Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Class Reunion by Kenzie Michaels Review Tour





Class Reunion
by Kenzie Michaels

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BLURB:

After being burned pretty badly by two different women in his past, Brian Vellinger has sworn off romance. Commitment-shy for the past fifteen years, he is stunned by his sudden attraction to a woman he's not seen since the last day of their senior year. 

Natalie Collier thinks she's successfully put Brian Vellinger out of her mind. After harboring a secret crush all through high school and into college, she is both alarmed and thrilled when Brian makes his intentions known at their 25th class reunion. But will she succeed in softening his casual, 'sex only' policy, or will she end up just another notch on his belt?
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Review: 

After two relationships went sour, Brian Vellinger vowed he would never put himself in the position of falling for another woman again.  He likes a healthy dose of sex, but not with any commitments attached to it.  When he sees Natalie Collier after twenty-five years at their high school reunion he can' believe he never gave the sensual beauty a chance all those years ago.  Natalie seems to have come into her own, striking a deal with Brian for one weekend of pure adult fun.  Although Natalie is wishing for something more, will Brian break his stance on women for her?

I am a sucker for reunion stories and this one did not disappoint.  Loved the reintroduction of  fellow classmates Brian and Natalie, in high school Brian was oblivious of how Natalie felt and although she exudes self confidence she is not kidding herself that the crush she had is still there.  I thought Brian was a bit jaded, but rightfully so and I think when he starts spending time with Natalie he sees something that makes him a bit nervous, he doesn't want to have feelings but can't seem to stop himself. Entertaining read.




Excerpt:

“Lisa was telling me about it.  She said the restaurant is open, but not the rest?  Something about it being part charity, part club, part teenage hangout?  And Austin Harmon owns it?”
           
Brian drained his cup.  “Yes.  Remember how Austin used to get into so much trouble, and spent time in juvenile hall? He won the lottery last year and decided to provide a safe place for kids to hang out so he bought some acreage and began building last fall.  The kids can take golf lessons, tennis lessons, swim in the pool, shoot hoops, play soccer, and get homework help –basically, anything they could want or need.  He’s not going to turn anyone away because of their income level.”
           
“That’s a fantastic idea,” Natalie exclaimed.  “How about transportation from school?”
           
“He’s hired one of the bus drivers.  A lot of the programs are still in the experimental phase.”  Brian stood up and fished his cell phone from the pocket of his shorts.  “I’ll give him a call and see if he’s open tonight.”
           
“It’s Sunday and late,” she objected.  “I don’t want to bother him.”
           
“Nat…he’s a friend.  He won’t mind.”  Brian had already dialed and was listening to the music in his ear.  “Austin?  How are you?”
             
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kenzie Michaels resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and various household pets. Her fifth-grade teacher showed this avid reader how to write the stories swirling in her head, successfully unleashing her imagination upon the written word.

Kenzie is the 'wild child' of author Molly Daniels. They cohabitate nicely
inside the brain of a woman in Indiana who's the mother of three and 'Aunt
Molly' to the entire neighborhood. A devout chocoholic, her hubby has learned
to watch out when the characters in her head take over and not get too upset
when the words are flowing and all concept of time is lost. (LOL)


Here is where Kenzie can be found:

Website: www.mollydaniels.wordpress.com/kenzies-korner

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Blog: http://kenziemichaels.blogspot.com

Face Book Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Kenzie-Michaels/248105468603737

Twitter: www.twitter.com/kenziemichaels

Freya’s Bower:  http://www.freyasbower.com/contemporary-c-7/class-reunion-p-283.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kenzie-Michaels/e/B004TYM7FE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Nook:
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Kenzie will be awarding one eBook copy of All She Ever Wanted to one randomly drawn commenter and a $10 Freya's Bower GC to another randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
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11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me today! I'm so happy you enjoyed reading Class Reunion:)

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  2. High school is fraught with emotion. As I approach going back to my 30 (never have been back), I'm nervous and feeling that anxiety that school brought back. I wasn't bullied but I wasn't accepted either. Sure going to be an interesting night with hubby as I know of at least two ex-boyfriends who will be there!

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    1. *head slap* Just saw this 'reply' button! One of my friends who had taken me to one of the dances (not prom), showed up at the 25th, and his wife's brother had been in our class. When L and I revealed how we knew each other, S asked me if I was 'one of his women'. We laughed and said, 'No, no! Just one dance!'

      I attended a 'mini' reunion last fall, thinking my ex-b/f would be there, but he'd suffered a mild stroke and couldn't attend. He IS hoping to be at the next one in '14, so we'll see how it goes. My hubby refused to attend after the disastrous 10th. I think it was all the talk about the fact I now had cleavage....

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  3. @Melissa: I was the weird one who couldn't be categorized. I was in band; bff's with a basketball player; my date to the prom was a Hood; and of my girlfriends was an unwed teen mother. I also worked in the library and my senior year, was in the Home Ec program, where I worked three hours a day at Head Start, then returned to school for the rest of my classes. I didn't really 'fit in' anywhere. But let me tell you, I had a horrible time at my 10th, but loved my 20th and 25th. Although I'm wondering now if anyone will speak to me at the next one, lol! "OMG Kenzie....I can't believe you put that in your next book!"

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  4. Mona Risk keeps getting kicked off, but here's what she has to say:

    "Kenzie, I love your picture. Finally meeting you in person. Wishing you a lot of success with Class Reunion. These reunions are so much fun with a lotof unexpected happening, just like your story."

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  5. I've always felt so out of place at reunions so I tend not to go although I do keep in touch with one high school and college friend. Good luck with the new release!

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    1. LOL...You're not alone, ELF. I guess I'm the odd one who enjoys seeing old friends? My hubby refuses to attend his, and we live in his hometown.

      Thanks for stopping by:)

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  6. Great excerpt! Your a new author for me. I will definitely check this one out!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Thank you Amber:) This book is the 2nd one in an unplanned trilogy (wrote the 1st one, then another book, then Class Reunion), and Austin, in the above excerpt, demanded I 'show off' his country club/teen hangout. We've named the series The Anderson Chronicles, since Anderson, IN seemed to be the only common denominator.

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  7. Congratulations to Melissa K, who wins the copy of All She Ever Wanted, and ELF, who wins the $10 Freya's Bower GC!

    Thank you so much for hosting me this week!

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