Sometimes being first isn’t what you expected.
Seventeen-year-old ballerina Emilia Moretti is tired of always being second best. And she’s going to prove the world she deserves to be first. In her upcoming School of the Performing Arts showcase. In the eyes of her birth parents. And in the heart of the guy she loves. She spends hours rehearsing, hours dreaming about becoming number one, hours imagining how her entire life is about to change. But when nothing goes the way she planned, she’ll need to realize what it really means to be first.
Eighteen-year-old Nick Grawski doesn’t want to follow Daddy Dearest’s rules any longer. He's going to prove he's meant to be a dancer—not a lawyer—and he is not going to stay away from Em just because his father demands it. He needs to show Em that—this time around—he’s there to stay and that he won’t break her heart again. Even when her world goes down to shit, even when he finds out his dad may have been trying to protect him all along, even if being there for one another is harder than falling in love.
ALWAYS SECOND BEST is a novel of hope and heartbreak and broken dreams. It’s a novel about falling in love and discovering that being first isn’t always what matters.
When Nadia doesn’t come home after a party, Dimitri and Erin know they must find her before it’s too late—even if that means risking their own lives and everything Erin’s ever known.
Last year, seventeen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya was attending the School of Performing Arts in New York City. Last year, she was well on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. Last year, her father was still alive.
But a car crash changed all that—and Natalya can’t stop blaming herself. Now, she goes to a regular high school in New Jersey; lives with her onetime prima ballerina, now alcoholic mother; and has no hope of a dance career.
At her new school, however, sexy soccer player Antonio sees a brighter future for Natalya, or at least a more pleasant present. Keeping him an arabesque away proves to be a challenge for Natalya and his patient charms eventually draw her out of her shell.
When upsetting secrets come to light and Tonio’s own problems draw her in, Natalya shuts down again, this time turning to alcohol herself.
Can Natalya learn to trust Antonio before she loses him—and destroys herself?
Twenty-year-old Lacey Simon jumped from a building on fire to escape the cult her stepdad was leading, so college should be oh so easy. Except Lacey can’t seem to move on. Not only does she receive threatening letters, she’s also failing her classes. Fun times. Only Hunter, the firefighter who saved her from the fire and who’s been there for her ever since, reminds her that her stepdad no longer dictates her future. He tutors her in English, and he makes her laugh, blush and help her be more daring. But why does it feel like he’s only doing this to redeem himself from mistakes of his past?
Twenty-one-year-old Hunter Harrington used to think he was invincible, until a frat party turned tragic and he discovered a dead body in the pool. Ever since that day, he’s been doing his best to keep his grades up and help others. Yep, he even joined the volunteer firefighters’ college program. When he’s accused of plagiarism, he’s forced to spend more time with Lacey. Not that he minds. He’d love to get even closer. But he has secrets of his own that could destroy their relationship before it even starts. And can he really keep her safe?
Can they trust themselves and each other enough to no longer be afraid to love and…to stay alive?
Sie ist die kleine Schwester seines besten Freundes. Er ist der größte Casanova von allen. Sie sollten nicht zusammen sein. Aber dieser Sommer ist zu verlockend.
Das Ziel der 16jährigen Emilia Moretti für diesen Sommer ist einfach: vergessen, dass der beste Freund ihres Bruders – Nick Grawsky – je existierte. Aber als Nick beschließt, in der Stadt zu bleiben, verschwindet Emilia's Entschlossenheit in einer Pirouette. Vielleicht ist das der Anstoß, den beide brauchen, um zusammen zu sein. Solange sie nicht im Glauben an ein Happy End stecken bleiben…
Nick ist es leid so zu tun, als wäre er der glückliche Lass-uns-Spaß-haben Typ. Sein Vater möchte, dass er seine Karriere als Profitänzer aufgibt, um Anwalt zu werden. Und Emlia ist tabu: Der Bro-Code mit Roberto verbietet ihm sogar die schmutzigen Gedanken, die er über sie hat. Er weiß, er sollte ihr widerstehen, aber er ist sich nicht sicher, ob er das möchte…
Wenigstens für diesen Sommer.
Es wird ein Sommer wie kein anderer.
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. 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. And Emilia's off-limits: The bro code with Roberto even forbids the dirty thoughts he has about her. 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.
Lucas n’en croit pas ses yeux quand Jen, ce coup d’un soir parti sans prévenir, se présente à l’audition pour les danseuses de son prochain clip. Leur attirance réciproque est de plus en plus irrésistible, mais entre les secrets de Jen et l’ex de Lucas, il se pourrait bien que les carrières pour lesquelles ils ont travaillé si dur volent en éclats, tout comme leurs cœurs... À eux de décider ce qui compte vraiment pour eux, et si l’amour vaut la peine de se battre.
Erin Hortz, cheerleader de dix-sept ans, devrait consacrer ses journées à se préparer pour le concours de miss qui pourrait bien changer sa vie en lui permettant de quitter sa petite ville du Texas. Mais maintenant que son père est soupçonné d’être un tueur en série, elle a du mal à garder la tête froide. Surtout quand il s’agit de Dimitri Kuvlev, le frère de sa meilleure amie Nadia, celui qui la fait craquer depuis toujours et qui lui a esquinté le cœur...