Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Making Headlines by Erica Brown Blog Tour and Review
When a one-night stand turns into an online photo scandal, Sophie Tucker and Luke McGraw become campus celebrities overnight for all the wrong reasons. Sophie Tucker can’t wait to start her freshman year of college—she has a full scholarship to her dream school and her sights set on landing a coveted staff writer position on the college newspaper. But when a scandalous photo from a one night stand she barely remembers is posted on The Score List, a new tabloid-style gossip site the campus is buzzing about, Sophie realizes her freshman year isn’t going to be what she imagined. As more photos are posted, Sophie decides to use her journalistic prowess to take down the anonymous person behind the site. Luke McGraw is that guy—the vice president of his fraternity, the online editor of the school newspaper, and the one every girl wants to date. When a photo of Sophie, the girl he hooked up with the night before classes started and can’t get out of his head, shows up on The Score List, he knows that he has to find out who is behind the site—both to avenge Sophie, and to save the reputation of his fraternity. When Sophie and Luke realize they’re both investigating, they decide to team up. But focusing on the investigation instead of each other proves difficult, especially when neither of them are sure the other can be trusted. In a story full of the scandal, mystery, intrigue, friendship, and cheeky, sexy romance, Making Headlines channels Veronica Mars and Greek, in the companion novel to Taking Flight.
My Review: 4 Stars
I try to read books a few weeks in advance before reviews, but things have been super crazy lately around my house. Because of this I didn't get a chance to start this until a few day ago, and holy crap did this book hook me. I had a very hard time putting down this book. I just had to keep reading a little bit more because I had to know what was going to happen. I liked Sophie's character from the start. She wakes up in bed with a stranger and then her one night stand is suddenly the topic of conversation on campus because of a TMZ like gossip site, she could have hid from life, dropped out of school and all sorts of other things but she doesn't, she holds her head up high and decides to figure out who is behind it all. And Luke, what can I say about Luke. Luke is just a really nice guy, he walks Sophie home the morning after their one night stand and when the website just tries to shame Sophie he steps up and admits his part in it. From there on out the two of them are just fun to read about. I liked the relationship that they developed. They bring out the best qualities in each other. I also loved Sophie's friendships with Kate, Willa and Courtney. The girls have fun together and make me miss my college buddies. Oh, and as a member of a sorority, the whole recruitment process brought back many memories (I swear no one in my sorority was a big of bitch as the girls in here). All and all, I really enjoyed the book. It was fun, it had mystery and humor, scandal and bit of sexiness and it was a really great quick read that I would recommend to everyone who loves new adult romances.
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About Erica Brown: Erin Brown is a writer, Whedonite, Whovian, yogi, HGTV addict, and connoisseur of The CW’s TV line-up. She was born and raised in Arkansas, lived in New York City for five years, and recently moved to Singapore, where she lives on the beach, which is completely wasted on her because she is a ginger and the sun is not her friend. She is the author of Taking Flight and Making Headlines: A Taking Flight Novel. You can follow her on Twitter @erinbrownwrites. Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest | Wattpad | Website
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