Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Becoming Bryn by Angela Carling! I am pleased to present an excerpt from the book for you guys today. ^_^
Written from Jesse’s point of view
When my sister Bryn reached our driveway, she blew past me like an angry burst of wind. “Tell Quinton I don’t want to see him, ever again!” she said and with Brin-like flair, went straight through the front door, slamming it shut behind her. Just like the towel she dropped on the floor every day, I was left to clean up her mess.
Quinton pulled over to the curb but never got out of the car. I walked slowly to the driver’s side of the Hummer and stuck my head in his window. In the dim light coming from the dashboard, I could read his expression. His eyes were intent and his lips pulled taut as if he were holding back stronger emotions that simmered just beneath the surface.
“I don’t know what happened,” I began, “but Brin’s pretty upset and doesn’t want to see you.” I paused debating if I should deliver my sister’s message word for word. After looking at his handsome face and hurt expression, I decided to soften the blow. “What I meant to say is that she doesn’t want to see you tonight,” Quinton lowered his eyes in disappointment. “But,” I continued in a more cheery tone, “We’ll all be at the corn maze tomorrow and I’ll bet you guys will make up there.” Quinton looked up. He reached over and rested his hand on mine as it sat on the open window frame. He’d never touched me before. This was probably the closest we’d ever been and his warm hand surprised me. A shiver ran up my spine and I had to force myself to stay still.
“Please tell her I’m sorry,” he said without removing his fingers. I could feel the subtle texture of his skin and the calluses he probably got from throwing the football day after day in practice. The longer I could feel his skin and despite willing my body not to react, my heartbeat sped up in response. My attraction to Quinton was getting worse and my fluttery heart substantiated what I wished I could deny. I was crazy attracted to Brin’s boyfriend.
As subtly as I could, I slipped my hand out from beneath his and stepped back a little from the car. The air around me felt instantly cooler. “I will,” I stammered. Quinton either didn’t notice, or didn’t think my response was strange. I turned and hurried around the back of his car so that he couldn’t see my face in the headlights. I was afraid if he could, he might be able to see through me, to see that even his innocent touch made me disoriented. The last thing I wanted was for Quinton to see my traitorous attraction toward him.
Once I was on the grass, Quinton put the car in gear and flipped around before driving off. I didn’t watch the Hummer disappear down our street. Instead, I took deep steady breaths to clear my mind and steady my heartbeat. Once I felt like I was calm enough, I went inside to face my sister, who I knew without a doubt, was anxiously sitting in the living room waiting to find out what Quinton said.
Title: Becoming Bryn
Author: Angela Carling
Release Date: June 15th, 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours
For months, Jesse has been envious of her twin sister Bryn and even has a crush on Bryn’s gorgeous, popular boyfriend, Quinton. When Jesse awakens from a coma to learn that everyone thinks she IS Bryn, the option of actually taking over her sister’s life is beyond tempting, but there’s a downside. She’d have to give up Ethan, her best friend and the only person she trusts. Could she actually live as Bryn for the rest of her life? And if her family and friends found out, would they ever forgive her?
About the Author:
Raised in Palm Springs California. A desert rat that writes Young Adult novels and loves all kitties and her family. Can be bribed with chocolate. Published books, Unbreakable Love, Shackled and Becoming Bryn.
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