Friday, November 11, 2016

Book Blitz: Groupie by M.E. Carter

Title: Groupie
Series: Juked #2
Author: M.E. Carter
Release Date: Nov 4, 2016
a person, especially a young woman, who regularly follows a celebrity in the hope of meeting or getting to know them.
See example Tiffany Wendel:
Whore.  Slut.  Cleat Chaser.  I’m used to the names so they don’t bother me.  These are my boys.  My friends.  So what if I like to have dirty sex with them? My body is no one’s business but mine.
Why is Rowen Flanigan making me re-think how I live my life?  Making me question my choices?  He’s only a rookie.
a member of an athletic team in his first full season in that sport.
See example Rowen Flanigan:
Player.  Son of a legend.  Rookie.
Sure, I’d heard the stories of the groupies before.  Who hasn’t?  I’ve just been more sheltered than my teammates.  So what?  I didn’t expect her to be smart. Witty. Kind.  She brings me to my knees in every way – except one. 
That part?  I’m saving until the time is right.
So how in the hell did I end up falling for a Groupie like Tiffany?  And how in the hell is this going to work when everyone at my job has had a piece of the one thing I haven’t?


First I have to say that there are not many books that feature a female character who's so free with her sexuality. A woman who owns it so wholeheartedly.  I loved that about this book, because it was different.  But make no mistake, Tiffany was so much more than that. 

Rowen is shocked upon seeing the goings on at his teams party, having led a more sheltered existence with previous teams and coaches who liked to keep things clean and free of drama, he's not used to the partying or what takes place at said parties.  He's torn between disgust at what he sees going on and a desire to know more about a certain groupie.  I loved his internal struggle as he worked through his feelings about the situation. How he grasped knowing that he wanted more for Tiffany, but also coming to believe it had to be her choice.  He was a great hero, thoughtful, sweet, kind, disappointed when he saw what he believed to be wrongs, but also understanding.  

Tiffany was a fun character, because she was so free with herself, and I don't mean that in a bad way. She liked sex and she wasn't afraid to admit that, she wasn't ashamed of herself and though sometimes it did hurt her, she tried not to let what others thought get to her.  So when the rookie starts treating her with more respect and telling her she deserves better, it sort of stuns her, she doesn't grasp what she's feeling with his words and his thoughts. 

Groupie was such a different read than the typical sports romance. I loved the characters and their interactions. I loved watching them both evolve their thoughts and feeligns from the start of the book to the end.  I felt sucked into their world and found a connection with both Rowen and Tiffany for different reasons.  I needed to see how things would go, I wanted to believe in good things for both of them, but I also anticipated drama.  I was not let down, this book had it all, a different twist on the rookie love story, a female character that owned herself even while not fully grasping the full reality of situations around her, and a man who wanted to be his genuine true self, but also wanted to help the woman he wanted see that she could have a different life if she wanted to.  

I loved how M.E. Carter handled this storyline, there were serious things that she met head on and wrote beautifully handled.  I loved that this wasn't a typical story, but yet was realistic and confronted different stigmas most wouldn't dare.  

My name is ME Carter and I have no idea how I ended writing books. I'm more of a story teller (the more exaggerated the better) and I happen to know people who helped me get those stories on paper.

I love reading (read almost 300 books last year), hate working out (but I do it anyway because my trainer makes me), love food (but hate what it does to my butt) and love traveling to non-touristy places most people never see.

I live in Houston with my four kids, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who was just a twinkle in my eye when I came up with my pen name. Yeah, I'll probably have to pay for his therapy someday for being left out.

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