How to Keep Rolling after a Fall (coming in August 2016)

How to Say I Love You Out Loud (August 2015)

AVAILABLE AUGUST 2016 from Swoon Reads!

AVAILABLE AUGUST 2016 from Swoon Reads!

After a cyber bullying incident turns her life upside down, a handsome wheelchair rugby player shows a former mean girl that everyone deserves a second chance in this swoonworthy new novel from the author of How to Say I Love You Out Loud.

The party was at her house. The photos were posted to her Facebook account. That's all the evidence anyone needed to condemn Nikki Baylor for a cyberbullying incident that humiliated a classmate and nearly resulted in the girl's suicide. Now Nikki's been expelled from her old school, her friends have abandoned her, and even her own parents can't look her in the eye. With her plans for the future all but destroyed, Nikki resigns herself to being the girl everyone hates - almost as much as she hates herself. But then Nikki meets Pax, a spirited wheelchair rugby player who knows what it's like when one mistake completely shatters your life. Refusing to judge her because of her past, he shows her that everyone deserves a second chance... and everyone deserves to be loved.

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Description

When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they’re related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends, including charming football stud Alex Colby. But despite her best intentions, she just can’t shake the memory of kissing Alex last summer, and the desire to do it again.

Can Jordyn find the courage to tell Alex how she really feels—and the truth about her family—before he slips away forever?


Excerpt

It all happened so fast.

Even though we couldn’t find anything else in the darkness, we had no trouble finding each other. His hands fell to my hips, like they belonged there. I felt myself being pressed against the rickety wooden shelves, the firm, warm heat of his bare chest against my damp skin.

I gave into everything and dropped my hands to his waist. When I did, Alex finally lowered his head to kiss me. His lips crashed against mine without hesitation, on the most natural course in the world. They were soft and full and he caught mine between his teeth before softening the kiss and entering my mouth.

My tongue met his, and a ragged noise escaped Alex’s mouth and echoed in the darkness.

For about two minutes…my walls were down. I twisted my legs around his calves. I pulled him into me at the same time he pulled me into him, and I gave up the idea of holding anything back. It was so easy in the dark and for the first time I allowed myself to have something, without considering what would have to be sacrificed or what it meant in the context of my life. For about two minutes, I was honest. I told Alex everything.

But I’d spent sixteen and a half years constructing walls, or allowing walls to be constructed around me.

A single kiss, even the best kiss in the history of kisses, was not enough to bring them down.


Praise

“You know a story captures your attention when you need to get the tissue box to continue reading through your tears.” –Mindy Gebert

“What a wonderfully written and poignant story! This story hit me from two angles—one as the sibling of a person with a disability and the other as a high school guidance counselor. A beautiful story woven with just enough romance and drama to keep you on your toes.” –Casey

“This was an excellent book! The details and plot were realistic, relatable and highly recommended to anyone looking for a phenomenal story to read. So glad my teacher showed me this!” –Sophia

“The story is really one-of-a-kind. It blends together style, plot, and humor perfectly, with a bit of tragedy and well-deserved tears. Many aspects of this book I found relatable to my own life. My own brother is mildly autistic, so I can connect to Phillip’s oddities and Jordyn’s occasional frustration but ongoing love. All of it is realistic and believable.” –KC Feldman