Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway: Love & Other Theories by Alexis Bass

Love and Other TheoriesLove & Other Theories
by Alexis Bass
YA Contemporary Romance
Hardcover384 Pages
December 31st 2014 by HarperTeen


If you want more, you have to give less.

That’s the secret to dating in high school. By giving as little as they expect to get in return, seventeen-year-old Aubrey Housing and her three best friends have made it to the second semester of their senior year heartbreak-free. And it’s all thanks to a few simple rules: don’t commit, don’t be needy, and don’t give away your heart.

So when smoking-hot Nathan Diggs transfers to Lincoln High, it shouldn’t be a big deal. At least that’s what Aubrey tells herself. But Nathan’s new-boy charm, his kindness, and his disarming honesty throw Aubrey off her game and put her in danger of breaking the most important rule of all: Don’t fall in love.

Read an excerpt HERE.
Also available as an AUDIOBOOK. Listen to a sample HERE.

Advanced Praise

“Careful, subtle and aching. ” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Warning: Bass’s debut novel will ignite ALL your feelings!” - Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy

“I loved LOVE AND OTHER THEORIES. Alexis Bass writes a compelling critique of the ways society expects girls to behave in their relationships, the lies girls tell each other–and themselves–to keep from getting hurt, and, when all is said and done, how only the heart knows the truth.” – Kristin Halbrook, author of Nobody But Us and co-founder of YA Highway

“Alexis Bass masterfully captures all the complexities of high school relationships. A lovely debut.” – Amanda Maciel, author of Tease

“A bold debut that authentically captures the frenzy of love, lust, and senior year of high school!” - Julie Murphy, author of Side Effects May Vary

“Love and Other Theories challenged my assumptions, dared me to think differently and burrowed into my heart. A heart-achingly beautiful story about whether it is better to protect your heart or to take the biggest risk of all.” - Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds

“In her debut novel, Bass provides honest, incisive, and sometimes uncomfortable insights into the complicated intersections of friendship and romance, the ways sex can be wielded as a weapon, and the measures some teens take to protect themselves from pain.” — Publishers Weekly

“Bass’s debut is an entertaining perspective on the battlefield of the teen dating world.” —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Guest Post
By Alexis Bass 

I did a little mash up including quotes from the book about each of the characters (including the guys!) and a few little tidbits about the girls [from Aubrey's perspective]...

Favorite part about high school: classes

Lease favorite part about high school: the parking situation

Her type: Handsome and clever.


“Shelby Chesterfield, is never wrong. Not in fourth grade, when she told me that Jell-O was made from horses’ hooves. Not in eighth grade, when she said that Patrick Smith always carried his science book around to cover his boner. Not the first day of freshman year, when she promised me that high school would be better than all the grades before it.”

Favorite part about high school: the parties

Lease favorite part about high school: studying

Her type: Whoever is the most wanted, aka the MVP.


“Better paranoid than sorry” has always been Melissa’s motto…”

Favorite part about high school: gossiping with her friends between classes.

Lease favorite part about high school: how noisy it gets in the cafeteria.

Her type: outgoing guys, who will do all the work to charm her.


“Some people say Danica always looks like she’s scowling. She’s perfected this look, but it’s especially effective when she wants to use it.”

Favorite part about high school: English class

Lease favorite part about high school: the drama

Her type: basketball players, with a few exceptions.


“The new boy smiles. That’s when I know I’m in trouble. His smile is amazing. It fits perfectly on his face. Which, from what I can tell, is also amazing.”


“I was always at Trip’s mercy; everyone was. So when he gave me this look—eyes wider than usual, waiting for their cue; lips pressed together, too unsure to smile—I knew I had all the power. It felt good.”

About the Author

Alexis Bass grew up in Washington, went to college in Arizona, and spent her early twenties in Seattle. She currently lives in Northern California with Dylan McKay, her gorgeous and rambunctious golden retriever. She loves good fashion and good TV as much as a good book, and is a huge advocate of the three C’s: coffee, chocolate, and cheese. LOVE AND OTHER THEORIES is her first novel.

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  1. Great guest post and giveaway! This book sounds really cute. ;)

  2. Sounds great! :) Thanks for the giveaway chance as well.

  3. great post and thanks for the giveaway. I like two of your three c's. Chocolate and cheese. Can't stand coffee

  4. Olivia Roach1/3/15, 2:43 AM

    I have seen this book around in a few places and it looks pretty good and I like the sound of these characters!

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