Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Blog Tour: The Way With You (The Way #2) by Anne Mercier

Title: The Way With You
Series: The Way #2
Author: Anne Mercier
Genre: Coming of Age. New Adult Romance.
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Review Source: eARC

Finding a "happily ever after" was hard enough. 
Keeping it is even harder.

Olivia Brennan and Cameron Stone have both gone through Hell and back to finally find their way to each other. With obstacles set against them, the struggle to stay connected is harder than ever. Between their academic schedules, Olivia's newfound campus infamy, and a conniving ex stirring up trouble, Liv and Cam begin to struggle to keep what they've worked so hard for.

But when something unexpected fractures their trust, they must decide if they can repair what's left of their fragile love or will they discover that "happily ever after" is just for fairytales?

While THE WAY WITH YOU, didn't disappoint, it's one novel that I have read, and was pleased with the outcome, but feel there was a lot more that could have helped the characters along. Readers meet back up with Cameron Stone, Alexa Stone, Sebastian, and Olivia Brennan right where they left off from THE WAY BACK TO ME. This was a quick, easy read that basically catches back up with the entire group, and gets them all back into the swing of things. At least, for the most part. Throughout this novel, Olivia is confronted by a long lost bully, and it makes life a bit difficult for her with her already missing from the scene boyfriend. When things seem to be dwindling down for the group, something pops right up, and brings them back to square one. I don't want to give away too much since this was a short novel, and it got to the point quickly. Check it out! You won't be disappointed with this check up on The Way Series characters.

I'm walking back to the dorm after class when someone bumps into me—hard. I look over, biting back a curse, and when I see it's Alison, I wish I'd let it out.

"What's your problem?" I bark.

"You. You're my problem," she sneers.

I roll my eyes. "Why is that? Because you want to screw Cam but he's with me? Because Cam made me his girlfriend when all you were to him was a piece of ass? Both of you," I correct when I see Brittany standing beside her.

"You little bitch. I'm going to ruin you," Brittany shouts.

I'm so afraid right now. I know what Alison is capable of—but with Brittany by her side? I can't even imagine. I swallow that fear and pretend. I'm good at that—pretending I'm okay.

"Could you be any more dramatic?"

Alison steps closer. "Watch yourself, Muppet. You're overstepping."

"No. I'm not. I'm minding my own business, living my life, and you nut jobs start with your threatening and bullying. What are you—twelve?" I mock.

Alison's nostrils flare. It reminds me of a bull in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. You know the one? Where the steam comes out of the bull's nostrils because Bugs keeps taunting it? That's the one. I smirk at the thought and Alison's hand comes flying at my face before I can even think.

She slaps me and she slaps me hard—not just once, but twice. The burn, the sting of the slaps hurts like a mofo. I won't cry, but I can't stop the tears that fill my eyes. Damn it. I hate showing her any signs of weakness. 

"Feel better now?" I ask, lifting my chin.

She hides the shock well, but I still get a glimpse. I am not the same girl I once was. I'm not sure who I am, exactly, but I'm no longer weak.

She cocks out a hip. "A little. But Muppet? There's a lot worse coming."

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and still live here today with my two sons and puppy. (Though one day soon I hope to move to southern California!)

I’m an avid reader who gets inspired by reading the stories from my favorite authors as well as listening to various types of music. I am a huge fan of music, chocolate, fruit, desserts, autumn, M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold, and Milo Ventimiglia. Through my books, I am proudly creating new Avenged Sevenfold and Milo Ventimiglia fans one reader at a time.

“The best part of being an author, to me, is being able to take the reader to that one place they long to go when they need to escape reality. Knowing I can do that, for even one reader, makes what I do worthwhile.” ~ Anne Mercier

Hugs and love,
Anne xoxo


The Way Back to Me (The Way #1)
She was perky, fun, and full of life—everything I hated about girls and their bullshit exterior. People called her bubbly; I called her “fake-as-hell.” 

The edgy, dark, lonely girl in front of me was not the Olivia Brennan I knew from high school—far from it, actually. I knew the story—the whole town knew the story, we witnessed it all. It happened in the blink of an eye and the girl we knew was gone. 

But I refuse to watch it anymore—I can’t stand it. I’m going to fix it—fix her. It’s time I showed Olivia Brennan her way back… 

Back to the girl she used to be.

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