Monday, May 12, 2014

"Only With You" by Cecilia Gray

Only With You
(The Jane Austen Academy Book 5)
by Cecilia Gray

Only With You is the fifth book in The Jane Austen Academy series, featuring modern retellings of Jane Austen classics set at a beachside California boarding school. Don't miss the rest of the series, where sassy girls, hot guys and Jane Austen collide! Also available: Fall For You (FREE), So Into You, When I'm With You, and Suddenly You. Coming soon: Always You.

Only With You is currently on tour with Xpresso Book Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is hot guys to flirt with. But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And it’s about to turn the Academy - and the lives of its students - totally upside down…
Dive into the fabulous, fun lives of six Academy girls as their friendships are tested, torn and ultimately triumph…
In this modern retelling of Jane Austen's Emma, Emma has it all – looks, money, and luck. It’s not like she keeps it all to herself – she’s totally committed to helping those less fortunate. AKA, everyone. She invites her heartbroken friend to help with a weekend charity event with an eye to matchmake, but when that friend turns her eye toward the guy Emma wants for herself, how will she choose between friendship and her own feelings?

Series Trailer

Emma threw open the front doors to the circular driveway, which - perfect timing - Knight was rounding. The Corvette swung out parallel to her and stopped hard. Knight threw open his door and leaped out.
Knight's gray T-shirt was rumpled, as if her text had found him sleeping. Likely, given his aggressive napping schedule. He must have pulled on the first pair of dark jeans he could scrounge up from the foot of his bed. The sleeves of his brown leather jacket were pushed up to his forearms, and one of the shoelaces of his Converse was untied and flopped to the ground. His brown hair stuck up at odd angles, skyward and sideways. He must have fallen asleep with gel in again. (Knight wasn't one for Emma's strict grooming rituals.) While she should have frowned in disappointment at his haphazard appearance, she found herself smacking her lips with approval.
He did manage to make disheveled look adorable.
Knight's warm, coffee-colored eyes wildly roved her body from head to toe and back. "Oh god. You look okay." His right arm latched around her neck. He pulled her against his side and laid a quick kiss on the top of her head. "You are okay, right?"
"Of course I am." With a grunt, she disentangled herself from his arms.
"What is it then? Don't say your mom."
"Why would I say your mom?"
"Emma." He let out an exasperated sigh. "So…everything's okay?"
"Better than okay. Dazzling! Don't worry about your lack of luggage. I'll have some clothes brought to the house. But first we must go for a ride." She walked around to the passenger side of his Corvette and opened the door. She noted that he wasn't moving and waved her hands for him get in.
Knight's brow crinkled, and he heaved out a breath that ruffled his bangs. He ran a hand through his hair, which made the dark strands puff up even more, and then pulled his phone out of his back pocket. Reading the screen, he said, "9-1-1. I need you now." He held the phone out over the hood of his car for her to read. "Is this how your phone autocorrects, I'm doing nothing important, swing by whenever?"
"Everything I do is important." Emma crooked her finger. "Let's go."

Praise for the Series
"A What’s Hot Pick" ~ RT Book Reviews
"A unique twist on a classic… A compelling mix of action, drama and love." ~ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Engaging characters, a gentle romance, budding friendships, and a payoff that is incredibly rewarding." ~ Indie Jane
"Another awesome Austen innovation!" ~ Cheryl Beck, Educator
"An incredibly charming novel - a heroine worth cheering for!" ~ Growing Up YA
"An instant favorite!" ~ Electively Paige Reviews
"Whether you’re a romantic or a Jane Austen fan, you can’t help falling for this book." ~ EZ Read
"I can visualize a cult following. Bravo!" ~ Reader’s Favorite
"Its own story cleverly woven within the classic." ~ Book Haven Extraordinaire
"Gray's characters are so full of life, hope and dreams, it's a pleasure to read about them." ~ Schenni's Book Nook
"You should read this book if you like sweet romances and great friendships that are strong enough to last through anything." ~ Wonderous Reviews

About the Author
Cecilia Gray lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she reads, writes and breaks for food. She also pens her biographies in the third person. Like this. As if to trick you into thinking someone else wrote it because she is important. Alas, this is not the case.
She’s rather enamored of being contacted by readers and hopes you’ll oblige.

Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or iTunes gift card a print book giveaway of the author's choice to the winner based on her perusal of their Goodreads shelf (because just like her heroine, Emma, Cecilia thinks she knows what's best for everyone).