Friday, May 2, 2014

Book Review+Blitz Goodies: Always You by Missy Johnson.... GIVEAWAY!!

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Title: Always You

Author: Missy Johnson

Genre: Student Teacher Romance

Release Date: December 19, 2013


I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up.

One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved. 

You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact. 

I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her…


Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school? 

Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that.

My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem? 

I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.

Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.

Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

This is a student falls for teacher and teacher falls for student romance. Be warned if that's not your cup of tea.

Wrenn lost her family a year earlier in a car accident. Now with no parents and no brother she's only left with moving in with her Aunt Layna and Uncle Dan. Layna is head mistress at Tennerson, one of the country's most prestigious college prep all girls schools. Dalton Reid just graduated. All he's ever wanted to do is teach. His given a stellar start by being asked to take over a history class for 8 weeks at Tennerson. Mr. Reid is the youngest teacher, at age 22, so he attracts many hormonal teens. But out of all his students, it's Wrenn who stands out most to him. And once these two start there is no way for them to stop.

  " 'You're the exception,' he said. The exception. I liked being the exception."  -Wrenn

Okay... so I feel like the S/T romance was awesome until it got overwritten way too many times. I always try new S/T books hoping for one that will stand out, but I didn't find that with this particular read.

Overall, I felt this was the author's first story ever written. I would have loved to see more mature writing. I thought the plot was great. I'm going to give this book 3.5 STARS out of 5 STARS because there were some emotional twists, but the book is very predictable.

Read by Taryn Lee on May 1, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on May 1, 2014
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1896848_800742533275720_2068241805_nMissy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a get the picture). 

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.


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Title: Out of Reach

Author: Missy Johnson

Release Date: May 8, 2014


My best friend was dying and I was in love with his girl.

Andy and I had been best friends since we were eight-years old.
Watching him slowly fade away, ever closer to his final breath, made
me so incredibly angry. I knew there was nothing I could do to change it--I had given in to despair, but Andy had not. He had one last hand to play. 

He wasn't going to simply sit back and wait for Death to claim him--not Andy. He was going to live life until he couldn't hold his eyes open any longer.

Andy didn't want to die in some sterile hospital and asked me to take him and Emily to the beach. It would be our last road trip together.

Emily. Emily was a problem for me. 

I harbored a secret that would have torn our friendship apart. I was in love with Andy's girl, and had been since she'd walked into our sixth grade class, so many years ago.

So what kind of person am I? My best friend is dying, and it's
awful--but my heart still aches for his girl. I hate myself for
thinking beyond Andy's death and whether there could ever be a future for Emily and I, but I can't help it. 

I'm in love with her.


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