Saturday, February 25, 2017

Release Blitz ~ Who We Were by Lindsay Detwiler

Title: Who We Were
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 25, 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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“I guess that’s the thing about high school reunions, though. They make you snap a little.”

In the ten years since high school graduation, Maylee’s career, living arrangements, family, and especially her love life are at a standstill. When her twin brother, Mitch, falls for her high school enemy at their ten-year reunion, Maylee’s life is catapulted into chaos.

Maylee’s hatred for the blonde-haired Josephine isn’t the only thing she discovers at her reunion. Benson Drake, the introvert from high school, has matured into a sexy intellect. Now a writer and bartender, Benson’s grown into a man with a perfect balance of quirky wit and sex appeal. After a wardrobe malfunction, a spy mission gone wrong, and a dangerous cup of coffee, Maylee and Benson explore something they never even thought about during senior year. Along the way, they find out that reconnecting with the past can change you… or maybe just help you find your true self.

I'm gonna start out by being honest, I wasn't exactly sold on this book at first but I took a chance and ended up falling in love with it. This book teaches us to let go of past and all the stupid petty things that happened in high school. To look deep inside and change the way you see life and others around you. To let your pride down and let the hate go.
I absolutely adored Maylee. She is someone I could see me hanging out with in school. She got burned badly and held a horrible secret. Instead of moving forward, she was still holding onto the past and all the hurt she felt. It took the amazing words of Benson to make her see things differently. She was determined to take the blinders off her brother but in reality she didn't need to. I will admit, I didn't like Josephine very much in the beginning but like Maylee, I found myself liking her and crying at the wedding. I loved Shauni, she's loyal, vindictive and has no filter at all. She's the perfect friend for Maylee. The only thing I found off was Mitch and Maylee are twins but they didn't seem very much in sync. I mean they loved each other, that was clear but I just wasn't feeling their closeness. Anyway, this was a sweet romance with many laugh out loud moments along some moments that will make you either cry or swoon. It doesn't have the hot sex scenes like most books do but I don't think it was needed in it. I seriously loved this book and it taught me a lesson as well.



A high school English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay's the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.

She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.

Lindsay's goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she's done her job.

Lindsay's hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

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