Happy Release Day, Review & Teaser for Picturing Perfect by Melissa Brown

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I am very excited to share with you today Melissa Brown’s New Release – Available TODAY – Picturing Perfect!

Make sure to check out my Review and the Excerpt below!  

Picturing Perfect (Love of My Life)

Life may not turn out like we planned, but sometimes that’s what makes it perfect…
Hadley Foster has always been a planner. But, since the age of nineteen, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan… not at all. And the changes continue to mount when a trip to Europe with her best friend starts a domino effect in all aspects of her life. Suddenly, the future she had envisioned for herself seems unlikely to happen. It’s time to make a new plan… or accept the dominoes as they fall.
Jason Kelly has a great life. He’s a successful self-published writer who’s living his dreams. But, something is missing. Hadley Foster. Letting her slip through his fingers is one of his biggest regrets. Over time, he had to accept the idea of being without his first love as he watched her fall in love with someone else.
When circumstances bring Jason and Hadley back into one another’s lives, they’re forced to deal with their past, their present and the possibility of a future together.
**Note from the author: You do not need to read either Bouquet Toss or Champagne Toast to follow this story. It is a stand-alone book that connects to Champagne Toast. **


Brandee’s Review:

No secret here, I love Melissa Brown! “Why?” you ask…….well for the obvious reason, that she is just AWESOME and the sweetest gal around AND her stories give me the hearts, rainbows and butterflies you sometimes just need in life.  Melissa has the personality that believes in Prince Charming and Happily Ever Afters and she conveys this in her books.  It is not always the easiest road on getting there but it is always an enjoyable ride.  I have said before that Melissa’s books are the perfect chick-flick movie type of books and I stand by that feeling with Picturing Perfect….. I believe it would be a big hit in the box office.
As the author mentions, you do not need to read either Bouquet Toss or Champagne Toast to follow this story.  Picturing Perfect is a stand-alone book that connects to Champagne Toast.  I was originally introduced to Jason in a/k/a T-shirt guy in Champagne Toast, which was released earlier this year and I love that we get Jason’s story in Picturing Perfect!
Melissa has created another swoon-worthy book boyfriend in Jason….. he is the older brother of Hadley’s lifetime best friend, Auden. I loved the flashbacks in this story… Melissa flowed them into the story perfectly and really captured the feelings in the scenario of crushing on a boy at that age (especially your best friend’s older brother)!  Without giving anything away, Jason is so thoughtful, sweet and just swoon-worthy material!  There were so many times I just though awwwww.
I really liked Hadley and was rooting for her through the book….the poor girl and her struggles…I really hope she gets her Happy Ever After!  I have said before, but for those of you that love sitting down and watching/reading a good “chick flick” this is the perfect book for you.
I loved reading this story and would love to hear what you thought too!

 *** TEASER ***

I had a plan.
I knew exactly how my future would be. I wanted to marry my boyfriend Tucker, to have a nice long engagement as we planned the perfect wedding ceremony. My father would walk me down the aisle as my white dress dragged gently against the tile of our church floor, knocking the pews like a silent bell as I strolled down the aisle. I wanted to work as a teacher until I achieved tenure. Then, after all of those things had taken place, we would make the decision to start a family. We’d have two little girls who each had my blond hair and blue eyes. They’d be two years apart and the best of friends. And as for me…I would be prepared, stable, focused and ready. And happy…I would be happy.
I would not be twenty-two years old, terribly unhappy, unsettled, unmarried. And I certainly would not be standing in the bathroom of my employer, (which, by the way, was not even a school) peeing on a stick in front of my co-worker.
“It’s going to be okay, Hadley,” Ellie said as we stood near the sink waiting for the three minutes to go by. Three minutes of watching my plans bounce around the walls, threatening to leap out the window. Three minutes of feeling my heart pound furiously in my chest, dreading the outcome of the test.
“What if it’s not?” I asked her, my eyes red and puffy. Ellie scrunched up her lips. That’s what she did when she was hesitant. She had no idea what to say to me.
I’ve always been really observant and perceptive when it comes to people’s body language. They barely needed to say anything for me to know exactly what they were thinking. I was dreading Tucker’s reaction to learning he’d be a father in nine short months, rather than the five to eight years we had discussed. He wasn’t ready for this. I wasn’t either. And we…well, we were barely hanging on as it was.
“It’s been three minutes,” Ellie said, with hesitation in her voice. “Do you want me to look?”
I didn’t answer her right away. My pulse raced. Sweat poured out and my hands shook as I gripped the sides of the pedestal sink.
“Hadley,” Ellie whispered as she stroked my shoulder with her fingertips.
“Yes, please,” I said, taking a deep breath in and out. “I can’t look.”
I closed my eyes, waiting to hear the news. I heard Ellie pick up the small plastic stick from the ledge below the mirror. She sighed loudly before speaking, and just with that sigh, I knew my world had changed. Completely.

Now on Sale for $.99 each – Bouquet Toss & Champagne Toast

About Melissa Brown:
Melissa Brown is a hopeless romantic living in the Chicagoland area with her husband and their two children.  Aside from writing, she enjoys reading and baking. She also has a slight obsession with actor Henry Cavill and the TV show New Girl.  This is her second novel.
Email: AuthorMelissaBrown@yahoo.com
Twitter: @LissaLou77
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