Thursday, September 6, 2018

Guest Post with Christina Mandelski


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Christina Mandelski was born in South Florida, where her love of reading was cultivated in a house full of books. Stories like The Little House series, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Island of the Blue Dolphins and The Secret Garden, filled her imagination and fueled her dreams to be a writer. That dream came true when her first young adult novel, THE SWEETEST THING, was published in 2011, and she’s beyond thrilled about her upcoming series for Entangled Crush. Chris lives in Houston with one handsome husband, two beautiful daughters, and two freakshow cats. She has a fondness for the beach, her family and friends, and she still loves to read (especially curled up with a good cup of coffee!) She also enjoys shopping, traveling and eating, especially cake. Always cake. When she’s not doing these things, you can find her holed in a cozy spot with her laptop, writing. Visit her at www.christinamandelski.com
        
  

Love and Other Secrets by Christina Mandelski
Publication Date: September 3, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush

Praise for LOVE AND OTHER SECRETS

“Love and Other Secrets by Christina Mandeleski a five-star read that will make you breathe deep to your toes and smile. This was my first read by this author and I am certain I will go back and read her other books, there was a sweet romance to this story that kept me hooked.” ―Sara O., Goodreads

“I couldn't read this book fast enough, it's so charming!” ―Danielle M., Goodreads

“AHHHHH!! I. LOVED. IT! As always - any Entangled Crush novel, I'm always going to be obsessed with. But Bailey and Alex? I really have no words. I loved it. I loved it. I loved it. I loved them. I loved them soooo much.” ―Viv Y., Goodreads

“This book was adorable and I couldn't put it down.” ―Laura F., Goodreads



TEN REASONS WHY YOU'LL LOVE LOVE AND OTHER SECRETS.
1. RANDOM MOVIE REFERENCES
I love movies and in this book main character Bailey is a filmmaker and a total movie buff. She and her friend Alex are slowly working their way down a list of top teen movies, watching them late night at his house. It’s amazing how many of them involve going to prom.

2. ENTERTAINING SIDEKICKS
They’re essential. From Bailey’s oddball boss at the coffee shop to her octogenarian co-worker at the grocery store to Alex’s long-suffering housekeeper, to his best friend Eli, these characters keep the humor coming and our lovers on their toes.

3. WEIRD PART-TIME JOBS
In my mind, the part-time job is a hallmark of high school, maybe because I had quite a few, and they left me with plenty of strange anecdotes and memories.

4. BOYS IN LACROSSE GEAR
Yes, please. *faints*

5. EPICALLY HILARIOUS PROMPOSALS
I’m a bit too old to have been a part of the promposal generation, but if you’ve ever spent time on YouTube watching the endless clips of creative prom asks, you’re missing out. Love and Other Secrets features several that (I hope) will leave readers laughing.

6. A CLOSET FULL OF VINTAGE GOWNS
Yes, there is one in this book. Hidden away in the Blue Room of Alex’s family estate, are racks of vintage couture gowns that belonged to his grandmother. And yes, we get to go inside and try some one. Some of my favorite scenes from movies are dressing room montages – I had to throw one in!

7. LOTS OF FOOD
Bailey and Alex might not have a ton in common, but they both love to eat. From Alex’s housekeeper’s comfort food offerings to the food Bailey’s mom makes to correspond with their family movies nights (coq au vin, anyone?), these two can put it away. 

8. GLITTER
As Alex proclaims while planning the promposal, “glitter makes everything better.” Truer words have never been spoken.

9. NEAR KISSES
“We’re so close we could kiss.” Ah, the near-kiss. So breathless, so filled with sexual tension. SO swoon-worthy! Will they? Won’t they? 

10. ACTUAL KISSES
Any romance novel with it’s salt has at least one explosive, chemically charged and memorable kiss, and *spoiler alert* when it finally happens in Love and Other Secrets, everything changes….


Star lacrosse player Alex “Kov” Koviak has it all. Or so everyone thinks. He’s real good at pretending his life is perfect...until he meets Bailey. The girl challenges him and pushes him and makes him laugh like he’s never laughed before. Their friendship is their little secret, and he’s happy to keep her to himself.

Between school, two jobs, and trying to get into NYU film school, Bailey Banfield has zero time for a social life. But then she meets Alex in her express lane at the grocery store, and their secret friendship becomes the only place she can breathe. She refuses to complicate that with more. No matter how charming Alex can be.

When Bailey decides to film outrageous promposals for her NYU application, she enlists Alex’s help to plan an over-the-top, epic promposal to someone else. Too bad the only prom date Alex wants anywhere near Bailey is him.

For a guy who seems to have it all, he’s about to lose the only thing he’s ever wanted.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Crush contains a cocky lacrosse player in over his head with his secret best friend, unexpected midnight kisses, swoon-worthy slow dancing, and movie-night cuddling that’ll make you ache. You’re going to want an Alex of your own!


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