Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Excerpt & Giveaway: Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare

Surviving Adam Meade
Shannon Klare
(Surviving Adam Meade, #1)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 14th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.
Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants… until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist…
With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.

“I’m telling you she likes me more than you,” I said, noshing on a cookie. “You can deny it all you want, but I’m cooler. These cookies prove it.”
“Those were my cookies, and you stole them.” Adam pulled his truck down Tate’s road, nothing but darkness and stars visible from the windows. “Besides,” he said, “it was a test recipe for some guy she met at the VFW dance. She gave you the crappy batch and left the good ones on the stove.”
“Someone sounds bitter,” I said. I bit into another chocolate chip and sighed. “So, Wanda has a boyfriend?”
“Wanda has someone calling her up,” Adam answered. “Wouldn’t say they’re serious. They’ve bonded over Scrabble Club, but I think he’s faking. The guy probably hates Scrabble. He seems like a domino lover.”
“Old people scandals. The horror.”
He gave me a look, one somewhere between amusement and annoyance. “Don’t make me pull this truck over, Claire Collins. I’m likely to throw you into the Macks’ pond. You’ll be the town’s newest ice statue.”
“And I’ll die of hypothermia and come back to haunt you.”
“Or you’ll have to strip and cuddle with me for body warmth,” he replied. “It’ll be a life or death thing. I’ll totally help you out.”
“Do you ever think with your upper head?”
“Yes, but it’s rare.” I shoved him and he pointed a finger at me. “That’s called distracting the driver, sweetheart.”
“Call me sweetheart one more time and I’ll—” “Kiss me senseless, then blame me for your unprovoked actions?” “You’d like that too much.”
“I definitely wouldn’t complain.” I rolled my eyes, and he laughed. “Just saying, there’s still a good mile between us and Tate’s house. We’ve got time, and I know the back roads. If my truck accidentally gets stuck . . .”
I shook my head. That would be like Adam to know the back roads. He probably used them for all the wrong reasons and would get stuck on purpose.
“You’re considering it, aren’t you?” he asked.
“Nope,” I answered. “I already told Riley we’d be there soon, and I’m not the kind of girl who ditches her friends for a guy. You want my time, you’ll have to take a number.”
Adam’s jaw dropped as he pulled the truck to a stop. “Take a number?” he replied.
“You could be number two?”
“Number two?” he said, taking the keys out of the ignition. “I’m sorry. Number two won’t do.”

Author Bio:
Shannon Klare is a southern housewife, born and raised in Texas. When she isn’t writing or daydreaming new plots, Shannon is a reality TV fanatic and movie connoisseur. Surviving Adam Meade is her debut novel.