Thursday, January 16, 2014

YA Bound Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: Stir Me Up (Sabrina Elkins)

Stir Me Up
by Sabrina Elkins
Release Date: 10/01/13
Harlequin Teen

Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She'll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father's French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami's family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.
Julian's all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami's starting to feel. And Cami can't stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He's got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated….

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Praise for Stir Me Up: 

"Fun, steamy, and leaves you hungry for more. Sabrina Elkins nails the vulnerability of becoming an adult and the choices that come with growing up." —Katie McGarry, author of Dare You To 

"Cami's slow burn for a wounded hero will rivet readers. I seriously loved this book." —Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret 

"This book is one of my favorite young adult contemporaries. Not only does it feature a hot romance, it's also very meaningful and well, you just have to read it and see." —#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout 

I am a former journalist who worked for the Los Angeles Daily Newsand other newspapers in the greater Los Angeles area. Prior to this I worked in advertising, writing ad copy for corporate travel accounts and major motion pictures. My first job out of college was as an administrative assistant to an executive chef and a food & beverage director at a Four Seasons hotel. I also spent some time working as a prep cook for Spago in Beverly Hills.
I received my Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. While in graduate school, I had the privilege of studying fiction writing under renowned author Hubert Selby, Jr., and comedy writing under famed comedian Shelley Berman. I am a past participant of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Summer Writing Workshop.
Raised in the woods of Vermont, I now live in the greater Los Angeles area with my husband and three children. STIR ME UP is my first novel.

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This book will definitely stir you up!!! I caught myself smiling ALOT!!! Such a great story! I am a sucker for young love and WOW...this was such a fun and inspiring love story. Cami is a senior in high school and all she wants to do after graduation is become a chef, following in her dads footsteps. Julian is a 20 year old Marine who finds myself living with his aunt after he is seriously wounded in Afghanistan.

 Julian's aunt happens to be Cami's stepmother. At first Julian acted liked he hated Cami but I knew he was going to open up to her! Their chemistry is HOT!!! The way Cami describes kissing Julian...OMG! I was so happy for them!!! They both have to decide what to do with their lives now that high school is over for Cami and the Marine's are over for Julian.

 I was not sure about their plan to keep their future plans a secret from each other and I did not see that ending coming but I LOVED it!!! I would highly recommend this book! I give it 5 stars! 



Cami’s Cookbook Pack 

Le Petit Paris: French Finger Food by Nathalie Benezet 

500 Soups by Susannah Blake 

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Julian’s Late-Night Pack 

George Noory’s Late-Night Snacks by George Noory 

Dinner and a Movie by Katherine Bebo 

Godiva chocolate bar 

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Sweet Desserts Pack 

Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey by Jill O’Connor 

Cutie Pies by Dani Cone 

Godiva chocolate bar 

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1 comment:

  1. My favorite food is Italian, i am Italian and love to cook and eat the food i cook for me and my fiance. My grand Parents are orgianly from Cecily Italy.