About the Book:
Title: MY LULLABY OF YOU
Author: Alia Rose
Pub. Date: June 16, 2018
Publisher: Plum Anchor Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
For fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, My Lullaby of You is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance about guarded love, complicated families, and the summer that changes everything.
It’s the summer after high school. Amy can’t wait to leave her small hometown in North Carolina for the vibrant city of Chicago, where she plans to go to her dream college and hopes to build a stronger relationship with her father.
But as she deals with her mother’s resentment over her leaving and an intriguing yet provoking college student, Amy’s reminded of things she’s tried to forget and forced to face emotions she never expected.
It’s the summer before the last year of music school. Seth would rather be anywhere else than a small beach town in North Carolina, reopening wounds he thought he’d patched long ago and facing the father he hasn’t seen since his mother’s death.
While on his mission for answers, Seth is drawn to an observant and driven local he can’t seem to figure out.
My moment in smoothie paradise was rudely interrupted by a body plopping down next to me. I didn’t need to look up to know who it was.
“Now what do you want?” I demanded.
“I want,” he said, “your name.”
I looked up and Obnoxious Guy smiled at me. I felt myself flush but was glad I was probably already red from running. I glared at him and turned back to the beach.
“Why not?” he challenged.
“Why are you answering me with a question?” I asked, getting annoyed.
“Because you didn’t answer mine.”
“Wanting to know my name is not a question,” I pointed out.
He opened his mouth and then closed it. I took the opportunity to get up and start walking away.
“Wait,” he called after me, “why are you always storming off?”
I stopped and turned back around. “Why are you stalking me?”
“I am not stalking you.” He scoffed. “Trying to buy you a smoothie for your sorry attempt to save me.” He paused, holding back a laugh. I raised my eyebrows and he continued. “Bumping into you at the beach last night and you sitting with me was not stalking you.” He walked closer to me, staring at me intensely. I stared back, not lowering my gaze. He blinked away from me and faced the water.
I could have walked away then, but I decided not to.
“Amy,” I said, finally giving in and sitting back down.
He glanced at me, then back at the ocean before joining me on the sand. “You’re pretty impossible.”
I found this to be satisfying. “So I’ve been told.”
We continued sitting there, waiting for the other to say something.
“So what’s your story?” he finally asked.
“My story?” I repeated.
“Yeah, your story?” he echoed, still staring straight ahead.
I sighed. “Okay, I was born and raised here. I live with my mom and stepdad. I just graduated a week ago.” I paused. “I’m a lifeguard,” I emphasized, giving him a look. “And I’m going off to college once summer ends.”
He nodded. I looked at him curiously. I wondered why he cared.
“Why?” I asked.
“Why are you asking?”
He laughed quietly, running a hand through his hair. I looked at him with my eyebrows raised, waiting.
He looked back at me and held my gaze before saying, “I was curious.”
“You were curious.”
“Yeah.” He shrugged. “You seem interesting.”
“Trying to drown you and accusing you of being a stalker is interesting?” I questioned.
“Hah, yeah, it is,” he said, “to me.”
I shook my head, not understanding him at all. He was different. Weird. Strange. I told him this.
“So I’ve been told,” was his reply. Figures.
I’ve been writing since I fell in love with reading and now the characters in my head refuse to leave me alone. My debut novel, My Lullaby of You comes out in June 2018!
When I’m not writing, I work full time as an architectural designer and enjoy drinking too much coffee, making to-do lists, and traveling.
You can find me rambling about all of the above on Instagram and Twitter.
1 winner will win a signed finished paperback copy of MY LULLABY OF YOU a bookmark, a bookish beach towel, a beach inspired candle and annotation cards, US Only.
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