Thursday, 10 September 2015

Falling for Shakespeare Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Title: Fallling for Shakespeare
Author: Erin Butler
Release Date: September 8, 2015
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Review Copy: From publisher in exchange of honest review
Katie thought she knew where her life was going. She was dating the captain of the football team, had a BFF for life, and everyone at school wanted to be her. But then her pregnant teen sister’s pregnancy changes all that. Everyone dumps her, including her friends and boyfriend.

Hey, Katie, welcome to life at the bottom of the high school food chain. This is how the other half lives.

Then there’s Nick. He’s a straight-A student and self-professed geek who’s had a thing for her since middle school. He needs a date for the winter formal, and Katie needs something to keep her busy. Nick’s plight becomes her personal pet project. She will help him get over his insecurities and get a date. Besides, she was popular once. She knows how to get dates.

But Nick has other plans. He’s going to use these “dating” lessons as a way to win Katie’s heart.
Normally, I try to write long complicated reviews for books when reviewing them for blog tours. However, I feel that this book doesn't need it, for when it comes down to the basics, it is a love story.

Falling for Shakespeare is one for every romance reader at heart. You have high school friends; one who realizes that they like the other person, the other not realizing it. But you read as the painful friends try to figure out this water. Then there's also the very accurate setting of high school. Both Nic and Katie are considered the bottom feeders of the school; though Katie wasn't always in that position. Katie was the mean girl, top of the chain in the popularity pool, until her sisters pregnancy throws that down the drain.

Erin's writing is true to a high school students voice, which I felt added a realness to the story. She also writes her characters as though they're standing right beside you. You feel like you'd know their favorite color, whether they're a dog or cat person, and what type of music they listen to just by looking at them.

Reading about Katie and Nic's adventure for getting Nic a date was painful. Mostly because the whole time I just wanted to yell at them and make them kiss. But at the same time, i loved that aspect because that's what humans do. We don't dare take risks when it comes to our hearts.

Love, Shakespeare and high school all make this love story for a great afternoon sitting by the fire with a coffee or hot chocolate in hand.

About the Author
Erin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she loves to read. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially fangirls over a sigh-worthy romance.

She lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson, and doggie BFF, Maxie. Preferring to spend her time indoors reading or writing, she’ll only willingly go outside for chocolate and sunshine—in that order.

Erin is the author of BLOOD HEX, a YA paranormal novel, and the forthcoming contemporary romance titles, HOW WE LIVED and FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION. You can visit her online at

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