Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hard Knox by Nicole Williams - Blog Tour Stop and Review

A New Series by NYT Bestselling Author Nicole Williams

The Outsider Chronicles, #1
New Adult/Adult Contemporary
Released August 12, 2014
Knox Jagger. The name inspires resent in every male at Sinclair University, want in every female, and contempt in Charlie Chase.
Charlie can be summed up in three words: independent, independent, and independent. To Charlie, Knox epitomizes everything that’s wrong with college males: prolific one-night stands, drunken senseless fights, and a body that hints at prioritizing gym time over study time.
As an up-and-coming writer for Sinclair University’s newspaper, Charlie’s tasked with getting to the bottom of who’s been dropping little white pills into girls’ drinks at parties. In an ocean of All-American boys sporting polo shirts and innocent smiles, Knox is the obvious suspect. As evidence piles up against the bad boy of Sinclair, Charlie becomes more and more certain it isn’t Knox. But when her drink is dosed at a party and she wakes up on Knox’s couch the next morning, Charlie’s left with more questions than answers when it comes to Knox Jagger.
How can Charlie ever hope to uncover the truth behind a guy so closed off he’s become . . .
Hard Knox.

About the Author
I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.

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*Suz's 5 Star Review*

It is no surprise to anyone that I am a HUGE Nicole Williams fan, and that I love a good broken, bad boy. This story gave me Nicole's amazing writing and a swoon-worthy broken bad boy.

"The icon, the man, the legend...the guy who was earning a memorial statue in the bad boy hall of fame--Knox Jagger."

Charlie Chase is a sassy independent Journalism student who finds herself in a bad situation while attending a sorority party on campus, researching her latest article. The one person that you would think would be the problem, is the person that becomes her solution.

 "One of these days, you're going to realize you can't explain the whole damn world, and everyone in it with a few paragraphs and a few minutes of observation."

Charlie and Knox must work together to help solve what has become a HUGE problem on the campus of Sinclair University. I fell in love with the back and forth banter of these two characters.

 "It's a nice change of pace to have a girl fire words and glares at me instead of cleavage and underwear."

Knox has the reputation, and the panties in his back pocket, that he is a bit of a man whore.... Charlie doesn't want to fall for him and his man whore ways. But when circumstances pull them closer together, she can't help the feelings that come. She pushes farther as Knox pulls back.
Knox has some secrets in his past, that he vows, will never allow him to fall in love.

The twist in the story had in me TEARS

One of my favorite quotes: "With lust, the attraction is based on 'What can you do for me'? But with love, it's about  'What can I do for you'?  Selfish versus selfless.

I had to keep flipping pages so that I could know what was going to happen. I laughed, I cried and I swooned over this book. I can't wait for everyone to meet this sassy girl and bad boy.

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