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Blog Tour + Stop: Review-How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo

Hi guys! Instead of another day of Bookish News, I’m here to kick off the blog tour of How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo which is due out August 2nd. All week our blog and others will be celebrating the release of this adorable read.

About Karole Cozzo

THE BASICS:

Karole lives outside of Philadephia, PA with her loving husband, eternally exuberant little girl, and perpetually pleasant little boy.  Hobbies include nursing a persistent Starbucks addition, eating way too much candy, emptying her wallet at Target, spending time with her family, decorating her home, and completing any other crafty project she can think of.  Karole has degrees in School Psychology, women’s studies, and biology but has never taken a formal creative writing course, although she’d really like to one day.

FAST AND FUN FACTS ABOUT KAROLE:

  1. “Cozzo” is a pseudonym, one that pays tribute to Karole’s patriarchal surname.
  2. Karole is a left-handed Scorpio, who admittedly possesses qualities of a left-handed Scorpio, good and bad.
  3. One time Karole got proposed to by someone dressed up as Peter Pan. She said yes. She’s been married to Peter Pan for coming up on seven years.
  4. Karole’s favorite contemporary literary couple is Amy and Poe.  Snark and swoon!
  5. Karole’s father is still her hero.
  6. She considers the steady disappearance of book stores a national tragedy.
  7. As a full-time working mom with two small kids, Karole’s life philosophy is as follows –>

You can reach out to her through these:

Twitter/Instagram/Goodreads/Facebook/Website

 

Here’s what the book is about:

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After a cyber bullying incident turns her life upside down, a handsome wheelchair rugby player shows a former mean girl that everyone deserves a second chance.

The party was at her house. The photos were posted to her Facebook account. That’s all the evidence anyone needed to condemn Nikki Baylor for a cyberbullying incident that humiliated a classmate and nearly resulted in the girl’s suicide. Now Nikki’s been expelled from her old school, her friends have abandoned her, and even her own parents can’t look her in the eye. With her plans for the future all but destroyed, Nikki resigns herself to being the girl everyone hates – almost as much as she hates herself. But then Nikki meets Pax, a spirited wheelchair rugby player who knows what it’s like when one mistake completely shatters your life. Refusing to judge her because of her past, he shows her that everyone deserves a second chance… and everyone deserves to be loved.

Publisher: SwoonReads

Publish date: August 2, 2016

Page #: 272

Edition: Paperback, USA

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What a cute, quick read! I read this on the way to Brown so I’d be prepared for the tour.

There were so many elements in this book – grief, remorse, finding yourself again. I really liked how Nikki’s character turned out. There are many times in books that I find myself hating the main character during snippets of the book, but I really like her the entire time. I found her struggle with reconciling her new self with the old to speak volumes of the person she would become in the end of the story.

Pax is a sweet guy. He struggles with many things he isn’t used to struggling with, and adjusting is something that both he and Nikki deal with. He serves as a good contrast for Nikki especially. If something like what happened to him happened to me I can only hope I would be as well-adjusted as he is.

The scenes with Nikki’s old friends were interesting. I liked how they added depth and dynamic to the story. I think Nikki handled them well, especially after what happened. I felt so proud of her when she confronted them.

There’s a part that involves the girl who was the bullying victim and I could not love this scene more. It doesn’t go the cliche way and I was very pleased with that.

This is definitely a good beach read!

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Here’s the rest of the tour dates, and you should definitely see what others have in store for this cute read!

July 25th
Margie’s Must Reads >> Excerpt
Books Direct  >> Review
Bookish Escapes >> Review
The Mind of a Book Dragon >> Review
Book Reviews & More by Kathy >> Review

July 26th
The Cover Contessa >> Interview
Betwixt the Pages >> Review
Novels and Necklaces >> Review
Daydreaming Books  >> Review

July 27th
Kindle and Me >> Review
My Book Addiction >> Review
Hello Beautiful Book Blog >> Guest post
Between Books >> Review
Feed Your Fiction Addiction >> Review

July 28th
Smada’s Book Smack >> Review
Rhea’s Neon Journal >> Review
Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! >> Excerpt
BooksChatter >> Interview
Here’s to Happy Endings >> Review

July 29th
Quite The Novel Idea >> Review
Dani Reviews Things >> Guest post
Ceres Books World >> Review
Adventures in Writing >> Review

There is also a tour-wide giveaway. Click this link to access the Rafflecopter. The prize is a copy of How to Keep Rolling After a Fall and the giveaway ends on August 4th. Open to US and Canadian residents only.

I had so much participating in this tour! I hope you take a minute to check out this cute book:)

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

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