Friday, July 21, 2017

Blog Tour ~ Back in Beantown by Elle Vanzandt and P. Marie

Back in Beantown

by Elle Vanzandt and P. Marie A Boston Belles Novel 
Publication Date: July 17, 2017 
Genres: New Adult, College, Coming of Age

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Their friendship has grown into an unbreakable bond… Gianna Moretti, Alexis Cole, and Shelby Lansing have been helping one another navigate the rough waters known as life, hoping to survive and grow with each experience. As the girls finish up their freshman year at Boston College, they begin planning summers that will be spent apart, and obstacles of all shapes and sizes will hit them along the way. With a change of scenery, blossoming relationships, and the unearthing of deep family issues, the sassy trio tries to find a way to balance it all. A new journey is beginning for these Boston Belles; a season of inevitable change is in their future. Life-altering events are happening every step of the way, but will they be able to stand strong together, or will their friendship ultimately be torn apart?


Excerpt

He was fair skinned with dark hair and eyes so light, I could swear I could see them all the way from where I stood. He was dressed casually in jeans and a t-shirt that hugged his chest rather than the snobby attire I would have expected. When he flashed his perfect smile at me, I felt my face move into a resentful scowl.

Son of a bitch, he was perfect.

“Welcome,” he smiled as he descended the stairs. “I hope you had a good flight. It’s great to see you again, Frankie,” he continued, pulling him in for a man hug as his eyes traveled over his shoulder, falling onto me. “You must be Gia.”

“Yes,” I managed as he came closer, resting his hands on my shoulders. “It’s a pleasure to finally meet you, Mr. McGrath.”

I pulled away, the feel of his hands on me more than I was ready for. I’d seen movies and read books where the characters experienced those ‘firework’ moments, but this wasn’t that. This was an internal meltdown that had me tingling all the way down to my girly parts.

“You’re exactly as I pictured,” he husked, his voice sexy as hell. “I’m so glad you came.”

Frankie stared at us both in confusion. I’d never admitted to him that Colin and I had been flirty on the phone because I knew he’d blow a nutsack if he thought I was unprofessional with a client. The truth was, this guy had made my head spin from the beginning and I needed to put an end to it.

Which was exactly what I intended to do.



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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?
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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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