Published by Sourcebooks Fire on August 2nd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: ARC, eARC
Source: Netgalley, Book Expo America
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Model Finley needs someone to help her shed her "good girl" persona, so she'll try Eddie on for size.
New York City model Finley is fed up with hearing the same feedback at castings: she needs to take some serious action to wipe the "good girl" stamp from her resume if she wants to launch to stardom.
Enter Eddie Wells. He's shallow, predictable…and just as lost as Finley feels. Deep down, Finley is drawn to Eddie's bravado, his intensity. Except Eddie is hiding something. A big something. And when it surfaces, both loving and leaving Finley will become so much harder.
Top Ten Writing Must Haves (snacks, muses, songs, etc.) with Mark Perini!
Bose Noise Canceling Headphones: When I sit down and write I want to be in a distraction free zone. So these headphones let me enter a writer’s matrix!
Strand Books Mug: The first books store I ever went to in NYC was Strand. It’s a place that’s kind of fabled in New York. This mug was a gift and it holds the key to life for anyone in NYC…Coffee!!
MacBook Pro: When Julie and I sold Halfway Perfect, I bought myself a new laptop. It’s now become my constant companion.
Two Door Cinema Club Album (Tourist History): I’ve been listening to this band for years, but I’ve been binge-listening to them while we were writing You Before Anyone Else. It’s amazing pump up music.
Iced Coffee: I realize I mentioned coffee previously, but I can’t stress how important it is to my day. My Starbucks order is a Breve, Sugar-Free Vanilla, Grande Iced Coffee. (I’m very proud of it, it’s the perfect drink.)
Field Notes: I still like to write my To-Do list by hand. I also use my notebook to write down any story/character inspirations that come my way day or night.
Skagen Watch: When I’m writing (in the matrix) usually in the evening. I set alarms to make sure I get up and take a walk at regular intervals. Otherwise, if I didn’t do that I’d look up at the clock and it would be 4 AM.
THE GOOGLE: My grandpa refused to call Google by its proper name. Therefore, in honor of him, I’m sticking to it. I do all my research for my books online and it all starts from The Google.
Trello: It’s a project management tool that takes the place of Post-it Notes. I sync it up with my calendar to make sure I’m hitting all my deadlines and also keep track of all the different projects I’m juggling.
Izzy my Puppy: I’ve got the best dog on the earth (does every pet owner feel that way?) I meet a ton of characters in NYC on our daily walks. It’s a fact that many of those people have made their way into my books/writing. So thank you for that Izzy. Also, she’s a model in her own right. https://www.instagram.com/izzythemini/
About Julie Cross
Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin’s Press). She’s also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!
Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA. She’s a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres.
Outside of her reading and writing credibility’s, Julie Cross is a committed–but not talented–long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict.
About Mark Perini
Mark Perini, is a New York City based author debuting his first YA novel, Halfway Perfect. Additionally, Mark is a featured author in the upcoming anthology, 50 First Times.
Mark began his career as an international fashion model 8 years ago, while simultaneously obtaining a business degree from Seton Hall University. He has a passion for traveling the world, and he’s made a blood pact with friends to see all seven ancient wonders of the world before he’s thirty. Four down three to go.
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