You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross & Mark Perini #BlogTour #Review

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 YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE by Julie Cross & Mark Perini
Releasing August 2nd, 2016 from Sourcebooks Fire
Bestselling author Julie Cross teams up with international
model Mark Perini to create You Before Anyone Else, a poignant and authentic contemporary YA novel and companion to Halfway Perfect.
The supportive friend, the reliable daughter, the doting big sister: Finley is used to being the glue that holds everyone together. But while her sweet demeanor makes her the perfect confidant, her wholesome look isn’t landing her the high-paying modeling jobs, which are what Finley needs if she is going to reopen her mother’s dance studio.
Enter Eddie. He’s intense and driven, not to mention the life of every party, and he completely charms Finley. The last thing she wants is another commitment to stand in the way of her dreams, but when she’s
with Eddie, their chemistry takes over and she can let go of her responsibilities and just be. After all, what’s so wrong about putting herself first once in a while?
Except Eddie is hiding a secret. A big secret. And when it surfaces, he and Finley are going to have to choose between their lovefor each other and everything else… 
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 Julie Cross and Mark Perini, along with Tasty Book Tours, are celebrating
those who have taken the steps in Breaking the Mold on society’s expectations, like Finley, the heroine from YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE!  We are looking for anyone who would like to share their story and be entered to win a 2017 Erin Condren Life Planner!
Head over to and leave a comment with your story.  Feel free to share picture of your journey and use #breakingthemold at the end of your comment!
Entries must be in by 11:59pm, Aug 15th, 2016.  No purchase
necessary to enter.  If under 12 years old, you must have approval by a guardian to enter.   

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Finley is a model who wants to become edgier. She needs money to reopen her mom’s dance studio which is her true passion. She meets Eddie, a fellow model, and one thing lead to another. They have a one night stand. Their relationship is good for Finley. She can be herself around him without having to worry. There’s just one thing… Eddie has a huge secret. Can their relationship withstand that?
I loved this story up until the last part. The development of the relationship between Finley and Eddie was so sweet and is the reason I love the young adult genre. However, when Eddie’s big secret is revealed, I just couldn’t handle that part of the story. It’s nothing that would bother most people. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. Overall the book was phenomenal. The character development was spot on and I enjoyed getting the story from both Finley and Eddie’s point of view. I would still recommend reading this if you like young adult.
Rating: 4 stars
Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today  bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin’s Press).She’s also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a
former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA.

She’s a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the
young adult and new adult genres.

Outside of her reading and writing credibility’s, Julie Cross is a
committed–but not talented–long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict.

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Mark Perini is a New York City based author debuting his first YA novel, Halfway Perfect. Additionally, Mark is a featured author in the NA anthology, Fifty First Times.
Mark began his career as an international fashion model when he was 18 years old, while simultaneously obtaining a business degree from Seton Hall University. He has a passion for traveling the world, and he’s made a blood pact with friends to see all seven ancient wonders of the world before he’s thirty. Four down three to go.
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  • Lisa Filipe

    Thank you so much for sharing your review!