Thursday, January 4, 2018

Giveaway: The First to Know by Abigail Johnson

The First to Know
Abigail Johnson
Series: n/a
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Dana Fields's father never knew his parents. When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, Dana discovers a half brother her age whose very existence means her parents' happy marriage is a lie.

Dana's desire to know her half brother, Brandon, and the extent of her dad's deception, clashes with her wish not to destroy her family. When she sees the opportunity to get to know Brandon through his cousin, the intense yet kind Chase, she takes it. But the more she finds out about Brandon, her father's past and the irresistible guy who'll never forgive her if he discovers the truth, the more she sees the inevitable fallout from her own lies. With her family crumbling around her, Dana must own up to her actions and find a way to heal the breach—for everyone—before they're torn apart for good.
From the minute I set eyes on the blurb for this book, I knew I had to read it. I featured it as a Can't-Wait Wednesday pick, as one of my In a Nutshell Reviews, and even included Abigail Johnson as one of my fabulous New-to-Me Authors this week. Essentially, I have nothing but love for this book, and am very excited to host a giveaway for the audiobook version of it.


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Abigail Johnson was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snowstorms for year-round summers and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip in a purple spiral-bound notebook that she still has, and has been writing ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen, but hasn’t let that stop her from bodysurfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high-school production of Cinderella, and becoming a published author. Visit Abigail online at and follow her on Twitter, @AbigailsWriting.

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  1. Ooh intriguing premise! I'm curious how it all plays out.


  2. This one sounds really good. The kind of ya contemporary I love. I dont believe I was approved for this one but Ive seen some great reviews on it.

    1. A fantastic family drama with a romance I really loved and lots of great characters. I was rejected for this ARC too. I got it from the library after it came out. No regrets.

  3. This sounds really good, Sam! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  4. Just went and checked out your review and it sounds fantabulous!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. I have seen so many positive reviews and would love to see it get more love.

  5. Replies
    1. Once I started listening to it, I couldn't stop. It had so many great elements and hit on a lot of emotions too.