Wednesday, January 15, 2014

InTo You: by Riley J. Ford Review

Publisher: Create Space, July 2, 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1478174301
Category: Mystery, Paranormal, New Adult, Young Adult
Tour Dates: January, 2014

What if you could know exactly what your friends are thinking? High school student Winter Reynolds can, but there's a catch...
She can only read people's thoughts when she's kissing them.

When a member of the track team is murdered, Winter has an opportunity to use her special ability to find the killer. Trouble is, kissing everyone on the track team isn't such a good idea when you have a new boyfriend. Talk about complications!

Should Winter persevere using her secret power to catch the murderer still in their midst, even if it means risking her relationship with her one true love?

Praise for Into You:

"From the first page, this novel is UN-PUT-DOWN-ABLE! The novel is packed with humor and heartache, romance and betrayal, life and death."- Rebecca Hamilton, Bestselling Author of The Forever Girl
"In her debut novel, Into You, Riley J Ford takes an interesting premise and turns it into one heckuva good book. The writing is sharp. The characters are well developed. The story moves along at a crisp pace.  There's a ton of humor in this book: just-plain-funny humor; dark humor; romantic humor; even tragic humor. If Ford was out to showcase how well she can master the subtle nuances between them, she can color me convinced.  But it isn't all fun and games. Sure, there's a murder to solve, but Ford's story really delves into some dark and weighty places along the way that make the murder seem somewhat tame in comparison (at least until the murder is later described). Although readers will be satisfied with the ending, Into You isn't all sunshine and lollipops, with a cute little HEA to top it off.  Into You is a well written, wonderful read that I highly recommend."Thomas Winship, Vaempires Revolution
"Riley J. Ford has crafted a novel that is impossible to put down, and almost as impossible to classify.  Is it paranormal?  Is it comedy? Is it mystery?  Is it romance?  I think it's all these things and more: it's amazing!  Winter has a strange superpower: when she kisses people, she can hear their thoughts.  At first, this looks like a fun way to get Winter to experiment with her sexuality, but when one of her friends winds up murdered at a track meet, Winter's superpower suddenly carries great responsibility: if she can kiss the killer, she can bring about justice.  But where should she start? And what if people are able to protect their thoughts from her somehow?  Winter embarks on a sometimes hilarious, often emotional quest for justice, becoming a kissing bandit as a matter of course.  This book will keep you turning the pages, hoping that Winter doesn't wind up in hot water."Jen McConnel, Weaving Words
"Full of humor. Sometimes it is the light, bubbly kind I expected from this book, but other times it is downright heart wrenching." - Crich, Amazon Reviewer
"A wonderful coming of age book that will keep you laughing up until the very last page!" - Nostalgic0409 "FictionLoverExtrordinaire", Amazon Reviewer

About Riley J. Ford:

Riley J. Ford is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in English. After teaching at both the high school and college levels for a number of years, she turned to writing full-time. Her non-fiction books are used in college classrooms around the country, and her essays have been featured on such websites as

She is the author of three fiction books, INTO YOU, a young adult mystery, CARPE DiEMILY, a romantic comedy caper, and FIFTY SHADES OF FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, a satire. She enjoys running with the bulls in Pamplona and downhill skiing in her free time.

Riley J. Ford is the WINNER of Blogger Book Fair Reader's Choice Award, Humor Category



  1. Thanks for taking part in the tou. I am glad you enjoyed 'Into You' so much!

  2. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing my book! I'm so glad you liked it! :)