Today is cover reveal day for All Good Things (The Good Life #0.5) by Jodie Beau.
This is a standalone prequel novel to The Good Life.
We ladies here at Have Book Will Read LOVE Jodie Beau
and we can’t wait for All Good Things to be released.
I (Kelly) had the pleasure of beta reading AGT for Jodie and I absolutely
LOVED Roxie and Jake’s story.
You’re all in for a real treat when it’s released on 31st January.
The cover is so pretty and it’s perfect for a fun summer romance novel.
What do you all think … ?
Title: All Good Things (The Good Life #0.5)
Author: Jodie Beau
Age Group/Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publisher/Release Date: To be self published on 31st January 2014
All Good Things…are wild and free.
This is going to be the best summer ever! Bonfires, pool parties, trips to the beach, throwing her arms in the air while riding down the open road in a convertible – she’s going to do it all.
Roxie has plans. It’s the last summer before college graduation. By this time next year she’ll be living in the “real” world; ie: paying bills, searching for a job that doesn’t require an apron, and maybe even sleeping on a bed that doesn’t turn into a couch. If there’s ever a time to be fun, irresponsible and reckless, it’s now.
But things don’t always go as planned.
Before the summer has even started, Roxie makes a discovery that breaks her heart and shatters her confidence. Her hopes of having the Best Summer Ever go straight in the trash. Forget the beach. Forget the bonfires. Forget summer altogether.
If only her childhood friend, Jake, would let her be. His contagious smile keeps popping up and dragging her to every social event in Ann Arbor. Reluctant at first, his happy-go-lucky attitude becomes an addiction. It isn’t long before Roxie starts to wonder if her longtime friend might be the perfect cure for her heartbreak. This summer might be good after all.
But All Good Things…must come to an end.
**All Good Things is an NA prequel to the contemporary 2013 release The Good Life. The books can be read in either order, or as stand-alones.**
EXCLUSIVE HAVE BOOK WILL READ EXCERPT
“You need this,” Allison said, joining me at the table where I’d brought our mocha lattes. She slid a book across the table.
Who Moved My Cheese?
I raised an eyebrow at her. Not a self-help book. Puh-lease not a self-help book. I’d rather drown myself in romance novels about 27-year-old virgins with A-cup breasts being deflowered by Fabio until my own life looked better by comparison, than be seen near the self-help aisle.
Things Less Embarrassing Than Reading a Self-Help Book in Public.
- Reading a book about how to achieve the ultimate orgasm in public.
- Buying yeast infection medication.
- Having a really hot pharmacist that happens to be in your Social Problems class explain how to use said yeast infection medication right at the pharmacy’s window while five people wait in line behind you (not that I’d know or anything).
- Having to leave your underwear in the bookstore’s bathroom because you peed your pants while laughing too hard at someone else reading a book in public about achieving the ultimate orgasm.
“Don’t be so Judgy McJudgerson,” Allison said. “They gave this book to everyone at Braham’s work when the company was bought out. It was really helpful to him. It’s about dealing with change.”
“Judgy McJudgerson? Is that, like, your neighbor or something?”
“Yes,” she said with a straight face. “Now, this book is about a mouse-”
I interrupted her by singing my own rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Ben.”
“Can you please, just for once, not sing?”
She tried hard to keep the serious look on her face. But as I continued to sing I saw her cheeks bulge out like a squirrel’s and I knew I had her. She was holding in her laughter.
“Don’t hurt yourself,” I said when I stopped singing.
She composed herself and got her squirrel face under control. “So there’s this mouse. He goes to the same place every day to get his food. But one day he gets there and there’s no cheese.”
“Someone moved the cheese?” I asked.
“Yes! And he has to decide what to do.”
“So what does he do?”
“I don’t know. I guess you have to read it. See, the cheese is your relationship.”
“I get it.”
“You can sit in your room crying, stomp your feet and avoid all your friends. But you won’t find food that way. You need to keep on moving and hope you’ll find cheese somewhere else.”
I rested my chin in my hand. “Huh.” There was a lesson to be learned from that mouse.
“I’ve got something else for you.”
She left and returned a few moments later with a hot pink paperback. The Breakup Repair Kit.
“This looks fun!” she said. “It’s filled with activities and recipes and funny stories. Look!” she flipped it open and pointed to one of the pages. “It teaches you how to build a Nurture Nest.”
I put my head in my hands on the table. This was even worse than the cheese.
“I’m buying this for you,” she said, and ran to the cashier before I could stop her.
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