Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Blog Tour:Choosing You by Allie Everhart


When Jade is given a scholarship to an elite private college in Connecticut, she sees it as a chance to finally escape her painful past and get a fresh start. She’s determined to succeed and that means keeping her focus on school and not guys. But her plan falls apart her first day on campus when Garret, a rich prep school boy with swimmer abs and a perfect smile, offers to help her move in.

Jade tries to push him away, but she can’t deny her attraction to him and Garret won’t let her. Things quickly heat up between them, but then come to a sudden halt when reality hits and Jade realizes that a relationship with Garret may never be possible. He comes from a world of wealth where there are rules, including rules about who he can date. And not following those rules has consequences.

As the two of them try to overcome the obstacles working to keep them apart, Jade is confronted with another challenge. On her 19th birthday, she receives a letter that her now deceased mother wrote years ago. In it are revelations that explain her traumatic childhood but also make her question the past she’s been running from.

Series description:

The Jade Series is a New Adult Romance that follows the relationship of Jade and Garret in their first year of college. In Choosing You, (book 1), Jade and Garret meet on Jade’s first night at Moorhurst College and despite their strong attraction to each other, they’re not allowed to date because of the strict rules that control Garret’s life. In Knowing You, (book 2), Garret breaks the family rules and begins dating Jade. Their relationship grows deeper but issues from Jade’s past complicate matters. Loving You (book 3) shows Jade and Garret growing closer as a couple but also hints at the trouble that lies ahead in Promising You (book 4), in which a new challenge emerges for Garret that could interfere with the future he wants with Jade. Originally, book 4 was the end of the series, but fans wanted to read more about Jade and Garret, so Allie is now in the process of writing Forever You, an all-new, full-length follow-up book to The Jade Series releasing later this spring!


Sarah says

4 Star Review

I really enjoyed Choosing You by Allie Everhart. This is the first book by her that I have read and I will definitely be reading more. I was a little disappointed that it ended with a slight cliffhanger but I am happy that all of the other books in this four part series are available now. This book was very well written and follows a different story line than a lot of the books these days. It is a romance novel with a little bit of suspense mixed in.
Jade lived a very hard childhood with a drug addicted alcoholic mother who died when Jade was a teenager. She went to live with her neighbor Frank who became her legal guardian, and his son Ryan. She works very hard in school and gets a full ride scholarship to an exclusive private school in Connecticut. Jade has a hard time trusting people and has a hard time letting go of her past so she decides its best to just avoid everyone and focus on school.. She meets Garret on her first day of college and is mean to him in hopes that she will scare him away. On her nineteenth birthday she gets a letter that her mother wrote to her when she was a baby and it has Jade questioning everything she thought she knew about her past.

Garret comes from a rich family but doesn't like to follow all of the strict rules set forth by his family. He meets Jade on her first day of college and has an immediate connection with her. He continued to pursue Jade even though she tried to push him away. He is a very sweet and charming guy with some secrets that he tries to keep hidden. Will they be able to become more than friends or will Garret's family rules keep pushing them apart? When Jade opens up to Garret about the letter will he help her figure things out or will he tell her to leave things in the past?

“He made me feel wanted and needed and not at all alone. I don’t understand how someone can affect me that way, but I don’t want that someone to go away.”

“He smiles and pulls me onto his leg to sit. “Why would you want to be alone? Alone sucks.”
I can’t argue because it’s true. Alone does suck. But it’s all I know. When you lose faith in people, alone is your only option.”

The character and story development were well paced. I loved the witty bantar between Jade and Garret. I loved the strong friendship between the two lead characters. They always stand by each other even when things don't go the way they want. I look forward to continuing this series to see where Jade and Garret's relationship goes.


Allie Everhart writes about dating, love, and romance. She’s also a freelance writer for magazines and websites. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, running, or binge-watching TV shows on DVD. Some of her favorites are Gilmore Girls, Mad Men, Veronica Mars, and Gossip Girl. When writing her novels, Allie likes to drink dark-roast coffee when writing suspense scenes and red wine when writing love scenes. And eating chocolate is good when writing any kind of scene.

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  1. Great review, Sarah! I really like the sounds of this one and especially how it sounds like it has more than just romance, but also suspense and friendship.