TEN THINGS SLOANE HATES ABOUT TRU (Creative HeArts #1)
by Tera Lynn Childs
GENRE: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
PAGES: eBook, 245 pages
PUBLISHED: 14 September 2015, Entangled Crush
ORGANIZED BY: YA Bound Book Tours
When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.
Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.
Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.
But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.
There is a scraping sound and then a grunt of effort. When I look toward the fence, he’s gone.
For a second I wonder if he fell—and I probably would feel bad about it if he did—but then I see him hefting himself up over the end of the roof.
“What are you doing?” I hiss.
Tru pushes to his feet and walks confidently toward me. “Coming to meet the new neighbors.”
“We have a front door.”
“Front doors are so pedestrian,” he says as he plops down next to me.
“Exactly,” I say. “Meaning you’re supposed to walk to them.”
“But this makes our meet cute and so much more memorable.”
“This is not a—“
“Sloane?” Mom’s voice calls from the yard below. “Is that you? I heard footsteps on the roof.”
Her hair appears past the edge of the roof, and I know she’s walking out on the porch so she can turn around and look up. If she does, she’ll see me sitting with Tru Dorsey, and my prison sentence will be upgraded to maximum security. I don’t want to lose what little freedom I have left.
Without stopping to think, I reach over and push Tru down.
When he starts to say something, I slap my hand over his mouth.
Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning author of the mythology-based Oh.My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp, the mermaid tales Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever and Just For Fins, and a kick-butt trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa that includes Sweet Venom, Sweet Shadows, and Sweet Legacy. She has published two e-novellas, Goddess In Time and Pretty In Pearls, and self-published her City Chicks sweet chick lit series. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.
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