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Blog Tour, Excerpts, Alternate POV, Review, & Giveaway for Becoming More By Bayli Lane

Title: Becoming More
Author: Bayli Lane
Genre: New Adult Romance


At first it was all freedom, fun, and games for Lilly Fairfield. Being a freshman in college was supposed to create some of the best memories of her life, especially with her best friend, Lauren, and longtime boyfriend, Sander, by her side.

But the excitement begins to slip away when the people closest to her start to change. They begin moving in a direction Lilly doesn’t want to go, forcing Lilly to be faced with a decision. Should she fight for her relationships with both Sander and Lauren or move on to something different? Something unknown. Someone like…

Colton Davenport. Colton isn’t Lilly’s typical type. He's shockingly sexy with his colorful tattoos, shiny silver lip ring, and ear gauges. His smile alone leaves her breathless. Then again, she hasn’t had a specific type other than Sander. When she meets Colton she feels an automatic attraction that stuns her into utter stillness. She can’t look away, doesn’t want to look away.

Lilly must decide between a life with Sander, a life she always thought she wanted, and an unknown path with Colton.

Will Lilly make the right choices for her future, Becoming More?

**This book is a New Adult Romance - intended for a mature audience.**




“Sander, I have to get home or my parents are going to kill me! I’m late!” I exclaim.
Sander chuckles as he continues kissing down my neck, leaning over the console in his car.
He pulls away and glances at me with sparkling eyes. “Baby girl, we leave for college tomorrow. What are they going to do? Ground you from what? You won’t even be living at home.”
I giggle and ignore the gnawing guilt in the pit of my stomach for not being home on time.
He places his lips against mine. Our mouths begin to move together slowly, passionately.
“I love you,” he whispers against my lips.
“I love you, too,” I say back and then kiss him again.
“College is going to be the best thing that’s ever happened for us. We won’t have to rush back home. I’ll get to hold you all night long. I can see you whenever I want,” Sander says thoughtfully.
“More sex is what you really want to say,” I chastise but smile.
“That too,” he agrees nodding his head up and down.
“Tell me that we’ll be okay, Sander,” I plead.
He smiles at me lovingly and cradles my head in his hands. He looks me deeply in the eyes. “Lilly, baby, we’re going to be even better than we are now. I’m going to get my degree, work for my dad… Then I’m going to buy you a ring and make you my wife. College is the first step in making everything we’ve ever wanted a reality.”
“Promise?” I ask.
“I swear. Nothing could ever change the way that I love you, Lilly. Nothing,” he says with conviction.

1.      Cosmic Love- Florence and the Machine
2.      Poison & Wine- The Civil Wars
3.      Run- Snow Patrol
4.      Paradise- Coldplay
5.      Just Say Yes- Snow Patrol
6.      The Offering- The Avett Brothers
7.      Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran
8.      Feel Again- One Republic
9.      Sad- Maroon 5
10.    Never Let Me Go- Florence and the Machine
11.    Way You Are- Kris Orlowski
12.    Bloodstream- Stateless
13.    Erase Me- Kid Cudi
14.    End of all time- Stars of Track & Field
15.    In my veins- Andrew Belle
16.    Rain Falls Down- We The Kings

Colton's POV 

Yesterday I left my father’s house. I stayed at his house for a total of thirteen hours before I realized I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t handle watching him stick his tongue down the throat of those massive, botox lips. I could not tolerate being in the same house as him, let alone watching him put the moves on a woman that wore her makeup to bed and heels around the house. I mean, who the fuck does that?
I didn’t even say goodbye to my dad before I grabbed my duffel bag and tossed it into the love of my life, my 1965 Mustang. I call her Black Beauty. She’s also the only wife I’ll ever need. Call me cynical, but after watching the train wreck of a marriage my parents had, I’m not interested in ever going through it.
I intend to stay single for the rest of my life. No girl could get in the way of that. I don’t give a fuck how hot she is. I don’t care if she’s Kate Beckinsale in Underworld wearing that tight, sexy, black leather outfit. Okay maybe then.
So yeah, I just got to campus yesterday, but already my roommates and I are throwing our first party of the school year. Thirsty Thursday… The day every person that is anyone goes out, forgets about school, and gets completely wasted.
That is my plan for tonight – to get wasted.
The guys already left to go meet up with Clarissa and Becca. We never let those girls walk over here or home by themselves. I guess you could say we’re a bit protective.
They house is already full of people. Shots are being taken, drinking games are being played, I can already see spills on our wooden floors, the music has been turned up, and dancing is taking place in the middle of our living room. I head to the kitchen to pour myself a beer. I’ve seen the majority of the people in here before. A couple of the girls catch my eye and do their little hand waves or winking. I’m not interested. I’ve been with a couple of them, and though I’m not against sleeping with the same woman more than once, I’d rather not. They get attached, and as I said before, I don’t do attachments. I’m never going to be their boyfriend. I will never be their prince charming; I don’t want to be.
I’ve just filled my cup from the keg when Oliver’s loud voice echoes through out our house.
“Colton!” I hear him hollering from the doorway. I don’t bother looking up. He’ll make his way over here after he talks with some of the girls that stop him on his way. Sure enough a girl stops him every foot. They sashay their way up to him, touch his shoulders, his biceps, and though Oliver eats this shit up, he’s not into any of these girls. There’s only one girl he’s into, and she has no clue.
“Colton, dude, you have to meet this chick we just ran into on our way over here,” Oliver declares as he reaches into the fridge, grabbing one of his beers that he hides behind the milk and moldy leftovers.
“Oh yeah? I’m sure there will be a few girls here I wouldn’t mind getting to know tonight,” I joke.
“Man, I’m not kidding, and I don’t even mean it like that. She’s cool. Clarissa seems to get along with her,” he raises an eyebrow.
Yeah, that actually does surprise me. “Clarissa doesn’t get along with very many chicks,” I say, my eyebrows knitting together.
“That’s my point! Lilly seems like a cool person. She’s damn good looking too,” he chuckles and then takes a sip of his beer.
“Better looking than Clarissa?” I press.
“Okay man, stop busting my balls about that shit,” Oliver exclaims.
“I’ll stop when you stop being a pussy and just tell her,” I reply.
“You’re a dick.” He takes a hefty drink. “It’s not the right time. She’s still getting over that ex of hers.”
“Pussy,” I say under my breath.
Oliver ignores my last jab and instead pushes my cup towards me. “Why don’t you man up and chug that beer?” he states.
Challenged accepted. I press the cup to my lips and lean my head back, chugging the entirety of my bitter, slightly warm beer.
Jake is laughing quietly behind Oliver, so I grab a beer and thrust it into his hand. “Your turn, asshole.”
Oliver laughs and looks to his side. Someone catches his eye because he smiles and winks. I turn to see who he’s winking at, maybe Clarissa?
Clarissa is stepping up next to us, but it isn’t her that catches my attention. It’s a girl I’ve never seen before, and she’s beautiful. I take in her entire body in a matter of seconds. I rake my eyes from her feet to her toned, tanned legs, up her thighs to the curve of her ass, her slender waist, perky as all hell tits – what are those? A handful? At least a handful; shit maybe even more. Finally I meet her gaze. And she’s watching me, taking me in, and damn if I’m not devouring every inch of her just as she’s doing to me.
Her dark brown hair is falling down her body in waves, and those emerald green eyes refuse to leave my face. We’re both frozen in this moment. Her cheeks begin to turn pink the longer I watch her. It just makes her even more beautiful than before. But it’s when her teeth start pulling at that full lower lip that I’m about to rush over to her, throw her over my shoulder and head straight for my bedroom.
Clarissa introduces the girl to me as Lilly. So this is the chick Oliver had been speaking about. The man wasn’t lying. Lilly is something else. She doesn’t seem to realize the introduction that Clarissa is trying to present and instead continues to stand there, frozen, watching me.
I can’t help myself - I have to tease her, mostly because if I don’t I’m afraid I’ll go all caveman. Me Colton. You Lilly. Come to Bedroom. Something tells me Lilly wouldn’t appreciate me carting her off to my room without us even getting to know one another first. There’s innocence in the softness of her cheeks, the small shy smile, and the wideness of her eyes.
“Nice to meet you,” she finally says after Clarissa, not so subtly pinches her.
I smile. Yup, I was right. Innocent. “I assume you’re a freshman?”
She laughs. A throaty, happy sound. “What gives me away?”
Oh, she’s quick. “Oh ya know, the nervous twitching,” I continue teasing.
She covers her mouth as she giggles somewhat nervously.
“Stop teasing her!” Clarissa pushes my shoulder.
Not a chance.

My 4.5 Star Review:

4.5 stars 

I have typed this 4 times now and thanks to GR some is lost I can not type this all again so your getting a now condensed review sorry.

Lilly Fairfield, freshman in college was supposed to create some of the best memories of her life, especially with her best friend, Lauren, and longtime boyfriend, Sander, by her side. 

That did not happen at all, on their first night out at college Lilly gets left by herself at a party while Sander and Lauren disappear on her. She decides to head back to her dorm when she runs into Carissa and She convinces her to go to another party with her. 

there she meets Colton, Oliver and some other of their friends.She decides since Lauren and Sander seems to be to busy for her she starts to hang out with her new friends more and more. 

Although Lilly is hanging out with new friends she is hesitant in some areas because she is not use to change and she is afraid of not doing what she planned to do with her life. She starts to go through some pretty crappy stuff with Lauren and Sander and she starts to re-think things. 

As her and Colton spend more time together she starts to develop feelings for him, but does not want to move forward with them because she is suppose to be with Sander and they have their life and future all mapped out. 

Without going much more into this, I will say this Lilly comes to some major realizations about her Boyfriend and Best friend. She learns that it is ok to make new friends and sometimes Change is the best thing in the world.

As the story moved along I picked up on some of the things I knew where going to happen, but overall I totally enjoyed the story. 

Bayli did a great job with her debut novel in my opinion. Sometimes you have to take chances and sometimes change is for the better. 

I LOVED Colton, he was amazing through this entire story. Lauren we learn real quick she is not the best BFF in the world. Sander well I'll let you form your own opinion about him.....


Bayli Lane didn’t realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Becoming More is her first novel but certainly not her last. Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer working on her next book.


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