Wednesday, 8 November 2017

AnguiSH by Lila Felix + Giveaway + Excerpt

AnguiSH by Lila Felix
Published in America by Clean Teen Publishing on the 6th November 2017. (Paperback publication due on the 26th February 2018.)

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The help-wanted ad on the bulletin board at Ashland’s college was simple enough: mother seeks live-in maid for son. But it turns out Breaker James is a mess in more ways than one. He’s confined to a prison of his own making, crippled by his fear of people and any social interaction whatsoever. Every vibe he’s giving off is begging Ashland to stay away, yet she finds herself strangely drawn to him. Can she coax him out of his darkness and help him overcome the deep trauma of his past to reclaim a normal life?

A contemporary romance perfect for fans of Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall and JoJo Moyes’ Me Before You, AnguiSH delves deep into complex human emotions and the struggle to move forward from devastating past events.


"He looked around the room once and then pegged me in a dead stare. “Did he tell you how beautiful you look tonight? Did he tell you that this red—” he worked a piece of my shirt between his thumb and his finger, “—really sets off your eyes? Did he hold your hand? Did he bring you to the door and make you wish you were the kind of girl that would invite him in?”
I swallowed and looked back at his fingers still on my shirt. “No.”
“No to which question?” He moved his hand to my hair and twirled a strand around his finger.
“No to all of them.” I was almost ashamed of my answer. It wasn’t my fault, but I didn’t like admitting it.
“What a shame.”"

* * * * *

"She moved over on the bed, giving me room to get in next to her. I got in. “I’m afraid I’m… God, this is hard to admit.”
Her hand glided down my jaw. “Tell me.”
“I tried—I tried to go out the other day, just for a walk or something. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t make it past the damned threshold of the door.”
Her face was pure disappointment, and I knew mine mirrored it. Admitting it to her, I felt like a shadow of a man.
“But you tried, right? That has to count. I mean, you go out with me all the time.” Her voice faltered at the end of the sentence.
“I did try. But I couldn’t go through with it.”
She scooted closer to me and put one hand on my face while she buried her own in the hollow of my neck. “Can you just hold me and forget that there’s something we can’t do? I’d like to hang on to the notion that you can do anything—just for the night.”"

Meet the author:
Lila Felix is full of antics and stories. She refused to go to Kindergarten after the teacher made her take a nap on the first day of school. She staged her first protest in middle school. She almost flunked out of her first semester at Pepperdine University because she was enthralled with their library and frequently was locked in. Now her husband and three children have to put up with her rebel nature in Louisiana where her days are filled with cypress trees, crawfish, and of course her books and writing. She writes about the ordinary people who fall extraordinarily in wild, true love.

Author links:
Twitter ~ Website ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads

And now for the giveaway!
Open internationally until the 16th of November, the prize is a Clean Teen mystery box (ebooks outside the US).

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  1. The cover caught my eye but I have the admit the synopsis confuses me a little bit... I'll have to look into reviews of this one!

    1. It's an interesting take on dysfuntional mental health with the male character being so agrophobic