We’re celebrating Robin Constantine’s companion novels
The Promise of Amazing and The Secrets of Attraction!
The paperback of The Promise of Amazing comes out March 24, 2015.
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Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who’s always done what she’s supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.
Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.
One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.
You can view my review of TPoA HERE!
The Secrets of Attraction comes out April 28, 2015!
“Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing, this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine’s debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Jennifer E. Smith.”
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Madison Pryce thinks she’s got everything figured out—she’s working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie’s life upside down.
Jesse McMann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummer—and the inspiration to write music again.
Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse’s band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other.
And to celebrate, today, I am spilling my secrets of flirting by answering the following question…
What’s the best/worst advice you’ve been given (or gave) to help woo that special someone or secret crush?
As cliche as this may be, the best advice I’ve ever been given when it comes to relationships has been to be yourself. Sure, this is something I’m sure my mom told me countless times, but as a young teenager…I’m pretty sure I rolled my eyes and pretended to listen. Of course, when I was a junior in high school & crushing hard on a boy a year older than me, it wasn’t until I was dishing my feelings to a dear friend, that those two words actually clicked. Heck, at 16, I had had my fair share of young heartbreak, so when it came to the feelings I had for this one particular boy, I was determined to “do it right” this go around. After hours spent chatting with said boy on Myspace chat (for the younger crowd….yes, this was a thing before Facebook came into existence), talking in the school parking lot after school and our individual sport practices, we started dating. This boy accepted me for my faults, my imperfections, and treated me like a princess. He didn’t make fun of me for reading a book during lunch or judge me for my faults & imperfections, he simply let me be me.
Almost eight years later, I’d say the whole be yourself piece of advice I was given proved to be true. That boy I mentioned above? He’s my husband now. After dating a little over a year, being engaged for two years, and almost married for four, he still accepts me for who I am and loves every quirk I may have, every book buying binge I go on, and even accepts me when I am angry or sad. He lets me be me & I love that about him.
This little piece of advice, no matter how simple it may seem, is something I will pass on to my own children someday, & something I tell my friends even now. It’s so important to remember, and not just when it comes to romantic relationships.
Now, don’t get me wrong…before I started talking/dating my now husband, I had some MAJOR fails for relationships & flirting with crushes. Hey, it happens!
For me…something good came out of one of my failed relationships…
…..I married my ex’s best friend. 😉
Don’t worry! They (err…we) are (all) still friends.
ABOUT ROBIN CONSTANTINE:
Robin Constantine is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who moved south so she could wear flip-flops year-round. She spends her days dreaming up stories where love conquers all, eventually, but not without a lot of peril, angst, and the occasional kissing scene.
And now…there’s a giveaway!
One lucky person has the chance to win a paperback copy of The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine! The paperback edition will be released 3.24.15 & the companion book, The Secrets of Attraction comes out 4.28.15!
*Please be sure to follow the giveaway guidelines before entering!*
– This giveaway is US only (sorry INTL friends!)
– Winner must respond to initial email within 48 hrs to claim prize.