Tuesday 5 August 2014

Book Blitz Excerpt & Giveaway - Had To Be You by Juliet Chatham

Had To Be You
Release Date: 08/05/14
Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads:
After college, Rory Finn left behind the familiarity of her quiet, picturesque hometown to pursue a professional career in the city. With her sights firmly on the future, Rory pressed on in hopes of forgetting the past until a jarring bit of unwelcome news forces her to confront it.

Her first love, the one she'd tried so hard to forget, is about to marry someone else. That pang Rory feels isn't envy, it's not even regret. It's love. But Rory can't be that girl. She won't. But if she doesn't, she'll never know what could have been. She'll never have another chance to tell him how she feels. 

As she embarks on an impulsive, desperate bid to win him back, her mission turns into an unexpected and emotional journey of rediscovery. HAD TO BE YOU explores a history of love from its tentative beginnings to what may just turn out to be its final bittersweet end, as Rory ignores her head and follows her heart.

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Excerpt from Had To Be You

Jill clicked off the phone and exhaled loudly, shaking her head.

“What was that all about?” Trevor came back  into  the room  and  dropped  into  the chair across from her. He had a pint of ice cream in his hand. “Is she upset because Matt is marrying Amanda? Doesn’t she like her?”

“No, it’s not that,  really,” Jill replied, gazing  out  the  window.  A  smudge  of  moonlight was barely visible in the night time sky above the buildings across the street. “Rory doesn’t even know Amanda. They’ve never met. She’s just upset Matt is getting  married, period. There’s a  long history there, you know. Once upon a time... well, they were pretty close. They were best friends, each other’s first loves, you name it.”

Trevor always tried to play it off like he was barely interested in gossip, above it all even, but when they were alone he definitely took a sort of conspiratorial delight in getting the scoop on  Jill’s  small  hometown  crowd. He  himself had never  experienced  just  how  tight  some childhood ties could bind.

“I guess I recall you telling methat.” Swallowing a mouthful of ice cream, hefrowned. “So, is she just jealous he found someone else? Or does she still have feelings for him?”

“Who knows?” Jill replied with another yawn, propping her elbow on the back of the couch to rest her head in her hand. “Rory Finn is a very complicated girl. Believe me, she makes me look easy.”

“Maybe we shouldn’t talk about how easy you look, love,” he murmured as he dug his spoon in, trying to hide a grin, “when you’re sitting there all knocked up.”

“Give me that ice cream and I just might forget you said that.”

About the Author
A lifelong New Englander, I divide my time between the North Shore and Cape Cod. My favorite things are beaches, boats, books, bars, the Boston Red Sox and boys, but not necessarily in that order. Consequently, you’ll probably find that these are the things I write about, too.

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$10 Amazon Gift Card and Had To Be You ebook up for grabs.

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  1. thank you for the nice giveaway, your book looks good

  2. thanks for the great giveaway

  3. thanks for the great giveaway. congrats on new book

  4. Had to be you sounds like a great love story and discovery of self. I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you

  5. This book sounds really awesome!! I can't wait to read it!! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!!

  6. Sounds like a great, relatable read, thank you for the giveaway :)

  7. Love the cover, blurb and excerpt

  8. The cover is amazing!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  9. Loving the title and the cover so much <3 If there wasn't anything that would pull me in, those aspects would be for sure!