Choosing You by Allie Everhart: Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway

Choosing You by Allie Everhart: Blog Tour, Review, and GiveawayChoosing You by Allie Everhart
on September 21st 2013
Genres: Love & Romance, New Adult
Pages: 231

When Jade is given a scholarship to an elite private college in Connecticut, she sees it as a chance to finally escape her painful past and get a fresh start. She’s determined to succeed and that means keeping her focus on school and not guys. But her plan falls apart her first day on campus when Garret, a rich prep school boy with swimmer abs and a perfect smile, offers to help her move in.

Jade tries to push him away, but she can’t deny her attraction to him and Garret won’t let her. Things quickly heat up between them, but then come to a sudden halt when reality hits and Jade realizes that a relationship with Garret may never be possible. He comes from a world of wealth where there are rules, including rules about who he can date. And not following those rules has consequences.

As the two of them try to overcome the obstacles working to keep them apart, Jade is confronted with another challenge. On her 19th birthday, she receives a letter that her now deceased mother wrote years ago. In it are revelations that explain her traumatic childhood but also make her question the past she’s been running from.

Stacia Says…

I really thought this was going to be just another college drama of boy meets girl- but there was more to Jade and Garret’s story!

“He made me feel wanted and needed and not at all alone. I don’t understand how someone can affect me that way, but I don’t want that someone to go away.”

After receiving a full scholarship Jade moves away to go to college– hoping for a fresh start without everyone knowing about her past. She meets Garret the day she arrives and even though she wants nothing to do with him or anyone else for that matter, he pushes his way in and they form a great friendship.

“I want so badly to be more than friends with him, but if that’s all my broken soul can handle, I’ll take it. I don’t want this boy out of my life.” 

Unfortunately Garret comes from old money with lots of rules about who he should be friends with, who he should date, and pretty much controlling all aspects of his life.
This causes more self doubt for Jade, who is already plagued with the nasty and hurtful things her deceased mother used to say to her.

“I’m sure I’ve confused him with my request, but I want him to kiss me. And I want a real kiss, not a friend kiss. I’m still committed to the friends-only agreement, but sometimes a girl just wants a damn kiss. Is that so wrong?” 

I loved the support Garret offered Jade. He knew just went to push her and just went to back off. The traditions of Sunday morning pancakes, and Saturday night sleep overs- combined with the practice hugs, swim races, and movie nights were just SO sweet!! I can’t wait to read book two!


Synopsis of other books in the Jade Series:

The Jade Series is a New Adult Romance that follows the relationship of Jade and Garret in their first year of college. In Choosing You, book 1, Jade and Garret meet on Jade’s first night at Moorhurst College and despite their strong attraction to each other, they’re not allowed to date because of the strict rules that control Garret’s life. In Knowing You, (book 2), Garret breaks the family rules and begins dating Jade. Their relationship grows deeper but issues from Jade’s past complicate matters. Loving You (book 3) shows Jade and Garret growing closer as a couple but also hints at the trouble that lies ahead in Promising You (book 4), in which a new challenge emerges for Garret that could interfere with the future he wants with Jade.

 Buy Links:

Following You (Jade Series #2)


 Loving You (Jade Series #3)


Promising You (Jade Series #4)



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About Allie Everhart

Allie Everhart writes about dating, love, and romance. She’s also a freelance health writer for magazines and websites. Before freelancing, she was a book editor for a publishing company where she worked on several New York Times bestsellers. She loves to read as much as she loves to write. And when she’s not reading or writing, she’s outside running, which is when she gets her best book ideas.


  1. Shelly S. says:

    This looks so good — and I LOVE the cover (so naturally it’s the kind of book I might find myself gravitating towards anyway). Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  2. Looks like a great read 🙂

  3. Ashleigh Hazelwood Gross says:

    great review!! added to my TBR list

  4. Thanks for the chance!

  5. DJ Sakata says:

    looks sweet, I makes me want to read it

  6. Mindy S says:

    This looks really good ! I love the cover !!

  7. Jennifer McElroy says:

    Looks great (love the cover!!) 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Rachael Sauve-Cumle says:

    Cannot wait to read this book!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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