Thursday 20 December 2012

The Love Hurts Blog Tour: Easy & Reason to Breathe

With the rise in popularity and availability of New Adult books, and may I just say a big YAY to that, Penguin UK are planning to publish two previously self published New Adult books in 2013 - Easy by Tammara Webber and Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan.  I am delighted to welcome both ladies to the blog today as part of the Love Hurts Blog Tour in order to share their playlists for the books.  Just in case you haven't heard about them, here's some information:


A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

I've already read this one and loved it.  If you're interested, you can find my review here.  Easy will be published on 3rd January, 2013 in paperback.  To find out more about Tammara and her books, please click here to visit her website.

EASY Playlist – by chapter

1 Skyscraper – Demi Lovato
2 Part of Me – Katy Perry
3 Animal – Neon Trees
4 Tighten Up – Black Keys
5 Hurricane – 30 Seconds to Mars
6 Let Me – Pat Green
7 Ghost – Cavo
8 Kiss Me Slowly – Parachute
9 Breath – Breaking Benjamin
10 All the Same – Sick Puppies
11 Breathe – Ryan Star
12 Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
13 Wide Awake – Katy Perry
14 I’d Rather Be With You – Joshua Radin
15 The Feel Good Drag – Anberlin
16 The Mess I Made – Parachute
17 Time After Time – Quietdrive
18 Avalanche – David Cook
19 The Cave – Mumford and Sons
20 What Doesn’t Kill You – Kelly Clarkson
21 Say – John Mayer
22 Sweet and Low – Augustana
23 Love Song – 311
24 Hardliners – Holcombe Waller
25 The Kill – 30 Seconds to Mars
26 From Where You Are – Lifehouse
27 Storm - Lifehouse
Epilogue Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Reason to Breathe

"No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"

He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers…

Emma Thomas is hiding a terrible secret.

Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope.

 I haven't had the chance to read this book yet but I've heard nothing but good things about it.  Reason to Breathe is published on 17th January, 2013.  To find out more about Rebecca and her books, please click here to visit her website.


Believe - The Bravery
The Pretender - Foo Fighters
Got You (Where I Want You) - The Flys
Everything I'm Looking For - The Dirty Heads
Love Song - The Cure
Constellations - Jack Johnson
Tick Tick Boom - The Hives
Better - Regina Spektor
For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic - Paramore
Only - Nine Inch Nails
The Good Left Undone - Rise Against
Jealousy ~ Liz Phair
Old Friend - Rancid
Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
Lullaby - Dixie Chicks
Live Before You Die - Social Distortion
You Don't Know Me ~ Tracy Bonham
Save Your Best - Steve Reynolds
Help, I'm Alive - Metric

I always like to find out what music inspired the writer or what music fits with particular scenes and so I'm glad Tammara and Rebecca shared this with us today.  Do check out the rest of the Love Hurts Blog Tour where you can read extracts and win prizes.



  1. I read these books and they are just amazing. I already read Easy something like three times and I'm thinking to read again Reason to Breathe. I'm that in awe with these novels. :)

  2. Oh My! I just adore Easy. I only picked it up in November and have already read it twice. I just had to buy a paperback copy to add to my shelf despite owning the ebook.
    I will have to check out Reason To Breath. Thank for the heads up