Title: Grab Your Pole Series
Author: Jenn Cooksey
Age Group: Mature YA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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About the Books
Shark Bait: Previously homeschooled Camie Ramsey is being shoved into the shark-infested waters of public high school, where even helium filled, penguin bespeckled arm floaties likely won’t help keep her inexperienced, fifteen-year old head above water in that rip current of hormones and emotions.
Camie’s worldly wisdom might be severely lacking (i.e., the closest she’s come to being kissed was sitting too close to the TV whilst Jake Ryan leaned in to give Samantha that fateful 16th birthday kiss), but she does understand her only hope for survival is if she’s thrown some kind of “social” life preserver before she sinks like a freaking rock. However, what will her fate be when she endeavors to flag down the only lifeguard on duty, the enormously popular and ridiculously beautiful Tristan Daniels? The most sought after and virtually most unattainable guy in school who not only makes Camie’s heart flatline on a recurring basis, he’s also the one guy who seemingly doesn’t know she exists. Feeling like an inept piece of chum that could ultimately be swallowed by Jaws, can Camie get Tristan to rescue her from floundering in the treacherous deep, or is she destined to be Shark Bait?
The Other Fish in the Sea: In Shark Bait, readers everywhere met and fell in love with the new girl, Camie Ramsey, and swooned over her sure to be future husband, Tristan Daniels. Now, in the long awaited second installment of the Grab Your Pole series by Jenn Cooksey, The Other Fish in the Sea, Camie and Tristan are back, but so are their friends! So, find a breathing apparatus and shimmy into your scuba gear, because it’s finally time to dive deeper into the lives of the GYP gang, but be warned, it’s a big world out there and an even bigger ocean where danger might be lurking around the next corner and realistically, anything could happen.
Shark Out of Water: With the Amazon Bestseller Shark Bait, the first novel in the Grab Your Pole series, debut author Jenn Cooksey delivered a fun, snarky, and realistic beginning to a larger story that has found its way into the hearts of readers everywhere. Thus, many were unprepared for what was coming in the second installment of the GYP series, The Other Fish in the Sea, when Cooksey took us on a runaway roller coaster ride of emotion and solidly landed hit after hit, including a brutal sucker punch that left readers around the globe reeling. In Shark Out of Water, the highly anticipated third installment in this humorous yet honest and real coming of age story, we delve even further into the lives of the GYP gang and many questions are sure to be answered, however, are you really ready for what lies ahead in the continuation of their adventure? Well, grab your pole and let’s find out.
MY REVIEW OF SHARK BAIT:
Shark Bait had been on my TBR list for a while so I was thrilled to be able to join the blog tour for this amazing book. This book is one of the funniest, wittiest, most realistic portrayals of high school I have ever read! Jenn Cooksey has a wicked and sharp sense of humor that she puts to perfect use and I absolutely loved her use of TV, movie and music references! Being a total movie nerd, I loved the references to some of my favorite John Hughes movies.
Camie is a totally relatable teen who is the new girl in school due to the fact that she and her younger sister Jillian (a great character, by the way) were homeschooled. Camie’s inner dialogue is hilarious and I also loved the dialogue between all of the other characters in the book.
Camie’s “future husband” (only he doesn’t know it yet) Tristan is the resident hunk at school and at first seems totally unattainable. I loved the way in which their relationship developed and their scenes together are hot, sweet and funny all at the same time.
Shark Bait is not a sugary sweet teen romance book. It is sharp, wickedly funny, sarcastic and touching all at once. And Tristan? Yes, please! Smart, sexy, and yes, decent, he is totally swoon worthy and lovable. And I loved his relationship with his family! Another surprise from the author.
I read lots of different genres and I can say that this is one of my favorite mature YA books ever. I loved Jenn Cooksey’s writing style and and I am looking forward to finishing this series!
About the Author
Jenn Cooksey is a Southern California girl born and bred, however she’s no longer a resident of heaven on earth, but instead she currently resides in the 7th Ring of Hell with her husband, their three daughters, and a goodly number of pets. Aside from her husband, one cat, and three out of five fish, everyone living under the Cooksey’s roof is female. She’s sure her husband will not only be awarded sainthood when he kicks the bucket, but that Jesus will welcome him into heaven with a beer and a congratulatory high-five. Jenn is also of the belief that Bacon should be capitalized and that just being yourself is the best way to go. That is, unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman.
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~Kindle Paperwhite & $15 Amazon Gift Card
~3 ebooks-Choice of Shark Bait, The Other Fish in the Sea, or Shark Out of Water
~Print Copy (US/CA)-Choice of Shark Bait, The Other Fish in the Sea, or Shark Out of Water
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