Sunday, May 29, 2016

Release Blitz and Giveaway: Instead of You by Anie Micheals

Title: Instead of You
Author: Anie Michaels
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 24, 2016 

Two brothers.

Cory was my best friend, the boy who I’d resolved to spend my entire life with. I’d grown to love him, gotten used to the idea of our life together, even if it wasn’t the all-encompassing, soul-crushing, heart-shattering romance it appeared to be.

Hayes was the boy who seemed entirely out of reach. Untouchable. He stole my first kiss, a secret I’d hidden away in the recesses of my heart, protecting the memory and hoping it would be enough to last me a lifetime. When he became my history teacher, it was impossible to hide from him any longer.

There was no way to anticipate just how important both Wallace brothers would become to me, how deeply they would change my life, or how the loss of one would propel me into the arms of the other.

“Well... Anie has done it again! She has taken me on an emotional rollercoaster ride that gave me all of the feels! Ever single one of them.” ~Sandra (Goodreads Review)
“I truly, with out a doubt recommend Instead of You to anyone and everyone. Hands down this is a five star read, and if I could give it anymore stars, I WOULD!!” ~Iowa Gal (Amazon Review)
“Love, love, loved this book… it had forbidden and unexpected love, it had heartbreak, angst galore, and joy.” ~Alison (Goodreads Review)

Warning, very emotional and you need tissues. Instead of You by Anie Michaels assaults your emotions and doesn’t let up.

McKenzie and Cory have had their lives completely mapped out by their mothers, including their wedding, but McKenzie isn’t so sure she is in love with her best friend, Cory. On her 16th birthday things change when she is kissed by his older brother Hayes. Still she moves forward with Cory until tragedy strikes. Now Hayes is back and she is realizing that maybe her feelings weren’t so confused after all.

Hayes loves McKenzie, but being her new history teacher is probably not the best of circumstances for him, neither is the fact she was dating his brother until a terrible accident. But none of that stops him from wanting her.

I will admit there were times when McKenzie’s indecisiveness got on my nerves, I could actually see why the author wrote her that way. You will need some tissues when you read this book, and just when you think you don’t need them anymore, you do. Keep them handy. The story is amazing and the characters relatable in many way. 4.5 stars! One click today!

Wow. What an emotional read.

McKenzie and Cory have been best friends since they were born practically. Their mothers mapped out their future and had their wedding already planned. McKenzie was conflicted but didn't want to ruin their chances so she went through with dating him.

But Hayes, Cory's older brother came in and gave her, her first kiss. She knew in that moment that her feelings for Cory were a shame and that she was in love with his brother Hayes. But she keeps up her pretenses for Cory, hoping that she will eventually come to love him.

But all of that changes in a heartbeat when tragedy strikes. Then it become a matter of what is expected and right versus living life and taking what you want.

Hayes and McKenzie have their work cut out for them.

What happens? Go one click.

This story will definitely take you on an emotion journey of love, grief, healing and true love.

Anie Michaels is the author of The Never series, The Private Serials, and a stand alone novel, The Space Between Us. She started writing her first novel in June 2013. When she is not working, reading, writing, or spending time with her family, you can find her spending time with her close friends. Anie lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.