Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blog Tour: Fall For You by Cecilia Gray


Welcome to my Stop on the blog tour for Fall For You by Cecilia Gray, and hosted by AToMR Blog Tours.      There are 10 e-books of Fall For You being given away on this tour and you can enter to win one of those below.  

Series: The Jane Austen Academy

Series Blurb
The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is hot guys to flirt with. But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And it’s about to turn the Academy—and the lives of its students—totally upside down… 

Jane Austen meets Pretty Little Liars in this fresh, new young-adult series!


Book #1 Title: Fall For You: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice 
by Cecilia Gray
Published February 10, 2012  The Alpha Division LLC
Source:  E-book provided by author for tour.

Fall For You Blurb
To say Lizzie and Dante are polar opposites is the understatement of the century. He’s a snooty Exeter transfer with more money than Google. She’s a driven study-a-holic barely keeping up with tuition. It’s obvious that Dante thinks he’s way too good for Lizzie. And Lizzie knows Dante is a snob with a gift for pushing her buttons.
But things are changing fast this year at the Academy. And when Lizzie’s quest to stop those changes blows up in her face, taking her oldest friendship with it, she has nowhere else to turn but to Dante, with his killer blue eyes, his crazy-sexy smile, and his secrets… Secrets Lizzie can’t seem to leave alone, no matter how hard she tries…

My Thoughts:  Lizzie is 16 years old and starting her junior year at the prestigious Jane Austin Academy, an all girls boarding school, that is until this year, when the new owners opened up the school to boys.  Lizzie is not happy about this at all, but at least she thinks she is going to be able to room with her best friend Ellie.....not. She ends up rooming with her former arch nemesis Ann, while Ellie rooms with Emma, the blonder than she pays to be class gossip.  As editor of the school's newspaper, Lizzie is determined to make things right and expose the truth for her beloved school.  What she doesn't count on is Dante Braxton, who is totally hot, but also snobbish, and rude, but then Lizzie can come across that way herself.  A weekend away ends up changing her opinion of Dante, but being the "investigative reporter" that she is, secrets threaten to destroy the budding relationship.  Will love win out in the end or will secrets destroy Lizzie's school, future, and friendships?  

Fall for You is a fun, quick read.  Despite her somewhat self-centered beginnings, I really like the way Lizzie turned out toward the end. The relationship between Lizzie and Dante was really  sweet, as they pushed past their own feelings and opinions and were able to see the truth in the situation they faced, and in each other.  The supporting characters were really fun, and the guys in the story were also hot.  I would have liked to see more about them, especially Dante, but this is a short story, and considering that, it is very well written.  I loved seeing the relationship between the four girls mature and develop also, as Lizzie and Anne discover they don't hate each other as much as they thought, and Lizzie finds that Emma is really not that bad after all.  I look forward to seeing where Cecilia Gray takes the next book in the series, So Into You.  Overall, this was a really cute story and I would recommend it for girls as young as 12 on up to those of us who are still teens at heart.      





Retail Links – FALL FOR YOU


 Author Bio
Cecilia Gray lives in Oakland where she reads, writes and breaks for food. She also pens her biographies in the third person. Like this. As if to trick you into thinking someone else wrote it because she is important. Alas, this is not the case.
Cecilia has been praised for “instilling a warmth and weight into her characters”  (Romancing The Book Reviews) and her books have been praised for being “well-written, original, realistic and witty” (Quills & Zebras Reviews).
Several of her titles - including A Delightful Arrangement (The Gentlemen Next Door #1) and An Illicit Engagement (The Gentlemen Next Door #2) - have spent, in her view, a shocking amount of time on bestseller lists for romance, historical romance and regency romance in the US, UK, Italy and Spain.
Her latest release, FALL FOR YOU, the first in a series of young-adult contemporary Jane Austen retellings received a starred Kirkus review and was praised for being a “unique twist on a classic” and offering “a compelling action of action, drama and love.”

She’s rather enamored of being contacted by readers and hopes you’ll oblige.

Author Links


Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to visit all the other great stops on the tour.


4 comments:

  1. Great review!I've never heard of this one before but glad you introduced it to me. The concept about opening up an all girls school to boys sounds interesting, and I like the premise of the story.

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  2. Awesome review. This book sounds like it would be something I would love. Huge Pride and Prejudice fan. Jane Austen rocks! Adding to my to-read list. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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