~Released: May 5th, 2015
~Publisher: Entangled Teen
~Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Lola Carlyle is lonely, out of sorts, and in for a boring summer. So when her best friend, Sydney, calls to rave about her stay at a posh Malibu rehab and reveals that the love of Lola’s life, Wade Miller, is being admitted, she knows what she has to do. Never mind that her worst addiction is decaf cappuccino; Lola is going to rehab.
Lola arrives at Sunrise Rehab intent solely on finding Wade, saving him from himself, and—naturally—making him fall in love with her…only to discover she’s actually expected to be an addict. And get treatment. And talk about her issues with her parents, and with herself. Plus she has insane roommates, and an irritatingly attractive mentor, Adam, who’s determined to thwart her at every turn.
Oh, and Sydney? She’s gone.
Turns out, once her pride, her defenses, and her best friend are stripped away, Lola realizes she’s actually got a lot to overcome…if she can open her heart long enough to let it happen.
Danielle Younge-Ullman is a novelist, playwright and freelance writer. She studied English and Theater at McGill University, then returned to her hometown of Toronto to work as professional actor for ten years. Danielle’s short story, Reconciliation, was published in Modern Morsels—a McGraw-Hill Anthology for young adults—in 2012, her one-act play, 7 Acts of Intercourse, debuted at Toronto's SummerWorks Festival in 2005, and her adult novel, Falling Under, was published by Penguin in 2008. Danielle lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.
By Danielle Younge-Ullman
Thanks for having me! For today’s blog post, I am posting an excerpt from my debut YA novel, Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance. A bit of set-up: Lola has faked her way into rehab to “rescue” a boy she loves, and thinking it’s not a serious rehab, but more of a spa. Sadly, she’s wrong, and soon she’s butting heads with Adam, her mentor—ie the person in charge of getting her settled in the program. This scene happens a few hours after Lola lost her temper and poured coffee on Adam. (Did I mention she doesn’t adjust well to the program?)
~Materials and images provided by YA Bound Book Tours.