Title: The Color of Us
Series: College Bound #2
Authors: Laura Ward & Christine Manzari
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Eighteen year old Alexis Sinclair is lost in the darkness of grief. Since the death of her sister in a car accident, she can’t find the will to get out and enjoy life again. When she’s forced to face her biggest fear and take a summer Driver’s Ed course, she’s surprised to find hope in the most unlikely person.
Liam O’Connell is trouble. He isn’t proud of his dark past, and he knows Alexis is the one girl he has no business pursuing. Doing the right thing has never been easy for him, but this time, it just might be impossible.
The perfect girl and troubled boy are all wrong for each other, but as Liam helps Alexis cope with her grief, they realize nothing has ever felt more right.
That is, until Alexis uncovers a secret about Liam that breaks her heart.
Liam knows he can’t allow the one good thing in his life to walk away without a fight, and he’s determined to convince Alexis they can find their way out of the darkness together.
Can he prove he’s worthy of her, or is some love too tainted to be saved.
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This book was so amazing!!! Once I started reading....I was hooked!! I loved book 1 and did not think any book could top it but this one definitely did!!
My heart broke for Alexis from the start. After the death of her sister due to a car accident she is racked with so much guilt and grief. Driving is the last thing she ever wants to do but her mom forces her to get out and go to driving school so she reluctantly goes.....and it's there she meets Liam. With one look she can tell Liam is the ultimate bad boy and everything her mother would not want her to be around. The more time she is around Liam the more she is able to open herself up to him, she trusts in him, he is her safe place.......
What secrets could Liam possibly be holding that would cause him to lose Alexis? When her mother finds out who she is dating how will she react? Will Alexis be able to move past the things she learns and be with Liam before it's to late? Will she lose him forever?
Holy moly I wanted to shake the crap out of Alexis. I loved Liam!!! He was the absolute sweetest book boyfriend ever. The love you could clearly see he had for Alexis would melt your heart. Losing her is the last thing he ever wants to happen so when she pushes him away he makes a very big decision for his self to become a better man......would he live to regret that decision?
This book definitely tugs at your heartstrings!! I never wanted this book to end!! The ending was incredible and I can't wait for more book by Laura and Christine!!
The Pledge (College Bound #1) – Released July 27, 2015
Taren needs a do-over. She’s decided the best way to put the high school bullies behind her is to pledge a Taylor-Swift-lip-syncing, beer-guzzling, sorority. Sisterhood helps Taren find the acceptance she’s always craved, but not the love she needs.
Alec wants freedom. To escape his father’s iron fist and unrealistic expectations, he pledges a campus acrobatics club where he finds that drugs and alcohol aren't the only ways to get high. His addiction to danger helps him gain his independence, but it comes at a heavy price.
When the two cross paths, Alec fears his undeniable attraction to the party girl just might threaten everything he's worked so hard to earn. Taren hasn’t forgotten that Alec humiliated her back in high school, but she also can't deny the chemistry they share.
Alec and Taren have nothing in common, but fate is bound and determined to bring them together. They know falling in love is a risk, and yet it’s too hard to ignore. When their worlds clash and they both end up suffering, will they fight to stay together? Or are some pledges too hard to keep?
Laura Ward lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. She married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her goal of writing books. When not picking up toy trucks, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels. Her debut novel, NOT YET, is a Top 100 Amazon Bestseller.
The first thing Christine does when she’s getting ready to read a book is to crack the spine in at least five places. She wholeheartedly believes there is no place as comfy as the pages of a well-worn book. She’s addicted to buying books, reading books, and writing books. Books, books, books. She also has a weakness for adventure, inappropriate humor, and coke (the caffeinated, bubbly kind). Christine is from Forest Hill, Maryland where she lives with her husband, three kids, and her library of ugly spine books.