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Something about Forever
By: Kimberly Loth
They are bound to be the death of me.
Especially one with blue eyes, perfectly Mormon cut hair, and probably the inspiration for the girl’s camp song "Hot Priest".
Why the heck did he have to be the bishop’s son?
Cause here’s the thing. While I’m Mormon, I don’t really belong. I mean, I want to, but I just can’t seem to keep on the straight and narrow. Seriously, look at me. I’m not even supposed to use the name Mormon anymore, but Latter-Day Saint is a mouthful. So I’m sticking to Mormon. Sorry, Prophet.
The bishop knows my past. He knows my problems. There is no freaking way he’s going to let me date his son.
Yet, Nate comes after me anyway. And I fall hard.
But eventually….I will have to tell him about my past.
And I know, he’ll run far, far away from me when I do.
Glitter and Sparkle (Book 1)
by Shari L. Tapscott
Lauren's senior year is going exactly as planned. Her craft blog is getting more visitors every day, and she knows what she's going to do with her life after graduation: get her associate's degree, marry someone fabulous, and live happily ever after.
Sure, she doesn't know what she's going to get that degree in...and there's no Prince Charming on the horizon yet. But, still, that's the plan. At least it is until her older brother’s cocky best friend shows up out of nowhere and announces he’s moving in.
Now Lauren’s crafting area has been relegated to the garage, and Harrison’s stuff has taken over the guest house—her guest house. He’s the only boy she’s ever despised, and he’s always there, getting under her skin, looking and smelling just a little too incredible for Lauren’s good. She wants to hate him...but she's going to have to stop daydreaming about him first.
Lauren's counting down the days until Harrison leaves. But when time runs out, will she be able to let him go?
(#BestFriendsForever Book 2)
by Yesnia Vargas
The most popular girl in school. The new boy from the other side of the tracks. Will opposites attract or will they remain enemies?
Tori Rodriguez leads the perfect life. Or so everyone thinks. Perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect family. But what no one knows is that she’s secretly struggling to keep it together, even as she leads the cheer squad to nationals.
Noah has never had it easy. His clothes come second-hand, not off designer racks, and his home life is far from ideal. With his knowledge about computers, he’s determined to make it to college and beyond, even if everyone else has a free ticket.
The minute Noah meets Tori, he thinks she’s just another entitled queen bee, like the one who made his life impossible at his old school. Meanwhile, Tori can’t wait to get away from Noah and his constant smirk.
Will they realize they’re more alike than they know? Or will they push each other away for good?
Rule #3: You Can't Kiss Your Best Friend
(The Rules of Love)
by Annie-Marie Meyer
It was supposed to be a simple kiss. That was all. Whoops.
My plan was perfect: convince my best friend and school quarterback, Ethan, to be the final prize for my matchmaking test where the proceeds go to sending the band to Paris. Plus, if it matches me with my life-long crush, that's a bonus, right?
What could go wrong?
Apparently, a lot.
First, the test matches me and Ethan. Which is easy to explain. Computers make mistakes all the time, right?
Second, the girl I switch myself for seems perfect for Ethan. Maybe a bit too perfect.
Third, my date with my crush goes horribly wrong and my first kiss tanks.
Now, I'm pretty sure I'm destined to be alone while Ethan rides off into the sunset with his perfect match.
Man, I've screwed up bad—especially when I ask Ethan the secrets to a good kiss.
Feelings start to change and I'm pretty sure that our friendship isn't going to be enough anymore. Too bad I seem to be the only one in our duo who seems to feel this way.
The Wedding Boyfriend
by Christina Benjamin
Love is in the air . . . Save the date!
If appearances were true, Nick Atwood would have it all. Looks, money, yachts . . . But dark secrets from his past keep him from going after the only thing he truly wants, true love—with his best friend, Sara Reed.
Sara Reed lives with her head in the clouds, or more realistically, a book. Either way, her love of classic romance novels has clouded her judgments when it comes to the real thing. She’d rather read about the perfect book boyfriend than take a chance on the real thing. So when her brother’s upcoming wedding forces her to find a date things get interesting. Especially when her popular younger sister, Katie, gets involved.
Ever the epitome of fairness, Judge Reed won’t allow one daughter to bring a date unless the other does. Not wanting to miss her chance at romance Katie launches a plan to get Sara a date. With reality television as her guide, Katie gives nerdy Sara a makeover and hosts a bachelorette-style audition at their high school to find Sara the perfect guy. The only problem is, Nick Atwood keeps sabotaging all of Sara’s suitors. Is jealousy driving his motives or something else?
Will Nick finally face his fears and admit he wants to be more than friends with Sara before it’s too late? Find out at the wedding!
Flirt (Chasing Hope, book 1)
by Lavinia Leigh
Seventeen and pregnant isn’t exactly the ideal situation. Neither is fighting through a firestorm of parental disapproval.
That doesn't mean I’m not up for the challenge. I have no choice but to stay strong and not lose hope.
Unfortunately when hope turns into heartbreaking tragedy, all I can do is pack up and move on, and focus on the one most important thing in my life—my kid.
Making peace with the fact that love might not be a part of my future isn’t easy, but I do it anyway. I need to let go, to grow up—and part of growing up is realizing that life doesn’t always turn out the way you want it to.
But sometimes—just sometimes—fate decides to intervene, and suddenly you have this whole new world of possibilities in front of you…and some new complications as well.
My Second Chance
(Ridgewater High Romance Book 4)
by Judy Corry
They broke the rules. He broke her heart. Does their love deserve a second chance?
Sixteen-year-old Juliette Cardini has been keeping a secret for months. Before she went to her semester abroad in Paris, she dated her best friend's older brother, Easton Stevens. What had started as a whirlwind romance filled with forbidden meetings, came to a crashing halt when they crossed a line together that neither of them could return from.
Now she's back in Ridgewater and has to face everyone she left behind. But there's one more secret she is afraid for anyone to discover. She's pregnant. And Easton is the father.
But she has a plan: go to her grandma's house for the next few months. Keep the baby a secret. No one will ever have to know. But when Juliette sees signs that Easton might want a second chance, she wonders if keeping everything to herself is the best choice.
Can a relationship built on such a rocky foundation have a chance at a happy ending? And what will Easton do if Juliette's secret comes out?
MY SECOND CHANCE is a standalone novel in The Ridgewater High series, a collection of simmering YA contemporary romances. If you like sweet romance with ballad-worthy chemistry, swoony kisses and endearing characters then you'll love Judy Corry's latest book.
Just the Essentials
by Shari L. Tapscott
Kinsley's summer is for writing. She doesn't need a guy. Not one. Except maybe Jack...
A dilapidated cabin in the remote Colorado mountains is not where twenty-year-old Kinsley would have chosen to recover from being dumped by her longtime boyfriend. But that's exactly where she finds herself.
The Cons: The cabin currently has no electricity, cell phone service, Internet, running water, or heat. Also, an unknown wild creature appears to have made its home in the front room, and there's likely something scary living under the aging deck.
The Pros: There's only one, and it's Jack—the local handyman Kinsley's father hired to fix up the place. Jack with the sparkling hazel eyes and wicked smirk. Jack, who's just the kind of summer distraction Kinsley needs...
Jack, who flirts like a pro but refuses to indulge in a summer fling. Kinsley has three months to change his mind, but is it enough time? And can she keep things light when her heart is telling her Jack's not fling material? He just might be something a little more essential...