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Rachel Harris's THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US is already getting swoons from readers everywhere! We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. Known for her sweet romances, Rachel's THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US, is no different! Check out everything we have for you on this amazing title and then go grab your copy today. Justin and Peyton’s story is sure to put a smile on your face and keep you turning pages long into the night!

   
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About THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US:

One class assignment. One second chance at love. The school player is all in. Now he needs to win back the sweet commitment girl who's forever owned his heart.

Justin Carter has a secret. He's not the total player Fairfield Academy believes him to be. Not really. 

In fact, he used to be a one-woman guy...and his feelings for her never went away. Too bad he broke her heart three years ago and made sure to ruin any chance she'd ever forgive him.

Peyton Williams is a liar. She pretends to be whole, counting down the days until graduation and helping her parents at the family ranch. But the truth is, she's done everything she can to get over Justin, and salvation is just around the corner. With graduation one short month away, she'll soon break free from the painful memories and start her life fresh. Of course, she has to get through working with him on one last assignment first.

For Justin, nothing ever felt as right as being with Peyton, and now that fate's given him a shot at redemption, he's determined to make the most of it. And for Peyton...well, Justin Carter has always been her kryptonite.

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EXCERPT 


Planting my feet on the floor, I grab the assignment packet. I thumb through the long list of group dates, taking note of all the partner-time required (a lot), and a rush of endorphins floods my bloodstream. My heart pounds just like it did when I tagged out Jefferson to win last night’s game, and when a relieved exhale parts my lips, I hear Carlos say, “Uh oh.”

“What?” I ask distractedly.

“You’ve got that psycho look in your eyes.” I raise my eyes and he waves a finger back and forth in front of my face. “The same one you had before we egged Crestmont High last week. You’re planning something.”

Adrenaline bounces my knee. “Maybe I am.”

My hand beats out a rhythm on my thigh as I realize that this is exactly what I’d been waiting for. The answer to the itch under my skin. My extreme restlessness. It’s not a new feeling—if I were honest, it’s been on a low simmer for years. Being with Aly just brought it to a boil. I’ve been numb ever since I lost Peyton, and this… this insane marriage project is my chance to finally make things right.

“Tell Abuelita I’ll be there,” I say, returning my gaze to the back of Peyton’s head. “And that I’ll be bringing a girl even she can’t complain about.” From the corner of my eye, I see him stare at me in confusion. “I’m bringing my wife.”

Carlos’s mouth opens in a mix of shock and doubt and I don’t blame him. I saw Peyton’s reaction, too. But I have three whole weeks between now and then, and a plan taking shape in my mind.  

Peyton may think she hates me, but that’s only because she doesn’t know the total truth. Soon, that’ll change—but I can’t rush it. I have to start small. Ease into it. Use these dates and outings to show her how much I’ve changed since I was fifteen and screwed everything up.

But I will do it.

“Mark my words, Carlos,” I say, feeling excited about a girl for the first time in a very long time. But then, that’s because it’s not just any girl; it’s my girl. She just doesn’t know it yet. “I’m gonna be the best damn husband in this entire class.”

He looks at me uncertainly, but that doesn’t faze me. I won’t let it. I know I don’t deserve it. Hell, I never deserved her. But I’m not letting anything stop meNot this time. Thanks to Coach Stasi, I’m going to remind Peyton of all the reasons she fell for me in the first place.

And then I’m going to make her do it again.



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The Natural History of Us by Rachel Harris was a 4 star read for me. It had dual timelines as well as dual POV's which I absolutely loved.

The young adult genre is typically not my favorite when it is very young adult, but this book managed to make me relive my high school years a bit. Oh what years! : )

I felt so bad for Justin. He had people all around him, but no one that truly loved him and showed him affection. He played baseball to make his dad happy, but he really didn't get any benefits from doing that for his dad since his dad continued to ignore him. Justin doesn't understand relationships because of all of this so he only did "casual" hookups. The one time he tried a relationship, it didn't end so well. 

Peyton is the shy, book hugging young girl. Daughter of the baseball coach and a barrel racer. She has tons of love around her, but she is still lonely. Coming back from a life-changing event, she wants to come out of her shell and be someone else. I loved how she thought things out and worked hard to overcome her history. She worked hard and thought about others as well. I wanted to be apart of her inner circle. She loved them dearly.

The relationship between Justin and Peyton was a sweet, cute one. They both had their short-comings and both had their own hang-ups but somehow they brought out the best in one another. They help one another figure out what they want out of their lives and what they need to do to get that future. Even from the beginning you could feel the love between the two and how it altered as they grew up. It was fun to see how different they were at the end. 

REVIEWED BY : Jennifer A.




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About Rachel Harris: New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Vibrant settings, witty banter, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing. An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romances, and LOVES talking with readers!    

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Rachel Harris’s THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US– Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

March 28th
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March 29th
A Crave For Books – Review
Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt
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March 30th
Bookish Things & More – Review & Excerpt
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Typical Distractions – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

March 31st
Dazzled by Books – Review & Excerpt
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The Cover Contessa – Review & Excerpt
Book Groupies – Excerpt
We All Make Mistakes in Books – Review & Excerpt
The Bibliophile Confessions – Review & Excerpt
Ticket To Anywhere – Review & Excerpt

April 1st
Bookaholics Reading Haven – Review & Excerpt
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SprinkleofBooks – Excerpt
Melena's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Ficwishes – Review & Excerpt
Gaga Over Books – Review & Excerpt
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April 2nd
Caitlin Audet – Excerpt
Andi's ABCs – Review
Defiantly Deviant – Review
Book Briefs – Review

April 3rd
Cheyanne Young – Review & Excerpt
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Ashleyz Wonderland – Excerpt

April 4th
Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous – Review & Excerpt
Addicted to Books – Review & Excerpt
Bookish Escapes – Review & Excerpt
Adventures of a Book Junkie – Review & Excerpt
Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

April 5th
Book it – Review & Excerpt
Book Junkie: Not-So-Anonymous – Review & Excerpt
YA Book Madness – Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt
A Full Bookshelf – Review

April 6th
Books and Boys Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Behind Closed Covers – Review & Excerpt
The Procrastinator's Corner – Review & Excerpt
KatyaRath – Review
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April 7th
The Lovely Books – Review
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Aira Reads – Review
Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt
Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt
Love & Life & Learning – Review & Excerpt

April 8th
Alpha Book Club – Excerpt
Three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt
Reviews By Rah – Review & Excerpt
Library of a Book Witch – Review & Excerpt
The Bookmark Blog – Review & Excerpt

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