Welcome Back” party. Her instincts prove to be correct as she gets to know him, and she finds her head spinning. What will this mean for the girl who always plays by the rules?

In her first full-length novel, Nicole Campbell delivers a perfect beach read for the older Young Adult crowd. Readers will re-live their first relationships (the good, the bad, and the overwhelming), or imagine the spark of what the future might hold in this story full of the type of intensity only found in young love.

Due to mature themes and mild language, recommended for readers 16+

What Comes of Eating Doughnuts With a Boy Who Plays Guitar
by Nicole Campbell (Gem City, #1)

What Comes of Eating Doughnuts With a Boy Who Plays Guitar (Gem City, #1)Courtney has always followed the rules, toed the line and it has gotten her great grades, the head of the cheerleading squad and a feeling of always being under the gun to good, make her family proud. It’s time for a little “Courtney-be-a-kid and enjoy life time!” Little did she know that going back to her Ohio hometown to spend the summer with her best friend would become the starting point of love and dreams of a life with Ethan Fisher, musician, ladies’ man and from first glance, his own biggest fan! Just call him Mr. Self-Confidence, Mr. Self-Assured and Mr. Amazingly Hot!

Is Courtney up for the challenge he represents or will she lose her heart to a teen who is so much more than the world knows? Under his manwhore fa├žade is a caring boy who remembers the little things, and finds ways to make Courtney forget her old worries while carving out a place in her heart. Courtney knew she has found the real deal when he even brought her doughnuts! But did they ever consider what would happen when Courtney went back to Scottsdale and they would be separated by miles, states and time zones?

Nicole Campbell’s What Comes of Eating Doughnuts With a Boy Who Plays Guitar? not only has a quirky title that leaves all avenues of interpretation open, but it sets the tone for a sweet romance that is filled with high energy flirting, moments of quiet togetherness and a few twisted misunderstandings that will wrinkle the fabric of Courtney and Ethan’s young love.

Follow their story through the eyes and heart of Courtney who recognizes how much Ethan has changed her, helped her see herself in a different light and caused her to question the straight and narrow path she has made for herself. Courtney has her share of teen angst and insecurity, but she believes in love, that it can go the distance if it is true. Ethan is “that guy,” the one teen girls dream of finding, with a hidden, vulnerable side just for Courtney. Get ready for a cast of great characters, upbeat moments, realistic moments as well as that feeling you are re-living your own teen years.

Sit back, reminisce of days gone, relate to days of the present or dream of the days of your future. No matter your angle, enjoy the ride, the ups and downs and the feeling of the power of youthful love as it begins cementing the foundation for more to come.

I received this copy from Nicole Campbell in exchange for my honest review.

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