Saturday, November 30, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of Second to No One by Natalie Palmer

Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer
Release Date(Paperback): 2010
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Paperback: 237 pages
“Even my most humiliating moments seemed funny somehow when I told them to Jess.”

Gemma Mitchell is a normal girl who somehow gets herself into abnormally embarrassing circumstances. And while she thinks she's the biggest loser in school because of them, there are a few people in her life who would disagree. One of those people is her best friend, Jess Tyler, who is opposite to her in every way. 

He's popular, good looking, athletic, and intelligent, and he can't get enough of Gemma. But while Gemma is dealing with problems like wrong locker combinations and Valentine's Day dances, Jess is living in a world of serious issues that are foreign to Gemma, until she realizes that he's holding on to her for dear life.

Humorous and true to life, Second Kiss is an entertaining saga about a boy and girl who find that their lives have a lot more meaning once they have shared them with each other.

Where to purchase Second Kiss

Second to No One by Natalie Palmer
Release Date(Paperback): November 19th  2013
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Paperback: 253 pages
“Things change. People change. Jess and I weren’t above it.”

Gemma’s first year of high school isn’t starting out the way she hoped. Jess is back from California and before she can memorize her class schedule their summer romance comes to a screeching halt. To add to her misery the gorgeous new girl in school also has eyes for Jess and despite Gemma’s unfailing attempts to win him back she keeps finding herself alone. 

But when a late night car crash lands her a three month grounding and twenty hours of community service she discovers that there’s more to life than just romance and boyfriends. 

Unpredictable and heart wrenching, Second to No One is the perfect continuation to the magical beginning of the Gemma and Jess romance.

Second To No One is the sequel to Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer which I've read last year so I had to adjust first because I don't remember some of the things in the first book. But after a few pages I get to welcome Gemma's story again and I can say that it was a perfect sequel.

The plot is perfectly built with just a right amount of romance, a tear-jerker moment--yes there is one and I cried-- and an ending that will leave you wanting for the next book--and when I say want it means with a lot of WHAT?! and WHY DOES IT HAVE TO END?! *insert crying face* moment, which means there will be a third book and we get to see more of Jess and Gemma! Yay! I can really say that this book change what I've viewed on this series, there were no dull moments and will hooked you until the end.

There's also the characters. I like how Gemma grown into a woman, she get to stand on her own feet and fixed her relationship with her family and friends. The new characters Lauren, Tag and the old ones Drew and Trace also was a big part to make the whole story more interesting. The romance between Jess and Gemma that I'm hoping I will get after the ending in the first book didn't happen in this because of a little misunderstanding BUT this actually didn't bother me at all while reading the book. I think this just gives me more reason to wait for the third book.

To sum it up... I. LOVE. THE. BOOK. and to all the readers/bloggers out there who don't know who's Natalie Palmer or her books well what are you waiting for you lazy one, get moving and read this! ^_^


Where to purchase Second to No One (autographed copies available here) (kindle version also available here)

 Author Bio
I am a writer. But more importantly, I'm a mom, which is the best thing I could have ever hoped for in my life. I have three kids who amaze me every day with their little quips of humor and intelligence.  I can't really applaud myself for how great they are, though, since I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing when it comes to mothering children.  But the fact that they're turning out so awesome and I'm the one that hangs out with them all day makes me feel pretty good about myself. 

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where I was spoiled to have the huge Wasatch Mountains in my backyard.  I graduated from the University of Utah with a major in English Literature but that's boring.  The exciting part was when I met and fell in love with the boy of my dreams. He wasn’t my first or second kiss but he was by far my favorite and it didn't take us long to figure out that life could never be as good apart as it was together. So we got married and have been living happily ever after ever since. 

When I’m not attending to my homemaking and writing duties I love to exercise because it’s the only time that I have an excuse to listen to my music uninterrupted and as loud as I want.  I love all different genres of music but I run extra fast when I hear Dashboard Confessionals, Cold Play or Owl City on my iPod.  Besides music I love anything that has to do with water including but not limited to drinking it, skiing on it (in liquid or powder form), basking in the sun while boating on it and (these days) lazily dreaming while my kids play in it for hours on end. 

So there you have it. I'm a wife, mother, writer and iPod blasting mermaid.  While my husband works his brains out I take care of our kids and conjure up storylines and characters and romantic turns of events.  And someday, if we're lucky, we'll be as happy as we are now.
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