Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NA Contemporary Romance with Dream Cast & Giveaway!
"Living in the Shallows" by Tani Hanes!

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Hiya guys! Happy Wednesday!

Today, DRR is excited to share a new novel, full of  sweet romance, culture, and growing up. This New Adult Contemporary Romance follows a shy young woman, who's described as "an arm’s length sort of girl, with a very long arm."

Check out the author's dream cast below to get a better feel of the characters, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post before you go!

UK Crush, #1

 Living in the Shallows

~Released: October 28th, 2016

~Length: 313 Pages

~Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Aileen Foster, a shy, 22 year old student from LA, thinks she has landed a dream job as an interpreter for some actors making a film in Japan. She gets a shock when she arrives in Tokyo and finds out that they are UK Crush, the hottest boyband around. She has been orphaned for most of her life, and it's a shock for her to enter their world of frank physicality. The boys come to love her, and Aileen is forced to look at her life and choices, and decide if she's ready to be brave and start living.

 About the Author

 Tani Hanes
My name is Tani Hanes, and I am a 51 year old substitute teacher. I'm from central California and am a recent transplant to New York City. The most important things to know about me are that I'm punctual, I love grammar and sushi, and I'm very intolerant of intolerance. The least important things to know about me are that I like to knit and I couldn't spell "acoustic" for 40 years. I've wanted to write since I was ten, and I finally did it. If you want to write, don't wait as long as I did, it's pointless, and very frustrating!

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Author's Dream Cast & Characters Most Likely To...

Tinker Bell

Rosie Vaughn

 Rosie Vaughn (One of the only things I could find for her)

MLT become a high school teacher? I think Tinker Bell on this one. She’s the most rooted in real life, and would have the most desire to reach out to young people.

MLT be hungry 24/7? This is Tinker Bell for sure. She’s always loved food, and would never deny herself something delicious over weight issues or anything.


Harry Styles

 Harry Stiles

MLT be a drama queen? Teddy, unfortunately! He overthinks everything, and tends to act first and think about the consequences later. He’s very emotional about everything, including himself.

MLT forget something really important? Probably Teddy. He’s kind of all over the place, not very organized.


Jamie Bell

 Jamie Bell

MLT get in a fist fight? That would be Gethin, the hotheaded ginger from Wales. He’s more of a physical person, involved in the viscera of life. He’s probably given and received a few punches in his life.

MLT skydive? Gethin would definitely be up for this.


Niall Horan

 Niall Horan
MLT suddenly become poor? Probably Ronan lol! I could see him just donating all his money to some charity and not caring. I think he enjoys his money, and taking care of his family, but he could definitely get along without it. All of the boys could, I think. 

MLT watch romantic movies? Ronan all over. He’d spend all day sitting with Tink watching RomComs if he could.

MLT die of something stupid? Ronan, our hapless Irishman lol. The boy just doesn’t think, sometimes.

MLT talk to animals? Ronan. I actually have a scene in a later book where Tink comes across him talking to her dogs, and it makes her cry.

MLT to say something stupid? Ronan does this, all the time. As Teddy says at some point, his mouth should be a national monument, it’s so huge!


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MLT be the first to have kids: Matty. He’s so loving and kind, not into the glamorous life at all. He’d drop all that stuff in a red hot minute to be the best father in the world. 

MLT listen to classical music? Again, I have to go with Matthew. He’s the most introspective, and has a background and family in classical things in general.


What do you think of this book? Isn't the cover gorgeous? Be sure to tell us what you think in the comments below!

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