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Souvenirs by Melissa Snyder
Kissing Is the Easy Part
Some of the words she hates include economy class, second-hand clothes, and budget. She likes fashion, dating, not being on time and getting what she wants — until she meets Sean, who is like the clock striking midnight; he makes all her magic power wear off. He is as mature and sophisticated as the dark roasted coffee he drinks, while she is like a lollipop: colorful, dazzling on the outside but empty calories and artificial sweeteners on the inside. The attraction is instant, but getting a kiss is only the first step. Each tries the hardest to impress the other, but a misunderstanding soon drives them apart. On finding their way back to each other, they have to overcome a violinist, a broken knee, a history project, a surprise, a heartbreak operation... A coming-of-age story that teaches a young couple to appreciate their differences, to realize that there are always two sides to every story. Thrown into the boiling cauldron of teen years, they explore love, jealousy, rivalry and learn to trust and accept.
High School Hit List
You give and then you take. But, at Arlington College, people take at their leisure. They take their entertainment in the form of humiliation. They get what they want at the expense of their pawns. But they never pay.Chloe Whittaker has a hit list. But not exactly the murder kind. After her best friend is ripped from Arlington, punished for her fascination with climbing the hierarchy, she knows she has to end them. One by one.Revenge is sweet, and inflicting it is even sweeter. Only, what if someone she's determined to destroy, starts to win over her heart?
I hoped life would get better when I moved to my mother's hometown, but it only got worse because it was there that I met my unrequited crush, Hayden Black.He despised me from day one, and even more when I became best friends with his twin, Kayden. Kayden gave light to my life, but my happiness with him lasted only until one night two years ago.That night Kayden died because of me.Half of me died with him. The other half was left to bleed, suffering Hayden's and his friends' constant bullying.Now I must endure one more year before I can finally escape them and go to college. This year has to be different.Either I will become stronger, or they will finally break me into nothing.Warning: This book contains mature and sensitive themes such as abuse, violence, and offensive language. It includes situations that may be triggering for some readers, so caution is advised.
Prom King: A High School Romance
Zara Rivas - 2019
Now if only she could keep Casey from sneaking into her heart. Excerpt His bright blue eyes pierced through me. I wasn't sure how long he had been looking at me. I ignored him at first, but found it impossible to concentrate on anything else. Eventually I met his gaze evenly, and watched as his lips turned up into a smirk. It took effort not to roll my eyes when he raised his eyebrows slowly. His eyes were burning through me; their intensity made me uncomfortable, but I wasn't going to let him know that. "Mr. Fitzgerald!" my new English teacher, Mr. Oldman, barked. "Could you please at least pretend to pay attention?" Mr. Oldman sounded so exasperated. There were still three months left before graduation, but most of the seniors were already acting as if they didn't need to be in school any longer. "Sure, Mr. Oldman," he said, never taking his eyes from me. I didn't back down even after realizing people were staring at us. "Casey, what do you find so fascinating about Ms. Fuller?" Mr. Oldman turned to him again a few minutes later after realizing he still wasn't paying attention. If it was the teacher's goal to embarrass him, it didn't work. His smirk just widened. "She's new," he said simply, his blue eyes sparkling. Casey's caramel brown hair was messy, his style trendy. He reminded me of every popular guy in high school, except for the confidence he exuded. It was as if he knew he was the shit and was daring anyone to say otherwise. "Casey, will you leave the poor girl alone?" Mr. Oldman sighed. "I've got your letter of recommendation done. Should I send it myself or does it need to go with yours?" Casey didn't respond. His eyes were still piercing through mine, a small smirk playing on his lips. "Casey!" Mr. Oldman yelled, causing both of us to look at him. He handed him a sealed envelope. "Get out of my classroom," he pointed at the door, defeated. "Don't you have friends to bother?" I let out a snicker, though I felt bad for Mr. Oldman. It was obvious he was at his wit's end. Casey seemed to be doing everything he could to push him over the edge. "I'm trying to make the new girl feel welcome," Casey explained, his eyes on me again. I picked up my book, finding my place with ease. "Thanks," I said shortly, "I feel welcome now." And I refused to pay him any more attention. He wouldn't stay with Mr. Oldman in the room, looking dangerously close to pelting him with dry erase markers. With the obvious dilemma before him, he backed down. He stared at me for a second longer, daring me to look at him and when I didn't, he left. I smiled to myself, turning the page leisurely. Mr. Oldman let out a chuckle, "Looks like he's finally met his match."
The Black Notebook
Isabelle Snow - 2018
She knows who likes who, who hates who, and all the hot gossip. But you know what? She’s sick of it! With all that classified info jumbling around in her head it’s hard to think straight, so Seven decides to write down every secret she’s ever been told into a small black notebook that she carries around for safekeeping. There, now she can breath a little.OR NOT!? Things take a turn to Disasterville when her notebook goes missing, and when it finds it’s way into the hands of notorious prankster, Colin Stillman, the trouble really begins. Seven’s going to have to use everything she’s got to keep her classmates secrets safe, but Colin isn’t going to make that easy. Afterall...where would the fun be in that?
Dana Burkey - 2015
Despite many of her best friend being out of town for the summer, she is ready to have some fun. With her good friend Josh by her side, Cam is just starting to really enjoy the time off school, when Nick comes wandering back into her life. It’s been a year since Cam last saw Nick, but the wound is still fresh. The heartbreak Nick caused so long ago left Cam in pieces. Now that he is back, she is quickly falling apart one again. And the fact that he brought his new girlfriend Gina along for his vacation is only making it worse. Not wanting to see the shell of a person Cam once was thanks to Nick, Josh comes up with an idea: he will play the role of Cam’s boyfriend to make Nick jealous. Although the plan seems impossible, Cam quickly realizes it’s working. Or at least it seems like it’s working from the outside. But to everyone on the inside things get messy fast. With feelings, emotions, and kissing flying all around, will Cam ever stop the pretending and land the true love she’s been looking for?
Mina Thorne - 2019
As punishment I was shipped across the country to live with my biological dad and his new family.My stepmother hates me, my stepbrother can’t stand to look at me, and my new school is filled with rich kids who think they’re better than me. But I’ve been a fighter my whole life and I won’t let any of them get me down.They don’t call it Bully Academy for nothing, and with the hottest boys wanting me and the meanest girls hating me, I will come out on top and I will get my revenge. I don't know how, but I do know I'll have one crazy year getting there.
Kiss This Too (Book 2 in the Kiss duet)
Anne Mercier - 2019
Grief blindsides me, and I’m lost. Living halfway across the country from your new boyfriend is misery when you need him to be there with you, helping to ease the pain of your loss. Add in the drama-stirring Ella who makes me doubt Leo, myself, and our relationship, and I'm a mess.My best friends show up, insisting I come back to Shell Beach. I know I’ve wallowed long enough, but am I ready to face all the drama that awaits me there?NOTE: You must read book 1, Kiss This, before reading book 2, Kiss This Too, or you'll be completely lost.
Jessica Sorensen - 2018
He also seems to know a lot about why I was attacked.Turns out, West if part of an agency that protects people from dangerous things in the world. And whether I want it or not, I need West’s help, along with his team’s.All of West’s team members seem to have strange, almost inhuman qualities, but I feel safe with them, especially West, which isn't something I'm used to.As I get swept up into a world of danger and darkness, I realize I may be more connected to West, and the danger that surrounds him, than I thought.
The Summer We Fell
Amber Garza - 2014
I’ve had a crush on him for years but he never noticed me. Until now.Dating Adam is a dream come true. I should be happy about it, but it’s hard because my best friend Cruz is acting strange. Almost like he’s jealous. But that can’t be. Can it?Cruz and I have been inseparable since we were kids. He’s always been like a brother to me. But lately things have changed. He’s different, and I’m starting to see him in a new light. Our relationship is evolving in a way I never thought possible. I don’t want to lose him, but am I willing to give up Adam for him?
The Day That Saved Us
Mindy Hayes - 2016
Peyton Parker was grieving the loss of her father. Brodee Fisher was battling for control over his future with his father. But every summer, their families came together to rejuvenate and lose themselves in the salt air of Cape Hatteras. Nothing could put a damper on the sun, sand, and surf.After everything changed.
Do It Like A Dude
Dark-Shadow - 2011
I may act like a normal teenage girl during the day, but I’m the most fearful street racer the moment the night falls. The thing is that nobody knows I’m a girl. In their eyes I’m just a guy who has a talent for street racing. My whole world turns upside down when Blaze, my sworn enemy, finds out my secret. That, my friend, is the very moment that hell breaks loose.
I Hate You More
Alexandra Moody - 2019
She's been on the wrong side of him for years, and knows all too well how sly and manipulative he truly is.She's desperate to get rid of him. Luckily, her friends have a genius plan to ensure Ally's over-protective father kicks Chase out of the house for good.All she has to do is convince him to date her and make sure they get caught...
Natalie Decker - 2016
Chocolates and flowers—girls can forget all that. And he certainly doesn’t care about the gossip and rumors that follow him at school and around town. If anything, the talk amuses him. Bryce isn't lacking in confidence. He knows himself and he knows his limits. One of those hard limits is Madison Issac. Bryce can never have her, and he's perfectly fine with that. Sometimes the fantasy is better than the reality anyway.Madison Issac thought she was a pretty good judge of character. But she's surprised at how gentle and comforting resident bad-boy and next-door neighbor Bryce Matthews is when we finds her crying in the park. Maybe there's more to Bryce than people think? So Madison begins to wonder.Can a guy like Bryce ever change his ways?Can a girl like Madison really be into a guy like Bryce?With hearts and reputations on the line, this kind of love can be scandalous.
Over the Falls
Jordan Ford - 2019
She’s riding the waves. Can a rich boy and a surfer girl find love at the beach?Aidan isn't used to losing. But when his popular girlfriend dumps him, and he tanks at the end-of-year swim meet, he’s not sure if his golden touch will ever return. Embarrassed and dejected, Aidan heads to the rough end of the beach and meets the surfer girl who’s about to change his life. Every passing week gets Harley one step closer to escaping her crappy house and a mother who doesn’t care about her. Charging the rich pretty boy for lessons could be her post-graduation ticket out of town. But her fiercely independent streak starts to fade when her feelings of pity for Aidan evolve into something more. As Aidan and Harley’s undeniable attraction comes in with the tide, suspicious friends and an interested ex make waves. Can the unlikely pair overcome a culture clash to find love’s perfect break? Over the Falls is the first book in the Ryder Bay YA sports romance trilogy. If you like beach culture, hot guys, and youthful passions, then you'll love Jordan Ford’s fun-drenched novel.