Today’s cover reveal is especially exciting for me because the author, Ashleyn Poston, will also be a featured author at the New Adult Sleepover Weekend in Savannah in December, which means I get to meet her and fangirl.
But enough about me and my hysteria. Her book, Roman Holiday, has an interesting and fun premise–but involves an issue that drives me insane: slut-shaming.
Here’s the synopsis:
When the death of his bandmate forces twenty-one-year-old rockstar Roman Montgomery to return to his real hometown to do some damage control, he runs into the last person he ever wanted to see again―his childhood sweetheart.
Eighteen-year-old Junie Baltimore has problems of her own. Heartbroken from her first love and mourning the death of her father, Junie isn’t ready to return to the small coastal town of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for her mom’s remarriage. When she runs into Roman with his cheshire grin and emerald eyes that still make her weak in the knees, she’s determined not to swoon―or be swooned.
But when an obsessed paparazzo hell-bent on destroying Roman slut-shames Junie on every tabloid in the country, she begins to understand why he left, and broke her heart, in the first place. Maybe it wasn’t because he’s ashamed of his past. Maybe it’s because there is something here he wants to protect.
And maybe it’s time someone protected him.
And now, the adorable cover: