Saturday, March 17, 2018

Scavenger Hunt: TRIP by T. Torrest

by T. Torrest
Release Date: March 15, 2018

Calling all 80s girls!

Layla Warren first introduced us to Trip Wilmington in REMEMBER WHEN...
Now read his side of the story!

Trip Wiley wasn't always a Hollywood movie star.
In fact, he wasn't always Trip Wiley.
Back in 1990, he was better known as Trip Wilmington, the new kid in town. 
New place, new school... same old story. 
No big deal. It’s not like this is the first time he’s been forced to start over.
But seventeen years of city living hasn’t prepared him for life in the suburbs...
or for Layla Warren.
Layla is smart, funny, beautiful... the kind of girl every guy dreams about.
Trip should know. 
He’s been falling for her since the first minute he saw her. 
And his life hasn’t been the same since.


Prepare to travel back to your teen years... That time in your life before the real world kicked in, that limbo between adolescence and adulthood, that trial of hanging onto the past while figuring out where the future will lie. 

With heart-shredding romance, steamy love scenes, and hilarious 80s references, readers of all ages will find themselves falling in love with TRIP all over again. 

***Author's note: This is no copy/paste job. This is a brand new story that fills in the blanks during Trip and Layla's separation while still bringing all the magic moments of the two of them together.

It is highly recommended--but not required--that you read Remember When prior to reading TRIP.

READ WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR: nostalgic, steamy, angsty, sweet, funny

My review: 5 stars!
I adore the Remember When series so much (I'm a 92 high school grad) and it would be an understatement to say I was excited to hear the T. Torrest was writing Trip's POV. Trip makes me SWOON and has been at the top of my book boyfriend list for years. TRIP was everything I wanted it to be and more- somehow I am now even more into Trip than I was before. The book perfectly conveyed his personality and gave us some insight into his home life and relationship with his parents. And even though I knew the ending was coming, it still slayed me like the first read. Nostalgia is real folks, and so very fun to read- the Remember When series makes me forget for a minute that I'm 44 and remember what it felt like to be 18 and in love.

And now for the fun...... we are having a scavenger hunt, and you'll be able to read the first three chapters of TRIP! You will need to visit each blog in order to get the whole story.

Start here:

You'll  end up back here for Excerpt #21!

Excerpt #21:

  “Well, Trip. Welcome to Norman. I hope you’ll like it here.”

   I gave the teacher a nod and started to head back to my desk. Summer Hair immediately became fascinated with her nails, picking at them in an obvious attempt to avoid looking at me.

   “Thanks,” I shot back. “I have a feeling I will.”

   Just as I reached Miss Warren’s desk, I tapped two fingertips on its surface, causing her to look up. In the split second we made eye contact, I saw her bottom lip drop a fraction of an inch. I couldn’t help but smirk as I slid back into my seat behind her. I was kind of hoping she’d take the bait and give me the time, but instead, she faked a coughing fit and excused herself from class.

   Man, was she cute.

   I was still reeling from the sight of her when Mrs. Mason started diagramming Romeo and Juliet on the board, and I folded my notebook open to an unmarked page in order to copy her charts for myself. With the notable distraction removed from the room, I should’ve been able to focus on actual classwork. But I’d already covered Shakespeare at my last school, so there was nothing new happening on that board that I hadn’t already seen before.

   And man, f$%k Shakespeare anyhow. Give me Christopher Marlowe any day. Now he was a badass. Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? Hell, if it weren’t for him, there wouldn’t even be a Shakespeare. Kit Marlowe came first.

   I checked the door to see if Summer Hair was on her way back into the room, and got discouraged when I caught the eye of some blonde chick instead. Her eyelids lowered to half-mast as she aimed an inviting smile at me, and I was flattered, but definitely not interested.

   You’d think I’d have been used to it by now, but it was almost comical at this point.

   Thankfully, I had enough experience to know the mystery would die down soon enough. The girls were always intrigued by the mystifying New Kid, and the guys were always wary that I was looking to challenge them for Top Dog status. It normally only took a few weeks for everyone to realize that neither was true, and I was tough enough to endure the near-constant scrutiny until then. Fact was, my only agenda was simply trying to find a way to fit in.

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1 comment:

jean barros said...

Great review. Congratulations!