Thursday, 28 July 2016
Series: Northbrooke High Series #4
Release Date: 25th July 2016
Genres: YA Contemporary Romancea Rafflecopter giveaway
When opposites attract, can dreams come true?
Staying in New England for a few months is just what Sienna Randall needs after all the family problems she's been dealing with at home in London. Romance is the last thing she's expecting, so it's a total surprise when she ends up kissing a guy she meets on the flight.
Kyle Everett is Sienna's complete opposite – he’s clean-cut and preppy, she has piercings and pink dreads. But he can’t resist making out with her. He is, after all, Northbrooke High’s number one player. Except Sienna's different from other girls. He’s definitely expecting to see her again – until they're separated by irate airline officials before he can get her number.
Then fate throws them together once more, but when Sienna turns up in Kyle's home room, neither admits to having met before. The chemistry between them is still there though – should they let it have free rein or should the attraction stay in their dreams?
Kyle smiled and changed the subject. ‘You got any more piercings then? You know, hidden ones?’ He wiggled his eyebrows at her and it looked so stupid she couldn’t help but smile back.
‘None of your business,’ she told him.
‘Oh, so you do? Now I’m curious.’
‘I do not. And even if I did, I wouldn’t show you.’
‘Oh, yeah? Hmm. So tell me, how does it feel to kiss with snake bites?’ He was suddenly staring at her mouth intently and Sienna felt a shiver run through her. God, but he was hot. Seriously hot. And he was so close. She was very tempted to just reach over and grab him.
And why not? No one would ever know.
She shook herself mentally, but some devil made her smile again. She looked up at him from under her lashes, the way she’d seen other girls do when they were flirting. She’d never managed it because she was too shy, but for some reason, she had no trouble doing it now. ‘You tell me,’ she said, the challenge clear in her voice.
His eyes opened wide and he drew in a sharp breath. Then he grinned. ‘Okay, you’re on.’
The next thing she knew, he had bent his head slightly to the side and captured her mouth with his in a long, slow kiss that almost melted her bones. He ran his tongue over the snake bites, nipping at one playfully, then kissed her again, properly, deeply. When he stopped he brought up a hand to cup her cheek. ‘I like it,’ he whispered. ‘A lot.’
So did Sienna, but she didn’t get a chance to reply, because he started kissing her again and this time he didn’t stop. Which was just as well, since she didn’t want him to. In fact, she didn’t come to her senses until some air steward pulled Kyle off her and she realised with flaming cheeks they’d ended up lying across all four middle seats, making out thirty thousand feet up in the sky.
‘What the hell do you think you’re doing?’ the crewman hissed, looking from one to the other.
Sienna wondered the same thing. She must have lost her mind.
New England Dreams is the 4th book in the Newbrooke High series but it was not necessary to have read the other books in the series as this book flowed so naturally it was effortless to get in to. The opening scenes are like something taken from the wild imagination of any teenage girl............handsome boy on plane.........illicit snogging session on the plane! Throughout the book, Pia Fenton has completely tuned into the minds of teenage girls worldwide! And, as old as I am I do still remember being a teenager and day dreaming about stuff like this happening to me!
Both the main characters in the book are as interesting as they are different. I loved Sienna's quirkiness and the fact that on the surface she really doesn't care what people think of her look - pink dreads and piercings. Underneath all that bravado of course is a kid who has been hurt by her family circumstances and is quite vulnerable. Trying to stay strong for her mother when her father left for a younger woman, Sienna is still dealing with a lot of issues around this. Kyle, like Sienna has a few issues of his own. Both are in a place they don't particularly want to be, both geographically and emotionally. A bit of a player, Kyle suddenly finds all his thoughts consumed by his encounter with Sienna on the plane. Unlike his usual play, Kyle actually wants to know more about Sienna. He doesn't want this to be another brief encounter. Although, at times the pair don't make it easy for their relationship to blossom and this was so frustrating. However, often interference from others doesn't help.
A well written and well paced book, New England Dreams I feel is geared towards the older teen. There are lots of interesting and likable characters as well as the odd one that every reader will love to hate! Interaction between the characters flows well and this is quite a fun read. Covering issues relevant to teens today, New England Dreams is modern, fresh and really enjoyable.
ABOUT PIA FENTON
Pia Fenton (who also writes as Christina Courtenay) is a chocoholic and confirmed couch potato, allergic to exercise of any kind (except maybe swimming). Although born in England, she has a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden so she was a bit of a mixed up kid. When she was a teenager, she moved with her family to Japan. From there she had the opportunity to travel in the Far East and other parts of the world, which was great fun. She also got to go to an American high school in Tokyo, together with kids of 138 other nationalities, and had the best time of her life!
Pia loves: reading and writing (YA obviously, but also anything historical, time slip and paranormal), dogs, genealogy, listening to rock music and doing various craft projects very badly. (It’s the trying that counts, right?)
Pia’s first YA novel New England Rocks (published by Choc Lit, Aug 2013) was short listed for The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Award for Best Romantic Young Adult novel 2014. She’s also won some awards for her adult historical books.
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