on November 27, 2013
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, Drama, New Adult, Romance, Women's Fiction, Young Adult
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With a former supermodel mother and a rock-and-roll legend father, Emma Preston has the best of everything. Nothing is as perfect as it seems though. After her parents divorce, she’s forced to live with her mother in a private Santa Monica community. Ignoring their parental roles, her mother becomes more focused on climbing the social ladder while her father is off on tour.
Growing up in a trailer park with his mother, Jesse is used to people looking down on him. When his mother begs him to submit an application for a scholarship to one of Santa Monica’s top private schools, he never expects to actually get it. When he does, he is forced to attend school with a bunch of rich kids. He ignores their stares as they judge him for having tattoos and a less than impressive car. As long as he has his surfboard and the guys at the tattoo shop, he knows he can make it through.
When Jesse shows up on the first day of school, Emma can’t help but be intrigued. Her mother would never approve of Emma talking to someone so poor, but she doesn’t care because something about Jesse draws her to him.
Jesse tries to hate Emma, but he discovers that he can’t resist her. Forced to hide their relationship from Emma’s mother and everyone else around them, things start to fall apart. When Jesse’s friend, Ally, decides to interfere, things go from bad to worse.
Can they survive their first love? Or will they be left with nothing more than shattered ties?
Book 1 of a 2 book series.
**18+ for sexual situations, cursing, and adult content.***
One minute, I was standing there, waiting for him, and the next, I was knocked down to the ground. I shrieked as a body pinned me against the ground.
“Shut up!” a voice growled out as a hand clamped over my mouth.
Ally. I was so screwed.
I tried to push her off of me, but it was no use. For as tiny as she was, she was strong.
“You think you’re so badass, walking around with Jesse like you own him. Well, I’ve got news for you. He’s mine, and you need to stay the fuck away from him.”
“Emma! Where are you?” Jesse called from close-by.
Ally cursed under her breath. “You tell him about this, and I’ll beat the ever-loving shit out of you. Remember what I said—he’s mine.”
She was gone as silently as she’d appeared. I was still lying on the ground in shock when Jesse walked up to me.