EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY: TTYL by Bethany Lopez
Published on 11/12/13 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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?
Melissa begins her freshman year with one goal in mind, getting Brian Jackson to be her boyfriend. She will soon learn that things don't necessarily turn out the way you plan them, the value of true friendship, and the importance of family.
Melissa has learned a lot since her freshman year began, but it isn't over yet! Her world is about to change again with the birth of her new sibling, and she has to figure out how she will adjust to being the eldest of five kids. She, Jess, andJimmy are inseparable, and she is having a fantastic time although she can't help but miss Brian as she tries to learn how to deal with his relationship with Layla. Everything seems to be happening at once and that is when she is introduced to Ben Campbell, a senior at Dearborn High, who becomes an interesting distraction as he helps her deal with the new developments in her life.
Melissa has had a fantastic summer hanging out with her friends and making new ones. Life as she knows it will change when they all come together to begin their sophomore year at Dearborn High. Connections will be made and friendships will be tested. Will Melissa’s family and friends be able to help her through the challenges she will face in the upcoming months?
Welcome to my spot on the TTYL Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound blog tours! today I have an excerpt and a giveaway for you courtesy of Author Bethany Lopez! I hope you enjoy it, this is book four in her YA series, Stories About Melissa.
I was walking toward the class, head down, when I heard Jimmy call my name. I looked up to see him jogging toward me.
“Hey, I was hoping to catch you before class,” he said with a shy smile.
I looked up at his sandy hair, which was a little too long as usual, and sweet face, and smiled back. I really missed being around him.
“What’s up?” I asked.
“Look, I heard a bit about what’s going on with you, and I talked to Jess. I just wanted to tell you that I’m sorry.”
“For what?” I asked, totally surprised.
“Because I know I kinda lost it after Cassie died, and you were there for me. I was depressed and angry, but you didn’t give up, no matter how much I tried to get you to. I’m sorry that I didn’t do the same for you.”
“Oh, Jimmy, it’s not the same thing. No one died, I just started being an idiot,” I said, taking his hand in mine.
“You’re not an idiot, and no, no one died, but you still needed help. And instead of helping, I gave you a hard time about how you were dressing and who you were hanging out with. I shouldn’t have done that.”
Jimmy looked so earnest I pulled him in for a hug and kissed his cheek.
“You’re here for me now,” I whispered as I pulled back.
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