Spotlight Tour: Double Threat by Julie Prestsater **GIVEAWAY**

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So I'm A Double ThreatBOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★

In this fun-filled, fast-moving young adult novel, sassy fourteen-year-old Megan Miller, and her close-knit friends, begin their four year high school journey. Expectations and hopes are high for their Freshman year. Meggie wants nothing more than to experience all high school has to offer – growing freedom, hot boys, parties, make-out sessions, and did I mention hot boys? Enter Alex Aguilar. At seventeen, he is Carver High’s sports superstar and dreamy superstud. Yet, despite the hype, Alex is undeniably sweet, and Meggie is beyond smitten. But, of course, he is a SENIOR. So, ought to be completely off limits for a ninth grader, right? Age doesn’t always dictate whom you will love, though. So I’m A Double Threat is the start of their journey. Will young love survive the challenges presented them or is friendship all they can only really hope for? Backs will be stabbed, hearts will be broken, tears will be shed. But, despite this, Meggie’s strong-willed determination, loyalty, and zest for fun, will ensure the ride is a memorable one. (This book has mature content intended for older young adult audiences.)

STEPHANIE: ★★★★

This book was sweet and full of teen angst like no other. Megan and her closest friends embark on a brand new journey together filled with drama, angst, backstabbing, manipulative and downright cranky girls… in other words, high school. Before their first year of high school starts, Megan develops a new crush. One she knows is probably never going to happen. Not because she isn’t good enough or pretty enough, but because she isn’t old enough. I mean, Alex is a senior and to avoid sounding like a scene from one of my favorite teen movies, “he’s taken, I mean really taken.” But when his relations ends, he is suddenly available again. But he is not looking at her. He is look at her best friend Amy… uh oh…

Yup, Amy, new to the whole chicks stick together thing, starts dating Alex and their relationship progresses through the entire book. Megan is constantly on the sidelines wondering why it’s not her. Well that’s until Ben walks into the picture. Ben thinks Megan is worth it and for a time, Megan lets her feelings for Alex go and begins to wander in the direction of Ben… but of course, what kind of angsty high school drama would we have if Megan just went with Ben? So enter the picture Eric. Holy crap. How is Megan even keeping them straight at this point?

To top it all off, you have one of the four BFF’s getting involved in things that she shouldn’t and hanging out with the wrong crowd. Will their group find their way back to each other or will this be where their forever friendships end?

I fell in love with Alex immediately. He was beautiful and charming and more than anything he was a great friend to Megan through it all. Yes, I was disappointed when he started dating Amy. But I thought “Yay! Megan can experience everything that high school has to offer without being hung up on all the drama associated with friends fighting over the same guy. But at the same time, Alex broke my heart a little when he admitted that he and Megan shouldn’t be together. But in the end, his reasons were solid and it takes a stand up guy to do what he did.

As far as the other two guys… GAH! I can honestly say that I was not a big fan of Eric, but it wasn’t for obvious reason at first. There was just something about him that made me uncomfortable with his character. Something just didn’t add up. And Ben… wow. I never expected that to happen the way it did. Everything was pushing Megan to him… who knew.

Of course, anyone outside of high school knew. We all remember that stuff happening. We all remember that one crush that we could never quite get over and we all remember filling the void by dating someone else.

This book was very reminiscent of my high school days and briefly I wondered what it would be like to go back now and do it all over again. Truth of the matter is, no matter how much I loved high school, I wouldn’t want to go back and do it again. I made some great memories in that time and I still have a lot of great friends from them, but this book does nothing but reinforce the high school experience that I don’t want to relive.

This book took me back to a younger age and it reminded me of situations and people and guys… oh, the guys… but this book was a great reminder of the glory days. The things that we will always remember and we will always hold close. But it is also a great reminder of what we take from those experiences into our futures.

I really enjoyed this book although at times I did feel like I was the wrong demographic for reading it, I thought it was well written and a great story line and the ending just tugged at my heart.

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Double Threat My Beep CoverBOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★

Meggie begins her sophomore year with one less best friend, and a boyfriend who is over four hundred miles away. Things couldn’t be worse, right? Wrong! Crappy grades, a teacher who is out to get her, and being grounded more times than she can count, double threat her bleep. With Alex being gone, Meggie relies on her girls to keep her busy with parties, movie nights, and trips to Denny’s. Joining the crew this year is Travis, who is patiently waiting for Meggie to ditch her college boyfriend. While annoying at times, Travis is funny and cute, and may just provide the temptation that Meg can’t resist. Confronted with gorgeous college-aged girls in his dorm, distance and typical teenage boy desires, Alex’s commitment to his young high school girl is threatened. He is forced to make a decision he doesn’t want to make. Can Meg and Alex survive the long distance and temptations? Should they even try? (This book has mature content intended for older young adult audiences.)

STEPHANIE: ★★★★

Does distance really make the heart grow fonder? Maybe… Maybe not.

Megan has now entered her second year of high school and even more drama is coming her way. With the loss of one of her friends and her boyfriend being like a gazillion miles away, can she keep it together long enough for Alex to make his way home from school? Then Travis shows up and all bets are off for her. Can she keep from wanting to look at another guy or even show interest in him? Can Alex be so far away from Megan and not be tempted by college life?

Megan feels lost without Alex. She is relying on her friends to get her through this and keep her going. What that means is a ton of parties, late nights out, slipping grades and temptation. Looking back at my own high school experience, it is not so far fetched to see all of the drama going on with Megan. But as an adult, it’s hard to relate even if we were all there at one point. I just keep saying, “Drama, Drama, Drama…” but what I really should have been telling myself, “Yep, I remember those days.”

I enjoyed this book, but I was heart broken and missing Alex since he was so far away at school. But Travis stepped in and made me smile. He really did find Megan attractive and Megan found him just as attractive. But the temptation may just be too much to handle. But Megan finds herself in constant trouble at school and at home and she is just struggling to keep it all together until Alex finally makes the decision.

He wants Megan to experience high school and to be able to enjoy it instead of constantly worrying about Alex and college. Things she never thought she would need to worry about. This is such a great look at a sophmore year in high school. But through it all she has her two besties by her side and no matter what the three of them will get through the year and they will survive.

This is a great follow up to So I’m a Double Threat and I found myself wishing I could go back in time and stand beside Megan as a friend and offer her advice and a shoulder to lean on. This book was full of humor as well and it was just heartwaring and touching.

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Double Time CoverBOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★

Megan Miller has done the crush thing, had her heart broken and flirted with a close friend to the point of an almost relationship. She is over the drama of her Freshman and Sophomore years and is ready to be single and to mingle. With Keesha and Steph by her side the girls are ready to rock the single hood in their Junior year. Playing the field, meeting new people, doing different things sounds like the life. But is it? What happens when you are out their working the dating scene but your heart is somewhere else, or better yet with someone else? Can you be tied down and still manage to enjoy not being attached? Meg is about to find out. Sometimes being single takes double time.

STEPHANIE: ★★★★

Starting her Junior year in high school, Megan and her closest friends have made a pact that they will be single this year and just enjoy it. But you know how it goes… the best laid plans… As the ladies have decided to date the heck out of this school year and live a great year being single toghether, they discover something… it’s not that easy. Dating a bunch of guys and staying unattached is not as easy as it looks.

The biggest question is can Megan really pull this off? Pretending that her heart is not with Alex at Berkeley? Can she really convice herself or anyone else that dating is the best thing for her? What about her friends, can they pull of the single scene with her?

Ultimately, when you give your heart away and don’t get it back, it is always a little harder to covince others of the same.

I absolutely adore this group of friends. They all have such big hearts and an unconditional bond. They know that they are going to be friends for life and no matter what happens with any guy or guys, they know their friendship will last foverver no matter when they get their “someday.”

I love the witty banter in this book and I love that these books are all in a first person perspective. I think it would be a lot harder to hear about Megan’s experiences and what she is thinking from anyone else’s eyes. The only thing I want for Megan and her high school experience is Alex to ride in on his white horse and just be with Megan. But of course, that’s not exactly what happens, but I just think these two are the strongest non-couple I have ever encountered. They just adore the heck out of each other and they deserve their somday.

Another fabulous read by Julie Prestsater. I cannot wait to read about Megan’s Senior Year!

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Double Threats Forever CoverBOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★★

High school eventually comes to its end. After three years of broken hearts, parties, exams and fights, Megan Miller and her crew, have finally made it to their senior year. If they can manage to keep drama out of their personal lives, they are ready to rule Carver High, and show what the true meaning of being a double threat is. But, life is never that simple is it? What should have been the year of prom, good memories and more is turning out to be one of unexpected struggles. Meggie starts to crumble under the pressure of deciding what path her future should take. Her life has revolved around her friends for so long. Can she endure her final year and make wise choices that allow her to become independent and secure her hopes for forever with Alex? Are the two possible? Will she be able to choose? (This book contains mature content that is intended for older young adult audiences.)

STEPHANIE: ★★★★★

Finally, it is Megan’s Senior Year! I am excited for her future as much as she is and after three years, I am confident that the non-relationship that she and Alex have will finally happen the way it is supposed to. What I wasn’t prepared for was Ben being gone.

I spent a good portion of this book choked up. I missed Ben right along with everyone else. I wanted him to be there for his little one. I was proud of Ben and the decision he made, but it was a struggle watching him chose the path he did. I welled with pride in Ben and he stole my heart for the love of his country! I know I am overly patriotic but I just adore him so much!

This book was my favorite out of all four books but it was because I saw the struggles that Megan went through each year of high school. And the Epilogue… GAH! I couldn’t stop crying at the new Double Threats. I just adored this one so much more than I was expecting. Choosing a college to go to without letting Alex or her friends factor into her decision… GAH! But this book ended on such an amazing note. I adored all four of these books and I am so glad I have read them! Julie Prestsater just does a fabulous job with this group of friends, and their crazy witty banter. I wanted their senior year to last so much longer!

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Julie Author PhotoABOUT JULIE PRESTSATER

Julie is a high school teacher by day, and a writer by night. She writes both young adult and adult romances. When she’s not writing, she can be found out and about with her family, reading, and watching football. As a reading intervention teacher, she prides herself on matching her students with great books to encourage them to become life-long readers.

Julie has written five young adult books which are all available now:

The Double Threat Series

-So I’m A Double Threat

-Double Threat My Bleep

-Double Time

-Double Threats Forever

You Act So White

Julie has also written six adult romance novels:

Without You

More Than A Friend Request

Against The Wall

-Between The Sheets (Against The Wall #2)

-Straddling The Edge (Against The Wall #3)

-Playing Chase (Against The Wall #4)

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