Sunday, March 17, 2013

Blog Tour: Why Can't I Be You Excerpt + Giveaway

Title: Why Can’t I Be You
Author: Allie Larkin
Publisher: Plume
Release date: February 26, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

WHY CAN’T I BE YOU takes its name from a 1987 hit song from English rock band The Cure.

All her life, Jenny Shaw toed the line, striving to be the perfect colleague, girlfriend, and daughter – a path that has led her to an unhappy (though successful) career, a failed relationship, and all-but-severed family ties.  On her way to the airport for her first business trip, she is unceremoniously dumped by the man she thought she would one day marry.  In her haze of shock and confusion, she responds to the wrong name when Myra Aberly, organizer of Seattle ’s Mt. Si class of 1999’s thirteenth high-school reunion, shouts “Jessie!” across the hotel lobby. 

In an instant, Jenny Shaw becomes Jessie Morgan, a woman to whom she bears an uncanny resemblance. She is immediately embraced by Jessie’s warm circle of friends – and gains a possible love interest.  But when Jenny becomes more and more curious about Jessie’s history, she uncovers a trail of secrets, pain and deceit that inspires her to uncover the truth that will heal her own painful past.

Excerpt #3

She grabbed the room key out of my hand when the elevator doors opened. “I have so many questions! I mean, what are you doing now? Where do you live? Who’s this idiot who broke up with you? And at the airport? Who does that?” she said, talking a mile a minute as she shuffled me down the hall. She pushed me into the right room and started the shower for me immediately. 

"But I’ll wait until we get you all cleaned up and feeling better.”

She made a beeline for the minibar, grabbed a little bottle of rum, opened it, and handed it to me. “You look like you need this!”

“I don’t even have luggage,” I wailed, drinking from the bottle like I was taking medicine, even though I almost never drink.

“Then we’ll have to go shopping! What a pity!” she said, in fake horror. “How awful that we have an excuse to go shopping together! I have the perfect place to take you. And when we’re done, you’ll look so fantastic you won’t even care that he’s gone. Promise.” She flopped down on the bed, pulled her phone out of her purse, and flipped it open. I grabbed the hotel robe out of the closet and headed into the bathroom.

Just before I closed the bathroom door, I heard her say, “Oh my God, Heather! You’ll never guess who’s here!” and then, “No! Better! Jessie Morgan! No, I’m not. She’s really, really here.”

To find out what happens next for “Jessie” read WHY CAN’T I BE YOU by Allie Larkin.

About the Author

Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novel Stay, and the upcoming novel Why Can’t I Be You (2013).  She lives with her husband, Jeremy, their two German Shepherds, Argo and Stella, and a three-legged cat.

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  1. This looks like such a fun read, one that would get me out of the slump I feel I'm in perhaps??

    1. Totally! I had to sign up for the blog tour after reading the premise ;) It was that good!

  2. Someone else living her life is amazing, but I believe it could happen. Don't know how you would find out the details. Would like to read it.

    1. Yes! This story is totally adorable but still believable at the same time :D I would love to read this too (but still haven't had the chance because my review schedule's packed).


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