Friday, April 15, 2016

#BlogTour stop: No Love Allowed by @KateEvangelista with excverpt @SwoonReads #NoLoveAllowed #XpressoBookTours

No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: April 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult


It’s all fun and parties until someone falls in love in this modern fairy tale from author Kate Evangelista.
Caleb desperately needs a fake girlfriend. Either he attends a series of parties for his father’s law firm with a pretty girl on his arm, or he gets shipped off to Yale to start a future he’s not ready for and isn’t sure he wants. And sadly, the last unattached girl in his social circle has just made the grievous mistake of falling in love with him. 

Fortunately, Didi, recently fired waitress and aspiring painter, is open to new experiences. As the summer ticks by in a whirl of lavish parties, there’s only one rule: They must not fall in love!



“I hate to say this—”

“Then don’t,” he interrupted Nathan.

But it was useless because his cousin said anyway, “You are so screwed.”

“Hire someone?” Preston mumbled. He had a faraway look on his face.

“Excuse me?” he asked.

“If you want to avoid a repeat of what happened with Amber and the biddies setting you up with their granddaughters, hire someone to be your girlfriend for the summer.”

Nathan threw his head back and howled. He laughed so hard that he hugged himself as if he needed to keep himself from bursting.

Shaking his head, dismay clear in his expression, Preston grabbed Nathan’s arm to keep the other guy from falling off the bench.

Caleb rubbed his chin “A fake girlfriend.” He liked the idea.

“And…” Nathan sucked in a deep breath, stray chuckles still escaping, “Since you’ve already cultivated your manwhore image, no one will think twice about you bringing someone new to the parties.”

“Gee, thanks.” Caleb scowled.

“Happy to help.”

“The question is, who?” Preston asked, bringing them back to what they had already discussed earlier.

“I can’t think of anyone else.” His hope deflated like a balloon with a small hole. “Maybe Tash knows someone?”

Nathan pursed his lips. “You’ve already dated all her friends.”

“And her friends’ friends,” Preston added.

“I think I liked it better when you were quiet.” He combed his fingers through his hair. He had done it so much today that he was afraid he would grow bald if they didn’t find a solution soon.

Ignoring the jab, Preston asked no one in particular, “Who do we know that’s outside our usual crowd?”

“You want Caleb to contract this out?”

The best friends argued the merits of fishing out of their pond when the image of the girl with startling brown eyes came to mind. Caleb leaned forward, resting his arms on his knees and clasping his hands together. It was a stretch. Besides knowing her name, she was a complete stranger to him. Would she even do it? Who would even say yes to attending stuffy parties all summer pretending to be his girlfriend? But she was the only one he knew on the outside...

“I know that look,” Nathan said.

“I think I know someone.” He bit down on the tips of his thumbs. She did jump off Coward’s Cliff. Maybe she was impulsive enough to agree. But his father did say he needed to stay on his best behavior. If she was the reckless type, it could become a problem, especially considering the social circles he moved in. “I’m not sure.”

“Come on.” The whine in his cousin’s tone made him look up. “We can’t help you if you don’t share what you’re thinking.”

Ah, screw it! If he was to survive, he had to do something. “How well do you know the manager at the Club?”

About the author
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University – Manila with an Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full time and is based in the Philippines. To learn more about Kate, please visit her website or follow her on Twitter @KateEvangelista

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