Friday, January 15, 2010

Contest: The Secret Year!

The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard

Synopsis: (From GoodReads):

Seventeen-year-old Colt has been sneaking out at night to meet Julia, a girl from an upper-class neighborhood unlike his own. They’ve never told anyone else about their relationship: not their family or friends, and especially not Julia’s boyfriend.When Julia dies suddenly, Colt tries to cope with her death while pretending that he never even knew her. He discovers a journal she left behind. But he is not prepared for the truths he discovers about their intense relationship, nor to pay the price for the secrets he’s kept.

Watch out for my review!

Contest ends 1/29/2010!
Enter for a chance to win an ARC of The Secret Year! Winner will receive a personalized ARC signed by Jenn herself!
All you have to do is tell me about your worst break up and how you got over it!

  • You dont have to be a follower.
  • Just leave your email in the comments with your entry.
  • 1 entry per entrant!
Until next time,


  1. Ok dont laugh- but my worst break up was with a guy whom decided he wanted to change his sex.

    He's well she now is actually still a REALLY great friend, one of my best girl friends.

    But yep, we broke up, and he started doing the "stuff" he needed to do in order to become a she. Told her work (and they supported her amazingly), started dressing as a woman, started councling, then, after all the he had the surgery...and is now a she.

    Gosh yeah that's not a pretty way to break up with someone! :)

    Thanks for the awesome contest!

  2. Pick me, pick me!!!!!

    I went out with the cutest senior. I was a junior. he cheated on me all the time though I was too stupid to realize this. Once I did, I picked a new boyfriend and started going out with him until the first one realized I had left him. He was such an @ss. Gosh I hope I win this book. I feel lousy now. lol!

  3. He cheated on me. I saw him. And I walked up to him and made sure he saw me. He begged me for forgiveness for about a year, saying it was her fault. I dont think I'll ever get over him tho, but shhhhh.

    yabliss AT gmail DOT com

  4. Hi :)
    I still haven't got over my worst break up. I've been separated for 6 years from my wife. I know I'll be getting a divorce, but I'm waiting until my children (joint custody) are out of high school.

  5. I suppose it was doomed from the start. We were instantly attracted to each other but our wave lengths were very different. We'd fight over the most inconsequential things and I couldn't understand his line of reasoning. He went off to college in another country and we lost touch gradually.


  6. Ugh. We had nothing in common. we were doomed from the start. I guess we just dated because thats what are friends expected us to do. then one day I opened my eyes and was like, what the hell am I doing? Best thing Ive ever done. :)

    awesome contest!!! :)

  7. We met while we were on vacation. He was from another country and it was great while it lasted. Then the vacation was over and he went back to his country and I went back to my home. I guess we lost touch with each other. It was hard hearing about his life when I wasn't part of it. I guess it was more sad than anything else.


  8. I am going to sound evil....

    I broke up with my nerdy boyfriend because I was into his best friend. Always had been. Didn't think it was going to happen so settled. Then I ended up with my second nerdy boyfriend in a row and realised he wasn't all that so broke up with him. I sound like a barracuda but I was fifteen and indecisive as all heck.

    I didn't have to get "over" it at the time but looking back at it I feel horrible guilt. That's something I am going to have to live with. Fortunately they are still mates but I feel really horrible, particularly for the first boy. I was a bitch.

    You have my email address :)

  9. My worst breakup was with a guy that I really liked. That is why it sucked so bad. I found out that I was moving out of state and I didn't know how to tell him. I was so horrible and I actually waited until the day before we moved to tell him. It was actually kind of better that way and I still talk to him even now. The only really bad thing about the breakup was that I had to breakup with the guy. He's really great!

    All my other breakups have been pretty much mutual. =]

  10. Sounds a really intriguing book. Please, please count me in.


  11. My worst breakup was with my first boyfriend in high school. We dated for 2 years. I got a little depressed, but got over it with time.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  12. This book sounds soo good! Please enter me if this contest is international!

    As for the question, well I've never had a boyfriend, so there's no break-up to talk about!


  13. My worst breakup was with a high school boyfriend. I was visiting him during my break my freshman year of college, and he broke up with me then. I was devastated.

    It took me a few years to get over him. Basically, I was a serial monogamer. I would go on a few dates, get panicked, fade away from the guy, and start over. It sucked, but Time is truly what helped me heal.


  14. Hi :D
    I dont know if it counts but... I've never break up with anyone. I met my boyfriend 6 years ago..and we are still dating and are all lovey-dovey XD And i really hope we'll be together for maaaany years!

    battyaboutbats at

  15. I wish I could tell you about my worst breakup, but the truth is, I've never had a boyfriend. I've enjoyed reading the stories, however.


  16. I was with this guy that I was totally heads-over-heel in *like* with. He moved away to a different city but said he would see me when he came back into town to visit in a couple of months. When he came back for a visit, I found out from a coworker that he was here and that he brought his girlfriend with him. I'm so over it now (it was half a lifetime ago) but I was so sad back then. I got over it when the next boy came along ;)

    thebookvixen at gmail dot com

  17. Oh man, worst breakup? Let's just say loads of hurtful words were exchanged... over the internet. Over a small misunderstanding. It took me a couple of years to get over it, but only AFTER we talked about what happened and realised it was a childish matter. So we put the past behind and now we're friends. :)

  18. I can't tell you anything like that, because I'm still with my first boyfriend :) We met 8 years ago, and we are still happy. :P

    But yes, I had been fallen head over heels in love with someone who wasn't interested in me at all, but it's not the same as breaking up with someone.

    If the contest is international please count me in:


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