Monday, December 3, 2012


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, just do as following:

·Grab your current read
·Open to a random page
·Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
·Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others.

Make sure to share the title and the author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR piles.

Please be advised that this book is NOT suitable for Young Adult readers due to language and explicit sexual situations.

Hale Simmons dreams of climbing out of her impoverished life, going to college, and getting herself a titanium crash helmet, so she can eventually bust through the Plexiglas ceiling of her crappy life. But for now, she’s just a 18-year-old girl with a flimsy hope, barely getting by with her alcoholic father, Jerry.

But for Hale, ‘crappy’ suddenly takes a nosedive, when Jerry becomes the sole witness to a horrible accident. It is an event which means to effect everyone, especially Hale, who wasn’t even involved.
While the depth of the accident has just begun to unfold, Otto Maree, a prominent business man and old family friend, stands to lose everything because of it. Otto is desperate for Hale’s father to stay quiet about what occurred the night the two men met for a drink. Out of mutual moments of desperation, the two fathers forge a deal. Jerry is desperate to gain financial stability for both himself and Hale, and Otto Maree is more than willing to pay to keep his secret just that.

 But deals like this need to be made of the strongest vows and bound with the most faithful of loyalties. Otto proposes a marriage between Hale and his playboy-son, Oscar, in order to assure that the secret remains ‘in the family’. The mystery surrounding the accident continues to grow and Hale struggles against her own mysterious feelings that begin to develop for Oscar, who turns out to less of a playboy, but just as fiercely loyal and dedicated as his father.

       As the pressure around her continues to escalate, Hale realizes that she’s got to decide if this arranged marriage is really just a big mistake or an amazing twist of fate that has been waiting around for this particular accident to happen.

My Teaser ~

  "The gorgeous stranger moves down the brick steps to my father's open window and my breath disappears. He moves like smoke, easy and graceful-like smoke that could get in my head and make the world seem fuzzy.
  He leans his palms on my dad's open window. The stranger's eyes flick to mine, and his lips twitch a tiny grin of acknowledgement, before his gaze switches back to my father."  (7%)

Nice, yes? Be sure to come back on Thursday for my stop on the Hale Maree Blog Tour.

You can purchase Hale Maree at:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Smashwords



  1. That's a great teaser. Sounds like he's doing some teasing of his own.

    Here's mine:

  2. I like the teasing sound of the teaser...the way he "moves like smoke," etc.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

  3. So, I totally would have passed this one by based on that cover, but I finally read the synopsis, and your teaser has given me reason to believe I might enjoy this one. Maybe when I get a little more caught up. :) Thanks for sharing! Here's my teaser from The Darkest Minds. Happy Tuesday! :D

  4. This does sound good. I'm glad you liked it. Can't wait to see your review.

  5. Thanks for the great teaser! You've definitely spiked my interest in this one. I'm looking forward to your review! :)

  6. Great teaser!! This book sounds good and I look forward to your review. The cover model is kind of disgustingly skinny, I don't know if that is significant to the book or not though.

    1. I don't really see the model that way. Some people are super thin, naturally. I had a friend in school who was very, very thin and it hurt her feelings when ppl made comments, as much as someone who was overweight.

    2. I didn't mean to seem insulting as I am a naturally really small person too (I guess I shouldn't have said disgustingly skinny) I just didn't know if it was significant to the story. I guess with how often there are pictures of super skinny people in advertising of any sort, I feel like it gives an unreal expectation to people who want to be thinner.

  7. Thank you for featuring HALE as your teaser, Andrea! And I'm glad you don't see the model that way either. I thought she was thin, but I didn't think she was offensive. However, my husband said she needs a sandwich! I chose this pic because it had the sexiness factor...hope everyone enjoys the sexy read!

  8. Ohhhh....nice!!!! I'm definitely going to check this one out!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT at YA Sisterhood!

  9. Good teaser! enjoy.

  10. Awesome teaser. I have got to read her books. I need like a month of work to read all the books I am dying to read.

  11. Thanks for the teaser! I am sorry to say that this cover would have made me pass the book without any second thoughts. However, your teaser has me intrigued!

  12. Oh what I great teaser. I think I would like this guy.

  13. The cover alone is enough!


  14. I've seen this story around and I'm really curious! I love mysteries with romance, so this sounds perfect! Love the quote. :)

  15. I enjoyed this one, I hope you're loving it!

  16. I LOVE this teaser! I've been hearing good things about Hale Maree, and that teaser convinces me to check it out. Thanks for sharing :D

  17. Nice start to something...! Thanks for stopping by!


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