Sunday, October 19, 2014

Blog Tour for Doesn't Play Well With Others #DPWWO by Casey Harvell


Doesn't Play Well With Others #DPWWO

By Casey Harvell

Disclaimer: This book is for mature audiences (18+) ONLY due to seriously excessive foul language and minor sex and violence.

Selene Warren has it rough. After her mom passes when she's little, she gets stuck with her aunt (a crack-whore.) Life with Selene’s aunt lacks any type of love or support. Selene constantly struggles and when she turns fifteen her aunt is diagnosed with H.I.V. It soon becomes apparent that her aunt expects her to take over the family business and Selene runs for dear life.

She manages pretty well for a couple years. One day she saves a scruffy looking kid from a window. Before she knows it she adopts a stray of her own. Life seems a bit better until Selene gets stabbed trying to protect the kid.

Selene makes it, but discovers the kid is no normal runaway--he's the only son of a VERY rich and prominent family. A new friend comes forward to clear Selene of possible kidnapping charges, but for the life of her Selene can't figure out why the hell a rich kid would rather live on the streets than on a ritzy estate.

Alex wants to break down the walls around Selene so badly. Selene’s life leaves her with no room to trust anyone. For as long as she can remember she’s had to rely on herself. Will Selene be able to escape her degenerate world? Because she doesn't play well with others.

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Selene’s Quote: 

“I know that I’m screwed and I still can’t help the word vomit that spews from my mouth.”


Review by Gia:
Doesn't Play Well With Others (DPWWO) is the first book I read by Casey Harvell and I loved it.   I had a suspicion with the disclaimer and dedication, that this book was going to be good.   The disclaimer is "If you have a  problem with swear words (particularly the word F***) please return now for a full refund."  The F bomb is used a lot in the book but when it's used it fits into the storyline and it's not used just for shock value.   The dedication is "For anyone who's walked a rough path and been better for it."  That is a wonderful dedication and pretty much describes Selene. 

Selene has had a lot of tough things to deal with.  Her mother has passed away and she was being raised by her aunt.  At fifteen thing with her Aunt are not good and she runs away.   At seventeen she is independent and strong willed.  She doesn't like many people.  She meets a kid named Henry, who she takes under her wing.  With henry she meets Alex.  Alex's family owes a restaurant  and he gives Henry and Selene some food.

Henry turns out to be a kid from a very rich family.   Selene gets found with him and Henry's family gives her a lot of money for finding him.  Alex's family become Selene's foster family.   Things start to look up her Selene.   Alex is great.  He is understanding and has a big heart.  He and Selene like each other and have a relationship.   I love Alex and Selene together.  Alex's parents are pretty cool too. 

Henry has something going on his family that he is hiding.  Selene has figured out what's going on and she want to help him.   There is some surprising twists involving Henry's family.   

DPWWO is an interesting story.  I was hooked right from the beginning and didn't want to put it down until I finished.  This is one you definitely want to check out.
5 Amazeballs Stars!!!

About the Author

Amazon Bestselling and USA Today Recommended Author Casey Harvell resides in the great Hudson River Valley of NY with her husband and their two sons. Casey is slightly zombie obsessed. She uses the word ‘boom’ and attaches ‘pants’ on the end of words frequently. You can find all of Casey’s books on her website

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Other Books by Casey Harvell:

The Decisions Series:

Righteous Decisions (Decisions Series Book One) eBook always free!

Harsh Decisions (Decisions Series Book Two)

The Electric Series—USA Today Must-Read Romance Series!

Charged ~Reboot~ (Electric Series Book One) eBook always free!

Shocked (Electric Series Book Two)

Stand Alone:


Aliens, Death & Zombies: A Compilation of Short Stories

Coming Soon (2014-2015):

Soul Decisions (Decisions Series Book Three) *Final Series Book

Wired (Electric Series Book Three) *Final Series Book

Eclipsed Agony

Don’t You Cry

Proceed With Caution

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