Two years ago at BEA, @ursula _uriarte and I ended up11/25/2021, 6:59:21 PM
Two years ago at BEA, @ursula _uriarte and I ended up standing in a lot of signing lines with this dude named Dave Connis ( @dconnis ). And after awhile, after lots of random conversation about books, music, swapping stories about our kids and figuring out how each of us could get our books signed by @iamdavidarnold and not lose our place in line for another ARC drop, which was happening at the same time, Dave admitted that he had a book coming out in 2017 called “The Temptation of Adam”. . This week “The Temptation of Adam” came out and I missed its book birthday because I was out of town. So I’m late, but still in time to celebrate birthday week! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK to this lovely, which I have been looking forward to reading for two years. There is also an album on iTunes called “Looking for Eden” by Connis which he wrote to go with the book. I love when musically talented authors do this, and it’s awesome. . Connis is tackling an issue I have not yet read in a YA novel. Porn addiction. I’m looking forward to this new read and how this issue is handled. . What are you reading today? . Synopsis: Adam Hawthorne is fine. . Yeah, his mother left, his older sister went with her, and his dad would rather read Nicholas Sparks novels than talk to him. And yeah, he spends his nights watching self-curated porn video playlists. . But Adam is fine. . When a family friend discovers Adam’s porn addiction, he’s forced to join an addiction support group: the self-proclaimed Knights of Vice. He goes because he has to, but the honesty of the Knights starts to slip past his defenses. Combine that with his sister’s out-of-the-blue return and the attention of a girl he meets in an AA meeting, and all the work Adam has put into being fine begins to unravel. . Now Adam has to face the causes and effects of his addiction, before he loses his new friends, his prodigal sister, and his almost semi-sort-of girlfriend.