Today we are joining ATOMR in touring Priscilla Glenn's newest novel Emancipating Andie.
For our stop, we have the book details, a review and a tour wide giveaway. Enjoy!Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn
Published April 5th 2013 by Createspace
Purchase Link: Amazon
About the book
Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind - and paid the price for it - she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.
Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.
So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.
I’ve been looking forward to reading Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn since I first heard it was going to be released. I loved Glenn’s debut novel Back to You because her writing and characters seem to really resonate with my style. Jumping into Emancipating Andie quickly reminded me how easily I’m hypnotized by this author’s story telling. Shear bliss!
Andie Webber is both smart and extremely cautious. She knows the possible ramifications of letting her guard down and flying by the seat of her pants. The life she’s built for herself revolves around meticulous planning and safe choices. Even down to her job and boyfriend Colin, she’s not one to stray from her well-planned life. That all seems to fall apart when she meets Colin’s long time friend Chase. When circumstances land these two in a short road-trip, they stumble upon feelings and decisions that were never part of Andie’s long term plan. Making choices that are risky and possibly sacrificing the one safe decision she’s made for a chance at a different kind of love becomes a choice that Andie if forced to grapple with and bear the possible consequences.
First and foremost, I have to admit how much I loved Andie and Chase as a couple. They were a perfect example of how truly possible it is for opposites to attract. I commended them for how they handled the situation of Andie being in a committed relationship. They made responsible choices and truly handled those sensitive circumstances with extreme care and thoughtfulness.
The realism of the situation kept me glued to Andie and Chase’s journey throughout the entire novel. I rooted them on and I appreciated the hardships and stumbles they maneuvered through to get to where they ultimately ended. I could have read a dozen more chapters of these two.
With the proper pacing, perfect casting and well-balanced perspective Priscilla Glenn proves once again that she has a great story to tell. Well done!
About the Author
Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years while moonlighting as a writer, mommy, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer.
If you catch her when she's feeling sophisticated, she'll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she'll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry's, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson.
Emancipating Andie is Glenn’s second novel. She is also the author of the contemporary romance/young adult crossover, Back to You.
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Be sure to enter this tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a printed copy of Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn. Open to US and Canada. Good luck!