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Get swept away in the first book of the sensational romantic drama that is Romeo & Juliet meets Justified.

My new favorite bad boy meets good girl romance–I loved this book!” — Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author

A magnetic love story! I couldn’t put it down! I want the second book now!  ~ Katie McGarry, author of Dare You To

HE’S TRAPPED BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG

Mickey Rhodale’s brother is the head of a Kentucky drug-running gang, but his father is the sheriff.  In spite of his bad boy reputation, Mickey’s determined to stay on the right side of the law.  But a threat to his sister might force him into doing very dark deeds to protect his family.  And in Kentucky, family is everything…

SHE’S CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A FEUD SHE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND…

Victoria Whitfield is a sheltered boarding school student until her father goes bankrupt, and her family has to move to her grandmother’s horse ranch.  Victoria’s trying to fit back into her role as family peacemaker, but a violent death and the attention of the town bad boy are turning her life upside down.  Suddenly this very good girl wants to rebel and take something–someone–for herself.

RHODALES AND WHITFIELDS HAVE HATED EACH OTHER FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY,

But love can be even stronger than blood, and two people with everything to lose can sometimes find a way to win.

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Reviewers are loving THE LONESOME YOUNG:

The hero Mickey in particular is swoon-worthy; he’s a potential bad boy–misunderstood with a heart of gold.  What’s not to love?                                   – RT Book Reviews

  Romance fans will be enthralled by the back-and-forth drama… — Kirkus Reviews

An irresistible bad boy, an independent girl, and a century-old family feud add up to a compulsive page turner readers will love. – Eileen Cook, author of The Almost Truth

Perhaps thanks to Connors’ alter ego as best-selling adult author Alyssa Day, this sweaty southern gothic has a broader viewpoint than its YA contemporaries, with a huge, two-family cast of characters deserving of a flow chart, and concerns beyond navel-gazing—drugs, history, the lives of adults, and more. There is a lot of chatting about love here, and several bombastic climaxes, but it’s crackling and ambitious and therefore welcome. — Daniel Kraus, Booklist, The American Library Association

Restless, romantic, and riveting! A hot new voice in YA contemporary fiction. I didn’t want it to end. – Mari Mancusi, Award-winning author of Scorched and the Blood Coven Vampire series

         With a fast-paced plot set in Kentucky horse country, heart-pounding suspense, and an oh-so-hot hero, Lucy Connors’                                                The Lonesome Young is sure to be a huge hit! – Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret

Set in the hills of Kentucky, where prosperous horse farms coexist with the meth trade and family scars refuse to heal, The Lonesome Young crackles with tension and romance, taking contemporary young adult fiction in a fresh, intense direction.  — Heather Davis, RITA-nominated author of The Clearing

I love Mickey and Victoria in this modern day Romeo and Juliet tale. Their love is fierce and you can’t help but hope it will triumph when everything and everyone is against them. — Kassy Tayler, author of Ashes Of Twilight

Set in the hills of Kentucky, where prosperous horse farms coexist with the meth trade and family scars refuse to heal, The Lonesome Young crackles with tension and romance, taking contemporary young adult fiction in a fresh, intense direction.  — Heather Davis, RITA-nominated author of The Clearing

          You’ll find longing, brooding and passion in these pages. The Lonesome Young is hot! —Melissa Walker, author of Unbreak My Heart