Blog Tour: Review: Life in the No-Dating Zone by Patricia B. Tighe **GIVEAWAY**
In for a lot of mischief...
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After surviving her parents' relationship drama when her older sister elopes, Claire Gardner vows not to date during high school. Now, three years later, Claire is thrust into new relationship drama--her two best friends have boyfriends. Which means Claire is spending more and more time alone. And she's more than a little peeved.
Enter Gray Langley. His year-long crush on Claire's friend Lindsey has made him desperate enough to ask Claire for help. Hesitant at first, Claire agrees--anything to get rid of Lindsey's current evil boyfriend. But as Claire and Gray plot together, an attraction develops, and now she must decide if being with Gray is worth the pain that will come from confronting her parents with the reasons for her vow.
My rating: 5 of 5 starsIf I have not made it quite obvious, I love stories taking place in Texas. Maybe its just given since I'm from Texas, but whatever, sue me.
To be honest, I didn't know what I was expecting going in. Yeah, I read the title, but I didn't really pay attention to it until I read the first chapter or so.
I fell in love with the dialogue being used. More specifically how the southern slang was used correctly; so accurate. I felt like instead of reading, I was being carried away in a regular conversation with a close friend.
These characters were so unique and so real with a great sense of humor. I was able to connect with them easily with their well-rounded character development as well as the thought-out dilemmas between them.
I absolutely had so much fun with their little antics, endless humor, silly banter, and much much teasing between majority of the characters, I literally felt as if I was there with them joining in on their greatest scheme
The scenarios for the events in the story were really well written, and thought out. I was really able to follow everything very easily and pick out the lessons that were learnt as the story unfolded. This story had so much to offer. It was a well-balanced mixture of silly teenage pranks, fiascoes & serious problems and familial situations.
Overall, I absolutely had a blast reading this very enjoyable story and look forward to checking out more of this author's work.
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About the Author:
The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in El Paso, Texas, with her husband and two dogs. Her love of the written word caused her to get a journalism degree from Texas A&M University in 1980 and an MA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2008. When not writing or reading, she can be found walking the dogs or yelling at the TV during an NFL game. She's also a fan of British TV shows. Top Gear, anyone?