Thursday, May 10, 2012


Welcome to the Streamline by Jennifer Lane Blog Tour, hosted by AToMR Book Tours!

Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He’s captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother’s crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father’s abuse, battered and alone.

Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter--her father--is in prison for murder.
Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.
Top 10 with Audrey 
Jennifer's pick for Audrey.
1. Favorite movie/actor/actress? Bridesmaids / Robert Pattinson / Emma Stone
2. Favorite song/singer? “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele / my dad
3. Favorite place you would love to visit? Italy. My dad said it was awesome.
4. One item you cannot live without? My cell phone
5. Who would you like to meet? (dead or alive) My grandparents. They died before I was born or when I was too young to remember. 
6. Favorite hobby? Scrapbooking (I’m making a scrapbook of photos of my dad and me)
7. Guilty pleasure? Chocolate. Elaine and I polished off a bag of Halloween candy in two days.
8. Favorite author and/book? The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I cried buckets!
9. Do you collect anything? All the letters Leo’s written me. His dad won’t let him get on the computer much so he has to resort to snail mail. It’s adorable.
10. Favorite color? Purple—it’s my school color! 
My Thoughts:
This book is PACKED! So much happens! This is not your average teen-angst story. There is NEVER a dull moment. While the numerous topics covered in this book, from abuse to addition to murder and more, are incredibly heavy and intense, the author has done a beautiful job exploring the effects of each with grace and detail. I genuinely empathized with Leo and Audrey and their families, and I really disliked (which is too kind a word) Leo's father. The emotion sucked me in and I felt a deep connection with the characters, which I think is SO important in a story. I really enjoyed the swimming and military elements too. I could tell the author was knowledgeable about the intricacies of swimming and the Navy.

Overall, this book was much better than I expected, and I don't mean that I didn't expect it to be good. I was really looking forward to reading it; however, I never in a million years could have expected Streamline to blow my mind like it did.  It is a fantastic read full of emotion and turmoil. I definitely recommend it to fans of YA contemporary and murder mysteries. Get ready to dive in!
Jennifer Lane is giving away a $20 Gift Card to the winner's choice of location (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.) throughout the whole tour. You don't have to wait until the end to enter! Just go visit Jennifer's blog. And you can check out Jennifer's Dream Cast for Streamline while you're there! The giveaway will run May 7th -16th.
Find Jennifer and Streamline online:
Twitter: @JenLanebooks!/JenLanebooks

1 comment:

  1. Britney, it's great to cyber-meet you on this tour and thanks so much for the fantastic review! Good luck with the writing.