Friday, January 31, 2014

Into You - Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Publisher: Create Space, July 2, 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1478174301
Category: Mystery, Paranormal, New Adult, Young Adult
Available in: Print & ebook, 252 pages


What if you could know exactly what your friends are thinking? High school student Winter Reynolds can, but there’s a catch…

She can only read people’s thoughts when she’s kissing them.

When a member of the track team is murdered, Winter has an opportunity to use her special ability to find the killer. Trouble is, kissing everyone on the track team isn’t such a good idea when you have a new boyfriend. Talk about complications!

Should Winter persevere using her secret power to catch the murderer still in their midst, even if it means risking her relationship with her one true love?

Mature Content Warning: Mild profanity and a graphic murder scene. Adult situations in a teen setting. While humorous, this book also explores the underbelly of teen life. 16+

About Riley J. Ford:

Riley J. Ford is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in English. After teaching at both the high school and college levels for a number of years, she turned to writing full-time. Her non-fiction books are used in college classrooms around the country, and her essays have been featured on such websites as

She is the author of three fiction books, INTO YOU, a young adult mystery, CARPE DiEMILY, a romantic comedy caper, and FIFTY SHADES OF FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, a satire. She enjoys running with the bulls in Pamplona and downhill skiing in her free time.

Riley J. Ford is the WINNER of Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award, Humor Category

My Review:

On top of normal everyday teenager problems, Winter Reynolds learns she's been gifted (or cursed?) with the power of reading people's minds when she kisses them. It's because of that power that Winter gets caught up in a whirlwind. After a school friend's murder, Winter decides the best way to find the killer is by kissing them. While trying to rule out the suspects, Winter delves into people's minds and finds out all sorts of things about them, including their deepest secrets and desires. To top it off, Winter has to deal with possibly betraying her boyfriend, deal with a secret her best friend carries, and much more.

Although the idea of a "kissing power" may sound silly, the author tells the story in a way that captures the reader. A few twists and turns are thrown in, along with a healthy dose of humor. There is some strong sexuality and vulgarity in the book but, overall, it's a fascinating story and unlike any I've read before. Into You is a mixture of mystery, romance, and humor surrounding the lives of a group of teenagers.
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abedabun dawn said...

What is a super power I would like to have? I would like to have the ability to stop people from lying.

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for take part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed Into You! I would love to have the power to fly.

Riley J. Ford said...

Thanks for featuring me on your wonderful blog! Great post! So glad you liked the book!

Riley J. Ford

Heather! said...

I think invisibility would be cool.

angel d said...

to read minds

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

Thanks for the chance to win, this sounds like a fun read. As a mom of 3 boys, I'd want the superpower for them to read my mind so they know what I want before I have to ask, or nag, them to do something :)
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