Friday, July 31, 2015

Blog Tour: Before & After by Nazarea Andrews


Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.

They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn't work--and with their best friends, they made a life. 

Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after. They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn't go according to plan. Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy with a guitar, and a poet's heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale. 

But what happens when the fairy tale doesn't fall apart--but is forgotten?

My Review

4.5 "Fish" & "Jokes" stars!!

This is my first book by Nazarea Andrews and it will not be my last! I loved this book and was pulled in right from the beginning.

 Peyton and Rike fell in love when she was in college. She has this vibe of a straightlaced good girl and he is the boy with the bad past that is a rocker. But that is all on the surface. Below that, these two are pieces of a puzzle that belong together.

 It is really hard to review this book without giving anything away. For that reason alone I have been struggling to write my review. I wrote one then erased it, only to start all over again.

 This book is told in Rike and Peyton's POV. Rike is the voice for the Before part and Peyton tells us the After story. This was really unique and allows us to learn so much about both characters and I feel like we get to fall in love with them this way. This was a beautiful book and I cannot wait to read more from this author! I do feel like I needed a little mor

e at the end but am still happy with things. I think I just wasn't ready to say goodbye to these characters. I really want to learn more about Scott and Lindsay, too. I really liked these two just as much as I liked the MCs!


Win a silver Ampersand necklace and a signed copy of BEFORE & AFTER. 

About the Author:

Nazarea AndrewsNazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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