Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Summer Rush by Ashley Wilcox

Welcome Ashley Wilcox! Check out the book blurb and excerpt for Summer Rush, Elizabeth’s review and some info about the author herself. She is giving away an ebook copy of Summer Rush to one lucky winner at each stop along the blog tour and at the end of the tour she is giving away two signed paperback copies to two lucky winners. So, for your first chance to win, leave a comment with your email address or the link to your Goodreads profile. To win the signed copy of the book, click on the widget below to enter to win. Good luck to everyone and thank you Ashley Wilcox!

Official Book Blurb

Hope Taylor is a smart Southern girl with a good head on her shoulders and a positive outlook on life. Even though things are simple and predictable, Hope is happy and content.

Her boyfriend is tall, handsome and hardworking. Trent is everything a girl could want in a man and life is going according to plan, until she meets Joey Puccino.

Although Joey is arrogant and gets under her skin, Hope is still drawn to him and her body craves him like a bad drug. Even though she knows it is wrong, the attraction Hope feels is undeniable.

Will Hope choose her simple, yet comfortable life with Trent? Or will she give in to the desire and pull she feels for Joey?

Hope Taylor is a practical, happy and content nineteen-year-old with a solid and hardworking boyfriend named Trent.  Life is going according to plan until Joey Puccino enters the picture.  Now her life is off course and she's torn between two guys.  Where will she end up?


Joey and I take turns catching waves, taking time in between them to talk and goof around.  My stomach actually hurts from laughing so much. 

            “Your turn,” I smile, nodding in the direction of the next wave growing in front of us.

            “Ride it with me,” he says with a grin.

            “What?”  I ask, being caught off guard.

            “Let your board float in and ride mine with me,” he repeats with a soft grin.

            Giving him a skeptical look he continues, “Trust me- it’ll be fun.” He reaches for my hand.

            Noticing the wave getting close, I realize I need to make a quick decision.  Stepping out of my box of predictability, I undo the strap around my ankle and let my board free.

            “Sit on the front. I’ll paddle, then jump up when I do,” he explains as I climb up on his board.

            My stomach is in knots and my heart rate is through the roof, feeling his face so close to my back as he lies on the board behind me, paddling away from the wave. 

Why did I agree to this?

 My inhibitions are nowhere to be found when I’m around him.  He brings out a side of me that I didn’t even know existed…careless and free.

            Feeling the wave start to push up on the back of the board, I know it’s time.  Glancing over my shoulder, I find him smiling at me.

            “Ready?” Joey asks.  Nodding my head yes, he continues, “Up on three…one…two…”

            On three we both jump up, planting our feet on the board with my back against his chest.  We both run our right hand along the inside of the wave for what feels like forever.  It’s like everything has gone into slow motion, and we are in this exhilarating bubble together.   

Elizabeth’s Review

Summer Rush is a very light, quick and easy-to-read New Adult romance. Technically, Ashley Wilcox has done a nice job with the writing. Word usage, spelling, punctuation...it's obvious there was good effort put into this aspect of the writing and editing process. That's a real plus and something to be very proud of in the sometimes inconsistent world of self-publishing.

Personally, I do feel like Summer Rush was missing some character development, emotional depth and maturity. However, with time, effort and experience, I have no doubt the storytelling will only improve.  

I look forward to what the future will bring us from Ashley Wilcox.

3 Stars ~ Elizabeth

About the Author 

Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded. I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys. Then there was this book…
Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all.  But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle. I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days.  Yes, three books in three days.
I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!). Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head.  I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, PLANNING ON FOREVER was born. The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.
For more information about me, and what I’m working on please follow me on:

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To win an ebook copy of Summer Rush, leave a comment down below with a way to contact you (email address, Goodreads profile etc.). This Giveaway is open International and ends on Thursday, Feb 7. The winner will be drawn using randomg.org and contacted on February 8th.

Grand Prize

If you want to win a signed paperback copy of Summer Rush, check out the widget down below and enter for the grand prize.

Good Luck!


  1. I would really love the chance to read Summer Rush! And for the giveaway my email addy is ccthall@yahoo.com...... Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book! :-)

  2. Thanks for this invite to your Giveaway!

  3. Thanks for the great giveaway..Would love the chance to win and read it..

  4. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  5. thanks for the giveaway!!! i would love to read it…


  6. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Woot!! Entered - love me a sexy southern boy!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway
    my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

  9. I'm always looking forward to discovering new authors! I'd love a copy
    My author profile on Goodreads is Roberta Capizzi
    best of luck to the author!

  10. I am looking forward to reading your book. It sounds great!

  11. Have heard lots of great things about this book. Can't wait to read it!


  12. Love the excerpt, looking forward to read your book.
    Thanks for giveaway :)

  13. love the excerpt
    thanks for the giveaway :)