If you’ve been following my blog for a while, I think you know that Sarina Bowen is one of my favorite new adult authors. She tackles tough topics in a totally human way, and her writing is so accessible that you just completely lose yourself in her stories. Sometimes she lets me edit her work, and I relish the chance since it earns me a pre-read. This book – The Understatement of the Year – is incredible. And that’s why I’m super excited to help with the cover reveal! This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.
The Understatement of the Year (Ivy Years #3) by Sarina Bowen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: October 15, 2014
Blurb: What happened in high school stayed in high school. Until now. Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexual preference from everyone. Including himself. So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless. For Graham, there is only one possible reaction: total, debilitating panic. With one loose word, the team’s new left wing could destroy Graham’s life as he knows it.
John Rikker is stuck being the new guy. Again. And it’s worse than usual, because the media has latched onto the story of the only “out” player in Division One hockey. As the satellite trucks line the sidewalk outside the rink, his new teammates are not amused.
And one player in particular looks sick every time he enters the room.
Rikker didn’t exactly expect a warm welcome from Graham. But the guy won’t even meet his eyes. From the looks of it, his former… best friend / boyfriend / whatever isn’t doing so well. He drinks too much and can’t focus during practice.
Either the two loneliest guys on the team will self destruct from all the new pressures in their lives, or they can navigate the pain to find a way back to one another. To say that it won’t be easy is the Understatement of the Year.
Warning: unlike the other books in this series, this heartbreaking love story is about two guys. Contains sexual situations, dance music, snarky t-shirts and a poker-playing grandmother.
You can find The Understatement of the Year on Goodreads
About the Author: Sarina Bowen makes her home in the Green Mountains of Vermont, where she lives with her family, eight chickens and a large pile of skis and hockey equipment. She is a graduate of Yale University.