Thursday, November 19, 2015

Blog Tour : The Last First Game by Gina Azzi

The Last First Game by Gina Azzi
(The Senior Semester Series, #1)
Publication date: November 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

When Lila Avers accepts a medical internship through Astor University in California for the fall semester of her senior year, she doesn’t expect much. In fact, she’d rather work on her tan and meet a surfer instead of logging long hours at the hospital and studying. But before she even boards her flight to LA, she meets Astor University wide receiver, Cade Wilkins. A football player. When Cade turns out to be so much more than just muscle, Lila is smitten. Maybe a semester away from her friends won’t be so bad after all.
Cade Wilkins is beyond ready for his last season at Astor. Already being scouted and projected as a NFL draft pick, he’s riding a natural high and all set to breeze through his senior year. To sweeten the start of the fall semester, he meets his dream girl at the airport on his way back to LA. Lila Avers, a blonde, blue-eyed angel. Could life get any better?
When Cade is sidelined by an unexpected injury, he’s devastated to learn of more serious health concerns. As his world implodes, Lila holds him together. But is she strong enough to see him through his recovery?
As their own insecurities and doubts emerge, their new, fragile relationship is tested. Can Cade and Lila handle the ugly truths of falling in love when tensions flare, boundaries are violated, and uncertainty looms over the future of their relationship?


Gina Azzi loved every moment of college – especially her study abroad experiences, internships, and travel adventures! She drew on her college experiences to create the storylines for The Senior Semester Series.

Gina is a passionate reader, frequent globetrotter, and coffee enthusiast. She currently resides in Dubai with her husband Tony.

Gina loves meeting new people and would love to hear from you! Get in touch with her at:

Twitter: @gina_azzi


    I open my eyes and scan the airport. An old man bounces a baby, presumably his grandson, on his knee; two young girls huddle together on the floor, using the sticky blue seats as beds for their dolls; a young hipster pounds on the keys of his laptop, his eyes narrowed in thought.
And then, I see her.
    A tall, thin blonde, struggling with two oversized shoulder bags. A Starbucks cup dangles from her fingers as she huffs loudly, the air blowing blond waves out of her eyes. She looks up and her gaze meets mine.
    Her eyes are cornflower blue, the color of the sky on a clear summer’s day. At the moment they glisten, as if she’s struggling to hold back tears. Then she blinks and shrugs at me as she dumps her shoulder bags onto a chair several seats away and perches at the edge of the seat, taking a long sip of her coffee.  
    “Excuse me?” An airline representative approaches the girl.
    She looks up in alarm, clutching her boarding pass and looking around to confirm that she is in the right place.
    “I’m sorry to interrupt you. It seems that this flight is overbooked. For customers willing to wait until the next flight to Los Angeles, which departs in three hours, we are offering a free round-trip ticket to be used within one year of today’s date. Would you be willing to give up your seat on this flight and take the next flight?”
    The girl looks startled, her eyes wide. She tilts her neck to the left, clearly assessing the offer, thinking over her options. After several moments a smile spreads across her full lips. “Sure. I think I can do that. Now this free flight, is it anywhere in the network or only JFK-LAX?”
    I chuckle.  Smart girl.
    She shrugs. “Okay. That’s fine.”
    The woman points to the desk near the gate. “My colleague will assist you at the desk. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. And thank you for flying with us today.”
    The blond girl stands up and stretches her arms overhead. Her open cardigan is baggy and hangs to her knees, but the T-shirt she’s wearing underneath rides up, showing a sliver of smooth, tanned skin. She yawns and looks at her bags in disgust before heaving them onto her shoulder and walking to the desk.
    Suddenly, kicking it on the East Coast for a few more hours doesn’t seem so terrible.
Not at all.
    “Excuse me. Miss?” I call out to the representative.
    She turns toward me and I break out my killer smile, the one I use to charm my way out of Biology quizzes and mandatory study halls. “Do you need any other customers to give up their seats?”

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  • 2x $50 Amazon gift cards (INTL)
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