I’m so incredibly proud of my friend, the wonderful Amy Hatvany for writing It Happens All The Time, a very important book all women should read. It’s deep, emotional and so honest and real. Here’s more about the book:
From master storyteller Amy Hatvany—whose writing has been hailed as “gripping and emotionally honest” (Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times betselling author)—comes a provocative and compelling novel about two friends whose lives are changed by a drunken kiss.
I want to rewind the clock, take back the night when the world shattered. I want to erase everything that went wrong.
Amber Bryant and Tyler Hicks have been best friends since they were teenagers—trusting and depending on each other through some of the darkest periods of their young lives. And while Amber has always felt that their relationship is strictly platonic, Tyler has long harbored the secret desire that they might one day become more than friends.
Returning home for the summer after her college graduation, Amber begins spending more time with Tyler than she has in years. Despite the fact that Amber is engaged to her college sweetheart, a flirtation begins to grow between them. One night, fueled by alcohol and concerns about whether she’s getting married too young, Amber kisses Tyler.
What happens next will change them forever.
In alternating points of view, It Happens All the Time examines the complexity of sexual dynamics between men and women and offers an incisive exploration of gender roles, expectations, and the ever-timely issue of consent.
In Amy’s own words:
Perpetrators thrive in the silence. This video, and this book, is me, as a survivor of sexual assault, finding my voice, in the hope that it will help others.
If you love emotional, honest stories, don’t miss this winner! To celebrate Amy’s new release, I’m giving away a copy of Easy on the Eyes, a Los Angeles themed Starbucks drink card, and lots of other reader treats! For a chance to win, just leave a comment below and you’ll automatically be entered. Contest ends Friday with winner announced Saturday.