I write YA teen romance. I am looking for a CP who writes and reads in the same genre to swap pages with.
My MS is about second love and learning to trust again. Still haunted by her recent heartbreak, all Alex wants is to numbly drift through the background and finish junior year unscathed. But when she is partnered with the alluring, walking one-night stand new boy in school, Nate Wood, his presence threatens to pop the perfect bubble of isolation she has built for herself. Soon, she learns that he too has recently suffered a heartbreak, but the reason is not as simple as she thinks and the more she digs, the more walls he builds.
I currently work in Finance and when I’m not writing, I’m either riding my horse or watching rom-coms 🙂
YA teen romance. If the romantic interest is mysterious and brooding, I am all about it. I almost read exclusively YA, but I am a sucker for memoirs and dog books.
YOU, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, AVALON HIGH, A HORSE OF HER OWN, THE FARAWAY HORSES
Sci-fi, Fantasy, Dystopian
Nothing is harder than getting over your first love — except deciding when you’r ready to love again.
Sixteen-year-old Alex Carr thinks she has high school figured out: don’t let anyone get too close, keep your head down, and follow the rules. After a heartbreak three months before the start of junior year, all she wants is to numbly drift through the background and finish the year unscathed.
On the first day of junior year, she meets Nate Wood– the mysterious and alluring new boy in school. Alex shouldn’t be interested in him– and she tells herself she isn’t– but something about his mystery draws her. When they are partnered together for an English project, Nate’s constant presence threatens to pop the perfect bubble of isolation she has created for herself. She is determined to keep him at bay, but he unexpectedly kisses her it ignites a passion she has never known. She learns he is also healing from a traumatic breakup and wonders if there is more to him than the infamous playboy reputation that he’s racked up since starting school. However, the reason for the end of Nate’s previous relationship isn’t as simple as Alex thinks and the more she digs, the more walls Nate builds. As she tries to knock them down, she has a choice to make– to be forever haunted by her destructive first love or open her heart to trust again.
Junior year began just like any other— warm, nerve wracking, and absolutely dreadful. I stared at the individual trees outside the rolled down passenger window. The sky was bright blue with white cotton clouds scattered across its canvas. The leaves were still a vibrant green from the summer. Northern California never got much of an autumn or winter; just an Indian summer in September, which would soon be upon us
It was ninety degrees in Northern California, and I could feel the heat on my skin. The wind from the passing cars made the tree leaves dance and my brown, wavy hair blow in my face. I rolled up the automatic window and tucked a loose strand behind my ear. The car was slowing down as bumper-to-bumper traffic started to build, and the outside air had become hot and suffocating. We were close. The unfortunate part about living on this side of Palo Alto was that there was only one main road that connected the middle school to the high school. I’m sure that was a good idea when the town was first built, but now that it was the capital of Silicon Valley all it caused was traffic jams.
“Earth to Alex.” My best friend, Amanda, interrupted.
“Sorry,” I replied softly. I hadn’t realized I had zoned out. The nerves had started to build, and the adrenaline kicked in. It hadn’t occurred to me until then how nervous I was about the first day. Only one question plagued my mind: how long could I go before I saw him?
“What’s up with you?” she asked, her fresh, French-manicured fingers gripped the black steering wheel of her Volvo as we turned onto campus.
“I’m just tired,” I lied and picked at the peeling skin around my fingernail.
“Did you work late last night?”
I have two other ideas outlined with a few starting chapters written. One is YA romance set in high school. The other is adult romance set in senior year of college.
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