Series: Stories About Melissa
Genre: Contemporary YA
Author: Bethany Lopez
Summary: The last few months have been a rough road for Melissa. Her grades have slipped, her parents treat her like a prisoner, and her closest friends are too involved in their own lives to spend time with her. Desperate to escape her depressing funk, she starts spending more time with Layla, who introduces her to a new crowd...the wrong crowd.
When Melissa starts to go down a dangerous path, can anyone get through to her before she does something she'll regret?
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His dark eyes narrowed in on my face, then looked me up and down before breaking into a grin.
The words stuck in my throat momentarily as I looked at his lazy grin. His lips were full, and I realized I was staring when he chuckled softly.
I looked down, embarrassed, then said, “Hey.”
I looked back up and felt as if I was being sucked into his gaze. My heart pounded in my chest, and it suddenly felt hard to breath. He reached his hand out and spun a lock of my hair around his finger. I watched as he wound it round and round, and my palms began to sweat.
“Where ya headed to so fast?” he asked his voice low.
“Class,” I sputtered. My throat was suddenly bone dry.
“You could always ditch,” he said with a grin as he tugged on my hair. “We could go for a drive.”
“Uh… No, I really can’t. I have to bring my grades up,” I replied lamely.
Hawk shook his head and began walking backwards, away from me.
“Your loss, Sunshine. See ya around.”
I collapsed against the wall before my legs gave out, cursing myself for being so stupid.
You should have gone with him. Quit being such a baby.
That was why, when Layla suggested the shopping trip, I agreed right away. I needed to change my image.
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.