Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Always You by Missy Johnson- Blog Tour and Review!

Book: Always You
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Tour Organized by: Indie Sage, LLC


I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up.

One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved. 

You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact. 

I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her…

Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school? 

Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that.

My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem? 

I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.

Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.

Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.

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My Review:
Always YouAlways You by Missy Johnson
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

After Wrenn's family is killed in a tragic accident, she goes to live with her aunt and uncle leaving behind her senior year in high school, a boyfriend, and a life of happiness. While her aunt and uncle are very loving and supportive of Wrenn, her grief after losing her family is great. She is now attending a prestigious all girls school where her aunt is the headmistress. Wrenn is an outcast since not only is she living with the headmistress, but she doesn't share the wealth and social status of the other girls. Dalton is 23 and just out of college. He gets the opportunity to teach for 8 weeks at this prestigious school and jumps at the chance, not considering the challenges of being a good looking young male teacher at a school full of girls who don't think the rules apply to them.

Dalton and Wrenn quickly find that they have a lot in common in addition to being attracted to one another. Despite the fact that Wrenn (who should be a freshman in college this year) is 18, and Dalton is just out of college, he is her teacher for 8 weeks and there is no way they can take their relationship where they both want it to go. This becomes very challenging as ther friendship is giving them both something that they very much need. Dalton has experienced a lot of tragedy in his life, and there is a strong chance that there will be more in his future. Despite Wrenn's own grief and challenges in life, she has a very positive outlook and tries the best she can to focus on the things that are important to her and moving forward.

The forbidden nature of their relationship or scandal of it all is never the focus of the story. These characters are genuine and throughout the story it is easy to want the best for both of them. I thought the ending was a little abrupt, but was not unsatisfied. I liked spending time with these characters and getting to hear their story.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Wrenn was the last person I expected to open the door. My mouth dropped. That oh-so-short black dress she was wearing was almost criminal. She looked fucking amazing. Her creamy white legs seemingly went on forever, lengthened by a pair of impossibly high stilettos. She grinned at me, wrapping a strand of hair around her finger as she waited for me to react. React was right. She wasn’t playing fair.
How the hell was I going to get through tonight with her in the room? How could I not stare at her the entire time? What red-blooded man wouldn’t be eyeing her and thinking of all the dirty things he’d like to do to her?
“Hey,” I finally said, finding my voice.

“Hi. Come in.” She leaned against the wall as I eased past her, moving at a deliberately slow pace, making the most of our contact. She breathed heavily, which made me smile. I can play that game as well as you.

About the Author:

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.


Missy Johnson is offering 5 ecopies of Always You as well a $25 Amazon GC.  The giveaway is open internationally.  Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM 02/01/2014.

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