BOOK TOUR: Review & Giveaway for STIR ME UP by Sabrina Elkins

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                                                                       Stir Me Up
                                                                  by Sabrina Elkins
                                                              Release Date: 10/01/13
                                                                    Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She'll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father's French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami's family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Julian's all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami's starting to feel. And Cami can't stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He's got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated….

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                                                                Praise for Stir Me Up

"Fun, steamy, and leaves you hungry for more. Sabrina Elkins nails the vulnerability of becoming an adult and the choices that come with growing up." —Katie McGarry, author of Dare You To

"Cami's slow burn for a wounded hero will rivet readers. I seriously loved this book." —Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret

"This book is one of my favorite young adult contemporaries. Not only does it feature a hot romance, it's also very meaningful and well, you just have to read it and see." —#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

Stir Me Up was such a fantastic surprises. I wasn't expecting the level of depth that Sabrina Elkins created in this beautiful love story between Cami and Julian. Cami had me pumping my fists in the air. I love that she was a strong, self-assured young woman who knew her own self-worth as a person and didn't take Julian's crap, and that she gave it right back to him in the most badass, womanly grace. Yeah, I loved Cami. And yes, I did love Julian even in his jerkiness, because it was just fun to watch Cami bring him back to reality—that he wasn't going to get any self-pity from her, and she wasn’t going to walk on eggshells around him. 

Cami is turning eighteen and in her senior year of high school. She’s coming into adulthood, and it's time she makes her own decisions for her life and her heart--her father, her boyfriend, college, and the ex-marine who has turned her life upside down. Oh yes, the gorgeous, sexy marine, Julian. The banter between these two is hilarious. Cami doesn't hold back her tongue with this marine, even if Julian is the guy who makes her heart swoon. 

There were two more characters in this story that I enjoyed, and that I hope Elkins will give them their HEA. Taryn, who is Cami's best friend, and Luke, the boyfriend. They are super great characters that I also fell in love with. These two deserve a story all of their own.

Stir Me Up is a fantastic, beautiful and humorous love story. And all that’s left to say is that I loved the storyline, I loved the characters, and most of all, I loved the spicy romance served up Hot in Cami and Julian's recipe for love! I highly recommend Cami and Julian's romance as one of the most heart-touching love stories that you will not want to miss.

Some of My Favorite Teaser Quotes:

You insulted my dog and boyfriend and then called me out of work without asking,"
"Interesting you put the dog before the boyfriend there."


"I'm not an invalid," he says. "I don't need crap brought to me on a fu*king---"
A muffin hits him upside the face.
"Cami!" Estella chides. 


"A hero is just an ordinary person placed in extraordinary circumstances."
"Who said that," Julian asks, looking up at me, "Emerson?"
"Actually, I think it was Spider-Man."


Julian turns to me. "This is who you're dating?"
"What's wrong with her dating me?"
"You mean other than the fact that you're a stupid, insecure suck-up?"


My Favorite Swoon:

I bury my head against him.
"Don't be embarrassed," he says, holding me. "You can't help it if you're on the verge of going nuclear whenever I touch you. "I glance up at him--he's grinning like he just won the lottery.
"You seem so bummed about this."
"Yeah. Really hurts a guy's ego." He turns me back so I'm spooned against him, and he starts kissing me behind my ear. "I may blow the roof off the house myself."

                                                                                     5 Love Hearts!

About the Author
I am a former journalist who worked for the Los Angeles Daily Newsand other newspapers in the greater Los Angeles area. Prior to this I worked in advertising, writing ad copy for corporate travel accounts and major motion pictures. My first job out of college was as an administrative assistant to an executive chef and a food & beverage director at a Four Seasons hotel. I also spent some time working as a prep cook for Spago in Beverly Hills.

I received my Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. While in graduate school, I had the privilege of studying fiction writing under renowned author Hubert Selby, Jr., and comedy writing under famed comedian Shelley Berman. I am a past participant of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Summer Writing Workshop.

Raised in the woods of Vermont, I now live in the greater Los Angeles area with my husband and three children. STIR ME UP is my first novel.

                                   Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

                                   WIN 1 OF 3 STIR ME UP FUN FOODIE GIFT PACKS! 

Cami’s Cookbook Pack 
Le Petit Paris: French Finger Food by Nathalie Benezet
500 Soups by Susannah Blake
Godiva chocolate bar
Stir Me Up magnet   

Julian’s Late-Night Pack 
George Noory’s Late-Night Snacks by George Noory
Dinner and a Movie by Katherine Bebo
Godiva chocolate bar
Stir Me Up magnet  

Sweet Desserts Pack 
Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey by Jill O’Connor
Cutie Pies by Dani Cone
Godiva chocolate bar
Stir Me Up magnet

Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 18 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond  or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.

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