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Wednesday 14 August 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Effortless With You by Lizzy Charles!

Publication date: 13th August 2013
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: School is out and Lucy is ready for the perfect summer: lazy days at the pool, invitations to the most exclusive parties, and romantic dates with her hot new boyfriend. That is, until she lands in trouble one too many times and her parents issue the ultimate punishment: a summer job. Suddenly, the summer can't end fast enough.

To make matters worse, the job is painting houses with Justin, the most popular, egotistical guy in school. Spending all summer with Justin might be other girls' dreams, but definitely not Lucy's. After all, Justin is cocky, annoying, and a jerk. So what if he's the most beautiful jerk Lucy's ever seen? Or that his grin makes her forget she’s mad at the world? Or that maybe, just maybe, there's more to Justin than Lucy realizes. Only one thing is certain: it won’t be the summer she wanted, but it might be exactly the one she needs.
Favourite quote: "You are effortless for me to love. You always have been and you always will be."

I still don't know whether I loved or hated this book! There was something about it that I didn't like and then there were a lot of things about it that I did like! It started to get better as it progressed and by the end I did really enjoy it, but I felt at times that it went a bit slow! The plot developed nicely in some places, but slow in others and sometimes I felt myself losing interest a little! The plot was really cute though! I didn't like that the two main characters relationship took so long to develop though! As the book developed the sexual tension between the two characters started to heat up, but it took until the end of the book for them to admit their feelings for each other and for their relationship to fully develop! The plot was really good though and there were some scenes that were really gripping and left me desperate to find out what was going to happen next! The characters were great! Lucy was the main character and for quite a lot of this book I didn't like her! I found that she was quite rude to her parents! I would honestly never speak to my parents the way she did, but in a way I could understand why she did as she was in a dark place! She had her parents pushing her, a best friend who was using her and Lucy was still trying to find herself in it all! My heart did break for her as the book progressed and she started to lose everything! I fell in love with Lucy though in one particular scene near the end of this book! Throughout this book, Lucy grew so much! She had changed so much since the beginning and she was like a different, better person at the end! This was because of Justin! He taught Lucy how to be a better person and I completely adored him for it! Justin was the love interest of Lucy and he was such a sweetheart! The little things he did for Lucy made me smile! Justin taught Lucy a lot and they made such a cute couple! I could tell that Justin had feelings for Lucy as soon as they stated working together, but it took him ages to admit his feelings for her which annoyed me as I would have loved to have seen their relationship develop a little earlier and then see it develop even more! There were quite a few other characters in this book as well and they all added so much to the story! There were some good characters and some bad characters, but they were all amazing! I know that this book is a standalone as everything was fully resolved and the ending was beautiful, but I wouldn't mind reading another book or a novella to Lucy and Justin's story! The cover for this book is really pretty! Big thank you to Lizzy for an ARC of Effortless With You and to Katrina of Inklings Literary Agency for asking me to be on the Blog Tour!
Effortless With You

Check it out on Goodreads!

Buy your copy from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Effortless-With-You-ebook/dp/B00EHZVW1U/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376478812&sr=1-1

Author bio:

When Lizzy Charles isn’t scrambling to raise her two spunky toddlers or caring for premature and sick babies as a neonatal intensive care nurse, she’s in a quiet corner writing or snuggled up with a novel and a few squares of dark chocolate. Black tea keeps her constant and she loves guacamole. She married her high school sweet heart, a heart-melting musician, so it’s no surprise she’s fallen in love with writing contemporary YA romance novels. 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lizzy-Charles/398829673547005?ref=hl
Blog: https://lizzycharles.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LizzyCharles_



  1. I prefer a "happily ever after" situation but I am not opposed to cliffhangers! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  2. I like HEA's but I don't mind some realistic upset in the ending either. I am flexible..both can be very enjoyable as a reader!

  3. Thank you for taking the time to review my novel! I really appreciate it! :)

  4. HEA but a good cliffhanger is good also if I know about it beforehand and its not a year til the next book. Thanks for the giveaway :)