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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lennon’s Jinx By: Chris Myers *Review & Giveaways*




Title: Lennon’s Jinx
Author: Chris Myers
Expected release date: January 15, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours


Book Description

Sometimes, you don’t get to choose who you fall for...

Lennon spends most of his time raising his little sister Currie while trying to skate through his senior year of high school. He prefers groupies with no-strings attached but finds himself strangely attracted to Jinx, the straight-A student in his choir. Lennon’s curiosity overrules his good sense as he tries to peel away the layers to discover the reason for Jinx’s skittishness.

Jinx conceals the black truth about herself from her friends. She won’t admit to them that she screwed up big time, losing her first love and what she once held most precious. 

When Lennon’s band holds auditions to replace their keyboard player, Jinx comes to tryout and almost leaves after seeing Lennon. Despite the fact she despises him, she joins the band to nurture her love of music that will hopefully ease the guilt gnawing away at her. 

Like the rest of his band mates, Jinx soon witnesses Lennon battling his infamous father for the custody of Currie. While confronting his pent-up anger at his dad, Lennon exposes vulnerabilities he had no intention of letting any girl ever see, especially Jinx. Their reckless pasts may bring them together or further complicate their already messy lives.




About The Author

Chris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. In second grade, Sister Bernice produced Chris's first play about pumpkins mauling and eating children. Apparently, the nuns didn’t catch the underlying meaning. This instantly raised Chris to stardom amongst her peers for the several days off from schoolwork while in production. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers and young adult. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon.

Chris literally has very few photos of herself, even though photography put her through college. Here she is with her sisters and daughter. Chris is the one with the vino.

Chris started out as an art major, then moved to bio-chem, hoping to play Victor Frankenstein as a genetic engineer or messing with people's minds as a psychiatrist. Just as she was about to graduate, she decided being broke for another four to ten years wouldn't work out for her adventurous spirit and traveling. She ended up with an electrical engineering degree then a masters. As it turns out, she should've finished her first novel twenty-five years ago and stuck in the make-believe world where she is happiest.




My Review

Wow! I just gotta write first, that this story is not at all I what I expected, and I liked the unpredictable side of this one. I just found there to be refreshing and creative story lines, characters, and a flow that just kept me reading on to the next page, and honestly, when I read the last page, I wanted more. This is my first time reading a story from this Author, and I look forward to reading more from her, as I feel she has a really good writing style, that kept me hooked, entertained, and even made me relate to some of the feelings and situations that these characters face.

I really liked reading from the POVs of two of the main characters, Lennon and Jinx. Now, when I was reading the beginning of this story, I have to admit, I was wondering, how they would end up together, because, well in Jinx's case, she does not want anything to do with a bad boy, or I think she says this or maybe it was one of her friends, a 'man whore.' Yeah even though these two have sorta known each other since grade school, they don't really talk to each other, but they do share a love of music, and Lennon has true talent, and his father, is one of the greatest musicians, but Lennon doesn't want anything to do with a drug addict, that screwed him over and abandoned him and his sister Currie, and Mom, or I should write, Heather. Lennon doesn't get a long with her either, and I really understood where Lennon came from, from a dysfunctional family, and I could understand why he does not want to renew a parent relationship with either of them; he just wants to keep taking care of his 9 or 10 year old sister, Currie, the only one he really loves, and their sibling bond just made me smile, because you can just tell that they are best friends. Lennon needs Currie, in his life, as she needs him, even though his now sober father, might want to take her away, so she can stay with him and his new girlfriend, at his home in Los Angeles. 

Jinx has kept a secret for the past few years, that broke up she and her boyfriend Zach. Even though they are seniors in high school, she has not been able to find someone to really develop a relationship with, as she still loves Zach, but after they broke up, he entered a new relationship pretty fast, and that tugs at Jinx's heart. She lost her father years back to cancer, and now, when her mother is away at work, she is stuck with her Step-Monster, oh I mean, Step-Father. Yeah, you'll read that name quite a bit because that's how she refers to him. She doesn't like him at all, no, she hates him, and you will definitely hate him too, like me, as the story goes along, and you'll know what Jinx has been keeping to herself, since before she turned 16. 

So you will read that both Lennon and Jinx have their own set of issues, but you'll see how they overcome some of them, even together, because they are band mates in his band, and you'll read about how that happens, because Jinx can sing and play an instrument, something I didn't mention earlier. I like how there are realistic situations here, because it made me connect and understand the characters so much better, and there are some funny and good feeling scenes, some that are frustrating and there's a sad scene, that seriously made me shed a few tears, and it has to do with a character I have not mentioned at all, but boy what happens to that character just touched me. There's something that occurs towards the end, that does not have to do with a heartbreak of love, I'll say just that; it's a different kind of heartbreak, and I don't cry when reading, but what happens here just made me more sympathetic, and how this story is presented, written, shows how this story is really well written. 

Now, I gotta write, that this novel was different than what I suppose I expected. I mentioned this in the beginning of my Review. I found this to be a story of growth in character, from both Lennon and Jinx. There's definitely a romantic interest, but I like how this story deals with realistic situations and character development, instead of love, so that's something I liked about this novel. This is book 1, and I believe there are going to be two more, so I really really look forward to the next two books, to read where the Author will take this story, where she will take these characters. This is a novel I recommend! 

My Rating: 4.7/5
I say a Strong PG-13 Rating (Some Mature Language & Sexual Situations)




4 comments:

  1. Seems like a great book! loved the review and thanks for holding the giveaway!

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win

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