Friday, November 4, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ & 5 STAR REVIEW: Groupie (Juked #2) by ME Carter




Title: Groupie
Series: Juked #2
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Sports Romance Standalone
Release Date: November 4, 2016








Groupie
/ˈɡro͞opē/
a person, especially a young woman, who regularly follows a celebrity in the hope of meeting or getting to know them.


See example Tiffany Wendel: 

Whore. Slut. Cleat Chaser. I’m used to the names so they don’t bother me. These are my boys. My friends. So what if I like to have dirty sex with them? My body is no one’s business but mine.

Why is Rowen Flanigan making me re-think how I live my life? Making me question my choices? He’s only a rookie.



Rook·ie
/ˈro͝okē/
a member of an athletic team in his first full season in that sport.

See example Rowen Flanigan:

Player. Son of a legend. Rookie.

Sure, I’d heard the stories of the groupies before. Who hasn’t? I’ve just been more sheltered than my teammates. So what? I didn’t expect her to be smart. Witty. Kind. She brings me to my knees in every way – except one. 

That part? I’m saving until the time is right.

So how in the hell did I end up falling for a Groupie like Tiffany? And how in the hell is this going to work when everyone at my job has had a piece of the one thing I haven’t?













"This is the kind of book that makes you want to throw your kindle....no, literally. I threw my damn kindle across the room. But thank baby Jesus it didn't break, because DAYUM! Groupie just made me love M.E. Carter even more!" –Jessica Prince, Author





I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

We met Tiffany in Juked and it's not that I hated her, I was just a bit indifferent towards her. I knew she was a groupie and seemed to be a bit bitchy, but that was the extent of it. It wasn't until I found out that she was getting her own book that I really got interested.


Tiffany. You probably shouldn't like her and there is a good chance that you didn't (at least in the beginning). Like I mentioned in the previous paragraph, she's a groupie and does things that most people would frown upon (but remember, it takes two to tango!), but that part of her life DOES NOT DEFINE HER. That is something that is brought up numerous times and it is such an important message. Sure she is gorgeous and loves sex, but she's also smart, extremely ambitious and a overall a genuine human being. She wasn't at all the person I thought she would be and I loved that! 

Then there's Rowen. Sweet and innocent Rowen. OH MY GOD I LOVED HIM SO MUCH. He meets Tiffany before he knows who she is and is absolutely smitten with her. And once he does realize who she is, he doesn't care. He knows that Tiffany is more than just her groupie status. He was able to look past all the crap and see HER. **swoon** That resulted in a few situations that may have bit him in the butt, but it just made me love him even more!

As a couple these two were freaking amazing. They may not have too much in common, but the most important thing about their relationship was that they were able to just be themselves. Rowan wasn't soccer royalty and Tiffany wasn't a groupie. They were just Rowen and Tiffany, a couple falling in love, which was amazing to watch unfold. But of course it's not all puppies and rainbows for these two and there are some speed bumps along the way, but when the shit really hit the fan, Rowen (also the Mutiny...HI DANIEL!!!!) was nothing but supportive. That just warmed my ice cold heart. 

Groupie is not what we are used to getting from M.E. and THAT IS OKAY. There are some pretty intense scenes during this story and a lot of people may not like them but it is what it is. And let's be honest, in today's information age, it's not uncommon for stuff like that to happen. (Are you curious yet??) Also, there is this great message about judging a book by it's cover. We have all been guilty of it, but don't let that cloud your judgement. There is always a chance that whatever you are thinking, is wrong. And this story is a prime example of that. 



























“Mother, reader, storyteller - ME Carter never set out to write books. But when a friend practically forced a copy of Twilight into her hands, the love of the written word she had lost as a child was rekindled. With a story always rolling around in her head, it should come as no surprise that she finally started putting them on paper. She lives in Texas with her four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who sadly was born long after her pen name was created, and will probably need extensive therapy because of it.”











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