Guest Blog -- By Referral Only

The lovely Sarah Goldberg is on the blog today, and she's giving away a book that she absolutely loved:

BY REFERRAL ONLY is a forthcoming New Adult title by friend and all around awesome human being Lyla Payne. It is the second installment in her Whitman University series: smart and sexy NA featuring a revolving cast of characters. I loved it. I even reviewed it on Goodreads.

About the Book:

After being unceremoniously dumped freshman year because of her family’s “new money” status, Ruby Cotton has taken care not to put her heart on the line. No matter how enticing Emilie and Quinn make it look, relationships are scary and hard—while a string of flings is easy and fun. That’s what Ruby wants. Easy and fun. The only problem is, when it comes to satisfaction in the sack, most of the boys at Whitman are nothing but pretty window dressing and false advertising.

Ruby takes it upon herself to make campus life more fulfilling, creating a referral database that allows female students to rate their sexual experiences, thereby informing girls of what they’re getting into before agreeing to a date.

When her acting partner, Liam Greene, finally shows some interest, Ruby figures she won’t need to utilize the helpful gossip. He’s handsome, fun, and most importantly, not a guy she’d ever fall for hard enough to let him break her heart.

Not only that, but dating Liam gives Ruby the perfect excuse to say no to Cole Stuart.

As a star swimmer and heir to honest-to-God Scottish royalty, Cole sits at the top of Whitman’s A-list—but he’s also the lowest rated referral on Ruby’s website. The ratings make rejecting his repeated requests for a date a no-brainer, but her real reason for avoiding Cole runs deeper than a string of unsatisfied exes.

He’s gorgeous, he oozes sweetness and charm, and the electricity between them could power half of Whitman, but Ruby knows it will only last until his family or friends convince him she’s not good enough. 

Before she knows it she’s falling anyway, waiting for the other shoe to drop but clinging to a tentative hope that Cole might be as different as he seems. When the secret behind his low ratings comes to light, that hope is torn apart, and Ruby wonders if she was right to give him her heart…and whether she has the strength to let him keep it.

I'm giving away one signed (!) ARC of the novel. Open to US addresses only.

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About Lyla: 

Lyla has long had a love of stories. A few years ago she decided to put them down on the page, and even though Lyla has a degree in film and television, novels were the creative outlet where she found a home. When the idea for Broken at Love (her first New Adult title) arrived, Lyla couldn’t wait to try something new – and she’s hooked. In her spare time, Lyla watches a ton of tennis (no surprise, there), plays a ton of tennis, and dedicates a good portion of brain power to dreaming up the next fictitious bad boy we’d all love to meet in real life.

Find her on Twitter or on her website.

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HeatherCRaglin said...

Sounds like a fun read. Definitely going on my TBR list.

HeatherCRaglin said...

Oh, just read the question. Mmm, no, I probably wouldn't sign up. Well... maybe.

Robin said...

Looks like a great read. And to answer the question, I wouldn't sign up for the referral based database like one Ruby set up.

Margay Leah Justice said...

After my track record, I think I just might!

Rita Meade said...

BROKEN AT LOVE was so much fun. And hell noooo I wouldn't join a referral-based database (althoughm honestly, I'd probably be interested in reading it!)

The Bookish Broad said...

I hate to admit this but when I was in college I would have totally signed up for a database like this one. Then again I was in a sorority which is pretty much the same thing, haha.

Stephanie said...

This sounds like a fun book. I'll have to check out the first as well. Really loving the NA stuff lately!

Stephanie said...

Heh. I need to learn to follow the rules. I probably would not have signed up for something like that. I love reading about casual flings, but they were never for me. (Good thing my husband and I met my freshman year and I never had to worry about it.)

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Nichole @ Sizzling Pages said...

This is going to be good!