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?
Elodie Nowodazkij was raised in a tiny village in France, where she could always be found a book in hand.
At nineteen, she moved to the US, where she learned she’d never lose her French accent.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Language & Linguistics, and later earned master’s degrees in German Cultural Studies and European Studies.
Unbeknownst to her professors, she sometimes drafted stories in class. Now she lives in Maryland with her husband, their dog and their cat. She's also a serial smiley user.
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.
But then her mother asks me to marry her.
I say yes.
Now this woman will be mine forever.
Maybe the prophecy really is true. I’m committing to a woman that will never love me in return.
But it was better to be her husband than allow someone else to take my place. It was better to conquer her body every night than be lonely with someone else.