YOU and ME and US by Alison Hammer – Spotlight & Giveaway


Heartbreak and hope are at the center of Alison Hammer’s debut novel, YOU and ME and US (HarperCollins).

Alexis Gold knows how to put the “work” in working mom. It’s the “mom” part that she’s been struggling with lately. Since opening her own advertising agency three years ago, Alexis has all but given up on finding a good work/life balance. Instead, she’s handed over the household reins to her supportive, loving partner, Tommy. While he’s quick to say they divide and conquer, Alexis knows that Tommy does most of the heavy lifting—especially when it comes to their teenage daughter, CeCe.

Their world changes in an instant when Tommy receives a terminal cancer diagnosis, and Alexis realizes everything she’s worked relentlessly for doesn’t matter without him. So Alexis does what Tommy has done for her almost every day since they were twelve-year-old kids in Destin, Florida—she puts him first. And when the only thing Tommy wants is to spend one last summer together at “their” beach, she puts her career on hold to make it happen…even if it means putting her family within striking distance of Tommy’s ex, an actress CeCe idolizes.

But Alexis and Tommy aren’t the only ones whose lives have been turned inside out. In addition to dealing with the normal ups and downs that come with being a teenager, CeCe is also forced to confront her feelings about Tommy’s illness—and what will happen when the one person who’s always been there for her is gone. When the magic of first love brings a bright spot to her summer, CeCe is determined not to let her mother ruin that for her, too.

As CeCe’s behavior becomes more rebellious, Alexis realizes the only thing harder for her than losing Tommy will be convincing CeCe to give her one more chance.

YOU and ME and Us is an emotional, life-affirming rollercoaster of a book that’ll make you laugh and cry. I’m still trying to fully process it. Once I started reading the novel, I couldn’t put it down. It’s really amazing that this is Alison’s debut novel.

Purchase Links

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Photo by Will Byington

About Alison Hammer

Founder of the Every Damn Day Writers, Alison Hammer has been spinning words to tell stories since she learned how to talk. A graduate of the University of Florida and the Creative Circus in Atlanta, she lived in nine cities before settling down in Chicago, where she works as a VP creative director at an advertising agency. You & Me & Us is her first novel.

Find out more about Alison at her website, and connect with her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Thanks to HarperCollins and TLC Book Tours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us the most recent novel you’ve read about relationships and what touched your heart most. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

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26 thoughts on “YOU and ME and US by Alison Hammer – Spotlight & Giveaway

  1. I have been reading all the buzz about this one – definitely on my TBR list and would love to win!


  2. One of my recent reads that revolve around relationships was Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuisten!! Different than any normal relationship for sure since one is the USA’s Presidents child and the other is a prince! Love it because it was packed with humor, too!!


  3. The Peacock Summer was memorable, emotional and beautiful. A young woman and her grandmother are reunited before the grandmother dies.


  4. I just finished The Silence by Susan Allott. It’s about a relationship between father and daughter (and daughter/mother, sister/brother, husband/Wife). It was really good.


  5. I just finished Tangled in Ivy. It ‘s about a relationship between Father/and daughters (and mother’s past history). It was really good.


  6. On His Bended Knee by Shanah Johnson. It was a story about looking past the outer physical appearance and looking into a persons heart and character.


  7. The Secret to Southern Charm. It’s about three daughters coming to stay with their mother. I’m was touched at how strong their mom was for all of them.


  8. “Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby is a special kind of book! It’s a delightful, endearing story of two very special women, Annie and Ophelia and the bond of friendship and love they develop for one another that will capture your hearts! There’s more. It’s also a very sweet love story! But that part I will not give away! You must read it to find out why!” That is part of my Five Star Review. I loved the book!


  9. The Bright Unknown by Elizabeth Byler Younts is about a woman raised in a mental asylum and her enduring love for the people she befriended at this facility.


  10. I just read “The Dilemma” by B.A. Paris. The strain on relationships when important and devastating secrets are kept, and the growth required to forgive after secrets are revealed really stuck out to me. It was an excellent book!


  11. I recently read Every Summer by Joanne DeMaio. This is book 10 in a wonderful series with a close group of friends who are always there for each other, good and bad. Thanks for offering this book – I’ve heard great things about it and am looking forward to reading it. Take care.


  12. I recently read The Last Of The Moon Girls-Barbara Davis. This story is all about relationships. A mother abandons her daughter and they are reunited after many years. Can they forgive, Can they build on a new relationship? Forgiveness and truth are the main themes.


  13. Oh Gosh, this book sounds kind of close to my real life. I’m reading Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev. It’s so good, so much more than a romance.


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