Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cover Reveal: Full Steam Ahead by Valerie Chase @XpressoReads

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Full Steam Ahead by Valerie Chase
Publication date: January 7th, 2014
Genre: New Adult / Contemporary
Cover Design by: Valerie Chase

Seven days aboard a luxury cruise.
The perfect getaway from it all.
At least, that's what Georgia Cantwell is hoping for.

Georgia wishes she could erase the nightmare that has consumed her life for the last six months--but she can't. With her inbox filling with menacing emails and with a terrible secret chewing at her nerves, she just needs to get through her sorority's winter break cruise without anyone realizing how wrecked she is. What she doesn't need is Jace McLaren, a green-eyed womanizer, seeing through her tacked-on smile when no one else seems to notice.

Growing up with a father in jail and a barely-there mom, Jace knows from experience that if you're going through hell, there's no way out but through. He has always steered away from girls like Georgia with her snooty glances and ice-queen attitude, but she's in real trouble, and despite himself he pushes past her walls.

As much as Georgia tries to ignore it, Jace won't let her pretend with him. But she can't risk telling him what she did two years ago. Her secret would ruin his trust, her family, her future--everything.

But out on the open ocean, there's nowhere to hide. And when Georgia's secrets come tumbling out, it might take more than Jace to save her. 

Normally, covers designed by the author are... less spectacular than if produced by a professional. This cover, is a special case. The colors work, the cover models are attractive, and the title font is definitely a better fit than some other covers I have seen in my lifetime. The synopsis makes for a fun and light read. Granted, there is to be a bit of drama with the romance (wouldn't work otherwise) which will carry the story well. I think it'd be a fun beach read for the summer.

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