BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Playing Hooky by Rita Webb

Playing Hooky

by Rita Webb

Paranormal Investigations, Book One

Book Description

Valentine’s Day.

And my 21st birthday.


Just another college day full of classes and more homework than is humanly possible.

…until Jason, my best-friend-since-kindergarten, shows up to take me out for the day.

Like old times: the two of us on a wacky adventure, playing hooky from real life. With his lopsided grin and tickets to a circus full of misfits and monsters, he introduces me to a whole new world—one full of magic and mystery—and turns my reality upside down.

Except nothing goes as planned, and we end up running through the city to find a missing siren before someone brews a love potion with her blood.

Sirens and love potions, witches and elves, and Valentine kisses. Nothing will be the same for me again.

3 fleur


Playing Hooky by Rita Webb

Adorable novella that revolves around best friends Emma and Jason. When Jason takes Emma out on her 21st birthday, she learns to expect the unexpected as they enter a magical world she never knew existed.

I thought Emma and Jason were both great characters, and I loved the banter and energy between them. For such a short story, you could really feel the chemistry between the two main characters.

I had a couple of problems: it didn’t seem realistic that it took Emma no time at all to accept that such things as unicorns, elves, and more were real. Other than that, I called the whole ending to the story about halfway through. But I enjoyed the ride.

I’d be happy to read more novellas involving Emma and Jason!

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About the Author

Leaving the house to go to school, I had schoolbooks spilling out of one hand, the other holding my place in a Nancy Drew novel, and bunny slippers still on my feet. My mom was a wee bit upset.

I haven’t changed much. Still always have a book (or two) in my hand or creating stories in my head, and although I don’t have any bunny slippers, I love writing in my jammies and snuggly slipper socks.

When I grow up (maybe a hundred years from now), I’d like to be a superhero, but for now, saving the day, one page at a time, suits me just fine.

With my husband TJ (my own cuddly werewolf), I home-school our three girls, who keep us busy with art, science projects, books to read, dance classes, and walks about the park.

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About Carrie

A SAHM who loves her life :)

Posted on May 8, 2013, in book tour, books, free, Giveaway, reading, review. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great review! I find chemistry between characters is so important to get me to connect with the romance I’m glad this one doesn’t disappoint. Happy you liked it! 🙂

  2. Aaaw, thanks for the great review!

    There’s lots to come for Jason & Emma in the next books, and of course, Angelina will get a chance to tell her side of the story.

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