Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Blog Tour with Excerpt + Giveaway: Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington @jessnpennington @jeanbooknerd

Love Songs & Other Lies b Jessica Pennington
Publication date: April 24th, 2018

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
It's summer romance and second chances, the songs that stay in your head, and the boy you'll never forget.

Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends just landed a spot on a battling bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. Three months with future rockstars seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she'll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam's determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them. With cameras rolling, she'll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. And if she's brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam's under wraps.

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"Well, if you ever want to get together, just let me know. I'd love to play with you." He shakes his head gently, his long hair falling in his eyes. "I mean I'm not weird about playing with girls." His eyes are darting around the room again, looking anywhere but at me and I can't help but laugh. "I just mean... I can do that... if you want someone to play with you..."

I think he just muttered "fuck," and I burst into laughter.

"...and I realize how that sounds, and it's not how I meant it." He finally shuts up and smiles, showing off his perfect teeth.

Everything about Cam feels polished and crisp, unlike the other guys, who are wearing hoodies and wrinkled T-shirts. Cam feels like the perfectly styled photo shoot, every prop in its place, every angel checked and rechecked. He doesn't belong in Riverton any more than I belong in a band. As weird as it sounds, he doesn't even belong in Logan's dimly lit basement. He belongs on that surfboard, out in the sun.


"Reading Cam & Vee's past and present romance reminds me of This is Us! This is going on my keeper shelf." -- Simone Elkeles, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

"Fun and full of heart, with a hero who stole my heart!" -- Katie McGarry, author of Long Way Home and Pushing the Limits

"Boys in bands, second chance romance, and pitch-perfect chemistry. Love Songs & Other Lies hits all the right notes!" -- Gina Ciocca, author of Last Year's Mistake

"A music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won't be able to put this debut down!" -- Katy Upperman, author of Kissing Max Holden

About the Author:
Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She's a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten--when she sought publication for her poem about a tree--Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similiar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other Lies is her debut novel.