Thursday, December 26, 2013

Always You by Missy Johnson ~ Release Day Blitz and Giveaway

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.

I enjoyed this story, I quickly became invested in Dalton and Wrenn's relationship and cheering for them along the way. But, I have to be honest, I did not like the ending and I didn't get enough closure on the story. That being said, it was still a 4 star read for me, but with just a little more, it could have been a 5 star.
“Live each day like there is no tomorrow, but don’t forget to live each day like there was no yesterday either. Live in the present, for it is a gift from God. That’s why it is called the present.” ~ Emily Austen

In this Always You, we meet Wrenn and Dalton.  Wrenn has lost her family to a horrific accident a year earlier.  Wrenn moves in with her aunt, the headmistress at a prestigious prep school. Wrenn is just trying to survive until she graduates...she's smart, mature, beautiful and has a promising future ahead of her.  She has one friend at school and the rest of the girls are not very nice to her.  They don't even know her story, they just judge her because her aunt is the headmistress. 

When Wrenn meets Dalton Reid, her new substitute teacher there is an instant connection between the two of them. The chemistry is smoldering, and it's not long before they can't deny or resist their feelings.  Unfortunately, they have more to overcome than just the student/teacher relationship.  Will Wrenn and Dalton get their HEA?
“Whether you realized it or not, since that first time we met all those years ago you’ve inspired me to be more than I thought I ever could be. It was Always You…”

Always You was a beautiful, emotional, heartbreaking love story about taking a chance on true love....even if you know that time may be limited.  I do have mixed feelings about the storyline, but it is definitely worth reading.
*Reviewed by Brandi

Missy 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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