Today we're excited to spotlight The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby! Read on for more about Amanda and her book, plus the Top 5 Bad Boys and a giveaway!
Meet Amanda Ashby!
Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.
She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Libraryʼs Stuff for the Teen Age. Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.
Step one: Eat your body weight in brownies.
Step two: Throw yourself into your dreams of becoming a famous writer.
Step three: Beg your (hottie) ex-neighbor to act as your fake boyfriend.
Step four: Skip step three unless you’re ready for some serious fallout.
After being dumped and humiliated over the summer, Cat Turner does what any sane girl would do. She asks bad boy Alex Locke to be her fake boyfriend and show the world (and her editor at the school newspaper) that she's fine. Problem is, the more time she spends with Alex, the more she risks getting her heart broken. For real this time.
In my latest release, The Heartbreak Cure, Alex Locke is a definite bad boy. He’s done some bad things in the past and doesn’t play well with others. In fact most of the time, he prefers to avoid people altogether, yet despite his gruff exterior he has the heart of a marshmallow (though don’t tell him I said so!) Anyway, to celebrate Alex and his broody ways, I thought I’d list my top five bad boys. Well, I say bad boys, but really I’m conflicted about this, because I don’t tend to like heroes who are too crazy, too wild, or do too much bleeding over the furniture-those stains are hard to get out! So really this should be called my Top 5 Slightly Naughty Boys!
1) Loki – oh, my sweet Loki.
I’ve always been a fan of the trickster god, but when Tom Hiddleston bought him to life, I was completely gone! For me, the most powerful scene in all the Avengers and Thor movies was when Loki dropped his glamour after his mother’s death. It was devastating and heartbreaking, and a reminder that every single bad (whoops, slightly naughty) boy wears a mask to hide his inner pain. Plus, you know it was kind of hot!
2) Han Solo.
The first time I fell for a bad boy was when I saw Star Wars and it didn’t take me long to flip allegiance from Luke to Han Solo. Not just because Harrison Ford was so gorgeous (though he was) and not because he was best friends with a wookie (though he was), but because he had swagger. Sooooo much swagger. At ten, I had no idea what that really meant, but I knew I liked it! So here is to Han!
3) Randy from Valley Girl.
My second introduction to bad boys was in the early eighties thanks to Nicholas Cage. He was a goth bad boy who wanted to do date valley girl, Julie. And while not many people can pull off the guy liner, Nic just about manages it! What I loved best about him was that he didn’t care about anything that didn’t interest him!
4) Spike (aka Blondie Bear).
Let’s be clear here, when it comes to Buffy I’m an Angel girl all the way, but though it woes me to admit it, Spike was the ultimate Bad Boy in Buffy, from causing havoc in Sunnydale through to playing poker for kittens, and so he really has to make my list!
5) And rounding out at number five is Logan from Veronica Mars.
So rich, so entitled and yet so, so perfect for my girl, Veronica. Logan stole my heart slowly, but very surely.
The Heartbreak Cure
By: Amanda Ashby
Release Date: December 4, 2017
One winner will receive a $5 Amazon gift card (International).