I own so many books I know I can’t review them all, but I want to make sure they’re seen. You never know who might pick up the book on a whim and then love it! That’s the core of my new feature: Pretty Preview!
Post a roughly page-long excerpt from a book you own but haven’t read yet.
Whether it came out two years ago or comes out in two months, it’s fine!
Excerpts come from the first 50 pages (less than 300 pages) or first 100 pages (300+ pages).
This week: Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward!
(excerpt comes from paperback, p. 38-39)
We were only about fifteen minutes into the movie when Aracely confessed that she actually had zero interest in the film, except it sounded like something no one from our school would come see. Then I confessed my own disinterest, and we spent the rest of the evening ignoring irritated glances from those around us while we whispered together about the things we actually did enjoy.
“Maybe I’ll call my dad,” Aracely says, bringing me back into the present. “Then I’ll know. And either way, you can stay. Just, we might have to pretend… you know.”
“It’s okay,” I tell her, and I mean it.
“It isn’t. It’s not fair to you at all, and I know that.”
This time, it’s me who closes the space between us. “I knew from the start that this would have to be a secret. If I didn’t like it, I didn’t have to date you.”
She smiles and I kiss her, and all our problems melt away beneath brushes of mouths and fingertips and skin on skin.
She never does end up calling her father.
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