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***BLOG TOUR STOP*** – Hard Knox by Nicole Williams

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Knox Jagger. The name inspires resent in every male at Sinclair University, want in every female, and contempt in Charlie Chase.

Charlie can be summed up in three words: independent, independent, and independent. To Charlie, Knox epitomizes everything that’s wrong with college males: prolific one-night stands, drunken senseless fights, and a body that hints at prioritizing gym time over study time.

As an up-and-coming writer for Sinclair University’s newspaper, Charlie’s tasked with getting to the bottom of who’s been dropping little white pills into girls’ drinks at parties. In an ocean of All-American boys sporting polo shirts and innocent smiles, Knox is the obvious suspect. As evidence piles up against the bad boy of Sinclair, Charlie becomes more and more certain it isn’t Knox. But when her drink is dosed at a party and she wakes up on Knox’s couch the next morning, Charlie’s left with more questions than answers when it comes to Knox Jagger.

How can Charlie ever hope to uncover the truth behind a guy so closed off he’s become . . .

Hard Knox.

Hard Knox is the latest offering by Nicole Williams. I have enjoyed previous books of hers so was excited to join up to this blog tour. The synopsis grabbed my attention and I jumped into this story as soon as I got it. 

Hard Knox is the story of Charlie Chase and Knox Jagger. Charlie is a strong and  fiercely independent woman and Knox tends to use, abuse, and leave a trail of discarded females in his wake. So, he’s pretty much everything Charlie hates about the world. However, once Charlie’s welfare is threatened this unlikely duo join forces to find out who is behind the sinister behavior.

First off, let me just say that this book is a complete rarity. It’s not often (in an NA novel at least) that the leading lady is an absolute feminist through and through. It was SO REFRESHING to read Charlies story and not have to put up with all the typical NA doormat tendencies from her. I didn’t even roll my eyes once. And what was even better, was that Knox himself was also on-board with her strong personality and actually encouraged it. I LOVED that about this book. 

Knox was a complex and interesting character. I would have liked to know more about his back story just because I did find him so interesting and was wanting more, more. more. It was cute to see this duo team up like Batman and Robin (Charlie was totally batman) to bring down the bad guys. 

This book deals with some sensitive subject matter but it was done so in a tasteful and educated way. An excellent story and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. 

Purchase links: 

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Knox-The-Outsider-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00MN0TTI4 

Barnes and Noble – 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hard-knox-nicole-williams/1120116551?ean=2940150334458 
 
 

About the Author 
I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH 
series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S 
UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday 
kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love 
stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and 
that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in 
true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over 
having my feet firmly on the ground. 

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