Saturday, February 16, 2013

Blog Tour and Book Review: Lennon's Jinx by Chris Meyers

Title: Lennon’s Jinx
Author: Chris Myers
Expected release date: January 15, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

Sometimes, we don’t get to choose who we fall for.

Lennon spends most of his time raising his little sister Currie while trying to skate through his senior year of high school. He prefers groupies with no-strings attached but finds himself strangely attracted to Jinx, the straight-A student in his choir. Lennon’s curiosity overrules his good sense as he tries to peel away the layers to discover the reason for Jinx’s skittishness.

Jinx conceals the black truth about herself from her friends. She won’t admit to them that she screwed up big time, losing her first love and what she once held most precious.

When Lennon’s band holds auditions to replace their keyboard player, Jinx comes to tryout and almost leaves after seeing Lennon. Despite the fact she despises him, she joins the band to nurture her love of music that will hopefully ease the guilt gnawing away at her.

Like the rest of his band mates, Jinx soon witnesses Lennon battling his infamous father for the custody of Currie. While confronting his pent-up anger at his dad, Lennon exposes vulnerabilities he had no intention of letting any girl ever see, especially Jinx. Their reckless pasts may bring them together or further complicate their already messy lives.

About the Author:

Chris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. In second grade, Sister Bernice produced Chris's first play about pumpkins mauling and eating children. Apparently, the nuns didn’t catch the underlying meaning. This instantly raised Chris to stardom amongst her peers for the several days off from schoolwork while in production. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers and young adult. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon.

Chris literally has very few photos of herself, even though photography put her through college. Here she is with her sisters and daughter. Chris is the one with the vino.

Chris started out as an art major, then moved to bio-chem, hoping to play Victor Frankenstein as a genetic engineer or messing with people's minds as a psychiatrist. Just as she was about to graduate, she decided being broke for another four to ten years wouldn't work out for her adventurous spirit and traveling. She ended up with an electrical engineering degree then a masters. As it turns out, she should've finished her first novel twenty-five years ago and stuck in the make-believe world where she is happiest.

My Thoughts and Review:
I love Lennon.

I have meet so many great male characters over the course of reading but I have to say, so far this year, maybe even all the years I have been reading, he is a favorite character to date. So real. So loveable and so so good.

Wow, this story took me by surprise. I didn't know how invested I would become with Lennon and Jinx, but especially Lennon. I just felt for him. I wanted to wrap him up and give him a great big hug and tell him how wonderful he was. How great he is and how much he deserves to be loved and cherished.

I felt for Jinx too, she didn't have it easy either and she deserved a great big hug of her own but for whatever reason Lennon just stole my heart.

Really all the characters in this are just fabulous. Currie in all her lovely bossiness, Susan, Bailey, Danny Boy, the Nowaks (especially Zoe), Clive, Rena, the twins, all of them are outstanding secondary characters. I don't think I could pick a favorite, even if I had too.

This story touched me so much. I truly cared about each character and not just cared about them but fell in love with them as well.

I didn't expect to get so emotional while reading this but it was hard not too. So much happens. So many broken people that needed to be fixed, that needed to be loved. So many good people too, there to pick up the broken piece when they were broken themselves.

I have said this in the past but it bears saying again, I love a good story about two very broken people coming together to make a whole. There is just something so real and honest about it. Something so true and heart warming.

I am so excited there will be two more books following Lennon and Jinx because I really wasn't ready for their stories to be over, I don't think after everything they have gone through, anybody would be ready for it to be over.

This was so well done. This is the second book by Myer's I have read and loved. I will pick up anything she writes in the future and read it. She is truly a talented writer that knows how to get under your skin and leave a mark that won't soon be forgotten. 

I give this one 4.5 Stars!


  1. OMG I also love a good story about two very broken people coming together to make a whole. They are amazing! I was really drawn to this based off the synopsis and the sound of the romance. Didn't realize it would be so emotional. I was kind of expecting something cute and fluffy. Will have to try to pick this one up!

  2. I have been seeing amazing reviews for this and I must meet Lennon! I might go grab this now, just not sure when I can read it.

  3. Great review. I have been hearing such wonderful things about this book. I will definitely be checking it out.

  4. I want to meet Lennon now! This sound sweet and when the pieces of two souls fit!

  5. Thanks again KindleMom for reviewing my book. Hard at work on the next sequels.

  6. That is great news Chris! I can't wait to read them!!

  7. Love the cover, love the storyline! Thanks for the review. I haven't seen this before, I'm definitely adding it. :)

  8. I seriously need to read more NA books. And I definitely need to meet Lennon! I love when I love a character so much.