I Ship Me: When a Character Finds “Happily Ever After” is Self-Love–S.M. Parker




I Ship Me: When a Character Finds “Happily Ever After” is Self‐Love


Love is everywhere. In life. In books.

Love is intoxicating. It is swooning and falling and trusting. It is the breathlessness of a storm of made of chemistry and kisses and promises.

But what happens when intoxicating love turns toxic?

THE GIRL WHO FELL explores this possibility. How Zephyr Doyle, a strong and focused main character can fall deeply in love. Fall so hard that the line between Before Love and After Love starts to blur. Zephyr’s priorities change. Her focus shifts. All because she wants to love and feel loved.

And love changes everything, right?

Love fills Zephyr, gives her a sense of belonging. But the toxicity of her boy’s love erodes her edges too. Subtly, slowly. It changes her, re‐contours her decisions, her actions, her alliances—until parts of her begin to disappear. Her voice. Her strength. Her bold sense of self.

When Zephyr ultimately reconnects with her true self—reclaiming her power, regaining her voice—she discovers a new and lasting kind of love. Self‐love. She alone has the right to determine who she is, who she loves.

Like all girls, Zephyr has a right to true love. She has a right to love her true self.

THE GIRL WHO FELL has swooning (and much of it). There is love.
There is kindness and tenderness and trust.
Until there isn’t.

THE GIRL WHO FELL is out now! 



Meet The Girl Who Fell!

His obsession.
Her fall.

Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.

But love has a way of changing things.

Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.

Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and … terrifying?

But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.

So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.

If she waits any longer, it may be too late.



And meet Shannon Parker, author of

The Girl Who Fell!

Shannon Parker lives on the Atlantic coast in a house full of boys. She’s traveled to over three dozen countries and has a few dozen more to go. She works in education and can usually be found rescuing dogs, chickens, old houses and wooden boats. Shannon has a weakness for chocolate chip cookies and ridiculous laughter—ideally, at the same time. The Girl Who Fell is her first novel.



The Girl Who Fell

By: S. M. Parker

Release Date: March 1, 2016 




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12 thoughts on “I Ship Me: When a Character Finds “Happily Ever After” is Self-Love–S.M. Parker”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ve had this on my “coming soon” shelf for a while. It looks so good!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m really excited about this book. I’ve had it on my radar for a bit now 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have heard SO many great things about this book, I cannot WAIT to read it!! Thanks so much for the chance!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sounds promising!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The girl who fell sounds amazing ♡ I would love to read this book. Thank you

  6. Anonymous says:

    ive been seeing this cover everywhere it beautiful:)

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’ve wanted to read this book since I first read about it–I love sports and I know this is a definitely treasure to find for me!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I think it looks like a really good romance book, I just hope it pulls at my heart strings 😀

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hocky romances are fun! And I love this cover. Great cover reveal – and awesome giveaway!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I have such cover lust for this book! So pretty! Never read a book with hockey in it!

  11. Anonymous says:

    This sounds lie a book I would love to read.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I’ve heard good things about this one & look forward to reading it.

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