One Night

Monica Murphy
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 ONE NIGHT is a FREE prequel to my new YA novel JUST FRIENDS, available now!

There's a party over at Jordan Tuttle's house tonight and everyone is there. Including...

Olivia: Who's leaving for her dad's house in Oregon tomorrow. So she plans on having the time of her life tonight with her best friends.

Dustin: Who wishes Livvy could see just how much she means to him.

Emily: Who's trying her to best to get with someone. Anyone.

Cannon: Who has an encounter with Em he won't be able to forget.

Amanda: Who's finally ready to go all the way with her boyfriend. 

Tuttle: Who discovers the girl he's always secretly liked just might like him back.

Warning: This story contains mature sexual situations and is suited for a 17+ audience.

(ONE NIGHT is also published on Wattled)

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Monica Murphy
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Published on
Sep 23, 2016
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Pages
156
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ISBN
9781945522031
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General
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Drama free life? Check.

A single-mother who doubled as her confidant and partner in crime? Check.

A neighbor and best friend she trusted more than anyone? Check.

But that was until the day her mother remarried. The day that changed everything.

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Six years later, Liam takes a trip back to Lakeport to visit his family, and to see HER.

His first love.

The girl who holds his heart.

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Liam will stop at nothing to win his girl back, but sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and Liam isn't prepared for Bea's truth.


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Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream. 

I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy. 

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He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else. Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.

This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew, is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself. 

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