Cover Reveals: Ex-Factor & Unbreakable by Elisa Dane

Release Date: 04/22/14

Summary from Goodreads:

Nevaeh Evan’s life is uprooted after her father’s death, when she moves in with her aunt and cousin, Livvie. Her plan to lay low at her new high school isn’t working. Her friend’s jerky boyfriend keeps asking her out, the guy she likes treats her like garbage, and the thought of tumbling again makes her want to hurl.

So when her aunt pushes her into joining the elite X-FACTOR cheer leading squad, Navaeh goes along with it.

But Nev feels she doesn’t deserve to be happy. Not after what happened the night her father died.

Bodie Scott knows about grief all too well. Critically injured in an alcohol related accident the year before, Bodie struggles with the fact that he’ll never play football again, and he’s so far behind in credits he can’t see straight. That is, until he meets Nev. Haunted by their bloody pasts and wary of a shared future, Nev and Bodie turn to one another for comfort and support, and realize they’re not so alone after all. And when the party scene at school threatens the life of a loved one, the two stop at nothing to keep the past from repeating itself.

Release Date: 06/10/14

Summary from Goodreads:

Perception is everything to sixteen-year-old Olivia Brown. With her freakishly hot boyfriend, volunteer work at the local animal shelter, successful beauty channel on YouTube, and well-earned spot on X Factor Cheer's elite level five Diamond Girl team, Livvie's the girl every other girl wants to be. At least, that's the illusion she's aiming for.

But Livvie's seemingly perfect life is anything but. Lying about the bruises her boyfriend gives her, and cowering beneath his raging temper becomes a regular way of life until she unwittingly witnesses her drunken neighbor beating his step-son, the town bad boy, Reid Tate.

For Reid, vulnerability is the enemy. Opening up, and letting people in gives them the power to disappoint. Growing up with a co-dependent mother and an abusive alcoholic father, Reid has endured all the disappointment he can stomach.

But when his pretty, do-good neighbor witnesses his step-dad beat him to within an inch of his life, and not only call the cops, but keeps quiet at school about what she saw, Reid wonders if maybe, just maybe, he's found someone he can finally trust.


About the Author
I'm a lover of books (YA & Adult romance), chocolate, reality television, and am a proud mother to three All Star cheerleaders. Woot!

I write Contemporary YA romance with cheerleaders. Yep. I write what I know, and it's my hope that my stories will not only take you on a romantic journey that will warm your heart, but that you'll find a new respect and interest in the sport of Cheerleading you may not have had before.

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  1. Yay! So glad to finally see a 5 star review for this one. I just loved her first book and was so disappointed that everyone so far (who's review I have read) mostly just labeled this as a cute read but nothing stand out.
    I am really hoping I love it as much as you did.

  2. I've seen very neutral reviews of this book so far, so I'm glad you liked it! I haven't read any of her books, but I always hope the clean YA books will be well written, and it sounds like this one is.

  3. So happy you loved this. I was getting worried to read it!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  4. I love how these both match and I actually really like the font they used for the title.

  5. Kimi @ Geeky Chiquitas4/10/14, 8:47 AM

    I sadly didn't like Jennifer's first book, but this one sounds promising! I've read so many 5 star reviews, I simply have to read it as well. Great review!

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

  6. I do too. It just kind of fits, you know?

  7. I loved it, but I have loved all of hers. I think some of it is not having specific expectations. I think some wanted a full-on romance and her books are never that. There is always something else going on. Then there are some that want this great work of fiction or something deeply moving. This was definitely well-written and heartfelt. I just loved the whole feel of it, the characters, and how it all turned out. :)

  8. It is. It isn't blow-your-mind away, but it isn't supposed to be. It was very heartfelt and I just loved it!

  9. I think some of those neutral/negative reviews come from expectations being different than they should be. It's a heartfelt read and I just really liked how it read and felt. I've really loved all her books though, so you may not love it as much as I did (Statistical Prob is still my favorite), but I think you will still really like it.

  10. Bummer. That's my favorite one, but I know each of hers have had very mixed reviews. I just loved how she plotted the story and I connected with her characters and their romance. There are just some people I've met that I almost immediately clicked with, some boyfriends that I could talk with for hours and just fall straight in love, you know? She was good in letting it feel real though too. The characters and their relationship isn't perfect and there are realistic challenges and doubts. They are apart for most of the book.

  11. I am so glad you liked it. I cannot wait to read it. It sounds so good. Awesome review Tressa!

  12. Heidi Robbins4/10/14, 2:04 PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughtful review! I had disregarded this book but after reading your review it sounds like something I'll enjoy. Going on my list!


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