Blog Tour: Inspire by Heather Buchine

Inspire by Heather Buchine
Publication date: March 31st 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance


18-year old Paige Rice, an exquisite beauty from East Hampton, NY, has just celebrated her high school graduation and is expecting to spend her summer living it up with all her socialite friends. But her parents have a different idea – she is being hauled away-literally- to the mountains of Vermont for the entire summer- in an RV!

Assuming she will be an outcast amongst the other teens at the campground still does not prepare her for the treatment she receives, which is far worse than she imagined. She also isn’t prepared for Travis, the campground owner’s son and the “Sexiest” guy she has ever laid eyes on. Travis is the only one who shows any interest in getting to know Paige. The only problem is that they have to explore what lies between them in secret. But once all the secrets are stripped away, the truth may be crushing.

***Intended for mature audiences due to language and sexual content***


I really liked writing style in Inspire. The words flowed so easily, the plot never lagged and it had that airy way about it. It is such a perfect summer read, especially since it’s about the summer before college. Paige and her family decided to take one last trip as a family before she goes off to college. So they get an RV and spend the summer at an RV camp.

Paige is a very cool girl. She is a cheerleader/dancer but doesn’t fit into the stereotype of mean girl. She might be popular but she also has a good heart. Which includes creating her own charity. She is wealthy but doesn’t seem to let it get to her head and tries to give back when she can. I love the way she doesn’t let people push her around either. The whole shower scene is one of my favorites because even though she is embarrassed she takes the situation and turns it around. I admire her tenacity. I kind of thought she was a little fickle in the boy department. It’s a little strange that she is holding off dating for the guy of her dreams but easily forgets him when she is away. I shouldn’t say forgets but kind of moves on quickly. At the same time though, when you’re young and you feel this awesome connection I think it’s natural to be a little fickle. Plus Jared took a little too long to get around to being interested.

Travis definitely has a little bit of a dreamy factor and at times he almost seems too good to be true. Hmm... I like some flaws in my characters but it does turn out that Travis isn’t a hundred percent perfect. I was like ha I knew there had to be something, no I really do like Travis though. He is sweet, kind and seems to really like Paige. He gets a little suspicious when he doesn’t want to let everyone in on their blossoming relationship. At first his reasons make sense but then I start thinking Paige should ditch him. There are moments when he seems a little too feminine to me. I really liked him though and despite the moments when I would get pissed at him he’s a good fit for Paige.

Good side characters. I love that Paige has a best friend Tracey and I even like when Jared comes around too. It’s good to see strong friendships represented in books. I also think the other characters at the camp add their own amount of spice. The story would have been lacking if they weren’t there to add to the plot. There were things that were introduced and not completely drawn out. Her parents being there to rekindle their marriage was sort of a side notion but it made sense to me. I didn’t need to see more on the subject so I like that it was there but not dragged too much into the story. I really got the feel of the RV camp so I think it was set up well.

Overall I enjoyed the book and found it to be a great summer read. Especially since it was so easy to fly through the pages.


By no surprise my favorite hobbies are reading and writing. But beyond escaping into the written fantasy world, I love experiencing new things. Surfing, motorcycle riding, snow blading, glass blowing, parasailing, SUP boarding are just a few that I have checked off my bucket list, but there is still so much more to explore. Right now, being a mom is my biggest adventure and the best by far!! In the quiet calm hours of the night though, I can usually be found typing away creating a world of romance where drama still exists but love (hopefully!!) always prevails.

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