Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Insatiable Reads Blog Hop!


Thanks for stopping by my blog for the Insatiable Reads Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop! :)

Grand Prizes for the entire hop:
A Kindle Fire!
A $50 Amazon Gift Certificate!

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For my blog giveaway you will have a chance to win:

Always ebook
or
Always paperback
or
$25 Amazon gift card!

My giveaway is international and the winner will be chosen via the Rafflecopter below. The winner will be announced July 22!

To enter to win you can:

  • Comment on this blog post and answer the question: 'You never forget your first love--tell us about yours!'
  • Follow @ellerydreams on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway


My Answer:

I met Brad at Hardees when I stopped by in between classes. I remember thinking he was hot right out of the gate--lean and muscled, all the right angles, blond with these intense brown eyes. He flirted, but I just mumbled and got my food and went on my merry way. Later, I talked to a friend about him and she decided that we were gonna go back and do it right this time and give him my number.

We go back to Hardees, but Brad's off work--luckily, one of his friends was a romantic and decided to give us his number. I call and leave an awkward message, saying he might not remember me but I remembered him etc.

He called back a few hours later!

We met up and had dinner and talked for hours about nothing and everything--and he made me feel like I was literally the only girl in the room.

We didn't last, but I'll always remember cuddling with him, arms wrapped around me as he whispered some tragic Nirvana song in my ear.

Check out other blogs participating in the hop and win stuff!

 

76 comments:

  1. Ahh.. it was a boy in my class but we didn't work out.. though I still remember everyting with sweetness :)
    Karina V
    swordlily_girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. My first real love was in college. Looking back it wasn't a great relationship for me but I learned alot about who I was and what I wanted


    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. I grew up a lot in my first real love relationship too...my answer's a little mushy gushy, but I figured out who I was and what I deserved. A lot of good memories, but we didn't work out for a reason.

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  3. i never had a first real love. been too busy w/ school and running my own buisness

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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    1. You go girl! :) Thanks for commeting.

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  4. My first crush was in second grade. Loved his long eyelashes...

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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    1. Awww. :) Isn't it crazy how guys have the best eyelashes??? And they don't appreciate them at all haha.

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  5. My first love was my ex fiance, I was introduced to him thru friends and we hit it off right off the bat and were basically glued at the hip after that. I still think about him to this day. A bunch of what if's if I had did something different would I be with him now.

    Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I hear ya, Dawna--I think most everyone has that one guy that they still think about from time to time. <3

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  6. I was 16. He was a rocker - always wore a leather trench and had long hair. I swore we would be together forever. Then he cheated on me with my arch enemy. For real, I've had one in my entire life, she was it. They are married. We managed to be friends again after 20 years but I'm mad at him again. LOL heather1974 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ooo a rocker. :) That SUCKS about what he did though and that they ended up together. :( I hope you found happiness, Heather!

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  7. I met my first love when I was 15 we started dating when I was 16 & we stayed together till I was 20. Even after we broke up we stayed friends & he is still to this day one of my best friends he even comes out to my house on weekends w/ his daughter & stays w/ my boyfriend & I & our 5 kids & since my boyfriend grew up w/ us & was friends w/ us when we were together nothings weird about it :) carlywood@comcast.net

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    1. That's awesome, Carly! Thanks for commenting!!

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  8. To be honest, I've never really had a first love!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    naralee94(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. My first love was and still is my husband of almost 20 years. I met him my freshman year in college and fell instantly in lust (we were both dating other people at the time). 3 years later we were both single, started dating, and got married 2 years after that. I had other boyfriends, but none that I felt love for.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Wow, 20 years! That's amazing (and inspirational!)

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  10. We met through mutual friends and started dating on my 17th birthday. We were together for over 2 years and went our separate ways while remaining friends. We are now talking again and who knows what the future will hold :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com

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  11. I think I thought I was in love many times, but my first true love and only true love is my husband. He was very shy when we met...and I was absolutely not! lol! Thanks a bunch for the hop/giveaway! Kyla Patton- kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I was mega shy when I met my fiance too, Kyla! Definitely not anymore tho. :)

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  12. At the time is was love but looking back, not so much. I am so much happier and healthier now with my husband. I guess you live and learn, right? Thank you for participating.

    jess820 at gmail dot com

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    1. 'I guess you live and learn, right?'
      Amen. :)

      Thanks for stopping by my blog, Jessi!

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  13. First love.. wow going back a bit..lol he was from sweden.. and I swear he could melt me with his eyes.. unlucky for me he had to go back and I wasn't in a position I could follow.. sniff sniff

    vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

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    1. One of my bff's from college dated a guy from Sweden too! Something about those blue eyes I guess. :) Thanks for commenting!

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  14. my husband was my first and only love :)

    cdm65 at cox dotnet

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    1. Awww. :) Love stories like this! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I haven't had one yet.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome!!! Thanks for participating!

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  16. My first love was my highschool sweetheart. I'd rather not think about her.

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    1. :( Thanks for participating, though! <3

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  17. My first love was part of the popular crowd in high school and played on the basketball team. He never noticed me - or at least I thought he didn't. A few years after high school, we ran into each other in a club and let's just say, sparks flew. When I mentioned about how he probably never noticed me back then, he said, "Oh, I noticed." Sigh.

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  18. I married mine :) Nothing before him compares!

    Thanks
    staceyprice(AT)gmail.com

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    1. Love it! Thanks for commenting, Stacey!

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  19. I met mine in college, nothing really grand :/

    Great giveaway though!

    Thanks,
    jacquelinesreads(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, hun! Thanks for hopping and participating!!

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  20. It was a boy from my class, but he didn't notice me, and I was too shy to talk to him.


    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. My first love is Justin. I met him when I was 17. We were a fantastic couple and sadly the world got in between our love. There were some evil people with rumours and he believed them. He found me about 10 years later and admitted he was still in love with me. At that time we were seperated by a very large ocean and neither one of us had money. I lost track of him got married etc. I just talked to him a year ago and I admitted I still have feelings for him as he does for me but we are both happily married. I will never forget him though :)
    sbfugate@bellsouth.net

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    1. Oh my gosh...your story reminds me of one of my favorite songs EVER ('I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You' by Colin Hay). Thanks for sharing!

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  22. My first love was so sweet. I really miss him, but he moved away a long time ago, maybe one day I'll find him again. Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  23. Hmmm, I've never been in 4ever love, but I've had some serious cases of lust colored with affection. The first boy I dated was completely by accident. He was supposed to go out with my friend and when she went by his house, he jumped in the backseat with me.

    blueshedevil32 at gmail dot com

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    1. Mmm...falling in lust is grand! (not so great when I mistook lust as love, but that's a story for another day!). Cute story, Sebella!

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  24. A boy named Charlie in kindergarten...he broke my heart, I broke his nose!
    So many great books being added to my TRB list today!!
    Thanks for being in the hop!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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    1. When I got the email notification for this comment I literally laughed out loud. Like, the people beside me thought I was insane--and I didn't even care! Thanks for hopping to my lil ole blog and sharing that hilarious story!

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  25. he was my husband for 10 yrs but we didnt work out
    meandi09@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that, Jennifer. Thanks for commenting.

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  26. It was more like infatuation
    Thanks!

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Janhvi! Thanks for participating!

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  27. We first met when I was 14 and he was 18 he worked with one of my cousins I didn't really care for him I thought he was so rude, fast forward 4 years later he took me out to celebrate my accepttion to the college of my choice and 2 years later we were married.

    huntress023(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. I married my first love. It was fine for a short time. I didn't pay attention to me unless it was important to him at the time. The marriage only lasted 3 years. That was 23yrs ago and I'm still looking for a better replacement.

    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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    1. I wish you all the luck in the world! <3 Thanks for commenting and participating~

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  29. I was a Summer romance when I was 14....doomed to failure but great while it lasted!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. Summer lovin' :)
      You're welcome and thank *you* for taking the time to read/comment/participate!

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway
    wandad1961@yahoo.com
    my first love was my husband

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  31. My first love definitely was not my parents. Lasted until I went to college.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. I swear they make it even sweeter when they don't approve. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  32. My first love turned into my husband so its kinda hard to forget him.

    dragon5174 at gmail dot com

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  33. It was in primary school. I was rejected pretty hard, but I definitely will never forget him

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    1. His loss! :) Thanks for commenting, Veronica!

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  34. I was a young teen, he wasn't very nice.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Sorry to hear that, Magic! Thanks for commenting, though.

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  35. Hi! I dont have one. My parents were extremely strict growing up. Wasnt allowed to date. Tho, i did have my fair share of crushes! :D Im only 22 and im very shy. Putting myself out there is a bit nerve racking. Thank you for the fun hop and giveaway! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Shadow! My 'rents were pretty strict too...I wasn't allowed to date until I was 16, and I didn't have my first real boyfriend until I was 18.
      Thanks for participating and sharing! <3

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  36. His name was Nate and he was dreamy, absolutely stunning. I was walking around the mall with some friends and he was walking toward me with his friends. We made eye contact and he gave me the most gorgeous smile. He immediately bee lined towards me and asked for my name and number. I was 16 and fell in love right away lol. It didn't last but I sure did love him. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and for giving me the opportunity to win! usmcwifey1(at)live(dot)com

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    1. The name 'Nate' is dreamy all by itself! *swoons over Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl* What a cute story...thanks for sharing and taking part in the hop!

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  37. We were together a few times over the course of about three years. I was a little bit more serious about him than he was of me, unfortunately :(

    Thank you!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  38. Thank you for sharing your story.
    I fell in love with a "bad boy" when I was 15 and he was 18. Believe me, there was no fun in that heartbreak. It took me a long time to get over him. I still think about him now and then wondering if he is as happy as I am.
    He just couldn't see himself the way that I did. I don't know that he really loved me as much as I did him.
    I am happily married now to someone else. :)
    Oh, the joys of being a teen. Lol.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story and participating in the hop, Tina~

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