Welcome to the very first exclusive excerpt of Unbreakable Love, which will be published around September 1st, 2013.
So, anyway, here’s another excerpt of Unbreakable Love. I hope you enjoy and share. But I’ll give you a quick blurb for the book first.
Unbreakable Love Blurb
Ariana is almost seventeen years old, and her parents still demand she go everywhere with them. She can’t wait until her birthday, when she’ll finally be able to get her driver’s license, her car, and hopefully, a little more freedom.
Meanwhile, she’s met Carlos, a hot senior who mesmerizes her. Ariana lets first love sweep her away after she finds out Carlos feels the same about her. The problem is she’s not allowed to have a boyfriend.
With the help of her best friend and reluctant younger brother, Jimmy, Ariana finally experiences what everyone else in high school has already gone through: love, parties, and not telling her parents everything she’s up to.
However, everyone around her soon realizes her boyfriend, Carlos, isn’t such a great guy. But she’s fallen in too deep and realizes Carlos isn’t all bad. He just has a troubled past and needs help, someone to be there for him. But if Ariana doesn’t find the courage to finally leave him or help him change, she, her best friend, and Jimmy could be placed in harm’s way.
Exclusive Excerpt from Unbreakable Love: Tips For Your First Kiss
Ariana walked out into the sunshine and took her usual path to 2305, the bus that would take her back home and away from Carlos. She could see the student parking lot from here. She tried to look for him and his car out of the corner of her eye.
There he was.
Maybe he had been looking for her too because he wasn’t talking with anyone today. He was leaning against his blue car by himself, arms crossed, sleeves still rolled up. He caught her looking and smiled. And winked. Ariana hoped the automatic smile that took over her face had looked more sexy than cheesy.
Then Ariana was at her bus, walking down the aisle towards the back. She found an empty seat and slid in, sighing a loud but pleasant sigh. She looked out the window, biting her lip, already thinking about what her first real kiss would be like. She was just thinking about which way she should turn her head, left or right, when Mayra sat down next to her. She must have been tilting her head absentmindedly as Mayra sat down.
“Practicing kissing again? Wow. I’m going to pretend we don’t know each other now.” She turned the other direction.
“Mayra!” They both broke out laughing. “Seriously. You’re such a loser.” She shoved her playfully.
“Do you want some real tips?” she said quietly. Mayra looked at her with a knowing smile.
“Sure,” she rolled her eyes. “Why not?” But she was listening extra carefully.
“First of all, don’t be all desperate, like you were just now. Don’t look at me like that! You so were.” Ariana’s mouth had dropped open. “You gotta play it cool. Flirt a little, look him in the eye and smile, but let him make the move. Make him work for it. Make him come after you. ”
“Okay…” she nodded.
“And on the first kiss, don’t let him get his hands all over you. He’ll get the wrong message. Let him hold your hands, face, or maybe your waist. But definitely not your butt, much less boobs. ‘Kay?”
“You can rest assured he won’t be touching butt or boobs.” What kinds kissing situations had Mayra been in exactly?
“You just never know with some of these high school guys. They think letting them kiss you is an invitation to have sex with them or something. It’s ridiculous.” Mayra had said that a little too loud, apparently, because the freshman guy in front of them turned around and just stared. Then he slowly turned back around.
Ariana stared daggers at Mayra.
“What?” she asked. “I just did that guy a favor. Clued him in on how to get girls!” She leaned forward, making sure he heard her.
“Stop,” she whispered. How mortifying.
“What the hell are you girls talking about?” Jimmy said. He was right behind them, peeking his head over the back of their seat. He also had the hugest smile on his face. His friend, Ryan, was blushing beside him.
“Oh my god!” She took Mayra’s science book and put it over her head. Jimmy wouldn’t stop laughing.
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