Book Blitz: My Heart is Yours by Amanda Leigh

My Heart is Yours by Amanda Leigh 
Published: May 18, 2015

Summary via Goodreads
Samantha Marie Ramsden has three brothers. Craig, John and Matt. When tragedy strikes their family, Craig takes on the task of becoming his siblings legal guardian. It’s hard enough being someone’s guardian, but when you’ve only recently entered adulthood yourself it’s almost impossible to know where to draw the line between sibling and ‘parent’.

This is made even harder on him when Sam starts to get close to a long time friend, Jason. It looks like their friendship could turn into something more. An idea that Craig has never been too happy with. Spanning six years, My Heart is Yours explores family, friendship, love and much more. As well as asking the question: Would you defy family for love?

About the Author
Amanda Leigh graduated with a BA in English and Communications and a double minor in Psychology and Creative Writing. During college, she worked on the literary magazine and loved every minute of it. She adores cats and has one named Sawyer - named after one of her favorite characters in Lost. Amanda enjoys reading, writing avidly in a journal, writing poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, cooking, listening to music, singing, swimming and art - particularly photography. Amanda is a bit of a chocoholic and is slightly obsessed with office supplies. She has many ideas for stories so keep an eye out for more work from her. 

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Excerpt #4
Hey.She smiled seeing Jason as she walked into the living room.
“Hey.He smiled back. Sams hair was down, partially hiding her face.
They met in the middle of the room. Happy Birthday.He said.
“Thanks.She reached out to hug him. She wrapped her arms around his neck and he wrapped his around her waist. Usually, the annual hug she got for her birthday only lasted about five seconds, but this time Jason couldnt seem to let go of Sam and Sam didnt want him to. She thought about that night a year ago when John had accused her of liking Jason. Maybe he was right.
Jasons eyes were closed, but he could smell the sweet scent of Sams hair mingled with the scent of her perfume. He imagined himself kissing her, holding her in his arms for real.
They pulled away from each other, but not a lot. Her arms were still wrapped around his neck and his were still around her waist. Their faces were only about an inch apart.
“Hi.Sam whispered.
“Hi.Jason breathed back.
If, what they both were thinking was going to happen, happened, it would be Sams first kiss. Jasons too.
The moment seemed to last an eternity. They leaned in closer, their lips just barely touching, brushing against each other, then . . .
They jumped apart like two magnets repelling each other.
John eyed them a little suspiciously. Come on, its time to sing Happy Birthday.He nodded his head in the direction of the kitchen. His perfect hair swung into his eyes.
Sam looked at Jason one last time, a hint of longing in her eyes and walked away.
Jason stayed where he was. His shoulders sagged. It had almost happened, and he didnt know when hed get another chance.
“Jason, yacoming?Someone who might have been Shawn called from the kitchen.
“Yeah.He said. He walked into the kitchen and the chorus of Happy Birthdaystarted.

Dream Cast for My Heart is Yours

Sam - Bailey Buntain

Jason - Logan Lerman

Juliana - Julia Goldani Telles

Craig - Derek Theler

John - Zac Efron

Matt - Graham Philips

Sams adoptive father - Dominic Monaghan

Sams adoptive mother (Michelle) - Jennifer Aniston

Derek - Sterling Knight

Shawn - Matt Dallas

Chris - Ansel Elgort

Sams biological father - Luke Evans

Sams biological mother (Sandra) - Michelle Williams

Cop 1 - Mark Harmon

Cop 2 - Michael Weatherly

Teacher - Marion Cotillard

Playlist for My Heart is Yours
If I Aint Got You - Alicia Keys
Open Arms - Mariah Carey (originally by Journey)
You and Me - Lifehouse
Nothing Without Love - Nate Ruess
Ill Be - Edwin McCain
Iris - The GooGoo Dolls
With Eyes Wide Open - In Flames
Cant Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling - Elvis Presley
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

Earth Angel - The Penguins


  1. I love your cast choices, Monica! I hope someone takes this to heart - ha! Great review!!

  2. Thank you so much for participating!! I love that you put my playlist and cast choices plus an excerpt. Thank you again!! <3 <3

  3. What a heart pulling story. This is a must read. I love the cover as well !