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Thursday, 28 July 2016

BLOG TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo

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How to Keep Rolling After a Fall
by Karole Cozzo
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 2nd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult


After a cyber bullying incident turns her life upside down, a handsome wheelchair rugby player shows a former mean girl that everyone deserves a second chance in this swoonworthy new novel from the author of How to Say I Love You Out Loud.

The party was at her house. The photos were posted to her Facebook account. That’s all the evidence anyone needed to condemn Nikki Baylor for a cyberbullying incident that humiliated a classmate and nearly resulted in the girl’s suicide. Now Nikki’s been expelled from her old school, her friends have abandoned her, and even her own parents can’t look her in the eye. With her plans for the future all but destroyed, Nikki resigns herself to being the girl everyone hates – almost as much as she hates herself. But then Nikki meets Pax, a spirited wheelchair rugby player who knows what it’s like when one mistake completely shatters your life. Refusing to judge her because of her past, he shows her that everyone deserves a second chance… and everyone deserves to be loved.

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He stays at my side until I’m in the Jeep. Before I close the door, he wheels close enough to lean against the frame, forearms resting on either side of my door. “Can we hang out again?”

I suck in my breath.

Before I can spit it out again, his face has twisted up. “Ouch. You hesitated.”

“No, I didn’t.”

“Yes, you did.” He nods decisively. “And I know what went through your head in that split second.”

“No, you don’t!” I cross my arms over my chest and stare down at him in challenge. I’m pretty sure I don’t even know.

“Yeah, I do.” A half smile lifts his left cheek. “He’s really cute, no denying that.”

I laugh out loud.

“But what am I doing here?” he continues. “He’s in a wheelchair. He’s really cute for a guy in a wheelchair.”

The laughter dies, and I feel my cheeks grow hot as I recall having that exact thought back at the rehab center.

He reads my expression. “See? I told you I knew.” Pax shrugs and backs up minutely. “Hey, look—you can get past it or you can’t. I have, but I can’t get past it for other people.” Then he stares at me, eyes narrowed and pensive. “And really … it just seems like you could use a friend. I’d like to be one. No ulterior motives.”

Funny thing … Despite my earlier thoughts, once Pax limits our relationship to friendship, I’m suddenly remembering the feel of him taking my hands in his on the beach and how warm and steady his breath was against my forehead. It didn’t feel very friendly, at least not on my end.

A mental image of kissing him flashes through my mind, and I decide I’m really glad he’s not still playing the whole “I know what you’re thinking” game.

“Yeah, okay,” I say quickly, turning the keys in the ignition. “Friends. I’d like that, too.”

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KAROLE COZZO is a school psychologist by day, a wife and mother of two by night, and a writer of YA romance in the wee hours of the morning. She loves camping out at Starbucks, breakfast cereal at all hours, and watching every movie made from her favorite YA books. How to Say I Love You Out Loud is her debut novel.

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