Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (12/26/12) If You Stay by Courtney Cole

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine. It's just a quick look at the books we're all looking forward to. 

This week I am looking forward to IF YOU STAY by Courtney Cole.  

If You Stay

Expected publication: 2013 by Lakehouse Press

24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole. 

He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match. 

But he’s got his reasons. 

His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count. 

As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect fa├žade. 
So he slipped far, far from it. 

Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right? 

And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila. 
Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.

When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness. 

But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it. 

He knows that. And he’s working on it. 

But is that enough to make her stay?

About Courtney Cole

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Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could.

She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds.
Every Last Kiss is her debut novel and she followed it with the rest of The Bloodstone Saga (Every Last Kiss, Fated, With My Last Breath and My Tattered Bonds).

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.
Learn more about Courtney and her books at


  1. Love the sound of this! I like the fact that it's from his perspective. Great pick. I'm an old follower. Please check out my WoW!


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  2. This is a good one. I am looking forward to it as well.

  3. I don't always like jerks in novels, and if he acts like an ass to Mila through the whole book I would be annoyed. But I love a broken boy who the girl is able to mend the broken heart of. I definitely look forward to reviews of this one!

    1. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

  4. Enjoy! your pick.

  5. This book sounds awesome!! :) I will definitely check it out when it comes out! :) ;)

  6. I just saw this one last week and i looks really good! Awesome pick :)

  7. This sounds great, and I haven't heard about it until your post! Thanks for sharing adding to my pile right now!!

  8. Oh interesting pick Ellen!

    Happy Reading!
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  9. Great choice. I have this on my tbr. It sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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  10. Thanks so much for stopping by. I haven't read much New Adult, but I'm starting to try it out. I'll put this on my list.

  11. OOh I'm in. I'm participating in the New Adult challenge this year and this one sounds perfect for it. Thanks for sharing.

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