Happy Wednesday and welcome to my stop on the Risking It All blog tour!! I’m so excited to be on this tour, and I’m even more excited for you to read about what SM Koz would do if she spent the day with Logan and Paige! Read on to find out more about the tour and the author, and enter a giveaway for a print copy of Risking It All!!!Risking It All by S.M. Koz
Published by Swoon Reads on June 18, 2019
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Paige knows exactly what she wants—to graduate from Wallingford Academy and become a pilot in the US Air Force. She’s inherited her father’s no-nonsense attitude and whip-smart intelligence, all of which have made her the perfect Wallingford cadet.
Logan has spent the last five years doing as little as possible. Once a star basketball player and one of the most popular boys at school, he now spends his days playing video games. When a friend borrows his car and commits a crime, Logan takes the fall and ends up at Wallingford as part of his court order.
When Paige is asked to mentor Logan, it’s the perfect opportunity to prove her leadership skills—but she doesn't account for the feelings that start to develop or the baggage from Logan's past which could threaten her future.
What would you do if you spent the day with Logan and Paige? Where would you go to eat, hang out, relax, etc.?
Well, I think I’d have to hang out with both Logan and Paige for a whole day, and those two days would be very different!
With Paige, we’d probably get up early, go for a hike up a steep mountain to watch the sun rise, grab a quick but nutritious breakfast, then head to the shooting range. At the range, I’d hold my own thanks to the training I received from my dad, an ex-Marine, though my aim wouldn’t be nearly as accurate as Paige’s. Once we riddled the targets with holes, Paige would likely want to get in a quick run, since she’s undoubtedly training for some race. I’d oblige, though I’d run at half her speed and not look nearly as cute or energetic as her.
Once we were done, she’d shower, do her hair, put on a little make-up, and be ready to continue our day in less than 15 minutes. I’d still be in the shower, enjoying the warm water on my sore legs. When I finally dragged myself out, we’d head to a reasonably-priced Italian chain restaurant for lunch where she’d devour a huge bowl of pasta with meatballs, three breadsticks, and tiramisu while I stuck to the vegetarian special—eggplant parm.
In the afternoon, we’d go for another, longer hike that would take hours but would reward us with an awesome view of the valley. Up top, Paige would read an autobiography while I would take a nap. We’d make it to the bottom just as it started getting dark and Paige would suggest going out for dinner, but I’d be too exhausted and offer to get pizza delivery instead. She’d agree, as long as we ate in the mess hall or outside since she wouldn’t want crumbs in her room. Her best friend Leah would join us, and we’d listen to Muse, their favorite band (and mine!). Ten minutes before lights out, she’d kick me off campus so she’d have enough time to get back to her room and ready for bed.
My day with Logan wouldn’t start until about 11 since we’d both want to sleep in. We’d meet up at the beach and talk about body surfing but ultimately stay on the sand, him reading the latest thriller, me reading a cute romance. In mid-afternoon, we’d realize we’re hungry and head to a food cart on the boardwalk where he’d get a couple hot dogs and I’d get a soft pretzel with that artery-blocking processed cheese sauce I can’t resist. Then we’d each get a root beer float and head back to our towels. After slurping down the frothy drinks, we’d likely end up taking a long nap, waking up hours later to find out we forgot to put on sunscreen and now resemble lobsters.
Because of our appearance, we’d opt for takeout from the local sandwich place for dinner, which we’d eat in his best friend Gordy’s basement as Gordy and Logan tried to teach me to play Fornite. It wouldn’t last long, as they’d give up on me as soon as they realized how horrible I am at video games. Instead, I’d convince them to play a card game or put together a puzzle. They’d make fun of me, calling me “Granny,” but in the end, we’d have a great time together.
All in all, I think I’d enjoy both of these days—Logan’s for how relaxing it was and Paige’s for how healthy it made me feel to be so active, even if I needed 2 days to recover!
About the Author
SM Koz was born in Michigan, but moved to North Carolina for college and never left. She enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, photography, reading, spending time with foster kids who call her house home, and learning new things. When she’s not creating online training for pharmaceutical companies (her day job) or writing, Koz can be found at the local community college taking courses on various topics ranging from digital art to HTML to desktop publishing. SM Koz has written six novels. Although her stories differ by genre, ranging from contemporary realism to sci-fi to fanfiction, two things they all have in common are a young or new adult focus and romance. If you’d like to learn more about SM Koz, check her out on social media.