Hello, Sunshines, I have the huge pleasure to be today’s stop on the blog tour for; Competing with the Star by Krysten Lindsay Hager. This book sounds so uplifting, I can’t wait to share it with you all, plus I have an exclusive excerpt to tempt you all with.

Firstly, I want to say thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite.

About the Book

Competing with the Star by Krysten Lindsay Hager.

Genre: Young Adult, Romance.

The perfect guy, the perfect location. What could go wrong?

Hadley Daniels’s life seems perfect. Before the beginning of sophomore year of high school, Hadley and her family move to a beautiful beach town, where she makes amazing new friends and lands the boyfriend of her dreams. She and Nick form a deep bond, but insecurity sets in when Hadley discovers her boyfriend once had a huge crush on her friend—who just happens to be the beautiful teen TV star, Simone Hendrickson. Nick claims to be over Simone, but then Hadley is blindsided with the news that Nick and Simone kissed after school.

Now Hadley must determine who is telling the truth.

Love, betrayal, friendship…who needs TV drama when you’re busy competing with a star?

Purchase Links

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08W7M7FGW

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08W7M7FGW

Excerpt

In this scene, Hadley is insecure about the fact Nick’s gorgeous and popular ex is still trying to get his attention. Hadley keeps looking for signs to reassure her that Nick is the sweet guy she fell for and that he’s sincere and loves only her.

Nick asked if I wanted to stop for something to eat on the way home. We stopped for cheeseburgers and I saw him checking his phone a lot. Was he hoping for a message from someone? I mean, as soon as he picked me up, I hadn’t touched my phone. I focused one hundred percent on him, so what was up with him checking it ninety-five times?

“You expecting a text or something?” I asked.

“Yeah, the nurse usually lets me know if everything went okay at dinner. Sometimes Grandpa has a harder time than others and I want to make sure he’s eating.”

Okay, he was seriously the sweetest guy on the planet. Here I was worried about some other chick texting him on the side and he’s checking up on his grandfather? Could I be

more in love with this guy?

“Oh, here it is, okay. He’s fine. Sorry, that must have seemed so rude. It’s just this is all so crazy. Almost a year ago he was completely fine and now he’s…well, you know.”

“I think it’s sweet you worry about him,” I said.

“I know you say you like sweet guys, but I’m used to ‘sweet’ meaning ‘friend zone.’”

I laughed. “Seriously?”

“Yeah. Morgan called me sweet, Simone called—”

“Did you like Simone?” I asked, cutting him off.

“Hang on, my phone. Oh, it’s my mom checking in to see how today went. I’m texting back that it was awesome,” he said, and flashed me a huge smile.

I backed down from my Simone questioning, but was wondering if the weirdness of the whole Reagan thing yesterday would come up. I didn’t know how to bring it up, or if I should.

“Did you have fun yesterday?” I asked. I was hoping he’d say something like, “Yes, but sorry about that whole Reagan flirting with me right in front of you thing. She was obviously lying to throw you off and I spilled Pepsi all over your fabulous outfit because I couldn’t believe

the depth of her lies. I never even kissed her. I never even thought about kissing her. It was always you, my darling. I’ve never loved anyone like I have loved you from the first moment I laid eyes on you.”

Instead, he said, “Yeah. Oh, here comes our burgers and fries. I hope they remembered the olives on mine.”

I guess that was better than, “Oh, were you there? All I remember is being jealous my super hot ex was making out with another guy to get my attention. Do you think they’re serious or can I get her back?”

The waitress put our cheeseburger and fry baskets down and I noticed she winked at Nick when she gave him extra napkins.

“The movie was kind of confusing yesterday. I wasn’t sure I understood the whole plot,” I said. I wanted to see if he had watched it or if his focus was on Reagan, but he shrugged.

“It was okay, but I liked the classic one we saw today better. They don’t make them like that anymore.”

I nodded and jammed a French fry in my mouth.

“So this week they’re having this fair thing—it’s the last big outdoor fall carnival of the year before it gets cold out. My parents are planning to go and I know Morgan and all of them are going—did you want to go?”

Was he asking me to go with him or if I wanted to go in general?

“I guess. Does everybody meet up there or what?”

“Pretty much, but I thought you and I could go together. People bring blankets and they shoot off fireworks at night. I mean, unless you want to go in a big group.”

“No, I’d love to go with you. What night?”

“It’s this Friday. Great, I can’t wait,” he said, and smiled at me like I was the only person in the room.

About the Author

Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. Her work includes YA contemporary, middle grade fiction, and adult and young adult rom-coms. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, and Competing with the Star, Dating the It Guy, Can Dreams Come True, and In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety.

Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on the talk show Living Dayton. She received her BA in English and master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Michigan-Flint.

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