How is your week going? My uni schedule is definitely starting to get busier but I think I still have things under control.
Anyway, today I am doing my stop on the book blitz tour for Decide to Live by Shirley Anne Edwards. Decide to Live is a New Adult contemporary romance book. I was initially put off from joining this tour out of fear of triggering and sensitive topics that the title definitely imply but I asked and – there is NO suicide or self-harm in this book – if that is something that the title made you worried about as it did with me. It is the third book in the Finding Strength series but I’m pretty sure it is a standalone series. I don’t know if there are recurring characters but the main story itself seems to be unrelated to the first two in the series. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 15th till the 21st of February. You can find the rest of the tour schedule here if you want to check out some of the other stops on the tour.
Decide to Live (Finding the Strength #3)
By Shirley Anne Edwards
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult, New Adult
Release Date: 14 February, 2021
When it hurts too much to live, how does one find the strength to stay alive and find hope again?
Reiko Nakano has a charmed life. Not only does the twenty-three-old come from a life of luxury because of her celebrity parents and supermodel sister, she’s best friends with the biggest brother and sister pop duo in the world- Gio and Gem Grove. But what the public assumes is wrong different because of what Reiko suffers in private. She feels she’s an outcast in her own family because of her ptosis and her social anxiety. She then makes the biggest mistake of her life and tries to turn her lifelong crush on Gio into something more. His cruel rejection after she lets him take her virginity leaves her heartbroken.
Reiko hides in the least likely of places- the small town of Albee, Pennsylvania. There she enjoys her anonymity and enrolls in summer classes at Maison University. She hopes she can fit in as a student, but life continues to play tricks on her when she’s hit in the face by a football from one of the most popular boys on campus, Will Forest. But this accidental but memorial meeting will help heal her fragile emotions because Will shows her how special she is to those she meets, including him.
She isn’t sure what to make of Will. He’s too nice and sweet, and treats her like gold. She accepts his attempts at romance even though it’s only temporary. But as the summer flies by, she doesn’t want to give Will up, who doesn’t know the truth about her “vacation”. And when Gio arrives in town, and threatens to out Reiko, she has some hard choices to make. Does she come clean to Will so she can decide to finally live on her own terms and embrace the amazing woman Will thinks her to be?
About the Author:
Shirley Anne Edwards is a Northeast girl who first found her love for books when she read Nancy Drew’s The Secret of the Old Clock Tower at thirteen. Shirley found her love for writing at a very young age, and since then has let her imagination run wild by creating quirky characters and vast worlds in her head. Shirley lives in New Jersey and works in the entertainment industry in New York City.
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Decide to Live. Three people will win e-copies of Rage to Live, Let me Live and Decide to Live.
Thanks again to Lola’s Blog Tours for running this blog tour. I hope you’ve enjoyed this and like the sound of this book. I was initially not grabbed by it but the blurb sounds great. I hope you have a great rest of your day and I will see you tomorrow with my Word of the Week! ❤