Giveaway and Excerpt of A. Meredith Walter’s PERFECT REGRET!

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Pretty sure everyone knows by now that I love New Adult.  Like LOVE the genre.  There’s something about the freedom, the mistakes, the awkwardness of that age that entrances me. One of the first books I read in New Adult was A. Meredith Walter’s BAD REP, which I drooled and swooned over until 4 am or so, and believe me, the 6 am alarm didn’t care that I was book-hungover.  So imagine my excitement when I was able to grab my now-agency-sister’s ARC of PERFECT REGRET and read it before it was released?  YES PLEASE!

Have to say, that’s a pretty perk of being an Inkling.  😉

PERFECT REGRET picks up a little after where BAD REP left us, but now we’re with sarcastic, slightly caustic, but hilarious Riley as she tries to deal with an attraction to Garrett that she’s not supposed to have.  Sure, her “perfect” boyfriend dumped her, but who the heck has time for a slacker like Garrett when there are goals to be met?  What follows is a heartfelt and sometimes wrenching look at the differences between what we are supposed to want, and what we really need that had me laughing out loud and wanting to crawl into the pages and smack Riley around.  I mean, come ON, Garrett is pretty darn drool-worthy.  Ms. Walters, you sure do know how to drive a reader’s emotions!  I loved this story and these characters!
I give PERFECT REGRET a solid 4.5 stars.  It’s a breezy, yummy read for you fans of New Adult, and definitely worth the morning-after book hangover.
Take a peek and stick around for the giveaway!


Riley Walker makes
all the right decisions and knows exactly where her life is headed.

Riley Walker does not make mistakes.

Riley Walker certainly doesn’t make spontaneous decisions.

But then Riley Walker gets dumped.

Spectacularly, gut-wrenching, stomp all over her heart dumped. And she is
feeling more than a little angry. And a whole lot bitter. And suddenly the girl
who has always done everything right feels like doing something completely

Garrett Bellows, lead guitarist for the local band, Generation Rejects, is
going through life without a plan. Trying not to think past the next gig or the
next party, he has worked hard to not become too attached to anyone or
anything. So he is shocked to find himself drawn to the snarky girl with a chip
on her shoulder. She pisses him off and puts him down. He knows she’s nothing
more than a self-entitled college brat who thinks she’s better than the townie
boy without a future.

Alcohol and a hefty dose of lust leads to a night both Riley and Garrett
immediately regret. Her embarrassment, his pride and the weight of rumors and
misconceptions convince Riley and Garrett that their one-time indiscretion will
never be repeated. Particularly when their harshest critics are each other.

But how do you
reconcile a head that wants to let go with a heart that keeps holding on?

And what happens when your biggest regret begins to seem almost perfect?

Excerpt from PERFECT REGRET:
    Slowly, Garrett kicked off the shoes he had just put on and lay down beside me.  I scootched over to make room on the double bed.  Garrett stretched his arm above his head, his other arm laying awkwardly beside him as though he didn’t know what to do with it.
    I rolled onto my side and pressed my back into him and then he got the hint.  He slid over and wrapped his arm around my waist.  This spooning thing really was an uncomfortable business.  You never knew what to do with your arms or legs. It took forever to find that spot where you felt like you weren’t a human pretzel. 
    But when you found that spot, it was pure bliss.  And when I found that spot with Garrett I never wanted to move again.  Our bodies synched up and we sort of melted into each other.  Garrett tucked my head under his chin and I felt warm and secure wrapped up in him like this.
    “Will you be here when I wake up?” I asked almost fearfully.  I couldn’t figure out why it was so important for him to be here with me.  But right now it was the most necessary thing in my world.
    “I’ll be here as long as you want me, Riley,” he whispered, his breath stirring my hair.  And that’s all I needed to fall into a restful sleep.
Hey Garrett?  You totally just stole this girl’s heart, and a place on the book boyfriend shelf!
Here’s a little bit about my awesome agency-sister, A. Meredith Walters!


The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark series, Bad Rep and its upcoming sequel.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly 6 year old daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.




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2 Comments on “Giveaway and Excerpt of A. Meredith Walter’s PERFECT REGRET!”

  1. Julie Sondra Decker

    I looooove New Adult too and I'm so psyched to see it emerging as a genre! (Sure gives my ugly duckling, a "YA set in college that will never sell because people aren't buying that," a new lease on life!)

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