Thursday, March 12, 2015

Release Day Blitz and Review: Beautiful Lesson by S. Moose and Rebecca Brooke

Title: Beautiful Lessons
Author: S. Moose and Rebecca Brooke

Genre: New Adult, Romance

Release Date: March 2, 2015

For Jayceon Ashworth, he's lucky to make it through the day without the torment and aggravation. Pushing aside the taunting, he focuses on football and art until Seona Fisher crashes into his life.

Seona Fisher gets a second chance. Moving to College Station, Texas to be with her brother, Travis, is something she needs to escape the demons of her past. Starting over is never easy. Letting go of old habits is hard, but seeing his green eyes changes her world.

A friendship turns into them both wanting one another, and neither of them able to fight their feelings. But when the demons of darkness come back, Seona has to find her way through and back into Jayceon's arms.

Senior year is the end of an era; the year you prepare yourself to start a new journey. A time to spend with friends you may not see much after graduation. Then again, that’s what senior year is supposed to be. For me, it’s just a countdown to the day I can walk away and never look back.

When I started high school, I had high hopes. Playing football, having friends, going to parties and for the first two years, that’s exactly what happened. Then one night, I tried to do the right thing, and it all blew up in my face. Since then, high school has been a big pain in the ass. A place I dread going, full of bullies and rumors. The sooner it’s over, the better for me.

Another typical day at school and the hallways are crowded as usual, signaling my least favorite time of day. Since being on the football team as the starting wide receiver, things at school became a little harder than before. I’m not liked very much on the team, but some of the bullying stopped. The team hated me, besides Brendan, but even he is cautious with his friendship. In the classrooms they leave me alone, not wanting to deal with the teachers or the consequences. What’s the point of getting caught, when the hallway is jam packed and it’s easier to torture people, especially when there are too many people to see what’s happening?

On the way to my locker, I feel a hand curl around my arm and stop me.

I head to the cafeteria and feel someone staring at me. It’s not that creepy feeling, but something I can’t explain. My body is on high alert, and I swear I can hear my heart beating faster and faster. Everything around me slows down. My mind grows curious and my body has a mind of its own. Slowly turning my head to the right, I find piercing, bright green eyes staring back at me. He’s not smiling, but his eyes are telling me something different. They’re holding a story I want to curl up to and read. It’s hard to explain these new feelings. I want to keep looking at him and explore his incredibly sexy body.

My mouth opens a little, but I quickly close it when I hear Chaz calling for me. I turn around and head over to their table. I get introduced to some of the football team, as Chaz places his arm around my shoulders. Slightly turning my head, I see the mystery boy with green eyes. He’s not looking at me anymore, but God I wish he was looking at me. When I saw Chaz this morning, I thought I knew the definition of a hot guy, then I saw the one across the room and my definition of it has forever been changed. Hot is not a fair word to describe him, sexy as hell is a much better description.

Beautiful Lessons was a contemporary coming of age novel with a little twists of sports.  I would give this book a 4 stars.  This is a standalone novel so no worries Divas no cliffy's here!  This book does touch on bullying and abuse which both are something I truly hate but don't mind reading about and these 2 authors did a fantastic job of portraying the thoughts and feelings that one would feel when this is happening to them.  Although this book's setting is high school I never got the feeling that I was to old to be reading I felt pulled in from the beginning and anticipating the ending.  The chemistry between the characters was something else that will pull you in and leave you panting for more.  I have read many books by S. Moose but this is the first book I have read by Rebecca Brooke but will be looking forward to more.

Seona hasn't led any easy life, she lost her mom when she was young and had to live with a controlling father.  She finally breaks free from her father and moves in with her half brother and his dad in Texas.  She can finally be herself and enjoy her last year in high school, at first she is skeptical that she won't fit in but it kind of turns out way better than she expected.. having a brother that is known for kicking serious butt in football at the near by college and who went to the same high school as her sets her up to hang with the "cool" crowd.  But she will find herself drawn to an outsider Jayceon and she finds herself wanting to know more about him and be the chaser.

Jayceon has a great family life but his life at school got turned upside down last year when he does something he thought was life saving.  He used to be apart of the "cool" crowd but unfortunately the quarterback of the football team is the one spewing lies about him and make his life a living nightmare.  He bites his tongues and just keeps telling himself he only has senior year and he will be out this town for good and the bullying will stop.. When Seona walks into the cafeteria one day he is instantly drawn to her but when he finds her walking towards the people that taunt him everyday he knows he can't have anything with her no matter how pretty or sexy she is.... 

Will Seona show Jayceon that she isn't like the other people that taunt him?  Will Jayceon finally give into Seona's advances and trust that she isn't just playing some kind of joke on him??  When twists and demons come all will fall apart that they build together can they find there way back or is it just too much to bare?

Go pick up this book, you will enjoy it as much as I did!  Thanks for a great story and I looked forward to much more from both authors in the future!

S. Moose

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, S.Moose, lives in Webster, NY.

A 2011 St. John Fisher graduate, S.Moose loves to read and write. When she isn't in her room in front of her computer or a book, she is with her family and friends.

S. Moose is a romantic at heart and loves anything with a happily ever after.


Rebecca Brooke: 
Rebecca Brooke grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. Writing has always been a love for her, as well as reading. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. Rebecca is the author of the Forgiven Series as well as the military romance Letters Home.


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