Thanks to The Brightest Star’s author Anna Todd for sponsoring this giveaway. Today, we’ve got one copy of her newest book, as well as — and this is exciting! I didn’t know this was to be part of the giveaway when I told her PR people we’d be happy to host this — a $50 Visa gift card. They say this is intended for “a romantic night out,” but I bet everyone would be fine with it if you decided you’d rather use it for shoes. (After all, shoes can be your lovers.) Either way: Yay!

Let’s flip over the book and read the back:

Karina knows the harsh realities of military life. And like anyone who has grown up around an army base, she knows the background noise that follows a soldier home from war. That’s why she’s forging her own quiet life in her own little house. But she hasn’t turned her back on her family. She’s the glue that holds them together—when her father is deployed, when her brother, Austin, has another brush with the law.

Karina knows that she has to look after herself, that she can’t always fix what’s broken. But when Austin’s behavior worsens and her father’s reactions grow more extreme, Karina feels her own edges beginning to fray. That’s when she meets him—a closed book she’s desperate to open.

At just twenty, Kael is a handsome, brooding soldier struggling with the aftermath of two tours in Afghanistan. He’s emotionally damaged and closed off. Quiet doesn’t begin to describe him. But as Karina gets used to his stable presence, she finds it hard to ignore the way he makes her feel. In their time together, she finds the stillness she has always wanted and never found. She lets down her guard. And she lets herself fill in the blanks about this mysterious man.

But illusions quickly made are quickly shattered. That’s when Karina has to find her own courage—to untangle the truth from the lies, and decide what she’s going to do about it.

If this sounds good, you can also read the first chapter here!

THE TASK:  I’ll be picking the winner at random. But to enter, please comment and tell me what you had for breakfast. (I usually do something thematic for these prompts, but couldn’t come up with one for this that felt appropriate and also I am hungry.)

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, September 28th. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. You do NOT need to use your full name to comment. (Open to US readers only; all prizing courtesy of the author. GFY uses affiliate links when appropriate — like the one to Amazon in this post — which means we earn a little money when you click through and/or buy stuff. Thank you!)