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Thursday, January 23, 2020

perfect and imperfect memories - Sort of Normal by Liz Ashlee

Carter Hart and Boone Fell’s lives are a tangle of perfect and imperfect memories. 
But all it takes is one kiss and a lie to tear them apart. 


Published: January 14th, 2020

Falling in love isn’t as easy as staying in love. 

Carter Hart and Boone Fell’s lives are tangle of perfect and imperfect memories. In a world of drugs, alcoholism and neglectful parents, their love for each other kept them strong. But all it takes is one kiss and a lie to tear them apart. 

When Carter’s brother, Declan, dies of an overdose, Boone decides he can’t let another day of secrets and mistaken circumstances keep them apart. His only problem? Now that he’s ready to move forward with Carter, she’s ready to leave him where she thinks he belongs: in the past. 


With a lot of force, I manage to open the window. It's as if Gabe knew that this would someday happen, so he put me in the room with the crappy window. "Boone, what are you doing? Are you okay?"

            He smirks. "Thought I'd show my everlasting devotion to you by making a blood oath."
"Blood oath? You look like a sacrificial pig." I open the window further and reach out to grab him by his shirt collar. "Get in here."
He bulks. "I prefer sacrificial goat. Goats are awesome."
"Well, pigs are cute, and this is a really weird argument."
"Ain't an argument, and maybe I should be a pig, since I'm pretty damn cute. Am I more awesome or cute—what do you think?"
"Boone …" I trail off and listen for any signs that Gabe and Kara heard us. Luckily, the house is silent. Gabe sleeps like the dead because he's always tired, and Kara tends to pile pillows on top of her head. If we're quiet, I should be able to help Boone without them finding out he's here. In my room. Again. "Get in here."
He grins. "Yes, ma'am." All of his confidence leaves him as his hands scrape against the riveted sill. He leaves behind a handprint that I'll have to clean up later. He curses again. "Tell Kara it's hard to play Rapunzel and Prince when there's damn thorns everywhere." 

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About the author:
Liz Ashlee is a romance novelist who is known for Step Toward You and "Wishing in on Water" in the Once Upon a Summer collection. She has her Bachelors in Library Informatics and English from Northern Kentucky University, and is currently pursuing her master's degree. She lives in Independence, KY with her parents, their three cats, and her dog, Hero. Her pride and joy is getting to be a dog-mother, friend, and daughter to those in her life. 

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lildevilgirl22 said...

I like the cover art

Liz Ashlee said...
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Liz Ashlee said...

Thank you for featuring me!

tetewa said...

Enjoyed the post!

DebP said...

This looks like it would be an engrossing read.

Book Club Reviewer said...

Looks good!

Dale Wilken said...

The book sounds like a great read.

magic5905 said...

Sounds good.

CJ said...

The cover is really lovely... thanks for sharing the excerpt! :)

Bridgett Wilbur said...

I would love to read your book.

Robin A said...

The cover looks great. I can not wait to read it

Michele S. said...

Thank you for the excerpt.. you are a new author to me and this helps me know more about your books....