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Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway: The Queen B* and the Homecoming King by Crista McHugh




The Queen B* And the Homecoming King by Crista McHugh

Date of Publication: December 1, 2015


The Review:


I adore this series.  I think I have loved it more with every book and this final book is the best so far.

Alexis has finally agreed to be Brett's girl friend but with rules attached and is something she wants to ease into as she is still desperately afraid of something going wrong and her senior year being a repeat of the humiliation of the sixth grade.  However being the girl friend of the star quarter back is the least of the issues she faces in this book but it is also the key to how she and Brett will come through at the end.

I liked seeing thr growth in Alexis in this book.  In the first book, it is all about Brett convincing Alexis to start to break out of the shell of protection she has surrounded herself in since Middle School.  In book 2, its more of a balance between the growth of both Alexis and brett as we start to see some chinks in the Brett's seeming perfectness.  However in this book, we really get to see how Alexis has grown since book one in the way she faces the challenges that are thrown at her and Brett. Its defnitely not all smooth sailing for her but she definitely shows growth of character.

I also loved that this story wasn't just about Alexis and Brett.   All the main characters of the last couple of books have their own story lines as well and Ms McHugh does very well to weave these threads together.  I really loved seeing more of the other characters and finding out more about what makes them tick in particular Taylor and Richard.

This book also deals with some serious yet relevant topics in the teen high school world of today and Ms McHugh does this with great sensitivity.

I am so glad i chose to read this series and this book in particular is my favourite.  It is a quick read which is good in a way as you wont want to put it down till the end but you may want to hold on to the last few pages to delay having to leave this series.

One of my more enjoyable reads these last few months, I give this book 4 stars

Nikk Sapphireddragon


Blurb

The Queen B*, Alexis Wyndham, has only three rules when it comes to dating that star quarterback, Brett Pederson:

  1. No obligations to spend every waking moment with each other.
  2. No public displays of affection while at Eastline High.
  3. And absolutely, under no circumstances, will she ever go to the Homecoming dance.
But as her life is completely upended time and time again, she begins to wonder if some rules are meant to be broken.


Excerpt:


I'd never greeted a Monday morning with dozens of giddy butterflies in my stomach. Usually, I reserved my most dramatic sighs and biting comments for Mondays because—let's face it—they suck. But this Monday morning was different.

I, Alexis Wyndham, was officially Brett Pederson's girlfriend.

But I still wasn't ready to announce that to the world.

As we floated in a canoe among the water lilies in Lake Washington yesterday, I lay down a few ground rules to help me ease into this unprecedented (and unimaginable) situation. After all, it's not every day the Queen B* and the Quarterback become a couple. Dropping that bomb on our classmates could cause a rift in the space-time continuum.

Or at least cause my nemesis, Summer Hoyt, to have one very public and dramatic meltdown.

Rule number one: I refused to be one of those disgustingly cute couples that were joined at the hip between classes. We were dating, not merging our lives and identities into a single life-form. Brett had his group of friends and I had mine, and until recently, they never intertwined because I despised most of the in-crowd. If I hadn't gotten to know the real Brett during a class project, I would've continued to write him off as a dumb jock.

Lesson learned, but still…

Rule number two: no public displays of affection at school. Not that I had any problem with PDAs with Brett. I liked kissing him. But I also had been known to lose control when I was with him…and lose articles of clothing. And after having that awkward run-in with my mom and her boyfriend's PDA on our living room couch last week, I'd rather not make a spectacle of myself in front of everyone. It opened up the doors to ridicule.

Rule number three: I wouldn't go to Homecoming with Brett. I'd made it this far through high school without plunging into that cheesy sea of balloons and crepe paper while wearing a silly sequin-laden dress, and I wasn't going to cross that line during my senior year.



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About Crista McHugh


Crista McHugh is an award-winning author of fantasy and romance who writes heroines who are smart, sexy and anything but ordinary. She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.

She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America (including the Greater Seattle Chapter and the Seattle Eastside Chapters), and Romance Divas.

Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she's had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.

And she's also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)


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