By Lara M. Zeises
Critter and Jesse were on the subject of Seattle considering that her dad moved in with their mom. nearer nonetheless in view that he took off six years in the past and Layla made up our minds to elevate Sea as one among her personal. It’s a choice none of them regrets, in particular no longer Critter. He’s greater than a brother–he’s Seattle’s ally. Now it’s holiday, and Seattle and Critter are droop sitters, not less than till summer time institution begins in July. It beats operating like Jesse, or worse, learning like Layla desires them to. It’s too scorching for Seattle to be on her skateboard–too scorching, even, for Critter to be scamming on women. yet Sea comes up with a plan for them to bluff their means into the ritzy swimming pool the following city over. immense mistake. quickly Critter’s obtained his middle set on a Penn Acres princess, whereas Seattle’s making an attempt demanding to not fall for a skater boy at the rebound. For the 1st time in a protracted whereas, they could seek advice from somebody yet one another. Then Seattle’s dad exhibits up by surprise, and how of lifestyles Critter and Seattle have consistently recognized starts off to alter much more. . . . From the Hardcover version.
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So you’re one of those guys,” Sarah said, a half smile playing on her cherry lips. I closed my eyes and shook my head. No way was I letting this kitten think I was some kind of player. “It’s not what you think. ” My eyes stayed focused on her mouth. ” There it was again. The shiver. Only this time it was more like a little squirm. She was making me so hot. Too hot. I was hoping another dip in the pool might cure that problem, even though it hadn’t the first time around. The little guy had a mind of his own.
Let the Day Begin I’d set my alarm for nine but woke up way before the buzzer went off. Totally unlike me, but so were the twitchy spasms in my suddenly nervous stomach. ”—in the shower four full times before the water ran cold. It pumped me up, made me feel electric, like the spirit of Rod was running through my veins. It was working, too, until I realized that I was out of deodorant, and instead of grabbing Jesse’s, I accidentally applied Seattle’s, which smelled like baby powder. Goodbye sexy!
And this was pretty much the routine, until stupid me suggested that Critter use his talents to charm one of the pretty lifeguards who worked the pool at this ritzed-out condo complex across town. We’d gotten guest passes there once the summer before, when a property-developer patient of Layla’s thought he could get her to go out with him if he romanced her kids first. But Layla had been like a nun since my dad walked out on us six years ago, leaving her with a broken heart, a defaulted mortgage, severe credit card debt, and a then nine-year-old almost-stepdaughter (me).