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Monday, February 9, 2015

Release Day: Last To Know By Micalea Smeltzer

Last to Know     synopsis         He was just a boy. And I was just a girl. But if that’s all there was to the story it wouldn’t be very interesting, would it? Up and coming band Willow Creek is back in their hometown for the summer. For the drummer, Maddox Wade, this summer was meant for writing music and playing gigs. Falling in love was not part of the plan. One look at Emma Burke and those plans cease to matter. Emma is quiet and guarded. She’s still hurt from her father walking out two years ago. She doesn’t want to trust Maddox, but with his dark hair, smoldering good looks, and infectious smile he’s impossible to resist. Together Maddox and Emma embark on an unforgettable summer of adventures and first love. Everything is perfect…or so Emma thinks. There are things she doesn’t know, and when she finds out the truth it might shatter everything she’s built with Maddox. No one said love was easy, and for Maddox and Emma it just might be impossible. This is a Young Adult book. The following books in the series will be New Adult.
excerpt       Only I would get arrested on my first date. And not even for something cool like smoking pot or indecent exposure. Nope, we got arrested for fleeing the scene—which somehow turned into resisting arrest—and were being charged a fine for trespassing. “This is unbelievable.” I grasped the metal bars of the holding cell in my hands. “You told me we wouldn’t get arrested for feeding the ducks,” I hissed. “Hey, at least it will be a nice story to tell your grandchildren one day,” Maddox reasoned. “And we didn’t get arrested for feeding the ducks.” I guess he was right about that—but feeding the ducks, did lead to the reason for our arrest, so it still counted in my mind. I turned around to glare at him where he sat on the thin metal bench. “You think this is real funny, don’t you?” I shivered, because my clothes were still wet. “I think it’s hysterical,” he grinned. “I mean, who knew swimming in a pond could get you arrested?” “Apparently when there are signs telling you not to swim,” I glared at him. He wasn’t taking this seriously at all. “Admit you were having fun,” he challenged. “Sometimes a little fun is worth the consequences.” “And sometimes a little fun leads to getting arrested!” I shrieked. “And other times it leads to babies!” He laughed, leaning his head against the cinderblock wall. “Boy, that escalated quickly. From arrests to babies—does this mean the next time we want to have some fun we try for the baby part?” He grinned crookedly, waggling his brows. My mouth fell open. “You are unbelievable!” “And you’re adorable when you’re angry,” he smirked. “Oh, if you think this is angry then you haven’t seen anything yet.” I put my hands on my hips and leaned forward, leveling him with a glare. “I see your boobs, does that count?”
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Kim's Review

Last To Know follows the story of Emma and Maddox.  A small town girl who sticks to herself  and a small town boy who is just a bit famous because of his band, Willow Creek.  He is a hard one to resist and Emma soon finds herself very taken by him.  They spend a summer together trying out new things, being themselves, and really have a great time.  But things can change when they aren’t exactly what they seem and when you have been hurt in the past, its hard to forgive when what you think is the truth, isn’t.

I have loved every story that Micalea has written and Last To Know is one of my favorites. I found myself wrapped up in the story of these two. To be so young and full of life and start out from the beginning with adventures makes life so much happier. Emma and Maddox definitely have the chemistry and the passion for not just love, but life, and it definitely shines through with them.  I couldn’t put this book down and read it in one day. I enjoy Ms. Smeltzer’s writing style and the way that she can make you fall in love with a story as a whole, not just bits and pieces. Plus, there is a hedgehog and I mean HOW can you resist a hedgehog? It makes me want to go out and get one!   Grab a copy today and get lost in the world that Micalea has created. You will not be disappointed!

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Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.    

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