Expected release: December 1, 2013
Young Adult Contemporary/Paranormal Romance
Julia has been in love with Michael for years. He’s the hottest guy in school, and
she can’t believe her luck when they finally hit it off during Senior Prom. Her
dream doesn’t last, though: after a few dates, he callously dumps her out of the
blue. Summer vacation starts with Julia feeling heart-broken and miserable.
But then she rescues Michael in the woods when he has a motorcycle accident in
a heavy thunderstorm. From that point onward, her life is turned upside down.
Michael has changed completely after the blow to the head that nearly killed
him... and he wants her back. But why is he so different? And will she be able to
trust him this time around?
Can the boy who broke your heart ever win it back again..?
Sneak Peek Excerpt:
Julia trailed behind her boss as she walked over to the cash register, looking
left and right to catch a glimpse of her other colleagues.
“Kolbe!” her brand-new boss shouted toward the entrance. “Come and help
me out, will you?”
Julia stopped dead, frozen in her tracks. Was she going deaf, or had Martin
just said… Her heart hammered ridiculously fast as her eyes zoomed in on the
“He’ll come and help you at the register.” Martin’s voice sounded as though it
was coming from far away. He left her standing there, rooted to the spot.
Julia tried to snap out of her paralysis and stumbled the final few steps to the
counter. Her breath hitched when she saw an all-too-familiar figure walking in her
direction. She swallowed. But surely it couldn’t be. Oh God, no. No, no, no. This
was not happening.
And then, she couldn’t look anywhere else but up, straight into two eyes
green as the forest.
“What on earth are you doing here?” Julia stared at him in alarm.
“I work here,” he replied unfazed, a half-smile tugging at his lips.
“Since when?” It was simply not possible that she, in her unfailing stalker
mode, had somehow missed this: Michael holding a job at the same bookstore
she’d applied to two days ago.
“Since last week.”
His smug composure quickly turned her initial befuddlement into outright
“Why?” she demanded fractiously.
He raised an eyebrow. “To earn some extra cash?” he declared in an ‘isn’t-
“But why here?”
Michael started to chuckle. “Why are you giving me the third degree?”
“Are you following me or something?” she grumbled, her heart treacherously
leaping in her chest for a moment as she considered the possibility.
“Well, I’m sorry to burst your bubble here, but I think it’s the other way
around. First, you turn up at the pub I always hang out at on weeknights, then,
you decide to take a jog near the place where I almost had a fatal accident, and
now you turn out to have applied for a job at the same store I’ve been working at
for the past week. What does it look like to you?”
Shucks, he was right. Julia resisted the urge to stamp her foot like a little girl.
“In your dreams, you arrogant bastard,” she muttered. “Everybody says I should
stay away from you.”
In the silence that followed, she could still hear her heart beating in her
About The Author :
Jen Minkman (1978) was born in the Netherlands and has lived in Austria,
Belgium and the UK during her studies. She learned how to read at the age of
three and has never stopped reading since. Her favourite books to read are
(YA) paranormal/fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and romance, and this is reflected
in the stories she writes. In her home country, she is a trade-published author
of paranormal romance and chicklit. Across the border, she is a self-published
author of poetry, paranormal romance and dystopian fiction. Her books are
available in English, Dutch and Chinese.
She currently resides in The Hague where she works and lives with her husband
and two noisy zebra finches.
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