Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Adulting 101 by Lisa Henry - Blog Tour GIVEAWAY & REVIEW

Hi, and welcome to the blog tour to celebrate the release of Adulting 101 by Lisa Henry. I’m visiting some of my favourite blogs around the place to talk about writing Adulting 101, some of my influences and inspiration, and even sharing an excerpt or two! Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a prize!

About the Book

The struggle is real.

Nick Stahlnecker is eighteen and not ready to grow up yet. He has a summer job, a case of existential panic, and a hopeless crush on the unattainable Jai Hazenbrook. Except how do you know that your coworker’s unattainable unless you ask to blow him in the porta-potty?

That’s probably not what Dad meant when he said Nick should act more like an adult.

Twenty-five-year-old Jai is back in his hometown of Franklin, Ohio, just long enough to earn the money to get the hell out again. His long-term goal of seeing more of the world is worth the short-term pain of living in his mother’s basement, but only barely.

Meeting Nick doesn’t fit in with Jai’s plans at all, but, as Jai soon learns, you don’t have to travel halfway around the world to have the adventure of a lifetime.

This is not a summer romance. This is a summer friendship-with-benefits. It’s got pizza with disgusting toppings, Netflix and chill, and accidental exhibitionism. That’s all. There are no feelings here. None. Shut up.

You can find out more about Adulting 101 at Riptide.

About the Author 

Lisa Henry - Author

Lisa likes to tell stories, mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters.
Lisa lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn't know why, because she hates the heat, but she suspects she's too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting her escape.
She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.
She shares her house with too many cats, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown-up.

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Each comment on this blog tour enters you for a chance to win a $20 Riptide credit and an ebook of your choice from my back catalogue. You’ll also win a super secret cute little gift that’s very close to my (and Nick’s) heart! Entries close August 20, and contest is not restricted to US residents. Remember to leave your email address in the comments so I can contact you if you win!


Adulting 101
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The description to this had me clicking the Request button so fast your head would spin. 

“There are no feelings here. None. Shut up.”

How can a line like that NOT draw me in?  I couldn’t deny the temptation. 

The humor in this blurb completely and absolutely fulfills its promise.  I found myself laughing out loud so many times that my husband was beginning to give me dirty looks.  And I texted enough hilarious quotes that my friends probably blocked my number.  Actually, that’s not true.  I’m pretty sure I convinced a few people to read this based on the quotes alone.  And one of them has never read romance! 

The writing style in Adulting 101 is unique.  Lisa Henry manages to tell Nick and Jai’s story in the third person all the while making it feel like you are living their stream of consciousness.   And that’s what makes Nick’s character so hilarious.  Reading his scatterbrained thoughts, his immature actions  as well as the hopes and fears that he holds inside make him one of the most three dimensional characters I have read in a very long time.   

Being inside Jai’s head is a little bit different.  Mainly because Jai is older.  Particularly in life experience.  Although he lives a nomadic life he is also grounded and provides the perfect contrast to Nick.  His calm demeanor and focus are the calm to Nick’s internal chaos.

The romance between Jai and Nick is realistically awkward and perfectly paced.  Amidst the hilarity there are moments of serious contemplation and acceptance as Nick learns to adult.   It isn’t easy for him and there are plenty of pitfalls along the way.  Some that will make you cringe and many that will make you laugh.

As you can probably guess, I can’t recommend this book enough.  Adulting 101 is a perfect realistic feel-good romance that will make you laugh hysterically and smile uncontrollably. 



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  4. Thanks for the review! violet817(at)aol(dot)com

  5. Thank you so much for hosting me on my blog tour, and thank you to everyone who has commented! And of course a HUGE thank you for the wonderful review, Nat. I'm so happy that you enjoyed it!

  6. Just finished this last night. Nick is so funny & awkward!

  7. This books sounds like such fun to read. I can't wait.

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