Hello fellow readers! Today I have the great pleasure of revealing the cover of author Misty Provencher's latest Hale Maree. Guys, I'm VERY excited to be a part of this cover reveal and upcoming book tour because I have really enjoyed Misty's previous works, Cornerstone and Keystone (click the titles to read my reviews.)
And you know what is even cooler? Hale Maree is a New Adult read, SQUEE! I love, love, love this genre that falls between YA and Adult, and centers around the post high school period of a young adult's life. It is definitely one of my favorite genres and has great crossover appeal for both readers of YA and Adult fiction.
So, without further ado, here's a look at Hale Maree!
Hale Simmons dreams of climbing out of her impoverished life, going to college, and
getting herself a titanium crash helmet, so she can eventually bust through the Plexiglas ceiling of her crappy life. But for now, she’s just a 17-year-old girl with a flimsy hope, barely getting by with her alcoholic father, Jerry.
But for Hale, ‘crappy’ suddenly takes a nosedive, when Jerry becomes the sole witness to a horrible accident. It is an event which means to affect everyone, especially Hale, who wasn’t even involved.
While the depth of the accident has just begun to unfold, Otto Maree, a prominent business man and old family friend, stands to lose everything because of it. Otto is desperate for Hale’s father to stay quiet about what occurred the night the two men met for a drink. Out of mutual moments of desperation, the two fathers forge a deal. Jerry is desperate to gain financial stability for both himself and Hale, and Otto Maree is more than willing to pay to keep his secret just that.
But deals like this need to be made of the strongest vows and bound with the most faithful of loyalties. Otto proposes a marriage between Hale and his playboy-son, Oscar, in order to assure that the secret remains ‘in the family’. The mystery surrounding the accident continues to grow and Hale struggles against her own mysterious feelings that begin to develop for Oscar, who turns out to less of a playboy, but just as fiercely loyal and dedicated as his father.
As the pressures around her continue to escalate, Hale realizes that she’s got to decide if this arranged marriage is really just a big mistake or an amazing twist of fate, that has been waiting around for this particular accident to happen.
Hale Maree is available November 19th!