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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DON'T LOOK BACK by Jennifer L. Armentrout {Exerpt & Giveaway}

About The Book

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by: Disney Hyperion
To Be Released on: April 15th, 2014
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Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

We have an excerpt from DON'T LOOK BACK for you!  Enjoy!

Don't Look Back

Before I could even respond to that, he was gone. I twisted toward Scott. “He doesn’t like
Scott looked like he wanted to laugh again. “Yeah, he doesn’t.”
A weird, twisty feeling sprang in my chest. “Why?”
Pushing off the bed, he sighed. “You don’t like him.”
I didn’t? Did I not have taste? He was baby-making material. Then I frowned. How did I
know who was baby-making material? “I don’t get it.”
“You were kind of a bitch to him…in the last couple of years.”
The look on his face told me he was getting tired of the question Why? “Because his dad
is hired help, and you’re not a fan of the hired help. Hell, or their offspring and anyone who
associates with them.”
I dropped my hands into my lap, unsure of how to respond to that. He had to be kidding.
“We have hired help?”
Scott rolled his eyes. “Dad and Mom do, which is funny because Mom hasn’t worked a
day in her life.” When he saw my expression, he cursed. “Geez, this is like talking to a toddler.”
Anger pricked my skin, and so did hurt. “Sorry. You can go talk to Car, who apparently
doesn’t suffer from an impaired IQ.”
Regret flickered in his eyes, and he sighed again. “Look, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean that,
but, Sam, this is weird. It’s like Invasion of the Body Snatchers or something.”
It was weird. I glanced at the empty doorway, anxious and even a little afraid. I suddenly
realized I didn’t want to be left alone. “Where are you guys going?”
He glanced down at his sweats, one brow raised. “We have baseball practice.”
“Can I go?”
Surprise shone on his face. “You hate going to baseball games. The only reason you do
go is because of Del.”
“I don’t know who Del is!” My hands balled into useless fists. “I don’t know what I hate.
Or what I like. Or what I’m supposed to do or say. I don’t recognize any of this. To make things
worse, now I find out that everyone apparently hates me—including my best friend, who
disappeared at the same time I did—and I can’t even remember why.” I looked around the room,
close to tears. “And my middle name is Jo. Who gives their kid a middle name like Jo?”
Scott didn’t say anything for several seconds, and then he knelt in front of me. It was
strange looking at his face, seeing my own face—but more masculine and hard—staring back.
“Sam, it’s going to be okay.”
A tremble started in my lower lips. “Everyone keeps saying that, but what if it’s not?”
He didn’t answer.
Because it wasn’t okay—it was never going to be okay. I was stuck in this life I didn’t
remember, squeezed into the shell of this girl—this Samantha Jo Franco—and the more I learned
about her, the more I was starting to hate her.

About The Author

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
Follow Jennifer via:  Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook 

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  1. This book sounds so awesome! Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my favorite authors

  2. I want this book so badly, can't wait to read it.

  3. Looks interesting! I would like to read--I'm a Sam too!

  4. Love JLA! I can't wait to try this one out.

  5. This book looks really good-I can't wait to read it!

  6. Enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure from the blurb, but then I was glad I picked it up!

  7. I can't wait to read this book! I am SO looking forwards to it :D


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