The Natural History of Us Blog Tour: Review and Excerpt

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Rachel Harris's THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US is already getting swoons from readers everywhere! We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. Known for her sweet romances, Rachel's THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US, is no different! Check out everything we have for you on this amazing title and then go grab your copy today. Justin and Peyton’s story is sure to put a smile on your face and keep you turning pages long into the night!


 

 

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About THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US:


One class assignment. One second chance at love. The school player is all in. Now he needs to win back the sweet commitment girl who's forever owned his heart.


Justin Carter has a secret. He's not the total player Fairfield Academy believes him to be. Not really. In fact, he used to be a one-woman guy...and his feelings for her never went away. Too bad he broke her heart three years ago and made sure to ruin any chance she'd ever forgive him.


Peyton Williams is a liar. She pretends to be whole, counting down the days until graduation and helping her parents at the family ranch. But the truth is, she's done everything she can to get over Justin, and salvation is just around the corner. With graduation one short month away, she'll soon break free from the painful memories and start her life fresh. Of course, she has to get through working with him on one last assignment first.


For Justin, nothing ever felt as right as being with Peyton, and now that fate's given him a shot at redemption, he's determined to make the most of it. And for Peyton...well, Justin Carter has always been her kryptonite.



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“The Natural History of Us” by Rachel Harris was emotional for me. It isn’t that it is sad. I became very attached to the characters and when they were dealing with turmoil, I was dealing with turmoil for them. “The Natural History of Us” is pretty special to me because one of the characters is named for my sister. I loved finally getting to know these beloved characters that I have been hearing so much about.

Peyton never truly got over Justin and Justin definitely did not get over Peyton. When these two get paired together in class for a project, Peyton thinks it will be a nightmare. All Peyton can think about is how Justin broke her heart freshman year. Since Peyton never really got over Justin, she has been pretending the last few years that she is fine and everything in life will be okay. It is more than just Justin that Peyton is running from, she is also afraid to start barrel racing her horse again.

Justin has a secret. This boy is more than in love with Peyton. He thinks that Peyton will never forgive him for the things that he has done, that he lead her to believe that he did. Justin feels like he isn't worth anything to anyone. Now Justin has to figure out what he wants to do with his life and all he really wants is Peyton. When this school projects gives him the opportunity to try to win her back, he jumps on it.

I really liked Justin and Peyton's story. I felt like these two characters were truly meant for each other. I was extremely impressed with the relationship these two had even when they were not in a relationship. Peyton is so stubborn. She doesn't want to get her heart hurt, so she is bound and determine to ignore Justin and just work with him on the school project and nothing else.

I am a huge fan of Harris' writing and I am always looking forward to her next book and "The Natural History of Us" was no exception. I loved this book. With that being said, I wish there was a bit more realistic panicking to the young adults. I understand that today's society is completely okay with teenagers having sex, but really they shouldn't be. It was made too casual for my taste and then facing the consequences, I feel like it was brushed over just a bit and jumped into the problem of why they broke up rather than the issue that Peyton and Justin were dealing with at hand. I do wish there was more awareness around the subject.

I thought the dual perspective with the dual timeline worked really well with Justin and Peyton's stories. I thought it was one of the smoother dual timelines that I have read. I really enjoyed how Harris was able to keep each story and perspective straight in this book.

I loved Peyton and Justin. I am so glad that I got to know each of them better. I would love to see more of Fairfield Academy. I don't think Harris' should leave it behind just yet. I know some of the other characters deserve some stories too. I am looking forward to whatever she may have up her sleeves.

 

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Excerpt


“Hold out your hand.” At the expression on his face, I rolled my eyes. “Just do it.” Cautiously, as if I was going to put out a cobra or something, he uncurled his fingers and lifted his palm. I dropped a small silver coin in the center. “For luck.”

Wonder warred with confusion in his gorgeous brown eyes and my heart melted.

“On this side there’s a horseshoe,” I said, my cheeks warming with a blush. “You know, the universal symbol for luck… and a small reminder of me.”

I bit my lip, hoping he didn’t think that was too corny—or that it revealed too much.

I flipped the coin over, exposing the other side, and my fingers slid across his rough skin. My breath caught. When I lifted my eyes, I found him watching me with so much intensity, so much heat, that an actual shiver rolled through me. Just like in my favorite books.

Huh. So that was what smoldering looked like. Good to know.

I swallowed hard and noticed him do the same, and nothing could hold back my smile. Justin glanced down and laughed. “Kick some ass!” he read, skimming his fingernail over my initials.

“I figured…” I cleared my throat. “I thought you could hide it in your sock or something,” I said, unable to tell if he liked the gift or not. He just kept staring at it. “If it’s dumb, you don’t have to—”

“No.”

He’d said it so quietly I almost wasn’t sure he’d spoken at all. But then he closed his hand around the coin and raised his head. Time ceased to exist as Justin’s eyes trailed across my face. I held my breath waiting and a sweet smile crossed his face.

“Damn.” He shook his head softly. “You’ve done it now.”

“What?” I asked, hoping whatever it was that it was a good thing. “What did I do?”

Justin merely shook his head again and smiled. “Wait for me after the game.” Shifting his gaze to the old concession stand, he took a step back and said, “Over there, okay?”

When I nodded, excitement lodging in my throat, making it impossible to speak, he winked and then took off to join his teammates. As I watched his cute butt in those uniform pants run across the field, a giddy grin found my lips

 

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Rachel Harris - Author photoAbout Rachel Harris:

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Vibrant settings, witty banter, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing.

An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romances, and LOVES talking with readers!

 

 

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Rachel Harris’s THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US– Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:


March 28th


For the Love of Books & Alcohol – Excerpt


A Leisure Moment – Review


SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews – Excerpt


Home.Love.Books. – Review


My Nook, Books & More – Excerpt


Swoony Boys Podcast – Review & Excerpt


JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Excerpt


March 29th


A Crave For Books – Review


Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt


Angel Reads – Review


Girl with a Pen and a Dream – Excerpt


Lovin' Los Libros – Review & Excerpt


I Read Indie – Excerpt


The Phantom Paragrapher – Review


March 30th


Bookish Things & More – Review & Excerpt


Stuck In Books – Review & Excerpt


Reading Adventurously – Review & Excerpt


Typical Distractions – Review & Excerpt


Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt


What Is That Book About – Excerpt


March 31st


Dazzled by Books – Review & Excerpt


Kindle and Me – Review & Excerpt


The Cover Contessa – Review & Excerpt


Book Groupies – Excerpt


We All Make Mistakes in Books – Review & Excerpt


The Bibliophile Confessions – Review & Excerpt


Ticket To Anywhere – Review & Excerpt


April 1st


Bookaholics Reading Haven – Review & Excerpt


Books Eater – Review & Excerpt


SprinkleofBooks – Excerpt


Melena's Reviews – Review & Excerpt


Ficwishes – Review & Excerpt


Gaga Over Books – Review & Excerpt


My fictional escape – Review & Excerpt


April 2nd


Collector of book boyfriends – Excerpt


Caitlin Audet – Excerpt


Andi's ABCs – Review


My Slanted Bookish Ramblings – Review


A Dream Within A Dream – Excerpt


Defiantly Deviant – Review


Book Briefs – Review


April 3rd


The Romance Reviews – Review


Cheyanne Young – Review & Excerpt


Adventures in Writing – Excerpt


Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Review


Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Review & Excerpt


Ashleyz Wonderland – Excerpt


Blogging For The Love Of Authors And Their Books – Review & Excerpt


April 4th


The bookworms obsession blog – Review


Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous – Review & Excerpt


Addicted to Books – Review & Excerpt


Bookish Escapes – Review & Excerpt


Adventures of a Book Junkie – Review & Excerpt


The Bookish Thought – Review


Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt


April 5th


Book it – Review & Excerpt


Julie Antonovich Reece – Excerpt


Book Junkie: Not-So-Anonymous – Review & Excerpt


YA Book Madness – Excerpt


The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt


A Full Bookshelf – Review


April 6th


Books and Boys Book Blog – Review & Excerpt


Reading Is My Bliss – Review


Behind Closed Covers – Review & Excerpt


Jackie's Book World – Review


The Procrastinator's Corner – Review & Excerpt


KatyaRath – Review


The book slayer77 – Review


April 7th


Southern Vixens Book Obsessions – Excerpt


The Lovely Books – Review


thebookdragon – Review & Excerpt


Aira Reads – Review


Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt


Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt


Love & Life & Learning – Review & Excerpt


April 8th


Alpha Book Club – Excerpt


Crawling Over the Pages – Review


Three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt


Reviews By Rah – Review & Excerpt


All For Love of the Word – Excerpt


Library of a Book Witch – Review & Excerpt


The Bookmark Blog – Review & Excerpt


 

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