16 November 2013

Break It Up by E.M. Tippets - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Title: Break It Up
Author: E.M. Tippetts
Release date: November 12, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours 

Kyra Armijo is making a few changes in her life. One of them being, she's no longer going to give it up to every guy who looks at her twice. And she's putting her hopes and dreams for her future first. When the aspiring photojournalist gets the opportunity of a lifetime to tag along with international boy band sensation, Triple Cross, she can't pass up the chance.

The only problem is that she's in love with one band member, dodging the unwanted attention of another, and desperate to keep her turbulent past under wraps. Triple Cross have "nice guy" appeal, approved of by parents the world over, but have just let go their longtime manager, who controlled their clean image and media exposure with an iron fist. When Zach Wechsler, the object of Kyra's affection, begins to show interest, she has to be careful.

Surely one girl can't destroy a band that's been together for ten years... only what if she can? Kyra knows she's one bad decision away from ruining everything she's worked for, and taking the hottest act of her generation down with her.

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FIRST - cheers to the bad-girl-turned-good.


I can feel my chest tightening as I read the novel…

Because I am dreadfully waiting for the IMPENDING DOOM – if Zach finds out about her past – what would happen???!

Kyra Armijo had a wild past. As past being the operative word here, she’s starting to change her ways. She no longer sleeps around, break curfews, or drinks. She gained herself straight A’s in school. All she wanted to do was to secure her future, be a better person and find a great guy who will love her despite of everything else.

However, an opportunity to get on tour with a popular HOT band, Triple Cross, was offered to her. Kyra knew it was a chance of a lifetime, and she couldn’t let the opportunity past. Problem is though, she’s falling in love with a band member who has a good boy tattooed on his forehead, and has no idea about the “previous” HER while trying to escape the unwanted attention of another who knew a lot about her past.

Triple Cross is a wholesome band, approved by her parents and is loved by millions all over the planet, they had just fired their longtime manager who ruled the group with an iron fist and maintained their clean image. Now, they have a new manager, and a director-producer who follows them with cameras and records just about everything they do. And now Zach, Kyra’s object of affection, is showing interest in her. How can she possibly tell him about her past when he told her he wasn’t into those types of girls? When the media digs out her past – it will go frenzy and may affect the band big time. One bad decision, one slip, one truth can have the band swirling down from the pinnacle of success.

If you think the front stage set is crazy, wait till you get back stage, and on tour. With all the media eyes on you, and the paparazzi waiting for you to slip up and do something crazy, it was one heck of a ride.

It isn’t easy to change. It is even harder to convince people that you have indeed change. Kyra is an amazing girl who had done things in her past that she wasn’t really proud of, but is now making up for it. Her father and her step-mother trusted her 100%. (I wish I had the chance to know her past before this, because she was really surprised that they have given her a leeway to do what she wants). Nevertheless, she must have done something really good that she regained the trust of the people close to her. I like her relationship with Jason, not just because it allowed her access to the rich and famous in the showbizness, but he actually care about this girl, despite everything. Chloe, Jason’s wife, also adored her. (I wonder if they would have their own story – because I think theirs would be interesting as well). But, I love her father the most – for giving her another chance, trust and loving her immensely despite her imperfections.

I enjoyed reading these book – all those paparazzi chase, the changes in every characters and the relationship between them. It gives us a glimpse of the imperfections behind the stage and under the limelight. Reminds the readers that these artists, no matter how popular they are, they’re still humans and is capable of making mistakes. BUT what I love about this book the most is that it tells us that people have the power to change and you can’t hold their past against them. It is easy to judge without knowing what the other has been through. 

EM Tippets - with all teary eyes, would just like to say...

... you've nailed it once again: YOU wrote a book that have captivated me :)

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance as E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy as Emily Mah. She is a former attorney with degrees in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University and business law from UCLA, and currently lives in her lifelong home state of New Mexico with her family. 
For more information or to sign up for updates on future book releases, visit her website at www.emtippetts.com  
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(5) Print copies of Break It Up – International 
(1) Swag pack including a temporary tattoo of Kyra’s tattoo from the book - International

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1 comment:

  1. "what I love about this book the most is that it tells us that people have the power to change and you can’t hold their past against them." Great piece to take away after reading. Thank you for reviewing and participating.