Monday, June 3, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - THE COMEBACK KISS

Has anyone heard of (or recall) the Volkswagen "Thing?" I didn't remember it until I started searching online for a photo of the car. The main character in THE COMEBACK KISS had one of these funky little vehicles, and she painted "colorful daisies all over it...."



Teaser Tuesday - Two sentences from 1% on my Kindle:

It was a vintage 1974 VW Thing, a boxy, funky-looking model that didn't sell well and didn't last long; theorists were split on whether the blame fell on the name or the design. But Tessa had loved it with all her heart.


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 336 Pages
Amazon Link: THE COMEBACK KISS

Goodreads Synopsis:
Sometimes love just won't go away. — ALL IT TAKES IS ONE LITTLE KISS... — 

In order to keep custody of her teenage sister, Tessa Scuderi told a small (okay, big) lie to the people of Lucy's Lake, Vermont, about what really happened ten years ago when Dermot Finnegan took off with her virginity, her car, and the town bell. It had been working, too, until she found her old car parked in front of her house, keys in the ignition, and a telltale red hair stuck to the headrest.

TO TOTALLY SCREW EVERYTHING UP.

All Finn wanted to do was return the stupid car and get going. But he stopped to save a burning pet shop (big mistake), ended up kissing Tessa behind the drugstore (big mistake, but worth it), and discovered that Tessa's been building him up as some kind of town hero all these years (gonna have to puzzle that out). Now Finn has to find out who's behind a string of mysterious fires and deal with the heat between him and Tessa. Hey, one more kiss can't hurt -- or can it?




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.


30 comments:

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    1. I actually saw a "Thing" yesterday -- on a trailer being towed down the freeway. Having read Lani's book (and after doing a little online research), I had no trouble recognizing it. It is an unusual-looking vehicle.

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  2. What a nice book cover, and the teaser was cute. Well, sometimes there are just things that we love even if people around us don't like it. In a way it makes the object unique and one of a kind.

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    1. Since the Thing wasn't successful, I guess a lot of people didn't like it. I wonder how it would sell in today's world?
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  3. That sure is a cool thing.

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    1. It really is. Like a cross between a Jeep and a go-kart!

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  4. I have never heard of the VW Thing or seen one! Here is my teaser for this week.

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  5. Ooh the synopsis sounds good and I WANT THAT CAR!!!!! Swoon!

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  6. it's a cute car... haha!

    my teaser tuesday
    http://bookskeepmesane.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/teaser-tuesday-june-4-2013/

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  7. Great car! Love the teaser. I've been wanting to read books by this author for awhile and have a few on my Kindle. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. You'll enjoy the story. I'm in love with the hero -- Finn.

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  8. Interesting looking car...lol

    http://cynthia2729.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/teaser-tuesday-june-4/

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  9. I've had three versions of the old VW: a bug, a "squareback" which is different than the Thing; and the bus.

    This book sounds like fun.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  10. I really like the sound of this one! I'm going to add it to my TBR. Thanks Sandy!

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  11. I never heard of this car either! What a great idea...to make it sort of a character! Loved the teaser...just downloaded the sample

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  12. Wow. That is an interesting car. I don't believe I've seen this before. Great teaser :)

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  13. #1 I love the cover! #2 I always wanted one of these cars! & #3 this sounds really good! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. How cool! My husband would love that. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. And they saw vintage cars are a guy thing.

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  16. Love the teaser. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  17. I don't remember the VW Thing, but the book sounds good. Thanks for visiting!

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  18. Ha ha. No, never heard of that type of car before, but it sure is ugly! :P

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  19. Yes, I do remember it, my friend's parents had one for a year or so. There was always something wrong with it.

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  20. Oh, I love the picture and nice teaser!

    Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my Teaser Tuesday post earlier.

    Happy reading! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  21. Very nice cover, and really liked the teaser.

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  22. Glad she likes the car. It's not my taste ;)

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  23. Nice opening--gives a great hook and incentive to continue reading.

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