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Aug 31, 2013

Ties Blog Tour: Excerpt


Welcome to my stop on the Ties Blog Tour hosted by InkSlinger PR. I'm so thrilled to be a part of this tour because if it hasn't been obvious enough (I feel like the past few Ties related blog posts, I gushed and gushed so much that by now, it's becoming a bit annoying), I absolutely adore this series. There's just something so light and easy about it that makes it easy for me to get lost in.

For today's stop, I've got an excerpt to share with you so check it out and let me know what you think! I'm currently 30% or so into the book right now and surprise, surprise, I'm loving it so far! ;p Okay, moving on!

About the book:

Title: Ties (Lengths, #4)
Authors: Steph Campbell & Liz Reinhardt
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: August 26, 2013


Ties is a companion book in the Lengths series NOT a sequel. It was written as a stand-alone title. The other books do not need to be read prior to Ties in order to follow the story.

When a shiny new convertible arrives for her twenty-first birthday, Hattie Beckett has had enough of her absent dad trying to buy a place in her life. It’s time for him to face her--or get out of her life forever.

She tosses some clothes in a bag, looks up her father’s last known address, and sets her GPS for Silver Stand, California.

When she arrives at a beach-bum paradise that’s totally foreign to her New England upbringing and finds nothing but an empty lot where her dad maybe once lived, her immediate instinct is to pack up her car and head right back to Connecticut.

But she also finds... Deo. The half-brother she never knew she had. He and his hippy-dippy mom insist that Hattie stick around—at least for the summer. And with all of her friends spending the summer abroad, what else does she have to do?

Her ideas about family are blown wide open as Deo and Marigold pull her in with their charm and love. But there’s still a huge question mark where her dad is concerned, and that question mark definitely looms over her ideas about love and relationships.

When Hattie meets Ryan, the college dropout turned competitive sailor, her perspective flips with her heart. Like it or not, Hattie is falling fast and hard for Ryan... even if it’s the last thing that she expected - and the last thing her newly found brother wants for her.
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Excerpt from Ties:

RYAN

“What’s that girl Whitney up to? Are you still seeing her?” my mom asks as she rinses a tomato, and then starts chopping it for her famous pasta salad. Well, famous because it was Dad’s favorite. She’s now taken to making it every time I come by.

Since there haven’t been many girls that my mom has actually met, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when she asks about her, but after running into Whit a few days ago for the first time since she broke off whatever it was she and I had going, it’s unnerving to talk about her.

“It’s Whit,” I say. I have no idea if that’s her full name or not, I never bothered to ask. “And no, I’m not seeing her.”

Whit wasn’t like the other girls that I brought home from bars. She wasn’t in it hoping to be the one to change me, to save me, to bring me back to life. She was in it because she was running from something, same as me. She was running from feelings she didn’t want too close to the surface, she was doing what she had to do to forget, even if that was becoming someone she wasn’t. I knew that the first time I saw her. Gorgeous face, killer rack, and the saddest fucking eyes I’d ever seen. I guess the fact that I took her home makes me the asshole dirt bag that Deo says I am, but at the time, I couldn’t see past the fact that she understood what I needed without me ever having to say it.

She’s also the only girl apart from Megan who ever met my mom.

It was the single night that Whit spent at my place. Not by choice: she always made sure to leave before I’d even pulled the condom off most nights. Or I’d slip into the bathroom and come out and she’d be long gone.

Because back then, it was what we both wanted, even needed.

About the authors:

Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now calls Southwest Louisiana home. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession.

Steph's works include Delicate, Grounding Quinn and Beautiful Things Never Last; My Heart for Yours and My Fate for Yours (with Jolene Perry); A Toast to the Good Times (with Liz Reinhardt) and the bestselling new adult LENGTHS series with Liz Reinhardt: Lengths, Depths, Limits, Ties & Riptides.

Connect with Steph Campbell: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Liz Reinhardt was born and raised in the idyllic beauty of northwest NJ. A move to the subtropics of coastal Georgia with her daughter and husband left her with a newly realized taste for the beach and a bloated sunscreen budget. Right alongside these new loves is her old, steadfast affection and longing for bagels and the fast-talking foul mouths of her youth.

She loves Raisinettes, even if they aren't really candy, the Oxford comma, movies that are hilarious or feature zombies, any and all books, but especially romance (the smarter and hotter, the better), the sound of her daughter's incessantly wise and entertaining chatter, and watching her husband work on cars in the driveway.

She is the author of the Brenna Blixen series (Double Clutch, Junk Miles, Slow Twitch), the Youngblood series (Fall Guy, Perfectly Unmatched), and co-writes with the awesome Steph Campbell in the Lengths series (Lengths, Depths, Limits, Ties, Riptides).

Connect with Liz Reinhardt: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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