Jan 6, 2014

Blog Tour -- Merch Girl




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Merch Girl
Author: Rebecca Lewis
Release Date: May 4th, 2013
Publisher: Self-published
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Tour Host: Oops! I Read a Book Again

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Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.

When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.

The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride...




My Review:

As we follow Lacey and her best friend Trina. We find them to be huge fans of the band Lansdowne. They end up trying to sneak into a private concert and soon get swept into a summer as merch girls for the band's tour. They couldn't be happier until they find out that their hearts are getting in the way...

I loved this book. I have been in a reading slump the past couple months but that has definitely changed after this book. I couldn't stop reading it. I devoured it when I was able to read. When I was at work or out somewhere that I wasn't able to read, I kept thinking about the book.

Lacey is a character that I felt so sorry for. So many people consider her ugly or not good enough for anyone and it really kills her self esteem. Especially when her best friend appears to be very attractive and gets the attention of most men. She is still the best friend throughout it all and does what she can to keep her emotions calmed down. I fell in love with her as a character from the beginning and was cheering for her the whole rest of the story.

I like how this book incorporated what it is like for most teens in high school. The drama that goes on that really effects a lot of people throughout the rest of their life. I battled with it when I was in school so I definitely had a soft spot for Lacey that she had to go through it too.

I gave this book 4 stars mainly because it was a little short. I wanted more when it ended! I was happy with the ending, but me being a romantic I still wanted more!! There was also a few things in the book that hinted towards stuff but then it seemed to be irrelevant because I didn't see where it came into play anywhere else in the story. I don't know if this is because there might be a second book or not. Those are my only complaints with this book.

I loved every bit of it and I know all of you will too! I hope you guys click the links and get your own copies. You won't be sorry that you did!!


Loved it!!


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About the Author:

Rebecca Lewis is the author of the Young Adult novel, Merch Girl, and a lover of all things music! She's been writing stories since middle school and penned her first fanfic about a semi-popular boyband in 1997 (if you search hard enough you can still find it stuck in the Interwebs!)


Her passion for music and writing brought her to Boston University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Communication. During her college career, she interned for various record labels in Boston and New York City, sold merch for some local bands, worked at record stores, and did a whole lot of grassroots marketing.


She currently resides in Florida with her husband and puppy.


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Excerpt

Seeing Logan up there, with the lights shining over his head and his hands caressing the microphone stand ever so slightly made me want him even more. I imagined myself in the place of his mic stand, with his hands sliding down the sides of my body. I’m sure that the rest of the audience was envisioning the same thing. Each time he combed his fingers through his hair, a few strands would fall down over his eyes, making him look even sexier. He ran around the stage and played to the crowd. The girls screamed and swooned over his every move. I could see the beads of sweat glisten from his neck; his tight t-shirt clung to his body like it was glued on. It just wasn’t normal for someone to look so incredibly good while perspiring!


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing Merch Girl!
    -Rebecca Lewis

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