Monday, June 9, 2014

Lean on Me - Teaser Tuesday

How would you cope if your next-door neighbor's teenage son backed his SUV out of the driveway and ran into your daughter? This accident brings Hunter and Sandy together as Hunter tries to make amends for his son. Sandy (a widow) appreciates his help, but she has had it with men controlling her life - starting with her overbearing father and her two-timing husband, and Hunter is a take-charge kind of guy. But there's a strong attraction between them. What will it take to resolve their differences?

There's plenty of conflict in this book - internal and external - as the hero and heroine try to deal with their past experiences and find their way to HEA. Tori Scott does a great job of making both Hunter and Sandy (as well as the other characters) seem real - like people you know. I enjoyed reading this story a lot.

Teaser (from 3% on my Kindle):
She’d never forget the sounds. The squeal of tires, the thud of impact, the harsh clang of her daughter’s tricycle as it landed in the street. Melanie's scream of terror, the haunting silence that followed.

Genre: Women's Fiction
Length: 199 Pages
Amazon Link: Lean on Me
More Books by Tori: Amazon Author Page

FYI: 

Tori's novella WHAT A COWGIRL WANTS is included in a boxed set WEDDINGS ON MAIN STREET (11 books for $2.99! - link here) and will also be released independently on June 15 as part of her Lone Star Cowboys series. 
Her novel BENEATH A TEXAS STAR is a finalist in the prestigious 2014 Reward of Novel Excellence (RONE) Awards (Cops, Jocks & Cowboys category.) 

Synopsis from Goodreads:
     Sandy Morrow's four-year-old daughter is hit by an SUV as she's riding her tricycle down the sidewalk near her home. Her new next door neighbors, Hunter Thurman and his son Jason, had been arguing just before Jason jumped in the vehicle and took off without looking behind him. Now her daughter has a concussion and a broken leg, and Sandy has a sexy neighbor who will stop at nothing to make it up to her. Whether she wants him to or not.
     Hunter Thurman has a mission: to fix the mess his son has made and to fix the mess he's made of his son's life. He is determined to take care of his next door neighbor and her daughter after the accident, but Sandy is independent and determined to take care of herself, insisting she doesn't need Hunter's help.
     His son, Jason, bridges the gap, opening up to Sandy in a way he never has to his father, revealing things Hunter wishes his son had told him instead.



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

50 comments:

Tori Scott said...

Thank you so much for featuring Lean on Me, Sandy. It was my first book, and I loved writing it. This was also the book that finaled in RWA's Golden Heart contest.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm not surprised that it was an RWA finalist. It's a good story.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one sounds good! I am relieved that the daughter was not killed...I recently read a book where a child died upon such an impact.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Tori Scott said...

Laurel, I don't think I could ever kill a child in a story. I have four kids of my own.

Tori Scott said...

Thank you!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Based on the description, I'd like to read this story. Thanks for sharing it, Sandra, and for visiting my blog.

Karen said...

I'm happy to hear the child didn't die! Since having a baby, I can't read those kinds of things =)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm the same way! But this is a happy book. You'd enjoy it.

Amanda Hootie Clark said...

Whoa! That sounds intense. I like the idea of this story, thanks for sharing!

Kym T said...

Sounds really intense and emotional. Not sure I could handle it!

kattermonran.com said...

It sounds like it could be an interesting read. I might look into that. Thanks for stopping by mine

Kim@Time2Read said...

This one sounds good. I was all set to pass it up until I learned the little girl survives. I don't think I could have read it knowing she died!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tori Scott said...

It's not a sad story at all. I hope you'll check it out.

Mel said...

Holy moly...intense! I'm going to have to check this book out for sure.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Tori Scott did a great job of showing the tension in this scene, didn't she? But the story isn't sad. In fact, it's heartwarming.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you read further!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You'll feel like the characters are people you know. I came to care for them.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Good writing throughout the book.

Heather said...

Sounds good, Sandy. Thanks for stopping by my teaser!

Alice Audrey said...

Terrifying silence indeed. If not for the blurb, I'd worry for the little girl.

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

Wow! What a horrific scene! I'm not denying that it could never happen, I just cannot even begin to imagine what my response would be; especially if it was my neighbor! I would totally continue reading this book. Oh and by the way, thank you SO much for sharing the link to the 11 books for $2.99; what a deal! Have a wonderful week! :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

Thank goodness the child did not die, I would continue to read this book.

Trish said...

oh no! sounds so scary!

Trish - My Teaser

Relatively Geeky said...

Sounds like an interesting one!

Cleo Bannister said...

Oh my goodness this sounds like a bit of a heartbreaker of a book. My heart stilled as I read the teaser you chose. Thanks for visiting my Tuesday Teaser earlier

Tracy said...

This sounds like an interesting read and the teaser certainly makes me curious! Thanks for visiting my teaser at Cornerfolds earlier today!

Tori Scott said...

It's a romance, so you know it all comes out all right and there's a happy ending. :) Thanks so much, everyone, for stopping by to read the teaser.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I follow and enjoy the Authors of Main Street blog, so I'm sure the books by these writers are wonderful. Here's the link to the blog, if you're interested: http://authorsofmainstreet.wordpress.com/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Tori Scott's writing is powerful, isn't it? But the story isn't heartbreaking at all. In fact, it's heartwarming!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you so much, Tori, for responding to readers' comments. I was delighted to feature LEAN ON ME today and look forward to reading and featuring your future books.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That scene definitely is scary -- a testament to the author's skill. But the book itself is delightful.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you read the blurb too, and not just the Teaser!

Fangirling Misses said...

Whoa that's one haunting teaser!
–B

madamevauquer said...

Sounds so scary and sad. Glad to know from reading the comments that it is not.

Yvonne said...

Wow, this one really grabbed my attention. I want to read more.

writenotereviews.com said...

I'll be interested to hear what you think. I can imagine that romance would not be the first thing on your mind if something like that happened, so it's a good conflict scenario.

cozymysterybookreview said...

Wow this sounds good, very suspenseful!!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

For more on this, go to the Amazon link and "look inside." You'll see the setup for the romantic part of the book in the first couple of pages.
http://www.amazon.com/Lean-Me-Tori-Scott-ebook/dp/B005EDN762/

Andrea Thompson said...

Oh my, this must be an intense read! Thank you for sharing!

Franny said...

Wow, the teaser is really intense!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

jacquie said...

That's the kind of conflict that makes me want to read how these characters resolve what seems to be impossible. Very good teaser...made my heart start pounding at the thought of it!

Ellie @ Ellie Reads Ficiton said...

Sounds good! I'm glad you are enjoying it!

Paulita said...

Sounds interesting. Here's Mine

FBC said...

I don't think I could read something like this. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy reading!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's a good story.

saturdaynightwriting said...

When I first read your synopsis I thought the daughter died! I'm glad she was ok, though. Sounds like an interesting story. I hope you enjoy it!

Naomi Hop said...

This book sounds great! Nice tease!

Thanx for visiting my TT

Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

April Jackson said...

This sounds really interesting. I wonder how such a horrible event could bring two people together. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

~April @ Once Upon a Coffin

Ashna said...

This teaser sounds intense. Thanks for sharing.

Ashna @ Wanted Readers http://wantedreaders.blogspot.com/

Rachel Hoyt said...

Hoo, sounds like this has a hard beginning. But it sounds good otherwise! Great teaser! :D

Rachel @ Paper Cuts