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Release date: September 14th 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Synopsis via Goodreads:
The Good Girl Vs. The Player
Round one begins...
Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she - the most organized, prepared student in school - spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she's ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don't ask her about the secret job of "fixing" the bad habits of a certain high school player...
Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She's all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer...
Then the weirdest thing happens. There's chemistry. A lot of it.
But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret...
Top 9 Most Embarrassing Moments of My Life (so far…)
Lisa Brown Roberts
I’m sharing these, because honestly, the older you get, the easier it is to laugh at yourself. Also, I draw on the very real feelings of my on past mortifications when creating embarrassing moments for my characters. Hopefully I engage readers’ sympathy, especially while they’re laughing.
So here they are, in reverse order, from adulthood to childhood, proving that embarrassing moments never really end…for some of us…
9. Grown-up: At a party, I emerge from the bathroom with the back of my skirt accidentally tucked into my underwear. I walk around the party until an angelic woman I don’t even know rushes up behind me and says, “I’m saving you. Act cool. I’m pulling your skirt out of your underwear.” Some day that scene is going in a book.
8. Grown-up: at another party, chatting with a pregnant woman, and a guy comes over and remarks about the two pregnant women bonding. You guessed it- I was not pregnant at the time. He will definitely be a villain in a future book.
7. One of my first “adult” jobs: put a caller from France on hold because I couldn’t understand a word he said. Left him on hold for ages until the boss finally picked up the call. Was chewed out for total cluelessness and lack of French skills.
6. First teenage job, in a flower shop: Am asked not to return after I make a total hash of arranging flowers in vases. Who knew it was so complicated?
5. Sixteen years old: newly licensed, showing off for the cute neighbor boy shooting hoops. I rev up my Gremlin (yes, totally Wayne’s World), put it in gear, drive up over the curb, and crash into a small tree my dad has just planted. Cute neighbor boy and his friends collapse into hysterical laughter and I NEVER live this down.
4. High school dance: I am ditched by my date for someone else. After I paid for his dinner.
3. Middle school: “Boyfriend” (I use the term loosely) dumps me by having his friend call and tell me we’re over. I try to argue that this must be a mistake.
2. Elementary school: I pull a prank and hide an annoying school bell from a mean teacher. She keeps the whole class after school until the culprit confesses. I am too chicken to confess and eventually I’m ratted out. Am hated by everyone for the after-school punishment.
1. Elementary school, round two: I have an extreme crush on a painfully shy boy who turns red every time I look at him. I decide to make the first move. I call his house and play a love song over the phone for him, so he’ll understand my deep feelings. I do this about ten times, until his mom answers the phone and tells me to STOP CALLING. Also, I do not consider the ramifications of facing him in school the next day.
Embarrassing moments are a part of life for all of us, and they make great stories…once you get past the mortification part :).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off her eyebrows and penciling them in for an entire school year. This and other painful memories inspire her to write books in which girls big on wit and heart earn happy endings with swoony guys...eventually.
Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.