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Blog Tour: 25 Days of Book Boyfriends {Top Five List+Giveaway}

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Welcome to my stop on the 25 Days of Book Boyfriends Tour! A big thanks to everyone who signed up for this and to my lovely partner in crime, Teresa from Readers Live a 1000 Lives!

A different book boyfriend will be featured on a different blog from Dec. 1- Dec. 24th. Each stop will spotlight their book boyfriend in a variety of ways. Some will even be hosting their own giveaway!

(All tour giveaways are listed on the right sidebar of this blog under Current Giveaways)

To see the full tour schedule please click HERE.

Today I am excited to introduce you to one of my top boyfriends from 2015: Garrett Graham from Elle Kennedy's The Deal!

A Little Bit About the Book Itself:
See my review HERE.

The Deal (Off-Campus #1)
    by: Elle Kennedy

Publication Date: Feb. 24, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Page Count: 358 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy...Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

...and it’s going to be oh so good.

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

Top Five Reasons Why Garrett Graham Should Be Your Next Book Boyfriend
1. He's a sexy as sin hockey player.
“Just out of curiosity,” she says, “after you wake up in the morning, do you admire yourself in the mirror for one hour or two?”
“Two,” I reply cheerfully.
“Do you high five yourself?”
“Of course not.” I smirk. “I kiss each of my biceps and then point to the ceiling and thank the big man upstairs for creating such a perfect male specimen.”  
2. He's funny as hell.
“Hey.” I lean back against my pillow. “I’m sorry I can’t come over and kiss all your boo-boos, but I’m working on the song.”
“It’s okay. There’s only one boo-boo I want you to kiss, and you sound too distracted for that.” He pauses. “I’m talking about my dick, by the way.”
I fight back laughter. “As you wish.”
“Did you really just Princess Bride me?”
“Did you really just use Princess Bride as a verb?”
3. He's persistent and refuses to give up on the things that matter to him.
“Unbelievable. Every girl at this college would cut her frickin’ arm off to help me out. But this one? Runs away like I just asked her to murder a cat so we could sacrifice it to Satan.”
“Two minutes later, Garrett pops into the corridor, and I take one look at his expression and know he’s about to deliver good news. “You passed?” I squeal. He raises his exam booklet over his head like he’s acting out a scene from the Lion King. “A-fucking-minus!”  
4. He's a genuine good guy.
“You won't let anything bad happen to me, will you, Garrett?"
A lump the size of Massachusetts lodges in my throat. I swallow hard and try to speak past it.
“Look, I'm the DD tonight, but I'm offering to be more than just your driver. I'll be your bodyguard, and your bartender, and most importantly, your friend. I promise to look out for you tonight, Wellsy.”  
“He shakes his head in amazement. “Your voice is…fuck, Wellsy, it’s beautiful.”
My cheeks heat up. “You think so?”
His impassioned expression tells me he’s dead serious. “Play something else,” he orders.
“Um. What do you want to hear?”
 “Anything. I don’t care.” I’m startled by the intensity in his voice, the emotion now glittering in his gray eyes. “I just need to hear you sing again.”  
5. He's a damn good kisser.
“She tries to take a step down the hall, but I tug on her hand and kiss her again, and this time it's not a peck. I kiss her hard, losing myself in her taste and her heat and every damn thing about her. I never expected her. Sometimes people sneak up on you and suddenly you don't know you ever lived without them.”  
"His lips brush mine, lazy and teasing, while his tongue sneaks inside every so often for a fleeting taste before seductively retreating. I slant my head and drive the kiss deeper, and I moan when the minty flavor of him infuses my tongue. A masculine rumble comes from the back of his throat, and my belly clenches in response."
“There's no one better than him. Garrett is the best man I've ever known. And not just because he's smart and sexy and funny and so much sweeter than I ever gave him credit for. He makes me feel alive.”- Hannah
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

Today I am excited to give away Kindle/ Nook copies of both THE DEAL and THE MISTAKE by Elle Kennedy to one winner!

-Giveaway is US ONLY.
-Must be 17 years of age.
-Giveaway runs from 12/2-12/26.
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. 
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  1. OMG Jessica those quotes just about killed me! I have to make time for this one! I really have no excuse! Once I kick my contemp funk I am definitely going to pick this one up! Loved the post =]

  2. Oh my gosh this is the perfect post!!!! Garrett is the BEST book boyfriend for all of these reasons! I loved The Deal so much when I read it a few months ago. One of my favorite books this year.

  3. Aww I just LOVE Garrett! I love these quotes you picked out too because they remind me just how funny and lovable he is. And sexxyyyyy. Love this series!

  4. AHHHH! Garrett. *swoons* I love him! He's oh-so dreamy. I agree with all of your reasons! This post makes me want to reread The Deal.

  5. Okay, those quotes were kind of really amazing and make me want to pick a book by Elle AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Garrett sounds all kinds of amazing!

    Thanks for sharing, Jessica! :)

  6. I LOVE THIS BOY SO MUCH! Yes, the capslock are necessary for this comment! ;)
    All your reasons are exactly why I love him, especially the funny one. The boy can make me laugh!
    Loved this post, Jess!

  7. I'm so excited about the 25 Days of Book Boyfriends tour! And Garrett. Oh, Garrett. My love for him is real. Great quote picks to highlight just how amazing he is. <3

  8. Okay, so, yeah. Still haven't read this book LOL. Those quotes though! I love them. I seriously need to start this series. He sounds like an excellent book boyfriend to add to my collection. I think I"m just nervous about all the hype!

  9. I can absolutely see why I *need* Garrett as my book boyfriend. ;) He sounds funny and dreamy, Jessica. Thanks for introducing us! *ha*

    Logan "High" Judd is my book boyfriend of 2015. He proved to be a man of worth, eventually. And he has a way with words. ;)

  10. Lucas from Hannah Both Ways -- he is smart, strong, and doesn't worry about what others think.

  11. Same as yours because I could not believe how good The Deal was -- I haven't read such a good NA in so long!!

  12. Garrett is pretty freaking great. :3

    I don't really consider him a book boyfriend—I have none, tbh—but probably my fave hero this year is Jake Becker from Emma Chase's Sustained. I love how he tries to resist the pull of the heroine's family, but then circumstances have a way of underscoring how incredibly sweet and what a great guy he is. For all his cockiness, he's such an old soul. And the way he handles the heroine's niblings pretty much melts the heart.

  13. Cormac O'Connell from RJ Prescott's The Hurricane. He's protective, devoted, loving, and will do anything for his girl. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S


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