by Emma Grey
Release Date: 05/26/14
Summary from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Kat Hartland loathes Unrequited, the world’s biggest boy band. Is she the only girl in Sydney who can’t be bothered with perfect-looking Angus Marsden?
Give her 5 Seconds of Summer. Now.
Or maybe the seriously-hot med student who rescued her on a train—and who could be Douglas Booth’s twin! Perfect formal partner, much?
But when Kat comes face to face with Angus Marsden himself, things start to get complicated. Very. Throw in a deranged female popstar, final exams, a part in the musical and a mum who just doesn’t get it—and where is her best friend?
When did life get so crazy? Kat’s just an ordinary schoolgirl.
As ‘first dates’ go, driving to one of the city’s top hotels with Kat is a little more over-stated than Joel is used to. Not that this is a first date, or strictly any kind of date, although, he’s so uneasy it really feels like one.
Kat, sitting in the passenger seat, doesn’t look much better. She’s white with apprehension, wearing his jacket over a dress that’s nothing like what other girls wear. He notices her hands shaking, reaches across and takes one of them in his, squeezing it for reassurance. Then he lets go. Or tries to. She clings on. It’s going to make it hard to change gears. First World Problem.
He sweeps his black Mazda 3 into the hotel’s covered driveway, as instructed by Bryce Donovan in a text to Kat this afternoon. A valet opens each of the front doors and Joel hands over his car keys. Kat stands in the driveway, looking lost. She’s smoothing her dress down nervously, and her hair, and Joel just wants to do something to put her at ease, but can’t think of anything.
This is a Big Deal. This Bryce guy’s clearly got money. Enough to back the recording of a single? Depending how that goes, if it goes, this could be the meeting that changes her life. The next few minutes could be the turning point she’ll talk about in magazine interviews in years to come. This could catapult her into the spotlight, if she wants it …
He can’t say any of that, though. She’s twitchy enough as it is.
‘How do I look, Joel? Honestly.’
She’s intent. Genuinely insecure. Realistically asking him.
All he can think about is how much he wants to sweep that long hair back over her shoulder, touch her neck, pull her close to him and kiss her, right now, in the driveway of the Four Seasons Hotel, and show her how she looks.
Read the first three chapters of Unrequited here.
About the Author
Emma Grey has two teenage girls, a three-year-old boy, a couple of businesses and another teen novel in the pipeline. Her first book, ‘Wits’ End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum’ was published in 2005.
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