I can’t believe how Susan Miller just brushed me off like a fly in midsummer. I certainly wasn’t looking for a girlfriend when I followed her into detention. Just one kiss, that’s all I wanted.
A plan that thoroughly backfired.
No matter what I do to crack through that snappy nerd’s barriers, she blocks my every advance. Worse, she only seems interested in my quiet twin brother. But I never walk away from a challenge.
To put a hickey on her lovely neck on the soccer field is one thing. To make hell freeze over and snatch a kiss is another. A strawberry dipped in molten chocolate should aid me with my plan. But then Sue really closes her eyes and opens her mouth for me, and the strawberry in my hand is suddenly forgotten…Genre: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General
“You’re trying to figure out who I am, aren’t you?”
“Nope, I just got the answer. Is Ethan in his room?”
“Yes,” I drawled, wondering what the hell gave me away. Sue didn’t even wait for my answer but pushed me out of the way and headed down the hall, leaving me to close the door like her damn servant.
I rushed after her and grabbed her arm before she reached my brother’s room. “How did you figure it out?”
Simple? It shouldn’t be simple, dammit. But then she let me in on her secret by grabbing my massive silver chains and winding them around her finger until they almost cut into my flesh. “Your I rule chains gave you away.”
“I rule” chains? Excuse me? They were the only things my dad had left behind when he moved out. Mom had asked Ethan and me if we wanted them, since she didn’t intend on spending a single dime to mail anything to our father. Ethan had deadpanned, “Are you kidding me?” So I’d worn both ever since.
A mischievous grin on her face now, Sue dropped the necklaces and then flicked me on the forehead.
“Hey, that’s rude,” I blurted with narrowed eyes.
“What? The flick or calling your chains what they are?” The girl had the nerve to flick me again. Oh, God help her, but she shouldn’t have done that twice. Obviously, she needed to be taught another lesson.
“Both,” I said, snatching her hand and twisting her around fast, so her back was pressing against my front. My arms around her in a tight embrace, I growled in her ear, “And if you do that one more time, I’ll give you a hickey the size of Ohio.” Lowering my head, I let my lips brush over the satiny skin of her neck with my next words. “Right here.”
Translation in progress.