Thursday, February 2, 2017

Blog Tour ~ #Excerpt ~ Welcome to Beantown by Elle Vanzandt and P. Marie

Welcome to Beantown

by Elle Vanzandt A Boston Belles Novel 
Publication Date: January 30, 2017 
Genres: New Adult, College, Coming of Age

They say the college years are what really shape a person for adulthood, and although rare, unbreakable bonds of friendship can be made.

Gianna Moretti, Alexis Cole and Shelby Lansing are about to discover just how true that is.

When the three of them are thrust together in a new city and on their own for the first time at Boston College, none of them expected to click so suddenly despite their many differences.

They also didn’t anticipate how much their lives would be changed.

Forgotten dreams, family secrets and heartbreaking fears are revealed as they grow, learn and laugh together. What started as a bond of circumstance quickly becomes something they never realized they’d all been missing –true friendship.

However, when devastation strikes, will their friendship survive?



As I disappeared into my closet to get dressed I replied, “What do you guys have up your sleeves?” Both my sisters had the most mischievous grins on their faces.

“Well, you’re about to get a little education of college do’s and don’ts. So, these here are for college do number one: always have safe sex.” Jodi pulled out a huge box of condoms
and my eyes bugged out of my head.

“Good Lord, Jodi! What kind of girl do you think I am?!”

“Well…” Sara said, earning a mean look as I launched my boot at her.

“Chill out, Shelby Lynn. This is for the entire four years. We couldn’t exactly figure out a way to slip condoms into Mama’s care packages so we figured we would just stock you up.”

I peeked my head out of the closet to give Jodi a dirty look. “You can quit looking at me like that. We know of your virgin status. That doesn’t mean it will always be that way. Never leave birth control up to the guy. You have guy friends, you know how absent-minded they are.”


"They say the college years are what really shape a person for adulthood, and although rare, unbreakable bonds of friendship can be made."

I"m so glad I choose this arc. Welcome to Beantown, is a cute light story of three friends dealing with college life, living on their own and building everlasting friendship. One thing these girls didn't anticipate was how much their lives would be changed. 

Loved, loved this story. It definitely brought back memories from my college days. Welcome to Beantown, is not a normal read for me but I will definitely be reading the next one.  The story does end on a cliffhanger so you will want to grab the next copy. 
Rating 5 STARS 


About Elle Vanzandt

Elle Vanzandt grew up a Navy brat who has had the privilege of living in many places but she will always call Illinois her home. A stay-at-home mom to two amazing children, a blogger, and a writer, she wears many hats. With determination and strength taught to her by her mother, she has made it through many obstacles, always sticking with the family motto ‘pull up your bootstraps and get it done’. Writing is an adventure she could have never predicted but is enjoying the ride all the same. In her free time you can find Elle with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. Background noise is a must, usually in the form of her kids, but Netflix and country music on Spotify come in a close second and third.

About P. Marie

P. Marie lives in a small town outside of Boston where she was born and raised. She resides in the house she grew up in with her husband of 33 years and her two fur babies, Tek and Tessie. She is the proud mother of two adult children as well. While she is a corporate girl during the day, she has become both a writer and blogger by night. P. Marie says she owes her success to her mother who taught her that if you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything.


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