It’s Friday and I’m happy today so I thought I would do a book giveaway! It is open to everyone and will run until Monday night! All you have to do to enter is LEAVE A COMMENT below.
The giveaway is for two ARCS. The first one is:
Why is everyone talking about the ending of Sarah Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes?
Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone.
When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar…who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can’t keep his eyes off Louise.
And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend, but she also just happens to be married to David. David and Adele look like the picture-perfect husband and wife, but then why is David so controlling, and why is Adele so scared of him?
As Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong, but Louise can’t guess how wrong―and how far a person might go to protect their marriage’s secrets.
The second book is:
From master storyteller Amy Hatvany—whose writing has been hailed as “gripping and emotionally honest” (Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times betselling author)—comes a provocative and compelling novel about two friends whose lives are changed by a drunken kiss.
I want to rewind the clock, take back the night when the world shattered. I want to erase everything that went wrong.
Amber Bryant and Tyler Hicks have been best friends since they were teenagers—trusting and depending on each other through some of the darkest periods of their young lives. And while Amber has always felt that their relationship is strictly platonic, Tyler has long harbored the secret desire that they might one day become more than friends.
Returning home for the summer after her college graduation, Amber begins spending more time with Tyler than she has in years. Despite the fact that Amber is engaged to her college sweetheart, a flirtation begins to grow between them. One night, fueled by alcohol and concerns about whether she’s getting married too young, Amber kisses Tyler.
What happens next will change them forever.
In alternating points of view, It Happens All the Time examines the complexity of sexual dynamics between men and women and offers an incisive exploration of gender roles, expectations, and the ever-timely issue of consent.
Over the summer, with Daniel away in Seattle, Tyler and Amber go to a party. After a night of drinking and flirting they wind up in the house in one of the bedrooms. Amber knows what she is doing is wrong. She is engaged to Daniel and shouldn’t be kissing Tyler, but she can’t seem to stop. Then after a moment of clarity she tells Tyler to stop and he doesn’t. He rapes her while she is laying there crying. It is as if he can’t hear her. Afterwards, as expected she is a hot mess and totally freaks out. She manages to get away and has Tyler’s friend take her home. Her life is never going to be the same and at first, she tries to hide what happens. She is afraid it will look like she was asking for it and maybe it is all her fault. Poor Amber, she broke my heart over and over again.
IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME is the first book I’ve read by Amy Hatvany but it surely won’t be the last. Amy pulled me right in from the very first page, shredded my heart along the way, and never let me go. This is a very hard story to read but I think it’s one that needs to be discussed. How fast society blames the victim, is truly upsetting and wrong. It has nothing to do with what the victim was wearing or how they were acting! No means no! Binge drinking and rape is always in the news and IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. Please, if you are a parent, read this book and discuss it with your kids. Make your kids read it! This doesn’t need to keep happening. Teach your kids what is right and wrong. Once I started reading, I could not put this book down. I had to know what was going to happen to Amber and Tyler and once you start reading, you will know exactly what I mean!