You read me right! I said “FREE”!
On November 7th, I’m doing a one-day giveaway of my second novel in the Savor The Days series, SEPTEMBER RAIN!
Keep on readin to find out what it’s about!
Author Rose Gluck had this to say in her 5-star review:
This novel is so so good. The characters are rich and complex. The plot is masterfully crafted full of suspense, emotion and plot twists. The story is set in the world of Avery and Angel, two troubled teenagers haunted by the traumatic events of their lives. These two best friends only have each other until Angel meets her first love Jake, a gorgeous, sweet rising star musician. Angel and Jake’s relationship promises love and a new path in life for Angel. However, her relationship with Avery begins to drift and as their intense bond is threatened, Avery reveals a dark and dangerous side. This story placed me squarely in the worlds of high-school, foster homes, and the typical teenage experience. While I’m tempted to elaborate on the plot because I’m still (two days later) blown away, I’ll hold back. I loved this book and plan on reading all of A.R. Rivera’s books.
Clinging to your past will smother your right now . . . which is exactly what Angel Patel is hoping for, since nothing in her present life is quite what it seems.
The past is where she left her heart, beating inside the chest of the boy she loved. What does she have in the here and now that’s so special? Nothing and no one.
Angel’s been in prison for the past six years. She’s got about sixty square feet of concrete flooring enclosed by concrete walls and one metal door. One twin-sized bunk. No windows—which means no view. No birds, no trees. No family to visit.
Avery Campbell doesn’t count. She was never Angels’ friend, though if you asked Avery, she’d say different. She’d sell her story to anyone; try to make them believe that it was okay for her to betray her life-long friend—the only real friend she ever had. Avery’s convinced that lies are acceptable if they protect someone. But that isn’t always true.
It all goes back to when Angel and Avery met the hazel-eyed boy who would become the love of Angels’ life. Jake Haddon. He was a surprise. Such talent; a gorgeous, undiscovered, musical genius at the age of eighteen. He was also the lead singer of Angels’ favorite indie rock band on the cusp of stardom.
When the state prison Angel resides in is marked for closure, Angel and her lawyer go before a two-person panel to plead her request to be moved to a moderate security facility, better suited for someone like Angel.
Ever anxious to draw out the memories of her life with Jake, Angel recalls how Jake was the only good part of her terrible life as a disposable kid, raised in foster care. With him, she was happy for the first time in seventeen years.
Because she didn’t know what Avery was doing.
During the case review, as Angel recounts the lies and mistakes that snowballed into the sentence she’s currently serving, she’s simultaneously formulating a plan to escape. She aims to find her long-lost love, Jake, and spend the rest of eternity trying to make up for her part in the crimes that landed her in jail.
But before she can do that, she needs to get through the case review. She has to make sure that the interviewing panel understands that it was not her—that is was her best-friend turned sworn-enemy, Avery—who plotted and carried out the crimes. That it was Avery who killed Angels’ boyfriend, Jake Haddon.