Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Jamie Canosa's Now or Never. My stop includes all the pertinent details for the book, an excerpt, and a giveaway.
Now or Never by Jamie Canosa
#2 Fight or Flight
Release Date: October 21, 2013
Leave the past behind,
And build a new life with Jay.
That’s all Em wanted. After everything they’d been through together, they were both overdue their ‘happily ever after’. Too bad the world doesn’t work that way. Memories last longer than dreams and Em’s fears continue to plague her both day and night, interfering with that new life she so desperately craves.
To start over,
Secure a future,
And give Em the life she deserves.
That was Jay’s plan, but the past isn’t done with them, yet. While Em still struggles to overcome the ghosts of her past, Jay is forced to come face to face with his. When the skeletons in his closet step back into the light, Jay must decide what he will do—and what he will sacrifice—to protect Em from them.
Against all odds, Em and Jay are on the verge of having everything they’ve ever wanted. They’ve fought for it before, but is their love strong enough to endure any more heartache? The time has come for each of them to choose for themselves whether or not they will allow the past to continue to corrupt their future. And, together, they must decide, will it be . . . NOW OR NEVER?
"Jay trailed Ashlyn to her table where he helped to deliver the beverages before retrieving his dull gray bin and making for the vacated table in the corner. Reaching across it for an empty fry basket, he felt something brush against his ass, and glanced over his shoulder in time to watch Sahara saunter away.
She was swaying so hard you’d think she was at sea. Jay had never struck a girl on purpose in his life, nor would he ever, but she was seriously starting to test the limits of his restraint. If the girl didn’t lay off, he was bound to let his foul mood get the best of him and say something they’d both regret.
On its return path, Jay’s gaze breezed past Mason standing behind the ticket counter. Someone else who wasn’t far behind on his ‘shit list’, though the bruise still shadowing his jaw was a pretty damn good excuse for the glares he kept shooting in Jay’s direction. Somewhere along the way, Jay was forced to admit to himself that maybe he’d overreacted just a little. Didn’t mean he was sorry he hit him, though.
“You may want to stop looking at him like that.”
Ashlyn’s eyes rolled dramatically. “Mason. You’re antagonizing him.”
“I am not.”
“Sure.” She snatched up a ketchup bottle, shaking it in Jay’s face. “You may have beat his ass last time, but you sort of sucker punched him. Keep it up and you may be looking at a real fight.” Her gaze shifted from him, to Mason, and back again. “And I’m not sure who would win that, actually.”
If it came down to it, Jay would win. There wasn’t a doubt in his mind, but, “I’m not antagonizing him, and no one’s going to start a fight.”
“That’s what you say.” Ash headed for the counter with her bottle. “But you’re not the one that got sucker punched.”
Okay, he’d give her that much. He’d been on the receiving end of more than a few of those, and they could really piss a guy off. Covertly sneaking a peek in Mason’s direction, he wondered if she wasn’t too far off the mark. If he wanted a fight, let him bring it. He might even let the guy get a few free shots in as payback. But he’d still kick his ass."
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Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Ravena, NY with her wonderful husband and three crazy kids . . . plus the dog, the bird and the rabbit.