Blog Tour – The Dylan Dilemma by Patricia B. Tighe Review + Giveaway



Hello bookish friends and Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for The Dylan Dilemma by Patricia B. Tighe hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours. I cannot wait for you to meet Kenzie and Dylan in this sweet and adorable YA contemporary romance.










High school senior Kenzie Harper-Shea has no time for dating, especially after the arrival of the basketball coach from hell. Now Kenzie has lost her confidence, is in a slump, and in danger of losing out on a scholarship to play college ball. The last thing she needs is her “vacation boyfriend,” Dylan McCoy, distracting her with warm smiles, inside jokes, and swoony kisses.
Dylan, however, is totally ready to date. He finally lives in the same town as Kenzie and is not about to lose the chance to let their relationship grow into something more. But for now, he’ll stay in the friend zone because he’s determined to find out what has her running scared. It can’t be just about basketball.
As Kenzie spends more time around Dylan, her feelings become a jumbled-up mess. It’s obvious they’re into each other. So, why does she panic whenever she thinks about dating him? Is it connected to basketball or to something deeper? She’s not sure. Does she have the courage to examine her heart, even if it means breaking Dylan’s?


About Last Summer by Patricia Tighe was the first book I ever reviewed here on my blog last year on May 26, so this moment is quite special. To be reviewing a book by the first author who took a chance on me is pretty amazing. I’m always so grateful for all the times I get approved and receive free review copies. It’s crazy how it’s been almost a year since I first started this blog, but I’ll go into that on my blogiversary. Today, I want to rave about Kenzie and Dylan’s story and hopefully by the end of this review, you’ll fall in love with them too.

THE DYLAN DILEMMA was a such delightful read that made me smile, swoon, laugh and teary eyed a few times. It’s sweet, funny, heartwarming and so amazingly entertaining and I loved every moment!

This book was just as adorable as About Last Summer, but I have to admit… I actually enjoyed The Dylan Dilemma just a tad bit more. The storyline was fast-paced, cute, hilarious, and so full of heart. There were plenty sweet moments that had me smiling and some very serious ones that made me ache for the characters. The romance was fluffy and absolutely gave me the feels. Kenzie and Dylan were great together and I loved their chemistry. While Tighe kept the story on the lighter side, there were still enough drama and conflict which made everything much more interesting and fun. I even had to hold back tears cause I didn’t want to cry in public.

The characters were incredibly well-written and I just love them all to pieces — Kenzie, Gabby, Noah, Dylan, Geoff, Molly and everyone from About Last Summer. It was positively wonderful being able to spend time with such a great group of cast. I really had fun catching up and also really enjoyed meeting some new characters. I’ll always love how Kenzie and Gabby are close and always there for each other, but it was so great to see Kenzie bonding with Jana. Kenzie and her family were just too adorable and I wouldn’t mind coming over to eat dinner with them. Not to mention Kenzie’s little sister, Piper, who was so spunky and cute and funny. She definitely made an impression and was my favorite character in this book. Well, aside from Dylan of course.

Tighe writes beautifully and perfectly balances her stories with humor, intrigue, romance, important life lessons, friendship, and family. The Dylan Dilemma was no exception and I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a lighthearted and sweet YA contemporary romance.

I received an advance reader copy from the publisher, Swoon Reads, in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thought and opinions are my own.



The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in West Texas with her husband and dog. She eats way too much pizza, drinks way too much coffee, and watches way too much NFL football. On the bright side, she also reads and writes teen fiction. She promises to include as much romance, angst, and adventure as possible in her books.


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Excerpt Reveal – The Hookup by Erin McCarthy


Ready to get a sneak peek at THE HOOKUP by Erin McCarthy, coming May 8th? Check out an excerpt below and preorder your copy now!

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Is there an equation for the perfect hookup? Turns out it’s a lot more complicated than one plus one. . . .

Sophie: Numbers are my comfort zone, which explains why my sex life is a big fat zero. Then again, if I’m smart enough to earn a PhD, why can’t I calculate a way to get a guy into bed, just to see what all the fuss is about? With my prima donna sister, Bella, getting married in Maine, I figure her wedding is the perfect opportunity for my little experiment. And Cain Jordan seems hot enough—he’s certainly drunk enough—to show me what I’ve been missing. Judging by the body of evidence, it’s a lot. . . .

Cain: Being stuck in the same town as my lying SOB twin brother, Christian—who may or may not be the father of the son I’m not allowed to see—is a hell of a reason to drink myself silly after the lobster boat docks each day. Any port in a storm . . . But Sophie’s different. She doesn’t play around. And she’s becoming a habit I don’t want to break. Because the smartest woman I’ve ever met is also the sexiest—and the only one who makes me want to change.


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I saw him the minute we walked into the bar. A guy perched comfortably on a stool, his arms muscular, his grin confident, arrogant. He had short dark hair and a jawline that was sharp and symmetrical. Dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, this was no software engineer or physicist. This was one of those manly men that they use for memes on Pinterest and for beer commercials and underwear ads. He was abs and ass, muscles and machismo, and like any other female, I had an immediate reaction to all that testosterone.

My heart started to race and my body started to tense and tighten, and grow warm in places that normally only got hot and wet in the privacy of my own apartment. I wanted to fan myself as I stared at him, blinking through the veil of mascara and fake lashes.

It was like my vagina stood up and sang. Him. He would be the one. The man to take my virginity and make it a memory. He wasn’t my type, but that wasn’t the point. He wouldn’t be interested in me either, but I knew enough about bar culture to know that if he was here, he was interested in going home with a girl. I could be that girl.

I was delusional, of course, a fact I was forced to acknowledge immediately when I realized that despite the fact that my dress had coaxed huge cleavage from my reluctant breasts, the hottie was checking out my sister.

So typical. But I couldn’t deny that blondes were more fun. At least more fun than me.

I walked past him to the bar and plucked the menu off the countertop, debating how to proceed. Men. The one equation I could never solve.



USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over sixty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.

When she’s not writing she can be found sipping martinis in high heels or eating ice cream in fleece pajamas depending on the day, and herding her animals, kids, and amazing renovation-addicted husband.


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