19 July 2017

Gybe by Kristi M Turner: Tour & GIveaway

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Gybe by Kristi M Turner.
Audience/Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction.
Publication: August 28th 2016.
Nicole is an 18-year-old, juvenile delinquent who desperately wants to take control of her life but must find a way to overcome her own self-sabotage and a judge who won’t easily let her escape her past. She keeps food on her plate and clothes on her back by stealing. It is far from the life she wants, but she has known little kindness in her life and, therefore, gives little back. When Judge Newton charges her for the first time as an adult, Nicole recognizes a separating path: She can stay on her path to destruction or she can accept the unexpected generosity of the Kutcher family, whose house she is charged with burglarizing.
Child psychologist, Cynthia Kutcher, believes she can help Nicole confront her anger and build back the self-worth she lost when her father abandoned her to a drunken uncle after her mother’s death.
Along the way to building a more valuable life, Nicole meets Keagan, an affluent young man with whom she begins an often overwhelming love affair despite the conflicts their disparate pasts bring.

Reviewed by Kelly.

Gybe means to Alter Course

I really didn’t know what to think about this book at first. There wasn’t any earth shattering secrets or betrayals or any thing that really wow’d me! But I did like the characters. I felt the connection between Nicole and Keagan and that kept me reading and finishing it. The story is really about finding someone who will be there for you and is the perfect match and overcoming your past mistakes.

There is a little extra with the Judge who has seen Nicole since her early teen years. He doesn’t believe she will ever make a good decision and he has now given her a choice and if she doesn’t comply she goes to prison! Well Nicole had recently been to jail and she didn’t want any part of that kind of life. So with the help of the Kutcher’s, she gets an opportunity to get her GED, her driver’s license and get into college. She takes it and runs full force to change her life. She doesn’t trust men. (I wouldn’t either with her past experiences with them) So when Keagan becomes her tutor for her GED, he just knows she is special to him. Nicole finds a spark with him but she isn’t really ready for a relationship. He is very much a gentleman and he is touchy feely, the opposite to her life. But she also soaks up his hugs. They have ups and downs. She also doesn’t feel ready for an intimate relationship with anyone! This is a story of honesty, growing up and finding love and overcoming obstacles of life!

If you like college, overcoming your circumstances, second chances, finding that one person who will be there for you, if not more than one, romance, long distance relationships, growing up, than this might be for you.

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Kristi M Turner lives in Alabama where she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her husband and daughter. She is a lover of music and a Netflix addict. Her favorite place to be is sitting in the sand on a beach, any beach. She is currently working on her second novel starring Bailey and Jay.

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  1. Sounds good can't wait to read this.

  2. Sounds like a really good read!

  3. Offering second chances to troubled youth...can be risky in my experience but it could work!

  4. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Gybe. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.