I’m so thankful to be a part of the Never Forget Blog Tour for Never Forget by Emma Hart, hosted by Dani Morales. This book is awesome!!
I really loved it and was lucky enough to score an exclusive interview with the oh-so-fine Carl from the book! I know what you’re thinking and yes, it was very hard to not swoon all over the place. But first, a little about the book…
by Emma Hart
A city girl.
A small town boy.
A summer they’ll never forget.
Spending the summer at her Grammy’s in Lilac Bay, Devon, is city girl Alexis ‘Lexy’ Edwards idea of hell. That is, until she reconnects with her childhood friend, Jen, and meets Alec Johnson.
Alec is the kind of guy Lexy knows she needs to stay away from. He’s the village flirt, ridiculously hot and very dangerous to her self control. But there’s a problem – she can’t seem to keep him out, even though she knows he’ll break her heart.
As Alec slowly strips away Lexy’s defences and the two embark on a summer romance she never wanted, their feelings grow to more than either expected. But nothing lasts forever, and reality intrudes.
As her world is shaken to it’s core, Lexy’s self made prediction comes true when she discovers she’s spent six weeks surrounded by secrets. Kept out by her family and the only guy she’s ever trusted, she falls apart.
And when Grammy tells her that ‘you might not end up where you wanted to be, but you’ll always end up where you’re meant to be,’ she has to figure out if her meant to be is back home in London, or if it’s been in Devon the whole time.
Exclusive interview with Carl
Hi Carl! Thank you so much for being here today. How are you?Well, hey, there. *winks* I’m fine. How are you?Good! Haha. Thanks. (At this point I could feel my face growing warm). So let’s just get right down to business. There’s so many questions I have for you. One of the first times we met you, you were surfing. How long have you been surfing? What’s the biggest wave you’ve ever surfed?I’ve been surfing since I was about six and Alec’s Dad taught us, so thirteen odd years now. The biggest wave is maybe five foot.. But that was a choppy kinda day down Croyde. Somehow, we managed it.Nice! One of the things I love most about you Carl, is your cute relationship with Jen. You’re caring and doting but you’re not afraid to dish out a little sass. Imagine my surprise when I found out that you used to be a player like Alec. Would you agree that you were?
*laughs* I don’t think anyone could be as bad as Alec. Except maybe Bing…Haha! Agreed. So I’m curious, what about Jen made you want to change your ways? How did you convince her to give you a chance?I loved – and love – the fact she’s not afraid to put me in my place. If you didn’t already guess from the book, she has a smart as hell mouth. I convinced her by not leaving her alone until she agreed to dinner. Dinner ended up as ice-cream at Mum’s cafe… Maybe not my smartest move. I may have forgotten to book the table at the restaurant.*Shakes head* Tsk Tsk Carl. So how long have you two been together?Two years. I should be nationally recognized for that.Ha! I’ll note that. Which leads me to my next set of questions. You’re attractive and I’m sure a lot of girls were swooning over you throughout the book. So I’d kind of like to ask you a few personal questions if that’s alright. Who is your favorite band? Favorite song?Well, they were, were they? Tell me, Jolie, were you swooning? *winks*And the questions.. I’m trying really hard to think of a manly band here, so I’ll just settle for Muse – Supermassive Black Hole. They’re kinda manly, I guess.Boxers or briefs? (You’re welcome ladies)*smirks* boxers. You know, if I wasn’t with Jen, I would have let you find that out first hand.*Clears throat* Ahem. What is your favorite alcoholic beverage?A nice cold pint of Carlsberg.What’s your biggest fear?Okay, don’t laugh. Promise? It’s kinda funny. *clears throat* I’m scared of deep water.Really? Coming from a man that swims in the ocean? Alright. That kind of surprised me. Do it again. Can you tell us a secret that no one else knows? Not even Jen?I just did. I guess it’s not really a secret now though, huh?Fair enough. Your secrets are safe with me. And with that, our time is up, sadly. Thanks so much for the interview Carl! I have one last question for you before you leave. If you had to say anything to the readers of Never Forget, what would you say? Why do you think they should read this book?Read it because I’m in it. Do they need another reason?Oh, and because I prove that, unlike Jen thinks, I am more romantic than a teaspoon.
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Tour Schedule- Find out where Never Forget will be next!
Never Forget Blog Tour Feb. 22- Mar. 8
February 22 – kick off blog tour
Crazy Book Chicks http://crazybookchicksafterdark.blogspot.com/ Alec Interview
Michelle Nicole http://www.authormichellenicole.blogspot.com release partay
Momo- http://booksoverboys.blogspot.com Guest post, promotional stop
Jodie O’Brien http://fabfuntantalizingreads.wordpress.com http://www.facebook.com/YaTeenReaders Author Interview/Review
Traci http://thereadinggeek.blogspot.com Review
Ava Smith Avasmith.org author interview
Maghon Thomas http://magluvsya03.wordpress.com Author interview, review, guest post, giveaway
Danielle http://www.daniellesibarium.com/blog Alec Excerpt
Kristen PenandMuse.com review/ character interview
Tobi Helton- http://forgetthehouseworkimreading.blogspot.com Review/Guest Post
Tess Watson http://tessmw.blogspot.com/ Author Interview/ Review
Cylithria Dubois http://cylithria.me Author Interview
Priya – http://priyakanaparti.com/ (guest post)
Jolie Hudson http://joliehudson.wordpress.com/ Review, Carl Interview
Doodle- http://doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com Review, Author This or That Interview
Carly Jayne http://ramblingsofalogophile.blogspot.co.uk/ author interview
Brittany http://www.brittanyblabsbooks.blogspot.com Review
Michele supagurlbooks.blogspot.com interview with Jen
Rachel Walter http://rachelwalterauthor.blogspot.com/ Bing Interview
Pereza Mulanax-Thompson pezzrambles.wordpress.com (Promotional)
Jessica Watterson http://www.bendthebind.blogspot.com (Review)
Desi http://fantasyinyourmind.blogspot.com/ Lexi Interview
Michelle Muto http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/ promo stop
Christianna Marks http://thewhiteunicornfiction.blogspot.com/ review + character interview
March 8 –last day
About the Author:
By day, Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of wine and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. She has two new series planned as well as her New Adult Romance, Never Forget, due February 2013. She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes.
Her debut YA series, The Mauve Legacy, is an Apple iBooks Bestseller – and this makes Emma excited.
Where to stalk:
Smashwords Profile Page
Amazon Author Page
Facebook Fan Page
Twitter : @EmmaHartAuthor
Review: Never Forget by Emma Hart (Spoiler Free)
Oh my gosh. This is a fantastic read! In fact, I loved it so much that I’d really like to have Alec, or Carl for that matter, as my new book boyfriends. Emma did a fantastic job writing both alternating perspectives. I thought she wrote Alec in a very believable way, which isn’t always an easy voice to capture for female writers. But of course, Emma made it look easy!
Never Forget is a romantic read about a summer romance, that truthbetold, I always wanted to have but never did. Lexy is a reluctant love interest who really isn’t looking for any type of romance. Alec is swoonworthy, quick to deliver snark, and can’t seem to stop thinking about her. Together, paired with her childhood best friend Jen (and Carl), Lexy embarks on the summer of a lifetime filled with fun, wit, and love.
I also thought that Emma did a great job keeping the characters that she wrote, separate. They each had unique personalities, served a purpose, and at no point did I think, “Wait a second. I’m not sure if I buy that response.” I don’t want to give too much away, but if you’re looking for a light, fun, romantic read, this is definitely the novel for you!
Huge thank you to Carl (swoon), Emma, and to Dani for letting me be a part of this blog tour! It’s been fun and I really enjoyed this novel. Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear what you thought of the book and/or Carl’s interview!