Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blog Tour and Book Review: Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Green

Title: Emancipating Andie
Author: Priscilla Green
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: NA Contemporary
Published: April 5, 2013
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)

Book Description:

Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind - and paid the price for it - she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.

Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.

So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.

About the Author:

Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years while moonlighting as a writer, mommy, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer. 
If you catch her when she's feeling sophisticated, she'll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she'll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry's, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson. 
Glenn has written three books, although Back to You is her first published novel. You can contact her at priscilla.glenn3@gmail.com


My Thoughts and Review:

I am a sucker for this type of read. I really can't explain what draws me in. Is it the allure of the hot bad boy that you just know has a heart of gold? The sexual tension sure to be found within the pages of the story? Or maybe just the thoughts of two damaged people coming together to become something neither of them expected or saw coming? Either way they do suck me right in and I just can't help myself, I get caught up in the story and refuse to let go until their story is over.

I couldn't help but like Andie because I saw myself in her. The young woman trying to always do what is right. The girl who is a little bit sarcastic, sometimes blurts things out in the heat of the moment, always looking for something “safe” in friends and family, and the girl with a slight OCD control issue. That just might be me..maybe. A little bit. Maybe sometimes more than I like to admit. Either way, I liked Andie right from the beginning. Don't get me wrong, she had her moments of “duh” that I wanted to shake her a little bit and make her see what her heart was trying to tell her all along but really, she was a great character. Flawed and imperfect like all great characters are. 

Chase. Yum. I really liked Chase. I liked Colin too but Chase had my heart. I loved how they were best friends but couldn't have been more different from one another and really, in my mind, there was always only one choice for Andie. I couldn't help it. 

I loved that this didn't have a happy go lucky ending (there was a HEA, just a very realistic one!) to the attraction between Chase and Andie. There really wasn't an easy answer or an easy way out. Green made the confrontation and relationship between them all very much real and even emotional for all concerned. 

This is the second book by Green I have read and she continues to amaze me at how easily she draws me into her stories and into the lives of her characters. She knows how to write a strong female lead and a swoon worthy male. 

She is definitely an author that I have on my auto buy list for any books that she writes and after this read will continue to be that way.

*All Opinions are my own and I was in no way compensated for my review*


  1. Great review! I just absolutely love the title hahaha definitely going to check this out. :)

  2. It's the bad boy..LOL No I love seeing two flawed, damaged people come together and be better and stronger for it. Awesome review!

  3. LOL Kim! You are probably more right than I let on. ;)

  4. Uh oh. No happy go lucky resolution to the Chase/Andie attraction? That doesn't bode well for me, lover of HEAs that I am:) Still, I can appreciate that it's unlikely a setup like this would end well with everyone happy and forgiving and what not, but still, there's a big part of me that wants the magic wand ending:) Loved your review!

  5. There was a HEA it was just a very realistic one!

  6. I don't think I heard of this before but it sounds great! I'm curious about the realistic ending. I may have pick this one up!

  7. I am a HUGE fan of realistic endings! Happy, yes, but whithin reason. And I think Andie sounds like a character that is VERY easy to identify with and I'm very excited about meeting her.
    It's so nice to have a trusted author! Great review!

  8. Great review. I just finished this last night and I loved it to. I always go for the bad boys and I really liked Chase to.

  9. Yep, I fall for them every single time! I am pathetic!

  10. I actually like my HEA's more realistic in general, so I'm sure I will love this. If Green is an auto buy author for you now I have to check her out. This seems like a great start, and yay! it's a standalone! :-) Thanks for putting this on my radar, and lovely review!

  11. Oh and PS I absolutely LOVE your new header, it's so lovely! Apologies if you changed it ages ago and I just didn't notice. I'm dense like that. :-)

  12. I am happy to hear that it has a realistic HEA. I never thought I would complain about a HEA but recently I read a book where it was just too much. Now I know there is a right balance when it comes to a go HEA. IF this author is on your auto buy list I need to check her out!

  13. Thanks Lauren. I love it too and I do hope you try it!

    Thanks Heidi, I think you would like this one. :)

  14. oh gosh wonderful review Ali I really enjoyed this one too :D Chase was definitely yum. I did feel bad for Colin, but at least this book was done tastefully and so well!

  15. Yes! It was very well done for sure!!

  16. This story was really really well written. You can tell that Priscilla spends so much time mapping out where she wants to go with a plot and every single detail along the way. Her words; the meanings behind everything, are just perfect.

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