Friday, May 30, 2014

Just Between Us by Hayley Oakes ~*~*~*~ Blog Tour & Review

Title: Just Between Us
Author: Hayley Oakes
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

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An attraction that can’t be denied ….Ten years spent trying to forget.Now Kyle returns to his home town following years away to discover Sophie, the girl he could never have, nursing a broken heart after being dumped by her fiancé.Then a decade before Sophie and Kyle hated each other, she thought he was an arrogant playboy and he thought she was a spoilt princess. However one night a drunken kiss changed everything …. Back then he was the achingly attractive bad boy that,however much she tried, Sophie couldn’t resist. Now as Kyle spends the summer attempting to revive Sophie from her misery, she wonders if the one person she wouldn’t let herself have is the only one who can save her?

  • I knew you were trouble – Taylor Swift
  • Make Me Over – Lifehouse
  • Let her Go – Passenger
  • The One I Love – David Gray
  • Someone like you – Adele
  • Broken Strings – James Morrison and Nelly Furtardo
  • Vision of You – Belinda Carlisle
  • Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri
  • Back form the Dead – Skylar Grey
  • Collide – Howie Day
  • Demons – Imagine Dragons
  • The Only Exception – Paramore
  • Easier to Be – Lifehouse

About the Author: Hayley Oakes is a wife to a Manchester United fan and a mother to a three year old daughter both require patience and a sense of humour. She enjoys reading angst ridden romance and writing stories that she would love to read. She loves post apocalyptic movies and anything 80’s. This is her second novel.


Twitter: @Hoakesauthor

Real life versus fiction – which parts of Hayley Oakes are included?

Interview with Hayley

Have you ever had your heart broken? Yes – a few times.

Have you ever had an attraction to a bad boy? Oh God yes – where are the good boys???

Have you ever fallen for someone who was out of bounds? No – however I craved a forbidden romance as a teenager.

Have you ever craved someone you hated? No – I’m too good at hating lol.

Are your parents divorced? Yes but I don’t have any step siblings

Have you ever had a holiday romance? No – that one passed me by.

Have you ever loved someone so intensely that you couldn’t bear the thought of living without them? Every day <3

Do you have a best friend like Ashley? Yes, I have an extremely close and amazing best friend but she isn’t as selfish as Ashley.

Do you regret letting a long lost love go? No, I have found my bad boy.

Have you found your HEA? Yes ….. thank God.


Just Between Us by Hayley Oakes
Review by Shana
Stars: 5

I loved this story! It was so well-written, I just couldn't put it down! The story reads chapter to chapter as a Then vs. Now kind of book. It follows the lives of Kyle and Sophie. "Then" starts when they are 14 and attend the same school. They can't be bothered with each other, and can't stand the people they each hang out with. When they are 15, Kyle's dad and Sophie's mom marry each other! When they are 18, they discover they really like each other, but it's been so many years of hating each other, they don't let anyone know how they really feel about the other.

The "Now" starts in current day when weeks prior to her wedding, her fiancé calls off the wedding. The day of what would have been her wedding finds her moping at her parent's house. Her mom peeks in her room to tell her she and her step-dad are going out and that Kyle will be at the house in a little while.

Kyle comes and is nothing but kind and a true gentleman to her. He convinces Sophie to come stay with him in London at his place for the Summer before she has to go back to her teaching job. He will be at work and she can shop and lounge around. She takes him up on it, and has a great time!

I really enjoyed this story, and think you will also! I got so wrapped up in their lives! There is happiness, and pain, misunderstandings, and reconciliation. It was a great read, I couldn't read fast enough!

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