⭐️ BOOK TOUR * Excerpt * Giveaway * Review * Outside by Michelle Mankin ⭐️

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outside it's liveMeet Lincoln Savage in this perfect summer read. Are you ready for rock stars, surf and second chances in Outside by Michelle Mankin?

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Blurb

When handsome California surf god Lincoln Savage suddenly rolls into Ocean Beach like a rogue wave, shy beauty Simone Bianchi’s foundation is shaken. No longer under the thumb of her domineering father, she’s made a simple quiet life for herself and her fluffy fourteen pound Havanese pup running a surf shop in her hometown of OB. Long ago she gave up her dreams for a future with Linc.

But now the notorious lead singer of the Dirt Dogs has returned, and Simone is reluctant to admit that she’s still vulnerable to his killer dimpled smile and easy charm. She finds that although she’s stowed away the mementos, it hasn’t been as easy to erase the memories of their epic summer love.

It seems he hasn’t forgotten, either.

Is the recording contract he’s offering merely a pretense?

Or does he have something more in mind?

Does he really believe that they can just pick up where they left off, despite all the bad luck and heartache?

And is she willing to risk everything again for one last chance at love?

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Excerpt

“Dammit, Mona.” I leaned in closer inhaling her sweet scent and nearly brought to my knees with desire. I wanted to have her. Right here. Right now. I had to curl my fingers into fists to keep from reaching out, grabbing her and reminding her how it used to be between us. Her lids lowered and her breathing turned ragged. Was she remembering, too, or trying to forget?

“Go away, Linc.” Apparently the latter.

“Maybe I can’t,” I admitted my voice raspy with stripped down need. “Maybe I don’t want to.”

“Don’t.” She closed her eyes and her chin dropped. “Don’t do this to me.” She wet her lips. They visibly trembled. Even though I knew I had upset her I still wanted to kiss them. “I’m not one of your groupies easily flattered by your bullshit. The fact that you’re a big rock star doesn’t impress me. I know who you really are Lincoln Savage. I’ve seen you at your best and I’ve survived you at your worst. So don’t think you can come here and play games with me.”

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Book Trailer:  https://youtu.be/a_eHimy4YCQ

`My favorite inspirational surf youtube video with music that captures the tone and spirit of Outside perfectly`

Surf Mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz5mCIJa_L8

About the Author:

michelle mankinThe bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.

Romance with subtext.

Reimagining classic stories with sexy rock stars and thought provoking issues.

Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry.

Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.

Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back.

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GIVEAWAY

Gnarly Surf Themed Prize Pack including:

A  Fiery Orange Striped Roxy Beach Towel

A  signed paperback of Outside, an OB surf sticker,

Need It Now Roxy Palm tree printed Linen Beach Tote

in seafoam green to carry all of it.

(Value of $125)

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IMG_0418Outside is a second chance romance, about the journey of Simone Bianchi and Lincoln Savage, through the experience of first love and heartbreak.
I really enjoyed the story beginning at the end, when Lincoln is back into Simone’s life.

After their passionate and intense summer love, with a lot of ups and downs, leaving them both destroyed, is she willing to give her heart again?

Simone Bianchi and Lincoln Savage are meant to be from the first page, when you read about them, you knew that their love story is gonna be epic. And it was.
Simone « Mona » is a young girl with a healthy family, and works at her father’s restaurant. Despite all she went through with her family; she’s trying to be positive. She’s tough, strong, and with a sparking personality.
Lincoln « Linc » has also a tough childhood and was trying to live his dream as a professional surfer. Charming, surfer god, he was fighting to have a brighter future.

When the two collided, it was intense and very quickly, they were drawn into their relationship, trying to fight for it. They have so many hardships to overcome, and trust me, the path for happiness was far from granted.
The intensity and passionate pull they shared was very well written, and it was sometimes a little bit overwhelming. Their background story was sweet, and poignant.
Reading about their past, when they fall in love with each other was beautiful and devastating.

Oddly, I was more interested by the present and the part about their past was too much extended. I know that we needed to know their history, but I was so eager to read about the present, to read about Lincoln’s attentions, how he’s gonna fight for her.
I didn’t say that their past wasn’t moving, but since the story started after 15 years, they definitely had a lot to catch up.

The first moment, when Linc laid eyes on Mona after all these time they spent apart was all the feels!
The writing was great, a story straight to the guts but I couldn’t really get into it. I felt like something was missing, and I was a little frustrated by Linc’s behavior, but I can’t wait to read about the other members!

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