Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blog Tour: Waiting For You by Shey Stahl

Today we welcome Shey Stahl to our blog!!! Waiting For You is an amazing book and we are lucky enough to be a part of its tour!!

Bailey Gray is tired of her perfectly planned life. Everything about her life has been organized and lived out to the expectations set of her parents. She is the class valedictorian, has perfect grades, the perfect friends, a perfect boyfriend, basically perfect life...or so everyone thought. That's when she realizes the path planned isn't always the path chosen. On graduation day she makes a decision. One that changes everything she thought she knew about her intended future. On a whim, she runs away with the town rebel, Dylan Wade, in search of the unknown.

Dylan Wade isn't looking to run away from anything. He knows what he wants as he's been waiting on it for years. On a journey to find the unknown, they discover a friendship they once knew along the open highway and have not a care in the world. Between the yellow and white lines of the heated summer asphalt, a spark draws them together as Dylan's past and Bailey future try to ripe them apart. Could it be that Dylan and his GTO are exactly what her perfectly planned life needs?

My Review:
What a story!! Waiting For You is a teenage angst filled story about the bad boy and golden daughter falling in love and having to tackle MANY obstacles thrown their way!! Shey Stahl does an outstanding job at painting a picture and back story for each character and making it impossible to cheer louder for Bailey than Dylan. I loved them both and wanted them to both find their sunsets!! I gave this a 4.5 stars on the knock my boots off scale!

I was enthralled with Dylan and why he was the way he was. I loved learning throughout the book all of his history and the details of his childhood that made me fall in love with him myself!! He is a prototypical bad boy on the outside... but a sensitive, loving, SEXY, devoted, adorable, did I mention SEXY???... boy on the inside. I found myself quickly reading through Bailey's POV... although I loved her too... just to see what was going on in Dylan's beautiful head! His mood swings sometimes gave me whiplash as Bella from Twilight would say... but I would gladly take some Tylenol and experience them again!

Bailey is the town mayor's silver spoon fed daughter that is sick of everyone else planning her life. Her mother and father made every decision for her right down to what panties she can buy, who her best friend and boyfriend should be,and what college she will go to AND what she would major in! I wanted to jump into this book and punch her dad in the throat and then pull her "best friend", Mercedes, out of the story by her nasty hair!! I felt so badly for Bailey and kept hoping she would somehow get away from those restraints she had to wear called parents. What teenager wouldn't rebel and look for anyway out of that situation??? Bailey and Dylan were absolutely PERFECT for each other! Both of them had issues.. CHECK.... both of them were adorable and easy to love... CHECK and both of them had secrets that they had been holding on to... CHECK!!

Waiting For You is a beautifully written story about finding (or hanging on to) your first love and finding your own sunset. I experienced a gambit of emotions in this book. I went from crying to laughing to yelling "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!" This is a definite must read! Way to o Shey Stahl!! I would LOVE to see an additional book that could make this a series.... Drew maybe. ;)

Giveaway is 5 signed paperback copies of Waiting For You runs 3/8/13 through 3/24/13!
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