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Blog Tour | Blurry by Carina Adams

Cecelia Merrill was used to being on her own. Lost and lonely, Lia couldn’t wait to graduate and watch her judgmental little town fade behind her. All she had to do was survive three more years of high school, and she was free. She wouldn’t let anything hold her back.
Craig Knightly had almost achieved what no one in his family had before – all he had to do was complete his student-teaching assignment, and in less than a year, he would have a college degree. He was ready to put down roots and start his life. Nothing was going to stand in the way of his dreams.

Sometimes all it takes is a moment for everything to change.

A student and her teacher. A coach and his athlete. An unexpected friendship. Forbidden feelings between an unlikely pair.
Neither is playing a game they can win.
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Blurry brings us Lia, a fifteen year old high school student. She tries to be like any other high school student…she gets involved in sports, field hockey and softball, she has her group of friends she hangs out with. However, she knows she will never be on the same level as some of her peers. Lia lives in Two Lanes, the nearby trailer park, and she spends her free time outside of school working and taking care of herself because her mom isn’t around. Enter Craig, the twenty year old student teacher and field hockey coach. All Craig wants is to help his students and athletes, he wants to be there for them when they need him. As Lia and Craig become friends they fall into a quicksand of emotional feelings. With only five years between them it is hard to remember where the lines are.

Okay, let me start out with a warning, this is a student teacher relationship, it is forbidden and does blur the lines of right and wrong…if you are not comfortable with that, please don’t read this book.

I will be perfectly honest with you guys, I LOVE me a good student/teacher romance. Honestly I really don’t know what it is that draws me to these books wether it be the forbidden element, and the hot sneaking around or what but I am always drawn in. Blurry was no different. If anything this might be the best book I have read dealing with this sort of relationship. Carina Adams did a wonderful job with this book. Yes, at first I was a little skeptical because Lia is SO young, however, as the story unfolded and I grew to learn Lia as a character it was hard for me to remember that she was only 15. Adams wrote Lia as such a fierce and strong young woman that is used to taking care of herself because no one else is around for her. Be that as it may, Lia still has to deal with the typical high school drama such as backstabbing best friends and bullies. She is trying to find herself amidst this world who looks down upon her without even knowing her.

Craig, simply wants to be Lia’s friend…he can tell she is struggling and needs someone to be there for her. He also believes that his actions are 100% innocent, until they aren’t. Craig was a smart, good guy who got fell for the wrong person. We can’t always control what our hearts want. I love how much he loves Lia. As their story unfolds, I was so glad that, even though he might have been her teacher and their relationship inappropriate, he was there for Lia when she needed him. Also he is TOTALLY swoon worthy.

There were just so many elements to this story and Adams did well with every single one. I was completely captured in the forbidden spell of these characters, it was hard for me to put this book down. Now, I understand that not everyone will enjoy this book the way I did, however, if you do like a good forbidden romance this is definitely a book I recommend picking up!

Overall rating: 5/5 Stars 

EXCERPT

“Ground
rules. You feel up to making them now?” She nodded. I rubbed my palms on my
sweats. “You start.”
“One:
Whatever
we talk about, whatever I tell you, whatever you tell me, stays between us.
I
don’t share with my friends. You don’t share with yours.”
The
smirk I loved made an appearance. “That’s your ground rule?” The admonishment
in her voice was almost laughable. “Whatever.” She rolled her eyes. “Fine. I
think you’re hot. Until you talk. Then you just bug me.” I laughed, but she
continued, “Three: Our significant others come first. We don’t blow them off to
spend time with each other.”
“You
have a boyfriend I don’t know about?” The words came out before I could stop
them, and I could tell by the irritated look on her face that I hadn’t hidden the jealous tone. “Have someone in
mind?” I asked, my voice a little more even.
“Not
yet,” she snapped. “But, when I do, I won’t be blowing off weekend plans with
him to stay home and take care of you. You need to put Whitney first. I’ll
understand. When it’s my turn, you’ll understand.”
“Speaking
of, we don’t talk about them. Whitney and your mystery guy.”
“Ever?
How is that a good rule?” she demanded, scowling. “No. Four: We can talk about
whoever we’re dating, but we can’t complain.”
“You
can’t change my rule.”
“I
didn’t change it. I simply used my turn to overrule yours.”
“You
made two rules. If you make two, I get two.”
“You
are such a pain.” She sighed dramatically. “Go ahead, make two.”
“Sex,”
she interrupted. “We never talk about sex. I can’t think of anything else.”
“Sex,”
I agreed. “Five: We never talk about sex. I mean it.”
She
lifted a shoulder in a half-shrug.
“That’s all you, buddy. I’m not the one who has a girlfriend.”
“When
you do, we don’t talk about it.”
“Not
a problem. Girls are pretty and all, but they’re not my thing,” Lia sassed, completely undaunted as if this was the rule she wasn’t taking seriously.
“That’s one. What’s your next rule?”
Needing
to make sure she understood this, above all else, was the one we needed to
follow, I clasped my hands and leaned forward. I didn’t need to say anything,
just gave her a pointed look. She knew me well enough to understand I was
getting agitated.
“Isn’t
this against your rules? We’re talking about it right now.”
“Lia,”
I growled in warning. I knew her just as well as she knew me. “Not talking
about it means you don’t ask questions. You don’t ask my opinion. You don’t
tell me one tiny detail simply because you insist it’s something I have to know.”
“Good
God! This entire conversation is embarrassing. I’m not going to have sex, but
if I do, I swear to all that is holy that I will not mention it to you!” The
blush crept up her cheeks as she threw her hands in the air annoyed. She was
too fucking cute.
 
 

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About Carina Adams

 

Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.

Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish – a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.

Carina received her MBA in May, but would much rather play with her imaginary friends (the voices in her head) than work her 8 to 5. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle, laughing with friends, or living life vicariously as her Derby Girl persona, Writers Block. 

Carina is the author the of Bastards MC series and best selling Forever Red. She is currently writing Out of The Blue, the follow up to Forever Red. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at: carinaadamswrites@gmail.com

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