Series: (Broken Dreams Novella)Author: Elodie Nowodazkij
Publication: July 30. 2015
She’s his best friend’s little sister. He’s the biggest player of them all.
They shouldn’t be together. But this summer’s just too tempting.
Sixteen-year-old Emilia Moretti’s goal for the summer is simple: forget her brother’s best friend—Nick Grawsky—ever existed. It should be easy: He’s spending his summer in the Hamptons, adding girls in tiny bikinis to his list of broken hearts. Guarantee he won’t be telling them they’re like his little sisters. This summer, Emilia won’t stay awake at night thinking about him. She’ll need flawless ballet movements to have a shot at next year’s showcase, and she’s finally ready to search for her birth parents. But when Nick decides to stay in the city, Emilia’s resolve disappears in a pirouette. Maybe it’s the spin they needed to be together. As long as she doesn’t get stuck believing in happily ever after…
Nick is tired of pretending to be the happy, let’s-have-fun guy. His father wants him to change his career from professional dancer to…lawyer. He needs to put all of his focus on dancing to prove to Daddy Dearest he’s good enough to make it big. And he may have a case of the bluest balls in history courtesy of Emilia. She’s off-limits: The bro code with Roberto even forbids the dirty thoughts he has about her. Besides, he’s not boyfriend material. He only has time for flings, for girls who don’t expect much, for girls he doesn’t want to kiss goodnight. He knows he should resist her, but he’s not sure he wants to…
At least for this summer.
It’s going to be a summer like no other.
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~ Excerpt ~
[From Chapter 9 – Em]
“What do you want?” I call.
“Can I come in?” he asks, and his voice sounds way too serious. With the way he was looking at me during dinner, I know he’s not about to tell me that I’m right and Dad’s wrong.
But I also can’t leave him in the hallway after he’s used our secret knock.
“Whatever,” I reply and hide my face under my arm.
The door screeches open and he clears his throat three times. “I don’t understand,” he says and nudges me. “Don’t be a baby, look at me.”
“According to you, I’m the baby of the family anyways,” I whine. I hate it but I can’t help it. From time to time, I revert to my twelve-year-old self—insecure and whiny. When Roberto was fourteen and pushing my buttons.
“You’re acting like one.” He sighs. “Come on Em, let’s talk about this.” He pauses.
“Because of course I’m not being rational. Of course, there’s something wrong with me for wanting to meet my parents. Of course there’s something wrong.” I look up at him.
“And in one second, you go from baby to drama queen,” he says. I would be offended if he didn’t smile the way he does. It’s his half smile, the one he only has when he gets hurt and doesn’t want to show it. Roberto never wants to show he has feelings.
“What do you want to tell me?” I sit up and pat the spot next to me. Instead of sitting there, he pulls a chair over and sits in front of me, boring his eyes into mine.
“I’m afraid you’re going to get hurt,” he says.
“But isn’t that supposed to be my decision?”
“Wasn’t that supposed to be your birth parents’ decision?” He pauses. “Listen, they abandoned you outside this hospital for a reason. They may not want to be found. And let’s say you do find them; what are you going to do?”
I glance at my nails…they’re still pinkish from the last nail polish I used. I don’t chew
my nails, but I have a very big urge to check my hair for split ends. I run my hair through my fingers, and Roberto gently slaps them away.
“I’m not saying it’s easy for you. But I don’t want it to become even more difficult. What do you want to find? Why are you even doing this?”
“Because I don’t know who I am. I’m afraid of what I could find, but I’m even more afraid of not finding anything. I’m afraid that a part of me will always wonder, always worry.”
~ GIVEAWAY ~
To celebrate the release of A Summer Like No Other, I have set up a giveaway with pretty special prizes
(including a leather bracelet from Chloe + Isabel)
You have mannnnny ways to enter and you have an entire month to do so!
Link to participate: http://smarturl.it/ASLNOgiveaway Open internationally.
Thank you SO MUCH!!!
Other books by the author:
Always Second Best – Available for pre-order (Amazon)
~ About the Author~
Elodie Nowodazkij was raised in a tiny village in France, where she could always be found a book in hand. At nineteen, she moved to the US, where she learned she’d never lose her French accent. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Language & Linguistics, and later earned master’s degrees in German Cultural Studies and European Studies. Unbeknownst to her professors, she sometimes drafted stories in class. Now she lives in Maryland with her husband, their dog and their cat. She's also a serial smiley user.
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