Friday, April 1, 2016

Blog Tour: Pursuing Carrie by Jenn Hype

Book: Pursuing Carrie (Pretending #3)
By Jenn Hype
Genre: Contemporary Romance
**Can be read as a standalone, but backstory and character development from the first two books of the series may make this read more enjoyable.


Carrie is plain, quiet and doesn’t really give a shit what people think. Her priorities in life have absolutely nothing to do with dating or relationships. Quite the opposite, in fact, seeing as how a relationship is the absolute last thing she wants. Ever.
Joe is charming and charismatic, but the only thing he’s ever worked hard at in his adult life is his job. Outside of being a cop, he’s only interested in things that come easily, and that includes women. He gives the women he sleeps with respect, affection, and mind blowing orgasms - but that’s all he gives.
After being brought together by a mutual friend, Stacy, Joe and Carrie don’t exactly hit it off. They are the exact opposite of what the other looks for in a lover, yet they can’t fight the growing attraction that blossoms between them.
Under the pretense of wanting to be friends for the sake of Stacy, Joe sets out to win Carrie over, but his normal charms don’t work on her. And the more he tries to win her friendship, the more he realizes that friendship is not at all what he really wants.
Carrie’s willpower is strong, but it’s no match for Joe’s persistence, and despite her reluctance, Carrie finds herself falling for Joe in a way that she’s sure will cause irreparable damage in the end. Because nothing good ever comes out of hooking up with someone you care about, and why should this time be the exception?
Tainted pasts, crazy ex-lovers and flying dildos notwithstanding, Carrie and Joe find themselves venturing into unknown territory. It’s not easy, but it’s hot as hell, and luckily they are both too stubborn to give up easily on something that feels a lot more real than a short fling.
**Can be read as a standalone, but backstory and character development from the first two books of the series may make this read more enjoyable.

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Meet the Author
What's up world - I'm Jenn Hype.
Author, mother, wife, singer/songwriter, aspiring comedian - I wear many hats. Some of them fit, some of them look ridiculous, and all of them are fun. Life's too short to take anything too seriously, so I don't.
Sarcasm is my go-to, especially when it's most inappropriate. Need someone to make an uncomfortable situation even more awkward? I'm the girl for the job.
I'm ridiculously A.D.D. and I own it. I have a serious addiction to ecards and the majority of my Pinterest account is dedicated to them. The key to my heart is glitter and caffeine - my needs are basic.
I'm a bookaholic and I crush hard on my book boyfriends and their authors. Some might call me obsessive, but I disagree. That word really doesn't do justice to how crazy I get when it comes to something I'm passionate about. I'm not afraid to go fangirl on you, so don't test me.
Anything else you want to know, feel free to ask. I'm an open book, and I love to hear from readers.
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Other Books In The Series
Pressing Adalyn - Free on i Books -  28th March – 1st April


3 years after graduating college, Adalyn still isn’t sure what to do with her life. After a traumatic event in college throws her life off course, she bounces between jobs and men aimlessly until deciding to move from her small town in Ohio to live with her college roommate, Stacy, in New York.
Being closed off and sarcastic has helped Adalyn cope with her past, but when Ian, Stacy’s sexy and successful friend, comes into the picture, her carefully constructed defense mechanisms start to fail.
Determined not to let Ian get under her skin, Adalyn fights hard to appear unaffected by Ian’s charm and devastating good looks. Undeterred and unconvinced by Adalyn’s attempts to feign indifference to him, Ian continues to push Adalyn out of her comfort zone, unwilling to give in to her efforts to push him away.
Slowly, Ian starts to break through to the core of who Adalyn really is, but both of their pasts threaten to destroy any semblance of a relationship that could ever exist between the two of them.

Playing Stacy

Stacy’s no stranger to trouble, considering that’s where her smart ass remarks usually land trouble. A drunken night out with her best friend Adalyn lands her in jail. Not that she’d done anything wrong, except for hit on the incredibly sexy cop who showed up to take a report from Adalyn who’d had her purse stolen. Chad, a no-nonsense officer who takes himself and his job very seriously, has no patience for Stacy’s shenanigans and over the top flirting. So he hauls her to jail to teach her a lesson, but didn’t expect it to cause Stacy to become a regular fixture in his life. Stacy ends up befriending Chad’s partner, Joe, who keeps her company after Chad dumps her in a holding cell for the night. Joe and Stacy hit it off right away, resulting in Stacy always being around, no matter how much Chad tries to avoid her. The constant bickering and sarcastic insults only heighten the sexual tension between Chad and Stacy, and Chad’s ability to control his emotions and actions becomes increasingly difficult. A low scale war is declared between them, but their actions continue to both hurt each other while simultaneously pulling them together. When the fighting leads to literal bloodshed, they begin to wonder if they both should surrender before the war destroys them both. 

Meagan's Review:

First off let me tell you if you haven't read the first two books in this series watch out because these people are mad cray cray lol like straight up.  And let me tell you that is saying something. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and found it extremely interesting till the very end to find out what would happen. My only issue in this book is the shifting of time from present to past and then back again to the present. It doesn't always transition well and can be a little off putting, but outside of that this book is amazing. Our main character is Carrie and I really feel terrible for her because her being considered plain and quite makes her feel invisible and to be honest others treat her as invisible too. I really feel  for this girl and just want to do a little something for her to help her because it  really isn't a confidence thing, but she needs something because she is a great person to be a round and I don't want her to be invisible. 

Our other main  character is Joe. Oh Joe. Joe is a sexy cop who is also a big douche. He has an interesting relationship with women, he's all about hit and quit it, but at the same time, he makes sure they know what the deal is and that there are no relationships coming from the experience. When he first meets Carrie he basically ignores her and treats her as if she is invisible and my opinion of him was very low from that point. However, once we get to know him a little better and he opens up a bit to Carrie, I don't hate him as much....I even grow to root for him. 

The more we learn about these two as individuals and how these two are with each other the story really begins to get interesting....I mean who has a constant open door policy and just has random people at his house? None other than Joe....the cop. As the story continues the feelings between these two continues to grown beyond just being friends and it gets pretty steamy. Until Carrie begins to have doubts. She has a super weird girl code type thing and Joe doesn't fit into her perfect little box that everyone else does and she doesn't know how to handle it. So she kind of runs. How will Joe handle this? How will Carrie? What will happen to these two? All these questions and more are answered in this book and quite a bit of information is dropped that if you read the first two books you'll l defiantly like t his one!!!

My Rating:

Soul Fire


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