Teaser Tuesday: Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser

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.

    Pieces of UsPieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser

    Synopsis:
     

    Two families. Four teens. A summer full of secrets. Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities . . . and escape from their turbulent lives.

    But when he’s back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give it up too easy. His younger brother, Kyle, is angry too—at his abusive brother, and at their mother who doesn’t seem to care.

    Meanwhile, in suburban New Jersey, Katie plays the role of Miss Perfect while trying to forget a horrible, life-changing event that no one knows about. But Julie, her younger sister, sees Katie only as everything she’s not. And their mother will never let Julie forget it.

    Up at the lake, they can be anything, anyone. Free. But then Katie’s secret gets out, forcing each of them to face reality—before it tears them to pieces.

    Teaser from Pieces of Us (Page 40)

    For more than a month know, Katie has been moping around the house playing reverse dress-up.  Each morning, it’s a different combination of sweatpants and T-shirt.  The only ways I see her make any kind of effort is when she has cheer practice  Then it’s cheerleading skirt, ribbons ad cheer shirt like the rest of the sheep.

    Mama speaks softly to her, like she will break any minute.  She plots ways to get Ethan back.  Ignores Katie when she says he likes someone else now, they just grew apart.  It’s just high school, Mama.


    That’s my teaser for the week – what teaser do you have? 

Teaser Tuesday: Someone Like You by Sara Dessen

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.

    Someone Like YouSomeone Like You by Sarah Dessen

    Synopsis:

    Halley and Scarlett have been best friends for years, sharing secrets, clothes, and crushes. People know Scarlett as the popular, flamboyant one; Halley’s just her quiet sidekick. Then, at the beginning of their junior year, the balance shifts. First, Scarlett’s boyfriend Michael is killed in a freak accident; soon afterward, she learns that she is carrying his baby. She needs Halley now. But even as Halley does her best, she’s dealing with her own pressures—resisting her controlling mother, and dealing with her first serious relationship. Sarah Dessen’s unique voice is funny, poignant, and true, with a warm Southern accent that makes Halley’s story instantly appealing to teenaged girls and adult readers alike. Sarah Dessen lives in Durham, North Carolina.

    Halley’s junior year of high school includes the death of her best friend Scarlett’s boyfriend, the discovery that Scarlett is pregnant, and Halley’s own first serious relationship.

    Teaser From Page 57

    I had almost forgotten him altogether when I finally emerged, bruised and tired, with my new schedule in my hand, standing dazed outside the Guidance office as the bell ending second period rang and people suddenly began pouring out of classrooms and hallways.  I went to the Coke machine to find Scarlett.

    “Hey,” she called out to me over the crowd of people pushing forward with their quarters and dollar bills, mad for soda.  She waved two Cokes over her head, and I followed them until I found her against the far wall, the same one Michael Sherwood had his picture snapped up against for the slide show.

    What fun book are you going to tease me with week?  I have been in a bit of a slump and could use some help 🙂 I hope you will leave me a comment 🙂

Teaser Tuesday: Summer Days by Susan Mallery

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.

    Summer Days (Fool's Gold Series #7)

Summer Days (Fool’s Gold) by Susan Mallery

Synopsis:

Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to—the Castle Ranch in Fool’s Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing could’ve prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson. No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that he’s finding Heidi—and life as a cowboy—much more compelling than he wants to admit.

For Heidi, the Castle Ranch is the home she’s always wanted. After a life on the road, the vivacious blonde has finally put down roots. She won’t give that up without a fight, not even for a man whose late-night kisses make her yearn to be a little less…wholesome.

As the two turn from passionate adversaries to passionate, period, they’ll discover that summer love can last a lifetime.

Teaser from 55% in Kindle

On his Nina-arranged date, he and the other woman had discussed wine because they’d had little else in common.  That conversation had been slightly tedious and filled with  “I know more than you” stories,  He found he preferred Heidi’s honest assessment of wine.  

That is my teaser this week, I apparently read these books backward but that’s okay.  What do you have for me?