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Tuesday's Title - My Bad Boy Summer

Why do good girls fall for bad boys?

Title:  My Bad Boy Summer
Author:  Ann Herrick

Date of Release:  May 26, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Publisher: Books We Love, Ltd.
Buy Links:  Amazon 


Seventeen-year-old Vija Skalbe wants to be an all-American girl--no matter how hard her parents try to impose their strict Latvian standards on her. She feels unsure of herself with one foot in each country.

Then Nolan, a folksinger, steals her heart at a coffeehouse. When Nolan stops at their table, it's Vija's friend, Caprice, who does all the talking. But it is Vija who gets his phone number--and later the back seat of his motorcycle. Soon she is cruising from one adventure to another, dizzy with joy, her new-found freedom and the excitement of being with the kind of guy who is a challenge.

However, when her father has a heart attack, Vija must take over running the family lawn-care business. She feels overwhelmed until sweet brainiac Joel volunteers to help. He shares the workload and lifts her spirits with his humor. But it is Nolan who fills her heart.

It doesn't matter that Nolan wants everything his way. Or that he's constantly eyeing other girls. Or that he can be pouty and punitive. Or that he says she's seeing things all wrong. Until it does matter. But Vija's in so deep. Will she deal with Nolan's controlling tactics, or is she too far under his spell? Or will Nolan give up his bad boy ways for her?

Behind the Scenes: So many girls are attracted to bad boys. They seem so glamourous, dangerous, exciting--more so when their friends warn them about the perils of a bad boy and wonder why the girl does not break off such a relationship. I tried to show how someone can get caught up in the bad-boy whirl and convince herself that everything is wonderful.

Author Bio:

Ann Herrick is the award-winning author of several books and short stories for kids and teens. Included in the awards her books have won are the ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers, IRA/CBC Children’s Choice and EPIC Best YA Novel Finalist.

Ann grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from The Morgan School and Quinnipiac University. She now lives in Oregon with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart. Their wonderful daughter is grown, married and gainfully employed, and has given Ann her only grand-dog, Puff, a bloodhound-Rottweiler-beagle mix, and eight grand-kitties. While she misses the East Coast, especially houses built before 1900, she enjoys the green valleys, fresh air and low humidity in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Ann loves cats, walking, the Oregon Ducks and working in her back yard. In addition to stories and books for children and young adults, Ann also writes copy for humorous and conventional greeting cards. 

She loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted through her web site: http://annherrickauthor.com.

Also find her on the web at:  Blog  Goodreads Author Page  

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