April 6, 2016
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Life in the Lucky Zone by Patricia B. Tighe
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Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Taylor has been living a charmed life—always the lead in school plays, possessor of a healthy entourage and a hot boyfriend. But halfway through her junior year, the unthinkable happens. Her boyfriend dumps her. She screws up her audition for the spring play. And to top it all off, her theater teacher wants her to run lines with Trey Berger, a gamer guy who irritates her practically every time he opens his mouth. Lindsey needs to find some better luck and quick.
Trey Berger can barely tolerate Lindsey Taylor. It’s bad enough that their best friends are dating and he has to see Lindsey at group hangouts. Now they have to rehearse together. Berger would rather do just about anything else, even chill with his grandmother, whose dementia has forced her to move in with his family.
But as the semester continues, Berger discovers there’s more to Lindsey than the drama queen
persona she puts on for everyone else’s benefit. And the person behind the mask might be someone he cares about. A lot. So what exactly is he going to do about it?
And while Lindsey desperately tries to change her luck and heal from the breakup, she slowly realizes Berger has become her best friend. This video-game-playing boy makes her laugh. And holds her when she cries. Could he possibly become something more?
Life in the Lucky Zone (The Zone #2)
by Patricia B. Tighe
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!
Thanks a bunch for having me!
Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
A drama queen and a gamer boy journey from mutual dislike to friendship and finally to love.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
First off, I was writing a series about three friends and needed to write book two. :D Second, at the end of LIFE IN THE NO-DATING ZONE, the situation with Lindsey and her boyfriend, Adam, was left a little up in the air—especially as far as Claire was concerned. I knew that I needed to settle it, to have Lindsey come to understand more about herself. And who better to instigate that than someone who drives her crazy? Plus, many readers wanted to see more from Berger, who was a secondary character in LitNDZ. So I thought, a drama queen and a gamer boy? Why not?
Tell us about the main character(s).
Lindsey Taylor is seventeen, popular, a bit snarky, and devoted to drama club. Trey Berger is also seventeen, loves playing video games and making people laugh, and is just learning the ropes of drama club.
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?
My favorite part would have to be when a hurting, tipsy Lindsey makes a move on Berger. His shocked reaction was so much fun to write! Both of them travel through a lot of emotions in that scene.
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
The video-game playing scene, because I had to continually stop to get information and critique from my son.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now? Any new books coming out?
I’ve turned in the third book in The Zone series to my publisher, and now I’m working on a YA contemporary romance that I hope will be the first in a new series.
It was great having you on the blog today! We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!
Thanks for everything! I enjoyed being here!
The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in El Paso, Texas, with her husband and two dogs. Her love of the written word caused her to get a journalism degree from Texas A&M University in 1980 and an MA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2008. When not writing or reading, she can be found walking the dogs or yelling at the TV during an NFL game. She’s also a fan of British TV shows. Downton Abbey, anyone?
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