A Better Bad Idea (eARC)

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Turn the Pages Tours has once again invited me to tell y’all about a super fresh new release, A Better Bad Idea! This thriller is a fun ride, but does contain some sensitive topics such as death of a character, guns/shootings, physical abuse of a minor, toxic relationship, underage drinking, and more. Take care of yourself first.

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Laurie Devore’s new YA novel is a searing look at a forgotten girl who has no good choices left, but one better bad idea…

Evelyn Peters is desperate. Desperate for a way out of McNair Falls, the dying southern town that’s held her captive since the day she was born. Desperate to protect her little sister from her mother’s terrifying and abusive boyfriend. And desperate to connect with anyone, even fallen golden boy Ashton Harper, longtime boyfriend of the girl Evelyn can never stop thinking about ― beautiful, volatile, tragically dead Reid Brewer.

Until a single night sends Evelyn and Ashton on a collision course that starts something neither of them can stop. With one struck match, their whole world goes up in flames. The only thing left to do is run―but leaving McNair Falls isn’t as easy as just putting distance between here and there and some secrets refuse to stay left behind.

A reckoning is coming… and not everyone is getting out alive.


Let’s start off with a bang, shall we? From the jump, we’re thrust in to Evelyn’s POV, and her life. She’s stuck in town with no prospects of getting out. Her mom’s boyfriend is abusive to her mom, her younger sister, and herself. Evelyn turns to drinking, skipping school, and hanging out Ashton to soothe her pain.

Reid has died, but Evelyn can’t stop thinking about her…after all, Evelyn’s new drinking buddy, Ashton, was Reid’s boyfriend until her death.

One day while hanging out, the two hatch a plan. It’ll be fun! A little arson never hurt anyone…neither did shooting them.

A Better Bad Idea is a twisty novel designed to make your head spin and ask “well that’s got to be the worst of it all, right?” But it’s not. Oh no. Not at all…..


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Laurie Devore was born and raised in small town South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University. After four years in the balmy Midwest, she returned to her home in the south, where she now lives and works in Charleston. In her spare time, she reluctantly runs marathons, watches too much TV, and works a “y’all” into every conversation. She is the author of Winner Take All and How to Break a Boy.


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