Friday, August 14, 2015




Sometimes, blackmail is the only weapon a girl has…

Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But when she hears a rumor that he hooked up with her she gives him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month to show other guys that she’s dateable—despite her overprotective and very intimidating brothers—or deal with the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up with.

Bryce didn’t know the other Haley even had a boyfriend. He was just trying to get his ex off his back. And now, not only is he being blackmailed, he's being blackmailed by an honor student. His new “girlfriend” has two three-legged dogs, her father mows grass at the country club, and she's…well, difficult. And different.

Can something so fake turn into something real?


Although I am 32 and considered not the targeted audience for this book I must say I did find it very witty, charming and I absolutely could feel the teenage angst.

Haley and Bryce are quite a duo and I loved the inner dialogue for both. It brought reality and understanding to both their attitudes and actions through out the book. Haley was very typical female. Quick to think "what did I do?", "why is he being stubborn", etc. While Bryce is just a laid back simple male who is stuck in his ways. But her quirkiness and his playboy attitude played well and I couldn't help but blush a few times myself!

 The drama that is presented in the book is sprung onto the reader fast and is just as quick to pass. For me I think I would have liked a little more of that drawn out just a tad. I feel things aren't that quick to move on or get past. Especially when it comes to teenagers. They can hold a grudge for years; I know *wink*. But maybe it was kept simple for the audience this book is intended for.

Overall I felt this was a cute, fast pace read that will remind you of the first time you felt those little butterflies while providing you with a few good laugh-out-loud moments!

About the Author

Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures. Going Down In Flames is the first book in Chris Cannon's shape-shifting dragon series.  

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