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The good news is on the way. One more book to add to the TBR list. Worthy or not, we’ll see.
Recently I’ve received the ARC of Links by Lisa Becker. The book will be released on August 1st, and now it is available for the preorder on Amazon Links. I’m excited about every single romantic story I get a chance to read, and this one is not an exception. Lisa Becker is a role model for every woman who is seeking for sudden and fairytale love. She miraculously met her future husband online. Hence the question arises: Who if not Lisa knows how to describe better vicissitudes of fate on the way to great love and happily ever after?
Lisa Becker’s previous books gained the good reviews and were called “a fast read that will keep you entertained,” “a fun, quick read for fans of Sex and the City,” and “hard to put down.”
I won’t tease you too long. Be inspired by the book cover and the teaser, and read the Q&A with the author to reveal a veil of secrets about the book. Stay tuned to my reading progress and the rating of “Links” on my Instagram. The book review is already on Goodreads!
In high school, Charlotte Windham was a typical student going through an awkward phase – glasses and all. She harbored a crush on Garrett Stephens, the teen heartthrob everyone can’t help but fall for during that unfortunate ugly duckling phase of one’s teen years. Flash forward fifteen years later, and Charlotte and Garrett have a second chance encounter at a Los Angeles restaurant. However, this time around, Charlotte has leveled the playing field. She’s a bestselling novelist and no longer “Glasses,” the humiliating nickname Garrett called her in high school. In short, she’s a catch now and, thanks to corrective eye surgery, it’s not just her eyes that see better…so does her heart! Garrett hasn’t fared poorly either, transforming from teen heartbreaker to adult lothario. A now successful professional golfer, he’s recently suffered a major setback in the form of a possible career-ending injury. With the upper hand, can Charlotte forgive Garrett for his past ways, and for his more recent Don Juan lifestyle? Will she even want to? And, can Garrett change his ways for a second chance with Charlotte, who may just be the perfect fit for him?
Q&A with the author
Tell us about your newest release.
A light-hearted, second chance romance, Links explores what happens when nerdy girl Charlotte Windham reconnects with her unrequited schoolgirl crush, star athlete Garrett Stephens, 15 years after high school.
Did you have an unrequited crush in high school?
I’m not too ashamed to admit I had such a fierce crush on a boy, I willingly sat with him in the bathroom at parties while he puked up wine coolers, just so I could spend time with him. Thankfully, that soul-crushing time in my life in over, but I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if I came upon that secret crush today as a confident, successful woman.
Can you tell us more about the main character(s)?
Charlotte Windham was a typical ugly duckling in high school – glasses and all. Highly intelligent and immensely talented, she’s become a breakout success with her best-selling novel, The Crossing Guard. In school, she harbored an unrequited crush on Garrett Stephens, the teen heartthrob and star athlete who’s gone on to become a professional golfer suffering a possible career-ending injury.
The book explores what happens when these two former classmates have a chance encounter in a Los Angeles restaurant, 15 years after high school. With the upper hand, can Charlotte forgive Garrett for his past ways, and for his more recent Don Juan lifestyle? Will she even want to? And, can Garrett change his ways for a second chance with Charlotte, who may just be the perfect fit for him?
Imagine Links would be turned into a movie, who would you cast for the main characters?
You have also published other books, can you tell us more about them?
I’m most known for the Click trilogy comprised of Click: An Online Love Story, Double Click and Right Click. The series follows a young woman’s search for love online in Los Angeles with the entire series unfolding in emails between our heroine, her friends and her hilarious dates. Fraught with BCC’s, FWD’s and inadvertent Reply to All’s, readers will cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends. And ultimately, they will root for Renee to “click” with the right man.
What do you have in the works?
I’ve just wrapped up a contemporary romance called Starfish, which examines the unlikely relationship between a regular girl and a touring guitarist in a band. When it comes to romance, you just can’t pass up the idea of falling in love with a rock star.
How can readers connect with you?
I love hearing from readers, especially when I’ve brought some humor, heart or happiness into their worlds with my writing. You can find me on www.lisabecker.com