Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (2/12/13) - If You Stay by Courtney Cole

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 
Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

This week's teaser is from If You Stay by Courtney Cole.

If You Stay (Beautifully Broken #1)

Published:  February 7, 2013
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?

Here's the teaser:

Love Never Fails....
But then again, sometimes love has to put boxing gloves on and be tough in order to survive.  Sometimes you have to do the harder thing - the thing where you let someone grow on their own.  


  1. Oooh....I am reading this next! Looking forward to your review. Are you enjoying it?

    1. OMG, it is soooo good. Can't wait for you to read it.

  2. This is a very popular book today! :) Great teaser, really packs a punch. :P Thanks for sharing! Here's my teaser! Happy Tuesday! :D

    1. It is such a good book. I just loved it.

  3. I keep seeing this book today and each tease makes me more and more excited! Awesome teaser!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

    1. I hope you get a chance to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I couldn't resist, I had to pick this one up, it sounds amazing!!

    1. I can't wait to hear what you think. I just loved it.

  5. Love this teaser! And I loved the book! Thanks for sharing, Ellen.

    1. It was such a good book. I just fell in love with Pax.

  6. This is a popular one today, and I can certainly understand why! I can't wait to read it! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Reading :D

    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to check it out. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Second teaser on this one today. I like the sound of it. Thanks a lot for sharing! My TT


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