Saturday, May 18, 2013

Rock and a Hard Place by Angie Stanton Anniversary Tour and Giveaway

Title:Rock and a Hard Place
Author: Angie Stanton
Release date:May 3, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Event organized by:AToMR Tours

Book Description:
One day while watching the Interstate exit for her dad's long awaited return, Libby's life is rocked when Peter Jamieson steps off his tour bus and into her life. After a couple chance meetings with Peter, Libby breaks away from her perfect behavior and her life changes course.

Peter longs for normalcy away from the screaming fans who know nothing about the real him. He is amazed to discover Libby has never heard of him or his band. Soon their friendship turns to love. While Peter battles his family's growing interference so he can spend time with Libby, she struggles with her eccentric aunt who turns more bizarre each day.

Their lives are torn apart when Peter's family intrudes and Libby disappears. Peter's desperate search for her comes up empty. Can they find their way back to each other while the world plots against them?

 Peter never understood before this moment what loss meant. Here, in his arms, was a fragile, quivering girl who’d lost everything in her world. She put on such a strong act, pretending her life was normal, when it was everything but.

Jenn's Review
I read this story for the first time last year. Read it again and loved it even more the second time. This wonderful story broke my heart, made me cry then gave me hope with some rock and roll on the side.

Libby is a loner. She lives with the town’s crazy person and has no one else to care for her. Peter is in a popular band and never has a minute to himself. They meet for the first time when Peter’s family stops to eat lunch at a nature preserve, on their way to the next tour stop. He made her stomach flutter and she couldn’t even find the words to say when he asked her a question. She had no idea who this guy was. She doesn’t watch TV nor a radio, why would she? And for the first time in his life, Peter can actually be himself. The encounter ends all too quickly and they plan to meet there again. She’s pretty sure she’ll never see him again. He’s pretty sure their next encounter won’t get here fast enough.

Over time, they continue talking and seeing each other and easily fall in love. Peter wants to rescue Libby from the hell in which she lives. But before that can happen, his family gets involved and does something cruel. Peter has no idea what is going on and can’t get a hold of Libby. She is left heartbroken and very confused. Soon the life around Libby worsens and she is taken away from her home and any chance Peter has of finding her again. Libby is gone, in the wind. Peter is furious and depressed. He was all she had and now she has nothing.

Many months pass and Libby has found a home in Georgia. She has a place to sleep, work and clothes to wear. In the meantime, Peter is trying to come up with a way to find her. Peter’s family is now doing everything in their power to help. And, the plan they come up with is awesome and beautiful. But how will Libby find out that they are even searching for her?

I loved this story so much! I felt the pain of loss and the joy of love with this young couple. I recommend this story if you are looking for a great, quick read. Join in on their adventure and enjoy the story of Libby and Peter.

 About the author
Angie Stanton never planned on writing books, she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in a rural setting with her brothers' 4-H pigs as pets, dance didn't work out. Instead she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head she began to write them down and the rest is history.

She loves dipping french fries in chocolate shakes, all natural disaster movies and Broadway Musicals. When not writing, Angie is concocting ways to make more dreams come true, whether it be tickets to a Broadway show or convincing her family they should rent an RV and travel the country. She's still working on that one.
Angie is a proud double finalist of the 2011 National Readers Choice Awards for Love 'em or Leave 'em, as well as a finalist for the Golden Quill Awards.

For regular updates, like Angie at www.facebook.com/AngieStantonAuthor


  1. Thanks for having a giveaway!!

  2. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I can't leave a review because I haven't read it yet but it is added to my TBR! It sounds like such a great read!! CANNOT wait to read it :) Thanks for.the giveaway!!