by Ava Wood
Genre: YA Romance
Release Date: October 28th 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
Missy Shaw thought she had her life planned out perfectly; do well in school, take her basketball team to state, and get a free ride to college. Her life wasn’t perfect, but it was constant. With her best friend Karley at her side, she could handle anything.
After the death of her mother, however, her dad had other plans. Moving Missy from everything she knew in Kansas to the great unknown created a new set of problems. Attending a new school, all she really wanted was to be invisible, but that simple feat proved difficult when she had a run-in with the school’s basketball star, Adam Miller, on her very first day.
Adam is every girl’s dream; charming, sweet, and gorgeous. And for some reason, he’s very interested in Missy. His attentiveness is unnerving as Missy does everything in her power to evade his interest. Living with secrets she’s not willing to share, Missy works to push Adam away in order to keep her family safe. But will keeping secrets really keep her safe?
“I know I shouldn’t have gotten attached to you, but I have. I think I love you, Adam.”
He spun back around just staring at me. I hadn’t seen that look on his face before or have a clue what it meant. It was somewhere between shock and sadness and…I didn’t know. I could feel my heart breaking into tiny pieces as he stared at me for what felt like forever.
“What did you just say?”
I panicked. “Forget it.” I started to step back, wishing I hadn’t said anything when his hands gripped my face and he kissed me, long and deep. My hands reached up to his face feeling the contours and faint stubble tickling my fingers as my heart beat out of control. I was in too deep, wrapping my arms around his neck and hoping to never let go. My whole body shook as I pressed against him, falling deeper into the kiss, our first real kiss.
Even in my wildest dreams, I’d never imagined it would be this perfect. The little fissures of my aching heart slowly mended with his lips pressed against mine. My breath was erratic, but I’d never felt so alive. My heart was bursting, never having felt so full.
About the Author:
Ava Wood is an insomniac who writes to calm the voices. When the voices get too loud, stories are formed.
Ava was born and raised in Texas but got to Florida as quick as she could, enjoying the fresh sea air and summer storms. She believes there is nothing more beautiful than an evening summer light show.
She’s married to the love of her life whom she shares two beautiful daughters and four sweet fur babies. Their marriage is the perfect “North-meets-South” pairing.
When she’s not writing, Ava can be found chasing her children all over the county, snapping photos of any and everything, visiting one of her local theme parks, or just spending quality time with her family.
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