Welcome to Oh, The Books You'll Read! Today I am going to review Lennon's Jinx by Chris Myers. Check out my review below and don't forget to check out the other blogs taking part in this book tour HERE. Also enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter to win copies of this wonderful book.
Expected release date: January 15, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Sometimes, we don’t get to choose who we fall for.
Lennon spends most of his time raising his little sister Currie while trying to skate through his senior year of high school. He prefers groupies with no-strings attached but finds himself strangely attracted to Jinx, the straight-A student in his choir. Lennon’s curiosity overrules his good sense as he tries to peel away the layers to discover the reason for Jinx’s skittishness.
Jinx conceals the black truth about herself from her friends. She won’t admit to them that she screwed up big time, losing her first love and what she once held most precious.
When Lennon’s band holds auditions to replace their keyboard player, Jinx comes to tryout and almost leaves after seeing Lennon. Despite the fact she despises him, she joins the band to nurture her love of music that will hopefully ease the guilt gnawing away at her.
Like the rest of his band mates, Jinx soon witnesses Lennon battling his infamous father for the custody of Currie. While confronting his pent-up anger at his dad, Lennon exposes vulnerabilities he had no intention of letting any girl ever see, especially Jinx. Their reckless pasts may bring them together or further complicate their already messy lives.
Lennon is a high school senior. Put in charge of raising his little sister Currie, by his absentee mother and rock star father, there is more to him than meets the eye. Never having time for a real relationship he goes from one girl to the next. He meets Jinx at a party and she instantly hates everything about him. His reputation is enough to keep anyone away and she wants nothing to do with him. Lennon can't stop thinking about Jinx, much to his dismay. Needing a new keyboardist for their band, they hold tryouts and Jinx shows up to audition, much to Lennon's surprise and delight. Jinx needs the money. She is desperately trying to earn her own way so she can move out and away from her stepfather. Jinx is hiding a deep, dark shameful secret and the last thing she needs is Lennon in her life. Will two broken people be able to come together and help heal each other?
This is the second book I have read by Chris Myers and each book is wonderful. I was thrilled to get a chance to be a part of this book tour. This book has such wonderful characters. Jinx is a fun girl who just wants to forget about her past. Lennon has been hurt by his absentee parents and had to grow up fast because he has had to care of his little sister. He has never had a real childhood and he seems fine with that. He will sacrifice anything for Currie. I really loved Zoe, Currie's best friend. Currie and Zoe are wise beyond their years. I laughed and cried! Chris Myers is an excellent writer and I look forward to reading more books by her. If I were you, I would definitely read this book. You will not be disappointed.
About the Author
Chris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. In second grade, Sister Bernice produced Chris's first play about pumpkins mauling and eating children. Apparently, the nuns didn’t catch the underlying meaning. This instantly raised Chris to stardom amongst her peers for the several days off from schoolwork while in production. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers and young adult. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon.
Chris literally has very few photos of herself, even though photography put her through college. Here she is with her sisters and daughter. Chris is the one with the vino.
Chris started out as an art major, then moved to bio-chem, hoping to play Victor Frankenstein as a genetic engineer or messing with people's minds as a psychiatrist. Just as she was about to graduate, she decided being broke for another four to ten years wouldn't work out for her adventurous spirit and traveling. She ended up with an electrical engineering degree then a masters. As it turns out, she should've finished her first novel twenty-five years ago and stuck in the make-believe world where she is happiest.