Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 141 ~ Tucker (The Family Simon #1) by Juliana Stone

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

(The Family Simon #1)
Juliana Stone  

First - The Blurb:

When all hope is gone, can love still find a way?

Tucker Simon has given up on love. After a tragedy, it’s just not in the cards for him, and he wishes his family would get off his back. He’s fine—or at least he thought he was–until a family wedding forces him to address a few things, namely his date, Abby Mathews. She’s been put in the ‘friend’ category, mostly because she deserves so much more than what he can give. But the more time that he spends with her, Tucker begins to think that maybe there is a chance for love after all…

Abby Mathews has been in love with Tucker Simon since he walked into her family’s bar nearly a year ago. But he’s got baggage and heartache a plenty. His one-night-stands aren't going to lessen that no matter what he thinks. Tucker needs a friend, but Abby wants to give him more, and as they navigate their way through a weekend in Florida, their attraction can’t be ignored. Abby has to make a choice. Does she cherish their friendship and take what she can get? Or does she go after what she really wants, which is Tucker’s heart…

Second - The Tease:

He placed both of his hands on either side of her and before she could say a word, he silenced her with his mouth.
Tucker Simon kissed Abby Mathews long and he kissed her hard. He kissed her as if she was the air he breathed or the life in his veins. He inhaled her. He devoured her. And when he finally dragged his mouth away, both of them were panting.

Although this book was enjoyable, it didn't quite make it to my favorites list. 
Abby is nice but a little too easy when it comes to giving in to Tucker. Tucker is kind of messed up, which is understandable considering what he's been through. The story is mostly about the two of them trying to sort out their feelings for each other as Tucker slowly learns to let go of the past and discovers that love can happen more than once in  a lifetime.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. A shame you didn't enjoy this as much as you hoped... Nice tease though!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  2. Does the author use the full names of the characters throughout the book? That would annoy me- Like the kiss. Hopefully there are more to come.

    My Teaser

  3. Oh wow! Great tease! Very steamy! Hope you enjoy the rest!

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    Old Follower :)

  4. Pretty intense teaser. Is it written in 3rd person? Not a fan of 3rd person normally.

  5. Boy, I'd like to be in her shoes. LOL

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/12/teaser-tuesdays-114-the-city-of-blood-a-paris-homicide-mystery/

  6. Sorry this one wasn't that great. I'm not a huge fan of third person, but at lease the swoons were good.