Thursday, November 28, 2013

~Blog Tour ♥ The Sound of Shooting Stars by Heather Allen ♥ With Review~

This is a Mature Young Adult Novel and includes references to sex and adult language.

Jamie Grey grew up tossed around between foster homes. At an early age he shut the world out, deciding he wouldn’t care. Whatever life had to throw at him, he would look the other way. Now his senior year is about to start and he’s been forced into yet another new home. This will be the last time, he assures himself. When an unexpected curveball comes his way in the form of a certain stubborn seventeen year old girl, Jamie soon finds out that life doesn’t always work out the way you plan it.

Beckett Chase has been entitled her entire life. Living in the plush landscape of Palm Beach, Florida, she’s never wanted for anything. She’s always taken what and who she wants with no remorse. When she sets her sights on Jamie Grey and she’s met with rejection, her descent from the top begins.

With a twist of events causing Jamie and Beckett’s worlds to collide, will they be able to put aside their differences or will fate intervene offering an entirely different option?

~About The Author~

Heather Allen is the author of The Just Breathe Trilogy, and newly released- The Sound of Shooting Stars. Heather finally realized her dream of becoming an author only recently with her mermaid trilogy. She savors every moment on this new journey and the wonderful friends she has met along the way. She has many more books planned. More ideas pop up than she has time to write about.

Heather currently resides in the scorching hot state of Florida with her husband and three children. She holds degrees in education from The University of Central Florida and Nova Southeastern University. She is a hopeless romantic who loves to read just about anything, coffee and Jelly Belly jellybeans. When she isn’t teaching, writing or reading, Heather can be found at the beach or out on the water boating. 

~Social Media Links~ 

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~Purchase The Book~

The Sound of Shooting Stars will be on sale for 99c from November 21-28 

~3.5 ♥ 4 Stars~

This is a story about two 17 year olds. Jamie Grey and Beckett Chase. We start off with Jamie Grey getting kicked out of ANOTHER foster home. This seems to be a typical thing for Jamie. The only thing he's looking forward to is turning 18. Then, Jamie will be free!! Until then he's moving to Palm Beach. The house is HUGE, nice pool this could be the easiest year of his life. EXCEPT.... You know nothing is ever easy. What's the problem?? The problem's name is Beckett Chase!! And, she's a BIG problem. She too is 17 years old. Beckett has grown up with everything handed to her on a silver platter. Her & her 2 friends run their school. If they say "get out". People get out of whatever room they're in. They're the girls the rest of us hated with a passion. 

Beckett hates Jamie the minute she walks into her living room. Yet, she thinks he's gorgeous. Jamie can instantly feel the hatred coming from Beckett. She's also absolutely beautiful! He can instantly tell that this last year just might be his hardest yet! 

The following morning they drive to school in complete silence. Once Beckett runs into her friends they're just dying to know who the new hottie  is. Beckett of course wants them to stay away. Yet, just plays it off. Jamie runs into Samantha. Her family use to be his foster family when he was younger. Sam's family almost adopted Jamie. But, when her dad died her mom put him back into the system. He's never felt like he had a family since then. He's so happy to have Sam back in his life. The minute Beckett see's them talking she's confused and mad. Beckett & Sam don't have a good past. 

Jamie tries his hardest to come to a truce with Beckett. But, man does she make it hard!! He has the PERFECT nickname for her. He refer's to her as Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde and it really does fit her!! I mean when she's with her friend's BITCH isn't even the word for her. She goes out of her way to hurt people. But, when she's just around Jamie she can be herself. They LOVE to talk about stars and their constellations with the back round stories. When they were alone I really did love their chemistry.

One night they go to a party. They both went with different people hoping the other one  wasn't there. But, that didn't work out the way they hoped. After a MAJOR misunderstanding Beckett looses everything. Her friends hate her. Her social status at school has dropped. Beckett went from the most popular to most hated!! Jamie's confused on why she just won't tell the truth!!

Over the next couple weeks Beckett hides from the people in school.  Jamie continues hanging out with Samantha. While at home Beckett's parents continue trying to get Beckett & Jamie to get along. Because, they plan on not letting Jamie go anywhere. Even after he turns 18. While Beckett comes up with  a plan on becoming popular again & bringing down the people who put her there. While trying to make amends with the people she jurt trying to get to the top.  Jamie has his own problem. He might not have a future at the Chase's home. Someone is trying to destroy it.

Beckett's parent's are trying everything to win this fight! Jamie & Beckett realize that their feelings for each other are much stronger then they'd like to admit. Now, they all must find a way to get what they want.

The reason for my 3.5-4 star review was hard for me. I say that for the following. I gave it the 4 because I LOVED the stories. I love Jamie. My heart broke for him from page 1. He's an all around great guy. Who got dealt a crappy hand. Beckett was hard. One chapter I really loved her & the next chapter I wanted to strangle her. I really liked he parents. There was a lot about this story I liked. What I didn't like was where my 3.5 came in. The story was in BOTH Jamie & Beckett's POV. Which doesn't bother me. I always love a story from the guy's POV. What drove me absolutely nuts was the repetitiveness!!! I literally thought I was reading everything twice. It got to be too much after awhile. Other then that, it was a good story, with characters. 

"You and Beckett, it's one of those thing you know 'written in the stars' things. It's not out of your reach. Remember that when you make your choice."

"Beckett, I told you that you make me crazy but that doesn't mean I don't want anything to do with you. In fact it seems to have the opposite effect."

He leans in slowly, his cheek caressing mine and whispers into my ear,"Beckett, everything happens for a reason. I have to believe that. If I would have stayed there, we never would have met."

"I want to kiss you Beckett."

Heather is offering an amazing Giveaway in conjunction with the blog tour!  Prizes include ebooks & paperbacks by Tiffany King, Carol Kunz, Rachel Wade, Misty Provencher, Heather Dencker, Heather Allen and Heather Gunter as well as tickets to Indie Girl Con in February 2014 and a gift card. 
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