Monday, September 16, 2013

Becoming More Blog Tour

 


Title: Becoming More
Author: Bayli Lane
Genre: New Adult Romance

BOOK DESCRIPTION

At first it was all freedom, fun, and games for Lilly Fairfield. Being a freshman in college was supposed to create some of the best memories of her life, especially with her best friend, Lauren, and longtime boyfriend, Sander, by her side.

But the excitement begins to slip away when the people closest to her start to change. They begin moving in a direction Lilly doesn’t want to go, forcing Lilly to be faced with a decision. Should she fight for her relationships with both Sander and Lauren or move on to something different? Something unknown. Someone like…

Colton Davenport. Colton isn’t Lilly’s typical type. He's shockingly sexy with his colorful tattoos, shiny silver lip ring, and ear gauges. His smile alone leaves her breathless. Then again, she hasn’t had a specific type other than Sander. When she meets Colton she feels an automatic attraction that stuns her into utter stillness. She can’t look away, doesn’t want to look away.

Lilly must decide between a life with Sander, a life she always thought she wanted, and an unknown path with Colton.

Will Lilly make the right choices for her future, Becoming More?

**This book is a New Adult Romance - intended for a mature audience.**


My Review: 4 stars
The story is about 3 friends that have just graduated from high school and are all attending the same college. Sander and Lilly have been high school sweethearts and their best friend is Lauren  and they are ready for parties and and freedom from their parents. Once they get there it isn't what Lilly thought it would be like at all. 

It was well written and I loved the feelings I got from Lilly. She was your typical young adult trying to figure things out on her own. She was going through changes that a lot of people go through and she finding out about herself along the way. Colton was sexy and I felt the connection between them from the start. Lauren and Sander well... I wanted to like them at first but then I came to realize that wasn't going to happen. I had a feeling of what was going to happen and I was right for the most part. It was a great story and I really enjoyed it. It was definetly one that was easy to relate to because I think every adult has gone through the phase in life where you are finding yourself and have to make the choice of staying where you are or moving on to bigger and better things. A great debut novel Bayli and I look forward to more from you.


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Excerpt:

“That looked like more than friendship to me,” Clarissa explains. “That looked like you two wanted the entire world to see you were together.”
My eyes widen. “No way! We didn’t kiss or anything!”
Clarissa crosses her legs. “Lilly, do you really think that’s the only way to show people around you that you are taken? Colton was all but pissing on you, telling all the other guys around that you are his.”
“But I’m not his,” I argue.
“You sure about that?” she asks kindly.
“I’m nobody’s.” I look down at my hands and rub them against my jeans.
“Well then you should probably tell Colton that. I don’t think he got the memo.”
“Oh please! You’re the one that told me he likes to mess around with a bunch of different girls! You said he doesn’t do relationships,” I tell her.
“I also told you that he’s different with you. I’ve never seen him act like that with a girl before. He’s in to you.”

PLAYLIST
1.      Cosmic Love- Florence and the Machine
2.      Poison & Wine- The Civil Wars
3.      Run- Snow Patrol
4.      Paradise- Coldplay
5.      Just Say Yes- Snow Patrol
6.      The Offering- The Avett Brothers
7.      Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran
8.      Feel Again- One Republic
9.      Sad- Maroon 5
10.    Never Let Me Go- Florence and the Machine
11.    Way You Are- Kris Orlowski
12.    Bloodstream- Stateless
13.    Erase Me- Kid Cudi
14.    End of all time- Stars of Track & Field
15.    In my veins- Andrew Belle

ABOUT THE AUTHOR  

 
Bayli Lane didn’t realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Becoming More is her first novel but certainly not her last. Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer working on her next book.


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Twitter: @thsnyder4

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