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Friday, March 15, 2013


Book Description

March 2, 2013

Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley's seemingly charmed shoes.
Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear--with Ashley at his side.
Jordan wants to follow his heart... but Ashley is the one sacrifice he never expected to make.

Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She's always done the right thing, played it safe, and then her ideal life is shattered when her dad dies suddenly.

Fueled by anger and grief, she vows to do everything opposite of how she lived before. She rejects safety, the rules, faith, and then she meets Jordan. Jordan has big dreams, he's had a crush on Ashley for years, he's a great kisser... but he's also safe.

Enter Colt. He is not safe, and he's more than willing to help Ashley fulfill her vow.

About the Author

Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a former freelance editor, a former freelance journalist, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a Southern expat, a lover of any great love story, a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps. Leigh’s debut YA romantic comedy, THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKING, is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. Her second book, ROUGE, a mature YA/new adult romantic suspense novel set in New Orleans, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo.



Ashley's heart is broken when her father passes away and her perfect world comes tumbling down, at least to her.  In her anger, she turns her back on everything and would love to destroy everything that seems false to her now.  Charlotte thinks Ashley lives a perfect life and would love to be in her shoes not realizing that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.  So Ashley decides to do everything out of her comfort zone.  She falls in with the rough and tumble  boy, Colt, who is probably not her best choice in a guy but very attractive.  Jordan, honest to a fault, is a good guy but not exactly Ashley's first choice.

With this mix of characters, Moore builds a believable world with characters that will speak to you and evoke some serious emotions.  There are some heartbreaking and heartwarming moments here.  I admit I wanted to tell Ashley to grown up a bit by the end of the book and I am so glad she listened to me.  I really enjoyed this quick and easy read.  I think this is best suited for teens due to some amazing kisses that were a little on the hotter side.   SIGH.


  1. Great review. I loved this too. And I'm glad she grows up and realizes her mistakes in the end. =)

  2. Thanks so much, Mary! I'm so happy you liked my new book! Best to you, :o)



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