Nov 14, 2013

Rock and a Hard Place Blog Tour + Giveaway

Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: HarperTeen
Number of Pages: 224

"Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Susane Colasanti, Angie Stanton's swoon-worthy romance--about an ordinary girl and a young rock star--will keep readers on the edge of their seats . . . and leave them wanting more.
In an instant, Libby's life went from picture-perfect to a nightmare. After surviving a terrible car accident, Libby is abandoned by her father and left with her controlling aunt. A new town, a new school, no friends--Libby is utterly alone. But then she meets Peter.
The lead singer in a rock band with his brothers, Peter hates that his parents overly manage his life. Constantly surrounded by family, Peter just wants to get away. And when he meets Libby, he's finally found the one person who just wants to be with him, not the rock star.
But while Peter battles his family's growing interference in both his music and personal life, Libby struggles with her aunt, who turns nastier each day. And even though Libby and Peter desperately want to be together, their drastically different lives threaten to keep them apart forever."
Angie Stanton just pulls us into the beauty of Libby and Peter's story. This is one story you will never get tired of reading.

I have to say now that I read this book back in 2011 a few months after it first came out and I loved this story. Angie Stanton had just self-published the book and it was one of the first books I marked as a "favorite" on Goodreads. I just re-read this book again for the blog tour and once again it just blew my mind. I absolutely adore this book and I don't think anything will ever change that.

The whole story of this book is so heart-warming and definitely makes you want to be Peter or Libby and live that experience. At first you feel sad, then you feel hope, then disappointment and then finally such a rush of feelings you just need to lie down.
“When I met you, you were the bright light that saved me from the darkest depths.” 
Libby is an amazing character. She's been through so much in her life yet she is still so happy and enthusiastic about life. She is definitely someone to look up to. I really just wanted to become her friend every single time I read this book.
“Libby was more beautiful than any movie star. She just didn’t know it, which he loved about her.” 
Peter is another amazing character in this book. He is hands down my favorite character and I absolutely adored reading about him.He's kind, smart, funny, in a band, and not to mention good-looking. I picture Peter extremely good looking so that is definitely one perk! 
“No, they're not starbusts." He continued to touch each mark. "They're angel kisses. It's like angels kissed your hands all over." His eyes rose to meet hers. They were filled with kindness and compassion. Something she had felt little of the past year.” 
Peter also happens to be this amazingly sweet romantic.This is the one thing that really made me latch onto Peter and never made me want to let go. He is always so kind to Libby no matter what and he's a family guy! Yet he isn't a mama's boy either-that would be scary. I really just enjoyed reading about Peter and Libby's chemistry in this book and I really hope that maybe one day Angie will decide to make a novella about where they have ended up in life.  I really think it would be interesting to see, especially with the band.

I definitely recommend that everyone go read this book...NOW! 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!!
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher and tour host in exchange for an honest review.

Author Bio 
Angie Stanton never planned on writing books, she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in a rural setting with her brothers' 4-H pigs as pets, dance didn't work out. Instead she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head she began to write them down and the rest is history.
She loves dipping french fries in chocolate shakes, natural disaster movies and Broadway Musicals. When not writing, Angie is concocting ways to make more dreams come true, whether it be tickets to a Broadway show or convincing her family they should rent an RV and travel the country. She's still working on that one.

Angie is a proud double finalist of the 2011 National Readers Choice Awards for Love 'em or Leave 'em, as well as a finalist for the Golden Quill Awards.
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