Teaser Tuesday: On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

    On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

  • Synopsis:

     

    Two people stranded on an island struggle to survive—and slowly fall in love—in the runaway New York Times bestseller, now available with a reading group guide and a letter from the author

    Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that’s going nowhere, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J.

    T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere. His cancer is in remission and he wants to get back to his normal life. But his parents are insisting he spend the summer in the Maldives catching up on all the school he missed last year.

    Anna and T.J. board a private plane headed to the Callahan’s summer home, and as they fly over the Maldives’ twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens. Their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. They make it to shore, but soon discover that they’re stranded on an uninhabited island.

    At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

    Teaser from Page 126

I watched Anna walk away after I brushed her hair.  I thought about the other day, when she made that sound when I ran my hand up her leg.  I wondered what kind of noise she’d make if I did something else with my hand.  The urge to slip it inside her bikini bottom and find out hat been almost uncontrollable.  If we were in Chicago, I wouldn’t stand a chance with her.  But I was starting to wonder if, here on the the island, I might.

I really was not sure about this book when I first started reading it but I am really getting into it.  I really want to know what happens with Anna and T.J.  I cannot imagine being stuck on an island knowing that everyone thinks you are dead.

What teaser do you have for me this week?  I hope you will leave me a comment or link.  Have a great week! 

Teaser Tuesday: Entice by Jessica Shirvington

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

    EnticeEntice by Jessica Shirvington

  • Synopsis:

     

    Every day Violet Eden wonders whether she made the right choice.

    She still doesn’t fully understand these powers she’s been granted as a half-angel Grigori.  And worse, isn’t even sure she’s capable of using them. Stab someone through the heart? Really?

    No matter how bad things get, though, Violet doesn’t run and she doesn’t quit. Even if it means she can never allow herself to love the guy she longs for. Even if it means asking her enemy for help. Even if no one is telling her the truth.

    The war between Exiles and Angels is on—and she’s wanted by both sides.

    Teaser from page 322

  • Magda didn’t even say hello to me.  She spoke at some point to everyone else at the table but never once did she acknowledge me.  I guess I didn’t say anything to her either – but still.  The only thing that made me feel better was the odd looks Salvatore kept giving her.  There was definitely soemthing about her he didn’t like. 

    I hope that you enjoyed this week’s teaser.  What are you going to tease me with this week?

Teaser Tuesday: Gold Fire by Starr Ambrose

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

    Gold FireGold Fire by Starr Ambrose

  • Synopsis:

    Seal the deal with a kiss.

    Zoe Larkin is facing the biggest career opportunity of her life, and she’s not going to let Jase Garrett ruin it for her. The infuriatingly sexy owner of the Rusty Wire, the hottest honky-tonk saloon in Barringer’s Pass, flat-out refuses to sell his bar and its surrounding land to her employer, the Alpine Sky ski resort. If Zoe can convince the stubborn cowboy to change his mind, she’ll not only impress her rich, handsome boss, but maybe—just maybe—people in town will finally start to take her seriously.

    When the Rusty Wire becomes the repeated target of violent intimidation tactics, though, the spunky redhead’s meticulous to-do lists and conservative blazers are no defense against her wild child reputation. The only person who understands what it takes to forget the past is standing between her and the future. But is it the future she wants? Or will Jase’s electric kiss ignite a fire in her heart for the life she truly desires?

    Teaser from page 212 in the ARC

  • He must have wanted to steer away from another argument.  Relieved, because she did, too, she nodded.  “Basically.  We had a lot of freedom at the commune, which is why our grandmother insisted we stay with her during the school year instead of being homeschooled.  She wanted us to learn how to fit in, but it backfired.  Maggie and I handled it okay until high school, when the rules started feeling oppressive.  We rebelled in the only way we could, by breaking the rules.”

All the rules?”

“Every one we could.  Skipping school, failing classes, smoking pot….”  She hesitated to admit it, but suddenly it was important that Jase know the real Zoe Larkin.  “And sleeping around.  For a few years I was what you’d call easy.  I did whatever would shock my mother and grandmother.”

 Does that just make you wonder what had been going on leading to this conversation?  I hope you enjoyed this tease and will leave me one of your own.