Wednesday, April 8, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Meet Me At Midnight by Jessica Pennington

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Jessica Pennington's Meet Me At Midnight. Today, on our tour stop, we have exclusive excerpt AND a tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now! Follow the tour, HERE!

Young Adult
Contemporary Romance
Publish Date:
April 7, 2020

They have a love-hate relationship with summer.

Sidney and Asher should have clicked. Two star swimmers forced to spend their summers on a lake together sounds like the perfect match. But it’s the same every year—in between cookouts and boat rides and family-imposed bonfires, Sidney and Asher spend the dog days of summer finding the ultimate ways to prank each other. And now, after their senior year, they’re determined to make it the most epic summer yet.

But their plans are thrown in sudden jeopardy when their feud causes their families to be kicked out of their beloved lake houses. Once in their new accommodations, Sidney expects the prank war to continue as usual. But then she gets a note—Meet me at midnight. And Asher has a proposition for her: join forces for one last summer of epic pranks, against a shared enemy—the woman who kicked them out.

Their truce should make things simpler, but six years of tormenting one another isn’t so easy to ignore. Kind of like the undeniable attraction growing between them.


“You look—fine.” Fine. He looks pained to have said the word. It hurts worse to hear it. 
“A ringing endorsement,” I say. I’m not sure what I expected from him, but fine doesn’t make me feel great about my go-to outfit. Have I looked fine every time I’ve gone out thinking I was absolutely killing it? Even though it’s Asher—who lives to torment me—it still leaves a little dent in my self-confidence. 
He shoves his hands down into the pockets of his shorts. “I wouldn’t lie—I have to walk in with you.” 
“And I have to walk in with you,” I say, glancing down at his T-shirt and raising my brows dramatically. 
“Oh, come on, this is hilarious.” He looks down at the shirt again, as if he forgot what was there. “And think how good you’ll look next to this.” He waves a hand across his shirt, top to bottom. 
That makes me smile against my will. Stupid, traitorous smile. I wish he really did look bad; that he wasn’t the kind of guy who looks good in everything. 
“Do you want me to change? Because that would be quicker. If you go in that room”—he glances down the hallway that leads to my bedroom—“we might never get out of here.” He crosses his arms over his chest and his face is smug. “I bet you started getting ready right after dinner.” 
I hate these freaking co-family dinners. “Stalker,” I mutter, because I hate how predictable I am even if he’s not. “Fine,” I say. 
“Fine, you’re not going to change?” 
“Fine, I won’t change . . . if you do.” I give him a take that look. 
Asher rolls his eyes.
“You offered,” I point out, my voice innocent and sweet. “I’ll meet you at the car in five,” he says over his shoulder as he walks out the door. I’m sitting in Dad’s car, blasting the AC, when Asher comes out of his house. It’s dusk, almost dark, but I can still make him out in the light cast from the porch light. And suddenly, my clothes offer a whole new kind of problem. I mutter his name like a curse. 
The entire drive is a struggle to keep my smile in check. Sidney’s face is a mask of simmering, barely concealed rage. Like maybe she’ll run us off the road just to take me out. 
Because we match. 
Copyright © 2020 by Jessica Pennington



"Sweet and real, and fans of Sarah Dessen or Meg Cabot will find themselves hoping these pranksters find true love. With a light romance, humor, and summers full of swimming, parties, and bonfires, this is a perfect beach read." —School Library Journal

"Pennington crafts two believable teens ensnared in a hate-to-love romance that is addictingly enjoyable. The comedic matchup between Sidney, a meticulous overthinker, and the charming yet snarky Asher will have readers rooting for the duo. A steamy, prank-filled summer romance that readers will devour." —Kirkus Reviews

“Does Jessica Pennington have a PhD in chemistry? Because the sparks were FLYING! Meet Me at Midnight is full of wit and romance, with a plot that kept me guessing and characters that I couldn’t help but root for.” ―Lauren Morrill, author of Meant to Be

“A swoony, snarky, perfect romance, set during the summer before college when anything (even falling for your sworn enemy...) is possible. A must-read for YA romance fans!” ―Kerry Winfrey, author of Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It and Waiting for Tom Hanks

“Meet Me at Midnight is the young adult answer to The Hating Game, set at a picturesque Michigan lake house. Readers will fall for Asher and Sidney as they figure out if they're better as sworn enemies, friends, or much more. A fantastic addition to any romance lover’s shelf!” ―Christina June, author of It Started with Goodbye and No Place Like Here


**About the Author**
Photo Credit: Sheena Pearce
Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other Lies is her debut novel.

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