Title: Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend
Series: Confessions, #2
Author: Louise Rozett
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Source: received a copy from publisher
Links: Goodreads │Amazon│Barnes & Noble
Rose Zarelli has big plans for sophomore year—everything is going to be different. This year, she’s going to be the talented singer with the killer voice, the fabulous girl with the fashionista best friend, the brainiac who refuses to let Jamie Forta jerk her around…
…but if she’s not careful, she’s also going to be the sister who misses the signals, the daughter who can only think about her own pain, the “good girl” who finds herself in mid-scandal again (because no good deed goes unpunished) and possibly worst of all…the almost-girlfriend.
When all else fails, stop looking for love and go find yourself.
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Book One info:
Title: Confessions of an Angry Girl
Series: Confessions, #1
Author: Louise Rozett
Release Date: 08/28/12
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Paperback/e-book, 288 pages
Links: Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble
Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make …
1. I’m livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I’m allowed to be irate, don’t you?
2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.
3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and “seeing red” means being angry—get it?)
Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.
(Don’t know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)
(Sorry. That was rude.)
Confession: I haven’t read Confessions Of An Angry Girl.
But when I opened Confessions Of An Almost-Girlfriend, I felt immediately drawn into the world of Rose. I was so hooked that I finished reading the book in one setting! Even though I haven’t read book one, I felt I understood the characters quite well – Rose, Jamie, Regina, Conrad and Peter – I felt their anxiety, nervousness, anger and silliness, and I laughed and cringed and sighed as I read, not wanting to miss out on any of the ups and downs that they went through. Not sure when (maybe it’s mid-way through the book), I began to silently pray, hoping to see the characters got what they wanted, or at least moved in a better direction before the story ended, and while I felt like not all my prayers have been answered, the bittersweet ending made me wonder if we might be able to see Rose again – perhaps in her junior year?
As a blog tour host today, I’m super excited because I get to share an interview with you! It’s between author Louise Rozett and Conrad, an athletic teen who seems to have a dislike for almost everyone.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading the interview.
***Interview with Conrad***
from Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend
By Louise Rozett
Today we managed to get Conrad to talk to us. We’re not sure how, since he doesn’t like to talk about himself, but for some reason, he agreed. So let’s see what we can learn.
Louise: So, Conrad, you seem like you’re pretty angry. Do you want to tell us what that’s all about?
Conrad: Really? That’s your first question?
Louise: Well, yeah. Why? Do you think it’s a bad question?
Conrad: Isn’t that clear?
Louise: Are you planning to answer every question with a question?
Conrad: What do you think?
Conrad: Kidding. I’m totally kidding. Just messing with you. Yeah, I’m mad. It’s 2013 and people are still freaked out about homosexuality. It’s bizarre. And lame.
Louise: The things that happen to you in the first chapter of the book are pretty intense. Is there anything you’d like to say about them?
Conrad: It is what it is. But I’m not a victim. And not because of Rose Zarelli, either. I mean, whatever, she’s okay, but let’s just say that I didn’t need her help then, and I don’t need it now.
Louise: Do you think you and Rose will ever be friends?
Conrad: There’s a lot of water under that bridge. Or history in that book. Or however you say it.
Louise: Anything you want to say about Jamie?
Louise: Okay, I’ll take that as a no. Let’s just do a few quickies here to keep the readers happy. Chocolate or vanilla?
Conrad: Uh-uh. I don’t play those games.
Louise: Edward or Jacob?
Conrad: Seriously? That’s so 2010.
Louise: Boxers or briefs.
Louise: Looks like it’s time for me to sharpen my interviewing skills.
Conrad: Yeah, you’re really not good at this.
Louise: Thanks for stopping by, Conrad.
About the Author
- One lucky winner will get a signed copy of ANGRY GIRL, a signed copy of ALMOST-GIRLFRIEND, and a $25 iTunes gift card! (US only)